Let's give it a go. How about my favourite Welsh nationalist hip-hop act, Tystion?
tystion's overall obscurity level is...95.5%. None of the users indexed by the Obscurometer have tystion in their top 50 artists lists.
Not a bad start. What about Ectogram - North Wales's finest krautrock-psych band?
ectogram's overall obscurity level is...94.7%
Bah. Populists. Let's try David Wrench - Welsh electro-pop maestro and producer:
david wrench's overall obscurity level is...94.1%. None of the users indexed by the Obscurometer have david wrench in their top 50 artists listsBeautiful Aussie dream-poppers Hydroplane?
Hydroplane's overall obscurity level is...91.7%
How about C-Pij, about whom I know nothing?
C-Pij's overall obscurity level is...97.9%But I can do better. How about bassoon-and-violin rock/jazz/classical duo Architeuthis Walks On Land?
Architeuthis Walks On Land's overall obscurity level is...98.7%And here they are:
Not bad, but I can do better. How about Epitaff, the previous band of Welsh brother duo Brigyn?
epitaff's overall obscurity level is...99.0%And finally shouty teenagers from the 90s The Period Pains:
The Period Pains's overall obscurity level is...99.2%
Here's their gleefully spiteful track 'Spice Girls':
Bingo! Loads of my albums hover around the 97% range, which is all very satisfying if you think that being there first or at all is a mark of your taste. I used to, but now I'm just sad that these talented artists will never be heard by the people out there, because they're so good.
Anyway, there's a massive flaw in Obscurometer's system. Quite a lot of the music I have was only released on vinyl, and therefore can't ever show up on their database. Stick that in your CD player, populists!
And now, back to work…