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Reflect, Remix: The Top 10 Posts & Searches of March 2012

The top ten most popular posts (out of 36 total) of the month included (1) the overview of the 10th Junto project: Disquiet Junto Project 0010: “The Reflective Remix,” in which participants in the weekly Disquiet Junto project at Soundcloud.com each reworked a track from one of the previous nine projects.

Eight of the most popular posts of the month were drawn from the site’s daily Downstream department of freely legally intentionally downloadable MP3s: (2) Andras Hargitai‘s snare dub; (3) Nicholas Davis improvising with Natalie Chami (“Duet or Duel, or Both”); (4) Yasuo Akai‘s digital blues; (5) Craque, a split second before the funk; (6) Earsmack‘s apparent mistake (“Synth Almost-Pop”); (7) ioflow‘s exploration of improvisation and everyday sound; (8) Scanner‘s educational minute of listening; (9) Ambienteer‘s mining the dark side of a common door.

Also in the top 10, (10) one of the weekly automated summaries of the past week at twitter.com/disquiet.

The most popular post of the past 60 days is LX(RMX), a collection of originally commissioned works by Scanner, Steve Roden, and six other musicians, all reworking sounds of urban Lisbon in tribute to the late poet Fernando Pessoa.

The most popular post of the past 90 days is a study in noises, white and otherwise, by Phil Julian.

The most popular searches of the month were: junto, ghostly, hip-hop, bars, youtube, apparat, Autechre, buddha, harold budd live, illbient, ioflow, n4tural, rephlex, sitting, so percussion, squarepusher.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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