Tortilla or vinyl record? Tortilla or vinyl record?
Thanks to a clever music fan, the history of music media now reads, “Vinyl > tape > CDs > mp3s > tortilla.”
Inspired by a joke video of a “limited edition tortilla vinyl” (below), YouTube user Rapture Records has turned the internet’s dream into a delicious reality by making a tortilla into a real, playable record, and they’ve shared footage of their food-engineering masterpiece with the world.
After experimenting with the Macarena and Puttin’ On The Ritz, the tortilla maestro decided that the best tortilla record actually plays a very lo-fi version of The Mexican Hat Dance. Catch video of the creation spinning in its element, below.
Posting detailed step-by-step instructions for how to make a playable tortilla onto the Instructables website under the name UpgradeTech, the clever individual has explained how they did it, and how you can do it too.
If you’d like to recreate the tortilla magic for yourself, all you need is a flour tortilla (check), audio editing software (check) and a very precise laser cutter (hmm… check?). Oh and if you’re hoping to eat your tortilla records afterwards, here’s the creator’s advice:
“The tortillas are edible, but taste rather burnt where the laser has to work harder to slice apart the edges. Of course, cooking them removes the possibility of playing them.”
Watch: An Actual Playable Tortilla Record
Watch: Limited Edition Tortilla Vinyl