Composer William Zeitler demonstrates a strange and wonderful musical instrument. The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin back in 1761, and is a spinning series of custom-blown wine glasses, each of which plays a different musical note based on its size.
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With the release of the iPhone X, we were pretty sure that Animoji were just going to be a dumb gimmick. However, videos of creative uses for the silly avatars are starting to prove us wrong, like this amazing version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Head to YouTube for much more.
Enigmatic, ever-changing virtual group Gorillaz teamed up with vocalist Little Simz on this banger of a track, which is accompanied by a brilliantly animated pixel art music video visualized by Noah Harris and Nicos Livesey of Blinkink, along with illustrator Mckay Felt.
Just in time for trick-or-treating, our church-bound pal Gud Nuse presents a fantastically dark and spine-chilling cover version of Danny Elfman’s classic This Is Halloween from Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s stop-motion masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Musician Isaac May celebrates his excitement for season two of Stranger Things with a cool acoustic cover version of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s enveloping, synthwave theme song, performed on the kinds of instruments typically played in bluegrass music.
A fantastic new remix of the classic Queen track All Dead, All Dead, created from a raw session of Freddie Mercury’s lead vocals – which didn’t appear on the album – and the instrumentation from 1977’s News of the World. Pre-order the amazing 40th anniversary box set now.
“Don’t call me, don’t text me after 2 AM, unless you give me some. Because I got enough friends.” Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner may not be the wittiest of lyricists, but you barely need words with pop jazz fusion this good. Watch him perform tracks from his latest album Drunk.
Spectrasonics spent 10 years refurbishing, tuning, and capturing the sounds of some of the world’s greatest pianos, organs, and synths, and collected them into a digital library you can play with a MIDI keyboard and a computer. If it’s good enough for Stevie Wonder…
Pitchfork offers a factually accurate, yet snarky animated look at one of the best bands ever, who despite all efforts to shirk fame, fortune, and conventionality went on to become a huge phenomenon and record the greatest album of all time. Animated by Joren Cull.
The legendary and inimitable singer/songwriter dropped by the NPR Music offices to turn in a captivating performance, filled with the perfect blend of sardonic wit, sentimentality, and raspy vocals we’ve come to appreciate over many decades. Even at age 73, he’s still got it.