Marvin & Guy: Desert Island Kit

We spoke to the Italian duo about their love for the legendary Roland Juno-106 and why it is made its method into nearly all of their tracks.

"The piece we select is the Roland Juno-106, which is clearly one of the well-known synthesizers because it got here out in 1984. This is the primary piece we purchased collectively after we began this mission and we had been fortunate sufficient to search out it cheaper than typical.

Marvin & Guy: Desert Island Kit

"It sounds actually bizarre however we obtained it from a church in a small city in Italy known as Alfonsine, near Ravenna. The organist needed to promote it as a result of the sounds of the organ had been too aggressive on the Juno, it was a extremely comic story. That was round 2012, kind of. 

"The Juno-106 is the primary MIDI outfitted Juno and this is without doubt one of the the reason why it’s fairly good. The synth options an onboard analogue stereo refrain impact which was additionally a reasonably distinctive facet of the instrument's sound. Its refrain was primarily based on a set of bucket brigade delay (BBD) strains much like different Roland merchandise of the time together with guitar pedals. Also, the bass on it's actually thick and very easy to mix it in a mixture. In some methods, we used it in nearly each observe we made, primarily for basses and pads.

"The most blatant ones are 'Egoista' and 'Cancion' from our file on Hivern Discs again in 2015. The essential attribute of each tracks is the bassline and it comes precisely from the Juno-106."

Marvin & Guy's new 'Solar Warriors' EP is out now. Listen here.