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A Waveform Made Of 960 Vinyl Records In Benga's New Video

There is inherent beauty in an audio waveform, and more and more people are noticing and creating art based on today’s standard visualization of sound. Recently we told you how you can make waveform art yourself, and showed you an installation that uses spinning rope to emulate it.

We’ve obviously got a thing for waveforms ourselves, churning out bundles of them every week in our LAYERS column. That’s why dubstep producer Benga’s new video struck a chord with us.

In “I Will Never Change,” we see Benga leave a single record in a room, which then proceeds to multiply into the shape of the song’s waveform. The video was made using stop-motion and 960 records. We’re especially fond of the slimy, organic “growing” sound the vinyl makes as it creeps on along to the volume of the song. What comes to mind is that, with only 7, 10, and 12 inch records generally available in stores, someone must have spent quite some time trimming records down to the right sizes, and there are almost a thousand of them total. Let’s hope none of the ones that got chopped were any good.

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