Pairing mode: Autechre to ayrtbh, Tehran to Shanghai, wonderful new music

Some predicted that pandemic would mean less music, fewer releases – creative shutdown. Instead, sounds are one of the things most effective in fighting feelings of isolation. David Abravanel is back with more picks for CDM.

808 Day: NYC’s 808, for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, and Whodini

Yes, yes, Detroit techno and all that. This 808 Day, Roland is giving NYC and hip hop some props – by shining the spotlight on pioneer Larry Smith.

Peter Kirn - August 8, 2019

This radio station broadcasts sounds of rats – and it sounds amazing

Rat communication, adjusted for human hearing, makes for surprisingly musical listening. That’s right – you may enjoy the sweet serenade of an actual rat burrow on NYC’s Lower East Side.

Peter Kirn - April 8, 2019

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