Superclean Dream Machine
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Recently I bought the LP Astral trip by sound creator Kitaro, which was recorded in 1977. While listening to this Oriental synthesizer music, it reminded me of Superclean Dream Machine.
Superclean Dream Machine was a radio show that Ad Visser did long time ago. But with my kind of memory it is impossible to tell you when it was on air, or for how many years the show ran. All I remember is that Ad Visser played the vague synthesizer music that I only learned to love much later. This show must have been in the late seventies or early eighties, I guess. I didn’t buy my first synthesizer LP before the nineties.
I listened to this show because I listened to the radio every evening, and it definitely had some magic, although I had not a much of a clue what the magic was. I was into rock’n’roll and disco, and the trippy space tunes that Ad Visser played had nothing to do with that.
Much later I began to wonder if somebody had taped episodes of Superclean Dream Machine. And I am not the only one. There is at least one tape available on the Internet. (Here!)
So far my search for cassette tapes of Superclean Dream Machine has resulted in only two tapes. I bought them together with a few dozen other tapes that once belonged to synthesizer fan. He or she had recorded many LP’s by artists that were regular guests in Superclean Dream Machine, like Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schultze and Kitaro. In the box with tapes was also a tape of another synthesizer radio show, named Malibou. I have no memories of this show. So if there is somebody who knows more about all this, I would love to hear that.
Here is a fragment of one of my tapes. It played well when I bought it (which is already a few years ago), but when I played it again tonight, it began to add some strange sound effects to the original radio show. But people like us don’t mind that, do we?