THE STUFF YOU MISSED (27/05)
Here’s a run down of the weirdest and wonderful news from the music biz this week, featuring black holes, virtual ABBA and Harry Styles.
ABBA BECOME ABBA-TARS
Everyone’s favourite Swedes – Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus are travelling back in time on their reunion Voyage Tour.
Using state of the art motion capture technology, the band have created virtual avatars of their younger selves, which will perform on stage. To the naked eye, it’s as if ABBA have been whisked straight out of 1979, and dropped on stage.
The concerts will see the virtual four piece perform a medley of songs from their latest album, ‘Voyage’, accompanied by a 10 piece backing band.
NASA DROPS A NEW BLACK HOLE RIDDIM
If you’re looking for some new music to listen to, NASA have got your back, with some certified heat straight out the black hole at the centre of the Perseus Galaxy cluster. Scientists have been aware of black hole’s potential for sound generation since 2003, but this is the first time that multiple ‘notes’ have been extracted from a recording.
The actual sound is about 57 octaves below middle C, which is too subby for even the most seasoned of ravers to handle. Luckily, NASA boffins have managed to transpose the frequency of the recording so that it’s audible to the human ear.
What does it sound like? We’ll leave you to be the judge of that – check it out here:
Harry Styles’ New Album Beats Kendrick Lamar’s Streaming Record… in just 2 days
Harry Styles’s Harry’s House has dethroned Kendrick Lamar’s Mr Morale and the Big Steppers from the top streaming spot, breaking the first week streaming record in the process.
It just took 48 hours for the former One Direction man’s record to reach the top spot, and it’s not hard to see why: the record is packed full of retro leaning, unashamedly fun pop bangers.