Moog Sound Lab | Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

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:

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Thao Sub Phatty

Thao Guitar

Moog Sound Lab

Moog Sound Lab is a performance series where artists are filmed performing in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina.  Moog Sound Lab is all about organic experimentation and is a unique opportunity for artists to explore analog sound-scaping, synthesis and effects.

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