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Brian Eno’s New Illuminated Turntable Does More Than Spin Records

The record player doubles as an artwork and can be yours for a mere $25,000.

by Brian Boucher

Musician and artist Brian Eno has released a new edition of a custom-designed turntable that is as much an artwork as a device for playing music. 

“When it doesn’t have to do anything in particular, like play a record, it’s a sculpture,” said the artist. 

The turntable features a round base, echoing the shape of the platter; the two parts light up and transition among various colors independently of each other, creating what the artist calls “generative ‘colorscapes.’” The first edition of the turntable, produced in 2021, inspired the stage set for U2’s recent shows at the Sphere, in Las Vegas.

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