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Depeche Mode ‘Spirit’ – fast review and impressions

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I’ve been a long time fan of Depeche Mode. This band had probably one of the biggest influence on me since the early teenage years. I was lucky to witness and celebrate their triumph in the end of 80s / beginning of 90s. And I was also very disappointed about the end of ‘Alan Wilder’ era. Unfortunately, since ‘Ultra’ for …

80s, New Wave and Synthpop

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I’ve been thinking of writing a few posts about my new wave / synthpop influences already for quite a while. Finally, I’ve got a bit of time between writing/mixing my new record, so let’s start with a simple list of 10 most memorable new wave / synthpop artists and tracks. Not coincidentally – the tracks are almost entirely from the …

Honestly, is piracy really hurting indie musicians?

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When I released my first EP last year, I couldn’t even begin to think how hard it would be to gain public attention. Especially, if it’s not a momentary spike in interest you’re after – but something which lasts for some time. Unfortunately, to be at least somewhat noticeable in modern music reality one has to spend a great deal …

iPad, iPhone touch surface music apps

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It’s been already a number of years since ‘touch’ surface controls were introduced in various music production devices. I’m still fascinated by all these new controllers, but for some reason I can’t get myself to try one. Somehow I have expectations of ending up with something cool looking vs. actually useful. Since I’ve been a big fan / user of …