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Record Made from Ice Plays (Until it Melts)

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Written by Range | January 5, 2013

I’ve actually been in a couple of ice hotels, and I know that the frozen stuff is a very interesting material, but I’ve never heard anyone using ice to make a record. This frozen 7-inch promotional record was released by indie band Shout Out Louds.

ice record shout out louds photo

This single is Shout Out Louds’ latest and the first off their new upcoming full-length album. The ice record was created in collaboration with ad agency TBWA Stockholm, and required a lot of¬†experimentation to get it right.

ice record shout out louds silicone photo

The limited-edition package (just 10 were made) includes a specialized silicone ice mold that allows for quick removal out of the freezer and will allow you to listen to the tunes for a lot longer, and includes a bottle of distilled water to avoid bubbles in the tracks.

The record can be played on a regular turntable, and the audio quality will rapidly diminish as the ice starts to melt – especially from the friction of the needle on the surface.

[via designboom]