Sunday, April 24, 2016

Science explains Freddie Mercury

Science doesn't just listen to old Queen records. Science tries to understand old Queen records.

Science has decided that Freddie Mercury was basically like those Tuvan throat singers:

Those guys are so flamboyant.

Science doesn't say that Fred ever quite matched them for subharmonics, but science says he came close:

Subharmonics help "in creating the impression of a sound production system driven to its limits, even while used with great finesse," write the Austrian, Czech, and Swedish researchers in the Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology journal. "These traits, in combination with the fast and irregular vibrato, might have helped create Freddie Mercury's eccentric and flamboyant stage persona."
I think the outfits might have helped a little.

Science is now working on trying to fathom out Brian May.

This week just gone

The most popular Prince posts of all time:

1. That time Prince played KoKo in 2007
2. That time in 2010 when he said the internet was pretty much over
3. That time he released a record as a Mail covermount
4. That time he told Sinead O'Connor to not swear
5. That time he took on the apparently huge Prince handbag counterfeiting industry
6. That time Prince closed down his ahead-of-its-time online music service
7. That time the now-defunct News Of The World stopped hacking dead children's phones long enough to try and spoil to Mail On Sunday Prince giveaway
8. That time Prince reinvented himself as Willy Wonka
9. That time he won a Webby
10. That time the Mail found a Prince giveaway was almost as good a circulation boost as a Princess' funeral

These were last week's interesting releases:

Cate LeBon - Crab Day

Download Crab Day

Sam Beam & Jessca Hoop - Love Letter For Fire

Download Love Letter For Fire

PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

Download Hope Six