Alex Due

Archive for March, 2011

It seems to be worth looking at 23 SECONDS releases from time to time. In my last post I wrote about Emerald Park. Another very cool record I found on 23 SECONDS is Henrik José’s “The Little Things EP“. He makes soft electronic atmospheric music which I really like. The EP contains an intro track and four great songs. You can download and share it for free.

This is my favorite:

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It’s been a while. I’m currently writing my master’s thesis and don’t have much time to look for new music or even concentrate on making it.

But yesterday I skimmed through my feeds of netlabel releases and found something very cool. Emerald Park. The guys are from Malmö, Sweden. The album “For Tomorrow” was originally released by afmusic in 2008 as free download and on CD. The CD seems to be only available in Sweden and Germany. But it’s definitely worth the 4,99 EUR at Amazon.de!

About a year ago the album was re-published by the netlabel 23 SECONDS under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license, meaning that you can—among other things—download and share it for free. The 2010 Edition includes two bonus tracks making it a total of 14 wonderful songs.

This is my favorite from the album:

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Only six weeks ago Emerald Park released a new single on afmusic. I really like it too. Sadly it’s not free, but you can have a listen to it on the band’s MySpace page. Links for buying can be found on the here.

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I’m currently listening to n0theen. It’s a netaudio stream, meaning that it’s like radio over the internet but without moderation. Just one song after another.

They say that they are only playing “opensource audio”. I’m not sure if it’s the correct term, because there is only very few open-source audio on the web. Open-source in the sense, that you can actually get the sources of the song, like stems, samples or project files. I guess what they mean is music published by netlabels which you can normally get as free downloads.

There is music from lots of genres. Most of the songs are instrumental and kind of electronic: Minimal, IDM, etc., but there’s also Rock. It’s great for just playing in the background while you’re doing other stuff. Like me writing this post.

On the website you can find a playlist with the last 20 tracks which were played. In case you liked a song really much, go to the website, look it up and search for it on the internet. Chances are that you’ll find a free and perfectly legal download.

I haven’t heard them playing any annoying music so far, so maybe you’d like to give it a try.

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