About a month ago, I saw an article on Facebook about an artist named Bartholomäus Traubeck who turned various slices of tree trunks into records with the use of a piano synthesizer and algorithm reader. The video below was the one I listened to and I was spellbound. The tree used in the video is Ash (same as my wandwood — which is probably one reason I loved it so much) and the melody is as they described; hauntingly beautiful.

Normally, tree rings are inspected for things like age, disease and rainfall levels. I’m glad someone had the idea of turning them into a sort of vinyl record. It really is lovely to listen to. Out of all seven tracks, Fraxinus (or Ash), is my favorite. I’m not biased at all.

You can listen to the full album here. If you’d like to see more of Traubeck’s work or to purchase the album Years, which includes other wood types, click here.


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While I struggle through this newest round of dissociating, I’ll give you this week’s Youtube Tuesday video. I found this gem in my suggested videos one day and as I’m always on the lookout for new music, I thought I’d give it a listen and, well, I fell hard. This Iranian/Dutch beauty really captivated me and the lyrics help remind me that I’m only human. Add to it the fact that the video itself was amazing.

The basic human need to be watched was once satisfied by God.


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