I came across this pretty interesting comment under an Amon Tobin video where he mentioned "sea of content". The underline of that is Amon being advised to releasing some content straight to paying fans under a subscription rather than releasing them in the open field, as they could "get lost in the sea of content rather than found in the playful paddling pool of creative exploits".
Here it is:
You're right it is a vast sea of content out there.
I feel my brain slowly being rewired to consume content rather than
enjoy it as I mindlessly scroll through various feeds. I remember when I was in high school and I bought master of puppets.
That CD didn't leave my stereo for months and back then I feel
I was almost better at the art of enjoyment. Now, rather than being centered and at peace enjoying a work by
an artist, I can feel a slight anxiety in my subconscious because
there is a vast amount of content out there that I'll probably like
but haven't heard yet, and so instead of giving it a second listen
or even letting the song I'm enjoying finish I click on the next song
like a glutton for sonic nourishment that I'm not even appreciating.
-- commenter on Youtube.
I understand this, but I'm just unfortunate enough to become overloaded with too much new content. :')
It's pretty unfortunate with the rise of streaming services and "millions of songs at your fingertips", and "This artist released new EP", "Watch ZYX' new music video", tons of recommendations from more or less followed curators and so on.
That's kind of why I am pretty unplugged as a listener. I try to be true to myself and see if I really want to look for new content instead of listening to that fabulous album I am already somewhat attached to...
How do you see this sea of content and how do you work around this?