imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, & hearing no response.
imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response. ∞
the loneliest mix is an audio project by mike ambs to share the beautiful and rare song of a last-known hybrid blue whale, known by the name the loneliest whale, one mix-tape at a time.
trying something a little different this time! normally I just run a very small campaign to find people interested in cassettes, but, after a few request, I'm hoping this time round to find enough people interested in the 52hz whale to help place a minimum order for t-shirts.
t-shirts will have the below symbol on them - the symbol is actually the song-waveform of the 52hz whale wrapped in a continuous loop.
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the mixtapes themselves have already been recorded and are ready to find new homes - the posters that come with each mixtape are also ready and waiting to be mailed out.
the only piece of this campaign that is new to 52 hz are the t-shirts, the company I've used several times in the past when ordering batches of t-shirts is the always-wonderful http://VGkids.com, located in Ypsilanti, MI.
there will be some slight experimenting with the exact position and size of the 52 hz symbol on the t-shirts, but the team at VG has always had a great eye for what works best.
once those t-shirts arrive here in LA, I'll be ready to package up everyone's rewards and get them in the mail. thanks so much for supporting 52 hz!
The loneliest whale’s song, also known as simply 52 hertz, is a low-trembling on more powerful speakers, specifically subwoofers capable of such a subtle bass. As a comparison, 52 hertz is near the lowest note on a tubba. If you’re listening on laptop speakers or apple earbuds, you will most likely hear nothing at all after hitting play.
The circle symbol is the audio-wave image of the loneliest whale wrapped into a circle. If you had a playhead, positioned similar to the seconds hand of a clock, as it turned a full 360° the whale’s song would loop over and over again.
The ⌃ that you often see in the title of different 52 hertz kickstarter campaigns stands for the current total count / goal of loneliest mixes recorded. So, if a campaign ends with a ⌃ 90 in the title, that means the previous campaign brought the total number of mixes to around 80, and the current goal for total mixes is now 90 cassettes *nods*
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one loneliest mixtape and one 52hz t-shirt. ░ 52hz t-shirt with the loneliest mix symbol on the chest. shirt is a hanes deep-navy unisex 100% cotton. available in all sizes. all US shipping cost included! ░ I promise to deliver a cassette tape that a) is in good condition, b) can still hold clear sound, and c) has character to it. each mix tape is assigned a unique #hashtag and comes with a small hand-made poster, plus a nice thank you letter.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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