I am open for suggestions and would love to hear your feedback regarding the selection of musical styles and artists. Praise and criticism are equally welcomed. Comments and contact information can be found at the bottom of this article.
Enjoy this week’s selection and please support the artists wherever possible!
Aaron Copland – Copland Fanfare For The Common Man, Billy The Kid, El SalÃ³n MÃ©xico
Genre: classical, film music
|In celebration of US Independence Day on July 4th, Classical.com features a free download from Aaron Copland. Copland, an American pianist and composer of concert and film music, was born in 1900 and lived to become 90 years old. Quite refreshingly, he maintains a MySpace profile with an unknown last login date.
Download the album from. Login required.
Tangram – Micropolis
Genre: ambient, electronica, new wave
|This group has previously made it into the Sound Sunday feature. In the meantime PÃ©ter FabÃ³k, the man behind Tangram, has published a new album called Micropolis.
You can preview and download Micropolis from Bandcamp. It’s a “name your price” download. Please make it more than $0 if you can afford to!
Bomarr – Scraps
Genre: electronica, hip hop
|Bomarr’s new album Scraps contains previously unreleased material. It truly is a wild mix, containing remixes in collaboration with Restiform Bodies, an iPhone ringtone song, compilations, and collaborations. The result is a very diverse and stimulating album!
Download the album fromin exchange for your eMail address.
Atomic Skunk – Sampler
Genre: ambient, chillout, electronica, psychedelic
|Atomic Skunk’s music is matchless material for a lazy day. This two piece (17 minutes) Sampler provides a taste of their music, which is rich in sounds, yet woven together skillfully to form a quiet and peaceful flow. Put the song Forest for the Trees on repeat to fall asleep with ease.
Download the free sampler from Bandcamp. No questions asked.
Brave No Sleep – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Genre: indie, rock
|Brave No Sleep from Dallas, Texas, USA have released their EP Everything’s Gonna Be Alright in hopes they will win your hearts over. They have picked three very strong pieces, which demonstrate their talent and skill. No doubt their strength is touching hearts. Are you sold?
Download the EP from NoiseTrade in exchange for your eMail address and postal code.
Brave No Sleep MySpace and .
GM X Vinylcologist – 4 Your BBQ Vol.1 (BBQ Sauced)
Genre: hardcore, hip hop, rap
|Here we have a record from the future. The official release date on Bandcamp is November 24th, 2010. The album is truly unusual. It comes in two tracks – Side A (19:34) and Side B (25:19). Uncut flow and spice for your Sunday BBQ.
Download the album from Bandcamp. No strings attached.
GM X Vinylcologist MySpace and .
TianastÃ¡cia – No PaÃs das Maravilhas
Genre: pop, rock
|TianastÃ¡cia are from Brazil and they have been around since the mid 90s. They sing in their native language Portuguese. The sound is wild South American rock.
Download No PaÃs das Maravilhas from TianastÃ¡cia’s. Click on “Baixar o disco completo” in the bottom left to start the download. No input required.
TianastÃ¡cia MySpace and .
Laura Stevenson and the Cans – Laura Stevenson: A Record
Genre: pop, acoustic
|Laura Stevenson and the Cans managed to spread their music without a record release for quite some time. Finally, in 2008 Laura broke free from the trend she had set and released Laura Stevenson: A Record. The band hasn’t released a record since, but they are happily touring Europe at the moment.
Download Laura Stevenson: A Record from Quote Unquote Records. Direct and unchallenged.
Freddie Joachim – Dust
Genre: jazz, soul, hip hop, experimental
|This album is cleverly set between musical styles. The hip hop rules the beat and mix, the jazz is in the music, and the soul lives in the voice. Taken together, it’s definitely experimental and a rewarding challenge for your ears.
Download the album Dust from Bandcamp. No information required.
Stomacher – Sentimental Education
Genre: rock, pop
|Stomacher is a band based in California and was previously known as Reverent Fear. The debut album of the new band comes with a slightly dark sound, which is quite a refreshing one compared to the old mainstream pop/rock.
Download the album Sentimental Education from Stomacher’s Homepage, eMail address required.
Suggestions, questions, criticism? The comments are ready to receive your input. If you would like to see your own music featured on Sound Sunday, please get in touch with me: tina at makeuseof dot com.