Yo dawg I heard you like rock...
April 1, 2020 9:15 PM   Subscribe

This is real rock. Played on a turntable. Loud.
posted by not_on_display (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That is the work of Satan. The poor record needle!
posted by greenhornet at 9:52 PM on April 1, 2020 [4 favorites]

I'd love to see the ribbon of carved out vinyl that would result if he put the same needle on an LP.
posted by hippybear at 9:55 PM on April 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

"Oddly satisfying" eh?

Visually, sure. Aurally, nooooooo.
posted by acidnova at 10:15 PM on April 1, 2020

Some people voluntarily listen to all four sides of Machine Metal Music repeatedly.

Give it a few decades, it will catch on.
posted by hippybear at 10:19 PM on April 1, 2020 [4 favorites]

Somebody needs to properly set their anti-skate adjustment.
posted by wordless reply at 10:30 PM on April 1, 2020

Sounds almost as good as that time Aphex Twin played sandpaper.
posted by Kosmob0t at 12:52 AM on April 2, 2020

Geology and gemology folks: once upon a time, some record needles had sapphire tips (for hardness). If you had to guess at a pleasing sound resulting from the materials, you would choose sapphire - on - what?
posted by bartleby at 12:53 AM on April 2, 2020

I was gawping at this in disbelief for a bit, one eyebrow cocked, but the newsflare chime at the end had me in stitches.
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 3:42 AM on April 2, 2020 [1 favorite]


Maria Chavez works in much the same vein.

Mechanical techno.

Records made out of wood...and wood glue.

Pizza on a turntable. Meat pie. Tortilla.

(Aphex Twin used to be infamous for playing sandpaper records in DJ sets. Might've been a one-time incident that became part of his mythos.)
posted by escape from the potato planet at 4:14 AM on April 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

It's got a good beat, and you can dance to it.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 4:50 AM on April 2, 2020

Sounds more like post-rock to me.
posted by kevinbelt at 5:55 AM on April 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

seconding the poor needle thread above and starting a vigil
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:49 AM on April 2, 2020

A housemate of mine had a rock-tumbler for polishing pebbles-- she was always worried that the noise would bother me, but I loved the low rumbly noise it made and eventually I actually moved it into my room, by my bed, so it could lull me to sleep. The low regular purr of the motor, plus the random burble of the rocks/polish mixture, was perfect, like having a happy cat looking out at a beach with slow waves on shingle.
posted by The otter lady at 11:38 AM on April 2, 2020

"Oddly satisfying" - fuck no.
posted by cincinnatus c at 5:10 PM on April 3, 2020

posted by not_on_display at 11:26 AM on April 4, 2020

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