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Of YouTube algorithms and math rock: an interview with Clever Girl

“Oh no, I ended up in the math-rock part of YouTube again!”. I remembered having read this sort of comment on the full album by a math-rock group.

Have you ever lost yourself in the stream of consciousness that the related videos of YouTube are? You just start with the most popular American Football song, you end up listening to an EP by five Sheffield guys with a velociraptor on the album cover. It strikes a chord, you buy it on Bandcamp, you listen to it for years while driving.

No Drum and Bass in the Jazz Room has crossed 1 million streams all over the world, due to the algorithm which cryptically links one video to another. Music masterminds didn’t trace out the pheno