Pop acts embraced the ukulele and the saxophone. Rock bands crafted weird, widescreen albums that still brimmed with solid, hummable songs. And a few notorious recluses returned to the public eye. The All Songs gang compares notes on their favorite songs, albums and discoveries of 2011.
Frozen Music — Goethe said, “Architecture is frozen music.” I like that. Of course that was before audio recording, so now, for the most part, music is frozen music. It’s only very recently in the history of music that we’ve been able to freeze music into an object.
How Music Sampling Works — Today music sampling is a common practice, especially in electronic or hip-hop music. But how does it work? After all, other artists made the original music, and most of them would presumably like to be paid. Tune in to learn more about music sampling.
From art-school band Roxy Music via ‘ambient’ music to superstar record producer and sound theorist, Brian Eno is modern music’s most unlikely pop star.
Music and interview.