Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Maybe this will be a semi-regular segment (thoughts?) - highlighting free and legal downloads of what I deem to be good music for your studio or studies. "Lo-Fi" by Bosques de mi Mente (Forests of My Mind) isn't quite as abstract as the Fiktion album I posted a couple weeks ago - on first listen it's a smoother and quieter album. He's added a bit of soft vinyl record ambiance to the music (slight pops and hazy imperfections) - which I find to be an attractive and nostalgic sound when used in moderation, as it is here. There are well written piano phrases - reminiscent of Dustin O'Haloran - and a gorgeous atmosphere created with strings and synths throughout the album . I highly recommend giving this a listen. You can download it track-by-track or as a whole album, but it is quite fluid from one track to the next so go ahead and get the whole thing ( here ).
The artist writes, "For me is a way to explore concepts like minimalism, climax, repetition, atmosphere, time, silence, stasis, noise, musique concrÈte and many more...Music is art, a subjective expression of reality, and as such it enriches everyone that listen, so I think each form of art should be available for everyone, and that's why my music is under Creative Commons licenses, allowing you to download, share, copy and distribute it."