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Great record!!! This year he released Chrome Dreams which was shelved for like 45 years, amazing record too.

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The Kinks - Father Christmas

And some of its covers, Bad Religion, and our fave, the one from Letters To Cleo.

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Various Artists - A Very Special Christmas

Getting in the mood for LMC25 :lol:

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This is 'Sharayo', from Guy Sigsworth and Imogen Heap, once known as Frou Frou, sung in a foreign oriental language,
and quite peaceful

https://youtu.be/9B8NruMXvN0

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the Atmospheric Breaks stream on di.fm

new to all of this

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Below is a List of Music I discoverd during 2023 on YouTube.
So, therefor this is the Music I listened in 2023.

Still searching,still listening, still downloading and collecting,
which means: recording to the good old Audio Tape Compact Cassette.

Absolute Elsewhere
Analogue Sunshine
Arrival On Solaria
Astronaut Ape
Atila
Atmosphera
Axis Ensemble
Jason Achilles
Michael Aadal Group

Beautiful Space Orchestra
Jean Beauvoir

Casiopea
Cathedral
Clearlight
Coma
Cosmic Lord
Crosswind

Desert Dwellers
Dice
Distant Dream
Drapaka
Dreamstate Logic
Dutch Treat
Mohini Dey

Charlie Elgart
Earthside
Elder
Eleventh Vibration
Entomongaku
Epica
Episodes In Oceanography
Et Cetera
Etna

Fal Fret
From Grotto
Nils Frahm
Phil France

Galactica
Gambardella
Go Go Penguin
Gongzilla
Gravy Train
GunShip
Kinga Glyk
Ray Gomez

Hands
Happy The Man
Heilung
Hyakkei
Tim Hecker


Iguana
IQ
Island
Jiro Inagaki And His Soul Media
Kenichiro Isoda
Masaru Imada Quartett

Jazz Jousters
JYoshi
Nick Johnston

Denis Krupin
Himiko Kikuchi
Kabasa
Kaminanda
Kayak
Kenji Kawai
Khruangbin
Koinonia
Kolyma
Kota Kota
Ryo Kawasaki
Takashi Kokubo

Lockwood
Lo Greco Brothers
Loosers Game

Hedvig Mollestad
Macroblank
Mammal Hands
Maneesh De Moor
Many Names
Melt
Moby Play
Rick Miller

Nanot
Naxatras
Nova
Nucleus
Numatik

Oblique Occasions
Omega Sun
Osi And The Jupiter
Out Of Focus
Steve Orchard
Yuji Ohno Project

Kris Peterson
Pacific Eardrum
Paladin
Peikko
Phi Psonics
Phoniks
Plini
Proteus
Pulsar
Pyramid

Quasar

Hania Rani
Przemek Ratowski
Rukirek

Hiromasa Suzuki
Janne Schaffer
Kalya Scintilla
Nala Sinephro
Nanna Barslev
Nicky Skopelitis
Scope
Sea Level
Shadow Fax
Shigeo Sekito
Silent Temple
Sleeping Pandora
Slide Five
Slowerpace
Solfyr
Speed Limit
Structures Without Rooms
Svaneborg Kardyb
Valeriy Stepanov

Masayoshi Takanaka
Soichi Terada
Tales Under The Oak - Trilogy
The Fierce And The Dead
The Fifth Below
The O Band
The Pioneer
The Players With Hiromasa Suzuki
The Section
The Witch Doctor
The World We Live In
Thurmin
Toe
Trance
Tropea
Twenty Sixty Six


Hiromi Uehara Trio Projekt
Ugly Custard
Under Milkwood

Vesuve

Cedar Walton
Chip Wickham
We Lost The Sea
Willowglass

Hiroshi Yoshimura
Tatsuro Yamashita

Rolf Zero
Zinc
Zopp

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@Tippe big list! I have only heard of 3 of them - Nils Frahm (long-time fan), Khruangbin, and Hania Rani who I saw in concert last year and love her music. I even bought several albums on Bandcamp of all of them.

Not sure why you would use cassettes to record Youtube music. You can save the audio to your computer with yt-dlp.

Code: Select all

yt-dlp -x <url-of-video>

Quality is usually quite good since they switched to Opus as the default codec. Varies depending on the source of course.

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I still love to play audio cassettes and also long play records.

Of course, before recording to audio cassette, I extract the audio track from the video.
After that I'm using Audacity to check and edit the track.

This is needed, as lots of these YouTube videos/audio tracks do have some short Dropouts of around 0.0010 seconds.
If there's not too many of them, I remove them via Audacity.
If everything is fine after listening the first time completely,
I do convert them to .mp3 and collect them on the computer.

For recording I use the edited track by playing it in Audacity.

Though, to switch on the amplifier, tape deck and to insert a cassette goes much faster than booting the computer to listen to music. And it is less power consuming from my experience, as I need the amplifier also to listen to music via computer.

I have download helper installed into my Firefox browser.
This downloads to .mp4 usually, which returns .m4a audio tracks after extracting.
Maybe that's the cause of the dropouts?

How does buying albums on band camp work?
Did you get a CD then?

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Tippe wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:24 am

I do convert them to .mp3 and collect them on the computer.

Converting lossy formats to another lossy format is doubly degrading the audio. Youtube native format is Opus so I always save in Opus and computers play Opus very well; it's a much better format than mp3 which I generally avoid.

How does buying albums on band camp work?
Did you get a CD then?

It's an artist marketplace so it depends what the artist offers. Peter Gabriel's i/o album for instance is available for digital download in a number of formats both lossless and lossy, and vinyl or CD - https://petergabriel.bandcamp.com/album/i-o (brilliant album BTW)
I always download FLAC format from Bandcamp.
Most artists offer a choice although vinyl is often limited release.

Also:
https://nilsfrahm.bandcamp.com/ "Tripping With Nils Frahm" is my current favourite, and I love "Graz"
https://haniarani.bandcamp.com/ "On Giacometti" and "Esja" are favourites
https://carbonbasedlifeforms.bandcamp.com/music Love all their albums :wink: 8)

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In my operating system .opus files are played only by VLC player.
If alsaplayer could play them, I would probably let them as .opus.
But, I need sometime to edit them because of the dropouts.

However, .mp3 VBR at 256is fine for me and my portable player which
doesn't have much space to store music on it.

Thanks for the info.
Does one need to register to bandcamp to buy music from them?

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Tippe wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:09 pm

Does one need to register to bandcamp to buy music from them?

No.

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I keep seeing the name 'John Dowlands' in music forums, so had to investigate. Here is a master Lute musician
playing a collection of Downland's songs, the music starts at 13:35 after an informative intro. Around 55 minutes
of music from ages past. looks like it was played in one session. 8)

https://youtu.be/Sb_TtAGbPMU

( a free 32 bit windows plugin with lute-like capabilities is Krakli Software's 'Richman 2' )

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Warmed up with BoC's "The Campfire Headphase" and now on with Telefon Tel Aviv's "Fahrenheit Fair Enough".

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