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    Wednesday, June 02, 2004

    MusicPlasma: Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!

    Similar to the Visual Thesaurus, MusicPlasma is a visual search engine for music. A crisp interface allows you to input your favorite (or least favorite) musical artist to see similar artists within the same genre orbit. I don't know how connections are mapped (why is Tiny Tim close to Led Zeppelin?), but it's fun to poke around and zoom in on different orbits, listen to sound samples, and tweak the display (using the Design tab). Another inexplicable direct connection: Right Said Fred and Serge Gainsbourg. Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!