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Some more music from me … Here’s Homeward

Homeward artwork

Another track from me that you can now find on Spotify, or Bandcamp, or SoundCloud, so take your pick as to where you listen to it.

The track was made entirely in an iOS app called Auxy, which is one of my favourite apps for writing whole tracks. It’s very intuitive and easy to use, whilst still giving you enough depth to get a lot done.

The track art is a photo I took on a flight home just after leaving Belfast airport. It seemed like the ideal image to go along with the sentiment of the track.

I hope you like both.

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My first release of 2018

So I’ve put out a new release on Spotify. It’s called “Found Sounds, Not Replaced“.  I hope you like it. It’s only three tracks but I think that they go together quite well.

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Some interesting musical stats

I got an email from Spotify a week ago. It gives me my listening numbers for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading. Here’s what I did:

  • 12,152 minutes of listening on Spotify
  • 1,017 artists listened to
  • 2,113 unique tracks listened to

So that’s not bad really.

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You have to love something like Serendipity

I can’t think why I really like this, but I do. I think it’s a lovely thing, but I really don’t know why. It doesn’t fit my ideas of utility at all. If you’ve no idea about what I’m talking about, then you should know that Serendipity is an app built on Spotify’s API which shows where two people are playing the same song at the same time anywhere in the world. It is quite amazing to watch, but, as far as I can tell it has no real purpose. Not that it needs it though.

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Attempting to listen to the Wire’s top 50 albums of 2015

I sort of do this every year, or at least try to anyway. It has become a little ritual with me. I leaf through the Wire’s top 50 to see how many (if any) of these albums I’ve heard and then try and find them all on Spotify so I can listen to them. Of course not all of them are ever on Spotify so it isn’t really a comprehensive system, but it does most of the job, and that’s ok.

This year is no different. I’ve actively listened to just a handful of these albums in the Wire’s top 50, and only own 1 of them I think. So I’ve added the lot, or at least the lot I can find, into a playlist and I’ll attempt to listen to the lot. Probably next year I’m thinking.

That’s the plan. That’s been the plan for a few years now, and it seems to work.

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nil by mouth finally released properly 

Which is great. I think I need to hear it again and reacquaint myself with it. I hope it does well for Blancmange, and I really hope that they bring some new music out in 2016. I’ve really enjoyed the new stuff and how they’ve revisited their original material too.

Anyway, let’s add it to a playlist on Spotify then.