Download(s) of the Week: Diogenes Music

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Thanks once again to friend & colleague Stephen Mejias for pointing me to this oasis among what can seem like a veritable sea of sultry breathy vapidity—Diogenes Music Digital Home for Experimental Music. I was dreaming about something exactly like this for some time, the kind of music I buy on LP but cannot find via download, so this site is literally a fulfilled desire. Some of the labels represented include Alga Marghen, alt.vinyl, Bo' Weavil, Dekorder, Fonal, Incus Records, Machinefabriek, MISF*TS, MonotypeRec, No-Fi, Ping Pong Productions, Presto!?, Singing Knives, Staubgold, Ultra Marine, and many more. A veritable freakin' gold mine for the mind.

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I recommend browsing and listening at your leisure as there are very generous bits of most if not all (I didn't have time to check every release) tracks.

Leo Smith, Maarten van Regteren Altena, Derek Bailey, Tristan Honsinger, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker Company 5

I can easily spend the rest of the day just browsing the Diogenes Music website listening and dreaming. critically listening to cables. It's a tough job but someone has to do it!

btw - I added Diogenes to the ever expanding list of Music Download Sites which is not to be confused with the list of HD Download Sites.