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bhrgunatha  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 405th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Weird you post Kraftwerk.

I listened to Live On Radio Bremen this week for the first time - which was an unexpected and joyful discovery.


bhrgunatha  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 404th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

No idea about the equipment, but at least the overall mix lets you hear the bass clearly. It's the rhythm that strikes me more than the sound though.

bhrgunatha  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 404th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Really nice to get some feedback, rather then feel I'm just screaming recommendations into the void. I've said it before, the reason I keep posting music that I get excited about is not because it's popular, because it so rarely is. It's in case someone else discovers something they love as much as I do. That's how I've latched on to music almost no-one seems to like or even know but is near the pinnacle of music and means so much to me.

That's why I love these posts and other unrestricted music recommendations. It really blows apart the parameters of my narrow minded search for new music. I'm totally open to listening to any kind of music, but when it's left up to me I'll tend to focus on the same old trodden paths. I mean Kjell Höglund isn't really my cup of tea, but I would otherwise never have had a chance to listen.

That's why I'm really grateful to rezzeJ for taking up the mantle of #weeklymusicthread .

I was honestly worried I might have to do it :)

bhrgunatha  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 21, 2020

    Limit myself to 1 coffee per day

Not sure whether I shared this here or not. We used to have coffee provided free at work. Nothing fancy, just a bog standard drip feed, but I developed a habit. I noticed I was getting tense and irritable and common wisdom says caffeine can cause that. Still I never suffered from any other consequences from drinking coffee. As an experiment I quit coffee completely expecting headaches and other symptoms of caffeine withdrawal - which seem to be suspiciously similar to symptoms of too much caffeine. Somebody should look into that. I didn't have any reactions though, except for the mental cravings you can get from any habit, in my case whenever work was calm or quiet I'd go and fill up my cup.

Several months go by. Out for dinner one evening, everyone was served a cup of coffee without ordering it and after the first sip, I had quite the emotional response. A warm, tingling sensation at the top of my scalp that spread like a wave down my body along with a deep feeling of bliss followed by goosebumps all over my arms. I was stunned.

I realised how much I liked and missed coffee so I spent some time each week looking for recommendations or places with good reviews of the coffee. It became a beautiful, solitary ritual I looked forward to every week. I'd go wherever my research pointed me to and order an espresso along with some other coffee based drink - sometimes just a regular cup of black or cappuccino, sometimes whatever ridiculous speciality dessert in a cup of coffee they offered. I've never enjoyed coffee so much in my life. Once I'd removed the self imposed denial I began to love coffee.

I've never had problems sleeping due to coffee in the past, but these days I can't seem to drift off if I drink any after about 3 in the afternoon. I'll have a cup in the morning and occasionally in the afternoon but I'm not snobby or obsessed with coffee. I did buy an aeropress and experiment with it but it's not suitable when anyone else wants a drink. The aeropress lets you easily adjust the most important parts (probably) of making coffee - the dose, the immersion and the time and the flavour is extracted under pressure which subjectively seems to be a great improvement. I've settled on the inverted method with some other adjustments I've read abuot and adopted.

Seems I'm just into coffee rituals. <3.

bhrgunatha  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 404th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

So a while ago I posted Pixvae:

The guitarist, Damien Cluzel, has another project called uKanDanz, this is the opening track Tchuhetén Betsèmu from their album Awo:

bhrgunatha  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 403rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

It's an unexpected and truly egalitarian move. Building back doors into safety-critical systems for everyone to exploit and use!.

bhrgunatha  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 402nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

rezzeJ - all 3 of your choices this week were right up my alley, thanks. Always good to find new bands.

Speaking of which, out of all the jazz, funk, traditional japanese folk fusion bands Aragehonzi are certainly my favourite.

Aragehonzi - Hanatsuoto - not sure why those last 2 are there - that's the problem with random youtube playlists.


Their youtube channel has some live performances including this short 20 minute set, described by google translate as Shimaonryu x Bakurocho Band x Arage Hongji - Special Collaboration Live:

bhrgunatha  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Absolutely. What really struck me was how damn well those horns and rhythms were integrated into the alien terrain of proto-doom/metal. Just brilliantly done.

bhrgunatha  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Juicy, but who eats Shrimp Rim? This also led me to Phat Shrimp EP.

I didn't know Susumu Yokota had this side project... I used to listen to Acid Mt. Fuji a lot so I'm going to listen to that later; really takes me back.

bhrgunatha  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 401st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

This week I was introduced to Brown Sabbath which answers the question "What would Black Sabbath sound like with a horn section?" - there are 2 volumes and an EP

Brownout are a 9 piece band and these are clearly a labour of love both for Black Sabbath and James Bond movie music with a horn section - yeah, definitely suggest a better description because I obviously suck at that.

Here's a couple of tracks live on KEXP:

The Wizard

Sweet Leaf

bhrgunatha  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 400th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Every so often, you find some music that's unlike anything else you've ever heard. Sometimes it's an odd mash up of a couple of styles or genres that you'd never think to place together. And sometimes it's a totally undiscovered exotic genre salad - with unusual spices and fruit, a lovely delicate assortment of bitter leaves. There are oils you can't quite identify mixed up with fruit and some sour notes.

This week I stumbled upon Pixvae and as far as I know they only have 2 albums.

First is the eponymous Pixvae

Second is Cali, released last year some time

I've worn out my copy of bandcamp listening to that first album. It just sets my brain on fire. Love at first sight but, you know, with your ears. It's rare these days for me to find music I'm genuinely excited about - there's plenty of great music out there, but not that entirely captivates me, but this is one of those rare times to cherish.

For most bands I like to check how they are live so:

La Fuga - the first track off Pixvae:

Lancherito - the obvious choice for first single off Pixvae

bhrgunatha  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I just got hacked

I remember seeing a tweet from someone in a similar situation to yours who showed a really sophisticated phishing scam that used some obscure technique to essentially hijack a legitimate google url.

I wish I could find it because I'd always thought I was immune to pretty much any phishing attack and now I'm wary as hell.

Still, glad to see there's no lasting damage.