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Post by swelle » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:22 pm

Okay, I came across this in a blog:

"American Rock and Roll becomes an underground sensation in all Eastern Europe, including USSR and Riga was a Mecca for trading illegal LP's, reel-to-reel tapes and Bone Records (recordings made on x-ray film)..."

And I of course said "WTF?"

Then I found this:
http://tinyurl.com/guxbz

Does anybody know about this technology?

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Post by wedge » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:00 pm

awesome

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re: recording sounds on discarded X-rays

Post by nesta » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:10 pm

awesome. thanks for the link. last year's "new years" resolution:

learn something new every day.

done for today.

thanks.

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Post by johnbohn » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:08 pm

haha. I think I was just as thrown off as you were.

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Post by mutantmariachirecords » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:36 pm

This is so inspiring. I wonder if any of the people involved went on to manufacture those octava mics?
OK, OK, I'll turn down the preamps for tracking.

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Post by drumsound » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:53 pm

Cool! The original flexi-disk.

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Post by MichaelAlan » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:02 pm

So...was it pressed like a record...and played on a normal record player?
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Post by The Scum » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:23 pm

Reminds me of a chapter in Stanislaw Lem's Imaginary Magnitude.

And what happens when you put one of those in an Optigan?

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Post by RefD » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:12 am

The Scum wrote:And what happens when you put one of those in an Optigan?
your codpiece sprouts a stiletto?

*head explodes 'Scanners' stylee*
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Post by Brett Siler » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:15 am

:shock: whoa awesome....

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Post by Boogdish » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:17 am

I shared a car ride from Pittsburgh to Buffalo with a woman who was a teenager in East Berlin at the end of communism. She said that the main way that they got records was to have senior citizens smuggle them in (if you were too old to work you could get a pass to the west really easily apparently). She said that the day the wall fell she went over to the west and bought two Cure albums and a David Bowie LP.

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Post by vvv » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:23 am

Boogdish wrote:She said that the day the wall fell she went over to the west and bought two Cure albums and a David Bowie LP.
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Post by swelle » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:15 am

It's clear that the x-rays were just a cheap, available pressing medium - but how were they pressed? Did they make some kind of cheap plates, using the original smuggled vinyl as the mother?

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Post by MichaelAlan » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:31 am

swelle wrote:It's clear that the x-rays were just a cheap, available pressing medium - but how were they pressed? Did they make some kind of cheap plates, using the original smuggled vinyl as the mother?

Good question. Did they just cut the xrays into record shape and use a normal record press...
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