Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
Sounds of the Projection Box | Michael Lightborne
What a great record. And thank God it’s vinyl, because this is the only way to hear Sounds of the Projection Box, which is at once an homage to antiquated technology, a requiem for days gone by and a reflection of supposed progress. We’ve gained something in the switch to the digital format ~ clarity, seamlessness, an ability to show a film without any humans being present. But we’ve lost something as well ~ a tactile nature, a feeling of community, the contract between projectionist and audience. Earlier this year, I was at a film that “broke.” The older attendees kept turning back, looking up and yelling, “fix the screen!” But there was no one there; they were screaming into a void. []

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