I listen to a lot of ambient music during the day while I work — I’ve always listened to something in the background while writing — generally instrumental stuff streamed through Last.fm which I can tune out but which gets rid of the bleak silence of my office hereon the Cape or in Manhattan. I’ve noticed over the last six months a lot of music incorporates people speaking — not singing — fragments of everyday conversations over the music. This is not singing. This is talking. Thank god Last.fm has a “ban” button so I can banish this stuff forever. But I swear there’s more of it and it keeps coming.
I give you “Little Fluffy Clouds” by The Orb.
And finally, “Close Your Eyes and Daydream” by Obfusc. This one was the last straw and forced this rant out of me.
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I do like it when you go on a rant. Where’s the post on the baseball Hall of Fame selections (or lack thereof)?
Everyone’s trying to be a modern day Pink Floyd – The Wall. I do give a pass to Public Service Broadcasting’s “The War Room” though. Old WWII correspondent style reports woven into instrumentals — I think it’s done really well.
Oh, I’ve got the same pet peeve.
There’re a couple of songs with a nice soft speech, which is pleasant to listen to. Yes, those clouds are must-ban…