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    Anatomy of a Disquiet Junto project | The Ethan Hein Blog →

    I participate in Marc Weidenbaum’s Disquiet Junto whenever I have the time and the brain space. Once a week, he sends out an assignment, and you have a few days to produce a new piece of music to fit. Marc asks that you discuss your process in the track descriptions on SoundCloud, and I’m always happy to oblige. But my descriptions are usually terse. This week I thought I’d dive deep and document the whole process from soup to nuts, with screencaps and everything.

    Worth reading.

    — 6 days ago with 3 notes
    #Music  #Collaboration 

    NPR just released a fascinating video that does a fantastic job of explaining something called Schlieren Flow Visualization or Schlieren Photography: a photographic trick that allows you to see density changes in air and, therefore, actually capture sound waves on camera.

    (via Explaining the Fascinating Photographic Trick that Lets You See Sound Waves)

    — 6 days ago with 6 notes
    #Sound  #Visualization 
    procrastinaut:

An interesting Kickstarter project is making a “lost” Aphex Twin record available again:

So, with official blessings from Richard James and Rephlex Records, if you contribute 16.00 USD (little under 10.00 GBP or around 11.20 EUR) and become one of the only people legally allowed to own a digital copy of the famed Caustic Window LP ripped straight from the vinyl in a lossless audio format that we will as a community vote and decide on. It’s a superb way to support the artist by legally purchasing something you will never get to purchase otherwise - Rephlex has no plans and will not press this record commercially.

CAT023 Caustic Window - Own The Legendary Record by RDJ! by James E. Thomas — Kickstarter
Friend of Procrastinaut Marc Weidenbaum has a nice interview with the campaign’s creator on Disquiet.com.

    procrastinaut:

    An interesting Kickstarter project is making a “lost” Aphex Twin record available again:

    So, with official blessings from Richard James and Rephlex Records, if you contribute 16.00 USD (little under 10.00 GBP or around 11.20 EUR) and become one of the only people legally allowed to own a digital copy of the famed Caustic Window LP ripped straight from the vinyl in a lossless audio format that we will as a community vote and decide on. It’s a superb way to support the artist by legally purchasing something you will never get to purchase otherwise - Rephlex has no plans and will not press this record commercially.

    CAT023 Caustic Window - Own The Legendary Record by RDJ! by James E. Thomas — Kickstarter

    Friend of Procrastinaut Marc Weidenbaum has a nice interview with the campaign’s creator on Disquiet.com.

    — 1 week ago with 8 notes
    #Crowd 

    procrastinaut:

    Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (Drum Fill Looped For 30 Minutes) (by Kramer Klein)

    You know that one really cool drumming passage on “In The Air Tonight”? Here it is for 30 minutes straight.

    Via.

    — 1 week ago with 10 notes
    #Repetition 
    Musician Zoe Keating reveals iTunes, Spotify and YouTube payouts for 2013 | Technology | theguardian.com →

    Want to know how much a musician really makes from digital services like iTunes, Spotify and YouTube? Zoë Keating is one of the more reliable sources.

    The cellist, who self-releases her music rather than work with a label, has made a habit of sharing details of how her earnings break down between different sources, for the benefit of her peers and the wider debate around digital music payouts.

    Over the weekend, Keating published her latest set of figures as a public document on Google Drive, splitting her recorded-music earnings from 2013 into sales and streams. In short, 92% of her income last year came from sales – $75,341 – with a further $6,380 coming from streaming services.

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #Business  #Money  #Indie 

    In my recent regional listening preferences post I published a map that showed the distinctive artists by state. The map was rather popular, but unfortunately was a source of confusion for some who thought that the map was showing the favorite artist by state.  A few folks have asked what the map of favorite artists per state would look like and how it would compare to the distinctive map.  Here are the two maps for comparison.

    Full explanation here: Favorite Artists vs Distinctive Artists by State | Music Machinery

    — 1 month ago with 7 notes
    #Music  #States  #Map 
    
And the reason for their bold fashion choices lay not just in the pop glamour of the late 70s and early 80s, but also in the Swedish tax code. According to Abba: The Official Photo Book, published to mark 40 years since they won Eurovision with Waterloo, the band’s style was influenced in part by laws that allowed the cost of outfits to be deducted against tax – so long as the costumes were so outrageous they could not possibly be worn on the street.

(via Abba admit outrageous outfits were worn to avoid tax | Music | The Guardian)

    And the reason for their bold fashion choices lay not just in the pop glamour of the late 70s and early 80s, but also in the Swedish tax code. According to Abba: The Official Photo Book, published to mark 40 years since they won Eurovision with Waterloo, the band’s style was influenced in part by laws that allowed the cost of outfits to be deducted against tax – so long as the costumes were so outrageous they could not possibly be worn on the street.

    (via Abba admit outrageous outfits were worn to avoid tax | Music | The Guardian)

    — 1 month ago
    #Style  #Aesthetics 

    "Sweet Child O’ Mine" - New Orleans Style Guns N’ Roses Cover ft. Miche Braden (by ScottBradleeLovesYa)

    Via.

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #Covers 
    Paul Lukas asks: “Do you have any records with other people’s names written on them? Would you like to try to track down those people? Let’s discuss.”
Details here: PERMANENT RECORD

    Paul Lukas asks: “Do you have any records with other people’s names written on them? Would you like to try to track down those people? Let’s discuss.”

    Details here: PERMANENT RECORD

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes
    #Vinyl 

    procrastinaut:

    As noted in last week’s Yahoo Tech look at vaping culture, a recent Rhizome event included a musical compilation of music to vape by. Here it is!

    VAPECRU is a community of artists and musicians born from a shared interest in vapor. As a lifestyle, a smoking cessation device, a fashion accessory or a science fiction prop, the e-cigarette has affected the lives of many in our community, and created powerful ties across genre, methodology and focus.

    Cloud Chasing Vol 1 is the first collection of music by vapers for vapers, asking contributors to imagine a “music to vape to”, and compiling the results into a release that coincides with Rhizome’s e-cigarette symposium on February 22nd at the New Museum.

    More here

    — 1 month ago with 5 notes

    procrastinaut:

    Philip Glass “Geometry of Circles”
    Sesame Street, 1979

    This is great!

    From a fairly new Tumblr called Experimental Music on Children’s TV, which I am definitely following. (Via Metafilter.)

    — 1 month ago with 114 notes
    #Experimental Music  #Children's TV  #Pleasing 

    Highway To Hell - Bruce Springsteen - Perth Arena 8-2-14 (by TheAussiemusicman)

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #Covers  #Pleasing 

    procrastinaut:

    1 Hour of Ambient Sound From Inside Deckards Apartment, Blade Runner, Los Angeles, November 2019” is exactly that. 

    — 2 months ago with 9 notes
    #Ambient 
    
‘On Listening‘, book edited by Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane (authors of ‘In The Field‘) and published at October 28 by Uniform Books. You can get on the official site. Also recommended is this nice review Cheryl Tipp just published at Caught by the River.

(via A Book On Listening | Sonic Terrain)

    On Listening‘, book edited by Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane (authors of ‘In The Field‘) and published at October 28 by Uniform Books. You can get on the official site. Also recommended is this nice review Cheryl Tipp just published at Caught by the River.

    (via A Book On Listening | Sonic Terrain)

    — 2 months ago
    #Listening 
    procrastinaut:

Echo Nest, a company whose technology provides the back end discovery magic of many of your favorite online music services, has an interesting new project called Genre A Day.

The Echo Nest knows about hundreds and hundreds of genres, from A cappela to Zydeco. With Genre-A-Day you can learn about a new genre, every day for years to come. Every day, a new genre is presented.
You can read about the background and history of the genre, listen to its music, learn about the genre’s key artists and more.

Today’s genre is banda, “a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music.”
Looks to me like the easiest way to learn about a new genre every day is to follow @GenreADay.

    procrastinaut:

    Echo Nest, a company whose technology provides the back end discovery magic of many of your favorite online music services, has an interesting new project called Genre A Day.

    The Echo Nest knows about hundreds and hundreds of genres, from A cappela to Zydeco. With Genre-A-Day you can learn about a new genre, every day for years to come. Every day, a new genre is presented.

    You can read about the background and history of the genre, listen to its music, learn about the genre’s key artists and more.

    Today’s genre is banda, “a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music.”

    Looks to me like the easiest way to learn about a new genre every day is to follow @GenreADay.

    — 2 months ago with 5 notes
    #Listening  #Genres  #TEch  #Echo Nest