On Our iPod Music For Our Future

We’ll never know what music will be like in the future, or on other worlds — but this set offers some inspired guesses. Curated by Keyboard columnist and CreateDigitalMusic.com blogger Peter Kirn, XLR8R magazine, and Pitchfork.com , and inspired by the new SyFy Battlestar spinoff Caprica, it’s a free 13-song MP3 download. Included are tracks by Richard Devine, White Rainbow, Untold, and other computersavvy acts. Lusine’s “Gravity” sets the pace with sliced-up vocals over a mellow beat. Devine’s high-energy sound collage in “Matvec Interior” is both riveting and unnerving. Hudson Mohawke deploys Celtic inflections to spice up a lead synth track in “Fuse,” and the beat evaporates into a thick, dark cloud of echoing sounds in “Toward Water” by Christopher Willits and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Some of the tracks are drawn from CDs released over the past f
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We’ll never know what music will be like in the future, or on other worlds — but this set offers some inspired guesses. Curated by Keyboard columnist and CreateDigitalMusic.com blogger Peter Kirn, XLR8R magazine, and Pitchfork.com , and inspired by the new SyFy Battlestar spinoff Caprica, it’s a free 13-song MP3 download. Included are tracks by Richard Devine, White Rainbow, Untold, and other computersavvy acts. Lusine’s “Gravity” sets the pace with sliced-up vocals over a mellow beat. Devine’s high-energy sound collage in “Matvec Interior” is both riveting and unnerving. Hudson Mohawke deploys Celtic inflections to spice up a lead synth track in “Fuse,” and the beat evaporates into a thick, dark cloud of echoing sounds in “Toward Water” by Christopher Willits and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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Some of the tracks are drawn from CDs released over the past few years, but Kirn’s “Anaxagoras” is new. It wraps up the set nicely with a rhythmic curtain of high-pitched piano-like tones.

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