The Open Reel Ensemble scratches 4 reel-to-reel analog tape recorders to make some really cool music.
They hook up a keyboard, microphones, computers loaded with Max/MSP, USB interfaces, lights and solenoids to old-school reel-to-reel decks and mic the strange sounds of their voices, singing bowls and tabla.
Hacked reel-to-reel setup.
Open Reel Ensemble:
Ei Wada : Concepter, Circuit, Sound CompositionMore info - pics + mp3 audio of Open Reel Ensemble performances
Kimitoshi Sato：Programing, Sound Design, Poster Design
Ren Yamashita：Circuit, Craft
Ei Wada [AKA Crab Feet] has a bunch of wacky musical experiments on his youtube [garudagroove] - blog [crabfeet.blogspot.com] + portfolio.
This Crab Feet "Coolas Haderach" video above looks like they're sucking and blowing water through tubes to manipulate the sound. Definitely PFU.