Inspected Gadget: Ungadget: Matthew Dear “Black City” Totem

If music exists in an ethereal digital form, how do you commemorate it physically? Matthew Dear’s Black City will be accompanied with the MDBC Totem. A limited edition of 100 pieces, hand-cast in aluminum, has been created by product designers Constantin and Laurene Boym of Boym Partners in New York.

“More than a mere limited edition, the totem is a proposal, an entreaty to listeners everywhere to reconsider our relationship to music in the digital era. In producing an object as the embodiment of Black City, Matthew Dear and Ghostly International suggest a new path through which one’s physical relationship to an album is again explored.”

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