Let’s assume that you’re already an eccentric genius. Let’s lock that in, right now, because I’ll be damned if you try to covet the Yabahar for use in the bedroom rehearsal space of some suburban condominium. No. In your mind’s eye when you imagine another you, and that you is also dreaming of playing the Yaybahar (because you’re only deemed worthy to even think of it through several veils of abstraction), your astral self is ensconced in a wooden adventurer’s loft that overlooks the Mediterranean in a view so picturesque that every level of your seldom simultaneously awakens and weeps.
Görkem Şen is the genius who devised this contrabulous flabtraption. I’m not even going to attempt to comprehend how these sounds are being created without the use of effects or post-processing, so I’ll let the video’s director, Olgu Demir, explain it in his own words:
“The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in an unique listening experience with an hypnotic surround sound.”
The Yabahar will be in stores this yeah fucking right for a retail price of keep dreaming.