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I'm David - former worker bee at WFMUWXYC, & Internet Archive and recent NC/DC/NYC transplant. A few of my sounds make their way here and I've got some old video projects here. Tweeting personal musings on sound art/design/studies at @dvdokkum


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dvd on 01/08/2013 at 10:00AM

Best of 2012: dvd's Picks

a tough nut to crack

Hey! I'm David - former FMA librarian, admin, and thing-doer. I spent a lot of time this year hunting the virtual stack for lost gems and Creative Commons treasures, and I come to you now with my Top 10 Albums to hit the Free Music Archive in 2012. They're presented below in alphabetical order... enjoy the tunes, and here's to another couple years of free sonic goodness at the FMA!


Hisko Detria

Static Raw Power Kraut

As a sucker for all things Krautrock, this Creative-Commons licensed demo from Finnish psych-rockers Hisko Detria hit all the right buttons for me. Long cuts of interstellar guitar/keyboard explorations, delay-laden vocal outbursts, and a steady rhythm section from a group that doesn't shy away from its influences. Looking forward to hearing them build on this sound in 2013!


Howie Mitchell & Ruth Meyer


If you haven't been keeping up with The Howie Tapes pseudo-label here at the FMA, then you're missing out on some of the, er... freshest archival recordings on the net. David Mitchell, son of famed Hammered Dulcimer player Howie Mitchell, has been methodically digitizing and releasing his father's recordings - so far dating all the way back to this unreleased 1958 tape. They're all excellent!

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dvd on 09/01/2012 at 12:00PM

Salute to the Sun

This past week the FMA participated in a radio broadcast installation based out of the Soundfjord soundart gallery in London. The Radeq Summer of '12 radio experiment started at sunrise (6.06am) in London on Monday the 27th of August and did not stop broadcasting live from sun-lit land until 120 hours later. As the sun set in London the broadcast switched to a geniusly placed microphone in None Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand to capture the sun rise and the day's soundscape. Then, as the sun set in NZ the stream switched back to London's sunrise... This continued until London's sunset on Friday 31st at 19.48.

For our part, we put together a diverse one-hour mix of sun-themed Creative Commons tunes from the FMA. We tried to cover a lot of musical ground, so you'll hear soundart, field-recordings, ambient electronic, chiptune, folk, pop, punk, funk, psych-rock, free-jazz & more. We also threw in some dialogue from the Public Domain film "Our Mr. Sun" which is worth checking out over at the Prelinger Archives. With September now upon us, I guess it's our little way of saying goodbye to a fun and productive Summer here in Jersey City. 

Check out the tracklist and download individual songs at the MIX PAGE. You can find more info about the Radeq broadcast here.

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Antoine Beuger, Jani Hirvonen, Russian Tsarlag, Marika Papagika, Morton Feldman, ZUHN, Area C, Blevin Blectum, Sir Richard Bishop, Dino Felipe, Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Grouper, Tom Kitty Oliver, Dress Up As Natives, Strapping Fieldhands, Sounds of the Early 21st Century, Collection of the Late Howell Bend, Aidan Baker, Laso Halo, PUNKASILA, The Men, File Under Toner, Michel Chion, The Paperhead, Justice Yeldham, Michael Chapman, Tashi Dorji, Big Blood, James Blackshaw, Atman & Alma Yoray, Negativland, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan - Bhairavi thumri (adha tal), Ears, Chico Trujillo, Chop Shop, Noveller, Reigning Sound, Saito Koji, Sunslide, Winter Drones, The Conet Project, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, The New Mystikal Troubadours, Philippe Petit, Spider Bags, Buildings and Mountains, Inspector 22, Irene Moon, Gillicuddy, Gary Higgins, Michael Pisaro, Silver Process, Harvey Milk, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Various Artists, Arthur Doyle, Har-You Percussion Group, Les Loustics, Bob Ostertag, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Lessazo, Bit Shifter, Psychedelic Horseshit, Steve Gunn, Volcano the Bear, Taku Sugimoto, The Maltese Falcons, Machine Death, The NSJ Crew, El Jesus De Magico, Various Artists [Maybe Mars], Various Artists [Maybe Mars], FM3, Daniel Barbiero, Meg Baird, Flower-Corsano Duo, Hisko Detria, The Olivia Tremor Control, Maurizio Bianchi, Mi Ami, Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque, Matheatre, Party People in a Can, Sun Araw, Ed Askew, Various Artists [elementperspective], Suishou no Fune, dead ceo, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Dan Warren, Cleaners From Venus, Paint Fumes, Kimiko Ishizaka, Raymond Dijkstra, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Flying Luttenbachers, Monroeville Music Center, Soundeyet, Blues Control, Peon, quarta330, Eva-Maria Houben, Computer Jesus Refrigerator [old profile], Morton Feldman, Faust, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Tom Carter, Mount Carmel, Angels in America, Sibirskaya Vechora, Yann Novak, The League of Automatic Music Composers, Glenn Jones, Talibam!, T-Model Ford, William Basinski, Hargreaves / Noyes / Duplant, Lame Drivers, People Like Us, Sex Worker, Deep Singh and Ikhlaq Hussain Khan, Jon Mueller

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