SIRS present on his bandcamp page a free download compilation including 14 of his cuts. Some of them more retouched, some less – always appreciating the original music. Original artist named in the download.
Legowelt – A Philosophy of Tracking [NW037] [FREE DOWNLOAD]
A Philosophy of Tracking was a vinyl LP album that came with the Legowelt Polyend Tracker hardware sequencer/sampler released in 2021. All songs were made on this machine. This digital release has a bunch of extra tracks that were not on the LP. The Polyend Tracker is a Polish electronic music instrument, a hardware version of 1990s tracker music software like Protracker and Octamed. Originating mainly on the Commodore Amiga and PC computers this software could extensively sequence sound samples. Starting thousands of music careers, they enabled more then ever anyone with just a cheap computer to make releasable music in their bedroom without the need of expensive music gear. It played a vital role in the development of many electronic music styles: Jungle, Gabber, Breakcore and The Hague electronix to name a few. In 2021 Polyend released the TRACKER Legowelt edition. Sporting a custom faceplate designed by Legowelt and including 5000 samples from his studio. it also came with a bunch of tracks: “.mod files” that could be studied, altered or whatever you waned to do with. This album is mainly a selection of these tracks with some vocoder/vocals added. All songs.were made on the tracker, except vocals and vocoder which were done on a ZOOM1201, Korg RK100S, Roland VT-5 and some reverb and delay effects from an Alesis Midiverb 4.
Lorella Cuccarini – La Notte Vola (Fabrizio Mammarella Lullabye Edit) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
‘Slow Motion / Wrong Era label head Fabrizio Mammarella gives ‘Lorella Cuccarini’s’ ‘La Notte Vola’ a sophisticated, powerful lift with his unmistakable approach to heavy-hitting, infectious productions. Mammarella’s distinctive laser plucks instantly propel this edit into action. Maintaining the charm of the original, he adds respectful weight to the authentic instrumentation. ‘Lorella Cuccarini’s’ electric nature is beautifully preserved.’
We are starting this year’s retrospective with some “musical gifts” we discovered on the net. Music shared for free download / pay-what you want from artists and label we admire.More
Anthony Rother – AI Space [PSI49NET] [Free Download]
Anthony Rother presents his new electro double album, called AI Space. Experience the world of the digital mind and reflect yourself in this artificial construct to gain new information about the basic fundamentals of our reality.
◼️ ALBUM ONE (Title 1-11) breaks away from the classic Boom-Tschak drum sounds, makes massive use of the AR-Textur-Maschine and examines the field of Techno-Pop.
◼️ ALBUM TWO (Title 12-21) explores a dark disturbing world of the Roland TR-808 Drumcomputer in combination with heavy digital effect processing.
Noda & Wolfers – Tascam Space Season [NW033][FREE DOWNLOAD]
Something special on Nightwind Records: Last December Danny Wolfers met up with Japansese digital dub legend Taka Noda aka Mystica Tribe to produce this Far East style heavy digital dub album. Custom made lo-fi oozing echo effects transform synthesizers and drummachines into a comforting mist of arcane sludge, laced with Taka Noda’s enchanting melodica playing.
Nico Band – Let It Snow (Curses Edit) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Slow Motion presents their new free rework/edit/cover series called: ‘’A Ufo’’. Curses kicks off with a version of “Let It Show’’, a track by Nico Band from 1984.
LVRIN – Creature [Ukraine Relief] [PNK-DL4]
It’s been more than 2 weeks since Putin called for Russian troops to invade Ukraine, causing pain and suffering to innocent people. As a response to this aggressive action, Pinkman offers a new album by Russian artist LVRIN to raise funds to help those affected by the war.
All proceeds of this release will go to the Humanitarian Aid For Ukraine fund by the National Bank of Ukraine: bank.gov.ua/en/about/humanitarian-aid-to-ukraine
Mascarpone – Structures EP [FREE DOWNLOAD]
“Mascarpone return with a new EP entitled ‘Structures’. The record encompasses five tracks of dark EBM industrial music with dirty synths and machine drums. The main goal of this EP is to pay homage to artists such as Dopplereffekt or Kraftwerk, which are very important to me, but in my own way.”
VA – RePhrase Collection 2022: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)
A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Arash & Quasar, Elfenberg & Stankfejs, Khemir, Lewandoski, Neskeh & Grogush and more.
Smackos – Fables From a Silent Wave [NW032] [FREE DOWNLOAD]
New Danny Wolfers AKA Legowelt album under the Smackos alias on his Nightwind Records. Most of this album was recorded around 2017 at the North Sea Institute for the Overmind. As usual heavy tripped out raw melodic Smackos synth compositions for all your deep listening hobbies. Instruments used: Novation Supernova, Akai S900, Waldorf Blofeld, Waldorf Pulse 2, Roland JP08 & JV2080 and probably lots more.
VA – Shadow Wolf Cyberzine Covertape II [NW31] [FREE DOWNLOAD]
The latest issue of “Internets most controversial underground e-zine” the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine issue#10 is out now on Nightwind Records. A 19 track ‘cover tape’ compilation with various artists. The term ‘cover tape’ stems from when magazines came with a cassette tape full of music or software on the cover back in the 1980s/1990s.
Last year I started this section for free/”name your price” music, that people or labels share on bandcamp or other platforms. Here is a selection of free music I came across this year.Continue reading “2021 Giveaways”
SIRS – Cuts GDR Treasures [FREE DOWNLOAD]
SIRS presents a selection of edits in the memory of the East German music available for download on his bandcamp.
VA – RePhrase Collection: HARD FIST EDIT SERIES (Free Download)
A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Aaron Maple, Alexis le Tan, Anatolian Weapons, Curses, Daniel Monaco, Disco Morato, Facets, Fabrizio Mammarella, Hysteric, Jonny Rock, Perdu, Thomass Jackson, Younger Than Me, Zombies in Miami and many more.
VA – Insidia [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Free Summer compilation from the brokntoys basecamp. Insidia is a taster of things to come and features music from Mayo, KÆ, SMPL SMPL, Atsushi Izumi, Serge Geyzel, Sinitsin & The Droid, KafkaCtrl and Steifl.
VA – LYO Free Edits #04 [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Les Yeux Orange provides again some free edits through their bandcamp page. Enjoy and feel free to leave a tip if you liked the edits.
VA – Modernation Vol. 3 (Special Edits) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol. 3 it’s third digital compilation. “We have edits from the likes of Marcello Giordani. Hysteric, Les Yeux Orange , Flemming Dalum, Adrian Marth etc. All tracks have been carefully edited without overdubs, in order to bring the spirit of classic disco to today’s dancefloors! in this bad situation we will adapt the edits to Name your price so everyone can buy music for free in this difficult times.”
VA – NameYourPrice Edits [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Les Yeux Orange launched a new serie of edits called the NameYourPrice Edits.
As the name says it all, these edits are free download. Some edits are from quite obvious tracks, others from complete obscure sources. This package includes 6 edits from Aaron Maple, Curses, Franz Scala, Hysteric, Leonxleon and Nathan Joy.
VA – Adrian Marth Edits Vol.1 [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Adrian Marth, the head of Italo Moderni, presents a collection of 6 italo edits ready for download as pay-as-you-want release on his own bandcamp page. Adrian has been crafting his own deeply personal style mixing italo and Electro. His music brings together sounds of the classic start of the Italo disco, space disco and cosmic disco of the 80s, electronic sounds with analog synthesizers and nuances with chill wave detunes.