Friday, December 28, 2012

A playable record made out of ice

The Shout Out Louds have a new single, "Blue Ice" and to celebrate the release they are offering 10 limited edition kits that allow you to make a working record out of ice.
From Co.Design:

"After receiving a negative imprint of the song's master cut, they started experimenting; the office became a kind of amateur chemistry lab, and the team spent hours testing different types of liquid, various drying techniques, and multiple kinds of molds.

"One of the biggest challenges was that the bubbles made the ice cloudy and messed up the tiny tracks, which made the needle jump." Further trial and error revealed that using distilled water did the trick, giving the final product a nice clarity and even surface. Another insight? Time is not, in fact, on your side when working with a frozen substance; functionality and sound quality diminish immediately once the melting starts. A silicone cast allowed for quick and easy record removal, essential to ensuring it could be used straight out of the freezer."

pardon the pun, but that is pretty cool

more here

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