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Suddenly, owning a car with a cassette player isn’t depressing! That’s because you’ll be able to play this Stranger Things soundtrack release featuring the score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the band Survive. If the cassette format wasn’t enough nostalgia for you, the packaging is designed to look like a VHS sleeve and tape. [click to continue…]

Nine Inch Nails is releasing the music Trent Reznor composed for the iconic Quake on vinyl over 20 years after the game’s release. As far as we know, this is the first time the industrial ambient music for Quake has been officially released as a soundtrack. [click to continue…]

It’s been a long time since the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler were on a proper adventure together, but Big Finish is making it happen for a new installment of their Doctor Who audio dramas. This will be the second installment in Tennant’s Tenth Doctor series following the Donna Noble version released in 2015. Listen to the teaser below and let the nostalgia wash over you. [click to continue…]

The 20th anniversary of The Fifth Element is being celebrated by Mondo with a gorgeous deluxe vinyl release for the soundtrack. A.V. Club reports that it features a remastered version of Eric Serra’s score complete with the famous “Lucia Di Lammermoor”/“The Diva Dance” opera sequence. [click to continue…]

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The designers at Richard Clarkson Studio have made a name for themselves by combining electronics, clouds and levitation into super expensive awesomeness. The latest creation is a collaborative project with Crealev called “Making Weather”—a levitating cloud speaker that spins roughly an inch above its base while emitting your music of choice.

The magic is accomplished with assistance from an induction-charged battery, a mag-lev base and Arduino-controlled illumination.

At the moment, the design is merely a concept, although there is a good chance it will be made available soon. In the meantime, you can see it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Sure, these tiny animal-shaped speakers might look all dainty and cutesy, but they’re actually pretty potent for their size. Mighty Animal Speakers feature 2W, Bluetooth-enabled speakers and they charge up via USB and run for about three to four hours between charges. They’re also priced at a reasonable $26.

There are six different critters in all—a pug, cat, pig, unicorn, fox, and panda—so you can buy them all and start your own adorable rocking herd. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a recipe for amazing music—Danny Elfman’s theme from Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy performed by legendary violinist/cosplayer Lindsey Stirling and Lang Lang (one of the greatest concert pianists on earth). Even the black and white video directed by Joe Sill is gorgeous. Watch (and listen) below. [click to continue…]

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Coincidentally, I had the pleasure of hearing John Williams’ score for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on vinyl for the very first time last week, and the sensation I felt transcends words. Now I find myself drawn to this gorgeous picture disc reissue.

You can preorder the set for just $35. And you’ll want to, because it sounds amazing and those records look beautiful.

(via io9)

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If there’s anything nerdier than Star Wars, it’s John Williams’ legendary Star Wars theme played on the “Floppotron 2.0”.

As you’ll see in the video below, the “computer hardware orchestra” consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners, and will surely result in flashbacks to 8-bit games of yore.

It certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Star Wars theme played on old hardware, but it just might be the best rendition yet. [click to continue…]

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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

Learn more in the video below. [click to continue…]