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Elektroplanktune MP3s

As many have noted, the one major detraction of the Nintendo DS game Electroplankton, designed by Japanese media artist Toshio Iwai, is that you can’t save the musical compositions you make. (The other one is it pauses when you close the DS, so you can’t walk around listening to it like one might an iPod.) This hasn’t kept individuals from outputting the audio from their DS into a computer. The person who runs the website randomambient.com has posted two such clips. The first has a somewhat Christmas carol-ish feel (MP3), but the second buries those chimes beneath an estimably hazy drone (MP3).

For instructions on how to output audio from the game, visit makezine.com; the author of the post, Phillip Torrone, uploaded his own clip, a slow scalar exercise that suggests watery mallets (MP3). Also for your listening pleasure, the official Electroplankton site (electroplankton.nintendods.com) includes a track of that bubbly loop that provides the game’s immediate sense of immersion (MP3).

By Marc Weidenbaum

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