“speak your own language” collects a few recordings of lucky dragons playing a home-made string instrument with a central bridge (you might call it a “zither”). the design of the instrument, which is played by two players plucking / strumming / striking the strings on opposite sides of the bridge, is such that the actions of a player on one side of the strings effects the tone of the strings played by the other player. as one side of a string vibrates, bends, becomes tight or relaxed, the pitch of the opposite side responds in a mirror-like fashion. harmonies float around, not fixed in place, but come back to rest in a rough middle. the digital version (what you hear here) is different: automated noise-reduction software attempts to discern a “signal” from the background sound of the original recordings, substituting its own idea of music lol. vinyl 7" comes packaged with a two-sided archival print by sumi ink club.
released December 12, 2012