POEM - Power Of Electronic Music - the aim of this show is not only to highlight electronic music in all its shapes and forms but also to highlight the value of this often times misunderstood and stigmatised music - in short, a new radio show that deals with all things electronica from interviews with musicians, authors, scholars etc. to testing out instruments and more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Episode # 38: R is for Roland – 384 pages of awesomeness

When design and photography student Tabita Hub searched for a project her boyfriend Michael Matlak was quick to suggest a book on his favourite ‘toys’: Roland synths and drum machines.

Born out of the heart of a fan the coffee table sized mammoth book (presented by Telekom Electronic Beats) follows 23 legendary machines such as the 303, 808 or 909 drum machines or the world famous RE – 201 ‘Space Echo’ and also includes many interviews with musicians who made these instruments their own and brought sonic joy to the world.

POEM’s Thomas Janak talked to the enthusiastic Michael Matlak about the book, what prompted it and much more.

Special thanks to Svea Gaum (Schroeder & Schömbs PR Agentur) for her support