SCOTT DE MARTINVILLE, EDOUARD-LEON - AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE (7")


"Dust-to-Digital proudly inaugurates its vinyl imprint Parlortone with the earliest intelligible recording of the human voice: a historic 20-second version of "Au Clair de la Lune" made in 1860, 17 years before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. This one-sided 45rpm record comes complete with an etched back, a descriptive essay and a reproduction of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville's original "Au Clair..." phonautogram. In listening to "Au Clair..." we eavesdrop not on a musical performance, but on a scientific experiment - wafting imperfectly through a window in time." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2009| PARLORTONE | 8.90


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