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cheyenne_h on 08/18/2017 at 03:18PM

Album Feature: Acid Mothers Temple

Acid Mothers Temple performs at WFMU's Monty Hall.

Legendary Japanese ensemble Acid Mothers Temple played at WFMU's Monty Hall earlier this year and generously shared their music with the Free Music Archive. Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective has been in existence for more than twenty years, touring the world in various forms. Their bandleader, Kawabata Makoto, has been at the heart of the project from the beginning.

Though we love sharing audio from performances (you can stream or download below, or visit the artist page on FMA), this one is also worth watching, if you have time. We've embedded it below for your psychedelic-freakout-enjoyment, courtesy of WFMU: 

 

Acid Mothers Temple from WFMU on Vimeo.

A freak-out group for the 21st century was founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and led by Kawabata Makoto.

This is their Monty Hall Performance from April 24, 2017.

 

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murmurintemporel on 08/18/2017 at 04:19AM

New Release : VA - Bruitsnetlabel Vol. 2

Compilation of Artists from Bruitsnetlabel (France).
Open-minded and experimental musicians in electro, soundfield recording, live research, concrete, improvisation, and noise Musics.

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cheyenne_h on 08/15/2017 at 12:51PM

FMA Newsletter: Are You Signed Up?

Photo: "Letter Carrier Delivering Mail" from the Smithsonian Institution. No known copyright restrictions, shared via Flickr Commons.

Feel like you're missing out on FMA comings, goings, and doings? Fear not! We have devised a means of keeping you up-to-date! (It's actually just an e-mail newsletter. We're all out of carrier pigeons and mustachioed gentlemen to hand out paper newsletters. Our sincere apologies.)

If you're not getting a monthly email from us, and would like to, please sign up (click "Read More" and enter your email address). We'll take it from there! 


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massdist on 08/10/2017 at 11:11PM

5 Rando Mass Dist Records Up Now

Hey y'all.

We uploaded 5 more Mass Dist records to the FMA!

This is a random batch.

Love Handlers is psychedelc noise rock.

Blind Mitre is southern art rock.

Hot Tang is lo fi noise.

Harry Fishpye and the Brown Sound is gypsy folk.

Colin and Deya is lo fi folk.

All Classic Albums.

Massdist, baby!

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stevenarntson on 08/07/2017 at 02:30PM

Songs, Instrumentals, and Yodels

I'm happy to post today an album I've been slowly working on for the past few years. Without Haste, Without Rest is Attribution-Noncommercial licensed music that includes a mix of classical instrumental compositions, instrumental yodels, harmony singing, and songs. I hope people enjoy listening to the material, and also find the tracks useful and suitable for reuse. Thanks to the FMA for providing a good place to post this type of work!

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massdist on 08/01/2017 at 05:06PM

MASS DIST DIY USAISAMONSTER ON THE FMA

Hello! Over the next several months Mass Dist will be uploading it's entire catalog to the Free Music Archive! We're very excited and thankful to be doing this.

Every few days Mass Dist will drop another few records. Mass Dist existed from 1994 - 2012 and was the brain child of Colin Lagenus and Jonah Rapino.

To start, these first 5 Mass Dist records uploaded to the FMA comprise the output of the first year and a half of the USAISAMONSTER.

Usaisa prolifically genre hopped and tried everything and everyone at it's beginning.

These recordings feature Colin Langenus, Tom Hohmann, Adam Taber, Jeremy Harris, Sara Shapouri, Chris Uraney, Tony Spazziani, Raw Dawg, Vlad, and maybe more.

1 is noise jams.

Soul Jerker is art punk.

Weed Blood is stoner metal.

Trippy Yet Wholesome is folk rock.

5 is power violence.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/USAISAMONSTER/

http://freemusicarchive.org/label/MassDist/

Enjoy!

Thanks for the time.

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AS220 on 07/22/2017 at 02:24PM

AS220 Foo Fest 2017 Sampler!

FOO FEST returns to downtown Providence on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 1 PM to 1 AM for 12 more incredible hours of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, hands-on interactive art experiences from local artists, makers, and like-minded arts and cultural organizations, DIY technology, delectable food and drink, and much more, all highlighting arts, culture, and creativity in Providence and the Ocean State! 

To celebrate we are posting this sampler with the music acts of 2017! Here is the link to the SAMPLER!

FOO FEST is AS220's annual summer block party fundraiser, held outdoors and inside, on Empire Street in Providence, and is the premiere festival highlighting the incredible arts, music, creative, and cultural scene brewing right here in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 has been hosting an annual celebration under the name of Foo Fest, or Fool's Ball, since 1995.

2017 AWESOME LINEUP OF PERFORMERS:
Cakes Da Killa
Lightning Bolt

HOTT BOYZ
LIFERS
Midriffs
Minibeast
HAIRSPRAY QUEEN
Goon Planet
Funeral Cone
The Funk Underground
Jodi Jolt and The Volt 
NEUTRINOS
Queen Elephantine
The Daily Note
Bellerophon
edgar clinks
D.Valor & Pyrex Lex
Hell Bent
Lady Queen Paradise
ZuKrewe

2017 EMCEE AND HOST: Annie B. Frank


SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2017 /// 1 PM - 1 AM 
$10 in advance / $15 day of / Kids 10 and under FREE
Volunteer for a shift and get in free: https://goo.gl/forms/FoXvzcXF7X9RNHeu1
foofest.as220.org

To purchase tickets visit here

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rosso on 07/19/2017 at 02:25PM

Listen/Download counters broken

As some FMAers have noticed, the per-track, per-album, and per-playlist listen and download counts have not been updated for several days.  We are aware of the issue and are trying to correct it.  None of the download or listen data has been lost, but there is a large backlog that our statistics engine is struggling to keep up with.  I will be optimizing the statistics system and returning the counters to normal as soon as possible, hopefully by the end of the week.

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cheyenne_h on 07/18/2017 at 03:14PM

Basement Bohemian's "Sun Iced Tea" - WINNER of Audio Cookbook Challenge!

"Sun Tea" by Phillip Chapman-Bell via flickr. CC BY-NC-SA.

We want to extend our most jubilant congratulations to Basement Bohemian! His song, "Sun Iced Tea," not just a recipe for summertime refreshment, has won the Audio Cookbook Challenge!

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated and gave us a signal boost for this challenge - the results were difficult to judge (and, truly, every song was nominated - so the entire album is an "Honorable Mention")! The Free Music Archive is happy to bring opportunities to artists every once in a while, and we will be doing another challenge in fall/winter, so check back in a couple months for the next FMA Challenge. 

Until then, here's "Sun Iced Tea," the winning track of the Audio Cookbook Challenge: 

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cheyenne_h on 07/13/2017 at 07:05PM

Happy Netlabel Day!

Three years ago, we heard about a little idea called "Netlabel Day," and today is the third annual event! An answer to Record Store Day, but with more free stuff, Netlabel Day is organized by M.I.S.T. Records and, at last count, will be the debut of 104 releases by artists from around the world! Participants include Yes No Wave, blocSonic, Happy Puppy Records, Keshcology, Dubophonic, Soisloscerdos, Vulpiano Records, Spettro, and many many more! 

Check out this list of supporting netlabels and the full list of releases. You can get a lot of Netlabel Day '17 releases right here on FMA, so start digging! We'll get you started with a few tastes below: 

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