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My favourite songs this week

I’ve heard some terrific new music lately, and I thought I’d share some of my favourite songs this week.

I don’t recall hearing this artist’s music before. This track is a great intro, though.

Nick Mulvey

I’ve been listening to more Nick Mulvey’s music, and enjoying many more of his songs. Here are my current favourites:

I have a growing “Liked Songs” playlist on Spotify that includes all of these tracks. It’s probably a bit too big to share directly, but these songs are some great highlights from songs I added recently to that playlist.

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Events and Life Music Travel and places

Vicarious adventures with GoPro

Vicarious adventures with GoPro

One of my new favourite YouTube channels is the GoPro channel. It’s an awesome channel for vicarious adventures, and some great music I wasn’t aware of. One of my favourite videos is this promo of the GoPro HERO6:

The track in this video is A Moment Apart by Odesza, and it’s my morning work anthem today:

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Music Wellbeing

The music that helps get me up those hills

I’ve been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I’ve experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time.

I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn’t really give me that extra oompf to get up the hills.

So I switched over to some music. I started off with “9 Dead Alive” by Rodrigo y Gabriela, but then it disappeared from Spotify (for me at least). I then bought the album, and loaded it onto my phone to play through another audio app on my phone

That worked for a run or two until I felt the need for something different. In the past, I’ve tended to go for movie soundtracks when I worked out, specifically instrumental soundtracks. With music from the likes of Batman, the Flash, and more, the playlist definitely has the drama to get up those hills.

Still, it didn’t quite hit the spot for me. So I looked at some of the music I’ve been listening to lately, and came up with my current “Going for a run” playlist:

This music isn’t exactly what you’d hear in a gym, or otherwise associate with some sort of workout but what I like about these songs is that they tend to have a great cadence for my current running pace.

I’ve used this playlist for about a week or so, and so far it’s helped move me along my current route at a decent pace.

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Music

Starting my week with rhythmic inspiration from Emancipator

I came across music by Emancipator in one of my Spotify playlists. I started to dig into some of the albums, and I really enjoy this music for general background music, as well as for work. A great starting point is this Spotify playlist:

Here’s some more information about Douglas Appling, aka Emancipator, in his YouTube About page:

A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling – more commonly known as Emancipator – has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling’s organic approach to electronic music production draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness.

One of my favourite albums so far is “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough“:

I’m still working through Emancipator’s albums, though, and I’m really enjoying the music. As is the case with an artist who just seems to produce so much great music, it’s difficult to pick out favourites. “Ocelot” from “Seven Seas” is a good one though:

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Events and Life Food and Drink Music

This song goes well with the smell of apples and cinnamon

My wife baked an apple crumble for us this cold and rainy afternoon. As the smell of apples and cinnamon filled it apartment, this song, Mountain Air by Cody Francis, was playing on Spotify:

As song and smell pairings go, this is a good one!

Update: Here’s what that smell was all about:

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Events and Life Music

Discovering Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist

It’s a pretty chilly, rainy weekend so we’ve had a pretty laid back weekend at home with our kids.

My wife and I re-watched the sci-fi classic, Serenity, for the nth time (still awesome after 13 years).

Afterwards, I switched over to some music and, instead of picking a favourite playlist, I opted for the Discovery Weekly playlist on Spotify. I haven’t listened to it before, and I wish I had done so earlier.

I don’t know any of the music we’re listening, but I’m enjoying most of it. I guess that’s the idea. 😊

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Mindsets Music

Great Spotify playlist to relax and unwind with

I really like this Relax & Unwind playlist on Spotify. Aside for it’s obvious purpose, I like it as a general purpose/background music/atmosphere playlist:

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Mindsets Music

Break Through it all with this track

I’ve been listening to the Lounge – Soft House playlist on Spotify a lot lately, and the Sons of Maria track, Break Through – Club Mix, really appeals to me. I have it on repeat at the moment.