n.— «Metalux’s unique sound partially derives from their gear. Besides guitars and synthesizers, the two use a reel-to-reel tape machine and something invented by Baltimore instrument inventor Peter B. called a “tranoe” (pronounced like “canoe”). “His instruments are tactile,” explains Gräf, “so they’re electronic but they’re sort of like patch synthesizers; but you’re making the connections with your hands or you can make them with alligator clips. Instead of knobs, they have these nodes, metal rods sticking out that you connect. I can process things through that—my voice, guitar, whatever I put into it.”» —“Space Is Displaced” by Dave Segal The Stranger (Seattle, Wash.) July 28, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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