$5 please

7″ vinyl with 2-sided archival print by sumi ink club and free digital download, edition of 300

“speak your own language” collects a few recordings of lucky dragons playing a home-made string instrument with a central bridge (you might call it a “zither”). the design of the instrument, which is played by two players plucking / strumming / striking the strings on opposite sides of the bridge, is such that the actions of a player on one side of the strings effects the tone of the strings played by the other player. as one side of a string vibrates, bends, becomes tight or relaxed, the pitch of the opposite side responds in a mirror-like fashion. harmonies float around, not fixed in place, but come back to rest in a rough middle. mastered to be played at either 33 or 45 rpm, and pressed with a large center hole, play this record however you want.

purchase includes free download of an alternate digital version in which automated noise-reduction software attempts to discern a “signal” from the background sound, substituting its own idea of music lol …listen a little:

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