Ricardo Kocadag has developed a concrete record. Amazingly, it plays on any turntable, as you can see and hear in the video. We would have probably chosen another track (i.e. “Concrete Jungle” by Troy Brown or “Concrete” by The Neon Judgement) but it’s cool to see what’s possible in the world of weird music formats.
Coming at it from an engineering rather than a musical point of view, the playable slab is made of a special ‘ultra high performance concrete’ being developed for use on bridges and high-rise buildings, in order to exhibit just how exact and fine the new “super-concrete” material is. At 6mm thickness, the concrete record doesn’t sound half bad and plays on a regular turntable, the results of which you can hear above. [Source: Electronic Beats]