I’ve been skeptical about Yamaha’s Tenori-On since it was announced, suggesting that the device was sexy, but more style than substance.
Now, a new group has emerged that could challenge that idea – The Tenorions – an trio of babes that play Yamaha’s unique new instrument.
The Tenorions seem to be sort of The Monkees of electronic music. According to a Yamaha press release:
Jason Air is taking the Tenori-on concept to a new level. With success in the worlds of Drum & Bass and Hip Hop, his latest venture sees him as the driving force behind the world’s first band to create music exclusively with the Tenori-on. Fittingly, this trio of Oriental techno-heads goes by the name of… The Tenorions.
The band comprises core members Nynn and Cici, who write the uncompromising and driving techno tracks that have already become The Tenorions trademark sound. With increasing bookings for live gigs, third Tenorion Fiona joins them on stage to complete the trio.
The Tenorions are certainly easy on the eyes. With gear like that, how could it be otherwise?
The real question is whether they, like the Tenori-On itself, are more than style over substance.
Here’s a video that captures the Tenorions’ April debut in London:
Let me know what you think of The Tenorions in the comments!
via Sonic State