So I had a mad idea this morning and decided to record a musical instrument I'd never used before. Ladeeez and germz, I give you...
|It's a Stylophone - imagine that...?|
Those of you of my generation, who lived in more innocent times, will remember that the Stylophone was promoted heavily by A Certain Person...
...but also that it featured heavily in David Bowie's SPACE ODDITY...
Anyway, I recorded three different tracks of Stylophone noodling on the Tascam 2488- not terribly well played, and not really sure if I'll use any of it, but it was fun to do.
While attempting to record the Stylophone, I accidentally connected the wrong set of cables to the Tascam, and ended up recording four minutes of electrical noise from the Phonic Firefly. It sounds vaguely like a helicopter, so I decided that I'd use that piece also in a new track I'd been planning, HELICOPTER SHOTS OF THE CITY.
All in all, a productive (if accidentally so) day.