In other news I have now listened to every DARK COUNTRY album available on iTunes and can summarize every song in this genre as follows:

Devil's comin' (mmm hmmm hmmm)
Where is God?
No-one knows (mmm hmmm)
But the Devil's comin'
(evil harmonica solo)

... also I stg every second song is a cover of "Run On" which, honestly, as someone in an irreligious country who only knew this as being a 90s-era Moby hit was initially *very* confusing.

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... Aa-aa-and now I've fallen into the wild world of production music, specifically Extreme Music:

extrememusic.com/

I kind of knew this was A Thing (it's basically "stock photos but music") thanks to a friend introducing me to Two Steps From Hell a few years back. But IDK I always find this facet of the music industry fascinating because I guess it's not particularly transparent to normies how it actually functions?

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And also maybe because there's something... aesthetically jarring about how it doesn't really mesh with the popular concept of The Rockstar™️, i.e. as an individual artist whose brand is themselves?

(Even though that's nonsense given a lot of popular music nowadays is produced in more-or-less the same fashion, it's just less honest about it. And also that, like, musicians also have to eat and have reliable incomes and so on.)

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