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Hard News: Friday Music: The swimmer reaches the shore

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  • Jesse Easton,

    There's a new Future Sound of London album out and it's pretty darn great:

    https://play.spotify.com/album/3jw8m5LnBTsV8KCf9iA1Nt?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

    They've jettisoned many of the proggy excesses of their early 2000s Amorphous Androgynous records but kept the good stuff. Check it out.

    Carterton • Since Nov 2006 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    this is all kinds of good - fun, dumb and most excellent at the same time, his Al Green edit is pretty fab too, actually everything he does by my reckoning

    https://soundcloud.com/djsis/parov-stelar-all-night-sis-edit

    and for some bassbin rattling I've just grabbed and ma tucking into the Digital Mystikz John Peel tribute show

    https://soundcloud.com/getdarker/digital-mystikz-john-peel-tribute-show-radio1-161204

    weekend on!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    'Inside' from Saturations new EP inside

    Filmed in glorious 'Tunnel-o-vision'
    (I did that walk myself, 50 years ago)

    and another fave of mine:

    Which I helped with, a simple piece made from 'found images' - a small video of my microwave after a powercut and Blair's video of a psychedelic top, from which he skilfully created this Travelogue clip

    ah heck lets have the L.E.D.s 'Outer Room ' as well

    enjoy - go buy ...
    tell your friends!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Y'all know Moana and the Tribe (their site with tasty Whole World's Watching) are releasing the Paddy Free produced album Rima, right? Cos there's an ad for them on the right of my PAS screen at least. Their both in the playing favs slot NatRad tomorrow morn.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Tim Michie,

    Yes, I mentioned that last week. But you've reminded me that I have four double passes to give away to that show. Click the email link at the bottom of the blog post.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Soz. A week's been a long time in NZ....

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    The Afternoon Tea Baggers - Fell of me flippin' chair.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    Buzz is a great pop singer. Like a Chris Knox but with a more sweeter tone. His voice and melody and phrasing always jangles the brain.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    Buzz is a great pop singer. Like a Chris Knox but with a more sweeter tone. His voice and melody and phrasing always jangles the brain.

    He comes up with such wonderful melodies. The new one included.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    https://soundcloud.com/tysonsmithmusic/01-line-of-sight

    Tyson Smith will be releasing his new album "The Hollow Tree" at the Rogue & Vagabond in Wellington on October 11th. With Rick Cranson, Ed Zuccollo and support from Nikita. $10 on the door or $20 with the CD.

    Just so y'all know

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    verily

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Not The Messiah,

    Good to hear you promoting the Bandcamp option. I use Bandcamp whenever possible and as you say the lossless ( ALAC and FLAC ) files are by far superior to mp3 -( anything less than 320 kbps is undesirable ).
    It helps of course to have a good system otherwise the lossless option is somewhat wasted.
    I would suggest that If you are listening to high quality digital D/L then a separate DAC is imperative, especially when your data files are likely on a computer where most onboard components are price driven and thus not particularly good quality - the headphone out in most computers is cheap and nasty - iPod etc. the same ). It is ok but sometimes we may want better than just ok.
    A DAC will also run using USB, getting the datafiles straight from the hard drive and bypassing the cheap/ inferior computer onboard DAC and this delivers far superior sound.
    An entry level DAC will almost always outperform the DAC in your computer and they are not expensive - you get what you pay for, of course, but prices start from about $150-$250 range and go up to the tens of thousands if money ( sanity perhaps ) is no object. Mine cost $350 and the improvement was staggering. You could not invest this amount and get this level of improvement any other way in a home system.
    Another plus with a decent DAC is that you can run your cd player into it as well and unless you have an exoensive player the DAC will have way superior converters in it. This will also give vast improvement.
    A desktop allows a decent soundcard which can improve things but this is not generally an option for a laptop.
    One other huge plus with Bandcamp is that most of the money ( I believe about 95 or 97.5% - somebody way be able to verify or not this ) goes to the artist( s ) and that is a win win allround. Musicians find it bloody hard to survive now with illegal DL's and record labels most times ripping them off. Touring is bloody hard yakka. Real but not easy. Mostly we listen to music at home. Artists need our support and Bandcamp facilitates this in the best possible way.
    Bandcamp prices are very reasonable ( sometimes even free or pay what you wish ) and you can usually buy the cd ( or LP ) and get the D/L free immediately while you wait for the goods to arrive which is another great thing about this marvelous site.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2014 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Not The Messiah,

    p.s. If I hear of a band or artist I search artistname+Bandcamp.
    If you are lucky and the artist has a Bandcamp page you can listen to the full album ( and any others they may have ) as many times as you wish and then make your decision. Win win.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2014 • 38 posts Report Reply

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