Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Big Big Big Compilation

The Compilation Can Be Downloaded At: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P88BH0U1

For anyone who hasn't seen my previous posts of free music, my solo project's name is Swimmingpool The Band. Since January of this year, I've started a bit of an experiment in which I would record at least three songs a week, preferably (and more often than not) I would do one a day. The title for this project is Days Run Away, based on the Charles Bukowski poem, Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills. Every collection of songs over 30 minutes long would result in an album. Admittedly, this can be somewhat overwhelming. As such, with every five albums, I decided to compile a compilation of my favorite tracks from the previous record.

The original songs were short, almost embarrassingly simple (on reflection). With each album, the songs began to grow more complex, longer and at times no longer retain the same ambient aesthetic as before. Some sound more, for lack of a better term, electronic in sound where as others tend to retain a more epic feel, perhaps even flirting with post-rock. Regardless of what they sound like, they're all free.

The following songs utilize more of my own vocals and drums (few electronic beats, more actual drums and/or percussion instruments, which essentially means my dad's crappy drum-set and various kitchen objects and vases). Beyond that, one song also features a sample from a close friend's band (http://www.myspace.com/elysianfields586) Elysium Fields. This compilation also spans six albums as a result of no internet access (meaning I continued to record and organized the records into a compilation following better access). As a result of which, the compilation is in two parts for two reasons.

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