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Neon Indian Travels Even Deeper Into A Retro Synth Vortex
The Quietus , September 1st, 2011 11:55

Sepia-tinted popster presents an oversaturated, eighties-ish 'synthfomercial' about his very own mini analogue synth

Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo, has created a mini analogue synthesiser with the help of Austin-based company Bleep Labs, to be given away with the deluxe version of his upcoming album Era Extrana. As purchase incentives go, we have to admit it's a pretty inventive one.

To celebrate/demonstrate the powers of his mini beast, named PAL198X, he's put together a characteristically eighties sprinkled infomercial, entitled Step Into The World With Your PAL198X.

In Palomo's words: "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 fucking thing."

Neon Indian - Step Into the World With Your PAL198X from Neon Indian on Vimeo.

Neon Indian's second album Era Extrana is due out through Transgressive on 10th October.

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