Mink Machine

Moody interactive webradio

Have you grown tired of Last.fm, Pandora and the rest of the web radio services? Have a look at Musicovery. Apart from the obvious music service, it offers a nice interface for choosing music based upon emotions. Just select a genre, and then select a custom mood based upon four basic moods: Dark, Energetic, Calm and Positive. It also features a visualization of the music path.

But I question some of the selections… How on Earth can the cover song “Cruel summer” by Ace of Base be “Dark and Energetic”, and placed next to “Enjoy the silence” by Depeche Mode?

Musicovery screenshot Musicovery trying its best to find decent music.

MusicMesh is a similar service with videos.

2 comments

  • avatar
    11 Sep, 2007

    I played around with it about a month ago but it is kind of limited. You cannot go back and you ended up in circles – no matter what you tried within a genre you always ended up with a set of songs from three or four artists after a few songs.
    You cannot select a song or an artist, if you in a tree sees two songs (B and C) you want to listen to later, after the current one (A), good luck trying to convince the interface that you want to listen to B after A, but then you would like to go back to A so you can select C. Or go from B to C, if C aren’t in B’s “tree”.
    Interesting idea, but will get better when they add more artists.

  • avatar
    12 Sep, 2007

    I played around with it half a year ago but never got around to write about it until now. :)
    I probably won’t use it that much since it lacks most of my favorite bands, but I always enjoy discovering new stuff.

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