low_fi_blues

Low Fi  DIY Junkyard Blues

If you want to make low-fi blues music – perhaps youve been inspired by Tom Waits’ Bone Machine, the D.I.Y. Punk Ethic or your just want to record that pile of dusty, dirty musical crapola that you’ve been saving from the skip, picking from the rubbish.

Maybe you despise high production values or just dont give a damn. Made For Chickens By Robots is here to illuminate the low-fi path to enlightenment.

After our recent interview with Made For Chickens By Robots we have the secret ingredients – the MFCBR gear breakdown. Here at Rare Star uitars we feel that it is privilege when a left field artist like Made For Chickens By Robots shares the details of both their process and their equipment.

Made for Chickens By Robots creates an idiosyncratic and niche low-fi blues and ragtime sound using a particular equipment set.

What makes the sound unique is both the approach together with the equipment, combining low-end equipment like cheap headphones for mic’ing up the suitcase kick drum (a technique that U.K. band the Twotimers have also used) together with Boss Loop Stations, and small megaphones

KAY MELODYNOTE GUITAR with SEGOVIA PICKUP tuned to open C
KORG MONOTRON DELAY SYNTH
AIRPORT LUGGAGE SUITCASE
CHEAP PAIR OF ENCLOSED HEADPHONES
WILDFIRE DELAY
BOSS RC2 LOOPSTATION
BOSS RC30XL LOOPSTATION
SANS AMP PARA DRIVER DI (AS AN EQ/OVERDRIVE FOR GUITAR)
BOSS SD-1 SUPER OVERDRIVE
GRETSCH 10″ SNARE DRUM
5WATT MEGAPHONE
TAMA DRUM PEDALS (MODIFIED)

<h3>The European Made For Chickens BY Robots Tour for 2012 is as follows:</h3>

upcoming tour MFCBR 2012 Tour dates:

29 SEP – BONN – GERMANY – BONNSTOMP
30 SEP – KASSEL – GERMANY – LOLITA BAR
02 OCT – FRANKFURT – GERMANY – PONYHOF MOONSHAKE!
05 OCT – MANNHEIM – GERMANY – BLAU
06 OCT – BUCHLOE – GERMANY – HIRSCH
10 OCT – ZURICH – SWITZERLAND – CLUB ZUKUNFT
11 OCT – BERN – SWITZERLAND – CAFE KAIRO
12 OCT – BASEL – SWITZERLAND – CAFE AGORA
13 OCT – ULM – GERMANY – KRADHALLE
18 OCT – MUNICH – GERMANY – OPTIMAL RECORD STORE
19 OCT – VIENNA – AUSTRIA – TRASH ROCK POO POO
20 OCT – LINZ – AUSTRIA – ROTER KREBS
21 OCT – PASSAU – GERMANY – ZAKK
23 OCT – ROSTOCK – GERMANY – MAU KLUB
24 OCT – BREMEN – GERMANY – MEDIENCOOP
25 OCT – EINDHOVEN – NETHERLANDS – FLIPSIDE
26 OCT – MIDDELBURG – NETHERLANDS – KAFFEE T’HOF
28 OCT – AMSTERDANG – NETHERLANDS – OT301
29 OCT – MANNHEIM – GERMANY – 7ER CLUB