Friday, June 13, 2008

Get bent

As I was drifting about Barrymore's before the start of the Holy Fuck show, I happened to overhear someone discussing the merits of Speak'n'Spell. I guessed the stocky goateed conversationalist might be Sean, a.k.a opening act Squelchbox - and so indeed it was. Squelchbox uses a bunch of homemade machinery and circuit bending to construct his gurgling soundscapes. You can't tell from this pic (or any of the others, due to poor depth of field), but the knobs on the control panels are polysided gamers' dice.

Up close and well lit.

And from way back.

The grand finale! Okay, so not much in the way of jumping or bouncing about, but many interesting sounds.

A most entertaining and aurally appropriate opener.

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