YTD listened to: 294
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 156
Not good music:126
Buys: 11 (not all 2012 releases)
I need to listen to these guys Tczeebo but their recording has made a really good first impression.
Horse Feathers: Cynic’s New Year (I need to write a review for this record, but I think it’s going on my list).
Sidi Toure: Koima (I haven’t been able to add this record as I haven’t heard the whole record yet).
@@@ I found these guys Tczeebo over here at Dingus Music. I found a DIY, cross genre music blog on Hypem — I’m still a little bit in shock.
Second, these guys are good, folks should check them out.
Lastly, let me digress regarding this blog and this recording and how it relates to how I dream the music business would be. This Dingus blog operator is dedicated to listening at the fringes — can you imagine if there were 50 people listening across genres and at the fringe instead of 5 guys and 45 music blogs being spoon fed by music publicists? That’s a music world I want to live in.
In addition, this band has it right. You can go to Bandcamp and name your price and get their record in FLAC format. That is the shit and I have to give props to that.
The problem with this music business model, at this point in time, is that there is not a culture of aggressive music consumption on the listener side. Not enough music obsessives going out of their way to get to the fringe. But if it ever got to that point, man you could have a really good music scene/business develop from that.
@@@ From here at Slate, I got to Girl Talk‘s site here. And once you’re there, you can sample some of Girl Talk’s free mashups of sample based music.
If you’re a fan of popular music and you want to see it get mashed up and mixed with new vibes it might be work for you.