February 05, 2012
Old Sound II

The folks at FirstSounds are at it again, this time recovering a bin of cylinder recordings which include none other than von Moltke and Bismark himself. I like my 19th century historical figures the way I like my newspapers-- black and white, static, and silent. Having them start to make noise is... disconcerting.

Posted by scott at February 05, 2012 09:54 AM

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It's kind of like the first time I heard a recording of Josef Stalin's voice. I was expecting a big, booming Russian-sounding (though I of course knew he was a Georgian) tone, a voice that sounded like pure evil. What I got instead was a kind of high, almost squeaking voice. Forever blew his image, in my mind...

Posted by: Mark on February 5, 2012 09:58 AM
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