Technotron was born in May 1994.
His heart and his sounds come from a KORG M1
The final result was recorded on an audio tape
A few weeks later after a visit to a synthesizer store in London I sold the M1 to replace it with an excellent Quasimidi Technox (+a Korg X3).
So… for those who have known walkman and audio tapes you know that over time audio tapes deteriorate and… goodbye to the master sound
Here we are in 2020, 26 years have passed and during these 26 years I have never lost hope of resurrecting Technotron.
Now it’s done, I brought it back to life!
In august I bought a KORG M1R, I recreated all the original sounds on it.
I reworked all the rhythm part by combining 3 different drumsets and many many other things.
Then I said to myself that this song was like a child of Kraftwerk (that’s what I already said to myself in 1994!) that I had to add vocoder.
A vocoder that says ‘Technotron’.
And in the remix version I added the famous Kraftwerk ‘boing boom tschak’ (from ‘music non stop’) which found its place here.
I’m just a musician, I don’t have a producer like Ben Hillier like Depeche Mode can have, so I can’t say my mastering is perfect.
I’m just a musician, my role is not to make videoclips but it is necessary to accompany the sound with images.
For Technotron I imagined that the rhythm was very robotic, so I put forward different robots found on the internet.
And in the sequences you will see the beautiful story of a robot (‘Proto’) who dreamed of having his freedom like humans (but are humans free themselves? Are they free to choose?).
At the same time, the question arises about the human contradictions between goodness and wickedness.
But I won’t tell you more, let yourself be carried away by the rhythm and the melody of ‘Technotron’!
only ‘Technotron’ from DY & ‘boing boom tschak’ from Kraftwerk