Sound Sunday recently celebrated its jubilee. I remember how I first compiled an edition with EPs and albums, after featuring free songs only. I didn’t think there was enough free material to fill many more editions.
More than three years down the road and I have hundreds of free music downloads in my archives and add dozens more every week. My bookmarks of material to feature could easily cover for half a year of Sound Sundays. And yet I sit down every week to compile a fresh edition with fresh material.
For this edition I went through my bookmarks in search for valuable gems. Some of these albums have been waiting to see the light for many months. And they are very much worth your time. Please lend them both your ears.
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You are welcome to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres I haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina @ this domain.
Single: Coins – Care of Cell Block 101100
Genre: electronic, dance, house, techno
Coins is a highly talented maker of dance music from Toronto, Canada. His self-titled EP was previously featured on Sound Sunday.
Care of Cell Block 101100 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Helix Eternal – Periapsis
Genre: drum & bass, electronic, progressive house, video game music
From the album page: “Periapsis is the result of two years worth of on-and-off music production. While raising my son (he’s six years old now and has autism), it’s been hard to find the time to sit down and write, but I’ve finally finished. There was a lot of inspiration to draw from for the music on this album with it being so long in the making. You might be able to tell by the variety of genres and styles. This album is currently unmastered. I do not have the funds to get it professionally mastered, so I’ve done the best I can do on my own. These are not tracks meant to be played out in a club, but for your listening enjoyment.”
Periapsis is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Bambino – My Ribs Are Poking Through And I Feel Like Hell
Genre: alternative, electronica, downtempo, jazz, jazzy hip hop
From Bambino’s Facebook page: “Adam Purdy is a musician and producer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Driven by a true passion for the art, Adam graduated from The University Of Waikato in 2010 with a degree in music and since then has steadily pursuing a career in the industry operating under the moniker ‘Bambino’. It is difficult to define Bambino’s sound in a single sentence in that by design it exceeds the expectations of any one genre through the integration of delicate melodies, forceful rhythms and textured atmospheres that could be described as some kind of abrasive down tempo.”
My Ribs Are Poking Through And I Feel Like Hell is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Brian Gallagher – You, Me & the Sky
Genre: ambient, indie, folk, post-rock
From the album page: “This is the EP I recorded with some of the greatest friends I made at The Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN. It features all the songs I wrote, covering many of my favourite genres of music; inspired by love, relationship and God’s beautiful creation.”
You, Me & the Sky is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– Good Lord, It’s Cold
Genre: indie, alternative, acoustic, folk
From his Bandcamp profile: “I’m from Maryland.
I like to write. Sometimes I like to sing what I write. These are those sometimes.”
Good Lord, It’s Cold is a free download from Bandcamp.
Mdusu – Des Chansons Sur Les Filles
Genre: electronic, beats, dubstep, glitch-hop, soul
From his Facebook page: “First tings first – it’s pronounced muh-DOO-soo, & it’s spelled M-D-U-S-U (probs easier to just call me Duse, or MD). I’m an MC/producer from Hobart, with occasion sojourns up to the Gold Coast.”
Des Chansons Sur Les Filles is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Ian Grey – Reevolution
Genre: r&b, soul, cinematic
Some inspiring tweets from this musician: “Its so dope how great music unites so many people from so many different walks of life…Y’all don’t understand how hard it is for a man to be happy when he’s broke….Glad ya’ll find my struggle comical.
Reevolution is a free download from Bandcamp.
India Shawn – ORIGIN
Genre: r&b, soul
From her Facebook page: “Talented singer and accomplished songwriter India Shawn is a cool breeze, a brave bird, a whimsical flower, a genuine soul and above all, a REAL girl. With a voice that her fans compare to silk and melodies that are purely organic, Trini-American beauty, India Shawn is the Voice of this generation. Her honest lyrics, soul-vibrating tone and transcendental melodies layered over well-crafted, drum-driven beats provide her own sound that is unique and fresh!”
ORIGIN is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Al Patron – Flight Delayed
Genre: instrumental, soul, beats, jazzy lounge, chill, lo-fi
From the album page: “Flight Delayed – is a compilation of beats that I made when I used to spend a lot of weekends in NYC. I would have a lot of downtime to make beats before and during my flights and this album is a result of those experiences.” – Al Patron
Flight Delayed is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Thallus – Truly Yours
Genre: instrumental, downtempo, beats, chill, trip hop
From the album page: “A year later, still truly yours…One of the main experimentators in hip-hop and broken rhythm’ music, german lo-fi scientist Thallus is coming back with his new full-lengh instrumental project. Here is the music in it’s not classical meaning, it’s a pure emotions which wrapped in sounds. Followin’ his unique style, during recording process, Thallus creates a new detailed story with an every track. And you believe in this magic because it’s honest and sincere. It’s flowing from his SP-404 buttons and vintage keyboards strictly to the notes of your soul. Behind all these material things – an immense inner world. Behind these 12 records – it’s becoming yours. Truly yours.”
Truly Yours is a free download from Bandcamp.
EP: Melorman – You Became A Memory
Genre: experimental, electronic, downtempo
From his Facebook page: “Melorman is the moniker of Antonis Haniotakis an electronic artist born in Athens,Greece. (…) His sound is based on melodic elements and coloured loop lines with a tone of melancholy. The melodies are aerial and fluffy changing as frequently as it can get. Melorman tries to reach the ultimate feeling that melody may have to human emotional state.”
You Became A Memory is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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