ECM Records

ECM Records now Streaming

This is great news for every contemporary, jazz and experimental music fans. The highly renowned, highly respected Independent label ECM Records has launched its entire catalogue to all major music streaming platforms. ECM’s focus is primarily on contemporary, jazz and classical music. Mostly instrumental. As of Friday 17 November, music from the likes of Keith … Continue reading ECM Records now Streaming

Halloween Sound Generator

Deserted Soundscapes Generator for Creepy Halloween Sounds

This is my "treat" AND trick for Halloween. In the night where all fears and phantoms are celebrated, you need a proper soundtrack. You could choose among the thousands and thousands of Halloween playlists on Spotify or other streaming services, but, in pure Clever Gear fashion, it's WAY cooler to create your own. How can … Continue reading Deserted Soundscapes Generator for Creepy Halloween Sounds

Ash by ibeyi

Streaming of the Week – Ash by ibeyi

This is one of the records I was most excited for in 2017. ibeyi is the band name of two Cuban / American sisters whose mix of unique voices, deep electro beats and impeccable songwriting produced, in 2015, one of the most surprisingly stunning albums I've heard in a long time. If it is true … Continue reading Streaming of the Week – Ash by ibeyi

Apple Music

Apple iOS 11 supports FLAC – lossless audio codec. Kind of.

Let's face this, Apple. Sometimes you guys are moronic - you don't support "de facto" standards only to try to impose yours. It happened multiple times over the years. - sometimes you won the battle, sometimes you didn't. This time, you look like you surrendered to evidence - FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Compression) is the … Continue reading Apple iOS 11 supports FLAC – lossless audio codec. Kind of.

nadine shah holiday destination

Streaming of the Week – Nadine Shah Holiday Destination

Nadine Shah is a British singer/songwriter/musican. And a very talented one. She has recently released her third album, "Holiday Destination", which to me is her best and yet more accessible to date. Nadine has a great, haunting voice that's reminiscent of her Pakistani origins and writes songs about very serious issues (mental health, for example). … Continue reading Streaming of the Week – Nadine Shah Holiday Destination