Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Acapulco Valentine by Chenard Walcker

Here's a belated Acapulco Valentine crafted from Comfort Stand sounds by Chenard Walcker.

https://archive.org/download/csr046/csr046_chenard-walcker_3_acapulco-valentine.mp3

Monday, March 2, 2015

Three Stars by Cookie Blue

Coockie Blue gives us a simple folk tune guided by Three Stars.

http://www.songfight.org/music/three_stars/cookieblue_ts.mp3

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hoback by Paul Cantrell

Hoback is a bassy little piano improvisation.

https://innig.net/music/recordings/ith_improv-hoback.mp3

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Burning Churches by Daniel Bautista

Blistering fast drums and guitar makes for Burning Churches.

Try the inferno in vorbis.

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/06_burning_churches.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/ogg/06_burning_churches.ogg

Friday, February 27, 2015

Some Wild Going Outward by White Denim

The bluesy rock flows seemingly effortlessly from White Denim with songs like Some Wild Going Outward.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/07-some-wild-going-outward.mp3

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Harvest Of Gold by Gossling

The chorus of Gossling voices singing Harvest of Gold creates a creepy, off-kilter feeling that blends perfectly with the quirky pop sound.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Gossling-Harvest-Of-Gold.mp3

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Air Traffic by The John Benjamin Band

JB directs the elements of Air Traffic with a deft mix of subtlety and bravado.

http://www.johnorama.com/songs/feel_things_deeply/airtraffic.mp3

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Architect by ADD

ADD puts on a dry voice as he speaks of the Architect who's got work to do.

http://nurein.songfight.net/nureinvii/a/add_a.mp3

Monday, February 23, 2015

Brainwaves by Podington Bear

These Brainwaves start off jittery but settle in to a relaxed groove.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Party/Brainwaves.mp3

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Emergency Room by Ford & Lopatin

If you like new music with an 80s pop vibe, Emergency Room is for you.

http://cdn02.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Ford-Lopatin-Emergency-Room.mp3

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mother Nature by Mind Tree

An accelerating tempo belies the soothing ambiance of Mother Nature

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Mind-Tree-Mother-Nature.mp3

Friday, February 20, 2015

Get In The Ring by Automassage

Auotomassage does intriguing meandering rock/post-rock tracks like Get in the Ring, all for free (non-commercial) use.

Get the track in a lot fewer bytes with vorbis

https://archive.org/download/birdsong041/02-Get_in_The_Ring.mp3
https://archive.org/download/birdsong041/02-Get_in_The_Ring.ogg

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Three Stars by State Shirt

State Shirt's latest Song Fight win, Three Stars, has that recent State Shirt synth drenched pop sound.

http://www.songfight.org/music/three_stars/stateshirt_ts.mp3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As We Proceed by Travis Morrison Hellfighters

As We Proceed strikes very Dismemberment Plan groove for me, with some different decorations around the edges.

http://mp3s.barsuk.com/TravisMorrisonHellfighters_AsWeProceed.mp3

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Thunderbird by The Golden Filter

From this Thunderbird comes five minutes of body moving beats and air singing that culminates in a percussive blast.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/Thunderbird.mp3

Monday, February 16, 2015

Deepest Cuba by Diesler

Diesler's movement through Deepest Cuba will get your body moving with its layers of rhythm.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/diesler-deepest-cuba.mp3

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kites by The Whiskers

Kites floats airily through the middle of The Distorted Historian.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/154882154/Kites.mp3

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Starting A Witch Hunt by Bombernaughts

Bombernaughts begin Starting a Witch Hunt with a beautiful voice and end with flames.

http://www.songfight.org/music/starting_a_witch_hunt/bombernaughts_sawh.mp3

Friday, February 13, 2015

Seasonal Anxieties by Tiny Folk

I've left the land of Seasonal Anxieties, but I still find Tiny Folk's adorable.

http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/32603912/Seasonal%2BAnxieties.mp3

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Danse Macabre by Atlas Sound

Danse Macabre is a dark name for such upbeat, almost jubilant track.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/02%20Danse%20Macabre.mp3

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sneeuwland by Oskar Schuster

Aurgasm: "The sound of Berlin-based composer Oskar Schuster is probably best described as dreamy escapism. His delicate piano, Parisian accordion, tender glockenspiel and music box create a perfect late-night soundtrack." I can think of no more perfect way to describe what you'll get with Sneeuwland.

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Oskar-Schuster-Sneeuwland.mp3

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Black Hole by Lee Maddeford

The Black Hole is the dramatic beginning of An Astral Fable.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/cc647f3234d999fff802a865ddad8843c4cb50eb

Monday, February 9, 2015

My Klean Secret by fourstones

My Klean Secret is an astounding blend of a huge number of tracks by Mykle Anthony. The result is incredible.

http://ccmixter.org/content/victor/victor_-_My_Klean_Secret_(Headphone_Mix).mp3

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Existers by Lucky Dragons

"This is for the existers." A mantra for a lovely repeating melody.

http://www.luckydragons.org/all/EXISTERS/A1-existers.mp3

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cloudbank by Julianna Barwick

Barwick is expert in producing strange ambiance, and Cloudbank bends voices into something otherworldly.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/02%20Cloudbank.mp3

Friday, February 6, 2015

Deny by Yasmine Hamdan

Aurgasm calls the soft Middle Eastern sounds of Deny "a mesmerizing dream-pop ballad."

http://aurgasm.us/wp/uploads/Yasmine-Hamdan-Deny.mp3

Thursday, February 5, 2015

You're Beautiful To Me by Justin Bacon

I get a bit nostalgic when listening to You're Beautiful to Me as I remember when I first encountered the Internet Underground Music Archive and so much wonderful and terrible amateur music produced and shared by the free culture community.

https://archive.org/download/iuma-justin_bacon/Justin_Bacon_-_Youre_Beautiful_To_Me.mp3

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nuclear Anthem by Schlimminy Cricket

Schlimminy Cricket produced a Nuclear Anthem using kazoo and xylophone for the Boron Rod Song Fight.

http://www.songfight.org/music/boron_rod/schlimminycricket_br.mp3

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cocktail by Chenard Walcker

This sample Cocktail is among Chenard Walcker's "First attempts with the technique of cut & paste."

https://archive.org/download/fsz002/fsz002_02-chenard_walcker-cocktail.mp3

Monday, February 2, 2015

Helter Skelter by Zomby

Gorilla vs. Bear: “Helter Skelter is the ominously cinematic new jam from Zomby‘s upcoming One Foot Ahead of the Other ... song makes an ideal score for just about any ’70s b-horror flick".

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/02%20Helter%20Skelter.mp3

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Before Day's Light by The 3.5.7 Ensemble

Before Day's Light oscillates between a wobbling wind sound and a more traditional jazz drum/bass/trumpet/guitar.

http://milkfactoryproductions.com/Ephemeral_Series_Vol._1_files/03%20Before%20Day's%20Light.mp3

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Beid el-Jinn by Mandrágora Tango

Grab these genie's eggs while you can. The Beid el-Jinn have a grace and allure that's pure magic.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/86716653/download?client_id=b45b1aa10f1ac2941910a7f0d10f8e28

Friday, January 30, 2015

Roma(nian Tra)nce by Daniel Bautista

This Roman(ian Tr)ance seems to travel all over the place in fits, which may be appropriate for a Eurotrip.

I got my copy in voribs

http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/05_romanian_trance.mp3
http://www.danielbautista.com/music/bautista/eurotrip/ogg/05_romanian_trance.ogg

Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Audio Wake Up by Teru

My Audio Wake Up blends several Ashwan tracks into what SackJo22 calls a "rich cool trip hip hop track with touches of elegance that are unique to Teru".

http://ccmixter.org/content/teru/teru_-_My_Audio_Wake_Up.mp3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Die Slow by Health, remixed by NIte Jewel

This slow, dark dance-pop tune is what you might expect of a song called Die Slow.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/04%20Die%20Slow%20Nite%20Jewel%20remix.mp3

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Come Back by Brad Sucks, remixed by destinazione_altrove

Mixter destinazione_altrove delightfully throws some upbeat piano to clash against the downer lyrics of Brad's Come Back.

http://ccmixter.org/content/destinazione_altrove/destinazione_altrove_-_Come_Back_(_Remix_).mp3

Monday, January 26, 2015

Heavy Water by Grouper, remixed by Phaseone

Grouper's distant vocals and Phaseone's fuzzy production makes Heavy Water like it could disappear despite its weight.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/heavywaterphaseoneedit.mp3

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Open Your Mind by Zthmusic

CCMixter editor texasradiofish: "Open Your Mind to zthmusic’s atmospheric remix of Leza Boyland’s Ice Cream Dreams. Many feelings expressed in this well crafted song."

http://ccmixter.org/content/zthmusic/zthmusic_-_zthmusic_-_Open_Your_Mind.mp3

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Video Games by Lana Del Rey, remixed by Balam Acab

Balam Acab stole Lana Del Rey to sing for him on Video Games.

http://cdn04.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/videogamesrmx.mp3

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fine Print (Ouch Interpretation) by Project Question, remixed by Hans Atom featuring Kirkoid

Fine Print (ouch interpretation) starts and ends with clips of Ralph Nader, but Project Question's rapping in between is the real show.

http://ccmixter.org/content/hansatom/hansatom_-_Fine_Print_(ouch_interpretation).mp3

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thrum Room by Podington Bear

The bass boom at the center of Thrum Room sounds so diffuse it sounds like it could be coming from the walls.

http://soundofpicture.com/MP3/Panoramic/ThrumRoom.mp3

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Of France by Harlem

According to Gorilla vs. Bear, "These dudes bust some super infectious, instantly endearing throwback garage-pop" with tracks like South of France.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/mp3/southoffrance.mp3

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Skull, Folds, Thought by Cherly KaCherly

Mix the ingredients: Skull, Folds, Thought.

https://archive.org/download/CherlyKacherly-MisadventureOfAMeatyMachine/02_Cherly_KaCherly-Skull_Folds_Thought.mp3

Monday, January 19, 2015

Battle Cry by State Shirt

State Shirt's Battle Cry split the vote in last week's Song Fight with a synth-drenched pop tune.

http://www.songfight.org/music/battle_cry/stateshirt_bc.mp3

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Ghost Of You Lingers by Spoon

The last of La Blogothèque's session with Spoon to be featured on here, The Ghost of You Lingers a hypnotic performance.

http://lablogo.free.fr/SpoonTAS/The%20Ghost%20Of%20Your%20Lingers%20%28Blogotheque%20version%29.mp3

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentine by Kina Grannis

Aurgasm describes Kina Grannis's music as "sweet with the occasional melancholic hint, but most of all, undeniably catchy", words that apply perfectly to Valentine.

http://aurgasm.us/music/michelle/kina-grannis-valentine.mp3

Friday, January 16, 2015

Daughter by Yu(c)k

Yu(c)k mixes repeating fuzzy guitar with clean piano and wind up with Daughter, a beautiful track.

http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Daughter.mp3

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In Extrema Spe by Sepulcrum Spei

A flute and some sparse strings decorate In Extrema Spe over top a low, quiet rumble.

https://archive.org/download/SEPULCRUMSPEI/02inextremaspe.mp3

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stomach For It by Berkeley Social Scene

The Berkeley Social Scene produced a slick little rocking tune to contend for the Stomach For It title.

http://www.songfight.org/music/stomach_for_it/berkeleysocialscene_sfi.mp3

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

She Closes Her Sister With Heavy Bones by Sirius String Quartet and Nick Didkovsky

She Closes Her Sister With Heavy Bones is a piece that holds a quiet tension throughout.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/download/a793a46c6cd11613e5788d64f1c40b54ed1c0647