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Archive for February, 2018

New 2018 Optigan Disc – SAMBA! w/ Marimba on Keyboard

Posted by peahix on 25th February 2018

Please click here to pre-order this title. From the depths of the Optigan master tape archives comes this previously unreleased SAMBA jam, paired with a Marimba keyboard scale that similarly went unused back in the 70s. Though we have previously released the marimba sound for Orchestron, it’s making its first Optigan appearance on this disc. [...]

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2018 Limited Time Offer – Buy Optigan/Orchestron Discs From Our Back Catalog!

Posted by peahix on 25th February 2018

For a very limited one-month time period only, from now until March 25th 2018, we’re offering an opportunity to buy discs from our back-catalog (click this link to go to the web store). Normally we’re not able to keep these titles in stock, because historically the vendor that makes the raw discs has required a [...]

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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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