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Five things #9

Here are the five things I thought were worth sharing this week: 

  1. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the football, but yesterday I found myself listening to one Iceland's greatest exports Sigur Rós and their fantastic album Kveikur.
  2. "What Is A Polyrhythm? — Beats Taking Turns" — Short video (less than 3 mins) with a graphic showing the polyrhythms... Very cool!
  3. Nils Frahm on reinventing classical music: “I like to treat the establishment like a cushion... I don’t throw it out of the window, but I like to shake the dust off it. I want to expand what it can be.” 
  4. Can we change who we are? One of my favourite podcasts, Invisibilia, returns with an exploration of personality.
  5. Seth Godin is an incredibly wise man. I read his blog pretty much every day and Sunday's post was poignant given all the political goings on this past week. 

That's all for this week. If you liked this, check out my previous Five Things posts or sign up to receive future posts straight to your inbox. Enjoy!

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Photo by  Robert Dickow

Photo by Robert Dickow


I love instrumental music. I don't know a huge amount of people who share my obsession but in case you're curious, which I hope you are, below is a playlist of my favourite instrumental tracks and albums on Spotify.

The playlist contains quite a variety of music all loosely categorised as instrumental. Including modern classical (a.k.a neo-classical), drone, electronic, minimalist, percussive — all sorts really. I'd suggest putting it on shuffle and skipping past anything that doesn't take your fancy, it's quite likely the next track will be completely different.

Artists featured include Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Stars Of The Lid, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jon Hopkins, Julia Kent, Max Richter, Peter Broderick and Rival Consoles... To name a few!


ps. If you have any recommendations please send them my way!

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