Retro Robot Band

Alessia Andreotti
April 18th 2014

Back in the 1950s three robots, free from any human influence, were playing music for an amused audience.
Le Trio Fantastique — guitarist Wink, drummer Blink and saxophonist Nod — was the creation of a Belgian engineer with the nickname of Zenon Specht. The robot band was a feature of Antwerp's Robot Club, but also appeared in fairs and made a tour of department stores in France between 1954 and 1959. The trio's repertoire included not only bebop, but also jazz, tango and classical tunes, for only a nickel a song.

“These eccentrics don’t need pot of LSD to go on a blast. All they need to get turned on is plug ‘em in and keep ‘em oiled”, promoted their poster.

This retro-futuristic trio is exemplary of human distant longing for technology that integrates with our body and senses, to the point of taking our place!

Source: io9

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