Espen Kraft

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Espen Kraft

#1 Post by rabagast » Tue 04 Dec 2018, 1:40 pm

I'd like to draw some attention to a fellow norwegian, Mr. Espen Kraft.

He host a very intreresting Youtube-channel focusing on synth gear from the eighties, and how to employ them in music production. He reviews old synths, samplers and drum machines, and heprograms and performs music using old school equipment and techniques. And to top it all of, the comment frequently points out the reseblence in his vocal style to Neil Tennant...

It's probably of good interest for the muso Pethead. Among the titles worth checking out:

Casio SK-1 - Is a full production possible with only this?
Emax Strings - Nothing has been proved
Why 80s pop music sounds so good / Learn to write music in the same way
80s synth-pop LIVE in the studio - Axel F vs. Pet Shop Boys vs. Howard Jones
Back to 1986 - channeling my inner Pet Shop Boys

Check it out!

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Re: Espen Kraft

#2 Post by King1968 » Tue 04 Dec 2018, 5:48 pm

Just had a look on his YouTube channel,the guy is very talented and his music sounds great 👍

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Re: Espen Kraft

#4 Post by Sage » Fri 23 Aug 2019, 12:46 pm

The latest video is a cover of Eurythmics' Sexcrime. Some are saying it's in the style of PSB.
I think it's pretty good, and would like if PSB made new music like this to be honest.

Worth checking out his other videos and subscribing.
The Nothing Has Been Proved cover is still pretty impressive.

I discovered his videos from looking up overviews of retro keyboards. It's a pleasant surprise that he makes and covers full songs in addition to demonstrating the sounds of "those old machines".

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Re: Espen Kraft

#5 Post by S-sense » Fri 23 Aug 2019, 2:47 pm

Great guy! Check out "Tonight"(is forever!) and "Roads" :up:

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