Reichel's Daschophone is very much an acoustic instrument. He has one of my favorite websites for visuals and fun navigation,the other being Reed Ghazala's .He apparently also designs typographic fonts. Once in the mid 80s I was playing African music with a ten peice marimba group and Epaht Mujuru ( I don't recall if Dave Trenkel was in the group yet I think he was),at a festival at Reed college in Portland. Reichel and Fred Frith had played earlier.I had a failry sculptural multi percussion setup with timbales and rototoms with fur attached to the sides and car springs and bells and triangles and a washboard,wierdly bent or curved stands and a pedal attached to a tank of compressed air I would use in place of a crash cymbal Reichel and Frith stood opposite me with their faces 2 feet away from my set up staring ,unblinking at me,to see what I would do I guess.They were interested in the setup too ,but they seemed to be trying to unnerve me.So I was saying stuff like 'I know who you are ,you don't scare me' insane second-fingerboard-behind-the-bridge guitar sounds absolutely extraterrestrial... oh, wait, that was electric, but sans effects it still sounded like no guitar anyone had ever heard. What is the Wizard of Wuppertal up to these days, anyone know?