A recording of a 1979 Fisher Price radio that used to play Teddy Bears Picnic. I bought this one second hand and messed about with it. I removed some of the tines on the music box mechanism, filed down some of the points on the cylinder, then I added another music box mechanism (with tines and points removed, bent and stuff). When you play them both together you get weird, scary, tinkly, discordant music. It also still has elements of Teddy Bears Picnic, mixed with recognisable notes from When You Wish Upon a Star - the other music box mechanism. Pictures here: flickr.com/photos/dagobah/763197153/
February 13, 2020 Subject:
I think this is excellent work, my friend. Years back, I realized that by removing the "unnecessary" tines from a music box comb, you could build a "chord comb" to your liking. Any roll that you played on this comb would simply arpeggiate it uniquely... quite beautiful to experiment with. Thank you for posting your recordings.