Music Thing has the goods on the latest album from Batch Totem, released exclusively on 3.5-inch floppy disk:
The audio is encoded in the GSM 6.10 WAV format [used to compress speech in GSM mobile phones] 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 music has been created specially for the format, (or as he put is “composed directly in the spectral domain”) He says: “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.”
There’s even a free sample track that I look forward to listening to once my brain chemistry finds a place where low bit-rate music sounds appealing.
Dude releases 74-minute album on a single floppy disk [Music Thing]