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ast idi ackground (LMB) is a project by Sebastian Schmieg, a Berlin-based student focusing on new media and stuff.
It is an internet radio, a cyberspace shuttle, and a kind of archive. LMB takes you on a journey through an almost forgotten web that is loud, colorful, often "personal", and doesn't care about standards. Though it might be forgotten by many, some parts of it are still there, waiting to be explored. And maybe we can learn something along the way.
LMB plays a continous stream of MIDI music. However these aren't just random tunes, instead the songs are taken from websites where they are being played as background music.
While playing a song the LMB cyberspace shuttle flies through a stream of images that have been taken from the website you're (kind of) listening to.
How do you know all these websites?
When I set up the website I didn't know many websites that have MIDI background music. So I wrote a script that queries search engines and looks through the results for websites with MIDI background music.
Additionally I hope for people to use the submission form to add websites with MIDI background music to the database.
LMB works best with Firefox.
░ February 2009