|May 2012 AUDs & ENDs|
AUD Those who remember it are surprised to hear that the Internet Underground Music Archive is back on the wire. OK, much of it. With 680,000 tracks of music by
25,000 45,000 bands and artists. (The Story.)
AUD The Open Goldberg Variations (J.S. Bach) are fine performances & pro recordings released to PD by pianist (and Bonn, Germany native) Kimiko Ishizaka. (32 tracks, MP3/Flac) A welcome gift!
* The UK got its top 100 streaming charts going on May 14. Voice of the people, people! And Billboard has something similar going called On Demand Songs. The claim is that these are based on online demand – I’ll believe it when I see true that coming from disinterested parties.
AUD Radiolab explores: what really happened to Robert Johnson out at the crossroads at midnight? (With new wrinkles on the old story.) * Veteran musician, producer David Lowery complains that the New Boss is worse than the Old Boss. (long)[via Slashdot]
MIX Nicholas Jarr Essential Mix (1hr 59)
* AUD The Listening Machine generates continuous music based on the activity of 500 UK Twitter users. Pleasant samples and constant change. * All DEM ‘sharing’ buttons are disabled because some are being used to track people.
MIX – Dieselboy ‘Psycho Jungle’ (D’n’B, 84m). Top-notch work by a master. Added to sidebar. * Got a minute? A visitor from NJ dream-pop duo Vows stopped by & would like you to listen to Winter’s Grave over on Bandcamp. Well-written, performed and produced. More than a hint of British invasion dreams!
MP3 Tachyon netlabel offers Gumbel’s A Dying Paradise as a zip’d album. Capable IDM/Exper. along the lines of Meatbeat. (43m) More Tachyon at archive.org. Take for example the pleasant synthy chill of Room101’s R.U.R. (108m) – mentioned among the thousands at mixblog deepgoa.
MIX Isolated mix 27, ‘Earth Apogee’ (DF Tram & Rich-Ears) is very listenable ambient, chill and electronica. (147m) Note the earlier IM’s on that page; IM26 (Loscil) is fine. Here’s another eclectic mix from DF Tram, Beatlounge Radio Mix. (117m) Siriusly, who needs radio? (Theyhadtheirchance)
MIX Someone name o’Soundhog put together a dandy 1-hour 75th-anniversary mix in honor of Delia Derbyshire last week. (~60.00m) I’ll just link to the MeFi post for all the options.
FUN Radio Time Machine. Step right up, pick a year, sample the hits. (Then go buy the CDs) [via MeFi]
VID Intriguing video shows promise of gesture recognition advances (very likely to be useful for music !). [via boingboing]
AUD With all of the clamor for your attentions online, you (like me) may have missed Podomatic … in particular their BIG list of FREE world music podcasts. (They may be online or available via iTunes). I just found Beats of Lagos Part 22 … welcome to Nigeria!
* April posts have been added to the Titles Index page. At last … a use for Twitter!
* Stonehenge and archeoacoustics. Includes sound files.
VID Visualizes leaving the Earth behind at the speed of light. Doesn’t last long. (But it would take 8 minutes just to get to the Sun.)
AUD Superstition/Come Together mashup.
MIX Coltrain, Straight Bass To The Dome (Dubstep & Bass, 62m)
MIX Porter Robinson Essential (Electro, 62m)
MIX Jaytechmusic podcasts (London EM, 2hr)
………………… April 2012 AUDs & ENDs