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katya-oddio on 10/30/2018 at 07:23PM
Still hungry? Check out these other food releases and mixes!
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YizzyV on 10/30/2018 at 02:44AM
“I make ear movies” says electronic producer Starcadian, whose album Midnight Signals (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is, in my opinion, the epitome of synthwave/retrowave perfection. It took me a whole month to realise that there wasn’t actually a film!
This playlist is a homage to that masterpiece. Best heard from start to finish, I attempted to recreate the drama of a science fiction film by starting with groovy Star Song, introducing conflict in Space Disco and then a sense of lost in Young. Büromaschinen and Omyiga later leads us to an epic space boss fight through fast, arppeggiated Techno and Drum & Bass. All with well-loved 80s vintage synths!
Thank goodness I had our A.I's help too, or sieving through FMA’s massive catalogue would have been near impossible.
What do you think of the recent 80s Revival movement? Share with us by commenting below!
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DinuraCreations on 10/18/2018 at 03:52AM
Enjoy Amarasiri Peiris songs original soundtrack Album "Sanduda Awadiyen".
Album: Sanduda Awadiyen
Artist: Amarasiri Peiris
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slclabel on 10/17/2018 at 07:13AM
Autor: Nicholas Mackin
Titulo: A Journey
Género: Electronic, Trance, Techno
Formato: Ep digital
Fecha: 17 Octubre 2018
Licencia: CC: BY-NC-SA
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Ameliaaa on 10/16/2018 at 02:58AM
Whether you know it as #shoegaze or #dreampop, this subgenre has seen a rise in the last few years alongside the revival of all things vintage. Coming out of the 1980s, it has come back in a big way, heralding in an entire culture of youths embracing it’s iconic mix of rhythmic guitar effects supplemented by breathy vocals.
So whether you’re a fan of coming-of-age films shown in indie arthouses or you own way more striped/floral prints than you know what to do with, strap up those Dr. Martens and get ready to turn those lights down as you dance along to Musiio’s A.I. generated playlist of really amazing #shoegaze tracks.
kat330 on 10/14/2018 at 03:54PM
Here are a few BOOtiful tunes for your Halloween happening:
eg0cide on 10/13/2018 at 05:48PM
Bozoo on 10/09/2018 at 05:19AM
Just like the too-strong coffee that brings us to work each morning, this cassette album has the dark and bitter taste of a hopeless routine.
With this collection of vague loops whose high unstable notes bring back to the surface daily uncertainties, the Pleurs Magnétiques (“magnetic cries”) of this beverage has the listener drift far away from restorative sleep.
Dented, used, rickety, these rehashed snippets of existence crash into sunless beaches of sound.
In the background, the continuous breath that animates them sometimes gives a glimpse of its author’s, Bernard Grancher.
After pulling out of the forgotten pile the magnetic tapes of a hundred old pieces from the nineties with his stooge, Emmanuel Lautreamont, the Rouen-born tried his hand here at an original exercise in style.
Using the 4 track as an actual instrument, he plays with various effects to denature this initial material.
Between sonorous poetry and industrial music, the result shows an unpublished side of his work, all the while staying close to his habitual obsessions. The accompanying illustration, signed Nicolas Nadé, seems to be just as loyal to this pessimistic vision of our era.
Whether you are familiar with his surrealist pop synth released on Ego Twister and Gonzaï or simply intrigued by obscure atmospheres, you are sure to give in to this little black coffee…
Pleurs Magnétiques, the 38th release of Da ! Heard It Records is distributes under a Creative Commons License Y-NC-ND. The album is available for free listening and downloading at the following address: http://www.daheardit-records.net/en/discography/dhr-38
cheyenne_h on 10/05/2018 at 03:32PM
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cheyenne_h on 10/02/2018 at 01:57PM
If you've looked for instrumental music for podcasts or film, you've probably come across Blue Dot Sessions. They are a group that write and record music for public radio, podcasts and more. They're based out of Turners Falls, a small town in western Massachusetts. They are a studio, not exactly a 'band,' since various composers and musicians appear in their catalog. They are approaching their 100th release to FMA, and we wanted to ask them some questions about their work. My conversation with member Galen Huckins follows:
FMA: How would you describe Blue Dot Sessions (as a group and in terms of genre/style)?
GH: It’s a very pared down style. We’re often trying to strip away a lot of instrumentation to get to a core small ensemble, figure out how few instruments and textures are needed to really make a piece of music work. In terms of genre, it’s hard to say exactly, we’re often working in very different mediums, trying to get a minimalist sound out of a garage-rock setup or working with ultra-quiet classical players, or even drum machines. It feels like more of a density than a genre or a style sometimes.
How did you start off making music (as a group or as individuals)?
GH: I originally started off writing and recording music for my own radio and podcast projects. Some friends and I were traveling down the Mississippi River on an old riverboat and making a podcast about the trip (The River Signal). I found that there wasn’t a lot of music that worked well with long-form audio pieces where the music needs to be so understated and unobtrusive. I started writing more and more and found and we ended up with a whole library of music by the end of the trip.
FMA: What drew you to the Free Music Archive, and why did you want to put your music on our platform? I’m a real believer in alternative copyright and the work of the Creative Commons. Making my own personal projects, I’ve often turned to the Free Music Archive and other CC-licensed work, it’s really an amazing community. I figured that people starting out would really benefit from the work we do like I did from other CC artists. It also helps people find your music, many producers started out scoring little projects with our library because they found it right here at the FMA. Because podcasting has boomed so much in the last few years, people ended up monetizing their projects with ads or crowdfunding. When that started happening we figured out how to blanket license with podcasters and radio producers so they could have access to our whole library on a monthly basis. Our music is now on hundreds of podcasts, NPR, Radiotopia, Gimlet. Honestly, I think that’s just because a lot of the producers on public radio and podcast networks knew our music from their own pre-professional work.
FMA: Can you tell me about some of the places your music has ended up as a result of being on FMA?
GH: The first time hearing our music on the local NPR station was a rush, now we are often on Morning Edition or other programs that I can listen to right where I live. That never gets old. I make a point to look at YouTube every few days to see new uses of our library out in the wild. Sometimes sitting around the studio all day obsessing about fret noises you forget where the music you’re making actually ends up. I have to say I’ve picked up some strange things from YouTube instructionals just because they use our music. I’ve learned fly fishing techniques, fluid-dynamic modeling principles, the history of Nintendo 64 speedrunning. Just this morning I was watching a Christian ASMR channel, I would have never guessed!
FMA: Blue Dot Sessions is a very prolific group. How do you make so much music on such a regular schedule? How do you stay inspired?
GH: One thing that has helped me stay productive is to always be mixing fully composed music with improvisational work. Sometimes you run out of ideas in front of a blank sheet of paper, but if you can get yourself to just play around for a while, you’ll come up with something. We make a point not to stop rolling tape (or whatever we’re supposed to call tape in a mostly digital studio). We make a lot of alternate versions and stem files available through our website and weird little ideas that never quite seemed like a song end up out there in the world... in a Croatian fly fishing tutorial.
FMA: What project are you working on right now (musical or not) that you're excited about?
GH: We just finished a project recording a custom soundtrack for a podcast called Heavyweight. We were working with a mallet percussionist from a nearby university and string players to do a whole session of light and pizzicato ditties with concert marimba in the middle of it all. Scoring short films and podcasts is always a joy because you get to make up a whole little sonic microcosm. There are 2 other podcast scores we’re working on right now as well as our regular recording schedule, it’s been a really busy summer!
To hear some of their music or contact Blue Dot Sessions, check out their page at sessions.blue or their FMA collection here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/