Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ear candy

I've been listening to a few good albums lately:

Zola Jesus - "Taiga"  (UK) (US)

First heard Zola Jesus support Fever Ray at Brixton Academy a few years ago. Couldn't make my mind up at the time, but I heard the track "Go (Blank Sea)" a couple of weeks ago and figured I'd take the album for a spin. It can be a little overpowering at times, but there are a few tracks which make my hair stand on end.

Integral - "Sercosa" (UK) (US)

I think I discovered Integral on one of the smaller labels I was looking at getting some Dirty Fire Project tracks published via quite a few years ago. Intelligently put together minimalistic IDM. Very atmospheric and really good headphone material.

Imogen Heap - "Sparks" (UK) (US)

Cannot express just how awesome this album is :) Imogen's album is a beautiful collection of sounds, vocals and lyrics. There's a bit in Xizi She Knows which catches me every, single, damn, time.

Currently reading: Jeff Noon - "Pollen" (UK) (US)

Bookmarks for 20141014

Some really useful advice for Azure website developers, especially if you happen to deploy from an external repository (e.g. Bitbucket, etc). This covers how to get web.config transforms working when you aren't in a situation of publishing direct to Azure from Visual Studio. Also, it covers how to tell Azure which project to deploy as your website, instead of it picking the first website in the assembly.


Awesome looking build-your-own-killer-death-robot game "Rise Of The Walkers".


Sony SmartEyeglass SDK. I had a go of a hardware preview for this at the XDA DevCon event in Manchester (both the hardware and the conference were awesome).


Currently reading: Jeff Noon - "Pollen" (UK) (US)