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On-demand streaming has won, apparently. I will go so far as to say Spotify is pretty good in practice. (Use the browser version.) If they can afford the squeeze from rights holders, who loo…
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it's goth Jim but not as we know it
Witch House is a made-up genre that became real. It was invented as an in-joke and now goth DJs claim they play “witch house”. Perhaps the secret ingredient is the gr▲†u‡†Øu§ Un‡c…
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more reviews, I listen to the Bandcamp new releases pile so you don't have to
Shouty electropunk, indie pop and cinematic folk.
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Rocknerd: Reviews: Kromak, Arsenio Archer, Mirreya (2016). http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/08/22/reviews-kromak-arsenio-archer-mirreya-2016/ in particular, Mirreya
Industrial-tangential trance, cinematic and synthpop which all happens to be from Russian label SkyQode.
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Rocknerd: Dark wave: Voight, LisaWars, Dear Deer (2016). http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/08/20/dark-wave-voight-lisawars-dear-deer-2016/
Fine American, German and French post-punk sounds. With video!
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Rocknerd: Nicole Pesce performs Happy Birthday in the style of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Bach and Mozart. http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/08/18/nicole-pesce-performs-happy-birthday-in-the-style-of-beethoven-chopin-brahms-bach-and-mozart/
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clickbait for record nerds
iCompton: Dre as Apple product. I missed this one from Phil Sandifer last year, but it’s shockingly timely with Apple’s ridiculous DRMable headphones now on the schedule. Dammit, this i…
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srsly, I got a Bitcoiner wanting to buy blog spam
Today I got an email from a Bitcoiner offering a mutually beneficial business proposition! He wanted me to take this post about why Bitcoin is a terrible idea, and particularly for musicians, and a…
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Also, bitcoin spammers are the dumbest motherfuckers: https://twitter.com/bitcoinagile/status/768942752243544064
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More digital archaeology: recovered articles from Rocknerd v1. http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/08/23/more-digital-archaeology-recovered-articles-from-rocknerd-v1/ ancient works from back when Rocknerd was hot
Well, this is a useful thing. Somewhat useful, anyway — the actual database is long lost, so porting the articles to WordPress involves cut’n’paste and fix the dates by hand. Yes,…
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Rocknerd: Audiophile buys his own utility transformer for cleaner electricity. Queen never sounded clearer. http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/08/21/audiophile-buys-his-own-utility-transformer-for-cleaner-electricity-queen-never-sounded-clearer/
82-year-old retired lawyer Takeo Morita buys his own utility pole, with transformer, for cleaner electricity and perfect sound forever. “Now, it feels like Queen is in this room, just for me,…
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This is a hoot:

http://www.machinadynamica.com/machina43.htm

"Calculate the probability that a Nazi will break ranks suddenly with the other Nazis" is a bit of a giveaway, though.

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buzzword bingo ... but on the blockchain
SingularDTV is an exciting new blockchain-based entertainment industry boondoggle. It’s part DRM snake oil marketing, part pseudo-Bitcoin scam and part sincere Singularitarian weirdness. You should…
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Rocknerd: Reviews: Fredrik Croona, Amelie Prime, London Plane (2016). http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/08/17/reviews-fredrik-croona-amelie-prime-london-plane-2016/
Futurepop, impassioned grunge and some new wave power pop. All with good tunes and a beat.
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