Just found another: John Taylor is a contemplative British jazz piano player, having played with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler, making up Azimuth, etc. ECM stuff. The bio says, “One of the weirdest things about Duran Duran is that every one of its members became a hard rocker.”
John Taylor is of course not a rare name, so something deeper must be done to identify the right one.
The Australian singer/songwriter Lisa Miller is the vocalist on “I Hope I Never”, track 9 of “She Will Have Her Way; the Songs of Tim and Neil Finn” on Tidal.
My local albums of hers, Car Tape, Version Originale, Car Tape 2 and Meet the Misses along with the above Tidal compilation are attributed by Roon to the USA artist Lisa Miller (Trailer Park Honeys) who has the bio in Roon.
There are two entries in Roon for Mark Gillespie. One for the UK Artist and another for the Australian artist. My local version of the “Only Human” album of the Australian artist is attributed to the UK artist.
Thanks guys, this one is vastly improved with an excellent bio by Ed Nimmervoll now matching the pic of the Australian artist in Roon and a beginning of the Sisyphean task of meta-links between Paul and other Australian musicians.
The Tidal sections, however, are blending albums from the Australian artist, the Irish mandolin player and the Miami funk artist.
Ok guys, me and the guys are going to spend an hour or two looking over these and seeing how many fixes we can get done. Hopefully, we can knock out the majority of what’s been reported, and continue doing so on a periodic basis.
A note about these fixes – even once these issues are all cataloged, we still need to go through the database and implement fixes one at a time. The tools we’re using are for internal use only so, unfortunately, for the moment this work has to be done by us.
Once we’ve implemented a fix, it may be another few days before the fix is ingested into the live database that every install of Roon talks to, and it may be a week or more before your local version of Roon grabs all the updated information from our servers.
So the point is, these fixes are coming but will take some time to propagate to your library. If I’ve let you know a fix is coming, give it at least 2 weeks before reporting additional issues, ok?
Got an artist problem - Aoife O’Donovan. When I do a search for Aoife, I get two results and if you look closely, the only difference is in the ascii character used for the apostrophe in her last name.
I checked all my tags and folder names, and they are all using the same keyboardable apostrophe. Roon recognizes all 3 of her albums, but only one - Fossils - is connected to one spelling of her name (which has artist bio info). The others are connected to the other apostrophe version which does not have her pic nor bio info. But all 3 albums are identified by Roon.
How do I (can I) fix this? Is this a Roon issue or one on my end somehow?
The Advisory Circle - split into 2 artists; the first with the album “from out here” and their EPs “mind how you go” and “study series 07: autumnal activities”, and the second with the albums “other channels” and “as the crow flies”.
It separates “Cosmic Jokers” with albums “cosmic jokers, galactic supermarket” and “sci fi party” from the same band listed under “The Cosmic Jokers” with albums “planeten sit-in” and “gille’s zeitschiff”.
Disgorge - “gorge this” is split from Disgorge - “she lay gutted”.
Dr Jeffrey Thompson - “psychosensory integration series #5” is separated from the rest of his albums. It is unidentified whereas the others are identified - maybe that has something to do with it.
Eighties Matchbox - Royal Society is also listed under Eighties Matchbox Society. This may be deliberate as the band may go by both names, but I would rather have them just under one name than split like this.
“Flower Travellin Band” has 2 albums listed, and “The Flower Travellin Band” has 4, though they should all be listed as the same band
“The Gladiators” has album “live at reggae sunsplash” (recognised), whereas their album “gladiators by bus” (unrecognised) is listed as a separate artist by the same name.
I have a “various tracks” collection by Goa Gil, which is unrecognised and listed as separate to the rest of his albums.
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Eu Gilydd is listed separate to the rest of their stuff
Healer - “wonderground” is listed separate from “Higher ground” (both recognised)
Holy River Family Band - “earthquake country” is listed as separate from the rest of their stuff, all recognised
Lamp of the Universe - “echo in light” is separate from the rest
Chi-Ad albums “virtual spirit” and “infinitism” are separate from “anno domini” and “earth crossing”
Linda Perhacs is listed as “Linda Perhaces” as well - I changed the latter to the correct name, but now it justs lists 2 separate “linda perhacs”!
The Lovin’ Spoonful’s albums are split
The band “LSD march” is split into “LSD march” and “LSD-march”
The band “Lumen” is split into 2 separate artists
“Mandra Gora Lightshow Society” is split into 2 artists.