Amazing Vinyl Record Globe Plays the Sounds of the World


If the name Yuri Suzuki doesn’t ring a bell, it’s time to familiarize yourself with this sound artist and designer. We recently featured his very cool Sound Taxi project, and the Guardian points us to another work by Suzuki that (while much smaller in scale) picks up on a similar theme of music’s relationship to the world around it. The Sound of the Earth is a globe-shaped vinyl record, playable via a stylus that travels longitudinally around it. The choppy sounds it plays are a series of snippets from Suzuki’s own field recordings from around the world, as well as international folk music. Click through to watch a video of The Sound of the Earth in action, and head to the Guardian for a fascinating profile of Suzuki and his creation.