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Noise – Melomania #8
May 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Noise – Melomania #8

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Think about the sounds you hear every day. The sound of the garbage truck as it speeds past your house. The sound of your refrigerator buzzing in the background. The  Full Article »

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Algorithms – Melomania #7
May 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Algorithms – Melomania #7

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Probably the biggest complaint you hear about pop music, or even music in general, is that it’s too formulaic. Every song sounds the same, like they’re made on an assembly  Full Article »

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Vexations – Melomania #6
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Vexations – Melomania #6

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One vexation. Two vexations. Three vexations. Four vexations. Five vexations. Six vexations. Seven vexations. Eight vexations. Nine vexations. Ten vexations. Eleven vexations. Twelve vexations. Thirteen vexations. Fourteen vexations. Fifteen vexations.  Full Article »

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Ambient – Melomania #5
Feb 28, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Ambient – Melomania #5

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On this podcast, we strive to listen carefully to music and examine how and why it’s made, but sometimes, music just isn’t meant to be noticed. This is ambient music.  Full Article »

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Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 3 of 3, Copyright Law) – Melomania #4
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Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 3 of 3, Copyright Law) – Melomania #4

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In the past two episodes of this miniseries, we’ve discussed the reality that pure originality is impossible, and that when artists embrace their influences and build off of the achievements  Full Article »

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Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 2 of 3) – Melomania #3
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Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 2 of 3) – Melomania #3

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Sampling is a huge part of today’s music industry. Though producers (usually) have permission from the original creator of the sample to use it, many claim that the practice is  Full Article »

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Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 1 of 3) – Melomania #2
Oct 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Music Growing out of Other Music (Part 1 of 3) – Melomania #2

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This second installment of Melomania is the beginning of a three-part series about how music grows out of other music. After the massive critical and commercial success of their third  Full Article »

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Brazil and the Art of Soundtrack – Melomania #1
Oct 25, 2016 Ξ Leave a comment

Brazil and the Art of Soundtrack – Melomania #1

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Welcome to Melomania, the podcast where I, Patrick Simpson, deconstruct music and what it means. In this episode, we take a look at the underappreciated art of the soundtrack. Our  Full Article »

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