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dvd on 05/25/2012 at 12:00PM

MP3 of the Day: Buildings and Mountains, "Fall Moon"


Fall MoonToday's MP3 comes to us from Oneonta, New York where Buildings and Mountains have been pumping out some wonderfully atmospheric drone improvisations. With a haunting piano melody and a gloomy feedback/fieldrecording howl filling the cassette-tape void, "Fall Moon" is the perfect soundtrack to your weekend introspection. Thanks to owldirt, new to the FMA, for making this available!

Also, be sure to check out Summer Gut String and the accompanying experimental videos done by Jaime Rodriguez Lopez at the band's Vimeo page. 

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FMAmp3 on 04/19/2012 at 05:00PM

MP3 of the Day: Smersh, "My God Those Legs"

Smersh are legends of the NJ cassette underground, previously featured on WFMU's blog. Beat studio guru Mike Mangino and Chris Shepard started recording together in 1979 and began releasing cassettes as Smersh in 1981, improvising cuts nearly every Monday night for over a decade.

"My God Those Legs" is a later recording featuring Roger Johansen on sax. It's sourced from 1994's Isomorphic Records comp The Arbitrary Nature Of Meaning where Smersh appeared alongside artists like Illusion of Safety and Jim O'Rourke. The track closes out a 15-track Smersh Library Sampler compiled by Mike Mangino especially for WFMU and the FMA.

Mike is still releasing fantastic small-run releases over at M-Pop, and if you dig these sounds, then you are encouraged to reach out in the true spirit of the cassette underground.

Today's song was selected by @miscellaniac.

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