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fm3 buddha machine i: black

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This is the original Buddha Machine, first released to worldwide acclaim in 2005. Now available with to order by color choice: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red & White.  FM3 present the Buddha Machine, a unique "soundbox" from China which is causing sensation worldwide. The Buddha Machine is a small musical loop player, built kind of like a little AM radio -- but without all the nonsense. Total genius from out of nowhere, it comes with an integrated speaker, a volume control, a mini jack-out and a switch to choose between nine different loops which are stored on a small chip and can be directly played by this mini soundsystem. A totally dazzling item which causes jaw-dropping delight everywhere -- Alan Bishop bought twenty-four of these on sight, Brian Eno bought eight (how's that for apocalyptical math?). FM3 are a duo of Christiaan Virant and Chinese keyboardist and computer musician Zhang Jian who create loop-based ambient electronic music. Based in Beijing, they came upon a small box used at Buddhist temples to chant or play prayers. Explains Virant: "...there are a number of different explanations of why they invented this box in China. Some people say it's because modern people are too lazy to go to the temples to say the chants to the Buddha like they used to, so they invented this small machine to do it for them." FM3 gave it a name and began manufacturing it in 2005. In two years, they sold nearly 50,000 of them. The Buddha Machine is not an iPod. It's not loaded with features. It's simply a small plastic box -- available in an assortment of colors -- that plays nine different loops. The possibilities of how you listen to it, however, are infinite.

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