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Our new robotic overlords

And just when you thought that nothing can top the Siberian throat take on the Highway Star, or the infamous in certain quarters Firemen of Edo, another gem comes your way.

This is one for the tech geeks (both of us). Smoke on the Water performed by an orchestra of recycled floppy drives. Behold our new robotic overlords:

<geeky stuff>My guess the most difficult part was designing a controller that translates MIDI into proper sequences of track seeking commands. And then — quite literally — fine tuning the whole orchestra.</geeky>

On a related note, recently uncovered evidence suggests that the certain Bulgarian top hat transmitter may in fact have been an Azerbaijani one:

The esteemed scientific jury is still out on the final attribution, though.

Thanks to jamoore60 and the Association of Electrical Technologists at Purdue University for the overlords, and to CaspianTimsah for the top hat research and to Deep23 from deep-purple.ru forum for bringing it to your attention.

4 Comments to “Our new robotic overlords”:

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    Scott W says:


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    Altan says:

    These are the covers of love! Great tunes, great covers. Thanks.

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    byron says:

    Don’t show this Azerbaijani version to Ritchie….he could form another band with them and Candice….

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    MacGregor says:

    Excellent indeed! Genuine instruments playing a classic. It reminds me of the album of Sabbath tunes by Rondellus. That album title : Sabbatum! Cheers.

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