Brian Eno Designs Color-Changing LED and Acrylic Record Players

If you’re looking for just the right limited-edition, custom-made turntable on which to play your Ambient 1: Music for Airports vinyl LP, or your copy of Bartlebeats Frequency look no further. Pioneering composer, visual artist, and Roxy Music co-founder Brian Eno has created a set of 50 acrylic, LED color-changing record players that are perfect for the task. The RGB lighting is integrated into both the base and the platter. Few details have been reveal, but it seems they’ve been programmed to provide a light show without user input.

“The light from it was tangible as if caught in a cloud of vapour. We sat watching for ages, transfixed by this totally new experience of light as a physical presence,” says Eno. “We sat watching for ages, transfixed by this totally new experience of light as a physical presence.”

The turntables are engraved with signature and edition number, and available via Paul Stolper gallery. No price has been disclosed. I’m presuming it’s out of my price range (if you have to ask…) so perhaps I should consider building a NeoPixel + CircuitPython homage…

Eno has worked in LED art in the past, including the beautiful, slowly evolving ‘Light Boxes’ series seen here.


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