Former Nirvana Drummer (No, Not Him) Releases a 12-Sided Two Sided Album. Wait–What?

When it comes to studying quantum theory, it doesn’t take long before you encounter the mathematics that demands that the universe contains many more dimensions than the three (four, if you count time) that our puny brains can comprehend. When I first heard of Dale Crover’s experiment with a 12-sided album, I immediately thought he had figured out something far beyond what Einstein and Hawking could do.

A 12-sided vinyl record? How is that possible without folding space in weird dimensional ways? Actually, it’s not that hard–if you avoid the folding dimensions part.

Very clever, dude. Very, very clever. Read more here.

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5 thoughts on “Former Nirvana Drummer (No, Not Him) Releases a 12-Sided Two Sided Album. Wait–What?

  • September 19, 2016 at 9:48 am

    That’s totally impractical, sure. But there’s also the gold record that was attached to the voyager satellite, that was printed (in actual gold so it wouldn’t oxidize in outer space) and launched with a giant rocket, and slingshot out by the moon once it was out of earths gravity and then eventually out past Jupiter into the outer solar system and deep space. It became the first man made interstellar object, and a genuine attempt by NASA to make contact with extraterrestrial life.
    That, I genuinely have to say, I consider the number one most impractical record of all time.
    But this 12 sided vinyl? This is also totally impractical. And I admit, made of actual vinyl. There’s no arguing how impractical it is. I don’t expect Dale Crover to compete with NASA, either.
    So, there’s that.
    The drumline in the video sounded reminiscent of Local H, Manifest Destiny, part 2.

  • September 19, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Former Nirvana drummer? How about “the most powerful drummer in music today, and a member of the Melvins, a band going strong for over 30 years”. That sounds much more like it.


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