Monday, June 28, 2021

Orkestra Obsolete play Blue Monday using 1930s instruments - BBC Arts

  I thought this was rather good, so I'll shall have to check them out. 

New Order's Blue Monday was released on 7 March 1983, and its cutting-edge electronic groove changed pop music forever. But what would it have sounded like if it had been made 50 years earlier? In a special film, using only instruments available in the 1930s - from the theremin and musical saw to the harmonium and prepared piano - the mysterious Orkestra Obsolete present this classic track as you've never heard it before.


Peter Pan said...

Was there this sort of avant garde stuff being produced in the 1930s?
Or would that have been considered indecent?

Kaivey said...

I think we get used to styles of music, so I don't think this would have made any sense to them. Traditional jazz might always sound great, though.