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Cardenio I

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Music to Work Too
« on: November 11, 2019, 11:13:13 AM »
I work a boring office job with a window right by a loading bay, so I like to stick the old buds in while I work. If I'm doing tedious shit I can listen to anything, but if it requires concentration or involves much writing I cannot have lyrics. This usually means I end up listening to gentle stuff like Brian Eno, Bill Evans, or those 40ish minute youtube videos called "lofi hiphop beats to study and sleep to", with all the comments underneath about having a joint and remembering being a kid in love and shit. But I'm open to some less vanilla suggestions, something to get the blood pumping and quicken my pace of work a bit.

So - what tunes do you work to?

BlodwynPig

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 11:23:15 AM »
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Cardenio I

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 11:25:09 AM »
Wrote the wrong "too" didn't aye.

Anyway, it's not a list thread. It's a question about listening habits in late capitalism, Cambrian swine

BlodwynPig

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 11:35:32 AM »
I find it difficult to listen to any music while working on something taxing. Glacial ambient is about my limit.

仮想夢プラザ & Useless - Clarity

is perhaps the best choice although there is a stab of white noise in the first track that jolts me out of my chair

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 11:36:58 AM »
used to quite like PAULSTRETCH playlists, - where people slow songs down to very long lengths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE-JhZ_L_g8&list=PLvKqTtXL2JAc8Z_xEMDMV7BxdA3d5rq8k

a good chunk of stuff here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nOmzwXLH_o&list=PLKnoRq__46Bw40elLsV9lAqMLrY76te3Q


creates an interesting time dialliation.

ive got a 12 hour long playlist of these kind of things on my computer i keep meaning to upload to youtube one day

Captain Z

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 11:38:34 AM »

Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 05:29:30 PM »
It's a bit hit and miss, but Flow State has turned me on to some decent stuff. They send recommendations every weekday morning, with links to the most popular streaming sites. Mostly instrumental and they flag it up if there are lyrics.

Twed

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 05:36:34 PM »
I have found that I have concentration issues more and more as I age, and that anonymous, driving techno does wonders to keep me focused.

This is my current go-to: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0B3WoheGNqol1B69LM9Y8n?si=7mqJ2BrOTPeloRj4qg_8Tw

There's also the beautiful http://musicforprogramming.net/ if you're after something with better curation and overall quality. Sometimes it crosses the line into being too interesting though. I usually just need stuff that sounds like somebody competent spending ten minutes with ReBirth RB-338 really.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 06:33:39 PM »
The Timewriter is pretty decent to send you deeper into thineself, basically dancing on the keyboard to the rhythm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZSeG80fDRU

All Surrogate

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 07:18:47 PM »
The Brandenburg Concertos

Though I feel somewhat guilty having them as 'background music'.

Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 11:30:24 AM »
I have found that I have concentration issues more and more as I age, and that anonymous, driving techno does wonders to keep me focused.

This is my current go-to: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0B3WoheGNqol1B69LM9Y8n?si=7mqJ2BrOTPeloRj4qg_8Tw

There's also the beautiful http://musicforprogramming.net/ if you're after something with better curation and overall quality. Sometimes it crosses the line into being too interesting though. I usually just need stuff that sounds like somebody competent spending ten minutes with ReBirth RB-338 really.

Thanks for that Twed - listened to that second Datassette mix on the way home last night - lovely.

Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 01:23:48 PM »
I generally stick to Boards of Canada, Stars of the Lid kind of stuff. Recently I've been listening to Sequence One by Light Conductor, which is really spacey & ambient.

Also some Washed Out, Memory Cassette/Memory Tapes and A Sunny Day In Glasgow for stuff with vocals.

Head Gardener

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2019, 12:20:03 PM »


this is my Monday soundtrack


Shaky

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 12:27:20 PM »
I've switched to ultra-monotonous employment now but ambient-esque stuff just doesn't get me through that sort of work. I need grind-core, insane free-form jazz, fuck-ugly noise and podcasts.

Glebe

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Re: Music to Work Too
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2019, 06:24:58 PM »
Smashing Pumpkin's Siva is pretty riff-tastic and should make a pleasant background accompaniment... erm... RATM's eponymous debut? Dunno wot else at the mo.