Here’s what scratched vinyl looks like under a microscope

July 11 2014, 10:00 AM EDT By Matt Crane

Vinyl scratching is apparently a hobby—not a worst nightmare!—for electronic musician Nick Zammuto. As endgadget points out, he cuts grooves into his LPs and uses the sonic jump as the rhythm for his unique style of electronica. In the video for his latest single, “Great Equator,” Zammuto uses a scanning electronic microscope to examine the scratched records up close. He also looks at scratched CDs, computer chips, stamps, insects and more. Check out the video below, and let us know your thoughts.