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Engineer creates functional concrete 'Satisfaction' record

Normally used in bridges, the material is also fine enough to support the Stones.

Steve Dent , @stevetdent
12.30.15 in AV

German engineer Ricardo Kocadag has developed what he claims is the "first concrete record," built from a high-performance concrete developed for high-rise buildings and bridges. The idea was not to dramatically increase the weight of your music collection, but rather to show that the load-supporting material can also be finely finished and detailed. A type of "ultra high-performance concrete," or UHPC, it's often used on unusually-shaped, detailed structures like the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

As such, he appropriately chose a piece of the Rolling Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction to cut into the 6mm slab (music concrète might have been more appropriate if not so obscure). We hate to harsh out the good vibes, but in fact the "first concrete record in human history" was already made by another company, and we doubt even that was the first. Nevertheless, the sound quality on Kocadag's mini-LP is superior, and is playable on a regular turntable, as you can see in the video from BFM.FM below.

Die Beton-Schallplatte in Aktion.

So klingt die erste Schallplatte aus Beton. Wir hatten den Erfinder zu Gast im Studio. Wie er auf die Idee kam und was das Ganze soll, erzählt er im Interview auf BLN.FM >

Posted by BLN.FM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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