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Archive for February, 2018

Ross Garren & Andre LaFosse – CRANKY MACHINES

Posted by peahix on 14th February 2018

Mellotrons and Optigans and Space Echoes, oh my! A collision of nostalgic tones and deconstructionist sensibilities, Cranky Machines is a wobbly, glitchy, stuttering set of 13 originals inspired by funky throwback styles and charismatic antiquated musical technologies. Meticulous yet lighthearted, decadent yet minimalist, analog yet digital but also a bit optical—this sophomore album by pianist/harmonicist/producer [...]

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Five Optigans For Sale in Tennessee

Posted by peahix on 10th February 2018

Our good friend and resident Optigrinch Brian Kehew writes: If anyone is interested in becoming the queen or king of Optigans in Tennessee, I know where FIVE machines are sitting. Don’t come back to me when they ruin your life forever – it’s your choice to deal with the devil! Just click on Brian’s name [...]

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Laurie Anderson’s LANDFALL – Featuring Optigan!

Posted by peahix on 8th February 2018

Several years back, we lent Robert’s Optigan Pro to Laurie Anderson, which she used in her piece with the Kronos Quartet called LANDFALL. The Optigan was in Laurie’s studio at the time of Hurricane Sandy. It managed to survive, because it was upstairs. Many of her other keyboards and archives were down in the basement, [...]

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