Monday, May 27, 2013

Another Three That Are Free, Legal and Recommended (FLR)

     Bands often temporarily permit free downloads of new releases.  The end of the offer may be based upon reaching a maximum number of downloads or the expiration of some period of time.  But at least for now, here are songs that qualify as Free, Legal and Recommended (FLR) downloads.
     The first of the three can fairly be categorized as Indie Rock. The second is Indie Electronic, and the third leans in the same direction.
     The members of The Reflections are Darian Zahedi, Brady Wills and Jon Safley. This is yet another Los Angelesband that deserves attention.
     “Disconnected” begins with far-away haunt vocals, but the guitar work is the feature that establishes the song as a recommended listen, even if it were not a free download. We particularly enjoy the cooperation between the drums and guitar starting at the 2:55 mark.
     “Disconnected” by The Reflections - Free, Legal and Recommended download.


     “A Violent Sky” is a release from Apparat, the performance name of Berlin-based musician Sascha Ring. Although the song is indeed based on electronica, it is something of a departure from older Apparat songs (such as “Black Water” or “Black Veil”). “A Violent Sky” is a track from an album (Krieg und Frieden) that is an adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Pretty artsy stuff.
     “A Violent Sky” by Apparat


     District Emma is a three-piece electronic band from London, but they describe themselves as a “psychedelically inclined rock band."
     “Purple Trees and Green Rain” by District Emma

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