This Mesmerizing Musical Ensemble Is Made With “Rocks”

Musicians jamming out on electric guitars and drum sets usually come to mind when we think about rock bands, but this guy had a much different idea when he started working on his own.

Artist Neil Mendoza has built a seriously unique machine that creates beautiful music akin to the kind that music boxes produce but the melodies it plays are way cooler because they’re made by rocks!

Controlled by a computer, “the rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate,” Mendoza said.

While he does a great job of explaining how the machine works, it’s really something you need to see for yourself.