Screaming Buddha MP3s

Last week came news of the updated Buddha Machine (, with nine new loops and pitch control. The first Buddha Machine — a looping gadget by the China-based duo FM3 — resulted in numerous remixes, by luminaries ranging from Monolake to Adrian Sherwood. One such set, a four-track released credited to Noisewerks, has been made available for free download at, each an extended soundscape resulting from putting a Buddha sample through effects, yielding lengthy passages of twisted metal, ambiguous noises, and endless echo. The third track in particular retains the near-ethereal sine-wave sway of the original, yet manages to amp it up to something full-bodied (MP3). Get the full set of four at

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