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Binary Dust review

By Gavin, 4th March 2006

A lovely review of “Binary Dust” by Steve Mayall at www.musically.com

“It often seems as if digital music manufacturers compete to cram the most technology into the lightest, most tiny, pocket device. So it was refreshing to discover the latest musical release from avant-garde performer and new media veteran Gavin Starks: a musical rock. Starks, who founded Tornado and is now MD of UK digital music services company Consolidated Independent, has embedded a music playback device into a 19kg smooth granite rock, which plays his own compositions when manipulated by optical controls in the stone. There’s something inspiringly retro-futuristic / stone-age / space age about the release, which Starks is calling “Binary Dust” and comes under a Creative Commons licence. But proving that Starks is nothing if not forward-thinking, the creator promises that future versions will be solar powered.”

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