Beck’s Edison bottle merges suds and sounds

Not content with the recent resurgence of vinyl, Beck’s Brewery has looked even further back in the history of recorded sound and one of the most famous inventors of the modern age: Thomas Edison. Back in 1877, they used wax cylinders, but 136 years later, we’ve upgraded to glass cylinders — in particular, beer bottles.

In the mini-documentary below, engineers designing the “Edison bottle” go over the challenges in trying to adapt modern technology for archaic usage, but when all is said and done, the recording, Ghost Wave’s “Here She Comes,” sounds pretty solid.