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bacteria music

Apparently a team of researchers at Keio University in Japan are coming up with a way of storing data in Bacteria. The linked article reads: “Character combinations can stand for specific letters and symbols — so codes in genomes can be translated,… read more >>

Bo Diddley is Our Hero.

From all of us here at the ARChive to all of you, Bo Diddley.  We wish you well on a speedy recovery. Without you, there’d be a lot less interesting music to listen to.

Hoo Hah!

If you are old enough to remember when MAD Magazine was subversive – I kid you not: it really was an under-the-parents’-radar how-to journal of anarchy for preteens – then you know the central importance of Jack Davis. One of the original… read more >>

Kool Man

Ice Cream Truck Music, Today’s new BOMB Pop

It’s become that time of the year again, when the ice cream trucks come out of hibernation and flood city, town and village neighborhoods with little cascades of sound. I keep an ear as wide open for the first of the year… read more >>

What’s On at the ARChive?

Today, Bryan picked out this record by The Baroques for us to listen to. He tells me it’s quite valuable and has always been curious about what it sounds like: Chess Records 1967 psychedelia madness. You know, there might be nothing more… read more >>

Fred Mask Replica

Our First Post.

Welcome to our blog, this is our first post. Phast Phreddie’s phavorite album is Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica. Ever since he was a teenager, this record has been his springboard into all sorts of different music, including delta blues, free jazz… read more >>