The clever types that took part in Music Hack Day last weekend have cracked it.
With The Infinite Jukebox, you can create a never-ending and ever changing version of any song. The app works by sending your uploaded track over to The Echo Nest, where it is decomposed into individual beats. Each beat is then analyzed and matched to other similar sounding beats in the song. This information is used to create a detailed song graph of paths though similar sounding beats. As the song is played, when the next beat has similar sounding beats there’s a chance that we will branch to a completely different part of the song. Since the branching is to a very similar sounding beat in the song, you (in theory) won’t notice the jump. This process of branching to similar sounding beats can continue forever, giving you an infinitely long version of the song. (via Music Machinery)
Have a go. Upload any mp3 and (be patient) listen to it forever and ever.
Here’s one of my contenders for track of the year, Saint Etienne’s ‘I’ve Got Your Music’.
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