Buddha Machine

A unique ‘soundbox’ from China, which is causing senstation worldwide. A totally dazzling item which causes jaw-dropping delight everywhere — Alan Bishop bought twenty-four of these on sight, Brian Eno bought eight (how’s that for apocalyptical math?). FM3 are a duo of Christiaan Virant and Chinese keyboardist and computer musician Zhang Jian — based in Beijing. The Buddha Machine is a hardware loop player, built kind of like a little AM radio (available in 6 different colors, shipped randomly), but without all the nonsense — total genius from out of nowhere.

buddha machine

The Buddha Machine is a little plastic box that plays music.

Specifically, FM3 constructed nine drones, varying from two seconds to 42 seconds, which repeat endlessly in the listener’s ear until the “track” is switched to the next drone (or the two AA batteries run out).

Pasūtijām sev vienu arī 🙂

10 thoughts on “Buddha Machine

  1. wtf? taa kaste bezgaliigi ilgi atskanjo kaut kaadu duukshanu? varbuut ir kaada statistika, cik sho kastiishu iegaadaataaji jau ir paspeejushi sajukt praataa, taa arii neizmantojot visus devinjus duukshanas tembrus? tas man praataa atsauc vienu citu kastiiti – saucas raaga box. tie, kas jebkad dziivajaa ir baudiijushi indieshu raagas, zinaas, ka tajaas pavadiijums (dziesmas struktuura buutiibaa) sastaav no bezgaliigi ilgi atskanjotas triis noshu sekvences, kurai pa virsu njemaas attieciigi vai nu siitaras speelmanis vai kaadu tur veel instrumentu paveelnieki. Tad nu shii kastiite izdod taas triis notis – again and again and again…. kopaa ar siitaru tas viss izklausaas normaali, bet ja tev taada kastiite staaveetu maajaas un visu dienu izdvestu “pioun, pioun, pioun….. pioun pioun pioun…..” daaaaa! 🙂

  2. paklausiijos shameejo maajas lapaa tos luupus – nav jau slikti, tiiri muzikaali. taads diezgan kvalitatiivs ambients. tiesa, es laikam tomeer labpraataak klausiitos bez paartraukuma veselu ambient albumu, nevis 30 sekunzhu semplu. ir divi varianti – vai nu tu atsleedzies, vai arii saac staigaat pa sienaam un sarunaaties ar kurmjiem…

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