<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MP3DownloadLogoNEW.png”>Variety is a good ingredient for most anything. In this edition of Sound Sunday you can get a taste of big beat electronic music, soul, blues, hip hop, indie pop, alternative rock, neoclassical metal, electronic dance and techno, psychedelic rock, and more. Several samplers, a compilation, and a mixtape, among five regular albums provide you with a variety Sound Sunday has never seen before. Dig in!
Free music submissions from artists or fans are most welcome. Please eMail me [tina at makeuseof dot com] your legal download links or genre requests.
Signal Path – Imaginary Lines
Genre: electronica, big beat, instrumental
|From their Facebook: “Signal Path bends musical genres and deep melodic ideas around a core of unrelenting rhythm and massive low-end. They create a depth and intricacy of sound that become more commanding every time it’s heard, and by blending live instrumentation into their production they create a live experience that is as beautiful as it is intense.”
The band is touring the US East Coast throughout November. Check them out if you get a chance.
The free download is served by Bandcamp.
Jaekim – Green Grits
Genre: soul, blues, hip hop
|Grits Apparel was built on collaboration. For the most part and quite obviously, Grits Apparel releases clothes. Occasionally, other things will come into play, such as a project with Jaekim that results in a 14 track sampler, paying homage to the legendary Reverend Al Green.
Download Green Grits from the Grits Apparel Homepage.
Audio Recon – The Courage To Be An Absolute Nobody
Genre: experimental, electronic
|From Bandcamp: “Audio Recon’s 1st in a series of compilation albums. This one is dedicated to the late author Jerome David Salinger who is best known for his 1951 novel, “the Catcher in the Rye” and for his reclusive nature. The title of this album is an excerpt from “Franny and Zooey” a short story written by Salinger and published in 1961.”
This compilation is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
My Brother Woody – It’s a long way from that sort of thing you were raised
Genre: indie, pop
|A creation of Irish songwriter Michael Cleare, My Brother Woody has toured extensively and received regular radio airtime in Ireland. As Michael writes on Facebook, “My Brother Woody songs are hook-laden and harmony-driven, full of warm, infectious melodies.”
It’s a long way from that sort of thing you were raised is a free download from Bandcamp.
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The Boots – This Is Not A Test
Genre: alternative rock
|The Boots is an Italian band from South Tyrol. Formed in 2006, they recorded their debut album This Is Not A Test in 2008 and finally released it under a Creative Commons License with Airbagpromo Records in 2009.
Download the album from Airbagpromo Records.
ProgresiÃ³n – Encrucijada
Genre: instrumental, guitar, neoclassical metal
|ProgresiÃ³n is the solo project of Gerson Antezana, a neoclassical metal guitarist and independent musician from Bolivia. The artists that have influenced him include classical composers like Bach and Wagner, but also contemporary bands as Pantera and Destruction. Gerson’s third album Encrucijada is released today, so get it hot and fresh.
Download the album from ProgresiÃ³n’s. Click the ‘Descargar Encrucijada’ button. You can also download his 2009 album Limite and the selftitled 2008 album.
Arthur Dellea – Exclusives
Genre: alternative, electronica, dance, techno, rock instrumental
|Arthur Dellea produces instrumental music crossing a broad collection of genres. His hope is that some day his music will be included in video games or movie soundtracks.
You can download over 40 tunes from. You must first join the mailing list.
Tax the Wolf – Hold the Sun
Genre: experimental, rock, psychedelic, instrumental
|From their MySpace: “Tax the Wolf brings a soundscape of surreal melodies and thick vocal structures with their own form of Prog-Rock. Forming in late 2007 and all hailing from Houston,TX,Tax the Wolf has been forming a sound of their own using latin roots and modern rock structures.”
Hold the Sun is a free download from Bandcamp.
Egress (label) – Way Out
Genre: mixed, sampler
|This is a free sampler of the UK based online record label Egress. It’s your chance to get a taste of the label’s catalog. Genres include ambient, chill out, electronica, lounge, rock, and post rock.
Download the sampler from Bandcamp.
Spin – November Mixtape
Genre: mixed, mixtape
|Every month, the online music magazine Spin offers a free mixtape. This month’s edition features 15 different Editors’ picks including Doug Paisley, Sharon Van Etten, The Concretes, and dozen more.
Download the mixtape from iTunes with the download code LT37K669YKAR. The code expires on November 30th 2010.
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