So I had a chance to meet the Faraday Trippers — the core of Mike and Pat plus newer member Bryce — at Bottled Smoke back in May. Mike runs Seagrass Recordings, who have released the various Faraday-associated recordings so far; the band itself is an all-theremin bunch.
Very enjoyable show from the start — while there’s a similar all-theremin base as with the Lothars, extra percussion via bells tambourines and chimes adds a certain unexpected collage, an extra layer of rich sound. Bryce plays very subtly on his theremin, Mike is more motion-heavy, and Pat maintains steadier tones, creating a rich variety….The shift in approach as the piece continues is notable; Bryce’s percussion/drone is more frenetic, Pat’s more busy.
A full Flickr set here if you’d like to look further! That’s Bryce and Mike in silhouette at the start of this blog entry.