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I'm David - former worker bee at WFMUWXYC, & Internet Archive and recent NC/DC/NYC transplant. A few of my sounds make their way here and I've got some old video projects here. Tweeting personal musings on sound art/design/studies at @dvdokkum

 

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dvd on 01/08/2013 at 10:00AM

Best of 2012: dvd's Picks

a tough nut to crack

Hey! I'm David - former FMA librarian, admin, and thing-doer. I spent a lot of time this year hunting the virtual stack for lost gems and Creative Commons treasures, and I come to you now with my Top 10 Albums to hit the Free Music Archive in 2012. They're presented below in alphabetical order... enjoy the tunes, and here's to another couple years of free sonic goodness at the FMA!

 

Hisko Detria

Static Raw Power Kraut

As a sucker for all things Krautrock, this Creative-Commons licensed demo from Finnish psych-rockers Hisko Detria hit all the right buttons for me. Long cuts of interstellar guitar/keyboard explorations, delay-laden vocal outbursts, and a steady rhythm section from a group that doesn't shy away from its influences. Looking forward to hearing them build on this sound in 2013!


 

Howie Mitchell & Ruth Meyer

11-14-'58

If you haven't been keeping up with The Howie Tapes pseudo-label here at the FMA, then you're missing out on some of the, er... freshest archival recordings on the net. David Mitchell, son of famed Hammered Dulcimer player Howie Mitchell, has been methodically digitizing and releasing his father's recordings - so far dating all the way back to this unreleased 1958 tape. They're all excellent!


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dvd on 09/01/2012 at 12:00PM

Salute to the Sun

This past week the FMA participated in a radio broadcast installation based out of the Soundfjord soundart gallery in London. The Radeq Summer of '12 radio experiment started at sunrise (6.06am) in London on Monday the 27th of August and did not stop broadcasting live from sun-lit land until 120 hours later. As the sun set in London the broadcast switched to a geniusly placed microphone in None Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand to capture the sun rise and the day's soundscape. Then, as the sun set in NZ the stream switched back to London's sunrise... This continued until London's sunset on Friday 31st at 19.48.

For our part, we put together a diverse one-hour mix of sun-themed Creative Commons tunes from the FMA. We tried to cover a lot of musical ground, so you'll hear soundart, field-recordings, ambient electronic, chiptune, folk, pop, punk, funk, psych-rock, free-jazz & more. We also threw in some dialogue from the Public Domain film "Our Mr. Sun" which is worth checking out over at the Prelinger Archives. With September now upon us, I guess it's our little way of saying goodbye to a fun and productive Summer here in Jersey City. 

Check out the tracklist and download individual songs at the MIX PAGE. You can find more info about the Radeq broadcast here.

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Buildings and Mountains, Strapping Fieldhands, Harvey Milk, Psychedelic Horseshit, Blevin Blectum, Noveller, Blues Control, Machine Death, The Olivia Tremor Control, PUNKASILA, Paint Fumes, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Sounds of the Early 21st Century, Deep Singh and Ikhlaq Hussain Khan, Lame Drivers, Tashi Dorji, Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque, Party People in a Can, T-Model Ford, Soundeyet, Mount Carmel, Tom Kitty Oliver, Arthur Doyle, Suishou no Fune, Silver Process, Irene Moon, Lessazo, File Under Toner, Gary Higgins, Dino Felipe, Sex Worker, Muhal Richard Abrams, Bob Ostertag, Angels in America, Les Loustics, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Russian Tsarlag, quarta330, Flower-Corsano Duo, Dress Up As Natives, The New Mystikal Troubadours, The League of Automatic Music Composers, FM3, Justice Yeldham, Glenn Jones, Faust, Kimiko Ishizaka, Jon Mueller, Reigning Sound, Matheatre, Anthony Braxton, El Jesus De Magico, Various Artists [Maybe Mars], Laso Halo, Marika Papagika, Inspector 22, The Men, Various Artists [Maybe Mars], James Blackshaw, The Conet Project, Daniel Barbiero, Monroeville Music Center, Sun Araw, Ears, Hisko Detria, Tom Carter, Collection of the Late Howell Bend, Chop Shop, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Cleaners From Venus, Atman & Alma Yoray, Har-You Percussion Group, The Maltese Falcons, Yann Novak, Philippe Petit, People Like Us, The Paperhead, Gillicuddy, Negativland, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sibirskaya Vechora, Maurizio Bianchi, Hargreaves / Noyes / Duplant, Chico Trujillo, Various Artists, William Basinski, Dan Warren, Ed Askew, Big Blood, Morton Feldman, Morton Feldman, ZUHN, Aidan Baker, Peon, Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Spider Bags, Winter Drones, Saito Koji, Flying Luttenbachers, Sunslide, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan - Bhairavi thumri (adha tal), Grouper, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, Taku Sugimoto, Computer Jesus Refrigerator [old profile], Mi Ami, Jani Hirvonen, The NSJ Crew, Talibam!, Eva-Maria Houben, Meg Baird, Various Artists [elementperspective], Area C, Michel Chion, Michael Pisaro, Antoine Beuger, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Bit Shifter, Raymond Dijkstra, Sir Richard Bishop, dead ceo, Volcano the Bear

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dvd
on 07/19/2012 at 03:41PM
hey bloc, thanks for the message! his email was lost in gmail filter hell, getting him on-board now!
blocsonic
on 07/19/2012 at 11:58AM
Hey dvd, check your email. Alan Driscoll (aka http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Womb/) and I have been trying to get him added as a curator to add his extensive catalog of indie-pop.
dvd
on 10/15/2010 at 03:37PM
best nap ever
DylanGoing
on 10/14/2010 at 07:02PM
i hope you'll consider using this photo (you were watching sleep) http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs432.snc4/47560_467826813267_504493267_6632132_3763930_n.jpg
jason
on 06/16/2010 at 02:41PM
hey dvd, you hid your favorites! once we fix that bug i hope you will un-hide 'em