Music

A Britney Spears Music Video Without Music Is All Squeaks And Squealing

When Britney was a superstar, she was one of the brightest to ever burn. It’s almost fitting to watch a musicless version of her music video because it’s just Britney, betch.


I Heard The Future Of Sound Technology While Bjork Whispered In My Ear

First launched as a Kickstarter back in 2013, Dysonic’s RondoMotion’s 3D head-tracking technology is now being used to power trippy acoustic effects in Bjork’s MoMA retrospective. It’s true 3D listening in your earbuds. That and also Bjork.


Listening To A Vintage Synth Next To Its Reboot Is Just So Satisfying

Last year, Korg set out to recreate the Arp Odyssey, a legendary synth that went out of production back in 1981. How does the result sound? Pretty darn good!


Ro-Bow Is A Violin-Paying Robot That Actually Sounds Pretty Good 

Described as a kinetic sculpture, Ro-Bow (as the name suggests) is a violin-playing robot that uses electromagnetic actuators to play digital files. Yeah, it won’t be the first chair at the London Philharmonic any time soon, but its pretty amazing to watch all the machine’s parts work in unison to produce some pretty decent tunes.


Jack White's Newest Interactive Music Video Is Three Stories In One

Jack White’s music video for his latest single That Black Bat Licorice is three videos in one. If you just hit play you’ll see an animation of Jack White. If you hit “3″ while the video is playing, you will get a live action version of the first one. And if you hit “B”, a video of people headbanging like mad.


The Origin Of Joy Division's Most Famous Album Cover, Finally Revealed

The cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures is famously graced with the radio pulses of a dying star. Its origins, however, have always been unclear. But now, Scientific American‘s Jen Christiansen has followed the rabbit hole to the very end — to an obscure 1970 PhD astronomy thesis and the guy who wrote it.


The Incredible Skill Of Hand-Making A Guitar Out Of Wood

Video: I don’t know what I’m most impressed with in this video of a guitar being made by hand: Eitan’s Bartel absolute love for the instrument he makes, the perfect measurements needed to craft one of his guitars, the unbelievable skill and precision required in each step, the shots of woodworking, the imagination of smell. It goes on.


Apple Hires BBC DJ Zane Lowe For Beats Music Streaming Service

Popular BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has announced that he’s leaving his job at the station. That normally wouldn’t concern us, but it’s where he’s headed to next that’s caught our attention — Cupertino, into the open arms of Apple, where he’s expected to play an integral role in the formation of Apple’s nascent Beats Music-powered streaming service.


Fascinating Video Shows How A Live Orchestra Scores An Entire Film

This is interesting not only because you get to see the juxtaposition of the orchestra and scenes from The Great Human Odyssey or because you learn how 70 musicians score an entire film in three days without any preparation or how the filmmakers painstakingly do their job, but also because it’s just cool to see people play music.


Watch Your Music Create A Constantly Changing Landscape

Music visualisers are — how can I put this — quite ’90s. But this one takes an MP3 and renders it into a fly-through of a constantly changing landscape. It’s still quite ’90s, but it’s also weirdly, amazingly compelling.