Optigan Disc: DARKSOPHONE – Feat. Pall Jenkins

$96.51

If you are serious about buying a copy of this item and think we should produce more, please email Pea at phix@optigan.com and indicate which items you are interested in.

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We hope to have this item in stock soon, but for the time being, please order this item direct from Quilter Labs’ Panoptigon site. Sorry for the hassle!

Please note: In the past, we’ve provided fully printed jackets with many of our discs. Due to changes in production which now allow us to keep a constant stock of our discs, we no longer are printing jackets for them. The discs come in white jackets with small labels affixed which show the original artwork and descriptive text. Thanks for your understanding!

 From indie rock veteran Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart ProcessionThree Mile Pilot) come the haunting sounds of DARKSOPHONE, featuring musical saw, Marxophone, skeletal guitar and heavy drums. Since the saw and Marxophone both have limited ranges, we’ve split the keyboard, placing the saw on the lower half and the Marxophone on the upper half. For those unfamiliar with the Marxophone, it’s a zither-like instrument that is played with a series of keys, which bounce metal hammers onto the strings for a repeated dulcimer effect. The musical saw is played with a bow, and each note has an organic vibrato and other articulations. The sparse guitar chords lend themselves to combining chord buttons for extended harmonies. The drums feature patterns in both 6/8 and 4/4. Trying slowing the disc all the way down and/or playing it backwards with the reverb cranked up for some spooky late-night shoe-gazing!

SFX Rockers: Drums
Chord Buttons: Electric Guitar
Keys: Musical Saw & Marxophone

Produced by Pea Hicks
Instruments played and recorded by Pall Jenkins
Cover photograph by Pea Hicks
Disc design and mastering by Robert Becker

Please read the blog post here for information about the licensing agreement and usage guidelines for this disc.

Out of Stock

If you are serious about buying a copy of this item and think we should produce more, please email Pea at phix@optigan.com and indicate which items you are interested in.

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