‘Refurbished’ music by Planet Boelex.

if you listen closely to every episode of the Knightwise.com podcast, you are in fact, very familiar with the artist mentioned above. Our outro track is known as ” Sisumies”, a collaboration between Mosaic and Planet Boelex. It’s been a little quit around Planet Boelex after his release of the wonderful album “Suntaa” , so we are very happy to report that there are new sounds emanating from the north as winter is coming. (Can you tell we are watching Game of Thrones  ?) Today we bring you the new track by Planet Boelex “Refurbished”  The track is available on bandcamp as a drm free and money free download.. So get it now.

You can support Planet Boelex by buying his albums online

“Refurbished” by Planet Boelex (Track).

“Suntaa” by Planet Boelex (Album).

“Various” by Planet Boelex. (Album)

Meanwhile , enjoy the full “without me blabbering over it” version of Sisumies.

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Track of the week : Terpene by Carbon Based Lifeforms.

We close up the hectic week with a great track from “Carbon Based Lifeforms” When I’m not listening to podcasts in the car, I usually switch to some downbeat music to chill me out and make the drive to work a little more bearable. My monday morning routine does require me to ONLY listen to music on the first commute of the week  and one of the tracks I’ve been playing over and over is this one : Terpene. You can’t talk about food and you can’t write about music. So just hit play and chill out.

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Find duplicates in your iTunes library and think long and hard what to do with them

My hairdresser ( of all people ) came to me with an interesting question. He had 14 copies of Michael Jackson. I suggested he would start hiding his children, but it turned out he referred to his iTunes library. These 14 duplicate songs resided in several playlists throughout his massive library. His question was ” how do I track and remove duplicate songs ? “. My counterquestion was ” why should you want to ? ”

Tracking and deleting duplicate songs in iTunes is a doozy. The system is however flawed. Lets say we deleted 12 of the 13 instances of ‘Billy Jean’ out of iTunes. This would give us just one remaining playlist where the track remains and 12 others that have been ” Billy Jean lobotomized.”
This would have devastating results for the Billy Jean play count and would push a track so great that 13 different cd’s, albums and playlists decided to include it. Billy Jean would become an obscure track, only residing in the one untouched playlist.

If iTunes worked right it would delete the 12 duplicates but would “link” the gaps to the remaining tracks, that would be the only logical course of action leaving the user experience intact. But in the end the question is : Why would we want to delete them. With an average mp3 track at 3 meg and the average harddrive at a terrabyte .. Why bother ?

Still : the people behind Apples support article on “how to delete duplicate tracks from iTunes” still have some thinking to do.
Link : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2905

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VID : Modem sound, slowed down 700 times makes for scary atmospheres

While looking for content for the next intro tune for the Knightwise.com podcast, I came across this little gem : The sound of a dial-up modem slowed down 700 times. I am not really sure to be completely spooked by this sound or to sit down and have it playing as some kind of background ambient track, because its a bit of both.  If you ever complained dial-up was slow, imagine how beautiful it would have been if it was 700 times Slower.

For those of you who like this kind of stuff : See how the slowing down Justin Bieber’s “Baby Baby” makes for a great ambient track or have a satanic ritual with the TROLOLOLOLO song in the background (slowed down 800 times)

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CULT : Time to chill : Meet Solar Fields.

Time to chill into the upcoming weekend with a great track I found on the Spacemusic podcast. If you don’t know Spacemusic and you ARE a fan of ambient and electronic music ? You have been missing out BADLY for the last couple of years. Podcaster supreme ‘TC’ puts together great shows with the best in ambient and electronic music giving you a fantastic show to listen to. Thats where I found out about these guys : Solar Fields. Talking about music is like reading about food. Its pointless so .. just enjoy the clip below ( Full volume required) and you will be buying their stuff on Itunes before the track comes to and end. Enjoy “SOL” by Solar fields. Check them out on Itunes and be sure to subscribe to the Spacemusic Podcast.

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