These Russian nesting dolls are actually theremin-like instruments

They look like Russian Matryoshka dolls, but they’re actually theremin-like instruments called “matromyns.” Check out this amazing performance by Japanese musical group Mable–they do live performances with matromyns and just released their second album last month. The matromyn is actually a real instrument that you can buy in select music shops for about $400, has a theremin loop, an amp, and a speaker inside. It’s played the same way as a theremin, by waving your hand near the instrument, and spans five octaves. As evidenced by the YouTube video above, it sounds pretty cool and is visually just kind of bizarre and stunning.

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