Hybrid, New Album: Disappear Here

Slightly off the usual topic of my blog – but I am obsessed with the band “Hybrid” (thanks to my friend Dave who originally introduced their music to me) and I have just discovered that they are releasing a new album on 29th March 2010 called “Disappear Here”.

The album is available to pre-order on Amazon and there’s a really good teaser for it on their site (www.hybridsoundsystem.com).

First impressions… AMAZING! Hints of their original and best quality work with lots of drum and base and their usual thick globules of classical. Fantastic. I can’t wait for the release date!

Get internet radio on a Nokia N-series phone!

I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS! Finally, I can now listen to my favourite radio station wherever I am, purely by plugging into my phone. Nokia have at last released “Nokia Internet Radio” for N-series users. It may be in beta at the time of writing but it sure works well.

Here’s the link to it: http://europe.nokia.com/explore-services/music/fm-and-internet-radio (updated 31-08-2009)
The N95 and E-series phones are supported.

There are masses of different stations to choose from and it looks like Nokia are plugging into the same internet radio station directory that the popular mp3 player WinAMP uses.

So far I’m very happy with it, ETN.fm is working like a dream, and with my monthly quota of 2GB of 3G lovliness from T-mobile for only £7.50 a month I can happily listen for over 90 hours! Doubt I’ll use that up any time soon 🙂

Thankfully for those of you who don’t get a good data package from your mobile provider (let alone a good signal all the time – which I don’t) it does support WiFi if your phone has it built-in and will adjust the data-rate upwards accordingly.

So we can now use our bluetooth headphones and wander around the office listening to endless trance and never need to rip a single track. Fantastic!