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Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas

by The Lothars

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Gypsy Song 00:36
Banjolin 06:37
Bleep-Bloop 05:30
The Trot 04:18


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How do you follow up a debut release that featured three theremins and a guitar? For The Lothars, the answer was simple: add another theremin! On this, their second "proper" CD, The Lothars have supplemented their quadraphonic theremin attack with guitar, violin and samples to create soundscapes only hinted at on their debut CD "Meet The Lothars."


released September 19, 2000

Jon Bernhardt - Bass Theremin, Samples
Ramona Herboldsheimer - Guitar, Violin
Jon Hindmarsh - Lead Theremin
Dean Stiglitz - Ambient Theremin, Backing Tracks
Kris Thompson - Other Theremin.

Recorded live at the Charnwood Conservatory, Somerville, MA, December 11-12, 1999 by Dean. Mixed at Plastic City, in Leominster, MA, January 15-17, 2000 by Dean, Jon B and The Lothars. Edited by Jon B. Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering. Art design and layout by Jon B. The cover art is a parody of a 1950's Benny Goodman record originally done by Jim Flora.


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The Lothars Somerville, Massachusetts

"Despite its overuse, soundscape is an apt description
of the Lothars' music — vistas of sound that are more
atmosphere than plot...they wring sadness and beauty
from such instruments as the hammer dulcimer and the
theremin. The live improvisations sound like elegies
for Martians, or love songs for robots."
-- Anaheed Alani, Playboy, May 2003
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