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cheyenne_h on 03/19/2018 at 05:04PM

2018 Golden Festival Recordings Added to Free Music Archive

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Friends, we are pleased to announce that the 2018 Golden Festival recordings collected by WFMU have been added to the archive! Nearly 45 recordings were collected at the event, and they are now available for free streaming and download to our users. 

If you've never heard of the Golden Festival, you're not alone - but you're missing out! It's a fabulous, three-day-long affair in Brooklyn's Grand Prospect Hall, a celebration of Balkan traditional music and dance. Featuring musicians from many corners of the world, instruments that have been used since antiquity, and unique vocal techniques, this is truly a special event. Fortunately, every year since the Free Music Archive began in 2009, there have been recordings from the Golden Festival added to the collection. 

After a few years, the Golden Festival was granted its own Curator page, since the contributions associated with it are nearing the 1,000 mark! Listen to this teaser playlist we've curated, or dive into the whole collection and explore for yourself!

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cheyenne_h on 03/05/2018 at 04:04PM

Support FMA Listening Party During the 2018 WFMU Marathon

If you are a fan of the FMA Listening Party, you can win COOL FMA STUFF! Join us on Tuesday, March 6th from 3-4pm Eastern Time! If you pledge to support WFMU (who makes the FMA and our Listening Parties possible), you'll not only get your name announced on the program, but you'll also be eligible to win cool prizes -- physical copies of real LPs and CDs, and limited-edition FMA apparel! You'll have to tune in to find out more. Join us from 3-4 pm on, or pledge to support the show by clicking this link

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murmurintemporel on 02/26/2018 at 02:41AM

New Release - Arcane Waves - Malfunction

A malfunction is the state of something that functions wrongly or does not function at all; like our world...
First volume of the Reaktor Sessions, Malfunction is made with virtual sound generators and noisy circuit-bent devices.

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massdist on 02/22/2018 at 09:50PM

The Complete MASS DIST Is Now Up On The FMA!!!! Here's One Last Random Batch...

Oh my god, I'm done!

Over 100 MASS DIST records made over 25 years are now up on the Free Music Archive! ALL OF THEM!

This took months and months, and years and years, and hours and hours every week. I'm relieved. I'm exhausted. I'm very proud.

I want to thank Jonah Rapino, Cesar Siguencia, and Cheyenne Hohman for all the help! And thanks to the Free Music Archive for being such a great home for all of our music!

To tie it up, one last batch of rando weirdo MASS DIST for you:


I got a couple ideas of things I'd like to upload to the FMA in the future, but the big pile is done. The mountain is levelled. I can rest. Move on to other ridiculous things.




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cheyenne_h on 02/20/2018 at 03:08PM

Relax For An Hour

Photo by Dmitri Popov on Unsplash

This week's Listening Party was calm and collected, and we wanted to share some of that peace with you!

Listen to the playlist below:  

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derekclegg on 02/16/2018 at 01:34PM

New Small Tall Order Album

Hey guys!  It's Derek Clegg, your resident singer-songwriter type.  Just wanted to drop a line to let you know my band Small Tall Order just released our latest album called "Easily".  Lot's of hard work went into it so we hope you enjoy!

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Alpha_Hydrae on 02/16/2018 at 04:51AM

New Cuicuitte album ! L'Antéville.

Hi, it's Monplaisir,

I'm really glad to present to you the new Cuicuitte album called "L'Anteville".

It was a long run, a home made album we've worked with my friend Otite Noire during more than a year. We didn't know what we wanted to do as a genre of music (and we still don't know how to qualify what we do- if you have a word, tell us !) and we ended in this cute and naive noisy folky acoustic music.

I really hope you will like it ! Don't hesitate to comment what you think about it !




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massdist on 02/15/2018 at 05:04PM

All the Weird Colin L Mass Dist Tapes Now Up On The FMA!

I am Colin. Colin is me.

When I was on tour all the time with Usaisamonster, I'd also keep busy making experimental tapes and whatnot on the side. I'd sell these tapes and get my ya ya's out too.

Here are all of them.

Monogamous Octopus was a one night only George Michael cover band etc with brand new musicians Barbara Schauwecker and Meghan Eckman. Raw on purpose and by accident.

Live Loop was my interpretation of Zappa Beefheart's "The Blimp" performed by the Dude Tour dudes - Jimmy Cousins, Adam Taber, Dan Beckman, Rob Francisco, and Jeremy Harris.

Guitars was a nice jam day with old buddy Eric Boros. Just wanted to make something together.

Langenius was a piece I wrote for a small orchestra led by David Kadden and recorded in Anthony Braxton's room at Wesleyen U.

High As Hell was is an unlistenable? noise collage. Kinda one of my specialties.

Babylongdong and Butt Buddies Forever were two 1 night only bands with silly names with frequent collaborator and old friend Sara Shapouri. Noise.

It's a dark twisted funny fun road to hell and back catch a heart attack.

Thanks for the time.


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cheyenne_h on 02/14/2018 at 01:31PM

Happy (belated) Galentine's Day!

A vintage valentine for y'all. Pretty corny.

If you're not joining us each week for the FMA Listening Party, you can still reap the benefits of our weekly curatorial efforts!

This week's episode was a special featuring music performed by women (and some of their friends of various other persuasions) - a Galentine's Day special (a pop culture 'holiday' celebrating one's gal pals the day before Feb 14). The episode (with commentary) is available on the Give The Drummer Radio stream, or as a podcast via iTunes, but you can also listen to the songs featured on this week's episode below. 

For your listening enjoyment, here's the playlist -- and you can download it, too! 


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murmurintemporel on 02/12/2018 at 05:11AM

New Release : BLOOM - Hybrid

Hybrid, the first EP of Bloom (UK), minimal and noisy techno with dark ambient edges.

Bloom - "Hybrid" (04:34)
Bloom - "Hybrid" (04:34)
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