Blueman Group Percussion
We've seen and heard some strange musical instruments in our time - from the Rolf Harris Stylophone (ask your parents) to Mr Spock's Vulcan Harp (ask Capt. Kirk) - but nothing comes close to the brilliant lunacy of Blue Man Group instruments.
Created in collaboration with everyone's favourite surrealist slapheads, these weird but wonderful thingamabobs are based on the mentalist instruments played by the Blue Man Group in their avant-garde stage show.
Featuring ingenious proximity sensor technology (which allows you to mix and layer music with a Jedi-like wave of your hands), crazy samples, pre-programmed tunes, plus record and playback function, both instruments are unlike anything you've ever seen or played. Unless of course you're a member of the Blue Man Group (and if you are, what's it like having no ears?). Best of all you can hook these doolally devices up to an MP3 player and jam along to your favourite songs.
Blueman Group Percussion:
If you're looking to create percussive pandemonium over countless pre-programmed tunes, the utterly hatstand Percussion Tubes
instrument is most definitely for you. You only have to wallop the air above the motion-sensitive tubes to trigger various bizarre sounds. You can even change tempo and volume with a wave of your hand. Air drums? Just a bit.
Blueman Group Keyboard:
If you fancy a tinkle may we recommend the Keyboard Experience
. This hi-tech thingy features plenty of pre-programmed tunes and loads of different instrument modes, including guitar, trumpet and violin. And as well as a 37-key synthesizer it also boasts motion sensitive tubes to trigger all kinds of musical mayhem.
Whether you're listening via the built-in speakers, headphones or an external amp, Blue Man Group instruments are guaranteed to blow you away with their unearthly sounds and peculiar playability, even if you've got the musical nous of a tone-deaf sausage. For those about to wallop thin air, we salute you!