April 24, 2012

BT: The Antikythera Mechanism

Another amazing trance music producer and and DJ. His album The Binary Universe is actually very interesting, and I'm pretty sure those of you who love orchestra/instrument oriented music will love it so much.

The tracks are named with amazingly unique title. One of them is this awesome track Antikythera Mechanism. Listen to it and tell me what you think of the mix.

Antikythera mechanism itself refers to an extremely old (or say it ancient) analog computer used by the Greeks more than two millennia ago to locate and predict the positions of celestial objects. Historians and archeologists found this ancient device near the remains of a shipwreck predicted to occur in the year 76 B.C, near the Antikythera Island, hence the name is derived.

The system is understood to measure astronomical time based on cycles of the sun, the moon, and the planets. Naturally, it can be used to predict solar and lunar eclipses. It also gives people a more accurate approach to measure the world's natural occurrences, such as sea tides and recurrence of the seasons.

Find out more about this mechanism here.

Very interesting, isn't it?