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Written by | October 17, 2015 7:35 | one response

However they are everywhere and when I saw these videos of robot bands covering our greatest rock & roll hits, I scratched my head… is this a step further toward robot-world domination? Is this a step toward robots taking all our jobs and beyond?

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Written by | July 26, 2015 12:55 | No Comments

‘Although people’s music choices fluctuates over time, we’ve discovered a person’s empathy levels and thinking style predicts what kind of music they like…. In fact, their cognitive style – whether they’re strong on empathy or strong on systems – can be a better predictor of what music they like than their personality.’

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Written by | June 25, 2015 7:22 | No Comments

‘We have plotted brainwave activity into a knitted pattern. Using a wearable, non-invasive EEG headset, we recorded users’ affective states while listening to Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’, concretely the aria and its first seven variations. The audio was about 10 minutes long and we downsampled each second of the signal coming from the 14 channels of the EEG device. Three main features were measured: relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load.

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Written by | March 24, 2015 0:08 | No Comments

That musical diversity has not declined after all… remember about these articles pretending that music has become more homogenized? They were apparently wrong as there is no decline in diversity of music according to this new study. Even better, diversity declined to a minimum around 1984 but increased again to a maximum in the early 2000’s.

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Written by | March 20, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

‘We’re really excited to say the file is now available to any fan who wishes to try making their own!’ They announced. ‘If you’d like to get your own 3D Paul printed off, you have two options: either find a local or online printing company who can make it for you; or, if you have access to a 3D printer, you can try printing your own!

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Written by | March 7, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

They tested the music on 47 cats and made them hear ‘Cozmo’s Air” and ‘Rusty’s Ballad’ as well as two classical pieces, Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegie” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on a G String,’ and they found that cats ‘were significantly more likely to orient their heads toward it, walk toward it, and even rub up against the speaker’, showing a clear preference…

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Written by | February 27, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

Ryan explained that the format decided what should be excluded from the final audio file and that tests, determining which sounds were more important than others, were designed ‘by and for western-European men, and using the music they liked’. European men? What a surprise!

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Written by | February 3, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

ut wait a minute, is it possible that our genes have memory? ‘Genetic memory, simply put, is complex abilities and actual sophisticated knowledge inherited along with other more typical and commonly accepted physical and behavioral characteristics,’ writes Treffert. It is what Carl Jung called the ‘collective unconscious.’

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Written by | February 1, 2015 0:04 | No Comments

  This article on Yahoo by David Pogue basically says that the Pono Player recently launched by Neil Young is not really worth it. I have never tried it so I have basically no opinion about the player that was supposed to revolutionize the way you listen to music, but this in-depth analysis is rather disappointing for Pono music.

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Written by | January 17, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

Without any study, I bet most people, whatever their age have some kind of nostalgia for the music of the 60’s , because of its unique quality, but I am not sure ot can be repeated, as I don’t know if the same kind of nostalgia will be involved for the Foo Fighters, Green Day or Linkin Park, the Red Hot Chili Peppers or even Muse…

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Written by | October 6, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

We have seen many graphs before but playing with music consumption data is fun and probably endless. This new graph sums up almost 60 years of music sales classified by genres, and there is no real surprise there. However, it’s much more interesting to look at it on the website it originated from, A.Track.Tion, because the graph is interactive and it gives you the total sale per genre each year… you can follow the evolution of a genre, for example hip hop represented $1.15 billion of the sales in 1988, $9.5 billion in 2003, but only $2.49 billion in 2011, …

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Written by | October 3, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

They are wordy, very wordy and I often can’t keep up with the speed of the delivery,… I have no idea how many words are in an average rap song or how many times you will hear ‘bitch’ in current rap hits, but Rap Genius has now the answer with Rap Stats, a feature dedicated to break down the words in rap lyrics over tim

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Written by | September 20, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

. ‘Listen, I need your help. All I want you to do is just log in on pledge.meatfreemondays.com and pledge your support to the idea of Meat Free Mondays.That’s all you need to do, I need your help. Please do it. We’ll send all these pledges to the politicians and then they’ll do something about it.’

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Written by | September 13, 2014 0:06 | No Comments

They came up with the funny name of ‘Jaggermeryx naiad’ which means ‘Jagger’s water nymph’! Scientists named an extinct animal, a cross between a skinny hippo and a leggy pig, after the famous Rolling Stones frontman… But why? Why doing this to Mick Jagger?

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Written by | September 2, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

At the end, these 15-minute of calculus (if you manage to watch the whole thing) will teach you that you simply have to scope out 37% of the toilets to have a good idea of the situation… after 37% you can start accepting the one that is the best so far.

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Written by | July 5, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

You can actually do four different musical tests, a Tonedeaf test, an adaptive Pitch test, a rhythm test and an Associative Musical Visual intelligence test. I scored quite high for some, and quite low for others! But I have no musical training whatsoever, and I have never learned music, so musicians probably have an advantage, at least I suppose.

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Written by | June 30, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

I had no idea thatIncubus guitarist Michael Einziger was really into science. He was a student at Harvard University in 2008-2011, has studied history and philosophy of physics and he has even contributed to an article on the topic of human evolution. But he has especially a profound interest in physical sciences

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Written by | June 20, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

I had this one bit from the Lumineers’ cover of “This Must Be the Place,” a song I really liked, go through my head over and over for WEEKS, until I was ready to take an electric drill to my skull. After that, I couldn’t hear that song without gagging a little. Chekhov, with that nasty larvae-thing in his ear, probably didn’t feel much worse.

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Written by | April 22, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, Ray LaMontagne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Alex Ebert, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach

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Written by | April 16, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

I have more than once complained about certain music being too repetitive, ‘Music is about repetition’ answered me Iman a long time ago. Yes, he was right, and this new study demonstrates it even more. Dr. Elizabeth Margulis
, associate Professor at Peabody Conservatory of Music at Columbia University decided to do a simple experiment

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Written by | April 11, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

At # 2 among women is Bruno Mars, who is a sparkling and fit # 5 among men (I know, I don’t get it either) and meanwhile, what to make of Daft Punk being # 2 among men but nosedived with women, I guess they don’t wanna get lucky.

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Written by | April 6, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

Have committed proceeds from their upcoming tour to a project designed to protect the Earth from asteroids. The B612 Foundation’s Sentinel Project will receive a dollar from each ticket sold for the band’s US west coast tour.

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