Friday, January 20, 2012



Track 1 - Automation
Track 2 - Cadences
Track 3 - Challenger
Track 4 - Cortina
Track 5 - Downtown
Track 6 - Economy
Track 7 - Highway
Track 8 - In The Gutter
Track 9 - Productivity
Track 10 - Reflection
Track 11 - Rush
Track 12 - Sky
Track 13 - Squaw Valley
Track 14 - Stress
Track 15 - Trafic
Track 16 - Workmen Choir

Wow, this is one of the best library records I've heard in quite a while! I already knew Teddy was a great composer but this stuff is off the charts, combining cool synths with a wickedly groovy jazz funk sound ( think deep bass, wah wah etc. ). There are some fantastic crime funk tracks such as "Squaw Valley", "Cortina" and the hard hitting "Highway", all of which would have been at home on a 1970's cop show soundtrack. This was released in 1979 and while many of his counterparts had fallen head over heels in love with the new electronic toys they had to play with, Teddy didn't let the prevailing trends get in the way of his clear love of everything funky. Even when he does produce an entirely electronic track i.e "Productivity" there is a level of energy that brings it to life and gives it soul.

Oh darn, I just discovered this rip is almost identical to the "Selected Patchwork Tracks" compilation which I posted previously and I've just spent the last hour repeating my work. "Modern Way" actually only has 10 tracks but most of them can be found on the above download so I might just post this anyway in the hopes that a few more people will get turned on to the brilliance of Teddy.

1 comment:

Ian Van Groove said...

Looking forward to this (these?), I'm on my way!