back when i started this blog in, oh, 2004, i tried to run a little 'mp3 of the week' thing. and i've noticed that these days, what with the internets being on all the time, people don't really put up individual mp3s to download anymore; they put them up to stream all over the place, sure, but not as a file. what's interesting is that music is downloadable, both as podcasts and complete albums. i'll go one further; i reckon that in the last few months, i've downloaded a free album onaverage once a week.
that includes label samplers as well as 'real' albums, of course, but the real albums are pretty damn real. the point is: i used to do 'free mp3 of the week'. now, if i wanted, i could happily do 'free album of the week'.
i was inspired to write this post after discovering the shizit (well half of them anyway) have put out a new album. i was going to say how having downloaded it, it seemed a bit old fashioned now, a bit post-slipknot in the age of genghis tron and drumcorps.
and i need to say i'm still buying cds, in fact i've just splurged on quite a few having got money again.
and i need to say genghis tron are fantastic, and their first e.p. is just a wilfully genre hopping sound mashup that doesn't really go as far as making actual songs as much as an excuse to try and shock you, structured only in it's attempts to defy your expectations, whereas there latest is real, pure, structured goodness.
and i need to say i don't know if the above comparison of metal-tronica bands is over absolute developments in music or just developments of my tast.
but i don't have time. i'm too busy.