June 25, 2008
Fair warning: I held Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson in very high regard when I was, like, 13. I thought Frankenstein was the single coolest thing I’d ever heard played on keyboards (after “The Well-Tempered Synthesizer”). I keep Amon Tobin and DJ Spooky on heavy rotation these days.
I am a hopeless synthesizer slut …
This finally arrived this evening via UPS – after an excruciating two-month back-order delay.
I popped in four AAs, clapped on my good headphones and spent two solid hours utterly failing to put it down. I finally succeeded only when time came to post this.
Korg has packed a stack of keyboards, beatboxes and sequencers 10 feet high into a palm-sized box, capped it with a touchpad and cloaked it in friendly yellow plastic.
I’m going to find it impossible to sleep tonight. I am 13 again. God help me.
And for what it’s worth, I predict these will be all over the playa in August.