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  1. if you get an apple music free trial you can stream all the pi releases on there (I haven't checked The People I Love yet, but I have been listening to Anna Webber - Clockwise a lot and can recommend that one for sure, really amazing stuff)
  2. I would recommend Misha Panfilov - Heli Maagia, sort of has the fun type of melodies that you could get out of Plone but with more of an old school library music quality to the whole thing. And if you like the fast beats, W00DY - My Diary is really amazing.
  3. this tweet and replies made me think it won't exactly be lushness, I'll be interested either way tho https://twitter.com/_jakemuir/status/1200921376619663363
  4. Beatrice Dillon's debut album seems like it could be pretty cool https://beatricedillon.bandcamp.com/
  5. I'll write up something later, but if I could recommend just one thing it would be Rojin Sharafi - Urns Waiting To Be Fed, on Sote's label. This is a really special one. http://zabtesote.bandcamp.com/album/urns-waiting-to-be-fed
  6. lol guys you may want to consider who is overreacting here.
  7. this is a 4 track thing and as far as I'm concerned, essential listening if you like speed and busyness in electronic music. especially the last two tracks. like it's still relatively clean, there's not much detritus, but this has an amazingly thrilling energy to it that I think a lot of people around here would appreciate http://w00dy.bandcamp.com/album/my-diary
  8. @usagi I'm not sure what it is you think I'm doing, but it seems like you have an inaccurate picture. I do plenty of digging and following of my nose, and I spent a pretty long time doing all that without this supplemental visibility into how I'm actually spending my time. I'm sure this wouldn't be desired for everyone, but I've found it very beneficial to see what I'm doing. @rhmilo It's not entirely by hand, but I listen to stuff across mediums and stuff and so for accurate tracking, I put in the album name, date, and new listen flags by hand. And then when something is new I have to
  9. Personally I think there's plenty of fresh things happening, like Bhob Rainey writes on this page about how on his really great album from last year that is fully streamable on bandcamp now, he used sonification of data from NASA about times that meteors or other large objects came close to hitting earth cross-referenced with natural disaster data from FEMA, and the more artistic work it take to make this something that was musically interesting. It probably bears some similarity to the sound object WDR musique concrete type of stuff, but I think it brings a lot to the table. And I do th
  10. Oh yeah I mean I did that for plenty of years, and I still just do what I want. The problem is, I want to do more things than I have time for. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to listen to, but sometimes I'm open to plenty of experiences. And I don't know if anyone else here really has this problem, but I am extremely susceptible to "visibility culture". And so certain things have a better chance of coming out on top in the times where I'm not completely certain what I should listen to. The attached chart shows the days between listens for things featuring Oren Ambarchi. I listen
  11. I think this is something to look at for sure but I've been too lazy to enter in the genre info. But honestly that's something I gravitate to pretty naturally, like I love an amen break but if it gets to a point where everything has an amen break, I'm eventually gonna snap and run into some kind of ambient pad land. I actually only started doing this because my job involves spreadsheets and I wanted to figure out how to use them better. But then the results got really interesting, like it turns out I listen to new music all the time and haven't gone a week without something new since I
  12. Hey everybody, so I've been keeping track of every time I listen to a full release in this google sheets document https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mYGlFF_yVf1wz-SNEFbbmBSgN1KPy3YQt1VqDA1cGR8/edit?usp=sharing since 2016. It's let me break down how I'm spending my time in ways that I like to nerd out on, like this chart that shows how I don't go very long without listening to Autechre. But one thing that's interested me a lot is my decade focus breakdown. I spend a lot of time listening to 2010's music, sometimes more than 75% of the time, but generally it's closer to 50%. Part of
  13. I'm shy and can't really sing good so I gotta say I greatly prefer the current set up. Honestly I think this is all a bunch of nonsense fomophobia. Being afraid of the idea missing out, that there's something out there that other people are enjoying and you could enjoy too, to the point where you crave the loss of all of the expanded possibilities that we've had, casting those as destructive things when you're still totally able to get people to sing in a room together. That's dumb.
  14. oh huh I was so sure the hints were pointing to Soundmurderer. Like with the whole stuff of him opening for Aphex in NYC and selling that limited edition single at his store, he seemed like a really likely candidate.
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