More of my weekly music picks. They are free of charge, as long as you’re in the right place to get them. This week’s favourites: The Six Degrees Sampler and the great Loscil ambient track.
|USA||Coupled Key||Cydelix||Acoustic Spanish guitar lead, dreamy electronica backing, earnest piano melody growing to sustained sound-wall with psychotic fiddler – yes, people, we have a decent instrumental chill-out track on our hands.|
|USA||The Best Treasure Stays Buried||Zoey Van Goey||Sounding for all the world like a junior Suzanne Vega|
|USA||Dub for Cascadia||Loscil||Great ambient track that could have escaped from the Myst soundtrack.|
|USA||Album: Global Grooves Sampler||Six Degrees Records||Another great sampler album from Six Degrees, with eleven quality tracks of world music.|
|UK||One Time||Justin Bieber||A taster for the latest teen heartthrob. Disco heaven but I’ll be waiting until his voice breaks before I listen again.|
If you don’t already have it, bookmark Mercedes-Benz Mixtape. Every eight weeks the M-B marketing folks post a new mix of new artists on this page, complete with a zip-file of the MP3s for easy download from anywhere (mouse over the player and click “MP3 Downloads”).