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Brian Eno loves the FM3 Buddha Machine

Ryan Block, @ryan
10.30.05
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It's not a digital audio player (at least not in the traditional sense), it's barely even much of a device at all. The FM3 Buddha Machine is just an audio out jack, an on off switch, and an integrated speaker (and apparently a Buddha figurine in there, too) — turn it on, and it repetitively plays back one of nine loops. Seriously, that's it, straight up. But somehow the Buddha Machine has captured the imaginations of many with its utterly deceptive ambient simplicity, including Brian Eno, one of the Brians behind Roxy Music, ambient composer, and Bowie's long time partner in crime (apparently he bought eight of 'em). Dude, why didn't you just get one more so you can play all nine ambient loops at the same time? Alan Bishop bought 24 Buddha Machines — now that's what we're talking about.

[Via BoingBoing]

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