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Sound Sunday is a challenge.

Each edition provides a musical flavor for the following week; a delicate mix of styles and genres. A single bad piece gives the entire composition a funny taste. Or does it?

Do you download the entire Sound Sunday collection each week or do you prefer to pick your favorites? What do you base your selection on? Do you go by genre or do you preview the songs? Please post your feedback in the comments. Thank you!

As We Draw – Lines Breaking Circles

Genre: metal, post-hardcore

free mp3 download Lines Breaking Circles is the debut album of the French post-hardcore metal trio As We Draw. The album is self-recorded and was released via French netlabel Throatruiner Records.

Draw the album directly from their Homepage.

As We Draw MySpace and Homepage.

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Red Letter – selftitled

Genre: christian, rock

free album Red Letter is the band of Pastor Joel Brown. “Red Letter joins lyrics born out of profound gospel reflection with aggressive music that matches the depth and weight of the text.

Red Letter offers an interesting bonus for musicians among you: you can also download the chort charts for the album.

Download the album from NoiseTrade.

Red Letter Homepage.

Bannerman – The Dusty Dream Hole

Genre: folk rock, progressive

mp3 album download Bannerman is the solo project of New Zealand musician Richard Setford. His friend from the soul-jazz collective One Million Dollors describes The Dusty Dream Hole as “broadly cinematic” and says “the album encompasses lilting ballads and sharp-edged, distorted dreamscapes that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.

The Dusty Dream Hole is a free download from Bandcamp.

Bannerman MySpace.

World Versus Me – Duel

Genre: alternative, rock, electronic, industrial

free music World Versus Me was formerly known as Shaolin Temple of BooM. The man behind the music, David Alvarez, says that the name change reflects where and who he is at this point in his life. Duel is a powerful rock album.

Get this album from Bandcamp.

World Versus Me Facebook. Shaolin Temple of BooM MySpace.

Avalanche City – Our New Life Above The Ground

Genre: folk, pop

how to download music free From the website: “The story of Avalanche City begins in a house, alone, for hours and hours each day for months, slowly learning how to sing by process of scales, recording, and self critique.
(…) One year after beginning the process of teaching himself how to sing, the first tracks were laid for Avalanche City’s debut album Our New Life Above The Ground.

This is a no strings attached download from Avalanche City’s Homepage.

Avalanche City MySpace and Homepage.

Any̫ РBreathe

Genre: alternative, rock, power pop

music downloads Anyô is Filipino for ‘figure’ or ‘appearance’. It’s also a music trio from Manila, formed in 2005. The three members are professional musicians, who have been playing live and working in the studio for several years. The album Breathe is licensed under Creative Commons License.

Download Breathe from Anyô’s Homepage.

Anyô Homepage and Facebook.

The Scaramanga Six – An Introduction To The Scaramanga Six

Genre: alternative, rock, pop

legal download The Scaramanga Six is a British band that has been around since 1995. They describe themselves as “a flaming ball of fury. A tight-knitorganisation, every one of these desperate individuals is hell-bent on assaulting the ears of the unsuspecting with intensive rock and roll music.” An Introduction To The Scaramanga Six is a collection of tracks released between 1995 and 2010.

This compilation is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

The Scaramanga Six MySpace and Homepage.

Liminal – Unhinged

Genre: soundtrack

cool free music Unhinged is the soundtrack for a fictitious movie, in other word, a movie that only exists in the imagination. Robert Stevenson writes: “Knowing well this genre of film and this genre of music, listeners can put together the pieces and imagine the film that it could be.

Download Unhinged from SoundCloud. Watch for the full album link in the sidebar on the left.

Liminal MySpace and SoundCloud.

Michal Menert – Dreaming of a Bigger Life

Genre: electronica, ambient, instrumental, down-tempo

best free mp3 Draming of a Bigger Life is the debut album of solo artist Michal Menert. He had previously co-produced music with childhood friend Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights. Michal’s “sound combines obscure vintage samples from both Eastern European and Western vinyl with rich analog synthesis and organic hard hitting beats. It is a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas.

The album is available from Pretty Lights Music.

Michal Menert MySpace and Homepage.

Rocom – Nights Like This

Genre: indie, rap, hip hop

sound sunday Rocom wirtes: “‘l’ll always have music. I just wrote a grip of lyrics because I had to. Its been some time since I’d needed to record a song so that I could have a normal night’s rest. In 2005, when I started recording songs for the first time, I experienced a world of hurt, confusion and depression. Putting all of those fucked up feelings into a song freed me from them.

You can download Nights Like This from Rocom’s Blog.

Rocom MySpace and Homepage.

Anyô

Past editions of Sound Sunday are available here. Feel free to get in touch with me [tina@makeuseof.com] to share material, suggestions, and feedback that you don’t want to post in the comments below.

  1. DA
    November 17, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Hello Tina, the World Versus Me album is located here now http://worldversusme.bandcamp.com/ actually both albums are free for a limited time. Here is the direct link to Duel. http://worldversusme.bandcamp.com/album/duel

  2. Chupp
    November 15, 2010 at 4:07 am

    What I like to do is download all the albums I can, and listen to them and delete them if they cuss, or it's too much for me, or just not my style.

    Thank you MUO for opening up my view on music!

    • Tina
      November 15, 2010 at 5:04 am

      Thank you very much for the feedback, Chupp! Great to hear you're really using Sound Sunday to broaden your musical horizon. :)

  3. Chupp
    November 15, 2010 at 5:07 am

    What I like to do is download all the albums I can, and listen to them and delete them if they cuss, or it's too much for me, or just not my style.

    Thank you MUO for opening up my view on music!

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