View Full Version : Live Plasma: The graphic musical and movie thesaurus

02-07-2006, 12:45 PM
The Portishead thread got me thinking about a fascinating search engine I found a while back. It's called LivePlasma (http://www.liveplasma.com/), and while it includes movies, I like it most when researching music.

The concept is this: you enter a band name, and LivePlasma plots the band in the musical universe. Similar bands are listed in proximity to the band you entered, as if in orbit. You see, each band is represented by a sphere, and the size of the sphere represents how "major" the band's influence is.

It's a great tool. Check it out.

02-07-2006, 12:54 PM
Awesome doc!

another bookmark for me!!! :woot:

02-07-2006, 12:56 PM
wow, that is super cool! Thanks!

02-07-2006, 12:59 PM
really neat! didn't know OutKast was connected to so many artists

02-07-2006, 01:05 PM
When it first came out a couple of years ago, it was really buggy, and I let it drop off my radar. Then, I looked for it again a month or so ago, and they've really smoothed things out.

02-07-2006, 01:22 PM
I think it's broke.

Nothing comes up for The Mor. :confused2

02-07-2006, 03:08 PM
I think it's broke.

Nothing comes up for The Mor. :confused2