Bowed Oven Rack

Ethereal and beautiful, ominous and eerie, sounds from a oven rack played with a bow....

The story

What an amazing initiative Pianobook is. Hats off to Christian and everybody that’s contributed! After listening to some of the amazing contributions, I thought i would throw something of mine into the mix for the community to use and abuse as you see fit. The Bowed Oven Rack is a simple instrument i made from, wait for it… bowing an old oven rack! It became one of the signature sounds i used extensively in the score for the video game “Draugen”, which i was honoured to win an Ivor Novello award for. I love the mystical tone it produces, which can be both ethereal and beautiful, as well as ominous and eerie depending on the context it’s used. Be sure to give it a generous lather of reverb, delay, or both!
Here’s a couple of tracks from the Draugen soundtrack it features in so you can hear it in context.

“In the Mist”:
“A Voice in the Mist”:


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  • I love the sound of this library

    Just an awesome idea and well executed tho! The biggest downside is the playbility of this instrument. It is kinda hard to actually use this one for a song but it's a unique instument and I personally love it , thank you so much!

    ARKAN14 October 2021
  • Make your music breathing

    It's very light and kind of hard to use, but it can add to your sound an ambiant feeling, like a little breeze in your mix. I love to use it with piano or Rhodes like keyboard, everything is more warmer with it.

    Oathr12 October 2021
  • Sounds from the oven

    Slipperhero you are brilliant. Cool sounds

    Harley12 October 2021