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Circuit Board Albums

This Tristan Perich Album Holds Its Music On a Circuit Board

— July 14, 2016 — Tech
Tristan Perich's new album is titled 'Noise Patterns' and is featured on a unique device.

While most music has moved to iTunes, YouTube, streaming sites and smartphones, Tristan Perich has managed to reimagine the CD -- a medium that not many people use these days. Rather than being placed on the standard circular CD, Tristan Perich's new album comes in the form of a circuit board. The circuit board sits on a square base and has no artistic accents, with the exception of the artist's name and the title of the album. Users can listen to the music on the circuit board by simply plugging into the headphone jack and turning the on switch.

This album concept "reimagines the concept of digital music" and incorporates that into an unusual tangible product.
Trend Themes
1. Physical Music Media - The shift away from CDs presents an opportunity to innovate physical music formats, creating unique listening experiences through tangible products.
2. Electronic Music Distribution - Creating new and unique ways of distributing electronic music media by leveraging the ubiquity and low cost of electronic components.
3. Minimalist Design - Creating a new wave of music media design with an emphasis on minimalism and simplicity.
Industry Implications
1. Music Production - Innovating within the music production industry to create new products and physical releases beyond existing digital platforms.
2. Consumer Electronics - Exploring electronic devices and utilizing new components to create novel and unique physical forms for digital media.
3. Design - Focusing on design and functionality of physical music media and working towards a minimalist future of tangible products.
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