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  • Johannes Kreidler – Music Made From Stock Charts


    Watch as Johannes Kreidler makes “Charts Music,” songs arranged using Songsmith and falling stock charts from 2007-2009. Just a bit of fun and satire for a Sunday afternoon. Who could forget the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and subsequent recession in 2009? It certainly wasn’t a laughing matter then but composer Johannes Kreidler has taken a unique look at […]

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  • AFROFUTURISM: Mamman Sani – Taaritt


    The epitome of afrofuturism, Mamman Sani’s Taaritt combines ancient Saharan folk ballads with 80s synthesizers and drum machines to take you back to the future. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Wally Badarou, Sun Ra, Juan Atkins, George Clinton – all names associated with the cultural movement of afrofuturism. Well, you can now add another unknown talent to […]

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  • Madvillainy: A Decade Later


    Ashton James Brown gives his own insights into what made Madvillainy so special, 10 years after its release. Hip hop’s underground is often cited as the metaphorical promised land of the genre. A place where creativity and artistic freedom remain unfettered, with emcees and producers not having to bend their rhymes and sonic identities to […]