“Winter” (Used 5 times)
ange on 01/30/2013 at 08:58AM
Cozy up next to your space heater's comforting humm, rest a warm laptop over your thighs, and use your headphones as earmuffs as you enjoy a collection of instrumentals made by machines. For our latest Music for Video selection, a mix of beeps, buzzes, clicks and whirrs. Few of these sounds come from an instrument you learned in band class. They are perfect for your sexy robot love stories, hackday montages, and lonely urban sunrises.
1. Asthmatic Astronaut (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - The chill dance party that must go on inside our computer towers. These colorful wires have moves you've never seen before.
3. Leggysalad (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - This track has the amazing ability to infuse sentimental feelings the present moment. It's a flashback of your happiest moments spliced together into an sonic Facebook album.
jason on 01/16/2013 at 08:00AM
Lauki is a Barcelona-based sound designer with a penchant for modern classical music and generative multimedia art.
The coordinates of 69º54´S-135º12´E point somewhere along the coast of Wilkes Land, Antarctica. Lauki describes "the polar desert, another frontier of our planetary existence, a territory where only fools and heroes dare to go." On this recording, Lauki's digital processing manipulates classical instruments—including Heike Grafe's guest violin part on "Deconstrucción"—to shape the ambient dreamscape of a frozen world.
Despite the record's sensation of a glacial stillness, it is a quick 15-minute listen. Such is the nature of every release on Audio Gourmet, a UK-based netlabel cooking up releases "that can be listened to in full during a standard working tea-break."
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
More Permissions: Contact Lauki
Thanks to Recent Music Heroes for the tip on this release!
jason on 12/25/2012 at 09:30AM
Many of the songs we use to celebrate Jesus' birthday have been scooped up by copyright amassers (kinda like what happened to "Happy Birthday To You," hey). Fortunately, the holidaze are an endless well of creativity, and we have been blessed with some wonderful public domain and Creative Commons music. The holiday music featured on FMA encompasses everything from The 8Bits of Christmas to Antique Cylinders.
One recent addition is En attendant Noël..., a compilation from @diffuser.net. The French netaudio resource (profiled here) has been adding a daily winter holiday song to their compilation and now that the 25th is here we are pleased to share this gift with you! Some are old favorites 'round these parts, many are new favorites, and if they find their way into your holiday plans, you'll find links + licenses below.
eliasb on 01/25/2012 at 11:30AM
All these tracks have a tenuous connection to France, whether they were published by a French netlabel or composed by a pianist living there. They are also dark, mysterious, and weird. Perfect for intensifying the feelings associated with the weather phenomenon "wintry mix!"
katya-oddio on 12/24/2010 at 09:30AM
Twelve years ago, the vintage recordings website Dawn of Sound released a compact disc collection of public domain early recording artifacts called Voices of Christmas Past. The recordings were cylinders and acetates from 1898 to 1922. Every year after the release, the website was inundated with requests for the CD. Once it was out of print, Dawn of Sound released it online for free.
Apart from the religious material, there are some fun winter-themed treats, two pieces from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and some spoken old time radio theatre selections.
Dawn of Sound writes:
The artists featured here were pioneer recordings artists whose names were well known in the era they lived. They helped start what is now known today as the record industry. They were popular artist in their time, and their records sold well in an era when movies were silent and radio and television did not yet exist.
Of all things Christmas nothing is more traditional than the singing of carols and songs....