You’ve got plenty of choices when you want to listen to free music on the web. The question is, what’s the best option—especially if you’re interested in possibly even paying for an unlimited, mobile-friendly, offline-possible streaming experience?
This is one horny instrument!
I’m a sucker for a good horn music, but even I was skeptical that artist and musician Llyn Foulkes could pull it off with this strange contraption of drum, bass, xylophone, cowbell and car horns. Lots and lots of car and bicycle horns.
Well, color me impressed: the home made contraption aptly called The Machine, worked wonderfully!
Foulkes plays a homemade contraption called the Machine, a dense, wraparound nest of scavenged and invented instruments whose crowning glory is a clump of old-fashioned car and bicycle horns.
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If you can’t afford to buy your own tropical island paradise, why not build your own? That is exactly what Richie Sowa did back in 1998, from over a quarter-million plastic bottles. His Spiral Island, destroyed years later by a hurricane, sported a two-story house, solar oven, self-composting toilet and multiple beaches. Better yet, he has started building another one! His ultimate goal? To build the island bigger and bigger and finally float out to sea, traveling the world from the comfort of his own private paradise. (Pics) (Video)
An amazing music video
This Russian musician presents a new style and sets a new standard for playing stringed instruments. Second video after the jump.
We wonder how he drives his car. A master at breaking the rules
Andy McKee is an American fingerstyle guitarist currently signed to the US-American record label Candyrat Records. His style of playing and his compositions have earned him a considerable fanbase; in late 2006, a live performance of his flagship song “Drifting” became a Featured Video on YouTube and MySpace, achieving over 14,107,000 views on the former to date and remaining one of its highest rated music clips.
Mechanical Mozart making a new fashion statement
Technological innovations are sometimes hard to explain. A robot designed in the 1980s hasn’t found its match even after two decades, despite the fact that robotics is evolving at a breath-taking pace. Video after the jump. Continue reading… “Musical Android Plays Mozart”
This one is totally amazing. Melodyne is a breakthrough technology that makes it possible to edit individual notes within chords and polyphonic audio material.
What this means is that people, working at home in their basements, can create entire symphonies. Crummy rock band can now sound great. And the music mashup playground will suddenly become the hottest new playground on earth.