I listened to this on Spotify and was really impressed by how good it was. Very well produced synth pop music. In many ways what you’d expect from OMD. So I played it for a few days and now I’m starting to move on again. I’ve probably over listened to the Metroland remixes and had enough, for now anyway.
So i makes me wonder what is it that gets us to obsessively listen to something for a while, a few days usually in my case, and then move on. Of course, it could just be me, but I don’t think so. I do know that a few of my friends are like this too. It comes in cycles usually. I’ll listen to something intently for a while then put it down, then in a few months or years I’ll come back to it and rediscover just how good it is. I suppose that’s the thing with ‘pop’ music isn’t it.
I have known Concreted0g for a while now and I really do like his music, so when I was looking for some CDs and stumbled over this one again, which was the first CD of his music I ever heard, it was like bumping into an old friend again. It’s good to hear it again, and just as fresh as ever.
Of course, this is an electronic / circuit bent release, and is really only once facet of his musical talent. His more recent work is just as impressive but in a very different direction. He’s a talented chap you see, and I’m glad to know him.
If you get a chance to listen to his music, or indeed see him live, I’d grab it.
My ticket for Laurie Anderson’s amazing show on Friday. It was everything that I’ve come to expect from a Laurie Anderson show. Amusing, emotional, political and personal, it was a great performance on every level. I’m so glad I went along.
I wish she’d release another album. I know it hasn’t been long since her last, but the material from her last few shows is so good I’d like to hear it again.
In any case, it was a superb show and I’m glad I made the effort to get along to it.
I listened to this album for the first time today. It has an interesting structure and some great textures and sounds to it. I think I’ll probably need to listen to it a few more times to get into it, but it most certainly has my attention.
When I’ve digested it further I’ll write some more about it.
I’ve only recently started to listening to her material, and it is very good, although there isn’t too much of it around. I believe there’s an album coming out this year. Anyway, she was really good, I liked the set and it seemed to get a good response from the audience too.
I heard Grimes at Field Day yesterday, and hadn’t heard her / them before, so I thought I’d find something on Spotify and give it a listen. So far I really quite like the sound, but I think I’ll need to listen to more to develop a better view.
Some random photos from the Field Day festival I went to today. I’ll post some more stuff about what I liked etc tomorrow or soon anyway.
I’ve been using Spotify for over a month now and it is really starting to fit into my listening process. It’s interesting to listen and subscribe to other people’s playlists, and a little strange too, almost like snooping in some ways.
I’ve also subscribed to some playlists from the Field Day festival, and again, that’s quite interesting too, and a good way to get to hear some of the acts that I’ve not listened to before.
So I start to wonder about the differences between owning and renting music and how my view of music ownership is changing.
I hadn’t listened to this band in a long time and decided to play their last few albums on Spotify. I’d forgotten just how good their lyrics were. It was a great listen and brought back a load of memories too.
If you haven’t heard any shriekback then I’d suggest you give them a listen as they were a great band with a great sound.
I’ve had my 1 month free of using Spotify premium, and I’ve decided to keep it, for now anyway. I think that how I use it will evolve over time. I’m not sure that I’ve quite got it fitted into my listening patterns, but I think that’ll change and make more sense soon enough.
Not for the faint hearted that’s to be sure. I’ve been a Bill Nelson fan for a very long time, and I knew that I had to get this collection when it came out. It’s 8 CDs and covers everything from his first solo album, through Be Bop Deluxe and Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, and beyond. So far I’ve listened to 5 CDs of the compilation, and I’m just at some of the tracks from “Blue Moons and Laughing Guitars”, which was an excellent album and one I’ve not listened to in a long time.
It’s great to hear all these tracks again, I’m really enjoying listening to it again.
Using Spotify over the last few weeks has made me start to re-evaluate how I listen to music, or more specifically how I discover music. I’m quite intrigued by the idea of sharing playlists and collaborative playlists, and the whole concept of subscribing to a playlist. I think that I probably need to spend some more time getting used to this stuff before I go publishing and sharing my own playlists all over the place.
But listening is changing, probably in a good way, and I feel like I need to catch up and understand it better.