Tuesday, December 20, 2016

S.N.Bibikov - a lecture on the Paleolithic era music [1980]

Here's a rather unusual recording that isn't easily comparable with anything I've posted on here before, even if I've posted a lot of quite weird noise and ethno stuff. This is an attempt to reconstruct the sound of the prehistoric percussion musical instruments made of mammoth bone, found at a roughly 20,000 years old Upper Paleolithic site in Mezin. There are two tracks, the first one demonstrating the sound of each instrument separately, and the second containing the musical reconstruction itself. Of course, it's an educated guess at the very best, and we obviosly would never know how the Paleolithic music exactly sounded like, unless a time machine eventually would be invented - but as an experiment, it's fairly unique and interesting.

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