Sounds Of The Internet – Embedded autoplay music gets its own special mixtape

The incidental sounds of every annoying website ever, pulled together into one enlightening place.

14.03.12

Words by: Charlie Jones

We’ve all felt the frustration of trying to figure out which browser tab it is featuring an incessant loop of music. As a tribute to this practice of website (anti)design Sounds of the Internet has mixed its favourite websites featuring autoplay music and mixed it into one easy-to-locate browser window. While these just-above-ringtone sounds are annoying when they burst through your usual listening, when you take big band sound of Grand Dance Studio or the chilled-out polyphonic tunes of Napa Valley’s Ace Cleaners as choice, it’s a charming, enlightening view on music and the internet, almost like a modern Folkways.

Click on Sounds of the Internet and let us know your favourites in the comments.