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!
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!