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Monday, 12 August 2019

Northern Soul Top 500

quote [ The Twisted Wheel, the sound was Motown, Stax, Atlantic and their imitators ? American Soul music with an express train beat that found a spiritual home in England?s North and a name? ?Northern Soul?. ]

Coming from a music nerd's book, cobbling these together digitally got a rejuvenation in the earlier internet days. Find more thoughts and some of my favourites in the extended.

[SFW] [music] [+4 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:40amGMT] [1 comment]

Virtual Crate Digging

quote [ Being a collector of physical media (mostly vinyl) in the digital age changes the experience to some degree. Much of it comes down to the all-knowing algorithm. ]

Yes, yes, let's dig through the crates
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Genesynth: A Sega Genesis-inspired synthesizer

quote [ My largest side project over the last year has been the Genesynth - an open-source hardware synthesizer inspired by the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. It started with a crazy idea and amazingly ended up with a functional, incredible sounding synthesizer. ]

Cool DIY project. Love the irony of playing Zelda tunes on it.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@8:10pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Roentgenizdat: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone

quote [ In the USSR during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records. ]

Bootleggers secretly cut forbidden music onto discarded x-rays.

[SFW] [music] [+2 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@11:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 7 July 2019

The story of Rob Loonhouse: Air-guitar pioneer & the undisputed king of cardboard guitars

quote [ When Rob Loonhouse (born Robin Yeatman) started rubbing shoulders and banging heads with bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, he was gainfully employed as a wedding photographer. The photographer-by-day had a not-so-secret life which made him somewhat of a minor celebrity, or at least oddity. ]

I played air guitar and the place shook
[SFW] [music] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 30 June 2019

The Day the Music Burned

quote [ It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business ? and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire. ]

I follow the music industry fairly closely, particularly the technology and business of studio recording, and I was not aware of the impact of the fire described in the NY Times. The loss of so many master recordings makes me sad.

Link is to a summary article on the Vice website - a link to the original longer article in the New York Times is in the first sentence of the Vice article.

[SFW] [music] [+2 Sad]
[by Space_1889@7:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 28 June 2019

How Chinese Food Fueled the Rise of California Punk

quote [ For all their anti-conformity politics, says Ngo, the punks ?didn?t recognize the ways that their racism, their orientalism, were going into how they imagined her character and her policies. They were somehow astonished that if they came in and destroyed her restaurant, she might not want them back.? ]

Parallel societies or deeply tolerant? Probably neither, eh?
[SFW] [music] [+5 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:32pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 27 June 2019

THIS IS NATIONAL WAKE

quote [ Think the Clash were rebels? National Wake's multiracial lineup set them on a collision course with the South African establishment in the late 1970s and early 80s ]

Very catchy band, apparently a good live act, too, back then.

Movie | Sampler |Writeup from 2013
[SFW] [music] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:23pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Heavy Metal of the World

Celebrating a world of heavy metal.

Thumb is the song "Wolf Totem" by the band The HU. A blend of traditional Mongolian throat-singing and metal. Come with me, brothers and sisters, let us drown the world in blood and fire together.

More in extended.

[SFW] [music] [+8 Good]
[by rndmnmbr@12:55amGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 10 June 2019

Flying Lotus and His Grandmother Talk Being in a Family Bound by Music

quote [ The two musicians talk Motown, drum machines, and Marvin Gaye ]

Some musical emotions.
[SFW] [music] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:31pmGMT] [1 comment]

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