Marc Almond Singing "Tainted Love" With Floppy Disk Drives Is Splendid

Out-of-date technology has never sounded so funky.

1. A while ago, German technical whizz Ultrawipf uploaded a video of a synth made entirely from floppy disk drives performing an instrumental version of Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”.

2. But now Marc Almond of Soft Cell has uploaded a version with his original vocal. It’s quite catchy.

3. Here is a guide to making your own floppy disk synth, including how to make it play the Game of Thrones theme tune.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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