Ice records play glacier sounds

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Ice records play glacier sounds

I like these ice records by artist Katie Paterson. She recorded sounds from a number of melting Icelandic glaciers, then pressed the recordings into ice to make single use records. Besides being a neat statement about how the glaciers are disappearing, it’s also some cool technology. Who knew that you could make records out of water? Needless to say, the records melted during playback, however she did make a recording as they played. [via neatorama]

8 thoughts on “Ice records play glacier sounds

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome concept… Hopefully the RIAA doesn’t get any bright ideas from this!

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Yeah, these reminded me of those self-erasing DVDs from back in the day. Scary stuff!

      1. Gilberti says:

        Still around, I’m afraid. Saw them this summer at Staples (office supply store). You take them out of the jewel case, and the disk data starts to degrade. 48 hours later, and all its useful for is a coaster, a Frisbee, or a skeet.

  2. staalplaat says:
    -then work- then 2005 garage

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