Posts tagged free download
Posts tagged free download
Music from my hometown Cologne - and beyond: Excellent 12 track folk sampler featuring the talents of Entertainment for the Braindead, Hello Piedpiper, Wool, Town of Saints, Honig ecc. Don’t miss this …
Check out the excellent Unsung Records Free Christmas Compilation 2012 — ambient, experimental, jazz, prog, contemporary classical music by artists such as Tuner, Moonbound, Markus Reuter & Robert Rich, The Redundant Rocker, This Fragile Moment, Yoshi Hampl, Centrozoon, Lee Fletcher, Quartet for the End of Time, Zweiton, Adrian Benavides and Syntony. Free download until the 26th December 2012.
Winter is nearing, you can smell it, when you’re outside, at least here in Germany. Christmas is drawing nearer. Christmas will be in less than a month, can you believe it? Sufjan Stevens made music fans all over the world the wonderful early Christmas present. Take from his recently released 5-EP-Collection “Songs for Christmas II: Sliver & Gold” he compiled a free download sampler which can be downloaded at noisetrade.com. 12 tracks = one hour of festive, yet not corny at all modern Christmas music. Get it now, don’t let them annoy you with another year of “Last Christmas” trash…
Gerd Weyhing - Horizontal Reflections
This is a new track by my very dear friend Gerd Weyhing. After having released some very fascinating (and quite proggy) soundscapes, with his new track “Horizontal Reflections” he explores acoustic minimal music loops. This is very fascinating (and if you’re into Robert Fripp, it might will remember you of some Guitarcraft-releases - no wonder, Gerd is a former Fripp pupil)….
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is probably the most popular choral composition of the 20th century. If you haven’t a copy of it on CD (or on your iPod), here’s a free recording featuring the MIT Concert Choir:
First new Dead Can Dance material since 16 years: A radio edit of “Amnesia” (Where do they play such music on the radio?), taken from the upcoming Anastasis album, which will be released in August.
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(exclusive at pitchfork.com):
OK, OK, you know the drill: You want this, you need this - and you’ll get this for free. All that Dead Can Dance asks you is a valid e-Mail-address to add you to their mailing list (you can unsubscribe immediately), what you get is their FIFTH free Live EP featuring the tracks
with almost half an hour of excellent live performances.
If you love jazz from modern piano trios like e.s.t., Neil Cowley Tio or the Vijay Iyver Trio, you may like the Swiss trio Rusconi as well. They combine classical piano trio jazz (listen to “Milk”), almost poppy tunes (“Tempelhof”) and avantgarde-rock-influences (“Alice in the Sky”) to a rather unique sound. Formerly releasing their music on a major label, they’ve now taken their fate into own hands and released “Revolution” (Nomen est omen!) as pay what you want download. You can order the Vinyl or attend to their concerts round Europe where a CD version of “Revolution” will be available.
To be honest: Most postrock/shoegaze bands sound the same to me. Maybe it’s because the genre doesn’t allow many variations but I find it extremely hard to distinguish the bands and their releases one from another. Don’t get me wrong: Sometimes I really dig that wall of increasing sounds sucking me into an imaginary world, but the next moment I can hardly remember the name of the band, the title or the album.
Ektoise from Brisbane are different. Really different. When I think about it, their last year’s release Kiyomizu was one of the very few shoegaze albums I kept on my media player constantly - and listened to it. Their definition of shoegaze is richer, knows different moods, different grades of darkness, of aggression, of loudness. That makes the stuff less uniformly.
If you missed “Kiyomizu” in July, check it out now. It’s available as free download:
They did it again: A third free Live-EP by Dead Can Dance has been published, released as a teaser for the upcoming world tour and new album.
At least as good as the two EP before. Don’t miss it!
Check out the other two EPs too: