Give the Drummer Some's
Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
Beginning in August 2008 and continuing over the course of 28 thrilling monthly installments, an unidentified blogger behind the music-sharing site Tonal Bride posted an impressive collection totaling 170 recordings.
Comprising roots music from all cultures, experimental and avant improvisational sounds, and field records from far and wide, the audio library up for grabs is as stunning an array of free music as you'll find anywhere on the Internet. (Well, at least until the massive Alan Lomax archive came online last month.) But here's the kicker—almost every record posted at Tonal Bride is still available almost four years later.
In addition to its wonderful selections, Tonal Bride provides extensive commentary for every single recording. Given the increasing volatility of the free-music blog scene, do yourself a favor and spend an afternoon or two (or three) downloading the entire archive before the site disappears.
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