01 May 2013

The Month's FMA Gold

April 2013
Some of the albums that caught our attention this month at the Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.

Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era.  These uses vary and are determined by the rightsholders themselves who feel that allowing a degree of free cultural access is beneficial not only to their own pursuits, but to our society as a whole.  Are you a podcaster looking for pod-safe audio? A radio or video producer searching for instrumental bed music that won't put your audience to sleep? A remix artist looking for pre-cleared samples? Or are you simply looking for some new sounds to add to your next playlist? The Free Music Archive is a resource for all that and more, and unlike other websites, all of the audio has been hand-picked by established audio curators.

Maya Solovéy - Forte
[Folk, Pop, Chamber Pop]

Podington Bear - 22 new albums added this month
[Instro, Electro]

Allah-Las - Live on WFMU Apr 2013
[Rock, '60s-style Pop, Psych]

Diotima_Quartet - Hugh Levick's Empire Inc.
[Modern Composition]

Robin Grey - tracks from albums
[Folk, Acoustic, Pop]

Roach Davies And The Fleas - Navigator
[Psych, Folk, Rock]

Alan Driscoll - The Differences Between Men And Women
[Standup Comedy]

Robyn Hitchcock - Live on WFMU Feb 2013
[Pop, Rock]

A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Live at WFMU with Irene Trudel - March 25, 2013
[Traditional Music, Folk, SE Europe]

Candlegravity - Junpei
[Experi, Electro]

THF Drenching - Punishing Moral Code
[Experi, Noise, Musique Concrete]

Various Artists - Revitalize Music Contest
[Varied]

Avoidant - Birth In Carpathia
[Dark Ambient, Drone]

Joe Marson - Someday Soon
[Pop, Blues Rock]

Jahzzar - Sketches
[Beats, Rhythm & Blues]

Spuntic - Between Green
[Ambient, Drone, Space, Electro]

Daizy - The Daizy Factory
[Beats, Electro]

Mice Parade - Live on WFMU Mar 2013
[Folk, Experi, Acoustic]

Plates Of Cake - Live on WFMU Mar 2013
[Pop, Power Pop, Indie Rock]

Эксперимент (Experiment) - Навсегда (Forever)
[Russian Pop]

Various Artists - Retork (Enough Records)
[Electro, Varied]

Anitek - Lily
[hip hop beats, trip hop, funk]

Various Artists - Un|Herd Archive
[experi, electro, radio]

Zelmershead - Imperfection
[electro, trip hop]

Nasienie - Private Loops
[electro, ambient]

Keaton Henson - Live on WFMU Apr 2013
[Folk, Acoustic Guitar]

Onyx Ashanti - Berlin
[Dance, House]

Eaters - An Evening With Tuck Pendleton
[Soul, Hip Hop, '60s Groove]

Underling - 2 new albums (hear live session!)
[Hip Hop, Rock]

Asian Women on the Telephone - Ivan (Euro Edition)
[Noise, Experi]

Vlasta Popić - Za Očnjake
[Punk, New Wave]

Ховбай Хвекмеев and PK Jazz Collective: 1967-1976 The Best
[Varied]

MC Cullah - Be Love Not Fear
[Blues Rock, Experi, Electric Guitar]

Technology of Silence - The Squad
[Industrial, Electro]

Nevada Base - Foresight
[Synth Pop, Dance]
Some content added by Oddio Overplay:

Lee Maddeford et Roland Vouilloz - Cyclops
[Modern Composition, Stage Music]

Various Artists - The Droplift Project
[Collage, Varied, Experi]
Some content promoted elsewhere by Oddio Overplay:

Sergi Boal - Silenci
[Traditional Music, Modern Composition]

The Impossebulls -Made by History (Decade One: 2000-2010)
[Hip Hop, Rap]

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