Archived below or click here to read on the Guardian Website Five facts and things: a chat with Thomas Truax Thomas refuses to name a favourite or least favourite invention: […]
From Sandman Magazine 2005
(c. 2007) Delivering a dizzying array of grooves, clacks, snaps and thumps, she is Bigger and Badder than her motorized spinning mechanical drummer predecessors.
(c. 2000) Thomas’s prime cohort and “Left Hand Man”, pimped-up gramophone the Hornicator is “More akin to a William Burroughs-style hallucination than an instrument.” -ProperTop.com
(2003) “…and then there’s The Stringaling (don’t ask).” -Dazed & Confused
(c.2000) Thomas’s first motorized mechanical sound sculpture/drummer. Seen here at Sidewalk Cafe, NYC. She was featured prominently on the first album, including ‘Ocean Orphan’. Currently retired.
(c.2002) The second of Truax’s motorized mechanical drum machines, Sister Spinster was built for the road, and made somewhat collapsible so that she could be flown overseas.
(2003) “He wore something on his back that looked a little like a UFO…goodness knows what the heck that was made out of…probably a real UFO given the unworldly noise […]