Streetly Electronics Mellotron Tape Library

Tony Levin's NS Electric 'Cello

In a melancholic mood with TL. Instant misery with a smile. Lovely. The heroic bassist from King Crimson gives us the once around with a weird looking electric cello he plays, which looks like a normal cello that has suddenly gone on to win the Cello Diet Of The Decade contest, a tournament for which there is little enthusiasm and indeed pitifully few contestants. The instrument is totally unlike Tony's more usual Chapman Stick which is more like playing a cathedral using all fifty of your fingers.

Enjoy the laugh-a-minute sounds of Tony's cello here as it contemplates throwing itself from a bridge.

A song, a dance, and a Leonard Cohen record.

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