3D-Printed Records

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3D-printing has hit almost every corner of the creative industry, and now it’s hitting music. In 2012, American researcher Amanda Ghassaei used the technology to create the first 3D-printed record, which despite its resolve, was a little rough around the edges. Working hard to make the concept a viable reality, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke teamed up with songwriter Bobbie Gordon to create a limited edition single which will sell for charity from a London pop-up shop this December. Though these records can only be produced with a single mono channel for now, rather than the stereo channels heard in vinyls, the creative fusion and charitable proceeds make for a special holiday project.