I've always found tasteful daxophone music a troublesome proposition, but John really nails it here. I would buy at least three records of daxophone and harmonics guitar material from him. At least.
Favorite track: Two Old Friends Pass By Again.
This album gathers in one place many of my early experiments with homemade instruments, in the form of live performances. There is sparse use of electronics--all the sounds you will hear are amplified acoustic instruments, with a few pedals here and there. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of hearing these sounds as I did in making them.
All tracks recorded as played, except tracks 2 and 4, which were multi-tracked.
duochord - an 8.5 ft 3rd bridge instrument. Isolates string partials.
daxophone - friction idiophone invented by Hans Reichel.
harmonics guitar - a 3rd bridge instrument invented by Glenn Branca.
daxoharmonic guitar - a harmonics guitar with a daxophone soundbox as the bridge block.
2x1x2x3x8 - 2 duochords. Performed by Jared Yackiw and John C.L. Jansen.
Loop/Feather - daxophone. Field recording by felix.blume.
Two Old Friends Pass By Again - daxoharmonics guitar. Recorded by David Bishop.
Growl\ - daxophone. Field recording by felix.blume.
Sequenza I for Harmonics Guitar - harmonics guitar and electronics.
released October 12, 2018
All tracks written, performed, recorded, and mastered by John C.L. Jansen in various locations between 2017-2018, aside from where noted above.