music stories

The mixtape — what was once considered a beautiful and intimate way of sharing music with others is long dead. It's been dead since the iPod killed cassette tapes. And no, iTunes playlists don't count as replacements. The design gurus over at I Miss My Pencil built a device to bring back some of the tangibility that music once had.
Artist and musician Tristan Perich decided to test just how far he could stretch 1-bit tunes, using only a single microchip as his orchestra. The setup you see above is the result: you don't actually remove any of the components from the CD case. You just plug it in and listen.