I've come across an internet mystery (I know, not that weird, but stay with me).
This pianist (James Brook-Cruz Spotify link) on Spotify has (or had, rather) two albums only, of the complete Chopin Nocturnes. The playing is beyond bizarre (best described as loud, verging on straight up banging, honestly sounds like it could be a player-piano / synthesized digital recording?) and yet it was the second most popular Chopin Nocturnes album (over a million plays, suspiciously every track with almost identical 70-some thousand play count).
I included a clip of the artist in a music podcast I do (I'm a pianist/composer) and after I published it, the mystery pianist is gone from Spotify, mysteriously. The only thing I can find about this person is on other streaming sites (amazon, itunes, loudr, rdio, playax, etc.)
I'm thoroughly invested in figuring out what's going on with this recording now. Did my podcast really prompt the owner of this recording to eliminate it from Spotify?? Hard to believe, I really don't have that many listeners. But the timing is....suggestive.