Musical computer drives play an eerie 'Sound of Silence'

This cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic song is made with moving parts of computer drives and is anything but silent.

The Sound of Silence
"People writing songs that voices never share..." Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

Recently, YouTuber Arganalth filled a suitcase with floppy and hard disk drives configured to play music.

His first suitcase symphony covered the "Back to the Future" theme song.

Now he's chosen a piece for his noisy little drives to play that's more poignant, "The Sound of Silence" by singer-songwriter folk rock duo Simon and Garfunkel.

Listen to hear the drives play this iconic folk-rock song, originally released in 1964.

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.

 

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