With the release of the full album this week it’s the the first full album by them for over 15 years. And to me delight their sound is back to well known heights!
That’s really good news for the start of the year and in fact the first new song they released today comes with good vibes end-to-end!
“2018 sees the band finally back in the studio and signed to homegrown label Last Night From Glasgow. With new songs slowly creeping into the live set and becoming fans favourites in waiting, the infamous punk/disco heartbeat may be due another lease of life yet.”
Of course todays new pop songs need a fancy new video:
Airplay allows you to conveniently play music and videos over the air from your iOS or Mac OS X devices on remote speakers.
Since we just recently “migrated” almost all audio equipment in the house to SONOS multi-room audio we were missing a bit the convenience of just pushing a button on the iPad or iPhones to stream audio from those devices inside the household.
To retrofit the Airplay functionality there are two options I know of:
1: Get Airplay compatible hardware and connect it to a SONOS Input.
You have to get Airplay hardware (like the Airport Express/Extreme,…) and attach it physically to one of the inputs of your SONOS Set-Up. Typically you will need a SONOS Play:5 which has an analog input jack.
2: Set-Up a RaspberryPi with NodeJS + AirSonos as a software-only solution
You will need a stock RaspberryPi online in your home network. Of course this can run on virtually any other device or hardware that can run NodeJS. For the Pi setting it up is a fairly straight-forward process:
You start with a vanilla Raspbian Image. Update everything with:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Then install NodeJS according to this short tutorial. To set-up the AirSonos software you will need to install additional avahi software. Especially this was needed for my install:
sudo apt-get install git-all libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev
You then need to get the AirSonos software:
sudo npm install airsonos -g
After some minutes of wait time and hard work by the Pi you will be able to start AirSonos.
And it’ll come up with an enumeration of all active rooms.
And on all your devices it’ll show up like this:
I am a total non-soundtrack guy. There’s no just-instrumental score which I liked so far. But there are a couple of instrumental albums made by different artists that I wished there was a movie for.
This is one of them. Or make that two – because the predecessor album of “The Blossom Chronicles” is equally great – this one is called “The Beautiful Lies”.
With sprinkles of beautiful voices, surrounded by beautiful sound-layers and beepy 8-bit sounds here and there it’s a wonderful journey into melodies and sounds. Get the two albums which are available and enjoy the flight!
Here are some free examples from the Philter homepage – go there and find more:
Since there are still 9 days to go till SXSW 2010 it’s a pleasure to give out a link to the completely unofficial torrents which old all mp3 files of almost all songs which are to be presented at this years SXSW:
“The SXSW® Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over eighty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW® Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature.”
a core team of dozens (with a network of thousands)
spanning 3 continents,
5 specialist teams,
countless sleepless nights…
It’s finally here.
Filmed in Sacramento, Portland, and Victoria by the Nine Inch Nails team, edited and produced by their fans, The Gift is a stunning work in 1080p High Definition video with 5.1 Surround Sound, multi-language subtitles, and artistically-driven ethics.”
You’re reading it right: the final production is ready to be downloaded. I am downloading it right now.
It’s a complete Nine Inch Nails live concert in full-hd. Free for all / Not for sale. Get it while it’s hot!
Great find this weekend. I haven’t heard of Ladyhawke until Saturday. Now it’s the soundtrack of this weekend and the upcoming week!
Great pop music with a touch of rock. Powerful and fast. One of my favourites in the album is “My Delirium” – a song that has a subtle feeling of the Cardigans song “My Favourite Game”.
Ladyhawke writes in her blog about it:
“I wrote the song a year and a half ago after days of no sleep due to terrible jetlag. I felt like I was going out of my mind. I was missing my friends and family back home, and I was basically living to hear my phone ring in hope that it would be one of them calling. So my delirium came out of me thinking I was going crazy from lack of sleep!
I always knew this song had the potential for a really imaginative video, considering the general theme of the song is me going crazy. So when I read the treatment sent in by the Frater guys, a duo of London based directors who specialise inanimation, I knew it was the one!”
Imogen Heap is obviously an artist I have missed in the past years. More precisely Imogen Heap is a singer-songwriter whose newest album just became available. I found it due to one very special song called “Bad Body Double” which was played in an episode of the tv show “Heroes”.
Great thing is that it’s available right now. And it’s available in two flavours. You can have the single-cd version which holds all the great songs. And you can have the deluxe version which holds all great songs + the instrumental version of each song.
Great stuff! It seems I have to catch up some great tunes from this artist in the near future!
UPDATE: Before you need to buy that album, just listen to it first:
The news: Amanda MacKinnon aka Mandarin is back! After BIS and Data Panik it’s time for some more internet coverage and new songs!
Brave young Manda has moved out to once again fill our music players with great songs.
Source 1: http://www.planetmanda.com/
Get it while it’s hot – it’s free by the way. Any eMail adress will work.