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#81 johnmartin

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

I am also big fan of listening music while working but I like light music not rocking because it gives me relief.

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

Best. Topic. Ever.

 

I like a lot of music while coding.

 

One that really gets me into this 'coding realm' is Alexi Murdoch, very nice and calm, almost therapeutical music.

But i also like music from animation movies :D (guilty pleasure right there).

 

And sometimes i like the somewhat 'less gentle' music such as Red: If we Only, Breathe into Me and pretty much everything from Red.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

I listen to iTunes radio quite a bit. The stations I listen to play about 5 adverts but they're the same ones over and over. The quality of the music isn't great, but it saves me creating playlists.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

I listen to music like opera, easy listening & country when working and browsing forums. But I need total silence when I am writing something like a proposal to a client or when I am reading an article. 



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

I love listening to music while working.

I found drum and bass work best - no lyrics...

 

I mainly use TuneIn Radio and listen mostly to Bass Drive, need to get my self a good set of headphones, can anyone recommend?



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:28 PM

Thanks for the tip on the headphones!

I will get Googling/eBaying for a some now!



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:31 PM

You're welcome - hope what you choose works out for you.

 

Anyone else want to humour this audiophile (I said AUDIOphile!) and share some tunes, I'd be grateful :) I appreciate this is a web design forum, but for me, music is a big wig while working (if freelance ;))



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:29 AM

YES! This thread is still going :D

 

Indeed! :D

 

Some more albums and singles I listen to:

 

Mumford and Sons

Kasabian

Space Oddity - The version sang by space astronaut Chris Hadfield :)



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

Heh Mumford and Sons is awesome :D I became a fan after this song:

 



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

Space Oddity - The version sang by space astronaut Chris Hadfield :)

 

It was too late for me last night, but brains kicked in and I realise now that this was Space Oddity. Not really a fan of the song (I like Life on Mars) but the video is excellent - thanks for sharing it :)

 

@Row - Little Lion Man is excellent :)



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:38 AM

I think Winter Trees is a good track, the video I thought was amazing.

Feeding the audiophile :D



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

"Rate yourself and rape yourself" - well said



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

I think Winter Trees is a good track, the video I thought was amazing.

Feeding the audiophile :D

 

Sorry - I overlooked this as I made a silly assumption that it was Mumford and Sons. I really like this - the video is absolutely stunning, but I see myself listening to The Staves - thanks for sharing :D



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:02 PM

I can't be asked to go round youtube looking for music, I just turn to spotify's radio or We Are Hunted.

my "get into action" tunes has got to be from Pendulum or Royksopp or Daft Punk. But when I need to relax a bit of Ulrich Schnaus.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Been listening to Daft Punk's Discovery and Alive albums again lately - not too fussed on Pendulum but I've been meaning to listen to Royksopp - so will give that a try if it's motivating/get's you into action.

 

Thanks for sharing :)



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

You're very welcome ! :-)



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the tip on the headphones!

I will get Googling/eBaying for a some now!

If you would like some informational facts on headphones, let me treat you with some knowledge.

 

Sennheiser: During my experience, I have found that Sennheiser is the choice for durability, and sound quality. I swear, I have beaten each pair of Sennheisers, and they still function as if it was first taken from the box. If you are looking a neutral/balanced pair of headphones(Clear mids, clear lows, and clear highs), go with Sennheiser.

 

AudioTechnia: Another great brand, AudioTechnia. AudioTechnia shines its highs, and lows. Lacks the mids, but still sound decent. Another downside about AudioTechnia, is the durability. AudioTechnia headphones are the most unreliable. I had a pair, don't remember because they were broken(The grill was purple, and was open air,) and the right driver failed. I had'em for 1 year, and had my Sennheisers for 4! So I was thinking that it was a bad model, so I decided to get a better model from AudioTechnia. Received my headphones, fresh from the box, and the right driver didn't work. From that moment on, I have given up on AudioTechnia Products.

 

AKG: Well built, and almost similar to Sennheiser when it comes to sound. However; not as rich compared to Sennheisers. Soundstage, however, is amazing in AKG headphones. With a great soundstage, 3D audio sounds great with'em.

 

Choose on your own, man. Just be sure you stay away from over marketed, and eye candy junkie headphones. These headphones are considered the worst for their price, and are built for eye candy, and not stability & quality.

  • Bose
  • Beats by Dr. Dre
  • Skullcandy
  • Maxell
  • Gummies
  • Turtlebeach
  • Gamecom
  • Razor
  • iFrogz

Headphones that are fairly decent, but still a bit overpriced.

  • Sony
  • Pioneer

That's it. You should also always check the frequency rate, and be sure to compare'em to other headphones. Maybe you could find a $2 pair of cans that have just a great frequency as a $20 pair of cans. Also watch for the impedance rate. The more Ohms requires more power to power the cans. Some people buy HQ headphones, and don't have the hardware to power their full potential. If you are just a headphone junkie, I suggest you buy an ASUS headphone sound card. Good luck :3


Edited by GoldRush98, 23 May 2013 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

I hope you're not going to kill me if I say Queen and David Bowie :D

"Under pressure" is very suitable for my working hours :)

And that Space Oddity version performed by commander Chris Hatfield was great :)



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

I hope you're not going to kill me if I say Queen and David Bowie :D

"Under pressure" is very suitable for my working hours :)

And that Space Oddity version performed by commander Chris Hatfield was great :)

 

What...?! Love both! Huge Queen fan (the band ;) and love a bit of Bowie (Flight of the Conchords anyone...?)



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:59 AM

Today I found Charlie Patton. I've been into the blues scene for a while and had never heard of this gentleman. I am so glad I have. If you haven't had a chance to listen to some ole' timey bluesmen then Charlie is one of the greats to get into. Queens rendition of the Beatles' song "when Im 64" on "the night at the opera" LP  was what hooked me forever. I mean if you could do a beatles song better than the beatles, then you ROCK!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:54 AM

We should have some break now and then and dance :D hehe 

 



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

What the...? Possibly taken some of the best music videos and fused it with C&C Music Factory...



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

I hope you're not going to kill me if I say Queen and David Bowie :D

"Under pressure" is very suitable for my working hours :)

And that Space Oddity version performed by commander Chris Hatfield was great :)

 

Bowie is awesome, 'the rise and fall of ziggy stardust' being my favorite album from him. I love the last track.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

I hope you're not going to kill me if I say Queen and David Bowie :D

"Under pressure" is very suitable for my working hours :)

And that Space Oddity version performed by commander Chris Hatfield was great :)

Yeah, they are both great. David Bowie is awesome, and yes, Space Oddity is an amazing song :3



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

I actually pay for the internet service with SiruxXM.  I stream Octane here at work and drive the others crazy!!!!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

Anyone got any good Spotify playlists to share? Preferably your own.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

Anyone got any good Spotify playlists to share? Preferably your own.

 

Don't use Spotify or playlists in general. What are you into? Might be able to make some suggestions to add to your list...



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

Thanks to Sky TV I got Hanni El Khatib stuck in my head ... could be worse eh :D



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

Thanks to Sky TV I got Hanni El Khatib stuck in my head ... could be worse eh :D

 

Never heard this, but it's pretty cool. Sounds like a combination of Finlay Quaye and Tom Morello ;)



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

Originally a 1930 ish sound track for a Betty Boop cartoon, earliest recording I can find is by Louis Armstrong. It's like No Speak Americano was an early track before Yolanda Be Cool :D



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

I like www(dot)rockin626(dot)com/‎



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:09 AM

Don't use Spotify or playlists in general.

 

:shok:

 

What are you into? Might be able to make some suggestions to add to your list...

 

I don't really have any playlists because i listen to a lot, I tend to shift genre every day. I don't think ill be able to stand chart music though, ever.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:19 AM

:shok:

 

 

I don't really have any playlists because i listen to a lot, I tend to shift genre every day. I don't think ill be able to stand chart music though, ever.

 

Don't know if you have a significant other (or kids) but something that comes with the package is having Viva! or 4Music playing back to back chart music. Coupled with requests for Taylor Swift and One Direction, I have to balance it out by playing something from my collection a little louder. Not sure if you'll scout for any of the following but here are a couple of artists I'm listening to this week (a mix of genres to whet your palette perhaps).

 

My Bloody Valentine (shoegaze), Sonic Youth (alternative), Boards of Canada (low-fi/ambience - [insert genre], Skream [dunno - some say DubStep], Jamiroquai [sure everyone knows], Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra [nothing like Reel Big Fish nonsense ;)], Soundgarden [woot woot!], James Morrisson [death metal] <cough cough>, Prodigy [let's say dance] and a bit of Faith No More [rock]. There loads more but these are the most recent. Be nice if anyone's interested in any of these :)



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

@4li4s

 

My Bloody Valentine  - Saw them a few years ago in France. 

Boards of Canada - Used to be my go-to music in college whilst working.

Jamiroquai - Big fan, especially the Stuart Zender years (traveling without moving mainly).

Soundgarden - Not listened to them a great deal tbh but Chris Cornell is a great vocalist.

Faith No More - Yup, quite a big Mike Patton fan in general.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

@4li4s

 

My Bloody Valentine  - Saw them a few years ago in France. 

Boards of Canada - Used to be my go-to music in college whilst working.

Jamiroquai - Big fan, especially the Stuart Zender years (traveling without moving mainly).

Soundgarden - Not listened to them a great deal tbh but Chris Cornell is a great vocalist.

Faith No More - Yup, quite a big Mike Patton fan in general.

 

MBV: Any good?

BoC: were the same for me at uni

Jamiroquai: probably my favourite album. That or Synckronized

Soundgarden: Love Chris, but he's got a bad rep for live stuff :(

Faith No More: Came to them late but as a big Mike Patton fan too (fav. vocalist), I come from the Mr Bungle era so was natural to listen to Faith No More. Trust you've heard Fantomas? Such the fan, I even have the Crank2 soundtrack by him!

 

Nice taste in music by the way ;)


Edited by 4li4s, 08 July 2013 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

MBV were pretty good, you could tell their on-stage sound was bad though because they slipped out of time occasionally.

 

A lot of my friends are Bungle fans, ive never listened to them really, but ive listened to Fantomas and Tomahawk quite a bit. The drummer of Tomahawk is in Battles, who are an awesome live band.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

Never heard of Battles - I'll check 'em out. Another one of my favs is Cardiacs, however 99% of people I've mentioned to hate them. I can understand why, but I think they're (were) great



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:27 AM

Never heard of Battles - I'll check 'em out. Another one of my favs is Cardiacs, however 99% of people I've mentioned to hate them. I can understand why, but I think they're (were) great

 

Ah Cardiacs are so good, I met the guitarist, he came over and played in a band called Chrome Hoof. We got drunk in a hotel with the band mates, it was awesome.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

Ah Cardiacs are so good, I met the guitarist, he came over and played in a band called Chrome Hoof. We got drunk in a hotel with the band mates, it was awesome.

Finally: Someone appreciative of the almighty Cardiacs! Was it one of the later guitarists - the younger one with long curly hair? It's so sad about Tim. Would have loved to see them play. I bet drinking with them would have been a blast!

 

** Just checked out Chrome Hoof - Like a bit of prog now and then. Interesting fusion. Watched the Tonyte video on YouTube. They looked like they were dressed like the guy from Babylon Zoo with Richard Aoyade (of IT Crowd) wearing face paint! ;)


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

Was it one of the later guitarists - the younger one with long curly hair?

 

Yeh that's the guy. Their music is so hard to get hold of.






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