The Moog Sound Lab invites artists to the Moog factory in Asheville, North Carolina to perform re-imagined versions of their songs entirely on Moog equipment. Still relatively new in its second “season,” the web series already boasts contributions by Tegan and Sara, OK Go, The Dandy Warhols and more. One of the intriguing things about this series, in the house of the pioneer of analog synthesis, is seeing how artists choose to experiment with a whole new stable of musical toys at their disposal.
Recently, The Antlers got their hands on the Moog gear, reworking “Parentheses” into a tense, de-tuned pad soup:
Compare to the album version of the single from 2011’s Burst Apart: