Drone. Noise. Ambient. DNA. Electronic, experimental, alternative, ambient music, or sounds that invoke a rhythmic or melodic quality. Local and international artists provide their work through public domain or creative commons licenses. Check the programs, below. Headphones assure the best listening experiences.
Dark ambient, avant garde, dada-ist, electronic, industrial, musique concrete, and experimental musics remixed by John Tocher in his secret laboratory deep in the bayou country along the border of Texas and Louisiana. Hours of creative commons ambient. Settle in.
Episode #002, "Eat Rice, Potatoes," 26 November 2010
Episode #001, "The Rescue of Pico Henry," 19 November 2010
a project of Crap Art, an evolving art practice with an emphasis on exploration and discovery rather than invention. The project challenges musicians to produce a full album in one day. The results are interesting, experimental mish-mashes. Radio Nouspace plays notable artifacts, all under creative common licenses. The rules are straightforward
- The album must be written, performed, recorded, post-produced, etc. all in one contiguous 24-hour period (preferably with no sleep break)
- The album must be at least 20 minutes or 30 songs in length
- A band may have multiple participants, but they must work on one song at a time, together
- No ideas from before the chosen day! Covers or reinterpretations are not allowed
- No out-takes! If you start a song, finish it and put it on the album
Radio Nouspace features some excellent work by electronic musician/composer Adhesion, who, since 2005, has produced albums-a-day using only software, thus taking the challenge to even greater heights.
VBR is the name of an Internet-based record label that releases only aired episodes of a radio show of the same name aired on community FM/online Radio Periszkop (Radio Periscope, founded 2006), Pécs, Hungary. Each episode is an adventure in electronica and ambient music. Banyek is the performing name for Hungarian DJ András Hargitai, since 2002.
Listen to VRB #1, 27 May 2006
Listen to VRB #2, 3 June 2006
An experiment by Jon Wheeler who proselytizes for the five-sting banjo from his home in New Mexico. His drones and ambient pieces for guitar and banjo are quite interesting, and available here via creative commons licenses. For more information see Wheeler's Drone Lab blog and The Binaural Banjo blog.
Vancouver, Washington, sound artist Matt Brizlawn built and uses the Brizbomb to create multimedia / real time experimental visual audio. All audio and video are generated live, with no edits, overdubs, computers, keyboards, samples, or pre-recorded material. For more information see the Brizbomb website.