He calls that quality the “sparkle” and believes it’s what can draw the listener into a song. The harpsichord in particular produced a sound Wargo was unfamiliar with and he compared it to what’s heard when machinery runs.
“We also use a vibraphone, boxaphone and steel drum for some of the percussive effects,” he said. “They produce short, abrupt little sounds that can also be melodic. I’m fascinated by that and will be using it even more in future recordings.”
He promised that this could translate into the same magic on stage.
“Yes, you’ll see, we will,” Wargo said. “I think we do a pretty good job of it by recording samples of all those instruments and putting them in a keyboard. Most bands won’t take the time to do that.”
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show and $2 extra surcharge for under 18. Visit www.starlightmints.com/opolis for more information.