Again in April, we reported that Neil Younger was working with an organization known as Orastream to develop a brand new streaming service known as Xstream that will current high-quality audio recordsdata that would regulate to decrease qualities based mostly on a person’s web connection and computing energy, all at an affordable value that will keep away from making it “an elitist factor.” It was a greater model of an concept that Younger has been pushing for some time, beforehand with a $400 iPod competitor known as Pono that was horrible in each manner (it was triangular, albums have been dearer, it was known as Pono, and so forth.), all within the identify of introducing individuals to the marvel of music that isn’t outrageously compressed—like what you may discover on iTunes.
Now, in what seems to be a fair additional refinement of the unique thought (or perhaps only a proof of idea), Younger as launched the Neil Younger Archives, a free streaming web site that offers individuals “unprecedented entry” to all of his music in the very best quality that their computer systems can deal with. Plus, simply to make all of it a bit extra enjoyable, it takes the “archives” theme actually and presents the entire assortment as inconceivable monumental submitting cupboard, with Younger’s tracks all organized chronologically. Or, if that’s too foolish, you may prepare the tracks in a timeline that allows you to chart his whole profession.
Mainly, even with out the top quality audio hook, it’s a fairly neat web site for anybody in search of an exhaustively deep dive into Neil Younger.