It’s almost 2013 and I thought I’d gift everybody with free (legal) music!
Of course, Rural Citizens Band is always free and I’m always making new music. La Teodicea di Odio and Paesaggio da Sogno are our latest two albums and you can download them in FLAC and mp3 completely free of charge.
I’ve also been buying a goodly amount of music from Bandcamp. The following are some interesting drone, ambient, dark ambient, post-rock, dream pop, etc bands I’ve been enjoying. These albums are either completely free to download, or “name your own price” which allows you to buy them for free. I personally give these bands at least a couple of dollars for each release, but if you want to download them for free, you’re more than welcomed.
NB — I have no affiliation with any of these bands, I’m just a fan of the music.
Lowercase Noises — Vivian
Lowercase Noises — Marshall
Lowercase Noises — Ambient Songs
The Living Sleep — Losing Today
The American Dollar — Free Winter 2012 Ambient Compilation
Zero Bedroom Apartment — Free 6 Track Sampler ep
UUUUUU — Prescient
UUUUUU — robe./UUUUUU split
UUUUUU —the astral travels
EUS, Postdrome & Saaad — Sustained Layers
Eluder — Warm Warning
Eluder — Drift
And best of all, you can stream each of these albums for free. Each link has tags for genres, so you can do your own exploring. And there are many, many other genres of music as well. Personally I think Bandcamp is one of the best things to happen to indie music. I’m even thinking of having pages for RCB albums there in the future (don’t worry, Shadows isn’t going anywhere).
The name your own price thing is one of the best ideas I’ve seen. Most albums on Bandcamp have a set minimum price, but all the ones above can be downloaded completely free if you so choose.