Audio samples

Audio samples

These are either clips from songs that I think might be interesting for use in an audio test, or they're samples I've found in my music collection that give some lossy codecs trouble. These are just clips, less than 30 seconds in all cases.

I've taken a number of these samples offline to save disk space and bandwidth. I've left the ones chosen for rjamorim's 64kbps test as well as those that I find most interesting WRT pyschoacoustic audio compression. The other samples are still listed here, but are not online. If you are interested in any of them, please e-mail me and I can probably make them available.

The samples:

Isao Tomita - Snowflakes are Dancing

This is the remaster in Dolby Surround (whiz-bang!). The Moog III synthesized reworkings of Debussy's works won a Grammy in 1974. In spite of that, the album is pretty k-rad.

John Linnell - State Songs

A solo project by John of They Might Be Giants (the one that wears a guitar as a hat).

Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy [ep]

Most of the tracks on this "single" deserve better than being B-sides. At least one of the tracks is a codec killer.

They Might Be Giants - Factory Showroom

I can't put together a collection of audio samples without including a bunch of TMBG!

06 - New York City - This is a cover of a song by Cub, an all girl band from Vancouver. Chosen for rjamorim's 64kbps listening test. (rock, 30 sec)

Tom Petty - Wildflowers

Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E

Their newer stuff is... Crap. This album rules.

Lamb - Fear of Fours

How can I pick one song to represent this album? By picking several songs of course.

Ben Harper - Welcome to the Cruel World

Led Zeppelin - II

Led Zeppelin - IV

They Might Be Giants - Mink Car

They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18

They Might Be Giants - Live in New York [promo]

This is a pretty rare live promo disc.

They Might Be Giants - No!

John Williams - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace [Soundtrack]

The movie sucked, but John Williams is still cool. And I couldn't find my Danny Elfman stuff.

Clutch - The Elephant Riders

There were 3 versions of this CD published at the same time, each with a different hidden track (buried after a period of silence after the last track). You don't find out what you have until you play it.

The Big Lebowski [Soundtrack]

This is a great soundtrack. Some of the recordings on it are old though, and a bit on the lo-fi side. Inexplicably, no CCR though.

Skunk Anansie - Paranoid & Sunburnt

Björk - Homogenic