Recent FMA Blog Posts
This is a feed of featured blog posts from FMA users. Blog on, bloggers!
massdist on 02/22/2018 at 09:50PM
Oh my god, I'm done!
Over 100 MASS DIST records made over 25 years are now up on the Free Music Archive! ALL OF THEM!
This took months and months, and years and years, and hours and hours every week. I'm relieved. I'm exhausted. I'm very proud.
I want to thank Jonah Rapino, Cesar Siguencia, and Cheyenne Hohman for all the help! And thanks to the Free Music Archive for being such a great home for all of our music!
To tie it up, one last batch of rando weirdo MASS DIST for you:
I got a couple ideas of things I'd like to upload to the FMA in the future, but the big pile is done. The mountain is levelled. I can rest. Move on to other ridiculous things.
I'LL BE BACK!
cheyenne_h on 02/20/2018 at 03:08PM
This week's Listening Party was calm and collected, and we wanted to share some of that peace with you!
Listen to the playlist below:
TAGGED AS:fma listening party
derekclegg on 02/16/2018 at 01:34PM
Hey guys! It's Derek Clegg, your resident singer-songwriter type. Just wanted to drop a line to let you know my band Small Tall Order just released our latest album called "Easily". Lot's of hard work went into it so we hope you enjoy!
Alpha_Hydrae on 02/16/2018 at 04:51AM
Hi, it's Monplaisir,
I'm really glad to present to you the new Cuicuitte album called "L'Anteville".
It was a long run, a home made album we've worked with my friend Otite Noire during more than a year. We didn't know what we wanted to do as a genre of music (and we still don't know how to qualify what we do- if you have a word, tell us !) and we ended in this cute and naive noisy folky acoustic music.
I really hope you will like it ! Don't hesitate to comment what you think about it !
massdist on 02/15/2018 at 05:04PM
I am Colin. Colin is me.
When I was on tour all the time with Usaisamonster, I'd also keep busy making experimental tapes and whatnot on the side. I'd sell these tapes and get my ya ya's out too.
Here are all of them.
Monogamous Octopus was a one night only George Michael cover band etc with brand new musicians Barbara Schauwecker and Meghan Eckman. Raw on purpose and by accident.
Live Loop was my interpretation of Zappa Beefheart's "The Blimp" performed by the Dude Tour dudes - Jimmy Cousins, Adam Taber, Dan Beckman, Rob Francisco, and Jeremy Harris.
High As Hell was is an unlistenable? noise collage. Kinda one of my specialties.
It's a dark twisted funny fun road to hell and back catch a heart attack.
Thanks for the time.
cheyenne_h on 02/14/2018 at 01:31PM
If you're not joining us each week for the FMA Listening Party, you can still reap the benefits of our weekly curatorial efforts!
This week's episode was a special featuring music performed by women (and some of their friends of various other persuasions) - a Galentine's Day special (a pop culture 'holiday' celebrating one's gal pals the day before Feb 14). The episode (with commentary) is available on the Give The Drummer Radio stream, or as a podcast via iTunes, but you can also listen to the songs featured on this week's episode below.
For your listening enjoyment, here's the playlist -- and you can download it, too!
murmurintemporel on 02/12/2018 at 05:11AM
Hybrid, the first EP of Bloom (UK), minimal and noisy techno with dark ambient edges.
massdist on 02/08/2018 at 05:41PM
You may remember a while back we uploaded a bunch of Devil Music albums to the FMA.
Well, now we've added the final 5 Devil Music records. That's all of them. We're all done with them.
I'm happy to add these peas to the pie tho. These releases showcase their orchestral side.
Classical, Soundtrack, and Psychedelic Rock - THE TRIFECTA!
Split Seven Inch With Gold is a pretty sweet weird rock song.
In C is their rock rendition of the Terry Riley classic.
And Soundtrack To Red Heroine is the music that got them to China.
All awesome stuff!
cheyenne_h on 02/05/2018 at 08:51AM
Just a friendly reminder.
We know, the FMA is a great resource for all sorts of people - filmmakers, remix artists, people who wanna hear strange new sounds - but we've been getting a LOT of messages lately from confused people about whether or not they can use X song in Y video.
It depends on the license, and how you intend to use the music, my friend! And best of all, you can find out all the information you need on your own. There are tons of resources out there to help.
We have a robust FAQ (complete with webinar!) about which licenses are suitable for video here. But here are some basics:
1. ND or No Derivatives: If you want to use a track from FMA for a video, you are not allowed to use anything with an "ND" or "No Derivatives" clause in the license. You must get further permission from the artist in order to use it for a video.
2. NC or Non Commercial: If you want to use a track for commercial purposes (including a monetized YouTube video, a real estate listing, or a video telling people about a product or service that costs money), anything with a "NC" or "Non Commercial" clause is not pre-cleared for this type of use. If you want to use it for a commercial purpose, you must get further written permission from the artist, and possibly pay for a license to use the song.
3. SA or Share Alike: If you want to use a track that is licensed CC BY-SA "Share Alike" or CC BY-NC-SA, you are required by that license to share your own work under the identical license. If you can't, or don't want to, do this, you must get further written permission from the artist. (Noticing a pattern yet?)
4. BY or Attribution: Anything with a CC license with "BY" or "Attribution" in it means you must give credit to the artist, but that's it. You can use it for whatever you want, even derivative works like videos and remixes. If you don't want to, or can't give attribution in your derivative work (such as a video)... guess what? You have to get further permission from the artist! (Now you're getting it!)
We have pre-screened a lot of stuff and it's tucked neatly in the Music For Video curator page (though this includes NC and SA tracks - so make sure to look for the license you need). You can also use stuff from our Public Domain collection without attributing or getting permission from the artist.
murmurintemporel on 02/02/2018 at 02:26AM
Vampire's Decadence, a collaboration album inspired by vampires themes and mixed with an avant-garde obscure psychedelic sound.
Instrumentation & Improvisation by Dariusz Jackowski & Humanfobia.