Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer

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Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer


The Journey of the TR-909

story by Felix Roos

Electronic music cannot be understood without first understanding the story of the TR-909. It originally established a cult following in the techno and gay club scene of Detroit where the unique sounds offered an escape from reality for an impoverished black community. The industrial sound then found its way to Europe and was adopted by the Berlin and UK club scene. This story follows the journey of this groundbreaking machine.

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