Neither of which sound like A Love Supreme   by John Coltrane but I always associated them in my mind as a kind of their own kinda thing in music's past.
Posting for no other reason than that maybe you'll like these too.
Two of my other favs in this constellation of things are Walking on Thin Ice    by Yoko Ono which includes guitar and keyboard from John Lennon recorded as his last recorded creative act right before he was shot. Lots of people don't like Yoko but I don't care, this song is a great dancehall hit and that Lennon guitar solo at the end really gets me.
The other is Where You Go I Go Too   by Lindstrøm which is more modern but unfolds as a singular kind of piece that was apparently toiling to make, listening to all thirty minutes each time he made a change. It's my favorite of his and has it's own unique sound but he's since said because it was such a grueling process that he won't make another like it.
I'm done and this can fade away. Glad y'all enjoyed these. Thanks for the notes to those who reached out to me.
I'm intrigued because I knew an American at uni who insisted that almost all electronic music counted as "techno".
The biggest names on the scene were Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, Göttsching was in a peripheral band called Ashra Tempel but also played drums for Schulze. The less famous names on the scene - Roedelius, Cluster, Conny Schnitlzer - influenced Brian Eno's ambient music when he went over to Berlin to produce Low for Bowie.
As for techno vs house - the big difference is the rhythm pattern. Techno is square and on the grid, house feels like it has some swing and the beat is "skippier" with offbeats, anticipations, and sometimes triplets.
Marshall Jefferson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAR8cq5Bl94
Jeff Mills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFlzl2IhFx4
I think I could easily find a dozen examples from both genres that don't match your description... :)
BPM is the best indicator. Most house is slower, most techno is faster.
I'd also add that techno can be traditionally "darker" and "heavier" whereas house is usually a little more "sensual" and "groovy". As always, counterpoints can be found, but these are general orientations :)
Frankie Knuckles - Your Love, Jesse Saunders - On and On, Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It, Marshal Jefferson - Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
Göttsching is indeed techno.
>and the Phuture track in the article is straight up acid techno.
In those days the term used for that style was "acid house". It then turned into various sub-genres (rave, trance, etc). Acid techno is a later name for later genre.
The trick is a good balance, and I personally find that electronic music and metal (as another poster mentioned) have genres that are often too small for my purposes.
In my mind it's something to explore rather than balk at. If you find something amazing like you've never heard before, then looking at the genre can help you to discover more things like it.
It’s an absolutely amazing device but I probably wouldn’t suggest it so someone as a first synth purchase.
Prior to buying it I got a Novation Circuit and then a Digitakt.
The Circuit is a far less expensive device (can be had for 200-300) and is very flexible.
It fits into a similar realm as an OP-1 (jambox)
I liked to play a similar game: Digging up the original songs that were the source of samples. Found real gems this way too.
It was remixed by Derrick May into a masterpiece:
I can't quite explain the feeling of the midwestern rave scene in the 90s, but it was very racially diverse, utopian, punk, looking somehow back and forward in time at the same time enmeshed in psychedelics and psychedelia but somehow also part of both machines and cultures far older than machines. A super important part of my history.
Cyberia by Rushkoff comes closest to capturing parts of it from an anthropology perspective I think.
There have been a bunch of pretty good software emulations, most notably: https://www.audiorealism.se/abl3.html and even some much cheaper physical emulations: https://www.cyclone-analogic.fr/en/34-bass-bot-tt-303-070198...
The TT-303, on the other hand, despite being "circuit identical", can sound downright weird at times (as can Roland's other "analog modeling" 303 reproduction, the TB-3)
Here is a 4 way comparison of the 4 synths I just mentioned complete with waveform visualizations:
Aphex Twin (aka AFX, Polygon Window, Caustic Window, The Tuss and others) - insanely beautiful, engineered yet organic music, has tons of acid tracks (see 'Syro', 'Collapse', 'Analord' (afx) and Rushup Edge (The Tuss) for more recent acid stuff)
For an alternative (more downtempo/ambient) take on how the 303 can be used (among a few other machines), check out TM404's self-titled album, and Risveglio by Alessandro Cortini
I also like Luke Vibert's take on acid, more rooted in UK hardcore
Tin Man's Neo Neo Acid album:
Labels : Analogical Force / CPU Record / Null+Void / mindcolormusic / WEME Record
Paranoid London has been doing great stuff the last few years as well:
And this old Roy of the Ravers track is maybe the best acid track I've heard in a while (thanks Aphex Twin Field Day set):
They combine a minimal amount of monophonic signal nodes while providing quite a lot of possibilities. The Voltage Control IOs are a bridge to Modular Acquisition Systemic Syndrome :)
Apehx twin - Analord
Universal Indicator - Red
Also recommend checking his Acid Test releases. Especially Test 3, which is beautiful, but it's all amazing.
This is what "the TB-303 bass synthesizer uses [the artist] to reproduce itself" means - you really couldn't use these tools without producing this music.
Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat, an album of original electronic disco compositions Singh recorded in 1982, was a commercial failure at the time of its original release, but its re-discovery in 2002 and re-issue in early 2010 garnered attention due to its pioneering of a new style of dance music later known as the acid house genre of the late 1980s. Since then, certain commentators in the music press have recast Singh as an originator of acid house music. He also used the same drum machine and synthesizers for his experimental electronic calypso record, Experiments in Calypso.
Well, you can use the TB-303 very consevatively, for it's original intended purpose, and it will just sound like a badly immitated regular bass guitar.
Acid eventually resulted in liquid trance, which eventually became psytrance. Liquid was a fantastic exploration of the nature of sound, with many types of dynamics for a single instrument. EDM receives as lot of criticism for its lack of humanity and skill (regarding playing an instrument), but the same could be said of Beethoven or Bach: they were merely creating scores for an orchestra to play. EDM can be the same type of approach, only we now have ways to explore sound that simply weren't available to the great composers.
No it didn't, psytrance came from goa trance for which the foundations were laid in the 80's before trance popper was a thing. And what is liquid trance? Never heard of it.
But not to make this post just about whining, here's possibly the first trance track ever made, since we're talking about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT9pH9C7Oew I'm not from the 90's so I can only imagine how shocking this music must have been 23 years ago.
Psytrance came out of early german trance from labels such as Sven Vaeth's Eye-Q.
Eye-Q 1991: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lApfaxi0QZw
Harthouse 1992: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d146LKl2ixU
This was Goa in 1991: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fnBz6IOolk a very special period in time
The KLF became more theatrical and were the biggest singles selling act in the world in 1991, then retired in 92, ceremonially burnt a million pounds and deleted their entire back catalog.
This sort of techno-poetry track from Anne Clark in 1984, "Our Darkness" seems related to "What time is love". Although its surely not trance.
I'm a kid of the late '80s and '90s and that wouldn't have been shocking for mainstream listeners back then. I'm especially thinking of Eurodance music which was pretty massive and popular in the early part of the '90s and which sounds very similar in some respects to the music in your YT link.
It's also true that times were different back then, and for the better, just look at the MTV Top 10 of 1994  and you can see bands like GreenDay, Sound Garden, Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins. These type of bands wouldn't make the top 10 of popularity charts in this day and age (with the exception of GreenDay, probably). I mean, just look at this "Black Hole Sun" video  from Sound Garden which 13-year old me was watching during prime-time on MTV while doing my homework, this was seen as totally normal back then. Nowadays I'm afraid these type of music-videos and art-creation in general are out of prime-time media. The '90s were a lot more daring than today.
But sadly and much to my dismay the 303 didn't last long in the scene. It's really hard to find any acid lines in goa/psy tracks after about 1998 or so..
Ellez Ria - Overdrive (Original Mix)
Acid lines are used pretty heavily throughout the track
Liquid Soul & Vini Vici - Universe Inside Me
A acid line slowly filters in at 3:44
Liquid Soul & Zyrus 7 aka Talla 2XLC - The Future (Liquid Soul Mix)
Two Acid lines start to filter in at 5:13
One of my business ideas is to actually organize a "House Music Heritage" walking tour in Chicago.
Chicago often doesn't get the cultural recognition that it deserves. My wife and I love it there, and visit as often as possible.
ConSequence Vs The Auditor - South London Analogue Movement (Original Mix. )Released this year and very much acid.
The contents of the booklet are free to read on Lawrence's website .
There is indeed something about turning an actual hardware knob (even if it's only to midi-control a software instrument) which can do that. Much less for dragging buttons with a mouse, it seems. The day I got my first synth I spent an entire evening and night like that. Get some sound going, play some notes until satisfied with the melody, then repeat endlessly while lossing yourself in truning each knob available.
& has more of a squelchy what-you'd-think-of-as-303 type bassline sound, but the sound isn't tweaked through the tune, just constantly resonant.
He has an amazing collection of synths/drum machines/other audio gear PLUS he can showcase them in styles from 70s funk, to 90s techno and everything in between(italo, house etc etc)..
Some house related videos of his:
House and Techno Patterns:
The new Roland digital machines:
Finally the infamous "I don't have an Aira" video which was meant in jest:
My personal favorite of his is House done by multilayering
a single Microbrute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlmI-gvdZ6o
Before that I was using trackers on my dad's amiga but this was something different all together. I spent so many hours playing with this software and even got a Phatboy http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/phatboy.php external midi controller with knobs. This was cutting edge stuff back then.
What's funny is that I discovered the software before I actually started listening to this kind of music, which wasn't easy to find during this time. When I started going out and then discovered acid house and psytrance, recognising the 303 sounds as what came out my little ReBirth program was amazing.
A little know fact is that an Indian artists may have actually "discovered" acid house before Pierre and all those guys did. "Charanjit Singh - Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" is from 1982: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN8M2irJVJA
The sound of a 303 is absolutely fascinating, timeless and unique and the "acid" genre is still a live as ever.
Some essential acid tracks
Bam Bam, where's your child
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDyxyRcZWBA, supposedly just 1x 303 is used here and the pattern is pretty intricate.
Jesus loves the acid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhSB_6EQ0DM, apparently it's a 101 being used here, not a 303
Fuse, substance abuse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JonuLqgoQI8
Hardfloor, Acperience (Live on MTV!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgFGHz5dR7k
System 7 Alphawave, Richie Hawtin rmx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWOtCXu6dCE
And here's a full length mix of classic acid tracks https://soundcloud.com/abbeloosolivier/classic-303-acid-patt...
Your list is also a good one, I would add this,
It was amazing to hear Ten Ragas - especially as someone who grew up around Goa Trance. Considering that it’s roughly from the same time as Phuture (even predating it by some years) it is like the lost eastern counterpart to Acid. The music is the interface, the medium is the message, etc.
He appeared quite unenthusiastic, just replaying the kind of stuff he made way back then and probably had a hard time understanding why people found it so incredible. Apart from several 303s he also had a very expensive Jupiter that he was touring with.
Sadly he passed away shortly after the tour.
I did hear about the tour and that exact response, clearly this stuff was in the distant past for him.
It makes wonder who else got their hands on a 303 in the early 80s elsewhere in the world. We keep digging out great African and Middle-eastern records, there may be more to the Acid story.
warning : this video in particular is on the fringes of acid. enjoy
Human listeners - and probably a few furry quadrupeds - interpret this
output of increasingly high pitched audio signals as sounding like
the cry of a living creature becoming increasingly distressed,
apparently in response to quickly repeated bursts of stimulus.