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Creepy DJ uses seagull skull as a turntable needle

If nothing else, this is certainly an adventure in aural weirdness.

Michael Ridge is a multimedia artist in the UK who plays with sound. His experiments include a playable 7-inch record made of PVA glue and an interactive breakfast soundtrack, but his latest project on Vimeo called "Seagull Skull Pickup" might be his creepiest work yet.

The video shows the artist using the beak of a seagull skull as a needle on an old turntable. The skull actually picks up the signal and plays a recording of a British birdsong pressed on a 7-inch single record. A contact microphone is used to amplify the audio as a makeshift speaker.

For more adventures in aural weirdness, check out Michael Ridge's full works of art here.