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sdwright
(underwater)
Posted: Feb 12, 2018 16:15
 

Saw on this

 Can get a bit ear piercing. but still intriquing.

Proclivities wrote:

I couldn't find information about this particular recording, but the lead singer in this band definitely plays a musical saw.
Here is her playing in a live performance of this song.
And here is her playing one in another tune.
I've seen people play them in person, like any instrument, some are better at it than others.

 


MikeInNJ
(Fort Collins, CO)
Posted: Feb 12, 2018 16:13
 

Elephant Revival just announced that they are "going on hiatus" after their next Red Rocks show this Spring. Hopefully they take the time they need and then come back to performing. 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 6:56
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Pretty sure it is not a saw.  From distant memories in my youth of seeing old men playing the saw it seemed almost impossible to get spot on note perfect.  The notes and tune were identifiable but each individual note wavered all over the place.
On this song if you listen carefully the notes are spot on immediately so I expect they are using either a theremin  or a synthesizer of some kind.
Of course if the producer or recording engineer on that track is reading this perhaps you could enlighten us...
 
I couldn't find information about this particular recording, but the lead singer in this band definitely plays a musical saw.
Here is her playing in a live performance of this song.
And here is her playing one in another tune.
I've seen people play them in person, like any instrument, some are better at it than others.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: May 10, 2017 8:29
 

 MJdub wrote:
Love the saw.  It's like a cowboy theremin.

 
Pretty sure it is not a saw.  From distant memories in my youth of seeing old men playing the saw it seemed almost impossible to get spot on note perfect.  The notes and tune were identifiable but each individual note wavered all over the place.

On this song if you listen carefully the notes are spot on immediately so I expect they are using either a theremin  or a synthesizer of some kind.

Of course if the producer or recording engineer on that track is reading this perhaps you could enlighten us...
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Feb 07, 2017 11:29
 

 BigIslandBlues wrote:
African or Asian?  Nice.

 
They are from Nederland Colorado, playing Eugene this Sunday, I think I have to go lol {#Sunny}
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Mar 06, 2016 23:19
 

I'm satisfied. I'd get to 'What's that mean'?


MJdub
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 12:16
 

Love the saw.  It's like a cowboy theremin.
stegokitty
(tree)
Posted: May 21, 2015 15:10
 

I like it. 
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 1:50
 

Strange how the spring sun streaming through my office window elevates this from a 4 to a 7.  I really like this today.  Thanks RP, for brightening my day.  Again.
cupajoe
(Pennsylvania)
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 11:15
 

 pcc wrote:
 PopKombo wrote:
is that a musical saw or a theremin producing that ethereal sound?

 

exactly what I thought when I heard it!
I'll guess it's a saw...

 
I saw them live last year and they used a saw on this song.  My niece and nephew were delighted.  They had no idea that a saw could be an instrument.

NeilBlanchard
(Greater Boston area, Massachusetts Eaarth)
Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:32
 

I heard a couple of their songs here on RP, and after sampling more, I plunged in and bought several "albums" of MP3's, and I am enjoying them a lot. 

The recording fidelity is outstanding, to boot.
pankman
(Old Europe)
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 3:22
 

My goodness! How awful! From 2 to 1
pcc
(Derby, UK)
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:13
 

 PopKombo wrote:
is that a musical saw or a theremin producing that ethereal sound?

 

exactly what I thought when I heard it! I'll guess it's a saw...
laramieu
(the plains)
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:12
 

 PopKombo wrote:
is that a musical saw or a theremin producing that ethereal sound?

 
I wonder the same...
rdo
(DC)
Posted: May 10, 2014 16:09
 

After listening to this band here for a few years, alls I can say is that I cannot remember any of their songs.   It's the same way with Beyonce for me, I could not tell you or recognize a single song by her even though she is probably the biggest star now.  It just does not register with me.  
PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:32
 

is that a musical saw or a theremin producing that ethereal sound?
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Apr 09, 2014 7:45
 

I am afraid I am following the shape of the ratings distribution today and giving her breathless warbling the bird.
RabbitEars
Posted: Feb 27, 2014 12:34
 

digging this album overall. going to see them soon. 
 
garyalex
(NYC)
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 6:59
 

 BigIslandBlues wrote:
African or Asian?  Nice.

 
Colorado, I think.
BigIslandBlues
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 14:03
 

African or Asian?  Nice.