Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vinyl Archaeology indeed.

This fella figured out how to extract music from scanned photographs of vinyl discs. It's thickly interwoven with static and eerie EVP whining but the actual track is definitely audible. If some tachycognitive posthuman or a comicbook speedster were to listen to a low bit-rate mp3, it would probably sound something like this.

Consider the following:

Actual recording of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"

Sample scan

Happy New Year.

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