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Different Names for the Same Thing

“Alone on a train aimless in wonder |
An outdated map crumbled in my pocket |
But I didn’t care where I was going |
’Cause they’re all different names for the same place.”

Death Cab For Cutie | Different Names For The Same Thing – 2005

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Every Noise at Once: 1375 (eintausenddreihundertfünfundsiebzig) verschiedene Musik-Genre-Bezeichnungen, visualisiert und geordnet auf einer Karte, Hörproben inklusive. Deep Filthstep? Technical Brutal Death Metal? e6fi?

This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1375 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.

Via @everynoise

“The coast disappeared when the sea drowned the sun |
And I knew no words to share with anyone |
The boundaries of language I quietly cursed |
And all the different names for the same thing ...”

Death Cab For Cutie | Different Names For The Same Thing – 2005