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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-04-21: Omnichord Noir Fundraiser with Jenny Omnichord!

April 22, 2021
AccNoir 2021-04-21

In our early years we did these religiously — during the member drives of our parent radio station, CFRO Community Radio, we’d toss a bone to other neglected “underdog” instruments and devote an entire hour (or more!) to “variety spice” axes that didn’t happen to enjoy the support of a weekly radio program dedicated to their art. Building bridges at the bottom of the ladder! We featured radio specials on such “obvious” offbeat instruments as “Ukulele Noir“, “Baritone Saxophone Noir“, “Jaw Harp Noir“, “Theremin Noir“, “Banjo Noir“, “Hurdy Gurdy Noir” and more (the “Tuba Noir” and “Bagpipes Noir” seemingly tragically lost to the vagaries of time) … but of course no matter how deep you dig, there is always an instrument more niche waiting for you to shine some light on.

Which brings us to last night’s episode, an extraordinary two-hour visit to a musically rich realm with a champion all its own: join our host Bruce Triggs in interview with the devoted expert Jenny Omnichord for a wild visit to the ethereal realm of … Omnichord Noir! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. (And when you’re done listening to it, enjoy the marshy sounds of a Saturna Island bog the rest of this Earth Day via http://wetlandproject.com/ !) Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-04-21, Omnichord Noir Fundraiser with Jenny Omnichord!

Jenny Omnichord on Bandcamp (get more of her music or contact her):
https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/

Some Jenny Omnichord History online:
http://labelfantastic.com/artists/the-barmitzvah-brothers/

Omnichord History and Commentary:
http://www.suzukimusic.co.uk/omnichord-heaven/models/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnichord
https://australianmusician.com.au/the-omnichord-a-history-by-bernard-fanning/
https://www.kickkicksnare.com/new-releases/2014/02/03/popular-instrument-youve-never-heard-omnichord

Suzuki Omnichord & Qchord (Facebook group). https://www.facebook.com/groups/Omnichord.QChord
Omnichord Heaven (Facebook page): @Omnichord.Heaven (https://www.facebook.com/Omnichord.Heaven works too)

People need to be invited to the Omnichord Discord channel, so they can contact Jenny for an invite.

  • Bill Davis Trio w/Bruce Triggs – ‟Bring the Money In” – Co-op Radio Member Drive PRA (1954/2021) – http://www.CoopRadio.org
  • Linaire – ‟Go In The Morning” – Linaire (2020) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://linaire.bandcamp.com https://linairesongs.com (Omnichord used: Anna Atkinson played a brown model OM-27)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Ghost Flyers In The Sky” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/ (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Daniel Lanois – ‟Ice” – Acadie (1989) – (I don’t know where he is now! Canada? LA?) – http://www.daniellanois.com (Omnichord used: It’s a System 1 (OM27) but it looks like it’s been modded!)
  • Robbie Robertson – ‟Somewhere Down The Crazy River” – Robbie Robertson (0) – Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somewhere_Down_the_Crazy_River (Produced by Daniel Lanois. Omnichord used: OM 84 I think)
  • Gorillaz – ‟Clint Eastwood” – Gorillaz (2001) – London, England, UK – http://www.Gorillaz.com (Omnichord used: System 300. We can use this if we ever do a Melodica Noir episode too.)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Lease in the East” – All Our Little Bones (2010) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Lifeline” – All Our Little Bones (2010)
    (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Charlotte Or Otis” – Charlotte Or Otis : Duets For Children, Their Parents, And Other People Too. (2008) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟What Happens To Animals” – Charlotte Or Otis : Duets For Children, Their Parents, And Other People Too. (2008) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Blankets and Bones” – Pregnancy ‘P (2008) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • The Barmitzvah Brothers – ‟Daytime Mom” – The Night Of The Party (2002) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://thebarmitzvahbrothers.bandcamp.com https://jennyomnichord.bandcamp.com/ (Omnichord used by Jenny Omnichord: OM84)
  • LASS – ‟Dark Summer” – LOVEHOLIC – Warsaw, Poland – https://soundcloud.com/lassmusic (“Omnichord” used: Qchord)
  • Lorraine Bowen – ‟Pizza Song” – Vital Organs (2006) – London, England, UK – https://lorrainebowen.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: System 1, OM 27)
  • Wilfred N Meets The Hurryman – ‟I’ll Never Understand Why (mastered)” – I’ll Never Understand Why (2017) – Mixed and Mastered by Nik Kozub, https://soundcloud.com/wilfred-kozub/ill-never-understand-why-new-version (Omnichord used: likely the system 150/250)
  • Balún – ‟El Medio Contenido” – El Medio Contenido (2012) – Brooklyn, New York / San Juan, Puerto Rico – http://www.balunonline.com https://balun.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: OM-27)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟…And In The Cold” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Moby” – Cities Of Gifts And Ghosts (2007) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟Where is My Mind” – Days of Hard Drives: Excavating Ten Years of Jenny Omnichord (2013) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Jenny Omnichord – ‟All Our Little Bows” – All Our Little Bones (2010) (Omnichord used: System 100/200)
  • Colleen Brown – ‟It’s The End Of The World (Again)” – Isolation Songs (2020) – – https://colleenbrownmusic.bandcamp.com (Omnichord used: System 100/200M)

It’s possible I’ll be posting more from the Jenny Omnichord interview and a few more songs in the next week or so. That will be included in a future post here on AccordionUprising.org

If we make the goal of raising $500 (or more) during this week’s fund-drive I will definitely post a polished version on that extra episode.

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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