Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones

Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones


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As producer/compiler Bart Hopkins states in his introductory essay that accompanies this fine collection: "One of the special things about any new instrument is tone quality: how its sound differs from others that have come before." The unusual instruments gathered here and inventive musicians who play them make for some great listening. Some pieces are haunting, like Colin Offord's mouth bow on "Heavenly Flower," while others are more challenging, like Tom Waits' layers of machine sounds on "Babbachichuija." All of it proves there is music in just about everything, if you take the time to listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1998
Label: Ellipsis Arts
UPC: 0052296361020
catalogNumber: 3610

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Harrison   Track Performer
Tom Waits   Track Performer
Uakti   Track Performer
Colin Offord   Track Performer
ZGA   Track Performer
Arthea   Track Performer
Ellen Fullman   Track Performer
Aphex Twin   Track Performer
Peter Whitehead   Track Performer
William Colvig   Track Performer
Maro Ajemian   Track Performer
Alan Tower   Track Performer
Stomp   Track Performer
Phones   Track Performer
Bradford Reed   Track Performer
Ela Lamblin   Track Performer
Leonard Solomon   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tom Waits   Composer
Ellen Fullman   Engineer
Oz Fritz   Engineer
Richard D. James   Composer
Michael Riesman   Engineer
Jeffrey Charno   Executive Producer

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