heard on the wire

I’m lost in a world of digital sound

Pronit

Metal music, in all its multifarious incarnations, is a strange beast, lurching from the unlistenable to the uninhabitable, from the incoherent to the, well, even more incoherent.

And it’s not something that bothers me too often; there’s only so much a tattoo-free, short-haired, undenimmed 40–something-year-old man can listen to. Then something like this comes along.

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You best believe I’m in love, L-U-V

Cheap records

The problem with music blogs is that you have to wade through large quantities of mediocrity before you stumble upon a nugget of music that has you reaching for the download button. Regular readers may well be saying, “Tell me about it.”

Like panning for gold, often the trawling seems fruitless, but eventually it pays off, though if I hear another track on Indie Shuffle that “sounds like Two Door Cinema Club” I may be tempted to burn the place down, one door at a time.

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All the music on this site is posted to encourage listeners to enjoy it and then rush out and buy as many songs by the artist as they possibly can. Any artist, record label boss, publisher or other rightsholder who doesn't want their works featured here only needs to get in touch and the offending file(s) will be removed at the earliest opportunity.