Death of Laurens Hammond

by Rick Reid

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This track began as a recording of the bizarre noises coming from my 1965 Hammond E-111 tonewheel organ. Some electronic component in it (possibly a vacuum tube) is failing and is causing it to make these noises when the circuits heat up. I did some editing and added echo and a few other effects to make it extra weird.


released March 1, 2017



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Rick Reid Denver, Colorado

Rick Reid has been involved in electronic music and sound effects design for most of his life. His first electronic instrument was an optical theremin built with a Radio Shack electronics kit. He has since played everything from Stylophones to modular synthesizers, with a particular focus on theremins and other instruments with unconventional user interfaces. ... more

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