Our CD release by Italian singer Barbara de Dominicis is getting some great reviews in Italy. One site writes “Geniale, impalpabile, puro e divino”. Sound goods, even if you don’t speak Italian, right?
Below are links to some of the reviews (all in Italian):
Our latest free album release:
The Hathaway Family Plot – Wal*Mart-Approved Music
Inspired by the increasing practice of musicians sponsored by corporations, these 16 tunes are The Hathaway Family Plot’s latest attempt to make music that is the anti-commodity: sloppy, unmarketable, and sometimes flagrantly difficult to listen to!
We promised you more news about partnerships with free music sites last week. Well, here’s the good news we’re dying to tell you: WM Recordings is now officialy added as a ‘curator’ of the recently opened Free Music Archive:
“The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is being directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.
Inspired by Creative Commons and the open source software movement, the FMA provides a legal and technological framework for curators, artists, and listeners to harness the potential of music sharing. Every artist page will have a bio and links to the artists’ home page for users to learn more about the music they discover via the Free Music Archive. We also seek to compensate artists directly. Artist, album and song profiles will contain links to buy the full album from the artist and/or label’s preferred vendor(s). Users can also “tip” an artist if they like what they hear, sending a donation directly to the artists’ PayPal account. Artist profiles include tourdates, encouraging users to step away from the glowing computer screen and see some real live music.”
You can find our contributions here. We’ll add our complete catalog of free albums to the archive in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for more exciting news, because we will start to distribute our releases through yet another large website soon!
We’re happy to announce that WM Recordings has joined the online digital media community LegalTorrents.
LegalTorrents discovers and distributes high quality open-license (Creative Commons) digital media and art, and provides support to Content Creators. LegalTorrents hosts creative content in its entirety, ensures fast, reliable downloads, and enables users to directly sponsor Content Creators and their work.
Content is ditributed with the full permission of the rights holders and uses the peer-2-peer file-sharing technology called Bittorrent.
We’re proud to present another free album by Belgian artist brunk:
A DIY eighties soundtrack filled with dusty hip hop beats, grooving bluesrock and straight forward metal riffs, heroic lo-fi guitar soloing and weird synth sounds – yes, bad taste, but great fun!
brunk is Bert Vanden Berghe, insert coins to continue is his fourth free WM Recordings release. Enjoy!
“From the first moments it is evident that this improvising combo is inspired by the free jazz from 60s and 70s. The opening track begins with a long intro, slowly culminating in a hectic brew. Throughout, their improvisations are dominated by drums and percussion. Futaci is a Brötzmann-like powerplayer. Most characteristic and appealing however is Gaglar with his use of electronics and guitar like in “Kaptan Swing”. He is the most virtuoso player of this quartet.”
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WM Recordings artists Keshco will hold a “Trolley Crash” night in London, on Wednesday 1st April. There will be films, comedy and sweets… Keshco be playing two sets (one as Keshco, one as Bleak House), and they have invited Austrian duo BOB, who make warm-hearted electronic music.
There is still room for one more band to play on this night, so if you are in the London area, or can make it there on the 1st of April, please get in touch.
The gig will take place at The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, London SW8 2HJ.
[update] We have found an additional artist for April 1st, but Keshco is still interested in bands and artists who would like to join them on future occassions. Please get in touch if you’re interested!
Audio clips are now added to the info page for this release. Listen here.
German radio station Hertz 87,9 has published a one hour podcast featuring only WM Recordings artists.
Download or listen for free at Radiohertz.de.
Artists include Vernon LeNoir, Happy Elf, brunk and The Rabbits.