» » Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville - Au Clair De La Lune

Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville - Au Clair De La Lune album mp3

Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville - Au Clair De La Lune album mp3
Performer: Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville
Title: Au Clair De La Lune
MP3 album size: 1747 mb
FLAC album size: 2829 mb
Style: Nursery Rhymes
Country: France
Released: 09 Apr 1860
Catalog number: N°5
Label: Not On Label (Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville Self-released)


1Au Clair De La Lune0:20


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PT-1001Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville Au Clair De La Lune ‎(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd)ParlortonePT-1001US2009


  • Engineer [Uncredited]Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville
  • Vocals [Uncredited]Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville
  • Written-By [Uncredited]Traditional


This is the earliest intelligible recording of the human voice: an historic 20-second version of "Au clair de la lune" made in April 9, 1860, 17 years before Thomas Edison invented the Phonograph.

Léon Scott patented his own invention (n°31470) under the name "phonautographe" on March 25, 1857.
The scientific principles of "phonautographie" was sent under sealed letter to Académie des Sciences on January 26, 1857 as an evidence of his invention.

Conceived as a stenographic device, the "phonautographe" recorded sound through a horn that focused the sound waves onto a membrane to which a wild boar's bristle was attached, causing the bristle to move and enabling it to inscribe the sound onto a lamp-blackened glass plate, later replaced by a lamp-blackened paper mounted on a drum or cylinder.

This device was not meant to, and could not play back recorded sound. It simply traced a visual representation of the sound waves that hit the bristle. It was not until 2008 that researches were able to re-create the sound waves that would have been used to trace the pattern in the soot.


This is a real banger track right here folks 5/5!
It was interesting to read the history on this. Cool they were able to recreate the audio. Also, this is objectionably the best music in the world.
I agree with "X-Vinylit" 3 say have this, but it is really impossible, "stop the mythomanes"We know that there are mythomaniacs for others rarity on discogs, but we do not concretely prove it. Whereas here we have an irrefutable proof.I even have 2 records that are one of kind, And although there are obviously mythos say they have it,It must give them happiness to make others believe a lie, or, to try to convince themselves of something, I know not, in any case it is pitiful.
Don't get mad, relax, chill . . . . .
3 people have this ? But there is only one copy in the world!
fucking massive tune! never leaves my record bag! always goes off!
net rider
dat bass line is hectic kuz i always play it in my subaru
Same here! Fuckin big tings gwaan ina dance when mi play dat.
wow this is awesome. But what is the 2009 verson?!
It doesn't sound any different, just a cool novelty 7" with the 20-second clip on one side and an etching of the label's logo on the other.
Very Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for this! Thanks for the info. Contributors!
The remastered version on 180g vinyl is superb. Look for the Japanese pressing.
This should have been included on the Voyager golden record. Awesome tune and arrangement!
i still want 7 channel blu-ray audio for this
This is the oldest recording of sound yes? Well i would love this although as its a cylinder i wont have anything to play it on but just for a keepsake id certainly want this. I bet the money it could fetch at all the leading auction houses worldwide would be phenomenal. I noticed they spoilt it by re releasing it again in 2009. Dont you just hate it when they do that!. Music or in this case, sound! is all a part of history so should stay as a part of history. According to Ogs no-one owns the original cylinder but 39 including myself want a copy. I bet there isnt enough to go around, maybe 38 will end up with nothing thats how rare this is. Id give anything for it!.
I remember when this jam first came out. Back then they didn't have CD's, you'd basically re-record on cassette and pop it in the tape deck you had in your Lexus or Acura
Waiting for the techno remix to come out :)
Even though the Americans may try to deny it whenever they can (because they can't face the fact that there was something before the phonograph by their beloved "country hero" Edison) it IS a fact that de Martinville's "phonautographe" was still 17 years *before* the Edison era. So Thomas Alva Edison was a pioneer, but not the very first to get the idea of how the human voice could be recorded.
Believe me, as an American, I have no problem stating that Edison was nothing but a they allow name calling and swearing? Doesn't matter. Just please do not throw all of us under the frigging Edison bus. Blech, hate him.
A marmor plack can be seen today in the front of an old house of the Vivienne Street in Paris. About the sound, it seems that's a quite beautiful work we can hear here, hundred sixty years later. It makes me think about Universe Zero or Planetaldol or too Giscard le Survivant. Scott de Martinville had also this project : recording entirety of the Memoire d'Outre-Tombe of Châteaubriand but the lack of appropriations made him give up this splendid project. Alas.
It's gritty and very lo-fi but it is also hauntingly beautiful. Given the conditions it was recording under all that can be forgiven. You can almost smell the lamp soot during the fleeting seconds of this historic recording. Even more interesting is that this recording was made using a format that could not even be played back until the 20th century. It truly is a time capsule of sorts filled with the dusty sound from a bygone era. I had never heard of Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville until this recording surfaced but now that I have I will have to check out more phonautograph's.
Tame Impala - Live VersionsKanye West - The Life Of PabloBurial - Temple SleeperHans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A CakeJoy Orbison & Boddika - More Maim / In HereTame Impala - InnerspeakerSantana - Abraxas2Pac - All Eyez On MeSpaced - DeeperRolling Stones - Blue & LonesomeMazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might SeePink Floyd - AnimalsMidland - Final CreditsDead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesVarious - Chicago ServicePink Floyd - PulseBoards Of Canada - The Campfire HeadphaseAphex Twin - Modular TraxHans Zimmer - Inception (Music From The Motion Picture)Wun Two - Baker's DozenVarious - Ideas Of Reference And The Luna SeaÉdouard-Léon Scott De Martinville - Au Clair De La LuneZomby - Where Were U In '92?Portishead - DummyGrizzly Bear - Painted RuinsDeath Grips - Bottomless PitRyo Fukui - SceneryBobby Konders - House RhythmsJon Hopkins - SingularityBjörk - BiophiliaBlack Sabbath - SabotageDanny Tenaglia - Global Underground 017: LondonMarika Hackman - We Slept At LastNirvana - In UteroKowton - Whities 002Takuya Kuroda - Rising SonLouiselle - La MoscaSupertramp - Breakfast In AmericaPaul Simon - Graceland (The Remixes)Bad Influence Featuring DJ Rush Puppie - Time & Time / Back In The DayVarious - BoJack Horseman (Music From The Netflix Original Series)Lorde - The Love Club EPModest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even SankKeane - Hopes And FearsLa Ley - DesiertosB12 - Electro-SomaMark System - Final ApproachPsychic Mirrors - I Come For Your LoveEric B. & Rakim / Prince - I Know You Got Soul / UptownVarious - Superlongevity 6Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia - 1989Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night SchoolDave Matthews Band - CrashPhotek - Form & FunctionLuxury Elite - World ClassAFX - Analord 02Chris Stapleton - TravellerNine Inch Nails - Bad WitchDamien Jurado - Visions Of Us On The LandAdonis - We're Rocking Down The HouseTool - 72826Daniel Schmidt And The Berkeley Gamelan - In My Arms, Many FlowersPender Street Steppers - Life In The ZoneChiwoniso - ZvichaperaThe Sonics - 50Rupture - Orangutan Suicide SessionsTame Impala - Tame ImpalaSIT - Sideways LPSystem Of A Down - ToxicityPaysage D'Hiver - Paysage D'HiverClio - EyesJeff Mills - Live At The Liquid Room - TokyoRoyal Crown Of Sweden - R.E.G.A.L.I.E.R.Foo Fighters - Wasting LightD.J. Flash - I Have A DreamWhite Poppy - White PoppyEast End Dubs - Social 4Neuromancer - Pennywise / The Unforgettable FeelingThe Flaming Lips - Strobo TripB-Key - The Guitars Tune / The MaskDJ Detweiler - Flutedrop 7"Cream - Disraeli GearsF.U.S.E., Further Underground Sound Experiments - Substance AbuseQueen - Rock MontrealRichard Wahnfried - Time ActorBetween The Buried And Me - Automata ILemon D - Urban Flava Pt 1DJ Tiësto - Magik Six: Live In AmsterdamMassive Attack - Ritual SpiritThe Dead Texan - The Dead TexanBen Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold MessnerLarry De Kat - Purrrversions EPMichael Jackson - ThrillerBeastie Boys - Ill CommunicationDon Blackman - Don BlackmanThe Tea Party - The Edges Of TwilightUnknown Artist - UntitledUnionJack - There Will Be No ArmageddonKode9 + The Spaceape - Memories Of The Future