Jimmy Page and The Edge share a moment of sexual tension.
(GIF via cannibalcomfort)
The theremin is responsible for the eerie, swooping tones you’ve heard in music since the 1950s. It is almost never responsible for notes in a melody played in-tune, because it’s like playing a string instrument with no frets (such as a violin) except the neck doesn’t exist. You are left trying to hold your hands at imaginary points in the air, and unlike traditional instruments, the note sustains until you touch the volume hoop, which is counter-intuitive, and also a huge pain.
Obviously, you could practice this thing for years, and get good at it, but this is 2012, there are better and more fun things to do. We could all learn how to weld, and build our own cars out of sheet-metal, but we’re going to look at Tumblr and take photos of what we’re eating and then say we’re bored.
What do we want? Instant gratification. When do we want it? When do you think we want it.
Nothing depresses me more than the amount of disrespect the theremin gets. It’s basically my favorite musical instrument, edging out synthesizers just slightly. And a lot of people don’t realize this, but electronic music wouldn’t exist today without it. The theremin wasn’t the first electronic musical instrument, but it WAS the first to be commercially successful and to gather a substantial amount of original compositions intended for it.
And you know what else? Robert Moog, most famous for inventing the analogue synthesizer, got his start selling theremins. So there. Demand theremin respect.
I just found this again…
And I am losing my shit over Jean-Benoît right now…
Look… at… this…
Haha, yup. I never really thought about rearranging the words but I know, tres excellent.
The robots were too ahead of us all.
This is too much wordplay for me at once…