I spent the early part February traveling and away from and computers. Coupled with it being a short month I half expected this month’s collection of free music to be scarce. I can happily say I was wrong.
Typically, I start off with all of the experimental pop, whatever that may be, but this month I’ve found myself drifting back to my roots and listening to a lot more ambient and soundscapes, bubbling them to the top of the list. They’ve been my soundtrack to slowly getting back into the post vacation flow and have worked beautifully. If you don’t want to space completely, there are few crossovers this month. Atlantic At Pacific and Space Ghost both float by but with a pulse of beats to slowly head nod to. Acid Flashback does the same with a layering of oddly familiar samples. And Heavy Ghosts do it with a Cocteau Twins-esque guitar and vocal drone. Pick your poison and start the slow ride.
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Think or Smile | Free Music Collection: March 2011
- FOXES IN FICTION – HOSPITAL DISTRICT / STATIC CULTS DIGITAL 7″ – layered instrumentals that will lull you into whatever state you wish.
- acid flashback – I Love Your Magic – short but sweet drifters.
- Kinisi - Sun Battle Soul – looping electronics to soul search to.
- Starling Murmurations – | – ambient guitar wanderings for the patient ear.
- New Weird Australia, We Are After All Here – slowly drift into the darkness.
- S&S mix – Pink and White Terraces – from enchanted mist to tragic ash to aquatic darkness.
- Aarnio – The Cloud Chamber Under The Mountain – made for people who love to admire the beauty of the ocean at night, listening to trains from a distance and the echos from a large church bell.
- Atlantic At Pacific – Seasons – lullaby hip-hop.
- Space Ghost - FSCK – 5 track ep of beats to space to.
- Farris & Himself - Farris & Himself EP – Alex Cardenas emcees over Stephen Farris beats.
- Star Slinger - Bedroom Joints – sexy beats for the evening hours.
- SP-33 – Escape From Tha Carter – Lil Wayne and John Carpenter deconstructed and reconstructed into what pop music on radio stations would sound like in Blade Runner or Escape from New York.
- Just Plain Ant - B-Sides About Something – samples all over the map, acid jazz/space beats/hip-hop, all chill.
- Just Plain Ant - Selections From The Fall – lounge in the ever changing clouds. airy sampled beats. name your price – show him some love.
- LORD BOYD – various singles – chopped & smoothed samples.
- Clive Tanaka – Minuit et Tu (et Moi) Valentine Night Mix – love music. ya dig?
- young black preachers – Lunch Special III – sound collage beat tape.
- Hard Mix – Defaults – lush wavy beats crafted into beautiful danceable pop.
- PEPEPIANO – PEPEPIANO – a wall of warm synth wave.
- Black Brick - Black Brick/White Dress – complex lo-fi folkpop out of an Ohio bedroom.
- Pandit – In Love With a Fool – 7″ featuring Foxes in Fiction & Coma Cinema.
- Heavy Ghost – Ten Thousand Years – slowdive from a moving plane. lush meets bauhuas.
- Boas - Grave Dreams – experimental darkwave electro pop.
- OLD ARC – Sleepcatcher single – airy electropop with 4 remixes.
- BEWILDERBEAST – Slow It Down – slow motion disco pop. if you dig it, buy them a drink (name your price).
- Crash Symbols – Dope Valley Fuck – second compilation from Crash Symbols feat. Foxes in Fiction, Blackbird Blackbird, Pepepiano and loads of others.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Lighthouse Itself Is The Rocket – acoustic/electric experiments in atmospherics. check out Fire Island too.
- KYNAN – Birthday Blues – hazy bedroom tunes.
- Moon - The Light – lovely lo-fi folkpop.
- Unholy Rhythms & Cactus Mouth Valentine’s Day Mix – We Fall Apart – 20 exclusives on love & heartbreak.
- U/R 60’s French Covers – I Can Only Give You Everything – 60′s French pop.
Support music you love, see artists live, buy their albums if you can. Show ‘em some love.
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