Sunday, 1 February 2015

Soviet Bones

I heard the tail-end of a fascinating discussion on BBC R4's Today programme a few days back and remembered to follow it up.

These astonishing objects are essentially vinyl records - but with the recording embossed into old x-rays. They were a black market music industry to circulate recordings officially banned by the USSR; they're commonly known as 'bones' or 'ribs'. 

More here at Stephen Coates' project.