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From power pop to deep psychobilly, explore over 1,500 genres with this epic, interactive mind map

See ya later, productivity, it’s been swell. If you’re feeling in need of a time-sucking distraction the likes of TV Tropes or the deepest corners of Youtube weirdness, look no further than Every Noise at Once.

A visualised amalgamation of Spotify’s upload data, the project is a mind-map of over 1,500 musical genres, grafted from various playlists and more than 35 million songs.

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Explore over 1500 genres, 35 million songs and how they relate to each other with Every Noise at Once, an epic map of the world’s musical flavours.

Glenn McDonald is the one to thank for this, a developer from Echo Nest (a company acquired by Spotify in 2014). Speaking about Every Noise at Once, he had the following to say:

“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 1,536 genres by Spotify.”

“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.”

You’re sure to find a few new obsessions here, not to mention finally putting a name to all that gothic symphonic metal you’ve been blasting.

Head here to check the site for yourself.

Via Open Culture.