actuellecd The New & Avant-garde Music Store


Getting More Relevant Advice

Saturday, April 2, 2011 General

A few years ago, we pieced together a recommendation system for this website. You know how this works: you visit a disc page, and a small aside gives you a list of “other releases you might like.”

We have reviewed the relevance of its results and proceeded to a radical rewrite of our suggestions sytem based on the principles laid out in Toby Segaran’s book Programming Collective Intelligence (O’Reilly, 2007).

This new system, based as it is on stronger statistical principles, gives noticeably better advice, and we hope that they will boldly guide you to new, uncharted waters!

January 31, 2011: Four DAME Nominees at Opus Prizes

Monday, November 22, 2010 General

Four DAME albums are nominated for the 2010 Opus Prizes. My 20th Century by Tim Brady is nominated in the “Disc of the Year — Modern and Contemporary Musics” category. The Manivelle by Pierre Labbé is nominated in the “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics” category. Infininiment by the group Klaxon Gueule is nominated in the “Disc of the Year — actuelle and electroacoustic music.” And the Migration by the group Cordâme is nominated in the “Disc of the Year — world music”. The 14th Opus Prize Gala will take place on January 30, 2011 at the Salle Claude-Champagne, Université de Montréal.