10 Free Music Albums: The Non Conformist Edition [Sound Sunday]

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free musicSound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting legally free music downloads. This is the first edition of 2013, a chance to celebrate new beginnings and welcome change into your life. The vibe of this edition strongly resonates with the mission statement of the Sequence Theory Project:

In the modern way of living Man humiliates every living creature in the name of money, power, authority and order. We resist at this directed situation with our music ideas, thoughts and actions, fighting with our own way against the power of acceptance to strong policies who oppress weak people unfairly.

So come in and sample some new music that doesn’t conform to the same old. You’re welcome!

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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!

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 [tina at makeuseof dot com].

Free Song: Remember Twilight – Das Geschenk

Genre: metal, hardcore, classical, chamber music core

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The German band Remember Twilight combines hardcore metal and classical instruments to Kammermusik-Core (chamber music core), a genre they have been perfecting since 2001. Instruments include violins, oboe, cello, bass, and guitars.

You can stream the full album, Reise in die Ungewissheit, and download two songs from Remember Twilight’s Homepage.

Empire – Birth

Genre: rock

From their Bandcamp profile: “EMPIRE is a band with something to prove. Formed in early 2012 they have hit the ground running. After one listen you can tell this band has experience in its roots. This is a heady rock n’ roll cocktail that doesn’t care for scenester labelling. When nowadays everything sounds the same, you need to find your own sounds, you need to be part of something new; you need to be part of this EMPIRE!

Birth is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Mordomo – The Long Road To Nowhere

Genre: experimental, ambient, rock

From the artist’s Bandcamp profile: “Born on an uncertain day, Mordomo carries with him noises, melodies, traces of nostalgia and rebellion that insist on leaving him. His footsteps are heard in a city as far as Lisbon (Portugal). Mordomo is Pedro Isidoro (No Tribe, Aggravated Emotional Apathy, sounds151 and ex-Swallowed By Hole).

The Long Road To Nowhere is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Sofia Talvik – Street Of Dreamix

Genre: indie, americana, folk, pop

From her Bandcamp profile: “We all know the Swedes can write a mean pop songs – but what about folk songs? Well, one artist is nonchalantly transferring the charm and fun found in most pop songs into sweet, acoustic twang. Sofia Talvik, brings bubbly blonde ambition to this raw and often quiet genre with a captivating breath of fresh air.

Street Of Dreamix is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Jonteknik – Hollow///Remixes

Genre: electronic, electro, pop

From their Bandcamp profile: “Jonteknik has worked with Paul Humphreys (of OMD) and Claudia Brucken (Propaganda/Act) on their ‘Onetwo’ project as well as working on his own projects. Jonteknik is available for remix work and collaborations with vocalists/songwriters.

Hollow///Remixes is a free download from Bandcamp.

MYK & Shirosky – Adaptation

Genre: jazz, lounge, jazzy hip hop, hip hop

From the press kit: “Shirosky the self proclaimed ‘First Female Jazz Hip-Hop Musician/Producer in South Korea’ has teamed up with rapper MYK. MYK hails from the Bay Area but moved to Seoul, Korea, where he was introduced to Tablo of Epik High. The two immediately connected and began writing music together. He was later made a honorary member of Epik High and has continued to collaborate with them and artists like Kero One, Dumbfoundead, Tablo amongst others. They teamed up with British Net Label Cult Classic Records to release the 6 track EP.

Adaptation is a free download from Bandcamp.

Barolo – Tourmalet

Genre: experimental, instrumental, psychedelic, rock

From their homepage: “Barolo are a psychedelic improvisational group with an unhealthy interest in cycling, wine and fuzz.” Also check out their brief history for the full story of how the band was founded.

Tourmalet is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Mr. Archive – Serious Social Drinking

Genre: hip hop, rap

From the album page: “Mr. Archive has put together his first solo project. Serious Social Drinking is a combination of party raps, story-telling and girl problems featuring some of the greatest DJs and Producers that Vancouver has to offer, along with an arsenal of guest emcees including: Bevvy Swift, K-Rec, Us N Them, Chadio, Attikus, and SOS, to name only a few. Serious Social Drinking is set for a release in late November 2012. Hope your liver is ready for a serious beating, because this album could make an alcoholic out of a Buddhist monk.

Serious Social Drinking is a free download from Bandcamp.

seQueNce tHeOry pRojeCt – The Collapse of Civilization

Genre: indie, electronica, breakcore, dark hop, trip hop

From their Bandcamp profile: “Sequence Theory Project is a non commercial band which represents our feelings for this world. In the modern way of living Man humiliates every living creature in the name of money, power, authority and order. We resist at this directed situation with our music ideas, thoughts and actions, fighting with our own way against the power of acceptance to strong policies who oppress weak people unfairly.

The Collapse of Civilization is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

JunioR – Selftitled

Genre: electronic, instrumental, punk, post-hardcore, rave, techno, hip hop

From the album page: “After performing throughout the majority of 90s in seminal Philadelphia punk and hardcore bands musician JunioR (not to be confused with 80s British R&B Junior Giscombe) decided to trade in his guitar and microphone and pursue his true musical passion. Receiving praise from artists ranging from MC Hammer to Gaga, and gaining loyal followings from LA to Berlin, JunioR has reaffirmed his mark in the music world.

JunioR is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Ratatosk – Now Sir a War is Won

Genre: alternative, experimental, downbeat, folk, sadcore, slowcore

From his Bandcamp profile: “A guy doing his sad sad quasi-historical faux-dystopian musical thing, with guitars, harmonium, saw, pedal steel and whatever else is within reach. You may remember me from such musical acts as Right Hand Left Hand, Vito, Teflon Monkey; or occasional turns with Sophia, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Martin Carr, Little My, Sweet Baboo and more.

Now Sir a War is Won is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

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New to Sound Sunday? Past editions of Sound Sunday are available here.

Feel free to get in touch with me [tina at makeuseof dot com] to share free material, suggestions, and feedback or simply add your comments below.

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salim benhouhou

awesome thank you Tina for sharing

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gmvolk

Remembering Tomorrow is great. I think I’ve got some of their stuff in some compilations.

Thanks

gmvolk

Remember Twilight! Doh!

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Ashutosh

awesome collection!!!
Thanks!!

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Scott Macmillan

Thank you so much for this post!!

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Luca Vignando

Great selection as usual.

Can I propose a theme for a future post? Video games music.

Tina Sieber

Sure you can, Luca. I’m not particularly fond of video game music, but if I come across a few albums, I might compile a themed post around it.

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Eryke Schexnayder

Thank you once again for your time and effort compiling the list. BTW, the archive page of Latest in sound Sunday does not list January 6, 2013.

Tina Sieber

Thanks for the feedback and good catch, Eryke! Looks like the Sound Sunday tag is missing on that article. Will fix it asap.

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