Popular during the 60s and 70s during the communist regime, when vinyl records were hard to get hold of, Sound Postcards resembled standard postcards, but included analogue recording engraved in a thin layer of laminate.
Usually made by tiny firms, the recording quality on Sound Postcards was extremely low but very often represented the only possibility of having access to hit songs from the West.
Postcard designs ranged from the primitive and weird, to the very beautiful. This exhibition, curated by Krakow-based Unsound, not only reveals the forgotten artistic merit of these cards, but allows the public to listen to songs on the cards transferred into mp3 format, drawing attention to the way that sound recording technology has changed over time.
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