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In 2005 the Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian released their first “Buddha Machine” loop box, a quirky pocket soundsystem that propelled sound art into the consumer mainstream. Over the past 12 years, they have released more than 6 different versions of their pioneering loop device, including collaborations with artists as diverse as industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle and American composer Philip Glass. The original unit was long sold-out and in high demand among collectors.
This 2017 edition of the Buddha Machine features the original loops in all their 8-bit Lo-Fi glory and comes in 4 soft-tone colours: red, blue, green and orange. ce the beginnings of the Buddha Machine our motto has been "Soft Sound, Happy Life." This re-issue of the original soundbox aims to be a calming, gentle voice for stressful, noisy times. The machine is designed to be played softly, at lowvolumes, allowing the loops to mix with the background sounds of your life and create a feeling of calm and ease. The Buddha Machine is a truly unique musical device that prefers to sit in the background, quietly and gently working its sonic magic.