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Very Very Soon - Aaron Cormier

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Very Very Soon - Aaron Cormier

Do you ever find yourself in a place where you have to do something tedious? Maybe it’s spellchecking a document or changing the name of something you’ve used multiple times and you can’t use find and replace? I just spent the last hour swapping out URLs across the musicto website as we improve our search engine visibility - it’s tedious but it has to be done…

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The Finest Hour - Shibui Nigai

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The Finest Hour - Shibui Nigai

The thing with music and playlists is that there’s just so much great music already out in existence I can guarantee that theres amazing stuff you’ve never heard that will blow you away - particularly on a list like this. However - when you’ve listened to all the solo piano tracks and ambient beats with groovy string pads etc - every now and then you’re looking for something fresh to help with the writing process…

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Cold Blooded Blues (Burbank Remix) - Mike Casey

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Cold Blooded Blues (Burbank Remix) - Mike Casey

What if you’ve never seen Chinatown? What if Sam Spade and the Maltese Falcon are as foreign to you as a trap beat would be to Casablanca’s Sam? What if your only exposure to a saxophone is Lisa Simpson, hell - what if you’ve never heard Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street, or Bruce’s Jungleland or even Billy Joel’s Just The Way You Are, and hell, what if you have no idea who Charlie Parker or John Coltrane are, let alone know their sound?…

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Medication - Memoir

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Medication - Memoir

Another track from the candidates list - but strangely enough not the track that the artist recommended. Which is rare - ‘cos normally you have a listen and decide whether you dig the track or not and if you don’t you move on never to think about them again - but Riley Goltz - or “Memoir” as he performs under, had a secret weapon!…

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The Lake - Kevin Kerrigan

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The Lake - Kevin Kerrigan

I don’t know about you but after the “insanity” that was valentine’s day - I need a rest! And while we’ve spent the last few weeks grooving on beats or counterpoint induced grooves - it’s time to get back to home base with a delicately chilled solo pano track which is - to quote the composer - “nice to write to…”

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Venus - HOUNDTRACK, Too Much

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Venus - HOUNDTRACK, Too Much

I’m laughing ‘cos I’m going back through the tracks over the last few weeks and the energy level has been rising slowly but surely - I guess a reflection of just how much external input I need to keep going. Oh - not that it’s that dramatic - it’s just that as we slide into the end of the year I find that I’m pretty knackered and need more energetic music to keep me in the zone…

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