Various Artists –  netBloc, Volume 39: Antididonai
#CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0 #Compilation #Pop
Again it's time to honour one of the more than 50 episodes of the netBloc series.
Like usual, two tracks are far to few to cover all the gems in this release. Like usual for a blocSonic release, it covers a broad range of popular music genres, ranging from alternative rock, to easy listening to instrumental h
non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.
it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.
if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.
long, meta, pretentious explanation of why this "place" is different Show more
This is an archipelago.
It's not one place but a series of islands of differing sizes and closeness. You've landed on the shores of one of them that you like and set up camp. You can always hear what your neighbours are talking about and you get parcels full of the messages sent out from neighbouring islands.
If it seems too quiet, you can venture out to look at some of the other islands. They each have their own unique culture. Some speak languages you don't understand; some speak your language but use it in ways you don't understand, yet. Some places they seem to talk of only machines, or politics, or music. In others they make art for their neighbours to enjoy. Some are ruled over by a laird, others are democracies. All islands display their rules clearly; most enforce them justly.
You're not tied to the island you're currently on. You could set up a home on another island, many other islands if you please. Perhaps here you will write poems, while over the horizon you will learn how to repair a broken computer. Argue vigourously on one island, return to another to enjoy the views of your neighbours' gardens.
All these places are accessible to you. You can befriend people on any island and receive visitors or not, as you choose.
This is our achipelago. It is Free and you are welcome.
Daenjellson –  Walk Your Soft Skin on the Edges
#CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0 #Indie #Pop #Vocal
I have a hard time writing this entry paragraph. This short, 5 track, 15 minutes long EP by solo artist Daenjellson is not easy to classify. Acoustic guitar, violin, slightly husky voice all contribute to a hard-to-pin indie sound.
Small Personal Failure opens up the song with spoken words and a heartbeat sa
Stellardrone –  Sublime
#Ambient #CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0 #Drone #Electronic
Drone music is a dish best served at low to medium volume in a dimmed room. Headphones are a plus, but not necessary. Relaxing or comforting activities become twice as effective. I generally can recommend Stellardrone's other works if you are a friend of this genre.
Ascent is the most "musical" and therefore favourite track. Slowly pulsating chor
Geolm –  One Hundred Sights EP
#CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0 #Electronic #House
NuLogic is a fine (no so) little netlabel, at home in the electronic branches of the genre tree. French canadian musician Geolm knows how to make a good first impression. Marvellously produced sound samples, some even with an analogue touch to them, blend nicely to stern beats.
Cruise Control Battle (on the highway) is a straight forward el
Minimal, vowel-free netlabel MNMN Records pumps out a steady stream of diverse, slighly experimental music. This item with catalogue number 483 surfs on the edge between synth wave and glitchy ambient. 9 tracks, each longer than six minutes, make for a pretty spaced up ambience.
Sahara works for me because of the long, synthy drone c
Wooden Legs –  If it doesn’t last forever…
#CC-BY-SA-2.5 #Folk #Medieval #World
It's great to re-discover awesome historical music in the cellar of my music collection. It's even greater to find out that the band is still active, releasing new stuff (latest album: 2015), and having gigs at least in France, Italy, Austria.
Great Spirit is an instrumental piece with great violin riffs and licks.
Xcyril is Cyril Humbert, a professional composer, who has published 11 of his albums, under a Creative Commons license to Jamendo. He specialises in soundtracks for films and video games. This soundtrack in particular has a dark atmosphere, most fitting to accompany a rainy autumn evening. [audio src="https://archive.org/download/jamendo-013717/08.mp3"] L'Attaque de[...]
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