Circuit-bent toy geetar

A.S.M.O.'s circuit-bent toy guitar, currently for sale on eBay, features "super pitch bend knob and touch bolts, LFO with speed and depth controls, headstock light sensor, audio out jack socket." Note the Throbbing Gristle t-shirt. (via @chris_carter_)


    1.  Yeah, I totally get you, man.  If it’s experimental or different it therefore must suck.

  1. NULL HYPOTHSIS:  Real Guitars are for Pussies when compared to A.S.M.O.’s totem cock for twads.
    DATA: see video
    CONCLUSION:  False. The null hypothesis is not proven.

  2. Twenty thousand per cent disagree with everybody above.

    This sort of instrument works best as an accent to other things.  Put your ears on any number of compelling electronic releases from the last ten years and you’ll hear these kinds of sound all over the place.

    Obviously, since this is a demo video for an instrument A.S.M.O is selling, you’re seeing just a straight take of what the thing can do.  I agree, I wouldn’t want to watch someone rock out on just this thing alone for 45 minutes, but I don’t think that’s the point.

    This particular type of machine is like salt.  In the absence of other tastes it’s pretty overwhelming and kind of difficult, but it’s more than a little bit ridiculous to judge it in the absence of other flavors.

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