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Re: looped jaw harp and kazoo?
Denis taaffe wrote to Simran Gleason:
"yes, but it can't be cool if you don't have a jaw harp and kazzoo quintet
back you up ?! haha,seriously, good luck with gig, whish I could be there
hear some looping..."
Funny you should mention this, Denis: I just did the opening/closing (I
played the crowd in and out
in the foyer) slot for the brilliant Residents multi media show at the Rio
Theatre in Santa Cruz this last Saturday and, in one of the pieces that
pleased me the most (best to please oneself, eh?) . I ran
a concert pitched D hungarian jaw harp and ran it through one of those old
red Digitech Harmonizing Whammy Pedals, pitched down one octave, to create
my rhythmic loop. Over it, I used a low pitched irish tin whistle, also
pitched down an octave which I then gutterally hummed an octave lower
as I blew the same melody whistle for my 'lead'. That Digitech is really
archaic and really inhibits fidelity, but, in this case it came out
sounding really, really cool. You would have never known what instruments
I used, initially and I have the wonderful added option of sweeping the
footpedal form one octave below to normal pitch, which produced some really
beautiful and mysterious sounding
artifacts. Who needs analogue synth 'bubbles'?
Sorry, no kazoo, unfortunately (though I have used one in a faux
industrial looping experiments, previously). Anyone ever catch the MTV
unplugged CURE show where they let three of the bands
fans sing the horn parts on kazoos for the song "Love Cats"?
P.C. checkin: Is it o.k. to admit
to loving the early Cure on loopers delight?