Vintage and minimalism look so cool and dramatic together! If you like vintage and maybe still have a collection of gramophone records, you just need this gramophone – Minimalistic Gramophone by Livia Ritthaler. The construction is so simple and elegant that I just can’t stop thinking why nobody has thought of it earlier. A piece of wood, a couple of staple, a mechanism for playing music and a tube – that’s the secret of success! A gramophone is an old-fashioned thing but the design is so minimalist, your records are waiting for this dramatic thing.
like the rest of the internet I’ve long been a fan of OK Go’s zany music videos using stop motion animation, Rube Goldberg machines, and staggering amounts of camera tricky and choreography. This latest video for their track Needing/Getting is no exception.
First there is horror of the incomprehensible. Why is this18th-century Joe Cocker boy is singing about pissing his bed? And the elderly figure in the voluminous nightshirt? Perhaps some sort of cultic patriarch controlling these children?
Such feelings are natural upon viewing this video, by the Kelly Family, a genetically related multigenerational music group, and while the group has roots in the hippy culture of the 60s, rest assured it’s more Partridge Family than Manson.
It began with Daniel Kelly, American antique and folk music enthusiast living in Spain began encouraging his children to perform at parties and busk on city streets. By the mid-70s they were making their own Ren Fair wardrobe, and vagabonding around Europe with their homeschooled brood, driving and living in a double-decker bus or, for a period, a houseboat.
“Years” is a modified record player that analyzes the growth rings on a cross section of a tree and translates the information into ghostly piano music (video). The device was created by German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck.
The PocketString($30) is a tiny 4 fret board that lets you practice the fundamentals when you can't take your guitar. It's not an instrument and it doesn't make a sound, but this portable mock-up of the first four frets of a guitar could help you satisfy the playing itch as well as giving beginners...