11 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MichF1Fan ,

A Disappointment

Agree with Boolez - this is not Wendy / Walter Carlos. Switched on Bach debuted nearly 50 years ago (can that be possible?) and I still enjoy listening to it. It's interesting that Leon decided to open his album with the same piece as Carlos (The Sinfonia to Cantana No. 29). Carlos' version is full of energy and transparency. It is better than recordings on the “real” instruments – Organ, Brass and Strings. Leon’s version is a muddy mess and ends with a strange thud. The choice of synthesizer and orchestra could be interesting, but Leon can’t pull it off and the end result flatters neither traditional instruments nor the synth. Avoid my mistake and pass on this dud.

Boolez ,

Kitchey

This is not Wendy Carlos. Just skip over this. -Bz

E Willy ,

People are missing the point

The recording and performers never intended to make this album to compete or sound like Wendy Carlos. Just drop it. The intentions of this recording is to share how far we come with recording technology. Even though this is the old Moog, the ability to blend traditional instruments and the moog producing incredible sounds. The sound is magnificent and arrangements are beyond what could be recorded i the 70s and 80s. As a matter of fact, I really believe Wendy Carlos would appreciate and enjoy this recording. Trust me, I grew up with Walter/Wendy Carlos and have every album. She revolutionized the sound of classical music with electronic music. Today the combination makes the pieces on this album very 3D or even 4D. If you like moog music and orchestra music, especially from Bach, I promise you you will love this album. It is a new generation of music and it is stunning.

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