Bjooks announces Latest Synth Publication, The Minimoog Book

Kim Bjørn, founder of Danish independent book publisher Bjooks, has officially announced their latest synth book, The Minimoog Book.

The comprehensive book – by author, journalist, and music historian Joe Silva– chronicles the Minimoog’s history, from its earliest prototypes and the very first Model D #1001, through the Minimoog Voyager models and into the present day.

Production of the book is being funded via a Kickstarter project, which will launch later this month.

“When I started digging into the history of the Minimoog back in 2010,” Silva noted, “I quickly realized how universal it was. I was continuously stumbling upon artist after artist or another famous piece of music that used it. It was pretty clear right away how important the instrument became once it came out…”

The book features a foreword from Rush frontman Geddy Lee, along with interviews and features with musicians like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Chick Corea, Tony Visconti (David Bowie), George Duke, Anne Dudley (Art of Noise), Bernie Worrell, Devo, Kraftwerk, Air, J Dilla, Gary Numan, and others.

The book also features detailed photography, schematics, historical promotional materials, engineering interviews, illustrated sound patches, and over 70 artist features.

The Minimoog Book will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter later in April. Early supporters will get access to special perks and insider info like never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes content, a special edition of the book, and more.

For more information and to be notified when the book is officially available, visit the Bjooks website.




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