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Playable Neckties Made from Elderly Audio Strip

Posted in November 2nd, 2009
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Playable Neckties Made from Elderly Audio Strip

Theses Sonic Fabric neckties from Supermarket are plastic fantastic. Woven from boring old cotton mixed 50:50 with awesome old cassette tape (used), they lend the wearer the same delicious contrast experienced when eating hot apple pie and cold ice cream together.

But, whatever, right? Who really cares about a corporate-leash, even if it is made from old geekwear? Well, these suckers are playable, if you are willing to rip apart an old Walkman (and you should be, as it is otherwise useless). It’s a pretty easy project: you free the playhead from the player and then rub it over the fabric, creating some rather garbled, underwater-sounding sonic susurrations (the video is embedded below).

The ties cost $90 each, but for that you get the tape portion of the fabric hand recorded before weaving. This particular batch contains the designer’s own music, a soundscape of samples grabbed from the NYC metro system.

Product page [Supermarket]

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Cornelius says,
11-2-2009 at 23:54:33 from    

Very interesting and amusing subject. I read with great pleasure.

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