Vinyl Records Get The Laser Treatment
What could rejuvenate an outdated form of technology? Why, lasers of course! Ok, maybe “rejuvenate” is a bit strong, but if nothing else, the above demo of a laser cut plexi phono record certainly puts a new spin (heh, get it? spin?) on the traditional vinyl record. Yeah, yeah, we know CDs are basically laser-engraved records, but can you play them on a record player? Didn’t think so.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. You should watch the video above from Niklas Roy and Jari Suominen, otherwise known as the “extreme laser noise duo” Laser, to hear Jari explain and demonstrate their homemade record. The plexi album features 8 different looped tracks, each in a different laser-etched pattern, and is called Back In. It’s not that the music is that good (it’s not, it’s noise), or that this is the most mind-blowingly innovative thing we’ve seen today involving lasers (this is) it’s just that the painfully awkward execution of the demo, paired with Jari’s endearing German accent, makes this video too good to miss.
[via Today and Tomorrow]