Like some kind of forgotten footage found on VHS Cherry Audio gives us a wobbly version of Richard Strauss’ opening to 2001 and declares it “The Dawn of Rack.”
The Dawn of Rack
So what are we to make of this one? Previous teases have been quite easy to unravel but this one is a bit more cryptic. Moog modular springs to mind in terms of being monolithic in size and certainly fits with the Dawn of Rack, assuming that refers to racks of modular. On the other hand, Voltage Modular already has a range of Moog modular modules and, if we take the space analogy to move towards the ARP 2500 as used in Close Encounters, they’ve already released those as modules.
Maybe this goes back to some other enormous modular system like the Polyfusion made famous by Toto or maybe an Emu Modular. But then the music in the video sounds more like a String Machine than a modular synth.
Very curious. The video calls it “something wonderful” and also uses a number – 1645729200 – but that’s not helping me at the moment. I guess it’s most likely to be a self-contained instrument version of the VM900 series Moog modular modules from Voltage Modular. I quite like the idea of pulling curated modular systems out of Voltage Modular and into a more accessible instrument. We’ll find out next week.