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cheyenne_h on 10/31/2017 at 11:30AM

New Genre Alert: HALLOWEEN!!!!

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash

We've been doing some work behind the scenes this month, and one of those things is ADDING NEW GENRES! Since there's lots of other stuff to do, we are doing this rather slowly. One thing we decided to do was add a "Novelty" genre on the top level which includes Holiday music, Kid-Friendly music, and Sound Effects. We'll be adding more to these, and other, genres as we go. For now, we don't have enough holiday songs for any holidays besides Christmas and Halloween (but I'd love to change this to reflect various holidays from around the world - let me know if you have a great Diwali album or something like that, and I'll add a new genre just for you). The additions to the Halloween genre are limited for now, but feel free to make suggestions for songs/artists to include (and add the genre to your own Halloween-appropriate musical creations). 

Check out all the Halloween songs HERE!

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cheyenne_h on 10/20/2017 at 06:28PM

Atmospheric Dread from CorteX

Experimental curator Mumure Intemporel has brought a new album to FMA, and just in time for Halloween. Called "Paranormal," this album by CorteX is a sonic exploration of fears, dark corners of the psyche, and what lies beyond this plane of existence. Laden with haunting vocal samples and shortwave effects, this release is not for listening in a dark room, alone. Bridging noise, experimental, musique concrete, electronic effects and more, this album is spooky even if you don't believe in ghosts. 

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cheyenne_h on 10/03/2017 at 09:56PM

Sonic Hauntings at FMA

In collaboration with ccMixter, the FMA is asking everyone to send us their spookiest sounds! 

For the month of October, we're collecting spooky sounds (licensed for remix) for the Ghost Notes mixter

Filmmakers, game devs, app creators, and party goers hunting for haunting soundtracks will surely find spooky soundbeds, terrifying tunes, eerie anthems, and bone-chilling ballads! ccMixter members will be remixing these sounds to create Halloween soundscapes for parties, short films, and more! 

If you have a collection of spooky sounds (or feel like recording some and sharing them), we've opened a submission page for you! We're accepting spooky sounds until October 20th! Please notify the FMA when you upload spooky + shareable sounds for others to use.

If you're an artist and want to license your spooky sounds for use with a different license, please send us a link when it's live! 

Happy Halloween!

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katya-oddio on 10/18/2016 at 04:00AM

Caligari: An Exquisite Corpse

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920 silent horror film considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema. It tells the story of an insane hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders. The film style is creepy and features bizarre leaning, twisted, angular landscapes and sets.

To accompany the classic film, eleven composers from the Chain Tape Collective collaborated via exquisite corpse method to produce two entirely new soundtracks.

Those soundtracks are now housed at the Free Music Archive in time for Halloween. Artwork, liner notes, and more information are available from the Chain Tape Collective. The complete film with the new soundtracks is available for free download from the Internet Achive under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.

Some of these Creative Commons licensed tracks may sync beautifully with the soundtrack for your Halloween festivities. Just try not to get creeped out of your skin.

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cheyenne_h on 10/30/2015 at 03:15PM

Happy Halloween from the Free Music Archive!

Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and of course we've made sure to gather some of our creepiest, best tracks for your pumpkin carving party, trick-or-treat tour, or haunted house cocktail hour. We've curated a collection of creepy stuff - check it out!

Listen to a waterphone, the source of creepy screechy sounds:

A look into the studio of a Halloween soundtrack artist, via Atlas Obscura: "We Are Still Rattling Chains and Crunching Leaves to Signal Halloween"

Proof that (audio) ghosts exist! "Radio Ghosts Have Haunted the Airwaves for Nearly a Century"

FMA music (in this case, Keshco) is being used in creepy film trailers! Here's one:

A huge collection of horror films in the Public Domain - some with names like "The Human Monster" - here's Nosferatu via Horrortheque

 

More than four hours of creepy prog: Il Suono Scuro 

And of course, we've put together another mix of FMA tricks and treats! Click here for this year's spooky party mix, or check out mixes from years before: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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UPLOADED:10/30/2009
TRACKS:15
LISTENS:1412
STARRED:3
DOWNLOADS:11091
EMBED THIS MIX:
 
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Creative Commons Halloween Mix 2010
Scabeater - "Mow" (04:01)
Scabeater - "Mow" (04:01)
Scabeater - "Haunted" (02:55)
Scabeater - "Haunted" (02:55)
Meczûp - "Kwaidan" (04:56)
Meczûp - "Kwaidan" (04:56)
UPLOADED:10/23/2010
TRACKS:22
LISTENS:721
STARRED:3
DOWNLOADS:4986
EMBED THIS MIX:
 
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Creative Commons Halloween Mix 2011
UPLOADED:10/26/2011
TRACKS:21
LISTENS:202
STARRED:4
DOWNLOADS:13514
EMBED THIS MIX:
 
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