Thursday, December 13, 2007


Visionaire 53: SoundWhat could be the most expensive "magazine" I have ever seen at $250, the Limited Ed. Visionaire Issue 53: Sound [pictured above], features five 12-inch picture-disc records inside a specially produced domed case that contain more than 100 minutes of sound content, including spoken word, samples, unreleased songs, and audio experiments. Also included is a Mini Cooper Clubman "Vinyl Killer" record player: a battery-operated toy car containing speakers and a needle so that the car plays a record as it drives along the grooves. The package also contains CD's of the recorded content if you are afraid of ruining the records with a player called the "Vinyl Killer" and a booklet featuring credits and instructions.

Contributors include: musicians David Byrne, Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, Adam Horowitz (Beastie Boys), Antony & the Johnsons, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk), Andrew WK, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Danger Mouse, Malcolm McLaren, Ruyuichi Sakamoto; artists Robert Wilson, Yoko Ono, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury, DJs Miss Kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Michel Gaubert; fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang; bands Littl'Ans, Fischerspooner, Unkle, Animal Collective, SunnO))) and many more.

Available at Turntable Lab.

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