Dec 20, 2008

Bongolong - Jesus Christ is Comin to Town

A first I thought this was real, but I was talked down and now recognize it as ironic camp. I'm not sure when Bongolong posted this to archive.org, but the name of the release is A Bongolong Christmas 2004. (I'm pretty sure that it wasn't there before when I've put together past BSWChristmas shows).

Bongolong loves Christmas music!

The more interesting or weirder the better!! It's always been a dream to make my own Christmas music, taking those familiar melodies and giving them my own special twist.

Almost sounds like a mission statement for BSWChristmas.

Bongolong - Jesus Christ is Comin to Town

Black Sweater, White Christmas 2008

Yep. On Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 1:00 pm Biotic and Subsystem will join for their third BSWChristmas. The playlist is coming together and promises to be very sweet, indeed. The show will be live on WBCR-lp, 97.7 FM in Great Barrington. The file will make it's way to this blog, promise.

Thanks to John Curley for the photo...

Nov 10, 2008

umami - Substance (Combustion Mix)

This tune is from a 12rec compilation of reworked adcbicycle songs. adcBicycle is Matt Chisholm from Ottawa, Canada. According to the liner notes he apparently decided not to release a album's worth of material and asked friends to remix the stuff. The results are pretty cool.

This compilation was released on archive.org on September 11 this year. Lot's of great stuff. This is the tune that sat well with me.

Nice being with you again.

umami - Substance (Combustion Mix)

Nov 8, 2008

Dub One! - Wise Man’s Dub

BlocSonic is continuing to release their compilations of excellent net music. As we have mentioned
in the past, the NetBloc releases are the complete package with art, music, variety and information. All for the downloading.

The most recent release is netBloc Volume 18 (frais, fresco, frisch, fresh… mmmmmmmmmmm… good).

When I want to sample the latest sweet sounding net releases, BlocSonic provides an excellent sampling. Including this number from Dub One on the iD.EOLOGY netlabel.

Dub One! - Wise Man’s Dub

Jul 27, 2008

Owltree - Daylight is Not for Owls

Some sounds for New Zealand for your pleasure. This release comes via the netlabel, Lo-Kiwi. I found it on the hiddenplace music blog.

The release is called Tender Pecking.

Many songs about owls. I like owls.

There are some excellent tunes on the release. I'm looking forward to spending more time with Owltree and Lo-Kiwi.

Owltree - Daylight is Not for Owls

Jul 24, 2008

Yahoo Music Store Goes Away and Takes DRM'd Tunes With It

The excellent site, ReadWriteWeb is reporting that as the Yahoo Music Store exits the scene it will no longer support the Digital Rights Management (DRM) licensing that was embedded in tunes purchased from the service. This will serve as an excellent illustration of what DRM means in the marketplace. Technological obsolescence built into the digital file has significant implications on the longevity of that file.

ReadWriteWeb quotes an e-mail message from Yahoo! Music:

"Songs and albums that were purchased through the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store are protected by a digital rights management system that requires a valid license key before they can be played on your computer.

After the Store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for music purchased from Yahoo! Music Unlimited, and Yahoo! will no longer be able to authorize song playback on additional computers.

After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer's operating system."

Consumers beware.

Jul 22, 2008

Spinmeister - Robot Love (imádlak)

I said a boom, wakka chikka, wakka chikka, boom.

Oh, man is this a great track from ccMixter.org that was posted to the site on Friday.

Here at Camp BSWC, we are fond of our Sex and Space theme. This tune fits the bill on both accounts.

Starting with the very velvety guitar sample posted by Victor Fourstones, along with the luscious spoken words from Marika, aka essesq, Spinmeister pulls together an extremely sexy number that is so hot you might forget the summer humidity. At least I did. [Update 7/23/08: The preceding paragraph is in error. Marika is responsible for "imádlak" and essesq bringing the 'pella to the table. I regret the error.]

This selection should definitely be in consideration for the Wakka Chikka, Wakka Chikka, Porn Music for the Masses, vol. 3 (if one ever materializes).

Spinmeister - Robot Love (imádlak)

Image courtesy of V2 licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Jul 21, 2008

Plaistow - Yap Yap

Some bass, some drums, some jazz and some just so.

This is a fantastic track from a recent anniversary compilation released by the netlabel, 12rec.

The signature of this release is the mix of instrumentation and styles. A lot of organic sounds mixed in with the electronics.

This track is has a nice, building jazz push that is heavy on the piano, bass and drums. Really excellent.

Go to the release page and sample the wares...you are bound to find something you like.

Plaistow - Yap Yap

Jul 19, 2008

Klipp - cs (Live @ Ciclo XT)

Go with this one. It really develops into an amazing piece of electronic music.

Klipp is Hector Zarate and Jorge Soriano. This live track is from a Discos Konfort release called Ciudad de Mexico.

Discos Konfort is a netlabel devoted to Mexican electronic music. They have some marvelous releases. I was reviewing their catalog and stumbled on this live track. I've listened through it three times and decided it was time I shared.

Klipp - cs (Live @ Ciclo XT)

Jul 17, 2008

Lushy - Spaced Out

Well, damn it, I'm going to do it.

I'm unsure of the license behind this download from Lushy's site, but here it is anyway. They have two tunes posted at their website, lushy.com. I'm digging on this little disco ditty...not to mention that it goes along with our unspoken sex and space theme here at BSWC.

Lushy features a very good friend of mine, Andy Sodt-we go back to high school, by god. If you hang in Seattle, check them out.

Lushy - Spaced Out

Sie Sind Berlinern

Yep, that's right. My favorite Seattle ensemble, Lushy is playing in Berlin a week from Saturday at the Wassermusik Festival. If you are in the neighborhood, check them out. I would.

Jul 15, 2008

Cezary Ostrowski - We are in love (very deep mix)

Well, how about that, two posts on the same night. There is a lot of great music out on the net. Followers of BSWC will recognize our bias towards the mixters at ccMixter. One mixter has always intrigued us and his name is Cezary Ostrowski.

This is a mysterious piece...haunting and beautiful. Ostrowski is using the entrancing vocals of Shannon Hurley who has issued a call for remixes using a cappellas from her “Ready to Wake” album. His work here is brilliant.

Thanks to Spinmeister for including it in ccMixter's Editor's Pick section.

Cezary Ostrowski - We are in love (very deep mix)

Metamorphosis - Miami(Final version)

The Dutch netlabel, On-Mix Productions just posted their 100th release and its a doozy. It is called VA-The best ON-Mix tracks according to Kodjax [onmp100]

They asked DJ Kodjax to pick the top 41 tracks from their previous 99 releases. I'm always up for a compilation so I put my ears to the metal.

I found a lot of variety, but with the unrelenting beat theme going on throughout. You will definitely have to pick and choose your favorites...everyone will have a different reaction. I have several that have really struck me and interestingly enough, they are new to me. I have some familiarity with On-Mix and Kodjax introduced me to some really outrageous stuff. Thanks.

There will probably be more from this release in the feed. Stay tuned.

Metamorphosis - Miami(Final version)

Jul 9, 2008

Jupiter Makes Me Scream - Alinai

Here is something new from the Foot side of the Bump Foot netlabel. Bump Foot is a netlabel based in Japan that has two sides. One is the Bump which features music that is more uptempo and beat oriented. The Foot side of the label is more laid back and relaxing. This is what we find with Jupiter Makes Me Scream.

The release is called Tuesday Morning Hurricane EP and was posted at archive.org on Sunday, July 6th.

It took me a couple listens to catch up with the beauty of these five tunes. I picked one to share, but I recommend listening to the complete release in order. They work with and compliment each other.

Tuesday Morning Hurricane EP was produced by Karolis Buržinskas. He is the Lithuanian behind Jupiter Makes Me Scream.

Enjoy this release.

Jupiter Makes Me Scream - Alinai

Jun 29, 2008

Trondheim - Erlöst von dieser Hoffnung

Another blocSonic release hit the net last night. It is a good one. Perhaps a little quieter than some, but there are some fantastic cuts on this compilation.

This Trondheim tune is from an Aerotone release called Zum Abschied (AER013). Aerotone is a netlabel with the catch phrase, "welcome to aerotone. we are a netlabel and we love melancholic music." This gives you an idea of what to expect from this track.

Like other Trondheim efforts, this one has a strong classical feel to go along with chill beats and gentle atmospherics.

I've posted material included on blocSonic compilations in the past (last week, as a matter of fact) and really appreciate the work that blocSonic impresario, Michael Gregoire has put into the effort.

Trondheim - Erlöst von dieser Hoffnung

Jun 28, 2008

BSWC Video: Leon Somov Feat. Jazzu - Mano (Remake) music video



Found this at YouTube via a wonderful release page at archive.org. More to come in the One-a-Day feed.

Jun 27, 2008

The Harvey Girls - Good Morning Bubblegum

The notes at archive.org talk about The Harvey Girls' ability to "...weave sweetly delicate melodies into hauntingly evocative soundscapes, creating a seamless fusion of pop and sonic experimentation..." and I can hear it, yes I can.

This is a truly innovative release that totally works. I can hear where I've been and where I'm going--if that makes any sense.

Guitar and pop lyrics with some very original touches...I would like to hear more. The release is self-titled and appears on the imaginary netlabel.

The Harvey Girls - Good Morning Bubblegum

Lushy at the High Dive

This just in:

Lushy Tonight 6-8PM @ High Dive in Fremont High Dive

513 N 36th St

Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)


I won't be able to make it, but if you are in Jet City head on down, you won't regret it.



Jun 26, 2008

Channel 3000 - Holiday and Ice Cream

I've been wanting to post this for a few days now and finally have a moment to get it done. You need to listen to this tune.

Channel 3000 have a number of releases out on the Glam Slam netlabel. Holiday and Ice Cream is on a release called Siesta.

I love the sampling and the pure fun of this tune. It is quickly becoming my summer anthem.

Channel 3000 - Holiday and Ice Cream

Jun 14, 2008

Mikrosopht - Very Deep Pleasure (With John Cage)

New this week: netBloc Volume 14 (Kills 99.9% of Bacterium Poppus Radiolus!)

The netBloc volumes are compilations put together by Michael Gregoire at his site blocSonic. Gregoire has really devoted himself to promoting the netlabel, copyleft music scene and in the process has captured and documented some rare finds. He is meticulous in the preparation of liner notes and artwork, as well as full and complete permissions and licensing. This is no small effort.

Volume 14 has some really great material. There are ten tracks, but the first track really grabbed me when I gave it a spin. This tune was originally released on
Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka - Porn Music For The Masses Vol. 2, a February 2008 release from WM Recordings. John Cage samples in a sexy milieu that is full of little musical surprises. Very cool.

Mikrosopht - Very Deep Pleasure (With John Cage)

Jun 13, 2008

Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult!!!!

Yep. Single biggest pledge in the mother ship's fund drive will win a cowbell autographed by guitarist/songwriter Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult!!!!

CALL 413.644.9797 TO MAKE A PLEDGE or stop by our studios at 195 Main St. Behind The Pink Cloud!!!!
LET’S ROCK THIS THING!!!!!

Deface_Groove - Kill kill kill (Deface Groove mix)

Oh man.

This remix of D.J. Vadim is thick. The headphones are stuck in my ears and I've listened more than once.

This ccMixter track was the runner up in the D.J. Vadim remix contest. I am celebrating the genius.

Suits my moment right now.

Biotic Out.

Deface_Groove - Kill kill kill (Deface Groove mix)

Jun 12, 2008

BSWC Returns to the Mothership for One Night--It's the Fund Drive

That's right. Biotic and Subsystem7 will be hosting a BSWC return to the air Saturday, June 14 from 9-11 pm EST on WBCR-LP, 97.7 FM in Great Barrington, MA. You can listen locally or catch the stream at berkshireradio.org.

It is the fund drive for this plucky low-powered FM community station. If you appreciate and support true community radio, then please take the time and look down this blog's sidebar to donate money to help WBCR-LP continue the good work. (You can also call in on (413) 644-9797 and make a contribution during the show).

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Biotic

Jun 8, 2008

DURDEN - Broken (DURDEN Version)

So, Creative Commons has put an RFP on the streets offering to sell ccMixter. I heard about it on Friday from Jon Phillips via Tweeter. This morning I looked at what Victor Stone, ccMixter's principal administrator had to say about the prospect.

Essentially, CC is looking to get out of the social networking business, something in which, they acknowledge, they have little expertise. My impression is that the RFP goes to some length to protect the resource. My fingers are crossed.

Meanwhile, I took a gander at the site and, as usual, found some amazing work posted. I was quite taken by this remix by DURDEN. It has a ethereal quality that marries some strong vocals by Amelia June with incredible work by ccMixter regular Trifonic.

Durden’s epic treatment surrounding Amelia June’s sorrowful vocal track from Trifonic’s masterful “Emergence” album is a symphony for the new millennium. Surrounding pained sadness with determined power, gentle strings giving way to powerfully melancholic guitars, soaring and circling above a rhythmic foundation made of pure rock.


If you haven't already delved into the musical treats at ccMixter, then now is the time to visit the site and see for yourself.

DURDEN - Broken (DURDEN Version)

Jun 7, 2008

Das Kraftfuttermischwerk - Shadows on Wooden Beaches

It is hot here. Hot, hot, hot.

I'm posting from a shady porch surrounded by trees. I'm listening to an excellent tune that seems as if it was created for the very purpose of creating calm and keeping cool.

I found Das Kraftfuttermischwerk at scene.org which is a tremendous source for great copyleft music. I probably don't go there enough, but the user interface is rough and finding stuff can be difficult. Usually I find myself at scene.org after following a link from a netlabel or other front-end source.

Das Kraftfuttermischwerk have excellent bio materials at their MySpace page, here is an excerpt:

"Born in 1977 and 1976 Nico Wawersig and Ronny Kraak grew up in eastern Germany – the Wall casting a cloud over Berlin. At the time electronical music was unfamiliar, for cultural activities were of governmental concern."
Enjoy these opening days of Summer. Stay cool.

Das Kraftfuttermischwerk - Shadows on Wooden Beaches

Jun 2, 2008

Siegfried Gautier - On S'est Marre (Version Feutree)

I have enjoyed Sigfried Gautier in the past and he has been featured before on these pages, but all of that material was from Jamendo. This wonderful little tune was recorded years ago (November, 1999) and appears at archive.org. I love the smoky mystery that develops as it goes along. Timeless. The name of the release is Deux mille ans de bonheur.
Hailing from France, Gautier has played with Psychonada and Creme Brulee. And, as I discovered in my first CC posting in several months he has material waiting to be discovered-one of the exciting things about this gig is the discovery.

Siegfried Gautier - On S'est Marre (Version Feutree)

Update: Biotic has been Listening, but not Posting--This is about to Change



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Apr 15, 2008

Noar Information - Ant on Wax feat. Noar

From Budapest, Hungary, Noar and Ant on Wax bring us Information, a fast paced, intelligently layered, electroacoustic collection of four tracks that will not let you sit still. I love this release, if you're anything like me, this is perfect for getting things cranking the next morning after a long night with no sleep.

Noar, Ant On Wax: Who are you?
"[Noar] started playing the guitar at the age of 14 and a bit later turned to the bass. Graduated in 2000 with a degree in Access to Music in London. She played in several bands as a bass player/vocalist."
Visit Noar's myspace page where you can read the quote above and watch a video remix of the classic film noir D.O.A. using the song "Loser" as the soundtrack to the frantic. The entire film released in 1949 is available on archive.org - D.O.A.

Download the release 'Information' from Jamendo

And for now, enjoy the title track:

Ant on Wax feat. Noar - Information

Mar 16, 2008

Atomic Cat - Fly With Me

This tune is from a release called Trance Time. It appeared at Jamendo in January. Now, a warning...Fly With Me is anything but trance...in fact it hops.

I'm spending part of a rainy Sunday morning rediscovering the incredibly deep CC music site known as Jamendo. They have really been working over their user interface and have added some great features. If you have never been or its been a while, you should head over and check it out.

Atomic Cat - Fly With Me

Mar 10, 2008

Ditto Ditto - Histoire de Rien

Note to Biotic: When in doubt, check the editor's picks at ccMixter...oh, wait, I already have that note...

No duh, the amazing stuff that the ccMixter site brings forward every day is simply incredible. I went to visit today and found this absolute gem.

Ditto Ditto has already been featured on these pages and this little ditty, created in collaboration with Barbarella. It was posted on Sunday:
"This song has had many lifes (remixes), but, recently, Barbarella wanted to sing, wanted to try. So i’ve said..Ok, let’s give to this song another life. Barbarella had never sung before that, it’s the first time for her, to sing in a microphone. I’ve bought a new microphone for this occasion and we have recorded the voices last Friday, in only 2 or 3 hours..and after, i’ve played a new arrangement.
If you are interested, we have uploaded the acappella and the lyrics of Ani Casals on the Barbarella’s page.

Hope you’ll enjoy our first musical collaboration."
Like I said, amazing.

Ditto Ditto - Histoire de Rien

Mar 6, 2008

Goldmund - Du und Ich

Man, this song has been haunting me all week. I've been at a content management show in Boston all week. Big time corporate types realizing that all this 2.0 stuff has relevance in their world. While riding on the shuttle buses between the convention center and my hotel, I lost myself in a playlist that included some tunes from a Alpinechic release called Kill Alpinechic.

I'm so glad that the release included the song "Du und Ich". I just played it for my partner and she wants it in her workout playlist right away. Perhaps you will feel the same.

Followers of the blog will recognize alpinechic. Artists from the Swiss label that have appeared in this space include Tim and Puma Mimi, Freiraum, Pureape. They have a nice model of online CC releases and physical releases. And, if I was anywhere in Switzerland, you can bet that I would be at their live shows, too.

Du und Ich - Goldmund

Mar 2, 2008

Bangguru - Target Love (Mushroom Remix by Authist and Dub One!

This tune is from a fantastic compilation of work by iDEOLOGY artists called iD.Allstars - "Re-iD.d" Compilation.

Bangguru is one of my favorites from this German netlabel. iDEOLOGY is not strictly Creative Commons, but their licensing statement has always been close enough for me.

The iD.Allstars release is currently top of the list listening for me. Check it out and enjoy this tidbit.

Bangguru - Target Love (Mushroom Remix by Authist and Dub One!

Feb 28, 2008

Messer Chups in NYC!

Messer Chups is in NYC!

March, 5 2008 at DJ Set @ Rose Live Music
345 Grand Street btw Marcy and Havemeyer, Williamsburg, New York

Messer Chups is in NYC!

March, 7 2008 at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, New York

I can't make it, but, if you can, you should.



Feb 27, 2008

My First Trumpet - Happy Plingi

Ah, another day, another post.

The netlabel, Aerotone has a great couple of compilations called Electronica Unplugged 1 and 2. Happy Plingi is featured on number 2.

A very nice piece, but then again I enjoy both the collections. Perhaps, you will, too.

My First Trumpet - Happy Plingi

Feb 24, 2008

The Protagonist! - Pink Fuzz!

Wakka chikka wakka chikka: Porn music for the masses volume 2 has arrived.

The second volume of this massively popular netlabel franchise was released on Valentine's day...appropriate, no? If you haven't had a chance to enjoy these volumes, then you should definitely hit up the link and then follow through and get volume 1. Soft lights, champagne and dirty, nasty, heart-healthy thoughts.

The Protagonist! - Pink Fuzz!

Fortyone - They're On The Moon Right Now

The Creative Commons music scene moves on...I take a break and come back to find old plunderphonic favorites, Fortyone featured on a BlocSonic release. Very cool. The release has a lunar theme that works well with our recent eclipse.

Michael Gregoire has a great concept of CC compilations that he has worked for 12 volumes now. Great work and you can find gems on every one of them.

I first enjoyed Fortyone when they appeared on several Comfort Stand releases. If you are new to netlabels, then take the time to check out the 71 releases that appeared on the Comfort Stand netlabel. You should be pleased.

All for now. Out.

Fortyone - They're On The Moon Right Now

Feb 23, 2008

BSWC Video: More from Geof Huth

BSWC Video: In Germania, the Portuguese Did Sing by Geof Huth

Kaer Trouz - Revenge (Mix Cuit A Four)

Yep, I'm here.

A new post. No fancy name or anything, but I'm moved to post this wonderfully ethereal mix by ccMixter Kaer Trouz.

At the ccMixter site (nice retooling, guys), Teru compares Kaer Trouz's vocal work to Chrissie Hynde. Very nice track. Glad to be back.


Kaer Trouz - Revenge (Mix Cuit A Four)