Saturday, July 26, 2008

sophisticated pling pling

The NY Times says Glockabelle makes "busy metallic pling"

[6.14.08] Technique in action: The glockenspiel has a new heyday in indie-rock, following a lineage from Phil Spector through the E Street Band through U2’s first album to the Arcade Fire. But I haven’t seen one played the way the Fiery Furnaces did: not with mallets, but with thimbles on fingertips. That can make for more simultaneous notes, more busy metallic pling.

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