From the site: “Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or “genes” into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song – everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It’s not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records – it’s about what each individual song sounds like.”
Basically, you start by entering a song or artist, and the project creates a personal station of music based on the ‘genes’ of that particular song or artist. You can keep entering songs & artists, and you get to hear a LOT of great music. You can always give pieces the thumbs-up and thumbs-down to have it removed from your playlist.
I’ve been sitting here for half-an-hour, playing Stump-the-Database (and they welcome suggestions for additions) — HOLY CRAP, they have the JONATHAN CAIN BAND in their database!!
(that’s the band Jonathan Cain was in before he was even in the Babys. OMG. Crimes against taste…)