Digital musicians Neon Indian are about to release their latest album, Era Extraña, on September 13th, and to prepare, the band has made available several pre-order options
on their website, including one with an analog synthesizer. The PAL 198X synthesizer is,
in the words of its master, “…a triple triangle-wave oscillator noisemaking device with interchangeable controls for maximal sonic contortion.” I like the sound of that – “sonic contortion.” The synth can be purchased as part of the Era Extraña Deluxe package, which is currently selling for $49.99. I can’t recall another artist ever including a synthesizer as part of their album offerings – this is a first – and a really cool one at that.
More info over at Pitchfork.