Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory
First came the YouTube sensation – a short clip of the ‘limited edition tortilla vinyl’, dubbed with the sound of the Mexican Hat Dance. Then came the bright spark who proved it was possible to laser-etch music onto the surface of a tortilla. And now Matthew Herbert has combined the two.
In a serious case of art imitating life, the maverick polymath has produced a playable tortilla record in a limited edition of 12, er, tortillas, as part of what he describes as a new series of “edible sounds”.
After taking his culinary interests to the next level on 2005 album Plat Du Jour and the infamous pork-sampling One Pig, Herbert writes on Twitter that the 33rpm tortilla should be “playable on a normal hifi, but [is] unlikely to be delicious.”