Hey, thanks for the welcome, this place is a great community.
...and thanks for the answer, for sure, digitizing is a task I need to do at some point.
I dig that electric blue ZYX cartridge, I imagine it sounds much cleaner than a stuffed bird!
...a Dutch artist, Jeroen Diepenmaat, perhaps inspired by the Flinstones? The beaks of the birds actually have needles & play the record!!!
Other odd applications of vinyl in the artworld are plentiful, most notable would be Christian Marclay:
And then there's stuff like this, serious meditations regarding the cultural impact of a simple drum break found on the B-side of a 1969 hit single, documenting how this ubiquitous beat has permeated our universal audio-consciousness in one form or another. This video has 3,779,367 views!!!
One major thing missing from new-platform music is most certainly the grand layout of records. An epic gatefold LP has the presence of an artifact. The bigger format allowed for a small-scale art exhibit.
Another thing lost is the "matrix writing" or "runoff groove etching" or "runoff inscription" which provided esoteric messages for curious eyes when slanting a record just right in the light, even though it's a well-known phenomena, many listeners don't know about the secret messages hiding near the label in the "dead wax". Many records were pressed which include this strange practice, here's a few of my favorites:
Black Flag – “My War”
Side A: Exploring the inside of empty guns
Side B: Lookin for the markings of rifled thoughts. Is that it then?
Camper Van Beethoven - "III"
Side A: Soviet spies swim upstream
Side B: disguised as trout!
The Clash – "London Calling"
Side A: Tear
Side B: Down
Side C: The
Side D: Walls
Earth – “The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull”
Side A: Slow Music
Side B: Slow People
Side C: Here Is What I'm Willing To Do
Side D: ............ ..... .....
Hüsker Dü – “Zen Arcade”
Side A: "Falling, Shirley -- Every Time I Square Off Against Someone's God"
Side B: "I Spend The Rest Of The Night (Or Day) Hallucinating"
Side C: "And Now It's The Visions Of A Joyous Hell"
Side D: "Within The Circuits That Make Pac-Men Die And Vessels Disintigrate"
Joy Division – “Still”
Side A: the chicken won't stop
Side B: (chicken feet marks)
Side C: (chicken feet marks)
Side D: the chicken stops here
Killdozer - "Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite"
Side A: buy American beef... support American cattlemen
Side B: beware! powertools from hell!
Led Zeppelin – III
Side A: So Mote Be It.
Side B: Do what thou wilt.
Pink Floyd – "Tonite let's all make love in London... Plus" LP
Side A: dark side of the balloon?
Side B: wish you werked here?
Shellac - "1,000 Hurts"
Side A: What's Orange And Looks Good On Hippies?
Side B: Fire
Sonic Youth – "Daydream Nation"
Side A: Rock and Roll For President
Side B: Star Strangled Bangles
Side C: Destroy All Record Labels, Part 2 - High, End
Side D: No Sleep Til Rhino