Regular listeners may have caught on that I have a thing for archives. Previous discussion of this subject in relation to music has included the Free Music Archive, the Ontario Independent Music Archive, the Alan Lomax Collection, and Smithsonian Folkways. Tonight we're delving into something a little more personal, a little closer to home...
Avid fans of candid recordings of live music may already be familiar, but for those who aren't, let me introduce Joe, aka, Mechanical Forest Sound. Since 2009, Joe has been going around to all sorts of shows, concerts, and musical happenings in Toronto, recording them, and then posting those recordings on his blog and/or the Live Music Archive. Knowing that he's got a huge store of stuff that hasn't made it off of his private hard drives yet, I asked him if he would be up for putting together a Best Of/Personal Faves/Whatever the Hell You Feel Like and playing it on the show -- tonight we hear the results! Be prepared for some obscure and never before heard performances.
Tune in to CIUT at midnight tonight, or check out the podcast tomorrow!
It's been a long time since I've done some thorough digging around on WFMU's Free Music Archive and I decided it was high time to change that. Tonight, everything you hear on the show is pulled directly from FMA and is available, for free, for stream and download there. In most cases, each of the artists has uploaded to FMA a number of tracks or albums, so if you like what you hear, be sure to check out their other work.
How to do that? Go to the FMA mix I've posted here, and then click on any of the artists' names in the column on the left. Then, be amazed at how much Bob Ostertag has posted, delve into the samplings offered by Digital Primitives, and read up on Alexandre Bateiras's guitar technique.
To take in this episode's setlist as I've created it, you can download the FMA mix directly from their site, tune in to CIUT at midnight tonight, or check out the podcast tomorrow!