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ArtofEscapism on 09/24/2018 at 11:23AM

Quick Album Update

Whew! Music is hard work. :-) I could write a short story of all the ideas I have for this album. Between creating a working, innovative central theme, researching the technical requirements to make a constructed language work and my actual daytime work for a living, ah who am I kidding, I actually still have plenty of free time. Lol. I've not been procrastinating so much as I've been avoiding. Haha. All kidding aside, though, every day I'm consistently humming out new ideas or modifying sections of progressed tracks to further reinforce the album foundation before moving forward. Hoping for a tentative release date of November 1st so fingers crossed and fly high. 

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kademlia on 12/23/2017 at 10:46AM

FrostClick's FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape Vol. 6

At the end of each year we try to publish a mixtape with collaboration with FrostWire (only the best file downloader/music player ever!). Last year we went a bit overboard with the number of tracks included, so this year, we decided to keep it simple – only 6 tracks – one from each of our favorite promos. Just the best of the best!

The tracks on this year’s mixtape all come from free-to-download, Creative Commons licensed albums, so if you like what you hear, pls make sure to support the artists and spread the word.

So step back and enjoy each of the tracks! Comment below with your favorites and spread the word!

FROSTWIRE CREATIVE COMMONS MIXTAPE VOL 6

Tracks:
1. Magnolia Soul by Who Seth Power
2. Mind Frame from Computer Love by Melissa B
3. Cool Kids (produced by iLL Brown) from The Early EP by Billy Early
4. With You from Summer of Joe by Joe Playo
5. To The Shore from Electric Soul Magic Vol. 2 by Joe Marson
6. New Gods (feat. M. Dean, & C. Rydning) from Lesser Restoration by Toussaint Morrison

Related Links:
FrostWire Official Page
Creative Commons Official Page
FrostClick on Facebook
FrostClick on SoundClound
FrostClick on Twitter

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LolaM on 10/10/2017 at 10:23AM

Art and Commodity

I'm an affictionate writer and a huge fan of rock music, remember?

Hence, I'm gonna talk about about the changing attitude towards texts and music.

Once upon a time, when writing and playing/listening to quality music has been a restricted privilege, most of what was written (even if those were accounts and notes) was perceived as a thing having some meta-value. In simple words, a few lines of text weren't merely an everyday means of communication, but they also carried the sublime meaning of pertenence to the elite circles. If a note, regardless of its content, ended up in hands of an illiterate peasant, it would've been perceived as something more valuable than, let's say, a potatoe (unless, of course, there was hunger). I did some minor research for this blog post and stumbled across a super-interesting research of information exchange in pre-literate society: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/582/1/Spink_chapter131204.pdf  . In case you're a history/culture nerd like me. 

It was slightly different with music. On the one hand, the skill of playing a musical instrument wasn't universal. On the other hand, everyone could produce certain sounds and arrange them into melody. I'd say, music was valued, but not in the same way as texts because of its relative availability.

Now it's slightly different. Most of us can write and read fluently, this skill's expected from us by default. Even if, by chance, we search google for the  best essay writing services, it's not because we're unable to make it on our own, but because we either expect to get a better result than what we can offer, or we're so overwhelmed with work that we choose to outsource our writings.

With music it's somehow very different these days. Music has accumulated complexity, so the skill of performing or producing music requires tons of knowlege and practice, which we're not being taught in early childhood (or should we be?). Meanwhile, the music market is so huge, with so many free and nearly free options created by professional musicians, that no one attaches real meta-importance to music. While being technically a form of art, it's so omnipresent, it's now a mere commodity. We'd notice if it were gone one day, but so far there's so much of it that the chances of that happening and super-slim.

Meta-meanings seem to be vanishing.

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ArtofEscapism on 06/22/2017 at 06:14PM

1st official release for M.A.M. ~ October 1st!

Hello & thanks for checking out my first ever blog entry. I've been working on a vocal album for the past several months and, recently, the project has finally started to find its musical footing. Combining influence from my former conlang, "Fhair", and inspiration from Gaelic languages & Old English dialects, I developed a much more intricate and exclusive language that feels cohesive with my library of vocal synthesizers. During a recording session, my true passion becomes the assimilation and eventual composition of the vastly dissimilar worlds of harmony and dissonance. I plan to release, at least, 1 or 2 tracks intermittently and hope some of you will give both my old and new songs a listen and honest evaluation. My style should continue to change as I grow into a better musician and I want to continue to make some songs for all of your various projects as long as this site exists. So long as I can slam on a piano and make something angry sound like something done on purpose, I plan to continue on until I'm fresh out of ideas. Thanks for reading my psycho babble, be sure to keep your eyes pealed for the album & until then, fly high. 

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Jesse_The_Poet on 10/02/2016 at 12:25AM

What Music Makes Me Feel.

I was introduced to FMA today. I was also introduced to Scott Holmes, Scrapple, Joshua James Hunt (and soooo many more!) I have fallen in love with this Archive. I love the Shoegaze genre so much! Music, especially around this time of year

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