29.12.12

.: A playable record made from ice



Its not easy to have the coolest record ever.. just ask the show-offs, in 'The Shout Out Louds'.

They have released 'Blue Ice' as a limited edition of latex moulds - designed to be filled with distilled water, then frozen and played immediately by earnest nordic hipsters.

Then, I guess you mop up - and presumably throw out your [now ruined] turntable.
“One of the biggest challenges was that the bubbles made the ice cloudy and messed up the tiny tracks, which made the needle jump.” Further trial and error revealed that using distilled water did the trick, giving the final product a nice clarity and even surface. Another insight? Time is not, in fact, on your side when working with a frozen substance; functionality and sound quality diminish immediately once the melting starts. A silicone cast allowed for quick and easy record removal, essential to ensuring it could be used straight out of the freezer."

- via boingboing / IO9

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