Black Friday Appliance Part One

Black Friday Appliance, Live Performance at The Fidelitorium, Kernersville, North Carolina on August 29, 2016 Bryon Settle / Kirk Ross — prepared guitars
Recorded and mixed by Pete Weiss

This recording starts with the sound of a Braun dishwasher purchased by Mitch Easter on Black Friday somewhere around 2014 or 2015 (year still being verified). Mitch said it was his only major Black Friday purchase.

The dishwasher was recorded during a break in a Lud recording session at the Fidelitorium using a Tascam DR-40 with the microphones rotated out. During the subsequent, prepared guitar session the dishwasher track was retuned.

Guitar materials include alligator clips, small metallic strips and two “found” kitchen tools from the Fidelitorium kitchen, a hand-cranked mixer and a vintage tomato slicer.