Recent FMA Blog Posts
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Simon_Mathewson_1429 on 07/14/2018 at 01:57AM
Nul Tiel Records is very pleased to be included in Netlabel Day 2018 along with lots of other fantastic music from around the world.
Our release for Netlabel Day is Phase 2 by Xylo-Ziko
dhf510 on 07/13/2018 at 11:58AM
On July 9, Gilman Mom released an atmospheric nature music video for “Coast of Daylight”, the opening track on album Revisionist History. The video immerses the viewer in the arboreal world that the song lives in. Monkeys, flowers, and lamination abound, have fun delving into this video.
YizzyV on 07/12/2018 at 01:15AM
Hi everyone, this is Ysabel from Musiio. Kicking where Hazel left off and serving up Indie Rock this time!
Indie Rock, an umbrella genre that is identified more by its ethos than a musical approach, is one that is not easily - or can be - objectively identifiable by ear. In making music that suits their personal taste more than selling records (a major label thing), Indie bands exploit that freedom to explore sounds, emotions and subjects that can have limited appeal to the mainstream audience. Music that may seem too whimsical, too melancholic, too delicate, too raw, too abrasive for the general public, yet balancing these leanings with a pop sensibility.
With the ever-growing list of subgenres and styles, the right question here is then - How do you like your Indie? Personally I’m big on garage-influenced Crumbsnatchers and Night Beats, and new wave artists a la Single Bullet Theory.
Share your favourite indie style by commenting on this post!
Ysabel @ Musiio
slclabel on 07/11/2018 at 12:00PM
Soisloscerdos con ganas de que llegue el Netlabel Day 2018. El 14 de Julio, fecha elegida por cuarto año consecutivo, compartiremos, al igual que muchos netlabels de todo el planeta, música en estado puro, libre y personal, en nuestro caso, música techno. Gracias por el apoyo a todos los que os acercáis a esta cultura.
- Ant GM, nos alegrará con su techno, concreto, analógico y afilado.
- (029) se apunta a última hora, aportando su gran techno, directo a la pista. Gracias!
cheyenne_h on 07/06/2018 at 08:55PM
The FMA is full of strange sounds, and some are downright otherworldly! There is an instrument known to some called the waterphone, and it's played with a bow or mallets. This instrument is made of an array of metal rods connected to a bowl that has water inside a central handle (see photo above for some examples). This allows for ethereal and eerie sounds to emerge when a bow is drawn across the metal; different rods generate different tones. If you've ever seen a scary movie, you've probably heard the sound of this amazing instrument. Recently, Philp Gayle appeared on WFMU to perform and has generously shared the recording with us at the Free Music Archive. Listen below:
Hadokowa on 07/03/2018 at 01:37PM
"Loading..", our debut EP has been re-released as a USB cassette by Enough records (electro, Portugal) and Nación Libre records (punk, Mexico).
Pretty like a tape but useful like a USB drive!
slclabel on 07/03/2018 at 05:00AM
Titulo: Dr. Default
Género: Electronic, Downtempo, Ambient
Formato: EP digital
Fecha: Junio 2018
douglasawh on 06/29/2018 at 07:22PM
I am headed to DC in July, Iceland in August (Reykjavik and Akureyri), and the at-least yearly visit to Louisville in December. Get me your demos now so I can discuss with the blocSonic team before meeting in person.
And if you live in the Minneapolis or St. Paul, hit me up any time!
I've left you with some music from DC, Iceland, and Louisville!
HazelMusiio on 06/29/2018 at 05:00AM
We are back once again with another genre and another playlist. Our A.I. is working hard everyday to create colourful and helpful playlists.
Excitingly, we limited this one to the newer material from the FMA, to see what gems we could find. Don't get me wrong I love a classic, but I was curious to see what difference searching a new segment of the database made. See what you think!
Comment on the post and let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions on what genres you would like to hear next!
Hazel @ Musiio
cheyenne_h on 06/26/2018 at 07:01PM
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Lithics pays homage to the art-punks of yesteryear with their impatient, deliberate guitars that march along in argument, sparse percussion that propel the songs along, and delightfully deadpan, imaginative lyrics. In the past year, they've visited WFMU twice (once to appear on Liz Berg's program and once, most recently, on the Evan "Funk" Davies show), and if you haven't heard about them by now, do yourself a favor and give them a listen.
Recommended if you like the Fall, Bush Tetras, or DNA.