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The Balance

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Hypnotic CGI video envisions audio waves in space.

What if we could see sound? What would it look like? If this mesmerizing CGI video from motion design maestro Rimantas Lukavicius is any indication, then it looks like an outer space acid trip. A fascinating and hallucinatory short film from the talented Lithuanian animator. ...read more

Thinksound ts02 Headphones

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Eco-friendly earbuds designed with audiophiles in mind $79.99

When former Tivoli Audio engineers Aaron Fournier and Mike Tunney decided to start Thinksound, the goal was to create affordable, high quality headphones while keeping the company's footprint light. With these Thinksound ts02 ear buds, it sounds like everything is going according to plan. The ts02's handcrafted wooden housing flaunts an 8mm speaker that delivers a warm......read more

Sun Boxes

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Here comes the sound -- from a solar-powered art installation.

How cool is this? It's an orchestra conducted by the sun. Created by Massachussetts artist and musician Craig Colorusso, Sun Boxes is comprised of twenty solar-power speakers, each set to play one guitar note on loop, with the all the notes collectively making a B-flat chord. Says Colorusso: "The piece creates space. It is an environment for one to enter and exit. the footprint this......read more

Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth

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Form, meet function $495.00

The digital age has been both a boon and a curse to music fans. Sure, you can instantly listen to anything you want, anywhere you are, but what you'll likely hear is low-quality mp3s through crappy ear buds or--even worse--computer speakers. If, like us, you're longing for something better, then Joey Roth's Ceramic Speakers belong on your wish list. Roth's Zen-like approach to craftsmanship is......read more

The Essence of Sound

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Subwoofer sound waves visualized in Susi Sie's trippy experimental vid

Burkhardtsmaier, a German audio brand that makes high-end stereo equipment, commissioned Cologne-based artist Susi Sie to make a video that visualizes subwoofer sounds. Rejecting digital effects in favor of analog technology, Sie made use of lycopodium powder to create "The Essence of Sound," showing sound waves as visible forms. Shown in greyscale tones, the lycopodium powder......read more

Nick Cave's Soundsuits

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Chicago artist discusses body of work made from found, recycled, and natural materials.

For more, check out the SHFT review of Nick Cave's Fowler Museum show....read more

'Sound Sculptures' Eulogize Old Growth Forest

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Tviga Vasilyeva's "Soundstills" would be pretty cool if we could understand them.

You know the feeling when you look at something and you're pretty sure it's awesome but you don't understand how it works or what it's all about? Such is the case with these "Soundstills" by Russian artist Tviga Vasilyeva. Apparently Vasilyeva recorded audio in the old growth forests along the Russia-Finland border, then went back after they were logged and photographed these......read more

Jewellers, "Tape"

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Gorgeous, Jack Offord-directed video features cassette-listening dude roaming the streets

UK electronica heads Jewellers are ramping up for the release of their debut album Sleep Education on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing, and to whet our whistles, they just dropped this beauty video for the euphorically ambient "Tape". Directed by Jack Offord, the bit follows a headphone-wearing man around city streets, with twinkling lights and time-lapsed cassette tape coiling behind him, the......read more

Green Noise

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Photographer continues his decade-long documentation of our dependence on oil.

We don't usually think of it this way, but noise is energy. What if we could harness the sound energy created by loud things? What if we could then use it to make them run better? The Green Noise does just that, collecting the energy created by one of the loudest sounds around - airplane engines - then converting it to electricity used to power runway lights. Imagined by Hung-Uei Jou, the......read more

Onsombil, "LOSTiNSOUND"

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What does sound look like? Director Edward Saltau demonstrates.

New Zealand jazz-hoppers Onsombil hit up fellow Kiwi Edward Saltau to direct this amazing short for "LOSTiNSOUND," off their self-titled full length released late last year. “Meandering through the shapes of sound this music video leaves the most intriguing stones unturned even as it visualizes the physical essence of music. Shot on location in Stockholm under near perfect atmospheric......read more

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