Earlier this year a friend passed a link along to me that he thought would be of interest to me. Boy was he right! I have a feeling it may fascinate this crowd as well. This German project captures pristine recordings of everyday objects — with a specific focus on outdated or obsolete products. In their words:
Conserve the sound is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life.
It’s all mechanical clicking and buzzing and whirring and I find it to be extremely transfixing. Check it out!