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Moog Recordings Library launches with a series of limited edition live session releases

Mika Vainio, The Grid and Hieroglyphic Being are the project’s first featured artists

A new record label called Moog Recordings Library has been set up to release music recorded at special sessions, concerts and audio experiments utilising the Moog Sound Lab. Originally established in 2015 to mark the tenth anniversary of Dr Robert Moog’s passing, the Moog Sound Lab is a portable space designed by Moog Inc to encourage new electronic works centred around one of its rarest instruments: 2014's reproduction of the 1960s System 55 analogue synthesizer system. The studio also contains six portable inter-changeable full sized racks of Moog instruments and processors, including Moogerfoogers, Mother 32s, Voyagers and more, plus a stand-alone Moog keyboard based synths and an extremely rare vintage foot pedal operated Taurus bass synth.

The project’s first three releases were recorded at the Moog Sound Lab’s UK base in Surrey’s Institute of Sound Recording. They are: The Grid’s One Way Traffic; Hieroglyphic Being’s The Replicant Dream Sequence; and the late Mika Vainio’s Lydspor One & Two (Lydspor is Danish for soundtrack). All three are released on 8 June.

Also forthcoming are new works by Charlemagne Palestine, Gazelle Twin and Mica Levi, and an audio travelogue from Chris Watson. In August, meanwhile, Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor will host a live Moog party.

Both Moog Sound Lab UK and Moog Recordings Library are curated by Paul Smith of Blast First Petite. The first three albums are available for pre-order now.