I really dig it when limited run tape trading labels make their out-of-print releases available for free online. The Tanzprocesz Records archives, which I found a while back, enabled me to hear a lot of noise I wouldn't have had the bucks for otherwise. Just the other day I noticed that Spleencoffin Records also has a good amount of out-of-print downloads available with super fancy flash streaming too. As it's looking, Spleencoffin material will also be available soon on freemusicarchive.org. Based in Baltimore, Spleencoffin first caught my attention when the par none boxset Ladyz in Noyz arrived in the WFMU new bin. Turns out Spleencoffin is one of the finer up and coming venues for the noise Body More Murder Land is becoming famous for - so good it actually won "best label" award from the Baltimore City Paper. You can browse the Spleencoffin free online archive here. Definitely make sure to check out the first disk of the Ladyz of Noyz box that just went up on the archive. Pictured above is the cover of a new release, El Imperio, from the Uruguayan improv garage outfit Fiesta Animal. Sik.
Oh man, so I just put another thing together that is very much related. Check out the Mattin online archive of free conceptual music, including a release from WFMU's own Kurt Gottschalk.