• [BPF002] VVAA "Talvi" (Winter Edition)

    8 feb 2009, 13:12 av joaomnunes

    Sazonalmente, e correspondendo a cada uma das estações do ano (Outono/Inverno/Primavera/Verão), o BPF irá editar uma colectânea reunindo as escolhas musicais dos seus membros. O nome da colectânea será sempre o da respectiva estação e em diferentes línguas. Esta segunda edição tem o título “Talvi” (Inverno em Finlandês) e conta com 18 sugestões dos elementos que constituem o BPF.

    “Talvi” reúne, então, 18 propostas ecléticas que servem de montra à variedade de géneros musicais presentes no netaudio, resultado directo da liberdade estética usufruida pelas bandas e artistas. De facto, ao longo desta hora e meia podemos ouvir desde a electrónica melódica ao beat mais impreguenado, passando por temas marcadamente mais experimentais ou faixas de base acústica e vocal mais alternativas. De facto, apresentam-se o groove elegante de AGF, o IDM nostálgico de Ikimashoo Aoi, a dureza da linha dançável de ocp, a sensibilidade de Cantaloup entre muitos outros cuja liberdade e sentimento mais “invernal” são a linha de união.

    Quer se leia o Inverno como frio, confortável, escuro, dramático, belo ou melancólico, estas 18 sugestões são uma excelente proposta para adornar o Inverno de quem as ouve. Bom Inverno e até à Primavera!

    Beats Play Free (BPF) is a free informal music disclosure platform, edited according to Creative Commons licensing. The BPF staff meet at the blog to put together DJ sets nights and live acts throughout the country. They have started a podcast and are now releasing the second volume of free music under the theme “Winter”.

    This collective is made up of several elements: national netlabels’ bosses, musicians, producers, radio DJs, bloggers and free culture activists. Different people with different tastes, bound by one cause: free music.

    Every season, BPF will edit a compilation of the musical choices of its elements. The compilation will be named after the season when it is released, and always in a different language. This second edition is called “Talvi”, Finnish for “Winter”.

    “Talvi” compiles 18 eclectic suggestions that illustrate the diversity of musical genres in netaudio, which is a direct result of the aesthetic freedom enjoyed by bands and artists. In fact, throughout these 90 minutes we can listen to music ranging from IDM to rough beats, including cutting edge sounds and guitar and vocals based indie music. The common subjects in all these tracks are freedom and a wintry feel.

    Whether you feel winter as cold, comfortable, dark, dramatic, beautiful or melancholy, these 18 suggestions are an excellent way to adorn the listeners winter. Have a good winter and see you in the spring!

    01 Cantaloup - Fireworks [aer015]
    02 Tlstts - lights [mi08]
    03 Muhr - Our Tired Souls [12rec047]
    04 Peter Stenberg - Donnerstag [Dogeared16]
    05 Ceniq - Coan5 [MILK10]
    06 Erstlaub - Sinkingtogether [HPW029]
    07 Roman Slavka - Null [ns61]
    08 Ikimashoo Aoi - We Love You a Thousand [enrmp186]
    09 Torsion - Id Skip Winter [unreleased]
    10 Motown Junkie - They have a pact with the devil [PHTC011]
    11 Luís Costa - Hora Sem Minutos
    12 Radius System - Impulsion pt1 [lostchildren046]
    13 Long Desert Cowboy - Hanging a cow by the neck [tube141]
    14 Carlo - Over the clouds [TRO50]
    15 AGF - Thank Reconsider [Sutemos23]
    16 ocp - Scarleet [unreleased]
    17 João Clemente -1a Salada (Ubiquo String Quartet Salad) [xs36]
    18 Vlad Makarov, Maxim Pozin, Ilia Belorukov - VII [ca183]

    Download (.rar) page
  • Ed Drury & Craig Murphy - Beneath The Waves Free Download EP

    7 feb 2009, 08:53 av cm1974


    We've made our new soundtrack EP available for free download from Last FM and

    01 Winter Sun
    02 Beneath The Waves
    03 September Silhouette
    04 87
    05 Memories Of Times To Come

    Ed Drury & Craig Murphy
  • NimB feat. Brazilian Girls, Yoav, Tomcraft, Cocteau Twins, Bajofondo and more... at…

    4 feb 2009, 10:27 av fuckethead

    VA - Night City Dreams vol.3

    1. Intro - Cafe Del Isar (Tomcraft)
    2. Cirque Du Soleil - Ombra (Afterlife Mix)
    3. Bajofondo Tangoclub - Pulso (Omar Remix)
    4. Cocteau Twins – Essence
    5. Stephen Marley - You're Gonna Leave
    6. NimB - You And Me
    7. Mari Boine - Gula Gula (Chilluminati Mix)
    8. Cirque Du Soleil - Le Reveur (Thievery Corporation Remix)
    9. David Jordan - Place In My Heart (Joey Negro Club)
    10. Brazilian Girls – Nicotine
    11. The Buddhist Monks - I Wanna Fly
    12. Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag
    13. Yoav - Beautiful Life
    14. Tomcraft - Phosphor Nights
    15. Blue October - Into The Ocean
    16. Billie Holiday - Yesterdays (Junior Boys Remix)

    Released = 09.02.09

    (P) 2009 NMC/ UR
    (C) 2009 Universal/ UR

  • Hooray for Sweat Shops

    2 feb 2009, 15:30 av DAVERUIZ

    A lot of people think sweat shops are bad. To them I give a hearty "fuck you!" and an exuberant flip of the bird. What the hell do people bitch about sweat shops for? Here are just a few of the great services they offer:
    They keep kids busy - Seriously, kids need something to do with their time. If they're not living in a country which provides public education for them, they may as well be making a buck (in some cases, a buck a week) for their families. Honestly, if the kids can't go to school and if they don't have their own land on which to raise food, what the hell else are they gonna do? Sit at home and fuck around until mom and dad get home from a long day's work and have to put up with their bullshit? Fuck that. I say put the little bastards to work.
    They provide cheap goods by taking advantage of the exchange rate - Everyone's heard all those sob stories about people making thirty cents an hour and bitch bitch bitch, whine whine whine. The fucking pussies who pull out this old chestnut and act like it's some sort of evidence whenever there's a debate about sweat shops need to take a step back and examine reality. You know why these people are making so little per hour? Because the exchange rate has such a fucking drastic difference between American currency and Third World currency. In Bangkok, a bachelor's degree in computer science will land you a job which pays four American dollars for an eight-hour work day. That's fifty cents an hour, for those of you who went through the American public school system. Who's being oppressed here? No one. The simple fact is, people like to bitch about how overseas jobs get paid so little because they like to pretend that Americans are some sort of oppressive overlords; in reality, American corporations are providing jobs for foreign citizens with comparable pay to what they would be getting anyway. Not only that, but since they save so much on labor they get to provide a less expensive product to the American consumer. That means that I can got into a corporate store like Wal-Mart, find a cheaper product of decent workmanship, and steal it!
    They take away jobs from white trash - I don't know if this is true or not, but I certainly hope it is. If I had my way, I would make it mandatory for every American corporation to move their factories overseas. If there's any group of people that doesn't deserve any sort of job whatsoever, it's white Americans. Goddammit, just thinking about them is pissing me off. I know it's quite the rage nowadays to pretend that hard-earned money is somehow being stolen from the American proletariat because of jobs being exported overseas, but the simple fact is that, in addition to my previous two reasons, sweat shops are great because they allegedly take jobs away from white Americans who don't work for shit. I say this as a white American; we are the laziest people when it comes to factory work. Why? Because we fucking believe that for some reason we have better things to be doing with our time than whatever it is we're doing. If I were ever a human resources manager for a factory, I would hire only Mexicans, because the greatest workers I've ever known have been Mexicans. I've said it before and I'll say it again - white people suck.
    Whenever I see something on TV from that fat fuck Michael Moore showing his "hometown of Flint, Michigan", I want to track that bastard down and beat him to death with his own self-inflated ego. Moore's documentaries tirelessly emphasize his belief that, since the factory moved away from Flint, the citizens of Flint somehow are not to blame for their current state of squalor. Fuck that. This is fucking America - no one's forcing these people to stay where they are or keeping them from obtaining training for a better job. If life is so harsh for them, they should move overseas to where the jobs are. What's that? You don't want to go to a foreign country where you don't speak the language and don't know anybody in order to get a steady job? Maybe you'll think next time before you bitch about Mexicans "stealing your job", you white trash piece of shit. Some people have it a lot worse than you do, so shut the fuck up and go back to stuffing your face with Pizza Rolls.
    Where was I going with this? Oh yeah...
    Sweat Shops Rule - At least, they do for me. Sure, maybe they're taking away jobs from Americans, but the fact is that most Americans don't deserve a job anyway. Americans suck. The only adverse effect sweat shops have had, as far as I can see, is the fact that they have inspired white trash to put up signs which proclaim"Export tires, not jobs" in their unmown lawns next to their rusted pickup that no longer runs. Yeah, right. As if that's even feasible. I'm sure that executives for tire companies like Firestone are slapping themselves on the forehead right now and screaming, "Goddammit! That's brilliant! I know exactly what to do - we'll make the tires here in the U.S., where we have to pay our employees at least $7 an hour, then we'll pay the cost of shipping to have them exported to a developing country, since any country with an economy comparable to the U.S. is going to be able to manufacture their own tires anyway, and we'll try to sell them at a price that will help us break even and at the same time will make our product affordable to these people! It's fucking brilliant!"
    The fact is, corporations have sweat shops and overseas factories because that's the only way to participate in a global market - you make your product where it's cheap, then you ship it to where it's expensive. It's simple logic. That's why sweat shops rule.

    If you're some sort of white trash bastard who believes that foreigners are somehow stealing your job, shut the fuck up and bring me a drink. I'll even pay you ten cents an hour to do it.
  • Cracking the Bar Code

    2 feb 2009, 15:21 av DAVERUIZ

    One of the quickest and most efficient ways by which to judge a person (besides their clothing, hairdo, and skin color) is by the sort of drinking in which they engage. A lot can be told from a person by what's inside their glass. Here's a quick rundown of alcoholic beverages and their corresponding personality types:
    Wine = Trashy pretentious assbags: I know, I know. Wine is cool. Wine is what good people drink. Wine is for rich Italian guys who smoke fat ass cigars and wear silk and have thin little moustaches. But 90% of all people you will encounter who drink wine are nothing but gutterbums in the making. My favorite is people who act like Boone's Farm is something other than gasoline with Kool-Aid packets mixed in; they'll pour it into $2 wine glasses they got from WalMart, take a sip and smack their lips before finally nodding their assent, as if the wine meets their oh-so-sophisticated palates. Wake up, dipshit - you'd be better off mixing rat poison in your morning coffee. When the fuck will you get it through your head that the fact that a wine comes from Australia does't make it exotic at all? When will you stop buying $7 jugs of Carlo Rossi and acting like the silent consonant at the end of the wine's name (cf., merlot, chablis, cabernet) automatically transforms the entire jug to something fit for the aristocracy? I don't claim to be a wine connoiseur at all, but I know what good wine tastes like. An inherited allergic reaction to sulfites (the preservative they put in shitty wine) tips me off to inherent flaws in the wine. Fuck you, wine drinkers. You suck. Go polish your emo glasses and pretend like you understand James Joyce.
    Alcohol mixed with caffeine = Hardcore folks: Do not mess with these people. People who drink Irish coffee, people who drink Red Bull and vodka, or people who drink any other combination of caffeine and alcohol are not to be trifled with. They will be up all night, and they will be loud. They will be hollering at your sorry ass when you're passed out under the table in order to wake your shitty self up to do shots with them. Then they'll go puke on a cop car. After that, they'll probably break a table over their head or something. Don't plan on hanging out with people like this unless you're ready to either keep up with them or babysit, because Lord knows they're not going to bed anytime soon.
    People who drink Malibu, Cabana Boy, or any other sort of flavored rum = Spoiled rich fuckers: People who drink this sort of shit should not be associated with. Seriously. They need to be isolated in a room with each other so they can bitch about how that stupid Mexican maid brought them a margarita with too much salt on the rim. People who drink this shit will talk to each other about the following topics: 1) Whichever diet is currently in vogue, 2) How rough they had it in high school and how they can totally relate to any of the proletariat class who may be listening to their conversation 3) The stock market 4) High school football 5) Any combination of the preceding. These people suck - they'll usually have three drinks over a six hour period, bellow about how drunk they are, and then kill the first person that spills water on their Abercrombie clothing.
    People who drink beer in cans = white trash: Don't hang out with these people unless you want to spend the night talking about Nascar and tractor pulls. I'm not going to say I've never drank a beer out of a can; however, I have the presence of mind to pour it into a cup whenever possible. Look out, trailer park, we's a-gonna have ourselves a hootinanny! Fuck these white trash bitches.
    Shots of hard alcohol = People who will be puking and passed out fifteen minutes after they arrive: Look out for these people, too. They'll usually start out strong, but won't have the stomach to keep the night alive for very long. You'll usually be able to fuck them within about twenty minutes of meeting them.

    Yeah, yeah, so I ripped into some people. You might ask yourself, what sort of alcohol does dave drink? I drink whatever's there, bitches. I am a multi-cultural, well-balanced person. I give everything a chance, especially if it's free. I can usually be found with a bottle in my hand, because pouring the alcohol into a shot glass just takes too fucking long. An example: choir party last year. I show up with a half-full bottle of Jose Cuervo and a bottle of Country Time Lemonade (in my opinion, the best of the Jose chasers). After a couple of hours, I realized that not only had I accidentally done a Power Hour with Keyston Light (not a good idea under any circumstances), but my bottle of Jose was empty and I was the only person who had been drinking from it. Luckily, I had my slingshot with me and was able to stumble around irreputable parts of town causing criminal damage before passing out in a bathroom. At least, that's what I remember. A lot of people had to fill me in on the blank areas in my memory.
    Another example of my drinking technique: I showed up to a party, drank a bunch of Keystone, then drank a Bloody Mary my friend made for me that was apparently half vodka and half Worcestershire sauce with a dash of tomato juice on top. After that, I drank the remaining 2" of a bottle of gin. Why? Because it was there. Honestly, there's no method to my drinking. I just drink what's there. I'm an equal-opportunity drinker.

    And that's how I got to be the great person I am today.

    (On a side note, I also don't discriminate against drinking on any particular day, which would explain why I feel like shit as I edit this post at 10:30 on a Monday morning. Maybe some hair of the dog will fix me up...)
  • Valentine's Day = VD

    2 feb 2009, 14:55 av DAVERUIZ

    It's that time of the year again. That time when all those magical little groundhogs poke their heads out of their magical little growing-up-to-be-a-cat-lady burrows. If we hear them utter the magical words, which are as follows:
    "Valentine's Day? More like Single's Awareness Day!!! HAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!"
    "Right on, Sister Groundhog!! HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAwe're stupid!!"
    If we hear these words, then my friends we can expect at least six more weeks of bullshit.

    I thought about knocking Valentine's Day in this post, but in all seriousness that's overdone and I generally agree with Valentine's Day anyway. Think about it, a day when the slightest little token of affection, like chocolates or flowers or a $4,000 ring, given with just the right words practically ensures nookie of some sort. VD is fucking pimp. Finally, an excuse for guys like me to give shit to women without the risks of restraining orders and dads with shotguns. Which brings me to the main point of my post: people who bitch about Valentine's Day are fucking losers.
    I swear to God, the next time I hear another ugly person (and ugly refers to the external and the internal) comment about Single's Awareness Day (hereinafter, SAD), I am going to look them straight in the eye and say, "Maybe if you weren't such an ugly stupid bitchy piece of shit you wouldn't be able to make that joke. Now bring me a drink or get out of my way." Seriously, who the hell bitches about being alone on VD? Oh, that's right: the people who can't get action because they suck.
    People who are single by choice. They're fine. They have better things to do with their time. People who have a significant other are fine. They have someone. People like me have a long list o' ladies we can call and hang with. We are always good to be alone or to have someone with us. You know, depending on the mood.
    But people who are alone on VD and then bitch about it? Fuck them. They suck. More often than not it's some ugly ass bitch who thinks he/she's being clever because he/she heard the SAD joke from someone else and now he/she's using it to gain attention. Either that or it's some "I'm always the nice guy who never gets any" fag who repeats this shit because he hears it from his bitch friends and think it's funny to act like they do.
    I can't wait for the away messages: "Happy Single's Awareness Day!!!", "OUT WITH MY SINGLE GIRLS ON SINGLE'S AWARENESS DAY!!!" or funniest of all, "why haven't you called, I'm so alone and I have a gun and I'm thinking of using it because I'm alone on VD." The second I see one, I'm IMing that person with a link to this site. That should make them feel better. Or maybe some advice. Ok, here goes.....

    GUYS: Go out, buy a dozen roses at Wal-Mart (or better yet, steal some free flowers from a graveyard), give them one by one to various girls. Girls alone on Valentine's Day are easy as hell. They're in the same pickle you are, they don't want to be alone and will latch on to any sign of human contact in order to validate themselves. They will do anything to maintain this contact. You hear me? Anything!

    GIRLS: Stay away from guys like me.

    Happy VD, bitches.
  • Audiobulb News | Feb 09

    2 feb 2009, 09:47 av room

    Early Reviews | Previews | Interview

    It is four weeks to go until the release of The Nest & The Skull, Finn's keenly anticipated follow-up to All The Darkness Has Gone To Details.

    In preparation for the release we took the time to interview Finn to find about his thoughts on his music and the new album.

    Visit the release page to:

    + hear previews
    + read the interview
    + read the first album reviews
    + see Ultre's promotional video

    Release page >

    The Nest & The Skull is due for release on CD and digital download on 9th March 2009.

    Audiobulb Records http://www.audiobulb.comThe Nest & The Skull
  • Playing with Charts

    1 feb 2009, 20:53 av epsos-de

    There is a clever way to play with the charts.

    Let's say your musical taste is somewhat unique, so that your preferences are too special to be reflected by the charts of a group, because a single individual has a very little effect on them.

    In this case, The Chaos Theory is the only thing that can help you to have more effect on the charts. All you need to do for applying the theory, is to find someone on, who has a very, very, very similar and advanced taste of music as you have. Than you just post a link to them about any random group that you are in.

    Eventually they will join. This way your musical dominance on the charts of that group will double. Than you just wait. As the time passes by, eventually their musical friends might join the same group that you proposed, so that your effect on the charts will increase even more.

    This method works with small groups really well. Of course, there is no easy way to say exactly how much effect this method does really have. After all the Chaos Theory is still called a Theory.

    Another way to play with the charts is to spread information about artists that you like. You could inform the group about artists, so that eventually people will listen to them and change the charts together. This is what people were doing on since it's creation, because it does work. The difficult part of this method is that you have to find the relevant people with a relevant taste of music, before you introduce artists to them, so that they will actually like them.

    I think there are other methods that I am not aware of yet.
    Comments, Suggestions and Objections are Welcome !
  • The Googly - Made Of Rayon (Free Download)

    1 feb 2009, 20:29 av The_Googly

    Hay there internet!

    Finished a new track yesterday. Figured I would put it out there for the masses to nibble on. Free downloads on my blog at or you can stream it easy peasy at my artist page The Googly - Made Of Rayon.

    Thanks for listening.
  • "If I were Gay

    31 jan 2009, 16:43 av burntsystems

    You'd be my girlfriend. You caught me looking, stranger. You caught me looking, stranger. You caught me looking... seeing skin through your clothes. Summer's bright and they were tight, wet from the hose. You caught me looking stranger from your head to your toes..."
    ~A gay song is always appropiate (Is gay the new straight?)~A sticky sweetness of a track-Surely to be enjoyed by both gay and straight listeners (and those in between). Light of heart and fully gay sing along.if I were gay