New WM Recordings release available now through eMusic:
The fourth full-length Rubber Band Banjo album emphasizes the use of unfamiliar sounds played on homemade instruments and electrified objects. The rhythmic sound sources include 3-stringed and rubber band zithers with percussion on both electronic drums and objects amplified with contact mics. As a result the album is largely percussive driven, but has ambient and dynamic qualities from the natural recordings, software synthesizers, voice, and shortwave radio. These recordings are inspired by avant rock, krautrock, and whatever comes out of experimenting with electrified objects and instruments largely made from junked parts.
Be sure to check out our other eMusic releases as well:
blocSonic is proud to bring you another compilation featuring ten exceptional tracks from the world netlabel music. netBloc Volume 2 features rock, calypso, trip-hop, hip-hop, reggae and electronic.
Check it out here.
The fourth full-lenght album by Rubber Band Banjo is now complete and will soon be released on WM Recordings! This album emphasizes the use of unfamiliar sounds played on homemade instruments and electrified objects…and is inspired by avant rock, krautrock, and whatever comes out of experimenting with electrified objects and instruments largely made from junked parts. You will soon find links in our shop to iTunes, eMusic, and other digital stores to download this album.
WM Recordings goes…. mobile!
Nope, it’s not a joke: besides releasing free and legal music (over 50 albums so far) and selling music through iTunes, eMusic and other digital music stores (check out our releases by Cobson and Elfferich Four!) WM Recordings now also dives into “mobile content”.
Do you make music that could be used and sold as ringtones? Do you know anyone who does? Let them get in touch and maybe you will soon find your own tracks available on a new website that will launch internationally this friday.
WM Recordings was invited to deliver high quality content to said site and decided it was worth a try. More info about the launch of this site will be available soon.
Mail us at email@example.com if interested.
Happy Elf’s ‘You foxy lady’ is part of the first netlabel comp on blocSonic.com. The premier issue of the so-called blocSonic netBloc features a diverse roster of artists. Blues, Electronic, Rock, Pop and Hip-hop are all represented. A new compilation will be released every month or two.
From Black Sweater, White Cat:
WM Recordings always has something tasty. Release WM054, Big bright lights, from Doron Deutsch (hometown Haifa, Israel) is excellent!
Read full review here.
Roy “Chicky” Arad has informed us that Chenard Walcker, a friend of the online music world, is slowly recovering from a diabetic coma. His brother reports that he is not physically suffering. He fell into the coma in September, and is now working on speech development and object differentiation.
Chenard is the prolific visual and musical collage artist who operates the Free Sample Zone with 58 releases available for download, including one for Oddio Overplay. Chenard also has two releases available on our label and he has contributed to various compilations.
So many of us have benefited from and enjoy Chenard’s work. This is our chance to repay our sweet friend and to send him our love with a tribute release on WM Recordings. More details will be available soon.
Please join us in preparing this gift for Chenard. Thank you.
“Great vocals, excellent drums, and tight and playful bass guitar – these guys are talented musicians with a good producer (Davide Cristiani). “Cry” just keeps moving, high energy joy, the kind of song you can’t help moving your head to.”
Read the full review here.
Our latest release – by Italian band Dagos – is online now:
CALLING ALL FIENDS, a collection of frightening, damaging and disturbing music conjured up for Halloween, is now available at
Halloween is meant to be scary, right? Year after year we dust off the old silly novelty records. While they are fun, they not at all frightening. Oddio Overplay put the challenge to musical artists the world over to create Halloween music that is “frightening, damaging and disturbing.” No “Monster Mash,” instead creepy soundtracks to a fiendish Halloween. They succeeded with CALLING ALL FIENDS, a two hour collection of their original pieces.
featuring: 8m2stereo, [Not] Daniel Johnston (Daniel Johnston on piano), Brian and Harlan, Bureaucratica, Cauhaus, Click Click Click, Grant, Jeffrey Letterly, Lee Rosevere, Lenkei, Limonadiac, Mark Harvey, Mr. Fab and His Bag of Heads, Nigel Simmons, Pharmacom (aka Sascha Mueller), Rain Station, Roymond, Shirley and Spinoza, Stealing Orchestra, Sublinear, The DVDs (includes David Baudoin), The Threshold People, The Waiters, Ton Rückert, Urban Inbreed, Weirdomusic (aka Marco Kalnenek), X-Tokyo-River-God.
WM Recordings is now also featured on eMusic.
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The holidays are over, so we’re back in full swing with a new album by Nambavan. More goodies coming soon!
WM Recordings presents:
CobSOn single on iTunes:
- Social disaster
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A review from the Vital Weekly newsletter:
WE’RE NOT IN IT FOR THE MONEY
(MP3 by Rallehond Records/WM Recordings)
It’s always good to hear something new from my own soil, and this time it’s even two labels: WM Recordings from Heerlen and Rallehond Records from Dordrecht/Breda, all three cities wide apart in The Netherlands, actually. They see it as their as their task to present ‘musicians in a professional way’. These musicians play a variety of music: none of these labels operate in one specific style. In most of these fourteen pieces, none by anyone I ever heard of, can be classified as ‘influenced by popmusic’, but some drift far apart. Sometimes pretty straight forward rock/dance influenced as with Happy Elf or DIT, acoustic guitars and vocals by Kinley Caliper and CobsOn, electro pop by Flexor, Anton Oosterwijk, and Nambavan. The weirder pieces are by the ambient guitars by Century Of Aeroplanes (who sound like Radiohead on a lot of drugs) or the downright ambient music of Lee Rosevere and Sid Peacock and the classical piano composition by Romme Bliger or TROY’s chamber music piece , to end with the weirdest of all Stefan van den Hout whistling in his living room. Like said, none of these names may mean anything, but all tracks are free to download, so perhaps there is something in there for everyone.
And while we’re here: check out our latest release, a full length album by Kinetic Jane. Polish beats with a twist.