the rebirth of the infinite jukebox and autocanonizer
The link above is broken because the site has some bad metadata, but the site itself works!
Do you remember the Infinite Jukebox? It’s alive again as the “Eternal” Jukebox!
Digital elaboration of music is fun, a wonderful way to really hunker down and stare at its structure. This kind of project – based on really crunchy analysis of music done by The Echo Nest – is why I refuse to set up a hierarchy of Good, Virtuous Human Music Commentary and Bad, Deleterious Algorithmic Curation. There is stuff going on in music recommendation – Every Noise, anyone? – that is good and a wonderful complement to caring about music’s social context.
I have some thoughts about discoverability I need to write up, prompted by Robin Sloan, but for today, pick out a few of your favorite songs and see how their structure can add loops.