Anglo-Finnish artist Sanna Annukka
's vibrant, flat design work (especially her Icons
series) got me curious about her, well, iconography.
She mentioned The Kalevala previously
, the Finnish national epic poem (in Finnish here
), a tale of creation and heroism that arguably spurred the Finns to independence from the Russians.
Like so much else epic and awesome, it spawned a '70s prog band, with three albums
posted by klangklangston
on Feb 25, 2008 -
The Overdub Tampering Comittee Manifesto. What if there was a network of musicians who got a hold of albums right as they leaked, added subtle yet very much additional overdubs all over the album, and then re-leaked it to the internet? ... We set out to make that specific bewildering, annoyance a possibility. [more inside]
posted by whir
on Jan 12, 2008 -
The best music of 2007 according to Stereogum, Pitchfork, All Music, NME, PopMatters, The A.V. Club, Rolling Stone, TIME, MTV, the Guardian, eMusic, Amazon, Spin Magazine, Q, Largehearted Boy,
Among the most frequently listed are Radiohead, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, Feist,
and The National.
posted by Soup
on Dec 18, 2007 -
was one of the greatest storytellers ever to be heard on radio. The Jean Shepherd Project
collects recordings of these historic broadcasts, converts them to mp3 files and makes them available to be revisited by his longtime fans and by those who wish to discover what great American storytelling is all about. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Dec 11, 2007 -
World Passport Music
– 75 hours of free world music in mp3/podcast format. Afrobeat, Cuban Diaspora, Haitian Kompa, Salsa, Highlife, Rumba Congolaise, Kinshasa-Nairobi Sounds, Afrijazz, Calypso, Hawaiian, American Jazz Roots, Yoruban Ejeki Jo... Let’s Dance!
posted by algreer
on Nov 1, 2007 -
speaks about being a member of oink, torrents and file sharing, as well as other interesting things. NIN cd cover artist, known online as Demonbaby
, also speaks about labels, file sharing and oink. It's a lonnng rant.
posted by ashbury
on Oct 30, 2007 -
"The Bodleian Library launches its first series of BODcasts with readings by celebrated poets including Seamus Heaney, Bernard O’Donoghue and Mick Imlah." MP3s of talks and readings given on an evening in celebration of the publication of the journal Archipelago
posted by Abiezer
on Oct 30, 2007 -
releases his album with several payment options: $0.00 gets you 192k mp3s, and 5 bucks buys your choice of 192k or 300k mp3s, or FLAC
. All DRM free of course. Trent Reznor, who was recently sighted complaining about the insane prices
for his last album in new zealand, is to blame
. Need a taster? Saul and Trent have leaked a track
on pirate bay.
posted by fleetmouse
on Oct 29, 2007 -
The New Pornographers of the '90s, the Sardinas released two fantastic albums full of mixtape fodder. Now everything they've got, including some live gems, is up online.
posted by klangklangston
on Sep 25, 2007 -
4 Brothers Beats
. This is a tribute to all the original music that built hip-hop – the best beats in soul, funk & jazz collected by four brothers.
An amazing collection of out-of-print releases from the 70s and 80s.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Sep 20, 2007 -
- tons of stories, tales and poems suitable for younger readers: HTML, PDF, and MP3s. From Baa, Baa, Black Sheep to Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, and Flatland.
posted by Wolfdog
on Aug 9, 2007 -
10 (11) interesting/historical recordings.
From List Universe. This site uses the term "Top ten" but as with anything when you talk in absolutes people get pretty ornery, so lets just say here are 11 very interesting sound files, from exorcism to castrato.
posted by edgeways
on Jul 21, 2007 -
Fuck Yuo I Am a Robot
are offering their album Compensator for the Accelerator for free download from their site. Infectious ass-shakin' Estonian electro-pop. Lyrics to track 2 NSFW, likewise sleeve art jpgs if you opt for the .zip download. You can sample one of the tracks, Hydraulic
, on YouTube if you don't know them and would like to check them out first, though personally I can't get enough of Zukunft
(direct mp3 link).
posted by nthdegx
on Jul 12, 2007 -
- Radiohead's OK Computer
covered by 12 modern artists. Free download.
posted by puddleglum
on Jul 11, 2007 -
The Record Industry's Decline.
"The record companies have created this situation themselves," says Simon Wright, CEO of Virgin Entertainment Group, which operates Virgin Megastores. Rosen and others see that 2001-03 period as disastrous for the business. "That's when we lost the users," Rosen says. "Peer-to-peer took hold. That's when we went from music having real value in people's minds to music having no economic value, just emotional value."
posted by geoff.
on Jun 26, 2007 -