Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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Also, just in time to miss St. Patrick's Day: a crazy archive of obscure Irish metal bands. I've been enjoying Trojan and Blackwych.

http://irish-metal.bandcamp.com/

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

White Triangles - the Night Is Ours
http://whitetriangles.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-is-ours
Icy ambient!

Icy maybe but definitely not forbidding. Like playing in the snow at night in a nice fur-lined parka and mittens.

lukas, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aww man, loved this band back in the day. It's an old record (2002), but apparently it's getting release on vinyl and is available on Bandcamp.

Ashrae Fax, from Greensboro NC. A lot of Cocteau Twins in their sound (a LOT, singer has a similar voice for sure) but done really well: textured synths, guitars, and programmed drums etc. Really love this record:
http://ashraefax.bandcamp.com/album/static-crash

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

guy i went to college with -- pretty good!
http://martinroyle.bandcamp.com/

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

just switched my 2010 record to free/name-your-price:
http://chants.bandcamp.com

it's a weirdo kitchen-sink electronic record. all live instruments, elements of jazz, dub, dance, breaks, morricone rock, etc.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

This record is one of the best things I've heard all damn year. Instrumetal doom of the highest order (yes, I dropped the n from instrumental on purpose). Feel the riffage of Iron Mtn:

http://ironmtn.bandcamp.com/album/iron-mtn

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fantastic Finnish psych/kraut dudes with a hilarious made-up bio that claims they've been around since 1970 and that Andreas Baader plays bass for them.

http://hiskodetria.bandcamp.com/album/static-raw-power-kraut-demo

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

really like that album cover

gimme prizza (crüt), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

or album art. I guess it's not really a cover for anything.

gimme prizza (crüt), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations, guys, this stuff is great!

Meanwhile, I have a request – anyone find any good Zombi/Goblin type stuff for free download on there? I've been looking for some.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fresh crop!

http://quilt.bandcamp.com/
Nerdy folk-prog!

http://thehangedmanandthemoon.bandcamp.com/album/just-one-shot
Jazzy psych!

http://witchescoven.bandcamp.com/
Throwbacky metal!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 13 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://witchstone.bandcamp.com/album/ep
Sludge/doom EP

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://digdown.bandcamp.com/album/live
live new orleans-style brass band

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://talesofmurderanddust.bandcamp.com/
Scandinavian shoegaze! With a sitar!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

My friend has been running a twitter account called audiocloud based around a very similar idea to this thread - he personally curates a selection of bandcamp links to freely available independent music that he's enjoying, laying it out nicely using the album art embedded in each tweet and the twitter 'favourites' facility. Although he doesn't use ILX, I have shown him this thread for interest & inspiration and because it fitted with what he'd been doing for a while, and thought that you folks might enjoy his take on it too...

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only tangentially related question: Is there a way to adjust the volume when streaming on Bandcamp pages?

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://digdown.bandcamp.com/album/live
live new orleans-style brass band

― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, April 16, 2012 12:54 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i finally remembered to listen to this and it's great

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://olivetroopsos.bandcamp.com/album/atol

^^ post-rave/droney improvisations

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Roswell Incident track up today for those who wish to drone.

http://theroswellincident.bandcamp.com/album/high-orbital

There's probably one in there I missed, too.

Does Bandcamp do subscriptions/notifications and I just missed that?

Matt M., Tuesday, 1 May 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i finally remembered to listen to this and it's great

thanks nick! i think it's pretty representative of how the band sounds live, warts & all (lots of warts).

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Talk about sleeping on a band for nearly 20 years! Snail recorded their debut at Razor's Edge in SF, where Sleep recorded Holy Mountain, put out an EP, disbanded, got back together and released Blood in 2009, and now Terminus. Only available at name yr price temporarily.

http://snailhq.bandcamp.com/album/terminus

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 5 May 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blood was great! Have to give Terminus a go.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's pretty good, though on the busy side, at least the intro track. I'm still much more into the languid/doomed side of the stonerverse.

Matt M., Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://sunpreachers.bandcamp.com/album/faces-of-ashes
French stoner/psych. Really kicks on on "Nail King".

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://trippywicked.bandcamp.com/album/going-home
St Albans band Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight formed in 2006, and play bluesy stoner rock with a touch of sludge/doom, along the lines of Wo Fat. 2009 album Movin On is worth hearing too.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://drokk.bandcamp.com

Okay, it's not free unless you stream, but it's fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. 70s-80s SF synth soundtrack paradise.

Matt M., Friday, 25 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa, it's been a while. Here's some good stuff:

http://perturbator.bandcamp.com/album/terror-404
80s John Carpenter/Zombi-esque synth soundtrack stuff! Name is dumb, music isn't!

http://biomass.bandcamp.com/
Epic, repetitive Kraut jams!

http://animalweapon.bandcamp.com/album/good-luck
Chill, glitchy electronica!

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://guacho.bandcamp.com/album/vol-i
Toasty stoner jams, man!

http://weareape.bandcamp.com/album/the-dirger
Heavy stoner jams, man!

http://re-stoned.bandcamp.com/album/vermel
Instrumental stoner jams, man!

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perturbator is the winner in the bunch so far. Perfect flipside to the DROKK record.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they really nail that 80s soundtrack vibe without turning into "chill wave" or whatever.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha perturbator is sick

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The EP is pretty good, too – eight bit cover of "I Ran!"

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dreamgazewavechillbaton. Core.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish people would stop naming things that I might actually want to listen to things that make me never want to listen to them.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

namegate.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

namewave

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

in that vein, I also wish "bandcamp" was called something better than "bandcamp," b/c it really is a good platform

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

word

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

namename

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alpha Boy isn't bad so far, but it's not the instant smash hit that Perturbator was. I want to say there's something twee about it that's keeping me from diving in entirely, but that's ridiculous, right?

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I feel the same way. I think that that's the "wave" part.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been scouring Bandcamp for stuff they really scratches that John Carpenter, synthesizer itch, and Perturbator (God, I wish they had a better name) are one of the only ones I found that really do it in a satisfying way. A lot of the others feel like they have this kind of indie/hipster sensibility to them that puts a layer of distance between the music and the listener. of the three I linked above, I feel like the Adderall Canyonly captures that sense of digital dread the best.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

And DROKK. DROKK is mighty.

Perturbator is a pretty awful, but fitting name. And I passed them along to Benjamin Marra, who does a comic called NIGHT BUSINESS which bleeds this stuff. He seems to dig it.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adderall Canyonly isn't bad, though. I'm officially calling this digitaldreadwave, even though it's trying to sound like it was recorded on analog equipment.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

in that vein, I also wish "bandcamp" was called something better than "bandcamp," b/c it really is a good platform

― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:34 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

i was talking to someone recently who confessed to being turned off by the name Band Camp, which kind of surprised me because while it's not especially ideal or inspired, it's a good functional name and not something i had to grudgingly get used to saying/hearing constantly the way i did with "myspace" or "twitter" or a hundred other obnoxiously named web platforms.

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

(1) it reminds me of American Pie
(2) it makes me picture all of the bands using it as chubby dorks

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i played in school band and went to band camp (thankfully for the last time just after American Pie was released) and got horrendously sick of hearing "one time at band camp" jokes, and that association still doesn't really occur to me or grate that much re: the site's name

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i mean, if that's the first website you've seen that you imagine being populated by chubby dorks...

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink


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