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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Raglani Interview and Call for Help on Stolen Gear

This is a bit of a double post. First there is a great interview on Raglani in the River Front Times here. The article covers Raglani's use of synths. It also covers a very unfortunate event.

"On May 16, as Raglani was beginning his first U.S. tour at Brooklyn's experimental-music festival No Fun Fest, his van was burglarized and all of his electronic gear — synthesizers, effects pedals, speakers, merch and more, all valued at nearly $10,000 — disappeared while Raglani stopped for dinner.

Any musician or artist can sympathize with the devastation that accompanies such a loss; the sentimental value of losing, say, your first electric guitar or a journal full of sketches is normally as great as the financial hit. But for a musician like Raglani, who uses vintage analog synths alongside newer (and pricey) boutique gear, these instruments can't be replaced with a trip to Guitar Center."

The following is the list of gear that was stolen with serial numbers. If you spot any, contact Raglani at www.myspace.com/raglani or pegasusfarmsrecords at gmail.com. Of course check out the site for his music as well. And be sure to check out the interview.

Moog Voyager Old School White Wash # OS0217
Moog VX-351 Expander with cable
Sequential Circuits Pro One (J-Wire) #3775
TWO Traynor KB-4 Keyboard amps # 8091747, 8119734 (Raglani stenciled in white on bottom)
Flower Electronics Little Boy Blue Deluxe Custom build modular synth with wood sides. Discontinued- Legacy edition (notes written in marker on front panel)
3ms (4MS) Noise Swash Pedal. Silver
Boss Super Shifter (blue pedal)
Boss Re-20 SPACE ECHO PEDAL # 0685725341
SONY walkmen (black with eq on front)
Behringer 12 channel Mixer (silver)
Moog Ring Modulator moogerfooger pedal
Line 6 DL4 delay modeler. (number 2 written in marker on left hand side)
Shure Microphone beta 51
Moog Micromoog with flight case
Moog Lowpass filter moogerfooger pedal
Frostwave resonator filter pedal
Akai Headrush pedal
Boss Graphic EQ (white Pedal)
E.H. Small Stone Phaser pedal.
Behrenger xenix mixer
Mac Powerbook Laptop with black cloth case
Crucial Gizmo 8GB
Garmin GPS nuvi 205 ppp# 502264
DJ case with new headphones and tools. All my patch cords. Including several expensive adaptors and color cables.
Pelican Transport Case (model 1650)
Moog Voyager Road Case (Raglani stenciled in Black)
Pedal Board case
Sennheiser headphones (model hd280pro)

Update via fluxmonk in the comments:
"Also: Steve Hauschildt from Emeralds had his stuff stolen at the same time:
Moog Micromoog with flight case
Moog Lowpass filter moogerfooger pedal
Frostwave resonator filter pedal
Akai Headrush pedal
Boss Graphic EQ (white Pedal)
E.H. Small Stone Phaser pedal.
Behrenger xenix mixer
Various cables and adaptors

Bigtime drag for some super nice guys. keep an eyeball peeled... "

11 comments:

  1. and Paul Brooks on the 2600 behind him!

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  2. Also: Steve Hauschildt from Emeralds had his stuff stolen at the same time:
    Moog Micromoog with flight case
    Moog Lowpass filter moogerfooger pedal
    Frostwave resonator filter pedal
    Akai Headrush pedal
    Boss Graphic EQ (white Pedal)
    E.H. Small Stone Phaser pedal.
    Behrenger xenix mixer
    Various cables and adaptors

    Bigtime drag for some super nice guys. keep an eyeball peeled...

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  3. i've had some of my synth gear stolen from me before, if you've ever been in this situation you'd agree on bringing back the public chopping off of hands for stealing XD
    luckily this sorta stuff sticks out, and it wouldn't be surprising for it to turn up on ebay cuz criminals are retards!

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  4. Such a bummer for both those guys (Joe and Steve). They are both on the verge and get the rug pulled out from under them.

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  5. they stole my bass guitar once, so sad, i empathize for these guys =(

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  6. I couldn't even begin to imagine how bad it feel to lose your gear this way especially since it's probably taken many, many years to save up for it in the first place.

    I really hope they manage to get past this. Good luck for the future guys!

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  7. This is a good reminder to everyone to make sure that their gear is insured in case of theft. It may not save your tour, but the chance of recovering your stuff goes up and in the case it is totally lost, you can replace the replaceable stuff.

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  8. I just posted this story on the Moog Music forum. Who knows, maybe that will help catch the perps if they get stupid with Ebay.

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  9. HEY MATRIX! Thanks for posting about this! It's inspired me to start a blog of my own with some friends. http://thesixthear.tumblr.com/
    Please check it out. Also we're investigating the life and work of Nik Pascal Raicevic. If anyone has info, stories or knew him, please get in touch!
    Raglani

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  10. Was the truck stolen also? My buddy in Manhattan lost a fukin tractor trailer full of corporate computers, he illegally parked while getting lunch..ended up in an impound...have em check there.

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  11. No. It was a professional hit. Perfectly cut out the locks on the side and back. Almost wish they would have stolen the van cause I probably wouldn't have to pay for the damages.
    Yeah I kept going to the van and checking it to make sure everything was ok. I went and got a few slices with Keith Fullerton Whitman and when I got back to the van, I saw the dude with my Traynor K4's in his passenger seat. The dude knew who I was or what I looked like because when I ran up the street towards him he tried running me down with his car.

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