As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
And that is definitely true for a band from Ukraine called Brunettes Shoot Blondes.
The band came across a broken vintage piano and decided to repurpose it in a very creative way. They made it into a one-of-a-kind analog hybrid of 20 different instruments that are all controlled by the keys of the piano.
Different keys of the piano control all the instruments, including cymbals, a tambourine, and even a cello and a violin.
The band spent three years putting the incredible hybrid together.
Band member Andrii Kovalov talked about the origins of the idea for the instrument.
“When I was a kid, I used to have this Yamaha keyboard where you’ve got all the sounds you can imagine: strings, percussion, organ, xylophone, etc. I could spend all day long just playing around with it.
Years later, this weird idea popped into my head: wouldn’t it be cool to recreate this home keyboard, but using an actual grand piano? All other instruments could be built-in so that the piano keys would make them play.
So, I told my friends about this idea and they said: ‘it’s crazy but we should give it try’.”
Check out this video of the band playing their song “Houston” live with this insanely creative instrument at the forefront.
Pretty awesome, right?
What do you think? Had you ever heard of these guys before? If not, now you have!
Do you know any other bands or musicians that have created their own instruments like Brunettes Shoot Blondes did?
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