Got this email from Bill Perison, who says of his new CD:
The main song that might be of interest to Optigan® fans is Uncle John’s Optigan®, about a kid making up songs on an Optigan® while visiting his Uncle John. All the backing track is Optigan® loops. I guess I should clarify that I used samples played back from in Reason and the M-Tron Pro plugin rather than an actual Optigan. I think that the M-Tron folks played with a couple of tempos. I had a line on getting one but ended up travelling out to Ontario to record this project. Anyway, it was very fun to write this – O how I wish my Uncle really DID have an Optigan® – I must say though, his old Lowrey boom-chucka, boom-chicka organ was pretty cool.I also use Optigan® as a rhyme in the 4th verse of Got To Rhyme. That verse goes….._______________________________A leprechaun named Little-JohnWas floating on the AmazonWhereupon he met Yvonne,A very nice mastodon.He offered her a sweet bonbonIn the shape of an hexagonAnd found she lived in BabylonWith a fawn, and a swan and an old optigan.__________________________No actual optigan® sounds in this track though.
Edited clips can be heard in a couple of places: www.billperison.ca, CDBaby and iTunes.Or to hear a whole song (and if one wants a format that is higher res than mp3) I also have it up on Bandcamp.