Recent FMA Blog Posts
This is a feed of featured blog posts from FMA users. Blog on, bloggers!
derekclegg on 02/16/2018 at 01:34PM
Hey guys! It's Derek Clegg, your resident singer-songwriter type. Just wanted to drop a line to let you know my band Small Tall Order just released our latest album called "Easily". Lot's of hard work went into it so we hope you enjoy!
Alpha_Hydrae on 02/16/2018 at 04:51AM
Hi, it's Monplaisir,
I'm really glad to present to you the new Cuicuitte album called "L'Anteville".
It was a long run, a home made album we've worked with my friend Otite Noire during more than a year. We didn't know what we wanted to do as a genre of music (and we still don't know how to qualify what we do- if you have a word, tell us !) and we ended in this cute and naive noisy folky acoustic music.
I really hope you will like it ! Don't hesitate to comment what you think about it !
massdist on 02/15/2018 at 05:04PM
I am Colin. Colin is me.
When I was on tour all the time with Usaisamonster, I'd also keep busy making experimental tapes and whatnot on the side. I'd sell these tapes and get my ya ya's out too.
Here are all of them.
Monogamous Octopus was a one night only George Michael cover band etc with brand new musicians Barbara Schauwecker and Meghan Eckman. Raw on purpose and by accident.
Live Loop was my interpretation of Zappa Beefheart's "The Blimp" performed by the Dude Tour dudes - Jimmy Cousins, Adam Taber, Dan Beckman, Rob Francisco, and Jeremy Harris.
High As Hell was is an unlistenable? noise collage. Kinda one of my specialties.
It's a dark twisted funny fun road to hell and back catch a heart attack.
Thanks for the time.
TAGGED AS:mass dist
cheyenne_h on 02/14/2018 at 01:31PM
If you're not joining us each week for the FMA Listening Party, you can still reap the benefits of our weekly curatorial efforts!
This week's episode was a special featuring music performed by women (and some of their friends of various other persuasions) - a Galentine's Day special (a pop culture 'holiday' celebrating one's gal pals the day before Feb 14). The episode (with commentary) is available on the Give The Drummer Radio stream, or as a podcast via iTunes, but you can also listen to the songs featured on this week's episode below.
For your listening enjoyment, here's the playlist -- and you can download it, too!
murmurintemporel on 02/12/2018 at 05:11AM
Hybrid, the first EP of Bloom (UK), minimal and noisy techno with dark ambient edges.
massdist on 02/08/2018 at 05:41PM
You may remember a while back we uploaded a bunch of Devil Music albums to the FMA.
Well, now we've added the final 5 Devil Music records. That's all of them. We're all done with them.
I'm happy to add these peas to the pie tho. These releases showcase their orchestral side.
Classical, Soundtrack, and Psychedelic Rock - THE TRIFECTA!
Split Seven Inch With Gold is a pretty sweet weird rock song.
In C is their rock rendition of the Terry Riley classic.
And Soundtrack To Red Heroine is the music that got them to China.
All awesome stuff!
cheyenne_h on 02/05/2018 at 08:51AM
Just a friendly reminder.
We know, the FMA is a great resource for all sorts of people - filmmakers, remix artists, people who wanna hear strange new sounds - but we've been getting a LOT of messages lately from confused people about whether or not they can use X song in Y video.
It depends on the license, and how you intend to use the music, my friend! And best of all, you can find out all the information you need on your own. There are tons of resources out there to help.
We have a robust FAQ (complete with webinar!) about which licenses are suitable for video here. But here are some basics:
1. ND or No Derivatives: If you want to use a track from FMA for a video, you are not allowed to use anything with an "ND" or "No Derivatives" clause in the license. You must get further permission from the artist in order to use it for a video.
2. NC or Non Commercial: If you want to use a track for commercial purposes (including a monetized YouTube video, a real estate listing, or a video telling people about a product or service that costs money), anything with a "NC" or "Non Commercial" clause is not pre-cleared for this type of use. If you want to use it for a commercial purpose, you must get further written permission from the artist, and possibly pay for a license to use the song.
3. SA or Share Alike: If you want to use a track that is licensed CC BY-SA "Share Alike" or CC BY-NC-SA, you are required by that license to share your own work under the identical license. If you can't, or don't want to, do this, you must get further written permission from the artist. (Noticing a pattern yet?)
4. BY or Attribution: Anything with a CC license with "BY" or "Attribution" in it means you must give credit to the artist, but that's it. You can use it for whatever you want, even derivative works like videos and remixes. If you don't want to, or can't give attribution in your derivative work (such as a video)... guess what? You have to get further permission from the artist! (Now you're getting it!)
We have pre-screened a lot of stuff and it's tucked neatly in the Music For Video curator page (though this includes NC and SA tracks - so make sure to look for the license you need). You can also use stuff from our Public Domain collection without attributing or getting permission from the artist.
murmurintemporel on 02/02/2018 at 02:26AM
Vampire's Decadence, a collaboration album inspired by vampires themes and mixed with an avant-garde obscure psychedelic sound.
Instrumentation & Improvisation by Dariusz Jackowski & Humanfobia.
massdist on 02/01/2018 at 01:26PM
Jonah Rapino always carries a handheld recorder around whenever he travels.
And then when he gets home, he edits and compiles these recordings into unique and awesome releases.
These are a couple of my favorite Mass Dist records. Amazing stuff.
Check them here:
Or better yet, press the PLAY PAGE button at Handheld Recordings and your next few hours are gonna be awesome.
Thanks and you're welcome.
cheyenne_h on 01/31/2018 at 03:33AM
For the next month or so, we're opening a submission page for songs about love, longing, and how to celebrate Valentine's day your own way! If you've never submitted a song to FMA before, now's your chance! We are accepting submissions from now until Tuesday, February 13th. Your song must meet the following criteria:
- **thematically consistent with Valentine's Day, love, candy, longing, roses, chocolate, going on dates, or disdain thereof (in title OR lyrics - can be instrumental)
- **less than 5 minutes long
- **licensed CC BY-NC
- **marked if inappropriate for all audiences
You can submit a song (as long as you're logged in to our site) by clicking on the "Submit Track" button on the Lonely Hearts Challenge page.