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Audio time travel with mixes for every year of recorded sound, starting in the 1850s and working our way through to the present

Audio time travel with mixes for every year of recorded sound, starting in the 1850s and working our way through to the present
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United Kingdom

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Audio time travel with mixes for every year of recorded sound, starting in the 1850s and working our way through to the present

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English


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1914

6/6/2019
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) Those long uneven lines Standing as patiently As if they were stretched outside The Oval or Villa Park, The crowns of hats, the sun On moustached archaic faces Grinning as if it were all An August Bank Holiday lark; And the shut shops, the bleached […]

Duration:03:11:55

1913

5/9/2019
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) “How can we regard this invasion of vulgarity in music other than as a national calamity, in so far as the mental attainments of the nation are concerned? This cheap, trashy stuff could not elevate even the most degraded minds, nor could it possibly urge […]

Duration:03:19:52

1853-1860

4/17/2019
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) Where does sound begin? What even is sound? Sound is the name we give to certain frequencies of fluctuating pressure waves which resonate the human eardrum and are able to be perceived by the human brain. Waves fitting this description have existed since the big […]

Duration:00:04:40

1912

4/4/2019
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) “Why was the phonograph valued so highly as a means of musical progress? To answer this question we must recognise two perceptions widely held in early twentieth-century America: that classical music was a powerful cultural and musical force to which Americans sadly lacked exposure, and […]

Duration:01:11:44

1911

3/7/2019
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) Listening chronologically to music in this way, one of the things I have noticed is that there are sudden lurches forward in certain years. 1911, for all its quality, is not one of those years. Most of what you can hear in this mix sounds […]

Duration:01:09:37

1910

2/7/2019
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) “On or around December 1910, human character changed. I am not saying that one went out, as one might into a garden, and there saw that a rose had flowered or a hen had laid an egg. The change was not sudden and definite like […]

Duration:01:36:35

2017

1/7/2019
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MP3 (first 30 mins) | MP3 (full mix) | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) So, were you expecting 1910? Well the bad news is that it’s going to be another month until that’s ready. The good news is that I have finally finished this mix for 2017. It has been a bit of a […]

Duration:00:29:39

1909

12/3/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack Many people have observed that as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly – and it seems natural to apply this to civilization in general. But while it’s true that technology has had some disorientating lurches forward over the last […]

Duration:01:32:05

1908

11/5/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack I’ve lived through a couple of decades of recorded sound now – perhaps you have too – and as a result the world of 1908 seems almost entirely alien from the perspective of 1888. Recording technology has improved a great deal of […]

Duration:01:30:13

1907

10/4/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack This week has seen the passing of Geoff Emerick, who served as sound engineer on The Beatles’ Revolver, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums, starting at the age of just 20. His death hasn’t generated as much interest as those of George […]

Duration:01:20:33

1906

9/6/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack Williams & Walker are a great deal to blame for being the originators and establishing the name “coon” upon our race. They met a white man in San Francisco by the name of McConnell, who put them on the circuit. In order […]

Duration:01:19:34

1905

8/10/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack When people imagine the future, we often imagine new technologies, but we rarely take the time to consider how those technologies will change how we live our lives, or how we see the world. When the internet started becoming popular towards the […]

Duration:01:06:30

1904

7/2/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack One of the least thought about, but perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the way we listen to music is its loudness – that is, the quantity rather than just the quality. Modern day audiophiles will be familiar with the […]

Duration:01:00:37

1903

6/4/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack “Under it all there’s a sort of strong, dark pulsing, the dimly recorded echo of the thundering rhythm: trombones, sousaphones (named after your man, of course), drums. The dynamics build to a controlled climax, the sound getting heavier and heavier as […]

Duration:00:59:56

1902

5/7/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack 1902 is the year everything started to explode. Not particularly in the world of music, not really in the world in general, but very much so in on my computer in 2018. Suddenly there is just so much out there to listen […]

Duration:00:59:56

1901

4/2/2018
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Psst – come and join my Patreon here – https://www.patreon.com/centuriesofsound – and get access to our radio podcasts in January! MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack Escaping a blinkered view of early 20th century recorded music sometimes seems like an impossible task. If the Edwardian era is […]

Duration:00:59:56

1900

3/5/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack Is this a new century? Difficult to get agreement on this one, but it’s certainly a new decade, and changes are very much in the air; changes that haven’t quite filtered through entirely to the mix you’re about to hear, but which […]

Duration:00:47:31

1899

2/5/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack “There probably has never been a sweeter, more naturally musical baritone voice than his… …Arthur Collins managed invariably to get into the wax the impression of a warm, lovable personality. The unctuous sound of his chuckles in dialect work is unfailingly charming. […]

Duration:00:59:56

1898

1/9/2018
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack “The country is awakening to the real harm these “coon songs” and “rag-time” are doing… It is an evil music that has crept into the homes and hearts of our American people regardless of race, and must be wiped out as other […]

Duration:00:50:37

1897

12/4/2017
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MP3 direct download | Itunes | Mixcloud | Feedburner (RSS) | MP3 pack “He told them he wanted a certain cylinder containing a particularly obscene song. He claims in his affidavit, on which the warrant was issued, that Hunting sold this cylinder to him and then in his presence made him another equally objectionable record, […]

Duration:00:48:41