Yuri Landman builds incredible guitars for noisy bands

Pitchfork has a fantastic interview with Yuri Landman, Sonic Youth fan turned guitar maker, who builds multi-stringed, multi-bridged instruments for Lee Renaldo and a bunch of other bands I've never heard of. The interview is full of treats like this: "It's basically a two-string guitar with a built-in thumb piano. The strings of the guitar can be bent by a brake cable from a moped, which is connected to a foot pedal. When amplified, the thumb piano, which is mounted to the guitar body, has a very low and impressive sound, almost like a vibraphone.". There's a fantastically in-depth explanation of one of Yuri's guitars here on Wikipedia, and this clip of Yuri's band Avec-A is also very cool. PS: Was anyone in Amsterdam for the the Output Festival to see the Instrument Expo? (Thanks, Ben)

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Se man Kidal of Malaysia legendary guitar player. I love music too. very nice job
the blue one is called The Moodswinger, and it was made for the guy from The Liars. you should listen to them. they are amazing.
Visitation Rites published an extended interview with Yuri Landman a month ago. You can check it out here: http://visitationsmusic.blogspot.com/2009/02/interview-with-yuri-landman-guitars-and.html
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