Close Encounters Of The Moog Kind
:: Main Title And Mountain Visions ::
:: Nocturnal Pursuit ::
:: The Abduction Of Barry ::
:: The Arrival Of Sky Harbor ::
:: Galactic Force ::
:: The Conversation ::
:: The Appearance Of The Visitors ::
:: Resolution And End Title ::
:: Space Symphony ::
Released by the evil Musicor Corporation, who in 1977 owned 43% of all the known galaxy, and were poised to possess a monopoly of all existing matter until they lost all their money investing in the 1984 Robert Urich vehicle, Ice Pirates and subsequent merchandising based on the film, this album was yet another faux soundtrack showcasing Robert Moog's pride and joy, the Moog synthesizer, played by a mysterious band for hire. Not quite as overtly weird as its sister offering, the squiggly-funk Star Wars Soundtrack, these songs utilize the more non-musical sounds the Moog is capable of making and is like mood music for people who like to sit in the dark and ponder life elsewhere, or why there are so few blue foods.
Now, among Musicor's many customs, along with forcing employees to name their first born child Penis Injury regardless of their gender, and banning green cars from the parking lot, was the sprinkling in of a few original numbers. On the Star Wars album, the two new numbers are bizarre and have some touches of, well, let's call it excessive musicianship. On this here album, however, the original pieces (Galactic Force and Space Symphony) sound like My First Squarepusher. I LIKE IT. Now, could you please pass the mashed potatoes?