Got some more rare groove for you this morning. Enter Olivier Rogg, experimental Swiss midi composer and his record Variations Sur GE/CH. I honesty can’t find much on the record aside from the label it was released on Mega Wave Orchestra, a small label or series ran by a Swiss art gallery in 1988.
The record as a whole has some pretty lovely grooves, but this song in question, “M7”, is likely my favorite. It’s got some great midi-tone mallet percussion, plus some great punchy keys, triangle, complex clarinet and “Moments In Love”-like impacts of sound. In terms of modern comparisons, the Nonlocal Forecast record from last year reminds me of it in a way, mostly just through its use of midi and complex melodies. All in all, it made me smile, so I knew I had to share here.