Solid block of walnut transformed into a captivating musical experience.

New albums can often struggle to cut through the noise, but electronic musician and sound designer Benjamin Wynn’s (aka Deru) has come up with something truly unique. His latest album, 1979, comes packaged inside The Observe Box, a pico projector encased within a machine-crafted block of walnut, which provides the visuals to create a captivating audiovisual experience.

The Observe Box is based on a collection of found articles, letters, photos, and other items left behind by the late philosopher Jackson Sonnanfeld-Arden. It’s a recreation of the original, which Deru created in 2003 at a flea market in Los Angeles. His version of the time capsule is an homage to the ways in which we leave behind our documented memories.

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