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Virtual Ruminant

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Today we recommend - oh I see you already got yourself a nice ice cream cone there, let me just sprinkle this little bit of extra on it, I promise you'll like it. There. Try it. It's nice, isn't it. Look, your arms are sparkling. See how the sunlight's suddenly brighter? Whoa, now you're on a beach in Trinidad! Now you're dancing at an open air party! Now you're having the time of your life!

It's on the house, friend.


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EdwardTivrusky

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Thanks to CrowsCrowsCrows Discord... this Cosmic Candy album from The Orion Experience is damned fine.



Unrelated added bonus found along the way...

Oh, now it makes sense... "The Fine Print (The Outer Worlds Song)"
 
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Tizoc

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One day I want to make an 80s music album/mix

I just like the music style of the 80s and the insturments used. Thing is I can't exactly Identify said insturments and 'effects' used in some of the songs from then.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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One day I want to make an 80s music album/mix

I just like the music style of the 80s and the insturments used. Thing is I can't exactly Identify said insturments and 'effects' used in some of the songs from then.
Look at some 80's Synths on the web i guarantee there will be a TON of VSX or similar plugins for them you can use.
If you have a Switch get the Korg Gadget app, also on iPad, i found this example tune.



Look for Retrowave/Synthwave/SynthPop instrument packs or tutorials that'll get you started too.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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I've been back listening to The Ting Tings after a bit of a hiatus and i'd forgotten what a great band they are.



Followed up by some of the amazing music that's growing up in Austrailia. There's going to be a big Aussie music explosion in the next few years with the number of great bands cutting their teeth and honing their craft over there. Especially Punk.



Some fine down-under mulletry being showcased here.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Such a stylish game and so far a fantastic soundtrack not a low-effort slowed down Vaporwave cliche ( which is valid in the "artform", i suppose, thinking too hard about the philosophies behind these new genres makes my head hurt at times ) and damn does this game get all the aesthetics right... and the jabs at society are going to upset some people for sure. Love it. Will post more tracks both OST and not as i go along.
 

Virtual Ruminant

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The weird adult-contemporary muso-waiter character usually posting here has the weekend off, so today's recommendation is some actual video game music straight from myself:


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I suspect this track was a leftover from the Mafia III soundtrack sessions, but wow, what a gem. It works nicely enough in the background of exploring the Underdark caves in Yoku's Island Express, but on its own it becomes so much more for me - when I listen to it and close my eyes, I see starry timelapses in Arches National Park and slow panning flyovers of the dusty mesas in Monument Valley, thanks to cinematic blues guitar work that would do a late Dire Straits-era Mark Knopfler proud.

Just wow. And this on a soundtrack for a cute Metroidvania starring a dung beetle who is also a pinball. Video games, man.
 
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If anyone is in the mood for some downtempo tracks, here's a selection:


Coppice Halifax - Tigress



Cult48 - August 84



Milieu - Night Winds Detuned



? - November Air

 
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EdwardTivrusky

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I wasn't going to post this til tomorrow but it's been stuck in my head all day so i may as well inflict it upon you all so it's bouncing around in your heads on the actual day.

 

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"Carousel" by Such Small Hands / Melanie Howards (bass for The Wedding Present)

beautiful melancholic album, full of sad songs, lovely mix of electronica, acoustic guitars, fragile singing. Its lovely, personal, honest. Highly recommended.

 
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For fans of Oingo Boingo, the quarantine earlier this year was good for something: Danny Elfman made an unlikely return to material from the band he laid to rest 25 years ago, and re-recorded the track Running on a Treadmill at his home, just for fun:


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Speaking of Covid-19 related musical matters: after a failed attempt to revive Soul Coughing (a personal favourite band of mine), former lead singer Mike Doughty decided to return to recording in a style close to his former band, as Ghost of Vroom (a reference to the title of Soul Coughing's first album).
With the help of Mario Caldato Jr. (producer/collaborator of bands like Beastie Boys, Super Furry Animals, and more), he recorded the following Covid-19 inspired track:

 

Kuroyume

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God Bless You Americans

This song is dedicated to all the people who have a deep love to share in order to have a better life, every new day is a great gift and the gifts are precious. No more wars, no more guns, no more racism, sometimes we forget that we all come from the same place and that the only thing we need is just love.

Peace Dave Rodgers
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Here's a few tracks from the highly underrated Stan Ridgway.
For those unfamiliar with his solo work (post Wall of Voodoo), it's well worth discovering.





 
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Be on the lookout for Thurston Moore's new album By the Fire, out on Friday.
The album has been getting rave reviews, with reviewers calling it some of his best recorded material, if not his best yet (Sonic Youth included).



I'm starting to believe the hype, considering how much I enjoyed even the material that won't be part of the album, like:



Anyway, here's the most recent advance track from the album, Siren:



And, the previous one (and my favourite so far):




I can't say I particularly cared much for Sonic Youth's later material, but his post-Sonic Youth albums with the Thurston Moore Group (which includes My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe on bass, and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums, among others) are great stuff.
I bought their first album right after I caught the band at a festival, and since then every album has been worth the wait.

A few examples from the previous two albums he recorded with the new band:




 
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