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Whether you’re a loyal reader, a passer-by, or a musician, I’m all ears for your opinions and suggestions. I rely heavily on what I find and fortunately, there is no shortage of great free music out there. However, I’m thankful for being approached with new material that you enjoy and would like to see featured.
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Tinoras – Selftitled
Genre: electronica, ambient, breakcore, chiptune
Irish lad Anto McCarthy, also known as Tinoras, Reece, Placid, or Anto, is a musician and founding member of Placid Recordings. The label is dedicated to producing ‘interesting and original electronic music’. Tinoras’ work itself fits this description perfectly. The selftitled album is a rich and original mix of sounds.
Tinoras is a free download from Bandcamp.
Mike Flowerz – Perception The Mixtape
Genre: christian, gospel, pop, soul, mixtape
Mike Flowerz is a singer and performer from New York. He affectionately calls his sound Gospop, for it is a cross between Pop and Gospel. In the past Mike has toured with the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Perception The Mixtape is a free download from Bandcamp.
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Jamaal Jones – One Beat At A Time
Genre: experimental, beats, instrumental, hip hop
This 36-track instrumental album was inspired by Jay Dee’s Another Beach beat CD. Jamaal Jones relies on his friend Hypedog to promote his music. Hence, he doesn’t seem to have his own homepage or social network representation.
Download One Beat At A Time free from Bandcamp.
E-Fluent – A Trip Upstate Vol. 2
Genre: hip hop
E-Fluent started releasing albums in 2010. A Trip Upstate Vol. 2 already is his fourth full length album. It “finds him at a crossroads with both his music and his soul, making the album his deepest and most personal reflection to date.” It’s hip hop with a smooth sound and groovy melodies.
A Trip Upstate Vol. 2 is a free download from Bandcamp.
she’s themorning and thenight – i speak the truth : part one
Genre: indie, acoustic, folk, rock
This album promises to be the first of a four part album. The band that appears to be obsessed with lower case spelling writes: “the idea is to create something that flows into each new part, while constantly evolving and changing at a pace that is recognizable, but not overwhelming.” The first part is promising enough. Let’s see what it evolves into.
Download i speak the truth : part one free from Bandcamp.
Anthony Ruptak – Selftitled
Genre: alternative, independent, folk
Anthony writes: “I am a writer and a musician and really nothing more.” I will leave it at that and add that his selftitled album shows. Anthony composes folk melodies with a cheerful melancholy and a happy ending.
Download the album Anthony Ruptak free of charge from Bandcamp.
Take No Glory – Wake Me Up
Genre: alternative, pop, rock, christian
|Take No Glory is a Christian band from California. They call themselves a non-profit musicianary band. It’s their mission to address various issues, including child slavery, addiction, suicide, and abortion in their songs. Being a non-profit band, all of their music is free. However, they are asking for your help and donations to keep the project going.|
Wake Me Up can be downloaded free and one song at a time from Take No Glory’s Homepage.
Nate Fowler – Wherever You Go
Genre: christian, rock, pop
Self-taught musician Nate Fowler started his musical career with a blast. At age 17 he went on an eight week music tour of South America, playing drums and percussion for a band affiliated with Youth With A Mission. With the same band he also toured West India before he began writing his own songs and recording his sophomore EP.
Wherever You Go is a free download from.
Courrier – A Violent Flame Sampler
Genre: christian, alternative, rock
From their Facebook page: “Like a new wind in an often dry and monotonous music “business,” Courrier’s music is refreshing indeed. With a penchant for melody in the likes of alternative-rock bands like Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Radiohead, Courrier writes songs as soothing as they are sincere. It is in this duality that Courrier finds their message. In the beauty of existence and the pain of experience, lead singer Austin Jones’ voice even reflects the honeyed grit of reality, while the ascending harmonies and radiant guitars anthem the intimate.”
The A Violent Flame Sampler can be downloaded for free from NoiseTrade.
Tangram – Mos Quataer
Genre: ambient, electronica, new wave, downtempo, instrumental
Over the months, Tangram has become an institution here on Sound Sunday. PÃ©ter FabÃ³k’s latest album Mos Quataer, released on February 11th, is nothing short of brilliant! If you like Daft Punk and their recent TRON Legacy soundtrack (epic!), you will definitely appreciate Tangram!
If this wasn’t enough, browse past editions of Sound Sunday. If you have suggestions, questions, or feedback, feel free to get in touch with me [tina at makeuseof dot com]. You can also use the comments below.