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Scar – an automatic remix of ‘Cars’

An automatic cut-up by Adam Lindsay of this video:

Adam says: No human choices were made in the creation of this video. The video and the audio are always cut in sync with reference to the original: what you see and hear at any given moment are what Rob Sheridan captured in real time with his single camera setup.

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Echo Nest analysis and visualization for Dopplereffekt – Scientist

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MOG makes playlists easy

MOG has posted a video demonstrating their new playlist editor for the soon to be released MOG all access.

It looks pretty nifty – lightweight, tag-able, shareable playlists.  It’s nice to see MOG paying attention to playlists.   With millions of songs to chose from, music discovery gets to be a big problem.   Playlists can help with that.   Of course, playlists bring their own discovery problems. How can I discovery new playlists that contain music that I like?   Currently, most sites that support playlists and playlist sharing only provide limited ways for people to discover new playlists. However, as playlists become more ubiquitous, sites like MOG will need to expand the tools for helping people find new and interesting playlists.  Some options for playlist discovery:

  • Search for playlists by tag.  Example: “Find playlists tagged ’emo’ and ‘christmas'”
  • Search for playlist by artist / track.  Example: “Find playlists that have songs by Deerhoof”
  • Query by example.  Example: “Find playlists that are similar to this playlist”
  • Popularity. Example:  “Play me the most popular playlists” or “Play me the Billboard hot 100”
  • Social discovery.  Example: “What playlists are my friends listening to now?”
  • Expert curated. Example: “Give me the Pitchfork 100 playlist”
  • Machine made.  Example: “Build me a playlist that is similar to this playlist” or “Build me a playlist for tags: ’emo’, ‘female’, ’90s'”
  • Recommended playlists. Example: “Find me playlists that I will like based upon my music taste and my context (e.g. the time of day).

It’s good to see MOG working hard to make the creation of playlists easy. Next step is to make finding new and interesting playlists easy.

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Genre of the week: whalecore

Saw this post by Nackster on the brutal death metal forum

Brutal death metal music - Listen free at

whalecore!  Oh Yeah! Here is it:

And don’t forget this whalecore classic – really, it started the whole genre:

Top whalecore bands are: Gojira Mastodon Ahab Giant Squid Yep, there’s a Wikipedia page on whalecore.  Listen to Whalecore at

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Echo Nest hero

When I’m not blogging about hacking online polls – I spend my time at The Echo Nest where I get to do some really cool things with music.  Over the weekend, I wrote a program that uses the Echo Nest API to extract musical features to build the core of a guitar-hero like game.  Even though this is a quick and dirty program, it performs quite well.  Here ‘s a video of it in action.

Hopefully  I’ll get a few programming cycles over the next couple of weeks to turn this into a real game where you can play Echo Nest hero with your own tracks on your computer. Of course, I’ll post all the code too so you can follow along and  build your own computer game synchronized to music.

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A song for Valentine’s day

(via Chris M. )


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