Watch the composer from Blade Runner and Carl Sagan's Cosmos have a synthesizer freakout

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The measured electronic music of Vangelis evokes C-beams glittering in the dark near Tannhäuser Gate, but the famed composer was just as enjoyable when he was improvising. Here are approximately seven minutes of the musician wigging out on Spanish television in 1982. I wish Sagan was there to wax galactic over this jam. Those of you who ate dimethyltryptamine sandwiches for lunch will truly enjoy this.

BONUS: Vangelis improvising/warming up topless in Paris! [Insert sexy comment in Greek here]! Hat tip to Shiryu.


[Via John Coulthart]