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Bobby Brown

The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda (LP)

Label: Destiny Records

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

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*2022 Stock.* Not to be confused with the famous R'n'B star of the same name, Bobby Brown became known to the public for his bizarre self built percussion set which he played with hands and feet creating a very unusual and peculiar rhythm carpet, not to mention his odd vocal style which added to his intriguing musical choice a touch of captivating madness. Although not electronic, his musical take will be particularly enjoyable for who listened to experimental musicians such as Silver Apples, United States Of America, Moondog and Fifty Foot Hose. This 1972 The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda is a supreme introduction to the bizarre world of Bobby Brown and the cover artwork confirms Brown's oddities.
"About fifty homemade instruments designed to be as small as possible and placed on racks so as to be played from one spot(in a rotating, standing position) - styles of many countries were adapted - such as irish harp, koto, Drums, Thumb Piano, Flutes, Sitar and Dulcimer - there are 311 strings total - the key bass was adapted to be played by foot along with several other homemade foot instruments - the ability to make electric pick-ups from coils and computer parts was taught to me by Jon Lazell - Jon also allowed me to adapt some of his inventions & motivated me to invent some of my own - the result - "the Universal One Man Orchestra", primitive, contemporary and futuristic." Most copies are signed by Bobby Brown in various ways and some have a hand-written note (in blue pen) saying "play treble up". This edition feature neither address nor his blurp about playing on weddings, parties or concerts, nor the info "on phonograph - adjust the treble up alot and the bass down a fair amount".

 

 

 

 

Details
Cat. number: DR 4002
Year: 2020