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New book chronicles Minimoog synth's history with exclusive interviews & images

The publisher has also created a playlist of 50+ videos featuring musicians using the synth in their music

  • Adrianna Cheung
  • 6 May 2024
New book chronicles Minimoog synth's history with exclusive interviews & images

Danish independent book publisher Bjooks has revealed the title and topic of their newest music history deep-dive — The Minimoog Book.

The Minimoog Book takes an extensive look into the journey of the Minimoog synthesizer. Through a combination of meticulously researched articles, exclusive interviews, and historical insights, accompanied by a collection of never-before-seen photographs and schematics, this book provides readers with a deep dive into its evolution.

Through its 368+ pages, readers will embark on a journey into the rich history and enigmatic allure of the Minimoog, including more than 70 interviews with artists who have harnessed its distinctive tone, from 1970 to the present day.

It also brings together the secrets behind the Minimoog's sound, the evolution of its manufacturing, and firsthand accounts from the engineers who were intimately involved.

It is the first time all these elements have been compiled into one cohesive project.

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Among the many notable features of this book are rare advertisements, promotional materials, photographs, and memorabilia that provide intriguing glimpses into the Minimoog's history.

“I believe this book serves as an enduring reference and celebration of one of the most important developments in musical history," said Michelle Moog-Koussa, daughter of Bob Moog and Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation.

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Bjooks has also put together a playlist with over 50 videos showing some of the famous musicians who have used the Minimoog for their recordings and live shows.

Bjooks founder Kim Bjørn and The Minimoog Book team are currently working towards publishing the book through Kickstarter. If you’d like to support the project, head here.

Adrianna Cheung is Mixmag Asia’s Culture Curator, follow her on Instagram.

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