Darksophone features the work of indie rock veteran Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot). It includes the sound of musical saw, Marxophone, skeletal guitar and heavy drums.
For those unfamiliar with the Marxophone, it’s a zither-like instrument that is played with a series of keys, which bounce metal hammers onto the strings for a repeated dulcimer effect. The musical saw is played with a bow, and each note has an organic vibrato and other articulations. The sparse guitar chords lend themselves to combining chord buttons for extended harmonies.
The drums feature patterns in both 6/8 and 4/4.
Pricing and Availability
Darksophone is available now for US $99.99.