Radiohead topped the artist chart again with Olafur Arnalds in a not too distant second place. I was quite surprised that he didn't crack the top ten in either of the last two months as he's one of my go-to artists whatever my mood!
If it looks like I went on a bit of a Radiohead binge in May... You are very much correct! I hadn't listened to them in ages and I'd definitely forgotten how good they are. So I made amends in spectacular style!
Jonas Bonnetta is the only new discovery to crack my Top 10 lists from May. His album All This Here is excellent.
A Shepard tone is a sound illusion that gives the impression of a continually ascending (or descending) tone. The video above has some great examples of why they are so great for building suspense and tension.
I thought I might share some of the music I've been listening to recently. So courtesy of last.fm, the list above is my most played albums from April. Here's an extended list (I listened to tracks from 268 albums in total).
I recently purchased a pair of Sonos Ones (one for the kitchen and another for the living room). As a result, I've been listening to a lot more music than in previous months — which is saying something as pre-Sonos I listened to a lot of music anyway!
I only just discovered Jean-Michel Blais and his album II. It's become a new favourite for playing in the background whilst I'm working or reading, which explains the number one spot on the list.
Kendrick Lamar is the other notable artist on the list (his music is a little different from Jean-Michel's). I hadn't listened to Kendrick Lamar in quite a while, but as he just won a Pulitzer for his album DAMN. I thought I should probably give it a listen — it's a great album, well worth the hype!
My drumming has made it onto vinyl for the first time! Well, I think it's the first time... If it has happened before I don't know about it!
I'm so happy to have played a part in the making of this album by Matt Cade. He's a lovely chap and it was a cool project to be involved in.
When I have information on where you can listen to the album I'll let you know.
Take 5 minutes to watch this. It's incredible.
Martin Molin designed and built the entire machine (14 months work) and composed the music. There are some incredibly talented people out there and Martin is clearly one of them!
Visit www.wintergatan.net to learn more about the project and how the machine was made.