I am notoriously bad at describing music. When people ask me “what are they like?” in response to me mentioning a band or artist there is a lot of “ummmm…” and “erm…” and “well I guess they kind of sound like rock, but also pop, but not really…” I really don’t know my genres very well at all.
Behold Every Noise at Once!
This is an algorithmically-generated non-analytical map of the musical genre-space. Genres and artists are positioned by code and data, adjusted for legibility, but the underlying vectors are less interesting than the juxtapositions and clusters that they produce, so the axes have been deliberately left unlabeled and uncalibrated. You are invited to imagine your own qualities and magnitudes that the geometry might be expressing.