Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tabla Rhythms and Sitar on the Optigan= WIN

Pea Hix is a badass. He's the owner of THIS site, and complete and utter authority on all things relating to the Optigan, which is basically the coolest instrument ever, and of which I am an extremely proud owner. 

If you were to read the wiki page on the Optigan, you would see that it is basically like a toy mellotron, in that the keys play back loops. In the Optigan's case, loops which exist as markings on the acetate discs you insert into it (it has a photo-optic thingimajig that converts light into sound). Shit is NEXT LEVEL.

Anyways, the point of this post; the Optigan discs originally produced are scarce, some of them rare as the proverbial hen's teeth. But Pea Hix has had the ingenious idea of making his OWN ones. Check out this tabla disc, it's the bomb-diggy-diggy!

I would definitely look forward to an Optigan 'Baile Funk' disc, I don't know if Pea is listening, but, y'know, MAKE IT HAPPEN DUDE

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