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Tommy Cash, the Eastern European performance artist and musician single-handedly responsible for making Estonian hip-hop a thing, has always leaned into his Soviet roots. So when we asked him and a few co-conspirators to take some pictures across a frozen Russian landscape, we expected some Cold War vibes. What we ...Read More
"Recent advances in machine learning have allowed musicians like Holly Herndon to use artificial intelligence programs while creating their music. As reported in Adweek, digital agency space150 recently pushed the technology to its limits by creating an entirely AI-generated song with lyrics and melodies modeled after Travis Scott’s music."
“Everybody makes this thing about sexuality as if that’s the main thing in your life, it is NOT. The main thing in your life is to get through it with a sense of joy, whilst being able to deal with the pain that life will bring you.”
Content bias was the most reliable effect of the three in explaining the rise of negative lyrics. This is consistent with other findings in cultural evolution, in which negative information appears to be remembered and transmitted more than neutral or positive information. However, we also found that including unbiased transmission ...Read More
Live stream of Björk's recent project Kórsafn, an AI-generated composition that combines choral arrangements from her archives based on NYC hotel Sister City's roof camera feed.
“The social practice of raving to electronic music did not have its origins in the financial sector, nor were the styles of music that anticipated EDM–house, techno, UK hardcore of various shades–created to be played on yachts via Sonos bluetooth setups.”
I genuinely despise pitchfork and much of their critics judgement calls / power they hold over musicians and industry but this is an interesting convo!
In the 2010s, reggaeton became our protective shield, with its infectious hooks, waist-pumping beats and inimitably radiant energy. It crystallised into the worldwide genre we always knew it could be if it was given the chance. And in a Trumpian, increasingly right-wing landscape where our Latinx identity is not only ...Read More
"Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,670 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-11-04. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left Fascinating project; so fun to try and locate where your favourite artists sit genre-wise according to the Spotify algorithm. ...Read More
Ashleigh Lauryn on Nina Kravitz and the problem with cultural appropriation
With the release of her official studio debut Over It, she made history last week by racking up the biggest streaming week of any female R&B artist ever.
"A music student has transcribed a piece of music she found painted on a man's derrière in Hieronymus Bosch's masterpiece "The Garden of Earthly Delights.""