Digest May 2021

This post is part of the Digest series.

First of all, finally finished “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera and it was the best book I’ve read in years. On to the music.

Starting with Eastern-sounding grooves that I’m betting will make your hips move.

This one is instrumental and lacking the deep vocals of other songs, but the energetic drums, sax and violin make up for it.

I keep coming back to Tindersticks. It’s music condensed, and the vocals seem to be the result of illegal genetic hybridization between Nick Cave and the later David Bowie.

Psychedelic and stoner framed as classic rock.

Well, they don’t beat around the bush, and it’s hard to ignore them! Luckily, I don’t want to.

This one is new to me, thanks @Stijn for the tip.

The original desert rockers:

I published the previous digest a day before the release of “Superwolves”, the sequel (after 16 years) of the legendary collaboration “Superwolf” between Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeney. The album is again beautifully weird. The articulated and diverse guitar playing in concordance with the haunting clean vocals of BPB … results in pearls like this:

Version control on notebooks using pre-commit and Jupytext <-- Latest

Mnemonic for closed-form Bayesian univariate inference with Gaussians <-- Next

Deepfake Reality <-- Previous

Getting a grip on programmer jargon <-- Random


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