Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. Every edition invites you to explore various genres and artists from around the world. After stripping all vocal distractions in last week’s instrumental edition, this week’s edition will allow you to just enjoy the sound of a voice with no distraction by the lyrics, given you don’t understand the respective language. Explore Spanish rock, Japanese, Danish Russian or German hip hop, and French pop.
Note that name your price albums can be downloaded for free by entering 0 in the price field. That said, we strongly recommend you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy!
We welcome you to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres we haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina [tina at makeuseof dot com].
Eugenia Jolly – Un año sola
Genre: alternative, musica, pop
From the album page: “It’s my first solo album. It talks about a lot of things, some I get them, some I don’t. But mainly it describes the months, days in my life, before I went out to the world as myself. It’s what I needed to break the shell, break the ice, to break myself, to break the structures that others had left on my body, the impression, marks & wounds of my past, people, houses, schools, that strange fear…”
Un año sola is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Slowdance – Light & Color
Genre: pop, new wave, dreampop, shoegaze
From their Facebook page: “Slowdance began in Brooklyn in the winter of 2009. We write pop tunes. Slowdance is Quay Quinn-Settel, Kyle McKeveny, Thomas Quigley, Luke Fox and Sam Koppelman.”
Light & Color is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Ignacio Castillo – Los Impulsos
Genre: indie, acoustic, folk
On his Facebook page Ignacio writes that his music is not suitable for young rebels who want to hear a lot of distortion or bass. Rather, his music transmits a lot of love and good energy.
Los Impulsos is a free download from (direct download URL!) MediaFire.
Radio Jarocho – Selftitled
From the album page: “Radio Jarocho is New York City’s most preeminent son jarocho group. The band championed son jarocho, a mix of Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, and Mexican Indigenous dance and music, in the East Coast by performing in dozens of concerts and fandangos over the past ten years. Their debut EP from 2009 is the first son jarocho record made in New York City.”
The Selftitled album Radio Jarocho is a free download from Bandcamp.
Jhanniel – Veo el sol
Genre: pop, rock, funk
Jhanniel is a young artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the singer, guitarist, composer, and producer of his own songs. His music reflects his deep spirituality.
Veo el sol is a free download from Bandcamp.
Barn-Dréas – På Vej Derhen
Genre: hip hop, rap
From his Facebook page: “He can not settle for just being Andreas. Therefore, he raps – as a Barn-Dréas [barn = child], thoughtful, moving, rushing forward with the emotions run high, eager to tell you about what he has learned – about himself and about life.”
På Vej Derhen is a free download from Bandcamp.
Est Est Est – Дорогой мой человек
Genre: indie, electronic, dubstep, hip hop, rap
Est Est Est, or rather есть есть есть in Cyrillic, is a hip hop band from Staint-Petersburg, Russia.
Дорогой мой человек is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
パブリック娘。 – そんなことより早く、このパーティーを抜け出さない？
Genre: hip hop, rap
The name of this band is Public Musume. Google translates the album as Faster than such a thing, do not get out of this party? Makes sense?
そんなことより早く、このパーティーを抜け出さない？ is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Simple One/Mr.Nylson – Funk Faktor
Genre: funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, rap
This cross-over artist from Berlin, Germany has a simple message: “Be yourself and live life to the fullest.” No frills, just raps with depth and a soulful voice.
Funk Faktor is a free download from Bandcamp.
Genre: bluesrock, grunge, psychedelic, rock, stoner rock
Thelema describe their music as ‘punch in the face rock’. This two man band from Buenos Aires, Argentina draws its inspiration from classic bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who, as well as grunge rock icons Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
Thelema is a free download from.
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