What is the best way to store music over long periods of time? Certainly not digital files. The glue holding the microscopic magnetic particles to tape dries out, eventually turned everything to dust. CDs are prone to a certain type of rot when oxygen breaks into the layer sandwiched between the two plastic sides of a compact disc. Until something better than vinyl comes along, that’s pretty much it. Storing music in plastic grooves is the most stable way we’ve discovered of preserving music.
Well, wait a second. There is something more durable. If we could chisel a musical recording into rock, it has a chance of surviving for thousands or even millions of years. But that’s impractical, right? Maybe not.
A German engineer named Ricardo Kocadag has developed the first record to be made out of concrete. To test it, he was encoded with the Stones “Satisfaction.” And you know something? It sounds okay. Learn more at Factmag.
Die Beton-Schallplatte in Aktion.So klingt die erste Schallplatte aus Beton. Wir hatten den Erfinder zu Gast im Studio. Wie er auf die Idee kam und was das Ganze soll, erzählt er im Interview auf BLN.FM > http://www.bln.fm/2015/12/probelauf-so-klingt-die-erste-schallplatte-aus-beton/
Posted by BLN.FM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015