Poetical or Political?

When I’m writing for this site, or just rambling incoherently about free music, I habitually refer to ‘us’, the movement that is, the free music scene which provides a common thread to bind together a vast number of completely different individuals into some sense of collective belief. Or at least that’s the theory. Continue reading “Poetical or Political?”

Free Music Evangelising

One of the biggest tricks the free music movement is missing at the moment is one which is all too often barred to us by the very mediums we chose to use. I’ve noted before, fairly bitterly in fact, the near absurd preference the scene seems to show for electronic and experimental music and, for what it’s worth, I maintain that the balance we maintain genre wise is an unhealthy and all too often self-indulgent one. Continue reading “Free Music Evangelising”

Future of Reviewing

It’s probably an act of perfect timing on my part, observing the slow and arduous decay of the print medias, the proliferation of digital downloading (legal and otherwise), the advent of Spotify and Last.fm; and then deciding that my new favourite past-time would be reviewing some of the most readily available, free music there is. Continue reading “Future of Reviewing”