Donnerstag, 26. Oktober 2017


Disco/graph is an interactive visualization of the relationships between musicians, bands and labels.

The Nostalgia Machine

Find a lot of songs from a specific year on The Nostalgia Machine




Montag, 28. August 2017

What kind of music is this?

Discover and learn music genre with this interactive map.


Musicsmasher helps you find any songs searching youtube, bandcamp, spotify and soundcloud at once.

Rarities on online transistor radio

Listen to forgotten classic & rare recordings, digitized out of print vinyl online.
Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has created musical masterpieces, by playing trees. He created a record player that translates the different colors and textures of tree rings into music. Rather than use a needle like a record, sensors gather information about the wood and turn them into piano notes. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth.
YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.

Freitag, 28. Juli 2017

Come as you are vs. eighties

The chords in the song "Come as you are" by Nirvana are a slowed down replica of Killing Joke's 1985 song "Eighties." The songs were so similar that Nirvana considered holding off releasing the song as a single. Killing Joke considered legal action, but when Kurt Cobain died, they decided not to sue. ("It's a short f--king life, mate - we could be going fishing or something sensible," lead singer Jaz Coleman explained).

Dave Grohl is a big fan of Killing Joke and helped them out by playing drums on their 2003 self-titled album.


Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2017

Sound of Ancient Languages

This one is not really about music, but about lost languages. Hear how sounds ancient languages like

  • Ancient Egypt / 3100 BC - 332 BC 
  • Achaemenids / 550 BC–330 BC 
  • Ancient Greece / c. 800 BC - c. 600 AD 
  • Ancient Rome / 753 BC–476 AD 
  • Assyria / 1813 BC–612 BC 
  • Göktürks / 552 AD-744 AD 
  • Hittites / c. 1600 BC–c. 1178 BC 
  • Akkadians / c. 2334 BC - c. 2154 BC 
  • Aztec / c. 1100 AD - 1533 AD 
  • Celts / c. 517 BC - C. 100 AD 
  • Mayans / c. 2000 BC - c. 1700 AD 
  • Sumerians / 4000 BC - 2000 BC 
  • Urartu / 860 BC–590 BC 
  • Vikings / 800AD - 1066 AD

Mittwoch, 5. Juli 2017

The Evolution of Audio Players

With 219 engines of aural bliss from 1840 to the modern day (including everything from Edison’s early phonograph to the Disco Lyte boombox to the Sony Walk/Discman all the way to the rise of the iPod), “The Advance of Audio Apparatuses” will be music to your eyes.