By Michael Spaeth, Daily Arts Writer
Published August 6, 2012
As listeners’ minds float in this nebulous space, they are able to contemplate what they just heard and wonder what will come next. It’s a far cry from the conventions of mainstream popular music, which has been characterized by increasing volume, greater homogenization and less variety, according to a recent article published in Scientific Reports.
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