Posted in dance | music | pictures on October 29, 2012

photos by Diana Wong

Primus / Moog Factory / people in hot dog costumes
Moogfest 2012 Day 1
Moogfest 2012 Day 1
Moogfest 2012 Day 1

Moogfest 2012 kicked off unofficially with Justice on Thursday (10/25), and then it officially began on Friday (10/26) with sets by El-P, Buke & Gase, Blondes, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Miike Snow, Morton Subotnick and more. El-P played a studio session inside of The Moog Factory (where all Moog products are made), which we also took a tour of, and pictures of that are in this post. Those pictures include shots of the analog synth calibration office, the new white version of their Slim Phatty synthesizer, and their recent foray into guitar building.

One of the highlights of day 1 was synth veteran Morton Subotnick who played a set spanning the material he released from 1967's Silver Apples of the Moon, through 1978's A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur. Moogfest always makes a point to book a few forerunners of electronic music for their festival, which mostly features modern artists of the genre. And hearing these tunes, which were written decades ago, alongside much newer artists, it was easy to see how revolutionary Morton Subotnick was in his time.

Primus brought a set heavy with psychedelic visuals. Blondes, who always bring the dance party in NYC, did just as great of a job translating that same experience over in Asheville. And Explosions In The Sky's atmospheric set made for a great come-down later on in the show after a full day of dance parties and trekking through Asheville.

Coverage of the rest of the festival is coming soon and more pics from Moogfest day 1 are below.

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El-P

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the Moog factory

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Buke & Gase

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Morton Subotnick

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Miike Snow

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Primus

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Blondes

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Comments (6)

Great festival, nicest people in the world but if was the promoter...the lack of people had to be a concern. I hate to say it but you have have someone "big" to pull them in. I'll be back next year because of the set-up and that's it's fun fun fun.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:12 PM

Awesome festival. Squarepusher was the best the first night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 5:25 PM

Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful.

Posted by consulta ao cpf | October 30, 2012 6:54 PM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 5:41 AM

Miike Snow winz

Posted by Maarty B | November 11, 2012 4:22 PM

I love moogfest.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 8, 2013 3:44 PM

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