The Lothars

This nice feature appeared in the Winter, 2000 edition of the Big Briar News.
News Winter 2000

The Lothars

Four Theremins, One Guitar, All Heart

The LotharsThe Lothars was launched by "two guys with theremins and too much time on their hands." By the time they released their debut CD Meet The Lothars in 1998, they were up to three theremins and a guitar. Of that 1998 release, Brett Milano wrote, "The Beatles reference in their album title may be a joke, but imagine an outfit whose style starts with the last 30 seconds of 'I Am the Walrus' and works outward from there."

The Lothars are now celebrating the release of their second CD, Oscillate my Metallic Sonatas. How do you follow up a debut release that featured three theremins and a guitar? The Lothars' answer is the only logical one: add another theremin. Oscillate my Metallic Sonatas supplements the group's quadraphonic theremin onslaught with guitar, violin, and samples. On this new CD, The Lothars continue to journey outward, assimilating the sounds of bands as diverse as Windy & Carl and Spaceheads along the way. As they put it, they "created the album spontaneously during a marathon weekend recording session, showing The Lothars now in full control of their cantankerous instrumentation."

For more information, or to order Lothars CDs and T-shirts, visit The Lothars at their web site:, or write to Jon Bernhardt at 9 Charnwood Road, Somerville, MA 02144.