Progressive tech outfit Oni have released a video playthrough for their single “Barn Burner”. It’s not your typical playthrough though. The video features Xylosynth player Johnny D. performing the track with two mallets in each hand. D. explains of the design and sound of the unique instrument:
“Everyone is always asking me at our shows, ‘what the hell is a Xylosynth’, so I’m glad that our fans can finally see the instrument demonstrated clearly. It’s definitely built and played like a xylophone, but it’s essentially a traditional synthesizer which allows me to play with a wide range of sound options. Everything from solo/lead parts to more textured stuff, like when I’m riffing with the guitars. This ‘Barn Burner’ video is a really good example of what I bring to the table in Oni.”
“Barn Burner” is the lead single of the group’s impending record Ironshore. The effort is due in stores on November 25th through Blacklight Media/Metal Blade. Secure your copy ahead of time at MetalBlade.com/Oni. More playthrough videos from the band are coming soon.
[via Metal Injection]