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New Aesthetic Watch: Google Beatbox [UPDATED]

We’re not sure this is art (or care really) but this is a great trick you need to try in 4 easy steps:

1. Cut and paste the text below into Google Translate:

pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk

2. Choose the “from” language to be German.

3. Click the “listen” button in the bottom right corner of the “from” box.

4. Listen.

Great, now the computers will beat us at beatboxing.

h/t Nick Riggle’s Facebook page

UPDATED: As per usual, our commenters are really “on it” and mentioned that this is a Google Easter Egg. I also found this guide to the “notations” for the beatbox function. Enjoy:

  • zk = suspended cymbal
  • bschk = snare
  • pv = brush
  • bk = bass
  • tk = flam1
  • vk = roll tap
  • kt = flam2
  • kttp = flam tap
  • krp = hi hat tap
  • pv = short roll
  • th = better hi hat
  • thp, ds = instant rimshot
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