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cheyenne_h on 10/31/2014 at 01:04PM

Halloween Songs from around the Web

The web - get it!? anyway, this photo is "Dewy spider web". Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

It's the time of year when everyone is running around in costumes asking for candy (or maybe that's just a typical day for you - for most of us, anyway, that type of thing is limited to Halloween)... so we've been crawling the web for some of our Halloween favorites (all licensed Creative Commons, of course). 

Here at the Free Music Archive, we've got quite a collection, including Oddio Overplay's picks - 52 Horror Releases

There are also mixes on ccMixter.org via Mind Map That Music: "Halloween, Halloween, Halloween" and the "Trick or Treat Edition

And selections from archive.org's Netlabels - selections from ambientcollective and Happy Puppy

Or if you don't want to stray far from the FMA, you can browse stuff tagged Halloween, or selections from WFMU's Dark Night of the Soul

Happy haunting! 

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cheyenne_h on 10/30/2014 at 01:30AM

Radio Free Culture: Meet Cheyenne

"Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to present a new season of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

For this episode, WFMU's Liz Berg spoke with Cheyenne Hohman, current Director of the Free Music Archive, about what's coming up for the FMA in the coming months, including song contests, educational opportunities, and more! 

Check out the podcast here, or subscribe to the podcast here (via iTunes).

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kademlia on 10/28/2014 at 05:48AM

Kellee Maize: The Remixes

Kellee Maize The Remixes

For all those of you following Kellee Maize and her releases here is something different. The independent rapper, singer, activist, and entrepreneur just released her new album, The Remixes, taking the nine of her greatest hits and taking them for another spin. The album is definitely one to bring you much needed energy for the day. Filled with great electronic arrangements and plenty of great beats there is just nothing more to add, so let’s start with a little preview.

In Tune is the first track to fully set you off on a journey through this new dance sound. It takes you up and down with its rising synths, just to drop down to uncover some great new beats and fully showcase Kellee’s lyrics.

I Insist starts off with more bass, quickly diving into the singer taking the floor, and returns to the unforgivable sound that floats between soulful sounds to drop-it-down beats.

 


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cheyenne_h on 10/23/2014 at 01:45AM

Radio Free Culture: Orphan Works

"Orphanage No. 3" Moscow, Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Modified w/text. Unknown photographer.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to present a new season of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

For this episode we spoke with John Bergmayer from Public Knowledge about Orphan Works. An orphan work is a work for whom the copyright holder cannot be identified or contacted.

Check out the podcast here, or subscribe to the podcast here (via iTunes).

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cheyenne_h on 10/17/2014 at 01:15AM

Radio Free Culture: Radius

Photo by Brennan McGaffey, creator of the Audio Relay Unit. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to present a new season of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

For this episode we spoke with FMA Artist Jeff Kolar about Radius. Radius is an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL. We'll discuss their sonic logo created by a custom Audio Relay Unit, the latest installment in their Patch series titled Narrative, and how the project is constantly finding new ways of transmitting and patching together content.

Check out the podcast here, or subscribe to the podcast here (via iTunes).

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10khrs on 10/16/2014 at 08:00AM

New Music from John King and Michael Byron!

On October 23, Interpretations presentstwo major premieres built around string quartets from two distinctive composers from New York's Downtown scene. John King presents "Free Palestine", with Neil Dufallo's A Secret Quartet, and  Michael Byron presents "The Celebration", with The FLUX Quartet plus pianist Joseph Kubera and baritone Thomas Buckner. 


In anticipation of this great concert, we are offering two interesting works from these two composers: Michael Byron's "A Bird Revealing the Unknown to the Sky" (performed by Joseph Kubera), and a selection from John King's "Free Palestine". Please also enjoy these two videos featuring the two composers discussing their upcoming works.


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Ending_Satellites on 10/15/2014 at 02:30PM

The lost tapes Vol. A | Ending Satellites new EP

More than a year after the concept album And so sing the black birds, Ending Satellites is coming back with a new 3 musics elpee called The lost tapes Vol. A.

You can of course find this elpee on Free music archive.

First try of a b-sides collection, this Volume A – which contains three musics – highlights the warm melodies of a flamenca guitar, far away from the first productions of the project. You can see this elpee as a musical escape from the two first Ending Satellites albums, 7 billion passengers | Only one flight & And so sing the black birds.

You can download a deluxe edition (contains musics, pics and digital material) of The lost tapes Vol. A by clicking here.

Thanks.

Damien.

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badpandarecords on 10/14/2014 at 05:09AM

Plastic Flowers, "Now She's Gone"

Six months after releasing their debut album 'Evergreen' grecian dream pop duo Plastic Flowers return with a new outtake from their LP2 recordings, which is coming out soon.

'Now She's Gone' is a melancholic electronic piece accompanied by taped sounds of a TR-808, punchy bass lines and ethereal synthesizers. Subtle guitars and echoed vocals form a strange kind of transition between utopia and dystopia that's constantly changing with no destination. The lyrics talk about love, feelings, relationships and bad habits. we all know what this is about, right? Plastic Flowers have previously cited Dirty Beaches and Notwist as their major influences, you can clearly hear them in 'Now She's Gone'.

Download it for free and listen or buy 'Evergreen' here.

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cheyenne_h on 10/09/2014 at 05:45AM

Radio Free Culture: Player Piano

"Piano rolls in the rack - 88 NOTE L63 80739 (P), Standard American Airs, Arranged by George Rosey, M'f'd by The Universal Music Co. U.S.A., For THE AUTOPIANO COMPANY, NEW YORK" by yaquina. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to present a new season of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. This episode completes the Player Piano: The First Digital Music Revolution two-part show. Get your history fix this week via your newfangled technology!

Check out the podcast here, or subscribe to the podcast here (via iTunes).

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theradius on 10/07/2014 at 11:00AM

Radius PATCH 09: Narrative

PATCH is a series of curated playlists selected from the Radius episode archive. Each playlist is organized around a specific topic or theme that engages the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum. PATCH serves as a platform to illuminate the questions, concerns, and complexities of and within radio-based art practices.

PATCH 09: Narrative

Episode 14: Sara Pinheiro

Quem Conta Um Conto, II is a study in narrative, Pinheiro’s main subject of research. The individual sounds in the piece grow as characters, based on film theorist Chris Vogler’s twelve stages of the Hero’s Journey. Pinheiro juxtaposes sound spaces to join together disparate times and places; she ignores the physical impossibilities of their junction in order to potentiate the conflict that can emerge from their friction.


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