A bonus item in Neon Indian’s upcoming LP is certain to please bedroom synthesists and gadget fans alike.
The PAL198X is include in the deluxe edition of ‘Era Extrana’, released on October 10.
Alan Palomo, the alter ego of Neon Indian, says of the special device; “We teamed up with our brethren homies in Austin, Bleep Labs, to proudly bring you the PAL 198X. It’s a triple triangle-wave oscillator noisemaking device with interchangeable controls for maximal sonic contortion. You can attach knobs, light-reactive photocells, and a variety of other devices for semi-modular capabilities. It can interact with a variety of objects around your house whether electronic in nature or not. It can even interact with your pet. It does not make the same sound twice. Basically, I want you to hack this f***ing thing.”
A demo of the synthesiser’s sounds can be heard here, while an ‘instructional video’, ‘Step into the World with Your PAL198X’, can be watched here. Try not to watch it in tandem with the Synthesiser Patel episode of ‘Look Around You’, mind.