The more I thought about this post, the more I dreaded writing it. The more I dreaded writing it, the more I stayed away from it. For me the problem and its continued distraction was that I could not have possibly listened to everything. Towards the end of December, I discovered two potential gaps in my list that I had not heard any of the releases from: The Museum of Microcassette Art and Wood and Wire. There is a possibility that a release or two from these netlabels may have made this post.
A heartfelt thanks to all the musicians and netlabels who work so tirelessly to get some wonderful free music out there. Their dedication and creativity does not go unnoticed. And a special thanks to the people that work behind the scenes at Creative Commons, Netlabels at Archive.org and Sonic Squirrel. The photograph by Alex Lomix above is CC BY-NC.
I hope you download and enjoy the music in this post. And please, give a shout out to the musician or the netlabel every once and awhile. Here are my selections in reverse-pseudo-alphabetical order by artist.
Viv Corringham – Gum + Butts
VeDaKR – Pred Osle
A Small Glass Ghost – Homes, Gone Forever
Portland Bike Ensemble – Session Extracts
Pedro Chambel, Bruno DuPlant – I do not really know what music is …
Owl Brain Atlas – Snow Eater
Otra Carpeta – Transparente
mysterybear – The Quiet Sun
Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order – Cutters
Martin Rach Schizoduo – Edge of the Land
Leo Bettinelli and Jaume Muntsant – Wingu
Kritchev vs. Ban – Working Title
Jeff Kolar – Ice Cream Truck Songs
Ice Cream Truck Songs
JD Zazie – Naherholung Playtime
Hugo Paquete – Data Metaphysics
Daniel Barbiero – Complex Silence 37
Culllit – Attached
Charles Premier et Zreen Toyz – Tous Ces Petits Riens
C. Reider – Edge and Artifact
Miquel Parera and Alozeau – Five Structures And A Cold Void