Repost – Why is this website mixing ambient music with police scanner audio so intensely gripping?
Dave Wesley, April 3rd 2017
When I wake up in the morning and find this kind of stuff on Facebook, it literally makes my day. This is a re-posted from FACT Mag.
“Youarelistening.to is a site that generates strange, endless sound collages by loading ambient tracks from SoundCloud and blending them with police radio chatter from locations across the world. Created in 2010, its novelty might have been expected to wear off by now. Instead, Will Pritchard discovers, its eerie, relaxing experience continues to amass new fans and new meanings in the hyperconnected age of Donald Trump.”
My take: To me, this is technology enabled riffing on Robin Rimbaud’s (Scanner) concept from the 1990s… The roll your own channel capability of Youarelistening.to is endless fascination…
Here is a cool remix of channels posted in Pritchard’s article:
Warm regards from Porto, Portugal.