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Free Music thread

Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:21 pm

Before this thread starts: Copyrighted content that you do not have permission to distribute is not allowed. No ifs, ands or butts.

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Now back to our regulary scheduled program...

I'd like to start with Splashdown. Splashdown is a band that started in Allston, Massachusetts in 1996 and hit the scene in Boston around that time. In 2001 they disbanded after getting screwed over by Columbia and their deal memo bullsh1t, so they decided to let fans distribute their music freely.

Here are some links:

FLAC versions can also be found either up for direct download or torrent, but I'll have to look around to find those.

Edit: hey cool, they have a Wikipedia entry

Next up is Stabilizer. From one of their own members description:
Our band is called Stabilizer and our first album is called “A Project Called Red”. Our sound is pretty diverse and ranges from new age style piano solos(struck) to hard-rock influenced electronica(Movie Star) to Black metal techno(run between the raindrops) to Massive Attack-influenced downtempo(Grey to Green) to ambient.
They have released their CD not only as an artistic endeavour, but also as an experiment. If you listen to the 5th track on their album, A Project Called Red, the song entitled Mission Statement, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

I set up a mirror on my own webspace. It's aproximately 95 MBs, MP3 format @ 192 Kbps:

You can check out the cover, cd and booklet artwork here, here and here

If you'd like to hear some samples before downloading, go to our myspace:
And here's a review of their album
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Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:49 am

Soulseek Records
Started I believe by the same people behind the soulseek p2p app. All electronic music of one form or another. There's some hot stuff in there. They have a monthly contest where anyone can submit a track and vote on them. They also do full albums, genreally put together in the same democratic style. I particularly recommend the cen'art and Trabant Chai releases if you like mellow electronic and triphop.

Other misc stuff I've seen recently:
Binghamton University releases stuff done in their studio free.
Harvey Danger released their comeback album (rock pop) for free.
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Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:25 pm

Here's a great tip I got from another forum:

  1. Download wget from here
  2. put in a dir. for example c:\example
  3. create a shortcut to %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /k c:\example\wget.exe -r -l1 -H -t1 -nd -N -np -A.mp3 -erobots=off -i c:\example\mp3blogs.txt -P c:\example\music\

    Bolded text is the dir. change them if need be.
  4. create a file called mp3blogs.txt in c:\example\
  5. In that file, list the legal mp3 blog sites. Each line a new url, for example

    and so on.
  6. Run the shortcut you made. This should run wget, which will crawl the mp3 blog sites, and download the mp3's from the pages.
  7. also, create a scheduled task to do it daily, and you then have no work. Just open winamp, open the dir. and listen to the new music.

This all works great, but some things are missing. The two following are what I think is mostly needed right now.

create dif. dir for each site
timestamp files

Edit: unquoted to make it easier to read, added list tags

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