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<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/MP3DownloadLogoNEW.png” />Sound Sunday is a challenge.
Each edition provides a musical flavor for the following week; a delicate mix of styles and genres. A single bad piece gives the entire composition a funny taste. Or does it?
Do you download the entire Sound Sunday collection each week or do you prefer to pick your favorites? What do you base your selection on? Do you go by genre or do you preview the songs? Please post your feedback in the comments. Thank you!
As We Draw – Lines Breaking Circles
Genre: metal, post-hardcore
|Lines Breaking Circles is the debut album of the French post-hardcore metal trio As We Draw. The album is self-recorded and was released via French netlabel Throatruiner Records.
Draw the album directly from their Homepage.
Red Letter – selftitled
Genre: christian, rock
|Red Letter is the band of Pastor Joel Brown. “Red Letter joins lyrics born out of profound gospel reï¬‚ection with aggressive music that matches the depth and weight of the text.”
Red Letter offers an interesting bonus for musicians among you: you can also download the chort charts for the album.
Download the album from NoiseTrade.
Bannerman – The Dusty Dream Hole
Genre: folk rock, progressive
|Bannerman is the solo project of New Zealand musician Richard Setford. His friend from the soul-jazz collective One Million Dollors describes The Dusty Dream Hole as “broadly cinematic” and says “the album encompasses lilting ballads and sharp-edged, distorted dreamscapes that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.”
The Dusty Dream Hole is a free download from Bandcamp.
World Versus Me – Duel
Genre: alternative, rock, electronic, industrial
|World Versus Me was formerly known as Shaolin Temple of BooM. The man behind the music, David Alvarez, says that the name change reflects where and who he is at this point in his life. Duel is a powerful rock album.
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Avalanche City – Our New Life Above The Ground
Genre: folk, pop
|From the website: “The story of Avalanche City begins in a house, alone, for hours and hours each day for months, slowly learning how to sing by process of scales, recording, and self critique.
(…) One year after beginning the process of teaching himself how to sing, the first tracks were laid for Avalanche City’s debut album Our New Life Above The Ground.“This is a no strings attached download from Avalanche City’s .
AnyÃ´ – Breathe
Genre: alternative, rock, power pop
| AnyÃ´ is Filipino for ‘figure’ or ‘appearance’. It’s also a music trio from Manila, formed in 2005. The three members are professional musicians, who have been playing live and working in the studio for several years. The album Breathe is licensed under Creative Commons License.
Download Breathe from AnyÃ´’s.
The Scaramanga Six – An Introduction To The Scaramanga Six
Genre: alternative, rock, pop
|The Scaramanga Six is a British band that has been around since 1995. They describe themselves as “a flaming ball of fury. A tight-knitorganisation, every one of these desperate individuals is hell-bent on assaulting the ears of the unsuspecting with intensive rock and roll music.” An Introduction To The Scaramanga Six is a collection of tracks released between 1995 and 2010.
This compilation is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Liminal – Unhinged
|Unhinged is the soundtrack for a fictitious movie, in other word, a movie that only exists in the imagination. Robert Stevenson writes: “Knowing well this genre of film and this genre of music, listeners can put together the pieces and imagine the film that it could be.”
Download Unhinged from SoundCloud. Watch for the full album link in the sidebar on the left.
Michal Menert – Dreaming of a Bigger Life
Genre: electronica, ambient, instrumental, down-tempo
|Draming of a Bigger Life is the debut album of solo artist Michal Menert. He had previously co-produced music with childhood friend Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights. Michal’s “sound combines obscure vintage samples from both Eastern European and Western vinyl with rich analog synthesis and organic hard hitting beats. It is a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas.”
The album is available from Pretty Lights Music.
Rocom – Nights Like This
Genre: indie, rap, hip hop
|Rocom wirtes: “‘l’ll always have music. I just wrote a grip of lyrics because I had to. Its been some time since I’d needed to record a song so that I could have a normal night’s rest. In 2005, when I started recording songs for the first time, I experienced a world of hurt, confusion and depression. Putting all of those fucked up feelings into a song freed me from them.”
You can download Nights Like This from Rocom’s Blog.
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