Last week I got a new toy at a Car Boot Sale – it’s a type of electric harmonium, I think, although it calls itself a “Rosedale Electric Chord Organ”. In any event, it sounds gorgeous, and it feels so great to have an acoustic instrument in my room again!
I find the reedy organ sound so poignant, despite (or perhaps due to) the extremely loud motor that pushes the air through the reeds and the complete lack of dynamic range. I hope to use it to make a bunch of recordings of Bach preludes, among other things.
Here’s the first recording I’ve made with it. Let me know what you think!