August 4th, 2009

It’s the first week of August, so I thought I would begin the month with a selection from Monk Turner’s Calendar album, as I did in June. This song is all about the Roman emperor from whom this month derived its name, Augustus.

“With Creative Commons licenses, I have the ability to distribute albums freely to anyone in the world without the need for a distributor and without worrying that someone could be using the songs outside of their intended purpose. I couldn’t do what I do without Creative Commons.” — Monk Turner
July 28th, 2009

Binärpilot (A.K.A. Binaerpilot, Alexander Støver) is a purveyor of chiptunes from Norway who makes an anti-industry stance with his music and aims to suppress what he calls popollution. In that vein, Binärpilot’s music is distributed for free under Creative Commons via, Jamendo, and a discography torrent. “Widibf,” the song featured below, is from the album Defrag.

These modules are a complete defragmentation of my system.From the second I became self-aware my sensory units were bombarded with stimuli. To categorize and label these I devised a temporary subprogram to aid me in this process. I called it Shawl. The stream of input caused Shawl to expand continously. Eventually she grew beyond her preset parameters and bad blocks started appearing. I had to address this. Defrag is a year of processing human culture and emotions.To create my own expression. (8bitpeoples)
July 21st, 2009

By now, especially if you’re a listener of such gaming podcasts as A Life Well Wasted, Out of The Game or the Bitmob Mobcast, you may have caught wind of the self-titled debut album from Robert Ashley and Sam Frigard’s genre-defying band I Come to Shanghai. Robert and Sam’s labor of love was three years in the making, having co-written and co-produced each of the album’s ten tracks themselves. “Another Sunday Morning,” the song I’ve selected to feature below was, as I understand it, written foremost by Robert Ashley, and is one that I like on a personal level very much.

I Come to Shanghai is being distributed under Creative Commons with a “name your price” model at the band’s official website.

July 14th, 2009

In addition to being an animator, illustrator, and photographer, Silence (A.K.A. Vincent Girès) is a composer of electro tracks for what he calls his Copyleft Music Project. Music from Silence’s latest album, L’autre endroit, was used for the soundtrack of Chains, an indie-puzzler featured here previously at DoSu. The particular song ridden through below, “Open Electro,” is from the self-titled album Silence. The rest of Vincent Girès’ music, as well as his visual art, can be found through his website

July 7th, 2009

It’s Minimalism Day, again. I couldn’t find any information about today’s artist, A Truly Inspiring Piece of Wax. But they have a great name. Also, their songs are great, plus they’re free; that is also great. Ride 3 Ghosts:

July 4th, 2009

Nothing interesting happened this week. Seriously. There was a whole bunch of StarCraft 2 stuff, but I don’t need to talk about that here. Surely, you’ve already absorbed it all elsewhere! So…

I thought I’d call attention to a blog post made this week over at Schnauzer Studios. The funkdacious Rob Geboers (whose March of The Zombies was recently featured in Audiosurfing) shared what he remembers about his time making music with Amiga systems as a youth. He’s even posted a couple of his creations for us to hear, one of which is all about peanut butter. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

June 30th, 2009

Described as “the nearest I get to a blues song these days,” Blue Tooth by Markovich/A.M.P. is a song that was a lot more challenging to play than what I usually go for, but it was a lot of fun. This artist has been serving to break me in to the trip-hop genre, and I’m very much enjoying what I’m hearing so far. Blue Tooth, along with the rest of Markovich/A.M.P.’s music can be downloaded for free under Creative Commons at

Markovich/A Music Project. Group with contributors locally and on the Internet, coming together to create music mixing acoustic and electronic sounds with a strong groove and thoughtful lyrics. Markovich/AMP music is a blend of ambient, dance, trip-hop, pop: idm (intelligent dolphin music)