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July 23, 2011 4:36 PM   Subscribe

Alt-rockers MUTEMATH's new song lets you futz around with its individual tracks. Cool bonus: it alters both the audio track and an accompanying video of the part being played. Takes some time to load, but it's worth it to unleash your inner producer.
posted by Askiba (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
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Seriously..cool idea!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:47 PM on July 23, 2011

Neat idea, excellent promo tool, but I can't help wondering why they don't just leave it to the Black Keys to sound like the Black Keys?
posted by mhjb at 7:41 PM on July 23, 2011

This is something I wish more music had.

On a related note, I wish concert broadcasts let you choose which camera to watch from - I absolutely hate it when I'm trying to watch one performer and the camera keeps being taken away from them.
posted by LSK at 10:59 PM on July 23, 2011

Neat. I keep waiting for the next generation of digital audio format to be this. Multi-track by default, metadata-enabled for timestamped lyrics/text, programmatically enabled for Javascript Audio API calls. The user would be able to easily time stretch, mix and match tracks from different songs, overdub and re-EQ.
posted by jeffehobbs at 4:45 AM on July 24, 2011

I, too, wish more bands did this.

It's really fun to play around with, and it's a good promotional tool as well.
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:26 AM on July 24, 2011

I saw MUTEMATH at the Virgin festival with Bjork a few years ago. They put on a ridiculously awesome show. The lead singer was crowd-diving from the top of his amp tower. Craziness.

I bought their album but found it over-produced and lifeless. I guess they were one of those bands that needs a crowd's energy (and great lighting effects). I'll see if this new album is any different.
posted by Popular Ethics at 3:12 PM on July 24, 2011

Afro-Celt Soundsystem did this a number of years ago with a little game they called 'Noodle.' Ultimately the idea evolved into Real World Remixed.
posted by cross_impact at 9:32 AM on July 25, 2011

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