What does music look like? asks turbulence.org
. The shape of song
is software designed to extract geometric patterns from musical compositions. We haven’t tried it yet, but it makes some glorious shapes
All sorts of other weirdness is going on at shift
, a Japanese site of obscure ambitions. They should have stuck with the bad old days of graphic design, ably illustrated at when LPs roamed the earth
- splendid Jurassic vinyl imagery within.
For actual sounds, good mp3 selections have recently been found at curve’s
site, and also here, at the aptly titled twee.net
. Definitely music for those of a more gentle disposition, twee.net specialise in extremely winsome English pop – check out the Mind the Gap
compilation tape – mp3’d here in its entirety – for classic examples of the genre. There’s no real American equivalent to this whimsy; respected labels like K records
and Simple Machines
, for example, always had a punkier, hardcore edge.
Work continues apace on things 15
: expect publication some time before Christmas...