Mathias Delplanque's website, perhaps better known as Lena
for his dubby, electronic and downtempo excursions.
"Free acapellas for your remixes and dj mixes"... and much much more. Very much a community forum with lots of sharing of tunes and advice and various downloads. The only thing that's asked of you is that you introduce yourself and remain an active member - not a lot to ask for what you get in return. Recommended.
Slightly marketing-led but still a good source of information on many different genres of music.
Professional Audio Links.
"A collection of wonderful audio links" - does exactly what it says on the tin.
Avant Garde Project Archive
Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic
music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been
released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of
music listeners today." Available on torrents and as flac downloads from the archives
Free loops, midi files and stuff useful to PC musicians. Sparse and austere design but lots of great links and downloads.
The internet's best online music shop from Manchester's renowned Picadilly Records.
Daz Dolchzeck and the Destroyers
Romanian freak out folk for the jilted generation.
DNB Dubstep Grime Breaks MP3 DJ MIX SETS
Nice list of various mixes and sets doing the rounds on the net. Some are still there, some are dead but well worth trawling through.
Live electronic music generation and manipulation - a free generative music app for fans of all things Eno-esque.
A source of funding for "music creators, performers and promoters who are involved in creatively adventurous or pioneering musical activity". They seem to have helped out Misty's Big Adventure
so anything's possible!
"An Open-Source, Digital Signal Processing and Sound Synthesis Language". Free, real-time software for digital
sound synthesis and signal-processing.
Reminds me of Saturday afternoons spent trawling through Soho's record shops. I've thankfully kicked the habit! Nice cheap online store.
Home of the wonderful CINEMA dub MONKS - "a young and very talented
trio of Okinawa
They are renown for discovering and mixing any sound
imaginable into their live performance. Creating eclectic
strange sounds, the group respectfully plays with the
rules of music, their twisted melodies pull you into
a wondrous musical world."
The Kossoy Sisters
Truly awesome music with a heart and soul that few can capture. Call it, folk or country or bluegrass, it hardly matters. Compulsory listening.
The Nurse With Wound List
"The List was originally
included with Nurse With Wound's first two albums but was later expanded by the Freeman
Brothers in their "The Audion Guide to Nurse With Wound"
"In addition to being a list of some of the most 'out music' artists around, it also
is a list of the major influences of Nurse With Wound (as well as the Unitied Dairies
label). The emphasis of this website is on the influence aspect."
Make sure you check out TGK's own recommended version of the list which additionally includes recommended albums.
A real time audio synthesis programming language and free to all tech-head musos who enjoy apps like MaxMSP.
French language newcomer - bit of a mixbag but could be good if it finds a niche for itself.
...Then Revolution" - too right! ;) Indie, goth, rock, experimental - an eclecticism that somehow seems to work.
Fauni Gena Music Webbernet
"Prog/kraut rock, 90's rock, glam, post-punk, ambient music, funk, some
of the more intriguing new releases, among others... So pretty much
whatever I feel is worth sharing."... and all good stuff it is too.
insect & individual
"An assortment of kraut, prog, free jazz, avant, diy punk, and
uncategorizable recordings highlighted by nurse with wound on the
legendary/infamous nww list"... exactly what sharity music is all about - super rare recordings finally can be heard by without having to pay silly money for hard to find vinyl. Much respect.
jacyk's 80>90+ music memories
"New wave, electro, new romantic, synth, goth, dark..." from Poland
Nice mix of leftfield electronica, post rock, indie and dance. "This is a blog of music that is good enough to share"
open your arms and welcome
"This site is about music, going from jazz to death-metal. Just how I like it.".. all very post-punk and alternative.
Rare and OOP Soundtracks
Rare and out of print - lots of great italian horror scores and electronic curiosities.
Real Punk Rock - The Spirit of 77
"A Blog dedicated to a Gold era of raw, real, energetic, authentic
music... THE PUNK ROCK.. Pre & Pos Punk music will be available
Brazilian music blog with some great funk/soul hidden amongst postings I just don't understand (not speaking portuguese!)
A reggae-mostly mp3 blog with rare classics from the likes of Sugar Minott and Norris Reid.
"Old School Rap, 1980's until 1997"... proving that there's no sell by date on quality. Champion!
"Avant blog for experimental music fans"... seems to have gone quiet since march 2007 but many links still work. All very rare and obscure gems.
8 days in april
How underground can you get? Sub-terranean mix of krautrock and jazz tinged cosmic acid-folk.
80s Man and Synth Memories
It's in a language I can't even identify and it's all way too 80s goth for me but then again there's DAF's Alles is Gut album too... anyone remember 'Der Mussolini'?!
A Closet of Curiosities
who's also responsible for the excellent Autres Groove
music blog, this is far less concerned with techno-tinged electronic music and concentrates on some superb modern classical, post classical and avant-guard releases. Superb write-ups too. Great blog.
A flat soul spreading
Thoughtful, literate and wordy - essentially a 'done by hand' and with love aggregator of soul/funk posts found on other people's blogs. How else are you going to sift through so much stuff out there?
A small selection of whatever fills my head!
Great blog with a slant towards funk, jazz and groove but some dub and plenty of other goodies. Recommended.
ebm.darkwave.gothic.newwave" from Brazil - they don't just listen to Jobim and Jorge Ben, you know.
"The unoffical blog of the Analog Arts Ensemble, ANABlog is an audio excursion into the manifold streams of musical thought which inspire the artists at the heart of this cutting-edge collective" - you've been told!
Breakcore darkcore, IDM, dubstep and D'n'B... and various avant-hard genres in between. Well-written, well put together.
"Lovingly crafted mixtapes and mixes". Yes, indeed, and a whole lot of them in varying styles and flavours. Quality.
Benn loxo du taccu
African music in all its varying guises and genres. Single tracks only but great information and background on each artist and style of music.
Political and styled in a way which reminds me of punkfanzines this is a great example of how you can still do a great blog without falling into the 'blogger' blue-print. And all with great music shares too!
Black Sweater, White Cat
A companion weblog for podcasting the Black Sweater,
White Cat radio show from WBCR-LP,
97.7 Great Barrington, Massachusetts and KWMD in Kasilof, Alaska. Nice focus on copyleft and creative commons music - and they like baroquedub!
for the good vibes, sharing music and art and the anti-war messages reminding
the world that there’s a hell of a lot more to the US than George B’s merry
band of war mongers… this is the nation that gave us the anti-establishment, underground
culture and a bunch of other great socio-political movements from civil rights to hip-hop… and great reggae podcasts too!
Boards of Electronica
French language (although minimal text means that this shouldn't be a problem for the linguistically challenged). Quite a loose definition of electronica, encorporating everything from drum'n'bass, downtempo lounge and leftfield hip-hop.
Great leftfield, alt music community blog with enough contributors to keep it continously intersting - Japanese free jazz, Sonic Youth, that kind of thing. For Wire
Excellent, erudite music blog spanning obscure world music, jazz and improv with a sprinkling of dub and electronica. Recommended.
Mostly 60s and 70s prog-ish rock but includes some real gems such as the Third Ear Band's Alchemy.
"Soundtracks, big cinema or TV, Jazz-OST's, cinematic compositions, movie-related sonic landscapes, etc."... nice!
Wow! A music blog dedicated to modern classical and electro-acoustic music. What do you mean you've never heard <<>>Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge? Check it.<>>
Links to other people's music share posts but plenty of uTube videos of interesting film-makers is enough to redeem it imho.
Cover Mount Cassette
"Obscure, Rare & Home Made Tracks & Mixtapes collected from Car
Boot Sales, Magazines, Jumbles, Charity Shops & Record Stores"... this guy does all the leg-work work for you. Great stuff.
Krautrock, psych, jazz, freejazz, fusion, folk, pre-80's electronic
works, experimental electronics, avant-garde, funk, soul, hip-hop, and
Dalston Oxfam Shop
"Once a week high quality digital recordings of cassette tapes purchased at the Dalston Oxfam Shop in East London." As well as ultra-rare German new wave and other assorted oddities. Great stuff!
Mostly rock orientated (nice Can collection though) but there's also some Tom Waits
and Dead Can Dance
in there... even rockers need a chillout every now and then.
"Interesting music from the avant-derriere end of town" from the man also responsible for the more lounge orientated realm of |X|
music blog. This one's particularly recommended for lovers of all that's offbeat and experimental without delving into brashness... why do so many people equate experimental with industrial noise?
"Blog & Radio Show about Netaudio & Netlabels". Portuguese, I think, or Spanish?... makes it hard to know what's going on but 3 quality radioshow podcasts makes this one worth a look at. (And did I mention that they namecheck a baroquedub track on one of their download playlists?...)
"What we need are not more options, but less, better options"... and these are mostly sublime options ranging from unofficial Brian Eno releases to the entire Loop discography, via Balanese court gamelan compilation... much respect.
Thankfully not quite as 'difficult' as it likes to think (probably a good thing imho!)... Some great, great posts from the leftfield of music. As the man says, "Having an acquired taste means you must acquire taste." Watch out for the MAC format .sit files, you'll need Suffit Expander
djan's world of oddities
turkish progressive/beat/garage; bollywood/lollywood music;
blaxploitation/sexploitation; belly dance music; moog/hammond;
exotica/lounge/space age pop; polka; jenka; surf; breakdance; soviet
pop; DDR hits... from Istanbul!
Cool name for a brand new music blog... interesting so far with classic Stones, Iggy and Lour Reed.
Where quality rather than quantity is defintely the name of the game... "Roots Reggae, Dub and Downtempo based mixes, podcasts and DJ sets." Great stuff.
EC Brown: MP3 links archive
One of the best links pages there is, good write ups and beautifully designed too. A real treasure trove.
[check out the updates page
if you become a regular - makes sifting through the new stuff a lot easier!]
Echos and Shadows
"Strange sounds... Strange visions..." Single tracks only but very nice and from someone with an obvious eye for design.
Electric Lion's Den
"Dub-and-Bass-infected Mixtape Culture (…and you will know us by a trail of drums)". Great dub and reggae mixtapes available for download (and streaming)
Nice mix of punk, post punk, blues and other quality music. Nice personal write-ups for each of the posts too.
Unusual as it's not blogger
powered and doesn't offer any downloads but the music page aims to introduce people to artists they may not have heard of before... always a commendable thing :) Hear a weekly selection using the site's audio player.
Feel Da House
Yes it has house, and tech-tribal house along with other esoteric dance music genres (and one too many ibiza compilations!) but some more interesting electronica too.
Serving up some quality indie/alternative must haves since feb 2008. Long may it continue.
"Music and life in San Fransisco"... and much much more besides... links seem to go dead quite quickly but these days you just got to keep up. Recommended hip-hop, reggae, dubstep ecclecticism from yee oldee us of a.
Free Albums Galore
A really well written and thought out collection of posts to some excellent free music on the web - all legal, creative commons-type stuff from artists just looking for exposure. Very high editorial quality control threshold.
Free Albums Galore
Lots of links to free albums legally available for download on the web. Good write ups lets you know what's worth investigating.
Future Breaks FM
Breaks, dubstep and other progressive underground genres on this excellent radio station's blog. Lots of downloads.
Gimmie Back My Head
"The blog formerly known as Bring Me The Heads. A gentle meander through whatever music I happen to have handy. There's no set music policy, just whatever I feel like."... nice meanderings...
Rare and obscure music from all sorts of neet-o genres that i like.
Garage rock, psychedelic, hard rock, metal, punk. What ever dude.
Scroll down past a rant about "my stance and Canadian government's position on file sharing" to get to some interesting and varied posts. Hip-hop, indie, jazz.
New kid on the blogger block... two great DJ sets so far and full of promise for the future - nice reggae / soul cross-over. One to watch.
head fone haus
"Dance music to sit down to"... lots of obscure fusion, funk, soul and lots of other 70's gems.
home in my mind
Very early days for this new blog which describes itself as "favourite techno?" on totally fuzzy
but when the first post is Drexciya's Harnessed the Storm you got to take notice. One to watch?
It's coming out of your speakers
Really nice, eclectic mix of electronica, industrial, experimental, metal, downtempo... the list goes on but the whole thing hangs together much better than you'd think from such varied posts. A particularly good list of links to other blogs too.
Kill Ugly Radio
Lots of great punk, post punk, indie and leftfield stuff. All quality postings from someone who obviously loves music.
King of Bongo
"Warm Music, Vibes and mp3's for your aural pleasure" Seriously eclectic, well written and a lot of fun. Hail the king!
"deep - progressive - advanced electronic"... It seems incredibly difficult to find a decent music blog which deals with quality underground dance music but this just one of those rare exceptions which proves the rule. Recommended.
This is just to good. For fans of alt-electronic experimentation - old-school and new, ambient-techno and glitch. listen and learn.
Wish I could read this Brazilian (?) music blog as it seems to give a lot of interesting background detail on its posts. Mostly 'rock' which can mean ZZ Top (booh) but also Jimi Hendrix (now you're talkin')
Spanish (?) and eclectic, as in all over the place, but some classics and plenty of interest.
mamushka dogs records
"mamushka works in mysterious ways"... indeed! Spanish only so a bit cryptic but a nice eclectic mix of music from The Stooges
to Nick Drake
and much else in between.
Actually it's not all 'modern'. there are lots of classic 'must hear' oldies on here too. Run by someone who obviously loves music.
Make your way to the compilations section for some great lounge, soundtrack and easy listening CD length mixes.
Lots of begging for donations which goes against the whole sharity vibe. Lots of live Dylan shows though...
DJ/Rupture's very own audio blog... ecclectic, as you'd expect, and knowledgeable (ditto). Recommended.
Some great live recordings - everything from modern day DJs and bands to extremely well annotated rare Beatles concert recordings.
Nicely eclectic with a slight indie edge. Nice long write ups - if only I could speak fluent Italian! Recommended.
The title says it all - expect extreme wierdness which should please the most jaded psych fans out there. Think you've heard it all?! Try this.
"Jazz, funk, swing, rap, hip hop, dub"... and lots of other gems from the world of music.
Can be a little bit too middle of the road to my taste but the odd gem does redeem it...
A listing of other people's posts... specifically, links to other people's unprotected 'open directories' of music and files. "There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity"... indeed! Obviously not intended as malicious in any way rather a fascinating concept for a music blog in this age of hackers and script kiddies. Take note web masters!
Pax Diero Hierusalaam
From a buddhist suffering from depression comes an incredibly eclectic blog covering genres as diverse as classical music from the middle ages to pete namlook. I kid you not.
Great blog with everything from punk to dark core drones and post rock. Highly recommended for those with a broadminded taste in quality music.
Czech (?) language and wordy blog, but scroll down for a huge list of techno-orientated DJ mixes from the usual suspects, plus a handful of more interesting offerings... don't miss out on the Drexcyia post
for a 3 hour extravaganza.
Prog Not Frog
"A site dedicated to non-mainstream music from all over the world"... not too much prog-rock (as the title might suggest) and some really nice, eclectic radio-show podcasts.
"covers.mashes.classics"... single track collections but wow, what a lot of tracks! If obscure covers are you thing this is the place.
German "industrial elektronika gothic drone"... the blog's sub-title doesn't quite do justice to the quality on show: Pan American, Nocturnal Emissions, Coil. For those darker moments...
realm of |X|
From the stable stable as the excellent decoder
but with more of an easy-listening agenda. Don't let that put you off though...
Another wierd, wild and wonderful mp3 blog. For someone who reckons he doesn't like sound library records he sure seems to have a lot of them.
Russian and english language community blog... not entirely relaxing ambient music as the blog title might suggest... some house and some breakcore creeps in (aah, those crazy russians! ;) but lots of mostly quality downtempo beats and electronica posts.
"Free and Legal MP3 downloads" - great listing of freebie singles/albums/compilations and assorted web releases from quality alt-music bands like The Fiery Furnaces and Explosions in the Sky.
Oh yes, oh yes... this has got to be one of the best blogs I've come across in a long time - choice selection of stuff I hadn't yet heard by Burnt Friedman (one of my all time favourite artists!) - and great write-ups to boot... "This is a blogg* to share my eXcess; that which reached, touched,
entertained or angered me, in general all that draws my interest and
thereby transmutes my Xsistance. Eclectic music, metaphysics,
(pre)history, conspiracies against humanity, the environment." Choice.
Young upstart in the 80s' revival blogs currently doing the rounds... with the usual suspects of Gary Newman and Dead or Alive but also some quality postings such as early Dif Juz and Cocteau Twins.
Spanish language rock orientated (as the name would suggest!) blog but some UK indie sneaks in too - Sex Pistols, Siouxie, Smiths... Recommended for its obsessiveness - check out the complete Doors discography which includes studio albums, live albums, boxets, bootlegs... the works.
Roman's Easy-Listening and Instrumental Corner
Bit of a James Last obsession and strays a little too far into thrift-store tack for my own liking but like all good charity shops theres always a real gem in there... somewhere...
Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
Best blog title ever? Certainly gets my vote! Non-existent write-ups but a great list of posts ranging from indie to classic rock and funk and more modern must-haves. Nice.
"Grunge:Indie:Folk:Tronic", and even a smattering of quality hip-hop (Cool Keith/Dr Oktagon) and reggae (Big Youth). Smart!
Silence is a Rhythm Too
"Silence features downloads, album reviews, concert reviews, links to articles and freebies, and more" from "Slits Fan Location:
Carrollton, Georgia, United States"... wow! There are still Slits fans out there! Nice punk reggae party thing goign on.
"tasty selections!" seriously tasty classic reggae 7 and 12 inch selections. Respec' tha selector.
So the wind won't blow it all away
French language (with "englikhtonian
" translations?!). Thoughtful, intelligent music blog with everything from electronica and dubstep to alt-folk and post-rock. Did I mention the 44 quality podcasts available for download? Running since 2004 and growing from strength to strength. Great stuff.
Sounds Of Champaign ( Side 2 ) - by number06
"Past vinyls and present music established since 2005". From number06 wonderfully eclectic and knowledgeable music shares. Recommended.
Spineshaker: DJ Mixtapes
From dub to deep and dirty house and electro. Lots of quality and variety from a bunch of creatives obviously into their music. yes mate :)
Square Dancing in a Round House
Everything from post rock and quality R'n'B (I only recently found out that it exists!) to soundtracks and great early jungle compilations. Sweet!
Stop That Train
"Just another blog thats in love with music"... mostly links to other people's posts but commendable quality control.
Super Duty Tough Work
"graphic design projects, clothing, reggae and Jamaican culture, graffiti, politricks, punk culture, and photography" what more could you want?! great stuff.
Talkin' About My Revolutions
Part of the BigO
online zine, you have to hunt hard for some choice and high quality bootlegs and rare live footage. Reminds me of spending my Saturday afternoons in Camden and High Street Kensington markets looking through drawers of coloured cassette tapes...
Th rEal SpiCy eXpeRienCe
Great eclectic French style with a hint of north Africa and plenty of quality music and mixes.
The Clock That Went Backwards
"Travel thru' space and time to another musical dimension..." and much more besides... this guy rips and shares things like the ultra rate Velvet Underground 1966 acetate - only three copies in existence, one belonging David Bowie, another currently going for US$100,000 on ebay... and then there's The Doors' 1965 Aura Studio Demos. Doesn't get much better than this!
The Commercial Zone
Actually it's anything but commercial - with a varied mix of krautrock and post-punk and nice long write-ups courtesy of syndicated (ripped off?) posts.
The Unknown Files
"Music Links To the Unknown Man:
Chill Out - Ambient - Electronic - New Age - World Music - Fussion"... Fussion?!
"Krautrock, weird rock, electronic, ambiant (sic), drone, live performances...", including homemade live bootlegs - how much more rare and underground can you get?!
The mother and father of all net music aggregators - my one and only, indispensible daily fix. Priceless.
Wonderfully eclectic mix - exactly what music blogging should be all about; a great introduction to a whole bunch of bands you may never have come across before.
Home of the excellent Blogariddims
podcasts this also acts as a good aggregator of interesting mixes and music posts from other sites.
Wine, women and song
"Sit back, relax and enjoy yourselves. My purpose is to spread the word about some decent and relatively unknown talent." And very decent talent it is too.