Through social media, I recently discovered, entered, and of course lost myself in the “rabbit hole” of the YouTube channel of “TwoSet Violin“, run by two Australian violinists that just go by Brett and Eddy. As a result, I listened to an unexpected amount of violin music!
Field Rotation — Tiefflug
Maybe it’s odd to have a chill-out/downbeat track in my “songs to play loud” selection… but there’s something about Field Rotation’s “Tiefflug” — it’s not just catchy, but rather addictive, to me. How it creeps into my brain can only be cured by playing it loud. 🙂
Herasphere — Product Of Us
This progressive house track pushes all my buttons.
Thomas Köner – Daikan (2002)
Mille Plateaux’s recent re-release of Thomas Köner’s long-form dark ambient piece “Daikan” reminded me that I should probably add it to my personal “best of ambient” selection that I’ve been “curating” over the years. 🙂
Void Vision — Sour (Vanzetti & Sacco Remix)
I’m having a phase where I intensely enjoy “synth pop” or whatever its revival is called today* so today’s song to play loud is “Sour” by Void Vision — a great track already — in the Vanzetti & Sacco remix. Both the original and the remix have their distinct qualities, but the remix distills the best of the original.
There are tracks, and there are… tracks. “Eternal Spirit” is one of the latter, and I think it’s justified to call it “epic”, an anthem of its time. It’s the standout track on the “4Voice” album and of course it really demands to be played loud (can’t really be played loud enough).
foobar2000 Mac v2.5
Today I am the happiest Apple Mac user I have ever been, and the reason is that foobar2000 version 2.5 (currently in beta9) has a media library. It is no longer a standalone player (with file reorg features), the media library comes with an album list, filters, a facets UI, ratings, auto-playlists — in other words, everything that I have been missing in a music player since I switched to a Mac, in December 2019. 🥲
Trumpism is Fascism
Calling Trump the F-Word is long overdue… and Adam Gopnik’s article is well worth reading. And here’s some music from 1992 (!) to go along with it, from Sonic Youth’s fantastic “diRty” album.
Genesis — Land Of Confusion
Today’s song to play loud features a pretty cool bassline and of course, lyrics that resonate, perhaps more today than at the time the song was first published…
Within about three weeks, the world has lost two pioneers of electronic music. First Klaus Schulze and just two days ago, Vangelis. Damn. I can honestly say that there’s probably no other musician who’s work is so strongly connected with my memories than Vangelis.