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  1.  (8869.1)
    i want one! bravo.

    does it use the same principle as a hurdy gurdy?
  2.  (8869.2)
    yes and no?

    I've not come across any electric hurdy-gurdies and I guess this is my attempt at that... plus I wanted a way to change the tone of every string at once rather than how hurdy's change notes. I think with enough tinkering I could play proper songs on it, but at least for now the drone part of it works!

    I could possibly make lots more, but finding parts might be tricky unless I find a supply of broken power drills somewhere.
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    @offtandiscord I want one too !

    @ Ian Holloway Lovely as always
  4.  (8869.4)
    thank you.
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2011 edited
    Free Improv Ear Torture: Space Jam 2011 by me and my friends. For the noise lovers. Could be said to reward a patient listener. Track 2 has some (31:00) interesting moments.
    My guitar is panned hard left.

    Some footage based on same:
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011 edited
    I hope this doesn't count as spamming but finally got 2 of my bands tracks up on band camp. get the hyper small ep [ ] by [ ]

    edit: fixed link
    • CommentAuthorThomDunn
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011
    I've had a few different projects going on the last few months:

    Song of the (Bi-)Week, where I was recording a fully re-arranged cover song every 2 weeks. Fell behind after a death in the family, but should catch up again soon

    The Backyard Committee, a rotating collective of musicians based around songwriter Mike Sembos. Indie/folky/rock and roll stuff. I've been playing keyboards with them. The album is fantastic, and free to download, so it's worth checking out if you're a fan of Wilco/Ryan Adams/Guided By Voices/Built to Spill and things in that vein.

    Also, if any of you live in the Boston area, I'm playing a show with my all-male hard rock Lady Gaga tribute band, Alejandro & the Fame, featuring international pop singer Cody Grey, on Friday, May 20. More info at the link. The show should be at least 7% more ridiculous than it sounds. I promise.
      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
    Hey, all. As usual, some great stuff being posted here.

    My band Minibosses are playing in LA on June 25th at The Smell. Come out and say hi if you can!

    Details here.
    • CommentAuthormonboddo
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2011 edited
    hi there,

    in the mid-to-late 90s, i was in a dark and weird DC band called the Shiny Brites. we didn't fit in with the straightcore Dischord crowd and eventually dissolved in 1999. our final recording Los Pollos Estrellas featured a drummerless avant-rock trio (voice, electric guitar, electric bass) and vanished into the ether despite a nice two paragraph review in the back of the January 1998 Wire.

    however, the guitarist and i (bassist) recently decided to submit Los Pollos Estrellas to the Free Music Archive and they graciously accepted it (under the genres "No Wave" and "Experimental"). once it hit the servers we were amazed to find that we had 480-plus listens and 230-plus downloads!

    so in a vain attempt to keep the momentum going, i have decided to do some limited publicity. If you need to start somewhere, you can go with our "highight" track Don't Shit On Me.

    The recordings are at: http:\\\music\Shiny_Brites


  5.  (8869.10)
    i was meant to be working but instead...

  6.  (8869.11)
    Available as of today is the new album I've made in collaboration with my friend and frequent collaborator, Arizonan field recordist, Banks Bailey.

    Download (and streaming) is available from here

    Physical copies from here

    I hope you enjoy.
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    My band Five Beats One has finished our first EP and it's been sent to be duplicated.
    Check out the first track: Majid over on Soundcloud.
    Mixed by Grammy winners Kevin Dippold and Kerry Brown. Strings on Majid by Ysanne Spevack.
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    One of these days I'll learn to imbed a fancy player but in the meantime...

    Gongs Or Chimes by Birds Use Stars

    My new Album "Gongs Or Chimes" on bandcamp!
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2011
    Birds Use Stars: That is beautiful. Bought, soon as I get paid Friday.
  8.  (8869.15)
    @†3X†UR3 Thank you!
    • CommentAuthorNezzit
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2011
    Listen and download my second EP Splendor Solis here:

    Nikola Nežit – Splendor Solis

    Nikola Nežit – Splendor Solis

    Thnx in advance.

    Love, NN11
  9.  (8869.17)
    Free for download - There's a few albums in my back catalogue which due to a variety of reasons will never be reissued either as hardcopy or downloads.
    As such I've decided to make them available for free to anyone who'd like them.

    First up is a deep dark drone piece called 'Sound on an Empty Road' by a duo I was half of a few years back called Itto - download here

    please feel free to share the links and I hope you enjoy the music.
  10.  (8869.18) My band's demo which was played on WRIR's hardcore punk slot in Richmond VA today.
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    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011
    I just released a new four-track EP of dark, deep hip-hop. You might enjoy this if you're a fan of ghostpoet, Sage Francis, Akira The Don, Scroobius Pip, SkeletonKids etc I reckon it will appeal. It is free to download.

    Download 'Parasomnia'

    / STREAM