If you’re in the mood for some chill out, Trip-Hop music, check out Ryan Helsing’s Dreams of Color album. I especially like the track “Disappear.” The entire album is available as a “Name Your Price” (including $0) download, which you can access below…
Indie singer-songwriters don’t often play the harp, but Mikaela Davis does. The NY singer-songwriter and harpist is offering her entire self-titled album as a free, legal download on Noisetrade. Her music is accurately described as a mix of Sufjan Stevens and Regina Spektor. Some of the songs are a little too precious for my taste, but I really like “Ballad of a Winter’s Past.” You can access the mp3s by entering your email address below.
Canadian singer-songwriter Tatam Reeves plays quiet, unassuming but nontheless substantial folk-pop. You can download his entire Home EP at Soundcloud. I especially like the songs “The Note” and “Passenger.” The latter is the best example of what Tatam calls his “boom bap folk music.”
Earlier this year, we pondered whether Charlotte Church’s new music is awful or awesome. I have settled upon the latter. Listen to a track from the third in her projected series of five EPs below. Released on August 26th, Three is available for purchase at Amazon. Her previous release, Two, remains available as a free Noisetrade download. “Glitterbombed” and “Nerve” from that collection have been among my most-played songs this year. Church’s voice varies from vulnerable to ferocious on these tracks, backed by a wall of drum and guitar. It’s a magnificent sound, unlike anything else you’ll hear this year.