I started using ListenBrainz instead of Last.fm this year, and I’m quite happy with it. It’s free and is easy to use I’d say.
Here are some of my stats from 2021, and honestly, the pictures below don’t show it all for sure. There are so much more with about the same playtime as those listed.
I also stream via YouTube Music, and those stats aren’t shown here. If they were, The Open up and Bleeds would most likely top everything. 🤘🏻The album Nocturne by Vangelis is my go to nighty-night music, so that would also be way up there.
With that being said, I really like everything in the pictures, and the full stats can be viewed here:
I’ve been listening more and more to London Grammar, which is in a genre (indie pop) I never really listen to unless it’s on the radio or in a movie/TV-show.
Their new album was released yesterday, and they had a release concert on YouTube with an after party for YouTube’s Premium members. I fell asleep so I missed the whole thing, but it’s still available.
I saw it a bit earlier, and it’s a well-oiled machinery behind this concert. Great musicians, production, and it looked really nice overall. The music was in focus of course, and the new album is amazing. The singles released prior to the album have all been damn fine.
They will waive their revenue share every first friday of the month of May, June and July. It’s music release day, so that’s extra cool. Also, if there’s something you want to pre-order, do it when they have these waive days, and also wishlist things and buy them during these days.
Starting now, for the next 24 hours, Bandcamp will be waiving our revenue share on all purchases. Let’s come together as a community to support artists impacted by Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/uJPX6UEt7g
I put this video on YouTube quite quickly after the concert, but I’ve had some issues with korp.no and kinda forgot to share it here. Hopefully my site issues has been resolved now, I will do a QC later.
Madrugada had a reunion tour celebrating the fantastic album that is Industrial Silence (1999). On December 7th 2019 it was their first of four concerts in Oslo, and it was awesome.
Madrugada was and has always been a great live band, where the music is the main thing. They certainly played around with some lighting and Sivert Høyem is wearing his discoball-jacket, but the music is their true strong point. We’re all missing Robert Burås of course, but Cato Thomassen is a brilliant guitarist and is filling the big shoes after Robert masterfully. I also saw him with Madrugada when they played at Oslo Spektrum in 2008, so I know he is capable and then some.
As for this video, it’s the first song of the concert, Vocal, and unfortunately the audio is a bit messed up. Still, it’s a long one, and the audio is quite okay and sometimes pretty good even… so I decided to upload it.