(2011) Born from a need for a Slinky and some ‘drums’ to get together, The Slinkopator appears on the September song of the Monthly Journal album. See it in action […]
(2007-11) This is Wild Jane, one of a series of unique MINI SISTER SPINSTERS built by Thomas. Some were created as gifts, while others were privately purchased. The number was […]
WENDY WINDLESS WINDCHIME
(2013) Featured on the song ‘I’ve Got To Know’, Wendy is a push-button motorized wind chime. We last heard she was living in Texas, privately owned by a kind patron […]
The BLACK TAMBOURINE
(2008) Built for the cover of the song Black Tambourine by Beck, featured on the album ‘Songs from the Films of David Lynch’, and featuring a nasty pair of scissoring […]
(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.
(b.2006) Combines spoons, aerodynamics, centrifugal force, a motorcycle headlamp and a playing card. On the road through 2007. “She provides great accompaniment on ‘Stranger on a Train’ replicating the sound […]
(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 […]
(2009) Appeared frequently on stage for a short period, before being deemed too dangerous for most live settings.
The SCARY AERIAL
(2009) Someone may not be getting very good reception anymore on their old TV set. But it was worth it.
The CADILLAC BEATSPINNER
(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.