Fun starts at around 1:09
We've posted about a disk drive hacked to play the Imperial March and a scanner playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy on Neatorama. Now, listen to this: "Big Ideas (don't get any)" by James Houston re-mixed Radiohead's song "Nude," played on old computer hardwares!
Radiohead held an online contest to remix "Nude" from their album - "In Rainbows" This was quite a difficult task for everybody that entered, as Nude is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that's played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. It's pretty difficult to seamlessly mix a waltz beat into a DJ set. [...]
Based on the lyric (and alternate title) "Big Ideas: Don't get any" I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they're trying their best to do something that they're not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.
It doesn't sound great, as it's not supposed to. [...]
Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX
Hit play or go to Link [Vimeo] - Thanks Rodney McDonald!
Previously on Neatorama: Take a Stroll Down Computing Memory Lane
Ratz, those harddrives are actually being used as speakers. They're playing Thom Yorke's vocal parts.