Saturday, November 14, 2015

Now available: A digital archive of tin foil, wax and plastic cylinder recordings.

Photo credit: UCSB archive (below)

How could I have missed this?

Otto von Bismarck's voice.

I foresee melancholy winter evenings at home, with beer, sardines and voices from 1895. In short, the center of my psychological target.

Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made, Courtesy of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive, by (Open Culture)

Long before vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s came along, people first experienced audio recordings through another medium — through cylinders made of tin foil, wax and plastic ...

... Thanks to the University of California-Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive, you can now download or stream a digital collection of more than 10,000 cylinder recordings.

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