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Transient – Symphony of Curves

Transient - Symphony of Curves

The Dusted Wax netlabel brings a digital remaster of an EP originally released in the heady days of 2010. This EP is absolutely essential old school hip-hop – sample-laden funky, jazzy beats with trip-hop and lofi elements thrown in. Excellent stuff.

Download: Internet Archive

Pedro LaDroga – While U Work; I Make Music

Pedro LaDroga - While U Work; I Make Music

Our good friends at GrappaFrisbee keep delivering the goods! This is another excellent EP of electronic, instrumental hip-hop. This never fails to deliver quality beats and slick melodies.

Download: Bandcamp

Kanukanakina – Triplo-67

Kanukanakina - Triplo-67

Three tracks of ambient, avant-garde sounds mixing field recordings with circuit-bent weirdness. It may be difficult to listen to, but all the more rewarding for persisting!

Download: Internet Archive

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Digi G’Alessio – Cirque de Poche

Digi G'Alessio - Cirque de Poche

Bleeps, sqeaks and squawks a plenty with this huge outing from the Sostanze netlabel. Crossing somewhere between fidget-house and wonky, humorous instrumental hip-hop. Whatever it sounds like, it sounds amazing.

Download: Sostanze Records

Voodoo Tapes – Samedi Night Fever

Voodoo Tapes - Samedi Night Fever

From the consistently excellent Italian netlabel A Quiet Bump comes Voodoo Tapes. This is modern, electronic dub, but it perfectly channels the blood, soul and ganga of King Tubby or Prince Far I through it’s veins.

Download: A Quiet Bump

The Inner Shore – Mental Landscapes

The Inner Shore - Mental Landscapes

A collection of four immersive, mesmerising drones. Three drones measure in at around 12 minutes each, giving plenty of room for The Inner Shore to work his magic, creating haunting sound spaces.

Download: Bandcamp

Uncertain Form

Uncertain Form is a new Netlabel / Creative Commons centric blog, which takes the unusual step of featuring no music whatsoever. Instead, it features essays discussing issues surrounding the Netlabel culture, including things to consider when establishing a netlabel, the copyright industry, the culture of sharing and more.

Each essay is thought provoking, incisive and helps to promote and position the world of netlabels, Creative Commons music and internet freedoms in the context of the wider music publishing industry.

David Nemeth, curator of the Uncertain Form blog is also responsible for the other excelllent music blogs Acts of Silence and The Easy Pace.