It’s a sad day: you’ve dumped all those music site news feeds because you had real “work” to do. Good news: it’s time to take a look at the best of the rest on the Web. This week, I’ve got some great articles plus downloadable sounds, video, software, to keep you up with underground digital music making:
Our friend James Polenco of Fake Science now has his own blog looking at the media industry. Expect lots of coverage of emerging distribution methods and independent music.
Speaking of indie music, GarageSpin gets the scoop on a video download feed called iMusic Flow that features live NYC shows of various styles, video iPod compatible.
Of course, you’ll face a lot of generic guitar rock at iMusic Flow. For an antidote, C64 Music! points to a new downloadable album of Commodore 64 music.
C64 Music! also has an extensive look at Dr. T’s Algorithmic Composer, the Commodore 64 algorithmic music creation software shown below. (If that gets your pulse racing, also check out the resurrect version of 80s algorithmic software M, now available from Cycling ’74.)
Still too mainstream for you? SoundTransit is a site dedicated entirely to phonography and field recordings. (via networked_performance) It’s the perfect place to download ambient sounds from Berlin, or upload your recent recording you made with your MicroTrack in Singapore.
Next step in your underground transformation: dump all those capitalist commercial soft synths, and replace them with free recreations of classic Soviet synths, like the Polivoks prototype shown at top. (Via AudioMastermind)
Or, heck, dump the electronic music creation on your computer entirely, and put your computer to use for what it’s really good for: teaching you to play Flamenco guitar for free, shown below. Sounds good to me: I’m surprised there aren’t more on-screen lessons, since computers are quite good at walking through through tutorials.
What horrible segues will I think of for link roundups next? Shudder in terrified anticipation until next week’s episode of Best of the Rest. And keep the links coming.