Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Ceramic Songs Of The Antenna Repairmen

The Antenna Repairmen are a Los Angeles trio who perform music solely on invented ceramic instruments. Some are pans filled with water that are struck with sticks, some are xylophone-like keyboards, and some look like jugs, as pictured on their cover of their album "Ghatam": (Lots more pics of the instruments HERE on sculptor Stephen Freedman's site.)

The music moves from meditative calm to chugging Mimimalism rhythms, with plenty of ethnic influences giving the whole thing the feel of an ancient ritual. Plenty listenable, and sometimes, as with this mp3, downright catchy:

The Antenna Repairmen: Marvin's Udu Voodoo (excerpt)

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