Longest records ever (in minutes)

Natural Snow Buildings - Aldebaran (2016)

It has 25 tracks, but each one is between 10-25 minutes. It is 342:37, that’s 5h42min. yes. wow.

probably that Bull in Heaven one that’s 7 years long.

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wow well from the same band

Natural Snow Buildings - Daughter of Darkness (2013)

7h19min. but what the hell

the long review on this makes it sound pretty good actually…

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“In December 2011, two more extremely long pieces of music were released by the band. 286: 0 and 287: n, the first lasting over twenty-nine million hours, and the latter lasting more than eighty-seven trillion hours.”

Now you’re just being silly.

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why create it if no one is ever gonna listen to it

sounds like they conceptualised it rather than created it.

Well done guys you imagined something being really long


I’ll have you know that ctrl+c & ctrl+v is hard work!

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“However, even Ian D Mellish’s “Olitsky” pales in comparison to Bull of Heaven’s longest piece in production. This song is called 260: lcm(2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,61,67,71,73,79,83). This song will be over 8 SEXTILLION years long, or to be more precise 8,462,937,602,125,701,219,674,955.2362595095 years long. To put this into perspective, the universe is 13.8 billion years old. If yous started listening to this song since the Big Bang, you’d not even make it through 1/600000000000000 of the song. Let that sink in”.

agant-garde music for intelligent people dude, we aren’t capable to understand it

I’m trying to get my head around what this actually is.

So it’s just essentially a formula or sequence?

Also fuck off with your pretentious names.

I had never heard of these guys before but I hate them now


Seems so.
Neither did I lol

Natural Snow Buildings are ace. I’d listen to them a lot more if it didn’t take 1,000 minutes per album.


nearly 6 hours long and not a single tune on it


Didn’t Max Richter release an 8 hour album. I’ve never listened to it as I’m not quite sure I can handle that.

he released an hourish edit of it. the concept of it was to listen to while you sleep though so it’s not like you’re supposed to pay close attention, just wallpaper basically.


I’ve listened to the eight hour thing through once while conscious (in batches, admittedly), and I’ve slept through it quite a few times. He did an overnight thing at the Barbican last weekend. I shall always regret missing it.

Considered buying tickets, but they were something like £125 per person and you weren’t allowed to bring alcohol. Seemed a bit too much of an endurance test.


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