Internet Underground Music Archive Lurches Back To Life

Internet Underground Music Archive Lurches Back To Life


The Internet Underground Music Archive was most heavily active back in the ’90s, before being sold out as part of the dot-com boom and eventually fading away back in 2006. Enterprising souls have unearthed dusty archive tapes and resurrected the archive for your listening pleasure.

Not that the archive is a repository of the finest mainstream ’90s music; this was an “underground” archive, after all. Still, what’s been revived is still a hefty lot, even if some of the file formats are likewise very dated. Still, you always wanted hundreds of hours of MP2 format music, right?

As a side note, this almost perfectly illustrates the point I was making earlier in the week about the perils of digital data; the IUMA only went offline in 2006, but what’s been revived is but a fraction of what used to be there. That was only six years ago, but countless bits (pun not intended) are effectively now lost forever. [UIMA via Wired]