Music for Video: Tracks to Sync, May 2012
Tracks to Sync is a monthly mix of music curated with the video producer in mind.
1. Broke For Free [brokeforfree.com] is Tom Cascino from Santa Cruz. He's already had some fantastic viral internet hits like like "Something Elated" and "Calm The Fuck Down." "As Colorful as Ever" is a cut off his latest self-release, the chill-wave beat-oriented Layers. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial]
2. Sunhiilow [facebook] is Valérie Magisson from France. "Le Songe d'Hacolhii" is from the ambient/experimental album "From There To Here," released in a cd-r limited edition of 40 copies on Finland's Om Ha Sva Ha Ksha Ma La Va Ra Yam imprint. [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike].
3. Jason Shaw's website audionautix is a fantastic resource for Creative Commons Attribution music in a range of styles. All he asks for is attribution in the form of a link back to his website. "Sidewalk" can be found in his 'Acoustic' collection.
4. Jahzzar is Javier Suarez from Gijón, Asturias. His website betterwithmusic.com offers creative music composed specifically for use in multimedia projects. "Siesta" can be found on the Traveller's Guide surveying contemporary music styles, and it is available under the CC Attribution-ShareAlike license. If you're not able to ShareAlike, you can secure more permissions through Jahzzar's website.
5. Denmark's Quantum Jazz [quantumjazz.net] released End of Line, their second and final album, via Jamendo under a CC Attribution-ShareAlike license. Jamendo PRO offers a cool way to secure more permissions directly from the group.
6. GaBlé's 2003 netaudio release le sac de l enfer 1 is a recent add from France's Los Emes De Oso netlabel. It's chock full of intriguing lofi folk-hop beats. More music available at gableboulga.com. "humm ok" is CC BY-NC-SA.
10. Wake is Matt Hettich from Oakland, CA. "Steppin" appeared on DUBLAB's Bonus Beat Blast, a Creative Commons BY set of 65 incredible instrumentals released as a special thank you for Proton Drive supporters.
12. The Monroeville Music Center is based in Calgary, Canada. The center seems to specialize in analog synth and concrete music recorded to reel-to-reel tape. More info is available at monroevillemusiccenter.blogspot.com. "Lee Redmond's Slow Motion Fender Bender" can be found on les défauts de fabrication, released as a cassette on Electric Voice and a free download [CC-BY]
This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.