On the most recent installment of Boing Boing Video, Russell Porter reports from last year’s Loop Festival. There, he interviewed minimalist/glitch-pop trio Micachu and the Shapes. What makes them especially interesting to us is that they’re inspired by the experimental composer Harry Partch. And like Partch, they make a lot of their own instruments and incorporate junk, toys, and everyday machines (like vacuums) into their music, which is surprisingly hook-laden and lyrical.

BB Video: Micachu and “maker” music, the Russell Porter interview