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March 20, 2014 9:28 AM   Subscribe

Vinyl Terror and Horror uses physically altered vinyl records and many turntables to produce an eerie soundscape.
posted by codacorolla (12 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

This is bloody wonderful. Cheers
posted by dng at 9:37 AM on March 20

Well, they don't go to heaven where the angels fly.
posted by Flannery Culp at 9:45 AM on March 20

See also Philip Jeck [web site]:

- SURF (Touch, 1999, perhaps his best album)
- Solo improvisation at Bishopsgate Institute, London
- FACT Magazine: Philip Jeck on his piece Vinyl Requiem
- TOUCH Radio 69: Live at the Brucknerhaus
- Live at Summer Sundae, Leicester
- Lecture at Prix Forum
posted by mykescipark at 9:46 AM on March 20 [5 favorites]

to produce an eerie soundscape.

suitable background for something or other. I actually find it quite relaxing if I'm not actually looking at the visuals, which terrify me because you're just not supposed to treat turntables and needles and cartridges that way.
posted by philip-random at 10:09 AM on March 20

Well, they used to go the Lake of Fire and fry on Emil Beaulieau's turntable.
posted by the matching mole at 10:10 AM on March 20 [2 favorites]

This is quite the remedy to hush the little voices in my head. I wish there was more info on the artist, though, as this blows most modern DJ's into the shallow end
posted by item at 10:15 AM on March 20 [1 favorite]

One should also mention Christian Marclay, whose work predates both Jeck and ... whoever this person is ... although he is now most famous for his 24-hour-long film, The Clock.

Marclay on Night Music in 1989.
posted by mykescipark at 10:19 AM on March 20 [1 favorite]

Won't somebody think of those poor needles?!?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:54 AM on March 20

If you like this, you might enjoy the work of The Caretaker and other similar artists.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:31 AM on March 20

I'm a person who tends to take the world the way it is presented, so I admire the hell out of someone who so fiercely bends things to the way they want them to be.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:06 PM on March 20

Neat stuff.
posted by carter at 12:12 PM on March 20

Cool! I love old-tech hacks like this.
posted by mondo dentro at 1:29 PM on March 20

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