Music for FLAC Player
July 10, 2013 10:35 PM Subscribe
posted by Doleful Creature (16 comments total)
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"Back in the golden age of the compact disc, 1994, Jos Smolders [discogs.com link
] released Music for CD Player
, a collection of 99 short tracks intended for the listener to sequence.
He’s now released a sequel in the form of an 1,100-track album, titled Music for FLAC Player. Yes, that is 1,100 tracks, the overwhelming majority of which are one second or less in length, and all but 30 or so of which are under 45 seconds.
What Smolders said of the project:
"The [Music for CD Player] disc contained 99 tracks. The original plan, however, was to have many more tracks. However CD Redbook protocol allowed a maximum number of 99 tracks, with a minimum length of 3 seconds. With the Internet as a platform these limitations are gone. The number of tracks for an online album are limitless and the length of the tracks can be near zero."