Thao Nguyen is best known for her quirky but cutting brand of alt-folk, but for their Moog Sound Lab re-imagining of "We the Common (For Valerie Bolden)", Thao & the Get Down Stay Down create a driving electronic daydream. For the performance, Thao kept her signiture banjo while the rest of the band traded their traditionally acoustic instruments for Moog analog circuitry. Adam Thompson lays down powerful synth bass on the Moog Sub Phatty Synthesizer & Johanna Kunin uses a Slim Phatty poly-chain to create moving electronic melodies. Jason Slota swapped his acoustic drumset for an all analog synth drum sound powered by 3 Minimoog modules.
Scenes from the session: