• Mainstream Score

    16 Jul 2006, 14:56 by Atox

    Because it seems such a great hype on Last.fm, and I was bored as hell, I decided to calculate my 'mainstream score'. As a source of how to do this calculation I used this journal entry by Steve Kane.

    Here is my personal result:

    My Top 10 artists and the nr of listeners on Last.fm:

    Rumplestitchkin - 250
    Les Négresses Vertes - 5793
    Richard Galliano - 1791
    Brazilian Girls - 7971
    Nel - 18
    Jan De Wilde - 210
    Faithless - 98518
    Timo Maas - 21079
    Astor Piazzolla - 9862
    Matisyahu - 30349

    Mean average: 17584.1

    Nr of RHCP Listeners: 293,005

    My Mainstream Score: 17,584.1 / 293,005 = 2.00%

    I was very, very surprised by this number, cause there is no way that I am that obscure in my musical taste. Anyway, it's fun to do, and I wasted some time. Off to bed!

  • BEREP Sampler Radio 12 Jul 06

    12 Jul 2006, 10:18 by IanAR

  • Astor Piazzolla - Tango: Zero Hour

    22 May 2006, 05:53 by jans_topo

    Tango, pero no del que usaría una pareja para bailar, sino algo más orquestal, más profundo y oscuro. Magistral.
  • fogweed

    15 Apr 2006, 17:50 by violenzae

    it's fun to assume things

    What do people assume when they first look at me?
    Song: the blue skinned waltz
    Artist: Rachel's
    Comment: well my name is rachel. :) sadness and a liking for waltzes? yes ma'am.

    What will be a big challenge in life for me?
    Song: balada de una tarde de mayo
    Artist: my cool friend andres
    Comment: late may? they've never been too awesome i guess.. except for that one time.

    Am I a good girlfriend?
    Song: in an expression of the inexpressible
    Artist: Blonde Redhead
    Comment: i guess that means you'll get back to me on that

    How will I die?
    Song: oceanic beloved
    Artist: Alice Coltrane
    Comment: every time i do one of these things it tells me to go die in an ocean. i can't swim.

    Is someone trying to kill me?
    Song: in the annexe
    Artist: Boards of Canada
    Comment: with the rope or the candle stick? well i better not go in there

    What should I do instead of this quiz?
    Song: motherless bastard
    Artist: The Books
  • find the cherry game

    23 Mar 2006, 08:35 by violenzae

    first line of the first 20 songs in your shuffle, yada yada yada. no cheating, no google!

    1) wipe it up you're capable of putting back a few when you have to memorize the history of your body like a virgin

    2) in the house we will make, we'll sleep in on sunday.
    the sheets and the sun's rays will close all around, wash over like ocean sounds

    3) close your spine till you're a ball, this is a good way to break off from the party

    4) born of your rib was my first catacomb back raging inside you i finally felt home

    5) calling to you from here to japan hopimg a few of you understand as the feelings on the river head for the drain
    a conscience on a trigger is left at the reins

    6) my sweet angeling sleeping green gel anodyne i never meant to but i'd love to you be me and i'll be you i never said i had to lie too

    7) on this day i was wondering just what made the sky blue i was thinking if i'd ever leave this place i saw the storm pass overhead along the sky you'll be gone on that day i know
  • Review: Xploding Plastix - Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents

    16 Jan 2006, 18:39 by Fidgital

    Yes! Reviews are back! Apologies for the absence, but this is the January new music drought, when few things are released due to them all having been rushed for Christmas release last year. But thanks to Last.fm, bergholdt, the magic of the Internet, and the old-fashioned joy of snail mail, I have a fresh influx of Danish and other Nordic nu-jazz to review!

    First up, Xploding Plastix's 2001 album, Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents. Great nu-jazz from Norway combining breakbeat, glitch, drum & bass and trip-hop production, this album feels like it would be most at home on Ninja Tune, especially the Ninja Tune of 2001. The album is very strong and consistent, with no bad tracks at all.

    Similar sounds include fellow Norwegians Jaga Jazzist, Amon Tobin, Les Gammas, and more recent DJ Food. If you like those artists, you're definitely going to like Xploding Plastix.

    For all its wonderful textures, arrangements, instrumentation and mood…