Weird Record Alert: Trampled Underfoot. Literally.

Manuel Urbanke and Maximlliam Hoch wanted to create a truly different sort of music. They began by getting some blank vinyl records which they then placed on the floor a bunch of different concerts.

Fans of Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, The Roots, Apparat and Gold Panda walked all over these things. At the end of the night, the blank records were retrieved.

The scuffed up vinal was taken into a studio where the scratches made by all the trodding were turned into digital noise. Those tracks were then given to their musician friend Daniel Frietag who then arranged this noise into…well, into this.


“Bootleg,” geddit?  Read more about the project (and watch a video about it) at Animal New York.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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