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Thanks To Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Will Sell Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album

You’ve heard of rare records before, but what Wu-Tang Clan is planning for its stealthy double album, The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, is unprecedented. The legendary rap group will sell only one copy, encased in an engraved silver and nickel box. It will be very, very expensive.


This Contraption Cuts Vinyl Records From Digital Audio In Real Time

Sonic purists swear that everything sounds better on vinyl, and you know what? Spinning records is also just way more freaking fun. It’s common to digitise your LPs, but what if you could easily do the reverse? This dude made a device that makes it easy to press audio files into albums in real time.


13-Year-Old Builds Nuclear Reactor, Becomes Youngest Fusioneer Ever

Do you remember what your greatest accomplishment was at age 13? Well, it doesn’t really matter either way, because whatever it was, Jamie Edwards — the tween scientist who’s now the youngest person to ever carry out atomic fusion — just crushed it.


Amazing 1956 Video Explains How Music Went From Concert Hall To Vinyl

Vinyl may have had its day — hell, some readers of this site may never have seen it in action — but for a small group of dedicated fans, it still lives on. This amazing 1956 video explains the process, which has actually changed very little over the last 50 years, of transforming performance into long-player.


This 502,165 Christmas Light Display Is In Someone's Canberra Home

Ready for a big number? 502,165. That’s the number of LED lights the family of David and Janean Richards in Canberra has decked its home in order to clinch the 2013 Guinness World Record for most Christmas lights in one display. Whoa.


How The Rolling Stones' Iconic Let It Bleed Album Art Was Made

With most of us buying our music in digital formats, album art just isn’t treasured in the way it was in the 1960s and 70s. And now, MoMA has added a classic from that bygone era to its permanent collection: The cover of the Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed, designed by Robert Brownjohn.


Listen To Music Made From Concert-Goers' Dance Moves

In our electronic music age, it’s sometimes easy to forget how music is basically just a bunch of well-organised noise. It seems like over-produced pop albums have more in common with computer software than performance, so when musicians break the mould, things get interesting.


Melting Vinyl Records Into Skulls Is Hauntingly Beautiful

Dead media like cassette tapes, video tapes, CDs, DVDs and so forth should die. I have no problem admitting that. They take up space, offer a worse experience and are just unnecessarily inconvenient now.


This Is Just About The Best-Looking Turntable Money Can Buy, And It's Not Even That Expensive

Forget your thousand-dollar turntables and meet the Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie. It’s a bit of a mouthful to say, but my God is it beautiful to look at.


Here's The Full Onboard Video Of Sebastian Loeb's Record-Breaking Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Yesterday we saw a bit of Sebastian Loeb’s record-breaking performance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, but that video doesn’t even begin to show off the touring car champ’s frankly breathtaking performance. Get in here and watch the insane onboard video from inside his world-eclipsing Peugeot 208 T16.