Buddha Machine 1.0 - Blue
- Title: Buddha Machine 1.0 - Blue
- Artist: Fm3
- Label: Fm3
- Format: soundbox
- Genres: Experimental Electronic, Drone, Ambient, Minimalism
- Price: €21,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€18,40non-EU
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"The Buddha Machine is a small plastic box that plays nine ambient loops composed by Beijing-based music duo FM3. The loops repeat endlessly until the "track" is switched or the two AA batteries run out. The machine has its own built-in speaker and there is also a headphone jack for a more personal experience. But the charm of the device isn't nearly as specific: The Buddha Machine has a calming presence in today's fast paced world.
It's charm mixes with FM3's innovative music to provide the owner with an experience that is hard to define... Essentially, It's a box with a life, a tool for living, and to many, it's a friend. Founded in 1999 by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian, FM3 are considered pioneers of electronic music in China. Inspired by Buddhist prayer boxes found at temples around Asia, the duo produced 500 units of their custom-made Buddha Machine in 2004. Fueled by praise in media as diverse as tech blog BoingBoing.net, the New York Times and the avant-rock Arthur Magazine, sales of the device topped 50,000 units in 2008."