Listen to Radiohead and The Velvet Underground on wooden vinyl!
Filing under the good uses of 3D printing technology, Amanda Ghassael has created another great world's first: vinyl records made of wood.
Ghassael explains the extremely technical creation process on Instructables, which involves uses a 3D printer and a laser cutter to cut wider than usual grooves. For her first trials Ghassael chose two tracks from the Velvet Underground, 'Sunday Morning' and 'Femme Fatale', and the Radiohead track, 'Idioteque'. The resulting sounds are grainy and muffled, but very cool.
Ghassael has also made the vector files available as a free download, allowing home pioneers to create their own wooden records. [via Fact]
Watch this video of Mr. Yorke himself joining Modeselektor during their Coachella set. [read more]
This weeks 405 Debate centers around Radioheads pay-what-you- like system. Everyone on this planet had an opinion on the matter last year and due to the recent release of the sales of In Rainbows, which showed they made an absolute killing, I thought I would ask all your opinions. Is it a good or bad thing for the industry? Let the debate begin! [read more]
Could this by the start of a long, boring press campaign? [read more]
Radiohead release the third installment of their remix series this Monday (August 1st in the UK - August 9th in the USA & Canada) and you can hear it right here (features Lone, Pearson Sounds and Four Tet) [read more]