alarming, in both a literal and aesthetic sense
August 13, 2019 10:43 AM   Subscribe

Circuit Bent Smoke Alarms is an album of 26 short recordings of circuit bent smoke alarms by Dylan Sheridan. For my money, call_5, call_10, and call17 are the can't miss tracks, though msg_9 is how I feel inside a lot of the time.
posted by cortex (13 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
That is pretty amazing. call_9 FTW!
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:52 AM on August 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

Would buy on 180 gram vinyl.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 10:59 AM on August 13, 2019 [2 favorites]

I'm so excited to listen to this tonight.
posted by lownote at 11:07 AM on August 13, 2019

A chorus of ghostly modems, wailing in e'er unconnected digital gehenom, destined to be trapped in trap recordings, sampled forever.
posted by wildblueyonder at 11:12 AM on August 13, 2019

Oh how I wish I could upload my own audio files to Noisli.
My "windy coffeehouse" just isn't cutting it today.
posted by a complicated history at 11:13 AM on August 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

from the picture, "circuit bent" here means removing the audio transducer and throwing the circuit away
posted by idiopath at 11:44 AM on August 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

I forgot I had left some Gregorian chants playing on Spotify when I took my headphones off, so adding the smoke alarms was...definitely something.
posted by mittens at 11:52 AM on August 13, 2019 [4 favorites]

call_5 certainly could be the basis of something.
posted by davejay at 1:16 PM on August 13, 2019

Haha! I love this. I wish there were more people in my life who I could send this to (that wouldn't respond with "wtf is this?")
posted by sleeping bear at 2:47 PM on August 13, 2019

I don't know why this makes me happy but it does
posted by TwoWordReview at 3:24 PM on August 13, 2019

These are good, and only sometimes alarming.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:13 PM on August 13, 2019

How Drum Buddy-ish!
posted by unknowncommand at 7:06 PM on August 13, 2019

I like that they're intended to be ringtones. I think call_6 would be an ideal text alert tone in an open plan office environment.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:45 PM on August 14, 2019

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