The guys at The Echo Nest —an online music platform— have put up a website that tries to chart every music genre and sub-genre on this planet.
The digital map called Every Noise at Once is “an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1387 genres by The Echo Nest. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.”
The page lets you search for artists to find out where they fall on the map. You can also show exemplary artists per genre. And as if that wouldn’t be impressive enough, you can even HEAR each distinct genre when clicking on it.
Ever wondered what “Deep Filthstep” or “Bubble Trance” sounds like? Sick of wondering if that track you compiled in your latest DJ set is “Deep Deep House” or “Minimal Tech House”? Want to know what the hell Nickelback are playing? Well, problems solved.
Have fun! 1,387 music genres are waiting for you.
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