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Tag Clouds: Ambient, Noise, Plurality

Finally got around to cleaning up the tags that are attributed to this site’s posts. The “tags” are terms such as “turntablism,” “classical,” “gadget,” and the ever popular “free,” which help categorize the coverage.

There had been a lot of redundancy, due to sloppiness over the years. Several categories were listed in both the singular and the plural (gadget, gadgets; field recording, field recordings; score, scores; etc.). Those now all have been reduced to the singular.

I removed the “electro-acoustic” tag, as it seems in retrospect like it could refer to just about anything on this site. That’s the reason, by the way, there’s no post tagged “ambient” here: everything should, by definition, fit that descriptor. I may do the same with “noise” down the road. It’s intended to refer to outright noise, but noise arguably is in the ear of the beholder, and I’m not sure relative volume/amplitude should be a requisite when employing the term.

As a result of this effort, the “tag cloud” on this site’s archive page (disquiet.com/disquiet-archives) is now more useful.

Oh, and for the record, as of today, the tags for the site are as follows, in alphabetical order: classical, comics, copyleft, field-recording, film, forum-digger, free, gadget, i-hop, installation, live-performance, netlabel, noise, remix, science-fiction, score, site-maintenance, software, sound-art, turntablism, TV, video, video-game, voice.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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