Heyooo welcome to legowelt.org -------> Out soon on vinyl LP etc. : THE OCCULT ORIENTATED CRIME ALBUM gatefold triple vinyl repress of the 2014 Nightwind records cult ambient album, coming on the australian SOLANDER records (same label that did the OBERHEIM SPACE repress last year) - also coming out finally that album I made at the Swiss Museum for Electronic Instruments earlier this year in the quaint town of Fribourg...its called 'Uncondtional Countours'...and also a double vinyl repress of SAMMY OSMO's SCHADUW HORIZON album on the English Utter records...like usual due to unforesoon currents in our time space continuum this probably will come out all at the same time ************ See Legowelt play in Mexico & Colombia the next weeks -> This Friday 23rd of August I will play a GLADIO live show in MEXICO CITY CDMX Saturday 24th of August I will travel to TULUM to play at a place called PPP next up 30th of August I will play in Medellin at the Sala Amador and 31th of August I will play 2 gigs in BOGOTA -> In the afternoon I will play at the Museum de Arte Moderno de Bogota (MAMBO) and in the evening I will play a GLADIO show at the legendary VIDEO club!!! See you there!!! ************** If you haven't checked it out yet there is a new episode of the Shadow Wolf Radio show see below!!! ******** ok thats it for today laterszzzzzzzzzz !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ****************

JVC KB700 Keyboard Synth

I tried to attain a bit of Druid atmosphere deep in my back garden near an ancient monastry wall

In the realm of obscure early 80s keyboard synths we have attained a HOLY GRAIL. Many hifi brands had synth or keyboard ranges, Technics, Phillips, but also HIFI VHS videorecorder consortium JVC had a keyboard line…

ENTER THE JVC KB700

The wonderment already begins with just looking at the machine. Creamy white, more buttons and blinking lights then you can handle, retro COMPUTER FONTS, stylishly embossed speakers -pure bliss for any synth keyboard dork

The most striking feature is this black plastic glass lid. Functioning as a sheet music stand once opened, it also gives you access to all kinds of buttons and parameters.

The wonderment doesn’t stop yet, words of a pure psychedelic poetic beauty grace this keyboard: FASCINATING CHORD  – MAGIC FOOT SELECTOR COMPUCORDER are but a few examples of word choices.

So it is definitely a LOOKER …Soundwise its Minimal wave bliss all the way…..with a snappy analog and funky build in rhythm box, the usual auto accomp-chord stuff, unstable yet characteristic neurotic strings, funky solo synths and not too bad pianos.

Check out this cover of David M. Hanlon’s “DRUID II – Enlightenment” theme played on the JVC…all sound are from there, with a littlebit of delay and I driven the mixer a bit hot to get an even more FAUL sound:

A bit more info on this music: David M.Hanlon composed the original in 1987 for the videogame soundtrack of DRUID II: Enlightenment on the Commodore 64 – It is considered a bonafide Commodore 64 music classic with its incredible minimalistic sad melancholic stirring melodies. check it out below:

Some more PIX:

The  JVC KB700 with its lid closed