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When will the madness end?

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So I got to interview Final Fantasy yesterday. 30 minutes on the phone with him, and what do we end up talking about for most of it? The Omnichord, and the Juno! Total nerdfest, but great fun. He told me a mate of his, Jenny from the Barmitzvah Brothers has made a solo album under the name Jenny Omnichord. And yes, you guessed it. She made it on an ……..
Yeehaw!!

Owen Pallett is a total dude! Had a really good laugh with him, and he was pretty interesting. An edited version of the interview will be in next month’s Totally Dublin. I’ll hopefully put the whole interview up here once the piece has ran.

Final Fantasy will be coming to Dublin shortly, and the line-up for the night is excellent. Joining him on the bill are Miracle Fortress and A Hawk And A Hacksaw in Vicar St. on December 11th. Thanks to the Foggy Notions guys for another brilliant show.

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November 28, 2007 Posted by | Final Fantasy, Jenny Omnichord, Omnichord | 3 Comments

The future is bright, the future is….Omnichord

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My good friend over at Experimental Audio Studio recently invested in an Omnichord from e-bay. It arrived yesterday, and when we got to the studio it became an instant hit! I fear we may have to scrap all the work that went into our new album, and start fresh. I’m thinking something more along the lines of this, but it’s gonna be a long time before we reach the standard set by this guy. He’s in a league of his own!

According to Wikipedia – An Omnichord is an electronic musical instrument manufactured by the Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation. It typically features a touch plate and numerous chord buttons. The most basic method of playing the instrument is to press the chord buttons, and strum the touch plate. Omnichords often feature preset rhythms with a tempo control which the player may use as accompaniment. Other features may include a selection of voices, and effects such as vibrato and sustain, as well as a chord memory in more advanced models.

All hail the Omnichord!

November 8, 2007 Posted by | Music, Omnichord | 3 Comments