If you’ve ever wondered what indie rock/noise/shoegaze might sound like combined with the electromechanical bleats and whirrs of the Large Hadron Collider, look no further than the above.
In honor of the world’s most powerful particle collider’s ramp-up to historic energy levels, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) invited experimentalists Deerhoof to do pretty much whatever they wanted inside their magnet test facility, background noise and all.
Physicist James Beacham started an initiative called Ex/Noise/CERN to ‘collide’ experimental music with experimental particle physics—an effort I find uniquely exciting. Both musicians and physicists are dabbling with the unknown, turning flashlights into the darkness and attempting to learn more about the worlds we live in—whether mind, body or universe.
More details at CERN’s post.