The Satanic Piano

The Satanic Piano (1934)

Carl Jacobi

Classical musician gladly accepts an inventor’s offer to test his new machine: a tiny red piano that can directly translate a sender’s thoughts into music and play them back for later transcription. But the inventor, skilled in hypnotism and telepathy, has a more demonic plan in mind. One of Jacobi’s more coherent stories, despite an arbitrary lapse into voodoo, yet still conveniently-plotted and pulpish.

Reviewed by: Nat Hocken

Rating: 3

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