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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

11-14-'58

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

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dvd
on 07/19/2012 at 03:41PM
hey bloc, thanks for the message! his email was lost in gmail filter hell, getting him on-board now!
blocsonic
on 07/19/2012 at 11:58AM
Hey dvd, check your email. Alan Driscoll (aka http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Womb/) and I have been trying to get him added as a curator to add his extensive catalog of indie-pop.
dvd
on 10/15/2010 at 03:37PM
best nap ever
DylanGoing
on 10/14/2010 at 07:02PM
i hope you'll consider using this photo (you were watching sleep) http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs432.snc4/47560_467826813267_504493267_6632132_3763930_n.jpg
jason
on 06/16/2010 at 02:41PM
hey dvd, you hid your favorites! once we fix that bug i hope you will un-hide 'em