3Mix.com WAS (now defunct) a new web service which is (in their words):

a platform where musicians, label managers, sponsors and fans can network and collaborate openly, with the common goal of increasing free distribution and value of independent music while ensuring the artists are getting paid.

Here was my contribution, an Apple GarageBand performance of Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade:

Futility Music

Music to be tortured by

See Torture By Music at MusicRadar.com to learn what is…

known in the torture trade as futility music — chosen to “convince the prisoner of the futility of maintaining his position”.


US military have been using music as a form of torture in Iraq. Psychological operations (or psyops) play Metallica’s Enter Sandman or Eminem’s White America at excruciating volumes as a way of ‘breaking’ Iraqi prisoners of war.

Mother Jones magazine publishes the Torture Playlist so you can keep up to date with all the latest is torture tunes.

Who will be the next Top Tuneful Torturer?


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