The grills are alive, with the sound of meatballs. Whilst this soundbite makes for a catchy intro, it technically isn’t true as most people tend to favour frying their meatballs. Still, it doesn’t make the latest project from a group of students at Hyper Island any less tasty.
They’ve created a device that allows you to turn your favourite tunes into unique meatball recipes. Taking the name Beatballs, the app uses some nifty coding to analyse each song according to tempo, cadence, mood, key and popularity, and convert that information into ingredients. Beyonce’s XO uses beef mince, Black Dog by Led Zepplin is a chicken mince recipe (with a fair bit of curry powder).
Why meatballs? Well, Hyper Island was founded in Sweden, so it seems the logical choice. And it gives them the chance to print T-Shirts with slogans such as ‘Justin Beiber’s balls in your mouth’. (Can’t see many takers for that one.)