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VID 1946 Disney animated feature (67m) Make Mine Music is online (includes the famous Peter and the Wolf).
VID 15 classic summer jams (at music video blog Digitized Graffiti)
* Spanish scientists run 50 years of music through an algorithm and conclude : Modern pop music really is too loud and more bland. Guess we need more bland on the run? [via Reddit]
ADDED ;-) emphasis: modern remix of 2001 Space Odyssey trailer (VID)
* Phoenix 14 years after disbanding, Australian world/new age duo Dead Can Dance will release new album Anastasis (sample) in August – and tour. (I hear a hint of Bristol in this.) (1996 album Spiritchaser made US World #1.)
POD Ars Technica’s podcast#6 is about preferences for making and listening to music. (33m)
MP3 MANY many free classical music downloads are to be found at the Isabella Gardner Museum site. Great for exploring the non-symphonic … standards to obscure from all periods.
VID 100 riffs from rock history in 12 minutes. On a ’58 Fender Strat.
* Know about Sporcle? They’ve got a lot of music quizzes.
AUD From CBC’s The Wire: Eight 53-minute episodes on how electricity changed music. History from 78’s right up to digital. Peabody award-winning quality.
MP3 All 10 albums of Brian Eno’s Obscure Records label are available on Ubuweb (track by track) including some ambient-era classics. [via MeFi]
* Cracked: 6 huge musical instruments
AUD WNYC discusses the 50th anniversary of the first Rolling Stone gig with Anthony DeCurtis.
AUD Back in June the guys at Sound Opinions spent some time pondering why EDM has exploded. Playing Prodigy to Skrillex and sounding unusually unsure of themselves for once – but thoughtful as usual. (Podcast MP3 60m, or stream^)
AUD Warp’s Bleep label has 55 ‘historical’ EM trax you can hear online (2010 to 1937). Some less-well-known names there.
AUD How about thousands of hours of free electronic music from the Internet Archive Netlabels collection?
* Cory Doctorow shares some thoughts about Music: The Internet’s Original Sin. By way of introduction, he writes:
* Gawker mentions some potential songs-of-the-summer
* Musicans surveyed at SF MusicTech: benefitting from music tech? (long)
MIX IF you’re into high-bpm electronic hardcore, Belgium Bass Bangin’ will wake you up.
* Music news has been slow lately (summer break??), but DEM remains Semper Vigilans.
* The Art of Listening – sound engineer Oz Fritz tells how he discovered listening back in the day. (Looks like he intends more parts to come.)
* Whatever Happened to Melody?
In the last 20 years at least, the music I’ve been hearing, whether jazz or pop seems to lack a melody that is recognizable. In jazz, many players just play chords and scales in rapid succession, and pop music has so many songs with a very bland “melody”, a song that has a generic quality to it, but no real original melody that would stick with you subconsciously. It’s just a song played over a typical major chord without much deviance. Pop ballads all seem to sound the same, and the rest of popular music just repeats the same tired old formula that has been overused.
* Free soundtrack music sources [via boingboing]
* Off-topic She fought The Citi, and … she won.
* Cracked headlines hype, but may score a couple of valid points: 7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits
* Really good prices on cables. [via Reddit]
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.)
………………… May 2012 AUDs & ENDs