From the manufacturer’s website:
“Antichthon” refers to the ancient Greek idea that there was a “Counter-Earth”, 180 degrees opposite of Earth, but unseeable since it was always on the opposite side of the “Central Fire” from Earth. Today, that notion sounds quaint and ridiculous. But if such a planet did indeed exist, what was it like? Was it a mirror-image world where everything was the opposite of our world? These days we have new notions of the unseeable. There’s the concept of the multiverse, that there is more than one universe, and that “big bangs” are happening all the time, the quantum foam bubbling away, giving birth to new universes. And in these universes from a higher dimension, the laws of physics that we know to be true in our home universe may not be the same. Matter may not be the same. Light may not exist as we know it. Gravity may not exist or it may behave completely differently. In short, Everything would be different.
Welcome to the Catalinbread Antichthon, where nothing behaves as you expect it to. Where your guitar’s volume knob suddenly becomes a way to dial in strange new vistas of sound. Where your guitar’s volume knob makes things speed up or slow down, as your guitar pulsates like some strange new quasar. Where huge chords, laden with harmonics, give way to undulating tremblings.
We wanted to create something really different. We wanted to give you a big bang for your creative impulses. Antichthon.
Fender US Telecaster
Catalinbread EchoRec (used throughout the entire demo for subtle ambience)
TCE Ditto Looper Gold
Fender Deluxe Reverb RI 65 recorded with an Aston Origin mic