It feels endless and anarchic, a riposte to the algorithmically determined monoculture behind everything from the Spotify Recommended section to ghost kitchen-reheated delivery food. Bandcamp, and the half-billion dollars it has paid to artists since its inception in 2008, is real.
Bandcamp is great. It’s refreshing to find a company like this that really does care about artists and music. I’ve built up quite a collection of Bandcamp purchases now.
The weather was wet and miserable today but things brightened a little when I followed a link to this album, The Stubborness Of Things by Peter Rogers (Bandcamp). I had one listen through and bought it soon after. My new “Good Things” Twitter list is bearing fruit already.
Sad but not entirely unexpected news of Tim Smith’s death. Cardiacs and Tim Smith made the world a better place if you were open to the music. The songs will continue to do that for me. It’s great to see all of the media coverage today despite the total indifference to Cardiacs in the past.
Official Cardiacs site
I don’t often buy vinyl these days but when I do it tends to be things like double album picture discs by Sparks.
Spent a part of the morning ripping CDs to add to the hi-res music player I bought recently.
I hadn’t done any ripping for a long time, considering it a thing of the past, but I quite enjoyed the process. There’s something quite calming and satisfying about the process of ripping, filing, and making sure all the tags are imported correctly.
Now I have the (almost) complete back catalogue of Joni Mitchell in Flac files to listen to on headphones and sounding very nice. The Kate Bush box set is next.