• Discovering

    19 Ago 2007, 8:36 de einsam83

    So the last two or three months has proven to be the most expensive musically in a long time.

    I'm getting frustrated in that I copied the Topless Women Talk About Their Lives soundtrack to my laptop for ease of listening, and whilst WMP was just telling me I was listening to 3Ds' Animal, I was actually listening to the same first 45 seconds of The Bats' North By North over and over again for 5 minutes. *sigh* I'll see to that shortly.

    I've been using Last.fm, in addition to my friends in the real world (hello!), to suggest what I should buy/listen to next. Last.fm told me to listen to Death Cab for Cutie so I bought Plans.

    Oh god, it's North By North again, it's meant to be Spooky(again with the 3Ds). Except it's the final 30 seconds, followed by the final 30 seconds of Anything Could Happen by The Clean.

    Last.fm also told me I should be listening to The Exponents, so I did, and realised I knew all the songs already. They're just one of those ones that you know if you're kiwi, right?
  • Discovering new music

    10 Dic 2006, 12:19 de stiab3

    I must confess that over the past few weeks I've been listening to Pandora (at work) more than Last.fm. I find that the music you find on pandora is much more similar to the artist you choose. They have a scientific way of matching the music.

    Recently, I've discovered a few new artists through Last and Pandora and some external sources.

    In no particular order:

    Ryan Prebble
    He was a last.fm discovery. He has an excellent sound. A very soulful voice over some brilliant stripped-down, acoustic dub.
    Listen to his album Fruits, you'll love it. The best tracks are I Seen It and Fruits.

    Xavier Rudd
    He may have been around for a while but I only discovered him last week . . . on Pandora. After hearing one song and reading the information on Last.fm, I went out and bought two of his albums straight away. I am not disappointed!

    He has elements of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and even Paul Simon. The lyrics, music and voice fit together very well to produce a very soulful sound. …
  • Music Video: Ryan Prebble "I Seen It"

    12 Oct 2006, 17:57 de Scue_Records

    Head over to our YouTube page and take a look at the music vid for Ryan Prebble's track "I Seen It"
  • Ryan Prebble

    29 Jul 2006, 20:37 de indigo_jones

    Look! A journal entry that isn't a meme and isn't about Age Pryor! (Although it was Age Pryor who recommended Ryan Prebble's CD to me. heh)

    I did end up ordering Ryan Prebble's CD [album]Fruits[/album] recently and of the four CDs I ordered at the time, this one is the one I can't stop listening to. There's just something about it that has captured my attention. I suspect the overall sound of it is kind of typical of the general sound I'm enjoying these days. What that sound is, I hate to say, since my associations tend to go off on tangents. Let's just call it singer/songwriter without the heavy dose of cheese that can sometimes conjure. But really singer/songwriter is so incredibly vague. Blues? Delta? Experimental? Haunting? Soulful?

    Rather than get lost in trying to determine the sound -- I'll leave that to others -- I'll comment on just how much I love the rhythm of the songs and the simplicity of the sound. The inclusion of tap dancing on I Seen It is brilliant, and the overall arrangement of Coming Along is irresistable. …