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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.



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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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