With his homemade instruments this guy influenced many of today's musicians (Tom Waits, Beck, etc--anyone who wanted to get a little 'out there'). I'm no music scholar so I won't even venture to write on his use of microtonal scales or any of that other shit. All I can say is that if your not familiar with Partch, you're in for a real treat. Just take a look at some of those crazy instruments he made and I'm sure you'll want to hear how they sound. Any song that uses hobo post marks as its lyrics is sure to be a winner. "All you have to do is find me."
D’Marc Cantu / Homefront I 
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