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    Can You Read This? →

    In January, Rob Walker made a list of all of the descriptors from last year’s New York Times obituary headlines. Now he’s had the list read by a robotic voice. I do not recommend listening to this track during your next workout, but there’s something here, and it deserves to be set to music.

    Ha. Maybe. If Disquiet has an idea… ha ha.

    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note
    #Robotic Voices 
    
Last week, a collaborative research project  known as AUDiNT (short for Audio Intelligence) released Martial Hauntology,a box set of vinyl and literature that explores the darker history of sound. It’s a journey into the lesser known realms of sonic weaponry.

(via A History of Using Sound as a Weapon | Motherboard)

    Last week, a collaborative research project  known as AUDiNT (short for Audio Intelligence) released Martial Hauntology,a box set of vinyl and literature that explores the darker history of sound. It’s a journey into the lesser known realms of sonic weaponry.

    (via A History of Using Sound as a Weapon | Motherboard)

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #Sound As A Weapon 
    
Most Obscure Hit Songs, Adjusted for Time
 1 Roy Ingraham Orch: Chant of the Jungle, 1930 2 Hilo Hawaiian Orch: When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, 1930 3 Horace Wright: My Own Iona, 1917 4 Marguerite Farrell: If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me), 1916 5 Olive Kline: Hello, Frisco!, 1915 6 Orpheus Quartet: Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yester Day, 1916 7 Horace Heidt Orch: Ti-Pi-Tin, 1938 8 Clay Aiken: This Is The Night, 2003 9 Mina Hickman: Come Down, Ma Evening Star, 1903 10 Don Bestor Orch: Forty-Second Street, 1933

Details: The Songs That Time Forgot | Very Small Array

    Most Obscure Hit Songs, Adjusted for Time


    1 Roy Ingraham Orch: Chant of the Jungle, 1930
    2 Hilo Hawaiian Orch: When It’s Springtime in the Rockies, 1930
    3 Horace Wright: My Own Iona, 1917
    4 Marguerite Farrell: If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me), 1916
    5 Olive Kline: Hello, Frisco!, 1915
    6 Orpheus Quartet: Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yester Day, 1916
    7 Horace Heidt Orch: Ti-Pi-Tin, 1938
    8 Clay Aiken: This Is The Night, 2003
    9 Mina Hickman: Come Down, Ma Evening Star, 1903
    10 Don Bestor Orch: Forty-Second Street, 1933

    Details: The Songs That Time Forgot | Very Small Array

    — 1 month ago
    #Popularity  #Charts  #Data 
    #otherpeoplesmixtapes number four mixed by @regina_kenny. Given to @zacharyschomburg at one of his Chicago readings. (by kate*)

    #otherpeoplesmixtapes number four mixed by @regina_kenny. Given to @zacharyschomburg at one of his Chicago readings. (by kate*)

    — 1 month ago
    #Cassettes 

    procrastinaut:

    MIDI-Controlled Necktie Lights Up As You Play, with Internet-Enabled LEDs - Create Digital Music:

    We want – no, need – neckwear that lights up in sync to music as we play. Clearly. Well, anyway, that’s what Hector Urtubia – aka Mr Book – is doing in his latest hack. It’s a proof of concept, but it’s good, nerdy fun. And it uses mesh networking and conductive thread.

    — 3 months ago with 9 notes
    #Hackery 
    
Project Thirty-Three is our shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers.

(via Project Thirty-Three)

    Project Thirty-Three is our shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers.

    (via Project Thirty-Three)

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    #Album Art 
    "Noisli is a background noise generator ideal for working and relaxing,” reports swissmiss | Noisli.

    "Noisli is a background noise generator ideal for working and relaxing,” reports swissmiss | Noisli.

    — 3 months ago
    #Noise  #Background 
    Branford Marsalis caps his New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 with a grand family reunion | NOLA.com →

    Saxophone colossus Branford Marsalis knows how to close out a Saturday (April 26) at the New Orleans Jazz Fest: Bring brother Jason and father Ellis onto the Jazz Tent stage for a chilling account of “St. James Infirmary.” Their whiplash rendition opened with a doom-laden bass solo by Eric Revis, and unscrolled with all the darkness that three natives of New Orleans can bring to a dirge that is in their blood.

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    #sji 
    
Nina Simone – Seeline Woman (Philips) / Dorothy Morrison – Rain (Elektra) / Paul Jones – Not Before Time (Bell) / Titanic – Sultana (Epic) / Candido – Jingo (Salsoul) / Doc Severinson – Footprints of the Giant (edit) (Command) / Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way (ABC) / Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase (Polydor) / Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien (Decca) / Booker T and the MGs – Melting Pot (Stax) / The Peddlers – Impressions Pt1 (Philips) / Sly Stone – Rock Dirge (Woodcock) / Fatback – Going To See My Baby (Perception) / Brother Jack McDuff – Hunk of Funk (Blue Note) / Manu Dibango – New Bell (Atlantic) Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum

(via Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum)

    Nina Simone – Seeline Woman (Philips) / Dorothy Morrison – Rain (Elektra) / Paul Jones – Not Before Time (Bell) / Titanic – Sultana (Epic) / Candido – Jingo (Salsoul) / Doc Severinson – Footprints of the Giant (edit) (Command) / Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way (ABC) / Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase (Polydor) / Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien (Decca) / Booker T and the MGs – Melting Pot (Stax) / The Peddlers – Impressions Pt1 (Philips) / Sly Stone – Rock Dirge (Woodcock) / Fatback – Going To See My Baby (Perception) / Brother Jack McDuff – Hunk of Funk (Blue Note) / Manu Dibango – New Bell (Atlantic) Listen/Download Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum

    (via Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Presents: The Sound of the Drum)

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    #Good Set 

    Packaging by Belgian design firm, ESSO for Soulfinger’s Life, Love & Passion release, will include this limited-edition leather cuboctahedron.

    Not the first shape you might think of to contain a flat CD, it opens up like a hi-fi turntable to reveal a more conventional CD sleeve, attached to its lid.

    (via Soulfinger’s CD Packaging: a leather cuboctahedron | Box Vox)

    — 3 months ago with 13 notes
    #Packaging