This band used Facebook Live’s lag to loop their song

If you’ve ever used Facebook Live, you know there is a delay in the audio/video feed. It’s not very long, maybe a few seconds.

Instead of just ignoring it, the Irish indie band The Academic decided to lean into it.

They played their new single “Bear Claws” by looping it, as they explain (because I sure as heck can’t):

We rearranged each instrument on “Bear Claws” to fit Facebook Live’s delay, with each loop getting more complex, adding instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Additionally, by projecting the video live from a soundstage we created an infinite tunnel consisting of all the previously recorded loops.

:: Insert the mind-blown gif ::

This is OK Go-level stuff here.

(reddit)

Source: Boing Boing (published under a Creative Commons license)

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