We’ve dumped millions of fingerprints into our new-and-improved sausage grinder over the past few days. We’re carefully sifting through the results, examining a lot of anomalies and edge cases. Here are some interesting ones:
- You can listen to 331 different renditions of Happy Birthday by Ingrid DuMosch on our site. They differ only in the addressee of the song. For me, Happy Birthday BUBBA is the clear winner.
- Canadian band Barenaked Ladies has released at least forty recordings of different live concerts that all contain exactly the same comedy routine! Way to mash play on that banter box, fellas.
- Clan of Xymox (favorite band of one of our very own) released a live version of their song Consolation – the two songs differ only via some compression, maybe a little reverb, and some cheering at the beginning and end. What this means is an exercise left to the reader.
- An underlying notion in fingerprinting is to recognize a song by what makes it unique. So songs such as this or this present a challenge. Similarly, what if your CD-ripper automatically cuts your copy of John Cage’s 4’33” down to 4’29”? Tough luck, buddy.
- Burgler Alarm!
But we’ve been doing more than just listening to music. In fact, we just released a new similar tracks feature on the site. Here are the similar tracks to Smog’s Our Anniversary, a recent favorite of mine.