Friday, April 25, 2014
It's really hard to update this blog when the Internet connection is about 12kbit/s. I cannot really stream anything, so I can't listen to new tunes. I am too broke to establish a connection ($90) here, so I am using my phone (1.5 GB per month... and I use that in a day). So, I do apologize. It's a been a creeping-lava-like progression for me. I did lose my job (despised it!) and found another the same day. But, the background check takes a week. I can say that where I live is nothing short of paradise. It's clean, safe, sunny, and friendly. Great views everywhere I go. I think I could have a future here, but that will require continued sacrifice (ie, going without American life-style luxuries).
Snowy Norway's Apoptygma Berzerk has this announcement: "Those of you held on to their cassette decks over the past years are finally rewarded with new food for their players: "7" is being re-released on cassette, including no less than 13 bonus tracks, and coming in 7 (!) different colors to choose from. The edition is strictly limited to 200 units." You can order your copy here.
Don't forget that Apop has covered Major Tom (Coming Home).
Chicago's In On It shared these delicate tracks with me. I really like the darker sound-bank used here. Another example of the varied forms of Synthpop.
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