We always knew Sasha Frere-Jones would eventually produce something worthwhile; it was only a matter of time. This morning, the New Yorker's fancy-schmancy "Pop Critic" introduced the Twitterverse to the heretofore untapped musical potential of Google Translate: When
using the program's voice function, sequences of strategically placed
consonants result in a beatboxish effect. An admittedly frantic and
harsh beatbox, sure, but pretty cool nonetheless. You can only get
around 100 characters in before the translator cuts off the voice
feature, so there's not much to work with.
But hey, you read the
Phoenix! You're industrious, creative, and you've probably got a bit of
time on your hands. So give it a go! Below are some examples of what
works. Make a few jams of your own and show off in the comments.
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