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Then and Now: YouTube User Covers Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence' with Floppy and Hard Disk Drives

Who knew the use of floppy and hard disk drives isn't exclusively related to storing data? Check out this awesome video by a creative YouTube user, who makes music with a setup built from these materials!

Sometimes, people do come up with some of the most ingenious, out-of-the box ideas. An excellent example is YouTube user Arganalth, who makes music with floppy and hard disk drives. “I have 6 floppy drive and 2 HDD in a suitcase making music,” he explains, and as of this writing he has already created 30 covers of songs and other popular music scores. His most recent work is a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s chart-topping hit “The Sound of Silence,” released in 1965!

“The Sound of Silence” played on floppy and hard disk drives. Video by Arganalth on YouTube

Arganalth notes, “The choice of the song can maybe be a little strange because the floppy drive are very noisy, but I had this song stuck in my head since one week so I had to do it.” Considering the acoustic, folksy sound of the original, we’d have to agree that the cover is indeed a little weird at first listen. Still, Arganalth’s cover is indeed one of the coolest (and, okay, geekiest!) covers of any song we’ve heard in recent times!

All information in this article were sourced from Arganalth on YouTube via Laughing Squid.

written by chooolss

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