Thursday, August 11, 2005

free music and it's not illegal. *gasp*

Another great blog uneathed by the link-tastic Gromblog. This one is entitled Free Albums Galore and, while I can't vouch for the quality of the content (no broadband yet, sigh), it looks really promising. The author only posts complete albums, not individual or scattered tracks, and only albums with permanent off-site hosting. He posts one complete album a day and only makes available "legally free albums, instead of blindly hoping copyright owners won’t mind me distributing their music", which is what everyone else does (incidentally, a new podcast to come from me very soon, I promise).

Some of the stuff on the blog looks very interesting; Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch takes Beethoven's 9th Symphony and slows it down so that it lasts 24 hours. The result, according to Luke (who runs Free Albums Galore is "closer to ambient than classical, ... both soothing and revealing". Mohammed El Bakkar's work, meanwhile, looks both colourful and intriguing, and if - like me - you're annoyed at missing 'Dig' at the cinema recently (the documentary which follows the contrasting fortunes and wavering friendships of The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre), you might be interested to note the links to 9 complete BJM albums. There's even some Tuvan throat singing (via California) and some Songs of the Russian Proleteriat up for grabs.

Go see!

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