Explore ASMR at the “Weird Sensation Feels Good” Exhibition

Inside Sweden’s national architecture and design museum in Stockholm, ArkDes, the first-of-its-kind exhibition Weird Sensation Feels Good investigates autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)—a phenomenon now 13 million videos deep on the internet. ASMR—chilling, pleasurable tingles instigated by common sounds, like rustling, scratching or crinkling—grew beyond a niche subset. The exhibition examines the pre-internet history of ASMR, its development into an advertising and design tool, its …

Creepy Sounds From Twin Peaks Have Been Made Into an Album

“Twin Peaks: The Return” sound designer Dean Hurley has crafted some incredibly ominous drone noises that have been consistent throughout the series. Released by Sacred Bones, Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△ gathers all the “rumbling bass, eerie wind, and growling electrical noises” on one album. So if you want to recreate the creepy atmosphere of the Black Lodge and beyond in your own home, head …

Kaleidoloop Sound Collector

Designed by Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, Critter & Guitari’s musical instruments encourage play and experimentation. Their portable Kaleidoloop, for example, records sounds and manipulates them by altering playback speed and direction—so you could try to recreate that famous “reverse speech” scene in Twin Peaks, or beatbox up an epic percussive symphony to accompany your solo act. Composer Mark Mothersbaugh is a Kaleidoloop fan and …