Music today has been Tonto’s Expanding Head Band after a conversation with sessioneer Jeff in Ohio tonight about analogue electronic music. They were a duo, Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff. Their first album Zero Time was released in 1971 and was followed by It’s About Time in 1974. This interesting snippet from Wikipedia:

TONTO is an acronym for The Original New Timbral Orchestra, the first, and still the largest, multitimbral polyphonic analogue synthesizer in the world, designed and constructed over several years by Malcolm Cecil.

Cecil and Margouleff worked on many of the classic Stevie Wonder albums as well as with The Isley Brothers, Steve Hillage, Weather Report, Ravi Shankar and more.

Cecil died in 2021 at age 84.

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.