Sleigh bells ring, lights shine in the windows, and Santa laughter sounds through the night air. It’s the season when even the hardest rocking Grinch grows his heart a couple extra sizes and embraces all things cutesy cuddly. It’s time for ‘Itsy Bits & Bubbles’ from Twink.
This purely instrumental, incredibly fun sound is put together by musical mad scientist Mike Langlie, who was charmed by the off-kilter tones of a thrift store toy piano. Twink has produced five prior albums, combining toy instruments with hyperactive rhythm machines, broken music boxes, and circuit-bent electronic gizmos. Also included are kitchen drawer percussion, and the bleeps and blurps of 8-bit videogames. Strong melodies, bouncy beats and surprising arrangements make Twink a favorite for use on networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. Continue reading