Monday 13 August 2007

Into Drones ? here's The Buddha Machine

is a little plastic box that plays Drones music, aargh but is it music ?

Specifically, FM3 constructed nine drones, varying from two seconds to 42 seconds, which repeat endlessly in the listener’s ear until the “track” is switched to the next drone (or the two AA batteries run out).

The machine has its own built-in speaker, in case one would like to fill a room with the drones, but there is also a headphone jack for more personal meditative experiences. There’s a switch on the side that allows for traversal of the tracks, and a DC jack (though an adapter is not included) for those who would like the Buddha Machine experience be truly endless.

In a way, it’s like the cheapest pre-loaded IPod you’ll ever be able to buy. Mousing over the Chinese characters on their site reveals the English Link. The device has been very thoroughly reviewed by PopMatters.

Download all 9 uncompressed drones for free here (near the bottom of the page). Listening meditating with these drones may make it possible for one to begin the practice of Lucid Dreaming.
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