What is Dark Ambient Music? History, Characteristics, Artists, and More

Dark ambient music is a sub-genre of ambient music that features dark, sometimes grinding / sometimes soothing, foreboding post-industrial soundscape dirges that speak to themes of isolation, embattlement, guilt, pain, torment, fear, suffering, hatred, shame, betrayal, disassociation, resentment, paranoia, anger, neglect, and...you name it, if it's on the negative end of the spectrum, it's probably…

David Whittaker – C64 Composer Legend

Last week we took a listen to the fantastic tunes from Rob Hubbard, surely regarded as one of gaming’s more prolific composers. This week’s British video game musician legend, David Whittaker, might not have the range, but certainly packs in the quality when it comes to memory-making chiptune and SID music. Whittaker was a coder…

Napster – P2P’s Sacrificial Lamb

Napster was a pioneer in peer-to-peer file sharing services. The service specialized in sharing audio files, especially music files encoded in the still-popular MP3 format.   The service allowed its users to easily exchange songs through a decentralized file sharing system - the first of its kind, really - which changed the way everyone got their…

Rob Hubbard – C64 Music Legend

Rob Hubbard is pretty much synonymous with creating music on the Commodore 64. In his native England, his name is up there alongside many rockstar developers and publishing houses as favourite 8-bit memories. Those tunes are cherished and revered today, with many appearing in all-time C64 top 10 lists. Not only a great musician, he…

Gracenote – Providing Entertainment Metadata

Gracenote is a company that provides music, video, and sports metadata, as well as automatic content recognition technology (ACR) to entertainment companies and developers of consumer electronics across the globe. In total, Gracenote operates five businesses. These are music, video, sports, automotive, and video personalization. History of Gracenote Gracenote was originally started by Ti Kan…