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

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hey dvd, you hid your favorites! once we fix that bug i hope you will un-hide 'em