Trunkeret & Ikonisk, a 74-minute album on a single floppy disk

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Batch Totem have released an album Trunkeret & Ikonisk, on a single floppy disk.

Trunkeret & Ikonisk by Batch Totem

Trunkeret & Ikonisk consists of 19 audiotracks on a standard 1’44 mb Floppydisk. The audio is encoded in the GSM 6.10 WAV format at various bitrates
the disk holds 74 minutes of audio, that can be played on a computer with standard audio-players like Winamp, Windows Media Player and Itunes without any external codec installed.

The audio has not been converted from existing material, but composed directly in the spectral domain, using the GSM format as a chosen timbral limitation. The aim has not been to fit as much data as possible on a lowlevel medium as the floppydisk, but rather to explore the musical possibillities inherent in the specific medium and audioformat. On certain tracks the amplitude and low bitrates produce ‘ghost’ frequencies according to the Nyquist theorem, and the algorithm of the audio codec meaning that very high frequencies and white noise can occur at very low bitrates. Using listening equipment with a subwoofer is recommended.

You can listen to a free sample track called A Minor Prism Glow Number.

The full album costs 8 EUR and can be ordered from Ristretto.

Link via Music Thing