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I bought an iPhone

So I finally joined the future and upgraded my mobile to an iPhone 4S. I’ve had it for a couple of months now, which I think is enough time to build a solid impression of what it’s like to use the thing.

I’m not going to go too much into the positives, because they’re pretty obvious, and I can’t really judge them against the competition. What I will say is that the retina display is impressive, as is the camera (from what little I’ve used it, and I haven’t shot any video yet), and the battery life is fair enough considering it’s more a mini-computer with a phone than a phone with computery extras.

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Chord reviewed

Cover art for Gmaj7 by Chord

My latest on Thumped is a review of Gmaj7, the third proper full-length from Chicago ‘power ambient’ ensemble Chord. Do check ’em out if you’re into drone type stuff.