"Mystery Man" on our Myspace and Optigan
Go to our myspace page and you will find our new album cut version of the song "Mystery Man". If you're wondering how we managed to hire a full orchestra with our limited budget, the strings you hear in the beginning are from a rare instrument made by Mattel in the late 70's called the Optigan. It looks like a pump organ but it actually has 12-inch discs inside. There's buttons on the side that play loops in many of the popular keys of the time. It's kind of like a poor man's mellotron. It's very noisy, and if you put your headphones on, you can hear the clicks of the buttons (unavoidable). It drove the our mix engineer Nic crazy!