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Sound Sunday: 10 Free MP3 Albums To Download [May 1st Edition]

Tina Sieber 01-05-2011

Welcome to the first of May Sound Sunday.


Are you expecting a baby or do you have a little toddler at home? If you care about his or her musical education, check out the two free compilations, Mozart Wombsong Collection and Mozart for Toddlers, available from Munchkin. You can never start too early!

Before you educate your kids with hard rock, metal, or hip hop, however, you should keep in mind that music does have an effect on emotions, inner balance, calmness, and hence behavior. How does music make you feel?

Feel free to post your comments below and email [tina at makeuseof dot com] suggestions for upcoming editions. All feedback welcome!

StayOkay! – Time To Grow

Genre: alternative, pop, rock

StayOkay! is the band of Tim, Kevin, Alan, and Irtiza from Dublin, Ireland. The four obviously love to make music. Unfortunately, sharing the name with a Dutch hostel chain seems to cause some trouble, as their Facebook page is inaccessible. Well, at least this way the music can speak for itself undisturbed.


Time To Grow is a free download from Bandcamp.

CV – Ice Cold Dream

Genre: indie, pop, rock, funk

CV stands for chocolate velvet. It is one of many musical projects from William Chaffin, a husband, father, and talented musician from Kansas, Missouri. Ice Cold Dream is the final installment in a trilogy. Bandcamp also hosts the first two EPs, Wicked Times and The Second Word.

Ice Cold Dream is a free download from Bandcamp.


Feedle – Live In The North

Genre: electronic, psychedelic, pop

From his Last.fm profile: “If you don’t know him by now, you may never, never know him – but that could well be the point. A cult hero in Japan (he features in the Japanese guide to shoegazing, awkwardly sandwiched between Explosions in the Sky and Fields), Feedle exists within a hermetically sealed creative bubble, recording in isolation and never kowtowing to current musical trends, consistently slipping the net of categorisation like a well-greased submariner.

Live In The North is a free download from Bandcamp.

Allison Weiss – Georges Perec: The Page

Genre: indie, pop, folk, rock


This album is one third of a senior exist project of Allison Weiss, who did the audio and design and combined it with words from Georges Perec, a 20th century French novelist, filmmaker and essayist. On Bandcamp you can also download Allison’s Live at Sidewalk NYC album, which was recorded live in 2008.

Georges Perec: The Page is a free download from Bandcamp.

Guttstar – Double Healix [Broken Link Removed]

Genre: bass, dupstep

From his Bandcamp profile: “Guttstar pushes musical evolution to the next level with the release of his first EP for 2011 entitled Double Healix. The Burlington, Vermont based producer has risen quickly over the past year with his melodic and edgy signature style of dubstep. These tracks share a futuristic soul theme that will shock out any dance floor into a frenzy while also collaborating nicely with your morning coffee.


Double Healix is a free download from Bandcamp.

Ju-Ar – Orange Air

Genre: analog, beats, 12 bit, electronica, jazz, soul, instrumental

Ju-Ar is a member of the creative collective Morgen Noi. Together with Salvia Kamili and Lupid Ocampo he releases music ranging from hip hop and soul to funk and electronica.

Orange Air is a free download from Bandcamp and MediaFire.

I Heart Noise – Circle of Friends – Vol.1: Facebook

Genre: ambient, indie, noise, pop, rock, post rock

Attentive Sound Sunday followers will recognize I Heart Noise. Yes, I already featured an album of this online encyclopedia of independent rock bands and labels last week. This week’s compilation is composed of artists who recommended the I Heart Noise blog on Facebook.

Circle of Friends – Vol.1: Facebook is a free download from Bandcamp.

Various Artists – Saturated!

Genre: 8bit, bass, future, hybrid, minimal

The information about this record label is just as minimal as the music of its artists. To quote the homepage: “out of randomness something strangely beautiful appears (…) bypassing your brain going directly to your soul body and mind” The lack of punctuation appears to be intentional.

Saturated! is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Various Artists – Cinematic/Scars Volume 1

Genre: mixed, soundtrack

Cinematic Scars is a film production company from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They capture images moving and still. And they have released two volumes of soundtracks featuring “entirely original and exclusive material” from various artists, which were used in various productions.

Cinematic/Scards Volume 1 is a free download from Bandcamp.

Tristwood – Dystopia et Disturbia

Genre: electronica, grindcore, minimalist, black metal

From the Asiluum introduction: “Here at Asiluum we always strive to bring the most intense and uncompromising music that we possibly can. We got very excited when veteran avant-garde black metalists from Tristwood got in touch with us in order to release their latest album “Dystopia et Disturbia”. Being themselves sick of the industry, managers, stuck up labels and the like they found a home here at our free netlabel.

Dystopia et Disturbia is a free download from Asiluum.

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.

Related topics: Indie Music, Music Album, Sound Sunday.

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  1. Sahil Dave
    May 2, 2011 at 3:36 am

    my friend prepared a song from an MTV show Splitsvilla and tried to make it all-acoustic.
    dont really wanna advertise it but thought that you people should hear it !
    Its hindi, but i guess music needs no language.



    • Tina
      May 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Hi Sahil,

      look like the video was removed before I had a chance to have a look at it.


  2. Bob3000
    May 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Good stuff. Thanks again Tina!

  3. Rory
    May 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm