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Perfect Sound Forever: Beyond Vaporware- How Memes Became the Folk Music of the New Weird Internet
"The remixes are heard by millions. They go viral, shooting across Twitter and Facebook, influencing others to try their own hands. And yet recordings like "Africa (Vocals 1 Step Out of Key & Off Beat)" or "Smells Like Teen Spirit In A Major Key" barely register as hits, let alone as music. Soon relegated to the dustbin of forgotten memes, if they're taken seriously at all, they're generally classified on the outer fringes of the flourishing YouTube Poop scene, where media sources get treated with funny sounds and goofy processes.
And yet, these aren't merely punchlines. The results actually are music. And the recordings--like John Cage's ideas of indeterminacy or Lee Scratch Perry's stoned-out dubs--will go on to shape future generations of musicians, having already warped a generation towards understanding the true mutability of music. Like Woody Guthrie, they are musicians that have discovered that a song isn't a fixed set of words or chords or melodies or beats, just an idea that exists in the air at whatever moment anybody feels like grabbing it, and that they might take any song and change it around in absolutely any way they feel, to serve what purpose, and by whatever method.
Without marquee artists, though, the new hitmakers are less YouTube stars than they are the semi-anonymous balladeers yodeling in the content mines. Throw away any images of folk musicians strumming acoustic guitars or banjos, or even updating it with freaky lyrics or strange augmentations."
music  folk  internet  jessejarnow  remixes 
27 days ago by arosner
▶ Cantigas De Caboclo Cantadas Por Tata Kamus'ende 004 by Tambor Orixa
Stream Folk music of Brazil - Afro Bahian religious songs, a playlist by boebis7 from desktop or your mobile device
music  brasil  art  folk  afro  religion  candombie  umbanda  bahia 
28 days ago by 0x72776F7A
Maybe Mars
"Maybe Mars is one of the largest independent record labels in China. Launched in 2007 and based in Beijing, it’s deeply rooted in the local underground scene and maintains excellent relations with the capital’s best musicians, the media and associated organizations, with the aim to support talented Chinese musicians and artists. Given its international staff and network, Maybe Mars is able to rely upon numerous connections in the music industry in foreign countries, namely the USA, Europe and Australia, progressively increasing their musicians’ presence in these areas.

Since its inception, Maybe Mars has catapulted to fame several renowned Chinese bands such as P. K. 14, Carsick Cars and folk singer Xiao He while keeping in direct touch with the scene and continuously adding to their portfolio of exceptional artists, which to date also includes White+, Chui Wan, Hiperson, Birdstriking and Alpine Decline amongst many others.

The main focus is on making the best recordings of what Maybe Mars strongly believes are among the best rock, punk, experimental and noise artists in the country, while encouraging them to excel in their live shows. In the past, Maybe Mars was very closely associated to seminal club D-22 in the Wudaokou area in Beijing and XP, both now closed. Maybe Mars works with a network of venues throughout China, organizing several tours a year. Over the past three years, Maybe Mars has boosted their international network, especially in Europe and the USA, bringing Chinese independent music closer to Western audiences." -site about page
record-label  music  china  experimental  beijing  art  avant-garde  folk  noise-rock 
5 weeks ago by abstresma
Greek Tunes from Defunct Site
Greek Sheet Music

These were files that were created on a Web site a few years ago. If the author objects to these files being online please contact me and I will remove them. I do thank Christos, whoever you are, for making them available. It is a nice collection of tunes. The list below at the left is from the original site and the links on the right are to pdf files of the actual tunes.
noten  Folklore  folk  Griechenland 
5 weeks ago by mandoisland
TuneBook Live!
John Winder MS
Wyresdale, Lancs
1789
Fiddletunes / Folk Tunes
Sammlung aus dem 18. Jhd.
noten  folk  abc 
9 weeks ago by mandoisland
A Blaze Ansuz: Antifascist Neofolk
A blog raising up antifascist neofolk bands from around the world.
folk  music 
11 weeks ago by AlexJD

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