Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The Use Of Using Tape From Vintage Tape Recorders,

is not the first thing to springs to mind,

to use as a drum, but Japanese musicians Ei Wada, Haruka Yoshida, and Masaru Yoshida create reverberating drum beats on the outstretched tape of cracked open reel-to-reel tape recorders from the 1970s and 1980s,

the video above gets off to a bit of a shaky start, but soon gets into the grove, the group, appropriately named Open Reel Ensemble, produces an intriguing timbre that more closely resembles a synthesizer than an analog drum, the group has created the soundtrack for Japanese designer ISSEY MIYAKE‘s last four seasons, You can listen to more compositions by the trio, including this song that mixes their unique drumming technique with a keyboard, on Youtube, I am not quite sure how this will go down in the pop concert circuit, but you have to admit it is a bit different.

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