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Old 08-20-2018, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EDIT: I'll put suggested random album pickers here:

https://www.randomlists.com/random-albums?qty=1
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I hope this hasn't been done quite like this before.

It's a simple idea. Pick a random album through some means of your own choosing. Listen to all or part of it. Then write a bit about it. Not necessarily a review. A short reaction is fine.

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I simply went to Spotify and typed a few random letters into the search bar. My fingers hit "osf", so this came up and I listened to it:

the moon and the nightspirit - osforras
https://open.spotify.com/album/6YTGI5PoXfufQz11T66Kki


As the cover maybe kinda gives away, it turns out to be some sort of dark, acoustic folk music with some women singing in a manner that reminds me of some greek vocal folk I once heard. The music feels quite Middle Eastern tinged, or perhaps like something from the Balkans. I could of course Google it and solve the mystery, but for now, I'm fine with being pretty confused about where in the world this is from. Although, maybe the music and the spelling of the band's name makes me guess Turkey or some other country close to it. That would be my shotgun-to-the-head guess right now.

The music is generally fairly energetic. Sometimes going for a bit more somber feel. I am reminded of Warzaw Village Band during some moments.

Yeah... pretty cool so far actually. I'm saving it to my Spotify library for now so I can check it out again.

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So it doesn't have to be an album we haven't heard right? Or is the point to listen to something we haven't heard?
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So it doesn't have to be an album we haven't heard right? Or is the point to listen to something we haven't heard?
I was thinking something you haven't heard before. Forgot to make that clear.

But I guess you could also randomly find something form your collection that you haven't heard in ages.
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I was thinking something you haven't heard before. Forgot to make that clear.

But I guess you could also randomly find something form your collection that you haven't heard in ages.
Fair enough. I think either or works well, I was just wondering. I like the idea of talking about something I haven't heard so I may go that route.

Cool idea tho. Could be interesting.
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Fair enough. I think either or works well, I was just wondering. I like the idea of talking about something I haven't heard so I may go that route.

Cool idea tho. Could be interesting.
I think it's a good way to just find something unexpected. Depending on how you choose it, you might find something you'd never ever have thought to hear. And possibly something absolutely terrible. It's risky business.
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This seems a lot like the defunct Random Album Club from last year but I still like the idea.
You can generate a release at random from RYM using this link btw: https://rateyourmusic.com/misc/random
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This seems a lot like the defunct Random Album Club from last year but I still like the idea.
You can generate a release at random from RYM using this link btw: https://rateyourmusic.com/misc/random
That's cool! I may use this actually. Stay tuned for mine. May be later today.
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Second try:

"Aigner Gabriele - Klassik anders, vol. 2"
https://open.spotify.com/album/2CaqD4alIajJHsCW8O0xNl


Typed in the letters "aig" and got this album. Some kind of vocal jazz. The mix of jazz drums, piano and cello is neat, but the singer is a bit of an acquired taste. I can hear that right away. I'm feeling kind of annoyed after a few minutes of her caterwauling.

Second track sounds like some kind of show tune. Hmm... Not so sure what to say about this. It's not likely to survive this first encounter.

Gonna stick with it for a couple more songs, then either save the album on Spotify for later or forget about it.
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This seems a lot like the defunct Random Album Club from last year but I still like the idea.
You can generate a release at random from RYM using this link btw: https://rateyourmusic.com/misc/random
I vaguely remember that thread. I think everyone had to listen to the selected album there, like in the album club. This thread is more geared towards people just finding an album and taking a listen on their own. Then other people can listen if they want when someone says they found something special or whatever.

That RYM link is useful. I forgot how to do that.
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Yeah this idea seems much more relaxed. Sort of an extension of the albums you're digging / not digging thread but it's all in one thread. I actually may use this thread instead tbh.
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