Some single lovin’.

30 03 2009

10Marxe Eskerda – Hitlipollas

Can’t really review a three minute, Spanish Punk single in any real depth but it’s worth hearing nonetheless. No idea what the lyrics are about but even with the soundbite from Herr Hitler at the intro I’m willing to assume it isn’t a homage to the late, mono-balled lad himself. Give it a go, Punk as fuck.




1200Radiographia – Falso MC

Brazilian Hip Hop single with a meandering feel to it offset by some solid vocals, of course it’s in Portugese so I’m just assuming that his lyrics actually make sense but worth a try anyway.





pbDoc – Pirate Bay

A novelty Electro-Pop offering dedicated to those fine folks in the Piracy world, most notably Pirate Bay, not spectacular by any means but well intended and a pleasant enough bit of throwaway Pop. Arggggg.







Humberto Luis Schenone – ‘Um Perto’, A Percussion Trip

28 03 2009


Humberto Luis Schenone – ‘Um Perto’, A Percussion Trip (Clinical Archives)

Not sure if it’s the trendy, hip and happening circles I tend to move in or just the nature of the Creative Commons scene but this album has turned out to be a bit of a rarity amongst my recent explorations. Not because it’s particularly radical or extraordinary but compared to the Rock, Electronica and billion different variations of Dance which are floating around out there this album full of slightly ethereal but technically grounded percussion music is a nice change. It’s basically a guy with a load of drums and things you can hit doing what he does best, drumming (amazingly enough…) Read the rest of this entry »

Another Goddamn Music Forum (Sticky Post)

25 03 2009


Go here, sign up, post, enjoy, feel that your life is validated and your transcendence to a higher plain of existence guaranteed. Arguably the worlds greatest Creative Commons music forum…

The Wagner Logic – Easiest to Grab

25 03 2009


The Wagner Logic – Easiest to Grab (Jamendo)

The normal habit for people posting their work on Jamendo is to say ‘we can’t define ourselves by a genre’, which is annoying and usually completely untrue but such is life I suppose. A rather more bizarre habit though is to list genres which you clearly have nothing to do with, which I can only assume The Wagner Logic did by accident when they typed ‘Punk’ in the little box given that, in the words of Bill Bailey, they’re about ‘as Punk as Enya’. Now I hope it was a typo on their behalf but it could just be that in the wilds of Alaska anyone who manages to stir themselves from their hibernation long enough to cobble together an album of rather dull Indie is rated as a radical free spirit, raging against the system and fighting the machine, or polar bears, or whatever it is Alaskans do. Read the rest of this entry »

In Bruges…

24 03 2009

Feck all to do with me but it might be interesting to someone, so consider it a public service broadcast, drop ‘n’ roll folks.

Dearest electronic music producers,

Would you like to come to Belgium and play your music for lots of people in an awesome club?

This is the sixth edition of the yearly Silenced competition. We are looking for talented, European producers with a passion for minimal techno. Winners will be flown over to Belgium where they’ll perform live on the main stage of one of Belgium’s finest underground clubs. We are talking about club Silo, where we host our party “Silence” (26/09/09), which is all about new music, fresh artists and a thousand clubbers. This booking is one thing, but there’s more to this contest!

The winners get to join the Silenced collective and they’ll be invited to make a release on our netlabel. Furthermore we can give you radio airtime and our commitment to fix you more bookings in Belgium.

What do you need to do?

Make kick ass minimal techno and send a myspace link to, mentioning you’d like to join our contest.

The deadline for participation is the 31st of May. An experienced jury will listen to your tracks and contact the finalists

Check our website:


21 03 2009

Chances are I’m lagging behind the times on this one but a nifty little thing nonetheless. Spotify is a fairly clean and simple program which hooks you up a vast collection of streamable music, not CC music but commercially licensed stuff. The price? Sporadic ads which are only mildly irritating. It’s basically a clever idea from the creator to tap into the terrified, money hungry desires of some commercial labels who see all of their chances to make a buck disappearing with the proliferation of music piracy and, to a lesser extent, CC lovin’ musos. It’s not going to be their salvation of course, you can’t download anything without paying for starters but the ability to build playlists and selectively pick out tracks without waiting for the computer to decide it’s time (a la makes it a fun thing to have around anyway. Even if you download all of your music this is perfect for exploration, which is why I’ve spent the last 12 hours listening to 1920s Jazz, not a genre I’d ever paid attention to before but this is fast and easy enough to give it a try without any real thought.

Anyway, worth a download, because it is a small one and the install is lightening fast too. Now if only Spotify would start covering CC music, that’d be a glorious thing but I’m assuming that they only sign deals with commercial labels at the moment and I can’t see any opening for user submissions.

On a side note though ANOTHER GODDAMN MUSIC FORUM, get over there and sign up so you can bathe in the collective wisdom of me and the other guy.

Another Goddamn Music… Forum?

19 03 2009

I have little doubt that this will crash and burn into obscurity given the nature of forums but I’m willing to give it a shot. The Creative Commons music movement is still in its infancy really, the framework is still being laid down and with a few notable exceptions (Jamendo, NetLabel Catalogue, etc) there are no proper hubs for the community, or at least no where near enough to cater for the scope of what’s starting to happen. So given that it only took 5 minutes to set up I thought I’d start a forum to fill a gap, full of the vain hope that it might actually be of some use to someone out there.

It looks terrible, I’m the only member and I have very little idea of what I’m doing but hey, in an infinite universe anything is possible, even the success of a small back-water forum like this one. So head over, sign up and start posting, this could be the start of something beautiful.