I hear some of you asking "What's this Buddha Machine thing, then?" The quick answer is that it's the most lo-fi mp3 player in the world and it is gorgeous in its simplicity and infinity. A better answer is that it's a wee soundbox that plays loops until you turn it off (or the batteries die.) There's a speaker and a couple of switches that allow you to turn it on, cycle through the loops and mess with the volume and pitch. If you'd like to learn more about FM3 and their wonderful device, right this way, please.
Of course, the real magic happens when you get more than one Buddha Machine in the same place at the same time, and it increases exponentially from there. Me? I have five.
Infinite loops combining in infinite ways to create any number of spontaneously constructed soundscapes -- each one unique, each one never to be repeated exactly again. It reminds me of nothing so much as when I lived in London, ON and went to see the Nihilist Spasm Band play every Monday night, but without the necessity of earplugs.
After all -- one has priorites.