Posts Tagged: 'music'

Synth Geek

Last month my son and I headed to Birmingham for The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music. Originally were going to attend An Afternoon With Wolfgang Flur, one of the original members of Kraftwerk, but it turned into a full day of Synth Geekery. Midlands Modular Meet This was a late addition to the programme, Continue Reading

Underworld – Brilliant Yes That Would Be

For a while the hints have been there on Instagram, but we can now rejoice – new music from Underworld. I would have loved to see Underworld in Reykjavik; Iceland is on my ‘places to visit’ list, and to see Karl and Rick there would have been quite something. I love this track, restrained yet with Continue Reading

Spotify Stranger Things Easter Egg

Rummaging through Spotify’s settings today I stumbled across ‘Stranger Things Mode – Automatically enter the Upside Down when listening to compatible playlist’. “Totally tubular” I thought as I fired up the Stranger Things soundtrack, and was magically transported to the Upside Down… There’s no setting, but the Upside Down can also be entered via your Continue Reading

This Is Not My Beautiful House

I love this brilliant little sketch from my talented daughter, makes me smile every time I look at it.

Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep. by Moby

I do love a bit of “ambient gubbins” as Mark and Lard used to call it. From Brian Eno to the Monument Valley soundtrack, ambient music is my soundtrack of choice for working, writing or just staring out of the window thinking. Over the years Moby has released some lovely ambient music, including ambient versions of his albums Wait Continue Reading

The Death of the Music Video Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

I thought the art of the music video was a dying a slow death as whenever I skip through the music channels I see formulaic videos of scantily clad women, blinged up artistes and borrowed Bentleys. But this lunchtime I’ve stumbled across two fantastic videos which suggest the stories of video’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The first Continue Reading