Thursday, April 16, 2009


To be honest, I wouldn't know No Wave from Space-Rock and I would be hard pressed to distinguish between Musique Concrete and Drone. These are but a few of the subgenres available at the Free Music Archive brought to you by WFMU in New Jersey. There are over 5000 songs available now and the archive is growing daily. This resource is not for everyone; you will not find Taylor Swift, All-American Rejects, Leonard Cohen or the London Philharmonic here. In other words there aren't a lot of well-known artists in the Archives. But if you're into new music and like the thrill of discovering a new band before MTV, Amazon and iTunes, it's worth a try. You can register and they welcome participation in the project, but you can also listen and/or download anything for free without registering.

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