Hardware synth obsessives are usually tedious beardy blokes who spend more time talking about gear than they do making music, but not Will Gregory. OK, he´s got facial hair, but he´s far from tedious and, as co-creator of Goldfrapp´s four acclaimed albums - most recently, 2008´s Seventh Tree, he´s produced a body of work that anyone would be proud of.
In a video interview with Sonicstate, Gregory shows off his impressive synth collection- the most recent addition to which is an Elka Synthex - and discusses some of the gear that was used in the creation of Seventh Tree. Although the album has a more acoustic feel than previous Goldfrapp records, it transpires that technology still played a big part in its production.
This is part one of the interview, apparently, so expect more soon.
By Ben Rogerson