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A Year And A Half of FMA

This mix represents my history with the Free Music Archive. The mix is not necessarily broken down in chronological order of when I first heard these songs but categorically organized as follows:

Intro: "The Commons" Great protest folksong with appropriate lyrics: "You claim to own our culture/And the music that we play"... "You may own the airwaves but you'll never own my voice." It starts of the Free! Music! Contest! sampler it is featured on and it will start off my mix.

Early Favorites: Doug & Judy Smith's Renewal was one of the first tracks I remember liking on the FMA. Beautiful guitar instrumental.

The Taxpayers (Punk), Black Math (Goth) Mors Ontologica (Rock), and Grass Widow (Indie rock) are probably my most listened to bands and my favorite tracks are included here. And Born Ruffians, Call Me Loretta (Indie Rock), and Talk Normal (No Wave)are pretty good too.

CCreative CCommons: Both Kevin MacLeod and Learning Music each have over a hundred tracks on the Archive. Kevin MacLeod's work is all licensed under the CC Attribution license allowing remixers a lot of freedom with his work. "Sugar Plum Fairy Dark Mix" is a great reworking of the Nutcracker tune and "The Forest and The Trees" belongs in a fantasy-adventure RPG. Meanwhile LM's "My Original Dictionary" is simply a fun song. 

New Boundaries: Lucky Dragons (electronic) and Kristeen Young (experimental pop), really blew me away the first time I heard them. "Mercy" and "I'll Get You Back" are both incredibly different.

8 bit: the FMA introduced me to 8 bit and I have loved every 8bit/chiptune song I've come across. Anamanaguchi, Bitshifter, Trash80, and Sycamore Drive are my favorite Chip artists so far.

Outro: Let's have the New Pornographers (Indie Rock) and The Men (Punk) close it out.

Image Credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bstabler/770416963/ under a by-nc-sa 2.0 license.

UPLOADED:08/03/2011
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