Mini-Doc about X-Ray-Vinyl

Hübsche Mini-Doku über die ollen russischen Vinyl-Pressungen auf Röntgenbildern, die vor ein paar Jahren immer mal wieder rumgingen, gibt's mittlerweile auch als Buch, hier die Website dazu inklusive einer netten Galerie mit Audio-Clips.

In the cold war era, the Soviet recording industry and permissible musical repertoire were ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret and risky subculture of bootleg recordings arose. Incredibly, bootleggers built homemade recording machines and found an extraordinary way to copy banned gramophone records – they used X-Rays clandestinely obtained from hospitals

X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone tells the secret history of these ghostly records and of the people who made, bought and sold them. Lavishly illustrated with images of discs collected in Russia, it is a unique story of forbidden culture, bootleg technology and human endeavour.

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