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October 8, 2011 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Pianorama is minimalistic online radio service playing piano music 24/7 and with no ads. Frontage is in Russian, but it doesn't matter: just press little 'play' button to start listening.
posted by usertm (16 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite

 
In Soviet Russia, little button plays you.
posted by 4ster at 12:34 PM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seriously though, this is a good find. Thanks for sharing.
posted by 4ster at 12:36 PM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


the .pls file doesn't seem to be needed;what's it for?
Nice site, nice piano music.
posted by hank at 12:37 PM on October 8, 2011


In Soviet Russia, royalties were executed in 1918.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:37 PM on October 8, 2011 [10 favorites]


It doesn't really matter because the interface is easy to understand, but here's the English site.

Nice find!
posted by elerina at 12:49 PM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks, when I'm reading digital comics I like to have background music on and it is usually classical or jazz on various streaming NPR stations. This will make a nice addition to my collection of bookmarks that I use for this. Grooveshark is good as well but I like to swith it up every once in a while.
posted by GavinR at 1:17 PM on October 8, 2011


This just made my afternoon 75% more relaxed and pleasant.

The number jumps to 85% when I click on the page's tab and look at the kitty.
posted by meese at 2:07 PM on October 8, 2011


the .pls file doesn't seem to be needed;what's it for?

It connects to a shoutcast streaming server here
You can open the pls file in iTunes and listen from there.
posted by Lanark at 2:30 PM on October 8, 2011


Very neat, but it would be nice if the stream contained artist/track metadata so listeners could figure out the origin of songs that they particular enjoy.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 2:54 PM on October 8, 2011


it would be nice if the stream contained artist/track metadata

I don't know for certain, but I think that omitting metadata, and/or stripping ID info from the streaming audio, is one of the ways to make the streams less "rippable". I know that a few legal streaming 'radio' services (example: Jango) do this.
posted by Artful Codger at 3:20 PM on October 8, 2011


Ironically, I tuned in during a violin solo.

Not complaining, but ... not strictly piano.
posted by IAmBroom at 5:06 PM on October 8, 2011


So, uh, forgive me for being massively square, but is it legal?
posted by newdaddy at 5:15 PM on October 8, 2011


is it legal?

The piano is the king of instruments, so it's obvious legal (cf. pianist Richard Nixon "When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal."
posted by kozad at 9:44 PM on October 8, 2011


Thanks for this, usertm. This is perfect for running in the background while I'm online writing or working. Like other similar sites, I just wish the obvious, that they would identify the piece or the artist in some way. Sometimes you go just "Woah! What was that?" But a good one nonetheless.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:29 PM on October 8, 2011


I'm such a sucker for the black and ivory. Thanks, usertm!
posted by moochcook at 10:37 PM on October 8, 2011


From their SHOUTcast info-page:

Average Listen Time: 3h 23m 56s (changes every minute)

Which I can fully understand. Very nice link!
posted by KMB at 12:28 PM on October 9, 2011


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