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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

News and Plugs

I know it's been forever since I last updated this, but I promise there are big things in store, and they may come as early as tomorrow night... or tonight, I guess, since I'm writing this at 2:30 in the morning. Until then, though, I thought I'd plug a couple of the links that sit over there in the sidebar and are probably ignored by most of the 8 people who come here.

8bitpeoples
A great netlabel with the majority of their albums for free download as well as the option to purchase the actual CDs. All the music is chiptune music, which means it's made using software that emulates the sound chips in old video game/computer technology (in some cases the actual hardware is used). The result is music that sounds like it came from some imaginary video game. Good stuff.

Abandonia
Though it has nothing at all to do with music, Abandonia definitely deserves a mention. It's a huge repository for old DOS games, all of which can be downloaded for free and played using a DOS emulator (also available on the site, with instructions on using it). There are new games added almost daily.

The Internet Archive
There is so much crap for download on here, I don't know where to begin. All I will say is, if you're into live bootlegs of bands, and you haven't been here... you should probably go.

Dark Winter
Great, great ambient/dark ambient/drone netlabel based right here in Minneapolis. All recordings are free and wonderful, and there are a couple other nifty things for download as well.

Infinite Prog
Dear, dear, dear friend Christopher's music blog, which has only had two posts since it's creation back in September. Somebody should punch him in the face and get him to post something new.

RegnYouth Archives
Wonderful, frequently updated, amazingly diverse music blog.

UBUweb
A huge website that has every form of avant-garde media imaginable, from films to music to books to poetry and anything inbetween. If you're into weird, fringe stuff at all, make sure to give this place a look. Heck, even if you're not, check it out, because you may find a thing or two that you like. A lot of the stuff for download is really rare, hard to find, and out of print. Oh, and it's all free.

Wine, Women and Song
I saved the best for last. This is my personal favorite music blog. It's mostly hard to find drone, doom/sludge/stoner metal, and post-rock, although there is the occasional weird folk album or something thrown in for good measure. There are also posts about crazy artists every once in a while too. I love this blog to death.

So there you have it. I've bought a lot of CDs in the last couple weeks, and downloaded a ton of music in the past couple months or year or something, and I'm finally getting around to listening to a lot of it, so expect a lot of different genres of music to be posted soon. Also, expect a couple discographies to be posted in the coming weeks. Big discographies.

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