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July 20th, 2019


Balloon Bass - This Life

I was digging through the far corners of my digital music collection and came across a directory simply called "Balloon Bass". I suspect it is the early music of Addi Somekh, a balloon artist who invented the instrument of that name and went on to record as Unpopable. The balloon bass itself is a rather cool thing: one balloon is inflated and acts as a resonator, and a long stringy one gets tied to it to be plucked at different lengths and tensions. It sounds pretty much exactly as you would imagine and as an instrument is a bit on the lumbering side. Cool though, and clearly the ideal doom metal instrument. Here's the fingerbusting This Life for you.

Balloon Bass - This Life