Recent FMA Blog Posts
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10khrs on 01/29/2018 at 01:21PM
On thursday, celebrated German pianist and composer Georg Graewe premieres new work for solo piano, plus US premieres of his works Afternoon In Coloured Frames, AusFaltungen, and Rhyme and Discourse. New York composer/conductor Carman Moore leads his Skymusic Ensemble featuring special guest Mor Dior Bamba (voice), with Martha Mooke (viola), Linda Wetherill (flute), Neil Alexander (keyboard), Eli Fountain (percussion), Dale Kleps (saxophone and flutes), Brian Lee (bass and keyboard), and David Pearl (piano) in a program including his Harlem (Morningside Mystique), The Quiet Piece, Point-Counterpoint (guest Thomas Buckner), Dante Hell Water, and Righteous Heroes
In anticpation of this concer, we have posted new audio tracks from Carman Moore and Georg Graewe. Enjoy!
rosso on 01/26/2018 at 06:11AM
We have received many bug reports and feature requests concerning the audio players on the FMA site. This includes the in-page player (play buttons on the webpages) and our outdated flash-based pop-out playlist player. I am currently developing a brand new html5 pop-out playlist player for the site and am working to remove the last traces of flash from FMA, which includes portions of the image and audio uploaders. I hope to have all of this completed by Jan. 31 so keep watching here for updates!
massdist on 01/25/2018 at 10:26PM
I met Pat Muecke when I was 20 and he turned me on to a ton of music that i'd never heard before - country blues, reggae dub, Minutemen, etc. He is a huge influence in my life.
He also was (and remains) an iconoclast, a hot s--- guitar player and one of my favorite song writers.
He's got his own style, combining slide guitar, self taught funky notes, great lyrics, and real soul.
I'm proud to have compiled so much Pat Muecke music on Mass Dist's page on the FMA.
You can follow his artistic trajectory -
It starts with Blind Mitre where creatively and sonically the sky was the limit and the river was raw.
Boils is totally gnarly but his song writing has become more focused and slightly refined.
With Pick Ups, Pat really found himself and figured it out. When a lot of his friends were getting more abstract, he got more direct. I never questioned Pat's trajectory. He was always right on. Still is. Crazy motherf----- :)
Pick Ups was Patrick, Jordan Colon on bass, and 3 different drummers. This Discography features their full length CD Finest Quality with John Motley behind the kit, an excellent demo featuring Joanna Prisco on drums, and a live recording from the Pilot Light in Knoxville featuring Tim Nylander banging away.
And lastly, we have for you a nice recording of Pat playing acoustic blues on Harvard radio.
MASS DIST... playlist below...
Alpha_Hydrae on 01/22/2018 at 03:38AM
Hello there ! It's Komiku/Monplaisir, I hope you're okay ! Here is my new album "Poupi's Incredible Adventures !", which is an album of 70 tracks dedicated to my plush dog Poupi. At first, I thought to make this soundtrack as a cartoon soundtrack but it slowly became a videogame like soundtrack. I hope you'll like it, don't hesitate to send me feedback about it ! I leave you with the soundtrack and the pitch of their adventure :
It's the story of Poupi, a little dog who need to avoid the accomplishement of a prophecy. So, in one week, they has to travel through space to find the music sheet of serenity, and to go after the horizon to find the time flute. In their way, they will meet Mr Paillettes, a glitter with a crooner voice, and Princess Cheese Burger, the strongest person in the universe. Together, they'll need to find the tiniest place to play the time flute.
The story is more developped on my bandcamp if you want to read about it. If you wanna usethe story or the music, please go for it, it's all in Creative Commons 0. Don't hesitate to contact me, I'm always curious to know what you do with my music !
Thanks for reading this post and listening to my music, I love you all <3
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massdist on 01/18/2018 at 10:33PM
No Peddlers is Colin Langenus and Jonah Rapino.
No Peddlers is the first band either of us ever released original music with.
For over 20 years, we have continued to make tapes, cdrs, and movie, as well as founding and managing Mass Dist.
This marks the first time No Peddlers' music has all been available together online.
Warm is our first tape from 1994. It contains the first songs we ever wrote. Pretty straight ahead acoustic guitar and violin.
Corn Smugglers was a double cassette mostly put together by Jonah. It still has the folk roots but things are getting weirder. Our friends liked this one a lot.
Dueling Psychos is a wonderful mess. 48 songs featuring all of our friends. In retrospect, more about the community than the music.
Live 97 we were in our punk folk mania period.
Finding 2000 is a movie Jonah made about a road trip we took in 1999 where we kept running into Elvis. This is the soundtrack featuring music we scored years later along with handheld street recordings from our trip.
Rap Album - the best album ever!
THANKS FOR LISTENING!
MASS DIST, baby...
murmurintemporel on 01/17/2018 at 04:17AM
The Sun Departs by Zeffon (USA).
An audio journal dedicated to the preservation of my life story.
ckutmusic on 01/16/2018 at 03:11PM
Tamayugé, the duo of Tamara Filyavich (electronics) and Maya Kuroki (voice) joined Francis Letourneau on Chaud Pour Le Monte Stone on January 12, 2018.
The performance is a great example of the kind of work they've been doing around the city; combinging raw electronics and post-lingual vocal improvisations.
murmurintemporel on 01/16/2018 at 04:17AM
Galactic Voodoo, a new album of Walt Thisney (Portugal).
Walt Thisney selects and mixes music for the mind and body in the same quantities that emerges from encounters between the past and the present, drawing beauty of the commonplace, wiping, polishing it, giving it life again...
massdist on 01/11/2018 at 09:41PM
Usaisamonster was a band for 9 years. When it started there was a lot of jamming but over time it became soley focused on composition.
The songwriting became more and more complex and progressive and the improv completely went out the window.
We became better at songwriting than improvisation but I'm glad we scraped together these two jam tapes.
USAISAMANTRA is 2 live recordings from 2007. We never jammed live at this point but decided to for these two gigs.
KITES IS A MUDBOY is 2 colab recordings, one with Kites and one with Mudboy. It was just about trying something new with friends.
Thanks for listening!
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thetwinatlas on 01/08/2018 at 05:13PM
The 2017 output from New Jersey’s LAZY SALON is now on the FMA. ‘Invisible Like Peace’ was the project’s debut full-length originally released in March of last year, and the 3-song ‘Trisset’ EP was released in September. (the first 3 EP's from the project are also on FMA)
These instrumental tracks weave elements of electronic, ambient, beats/rhythm, shoegaze, post-rock & modern psychedelia with an emphasis on texture, repetition, rhythm and hypnotic melody.
LAZY SALON is producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Byrne, formerly of The Twin Atlas and drummer with Lenola, Mazarin, BC Camplight and others.