The Dog is an Admirer of the Motorcycle

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This is the first piece I created after I set up a mechanism for Mother Superior to trigger my Boomerang loop pedal. This makes it possible for me to play a live phrase on an instrument (guitar in this case) which is then triggered regularly by my mechanical drum machine, so that the loop and the drum machine stay locked. I was experimenting with a mini live drum kit and some sample pads, which I played on top of the rest. I was inspired to do this when working with Brian Viglione on the Jetstream album tracks, in which he played live drums over Mother Superior. I'm no Brian when it comes to drums, but its a hell of a lot of fun to play rhythms on top of rhythms.

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from Of Stars, Snakes & Ladders EP, released January 11, 2017

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Thomas Truax London, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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