This little bit of genial lunacy was created by Diego Stocco, who apparently makes a habit of this. In the man’s own words:
Almost everyday, on my way to a local bakery, I walk in front of a dry cleaners.
When they have the front door open, I hear a lot of interesting sounds coming from their work equipment. Eventually, the different mechanical and steam sounds sparked something in my mind, so one day I asked the owners if I could record a piece of music by using their machines as musical instruments.
I used a puff iron, press and dry cleaning machines, a washer, clothes hangers, and a bucket full of soap.
The bass and lead sounds were created from the buzzing tones coming from the conduits and engines.
There are no additional sounds from any traditional or electronic instruments. Enjoy!
There are other strange and fascinating videos on the site. If you ever wondered how those peculiar sounds got into films or the occasional album from the more adventurous musicians, these are the sort of tricks they’ll try in the hunt for the right effect.
- Music From A Dry Cleaner (swiss-miss.com)
- Music from a Dry Cleaner (neatorama.com)
- Turn Your Next Trip to the Dry Cleaner’s Into a Solo Concert [Video] (gizmodo.com)