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If you’re a regular reader of the BAMM blog, you’ll know that we love Beach House more than literally anything – and that includes puppies, sunshine and that feeling when you stretch your toes in the morning. We’ve praised them to the hilt in retrospective terms , and also featured a sneak preview of their (then new) single ‘Myth’ well before release. ‘Myth’ comes from the album ‘Bloom’, which is available to buy next Tuesday (correction: which you definitely should buy next Tuesday). If you can’t handle the notion of a weekend filled with Beach-House-shaped anticipation, however, the wonderful people over at NPR have got the whole darn thing available to stream right now .
The Diamond Marimba Java Applet below to start the DiamondMarimba Java Applet. Please note that the applet uses the Swing API, and Java 1.2.2 (Java "2"), and will not run unless you download the Java Plug-in ( Sun Java Download Site ).
Music and Virtual flowers home page Intro , The major chord as a triangle , Pure or just intonation , The minor chord as a downward pointing triangle , Lattice keyboards , Into the third dimensison - musical sculpture , The cubic lattice of chords , Into the fourth space dimension and higher Intro Visit the Test my Midi player page before you listen to these clips - to find out if you can hear them tuned as intended. When you click on one of the pictures on this page, you may hear a clip played in the background, or it may get played in a separate midi player, or it may open a new web page each time, depending on the setup for your browser and midi player.
Vinyl records have a unique place in the world of music media. Aside from their warm analog tone, vinyl is the only popular medium that is nearly impossible to create or duplicate at home – something that can’t be claimed by cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and certainly not mp3s. Not to be an apologist for piracy, this inherently creates more value for recorded music than using an easily reproducible medium (be it physically or digitally) does. But as we all know, digital is the present and the future, and I am not complaining about that at all; one look at my iTunes playlist and you’ll know what I mean. A while back, the site qj.net ran a piece on how to “pirate” a vinyl record using normal silicone casting materials .