Optiganally Yours

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Optiganally Yours began with Pea Hix's (formerly of Tit Wrench and Lucas & Friend) fascination with the Optigan, a keyboard manufactured in the early and mid-'70s by Mattel. An "optical organ," the Optigan stores its sounds -- which range from organs and strings to drum loops and sound effects -- on a collection of celluloid optical discs. Hix found his first Optigan in 1995 at a Salvation Army, and eventually added a dozen more to his arsenal. He recruited his friend Rob Crow (ex-Heavy Vegetable and also a member of Thingy, Pinback, and Physics) as a collaborator, and the duo's debut album, Spotlight on Optiganally Yours, arrived two years later; its blend of spare, indie pop songwriting and production and strangely lush arrangements won critical acclaim from the likes of NME, CMJ, Melody Maker, and Cool & Strange Music Mag, among other publications. The group also contributed tracks to a benefit album for East Timor and March Records' Reproductions: Songs of the Human League before releasing their second full-length, Optiganally Yours Presents: Exclusively Talentmaker!, in early 2000 on Absolutely Kosher Records. On this album the duo played the Vako Orchestron and the Chilton Talentmaker, which were slightly varied descendants of the original Optigan.
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Albums

Optiganally Yours - Spotlight On Optiganally Yours album art Optiganally Yours Spotlight On Optiganally Yours (Album) Headhunter Records, Cargo Music US 1997 Sell This Version
Optiganally Yours - Presents: Exclusively Talentmaker! album art Optiganally Yours Presents: Exclusively Talentmaker! (Album) Absolutely Kosher Records US 2000 Sell This Version
VRCD-3315, #015 Optiganally Yours - Optiganally Yours De-Composed album art Optiganally Yours Optiganally Yours De-Composed(CD, Album) Vroom Sound, Vroom Sound VRCD-3315, #015 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
Optiganally Yours - O.Y. In Hi-Fi album art Optiganally Yours O.Y. In Hi-Fi (Album) Joyful Noise Recordings US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rob's Room 001 Optiganally Yours - Tour-Only Optiganally Yours Enhanced CD (rob needs money) album art Optiganally Yours Tour-Only Optiganally Yours Enhanced CD (rob needs money)(CDr, EP) Not On Label Rob's Room 001 US 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Optiganally Yours - Tour-Only (Mixed Media) CD album art Optiganally Yours Tour-Only (Mixed Media) CD(CDr, Comp) Not On Label none US 2002 Sell This Version

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