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Tim Sanders: Microscopic Vinyl Record Grooves

Kingston University graduate Tim Sanders’ Microscopic Vinyl Record Grooves project is a winner. Firstly, becuase it eases one of the mysteries in my own brain: how does a piece of plastic actually play music. And secondly, because the combination of dedicated documentation and visual know-how make the final piece absolutely worthy. In the artist’s own words, the piece shows “two full rotations of the grooves within three different genres of vinyl records. This allows the viewer to see and understand how audio is translated when pressed into a vinyl record. The patterns of grooves are explained and compared between genres of music.” Groovy.