May 27, 2016


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Soundtrack Vinyl Makes a Hologram on Your Turntable

A couple reasons to not get the Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens original score on vinyl: It costs $48 (you get a free digital version, at least) and it's musically at that level of epic where you're only realistically gonna play it every so often.

But if you're a wealthy something or other, a collector or someone who will actually play a double LP Force Awakens soundtrack on the regular, there's a big upside: IT MAKES HOLOGRAMS.

You don't have to take the word of some press release or product description, either. Watch up top to see a Millennium Falcon and a TIE-Fighter hover right over the glossy black slab o' John Williams space opera.

Artist/holographer Tristan Duke explains in the video:

"This is an all-analog process. Just like the music on the record, the grooves are carved into the record and recording sound, I'm actually carving grooves of a different kind, that record light."

Mic notes that Duke and mad vinyl scientist Jack White teamed up to hologram-ify the Lazaretto "ultra LP" in 2014. 

The Force Awakens vinyl is available June 17. While you're here, live it up with some fancy cosplayers from New York Comic Con 2015: