Music for microwaves

Jspr presents the fifth recipe of the Netwaves BPM cookbook. A radioactive dinner for two, filled with analog beats and digital bleeps. From the clicks & clacks of Tinitus feat. Willow to the electric popsounds of Monomatik, this meal will make your ears go hungry for more. Warning: [nws.bpm005] may contain electricity!

Download or listen to [nws.bpm005] Music for microwaves.

foto: "CD Fireworks" by ian boyd. cc:by-nc


01. Ping Pong Andino - Tinitus feat. Willow
02. Computer Machen Einsam - Nils Hoffmann
03. By Night - Wahn
04. Sonic Line - Aquilone
05. Settetrenta - Phooka
06. Aero - Sr. Click
07. Ready Bill, Ready John - Cyclotron
08. The one with the straight bass - Monomatik
09. FB-01_#2 - Christian Bj�rklund
10. Plankton Dub - 82nd ave
11. Chica Hermosa (Robok Mix) - Rolancho
12. 0000001' - Machine Drum
13. Evidence - Humeka
14. The one where everybody joins in - Monomatik

Yuki Yaki

Netwaves talks with Humeka who just released his "Densit� mat�rielle" on Berlin-based netlabel Yuki Yaki.

Download or listen to [nws091] Netwaves 3.15.


01. Aimasendeshita - Cocoawildboars
02. Two Thousand Rulers - Sonictwist
03. It Sometimes Happens - Humeka
04. Hunspired - Glander
05. Analeptic Art - Humeka
06. Maison Beat Vodka - Humeka
07. Bored Of Canada - Daniel Carew
08. Until Next Time - ''82nd Ave
09. 10pint Wobble On - Adapt
10. Fiilis - Zentex
11. Orange Dying Sun - Juno6
12. Magnetic Fields - Mint


short newsies

CASH Music, the CC license using music label/creative community CC has discussed numerous times before, just launched a wonderful new Creative Commons Portal for understanding how CC licenses can be utilized by record labels and artists.
via CC

Bandcamp, a feature-heavy music site that focuses on providing musicians with robust, easy-to-use, and visually pleasing artist pages, just integrated CC licensing options in to their UI.
via CC

Foodista is a new online destination for those interested in all things culinary-related. The site is divided into four sections - recipes, foods, tools and techniques - and is based around the idea that community knowledge and sharing can result in a better resource than one built by a restricted and closed group. As such, the folks behind Foodista have “developed a system to let everyone edit content to make it better rather than have multiple versions of the same recipe.” At its core, this system is based around a site-wide CC BY license.
via CC

Applejux from netaudio.es has put some Spanish netlabels on Google maps: if you have a netlabel, you can always contribute, and put yourself on the map.

The people from archive.org have made a compilation of "How to ..." movies. "How to Make a Political T-Shirt" and "How to Brew Beer" are my favorites.



A dutch company has developed a font, special for ecofriendly printing: the Ecofont.
The font looks like Emmenthal cheese, or like a lettertype that's been used in a Sergio Leone movie.

"Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use."

The Ecofont is distributed under GPL and based upon Bitstream Vera.

via Netlabels & News


Music for hot soup and crusty bread

RuE9 takes you further on a tastfull tour among delicious recipes. As we use only the finest ingredients, gathered from the finest places, we keep trying to serve you fingerlicking food for your ears. Hoping that this musical voyage takes you to the same places where we were when making this mix.
Ingredients were all found at netlabel Mmmph.

Download or listen to [nws.bpm004]

Photo by jonesor cc:by-nc-sa.


01. Black roses - Limbo
02. Tivoli Aph - Casen
03. Poi - Tundra
04. Tell me - Plush & Jeremy Doty
05. Man without a Hannover - Russian Linesman
06. Wishbone - Charles Jordan
07. Dreaming - Velocirapture
08. The illusive big flower and grass - The Sky Patrol
09. Lunken - Strumplasten
10. Alchemy with you in mind - Fractal
11. It�s not 1967 *packman Jekyll vs. Hyde remix* - Russian Linesman
12. Ein ruhiger Platz - Limbo



And thanks to Marco Kalnenek from previous blog, we discovered that there's a netlabel dedicated to kids: "Kazoomzoom".
From their website: "Kazoomzoom.com is the world's first netlabel devoted to children. Our little community is making history together! The netlabel features music for kids (by kids and by cool grownups), as well as audio stories, videos, printable books and paper toys. All of it is free to stream and download.
The Kazoomzoom website and content is all created and shared by volunteers. Nothing is being sold to children.
We encourage people of all ages to add their music, stories, art and other content for kids at Kazoomzoom.com. Illustrators, musicians, story readers and writers, toy makers and other artists choose whatever copyright system they prefer for their submissions, from full rights to public domain."

I certainly liked their "Silly Songs", "La Valise aux Mille Voyages", and " Our Corto Discorso ".

This is definitely recommended stuff for teachers and other people working with children.

WM Recordings

Netwaves chats with Marco Kalnenek from WM Recordings.
Download or listen to [nws090] Netwaves 3.14 (= the Pi episode).

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01. Balkan Spezialit�ten (fragment) - Vernon LeNoir
02. Beograd - Vernon LeNoir
03. Takeaway Landing - Spheriot
04. Seraphic Darkness - The Aperion Project
05. Frog Legs Rag - James Scott
06. In my spaceship - Jan Turkenburg
07. Lekker - D'r Sjaak
08. Africa - Happy Elf
09. Drogue - Salam
10. The Phenylethylamine Affair - Savages
11. Water - Chenard Walcker
12. Vietnam - Subhuman
13. May we die in peace - Greg Houwer
14. Motel - Bacco Baccanels


copy Popeye

The copyright on Popeye has expired in the EU in jan. 2009, it expires in 2024 in the US: read more.
There's also an article in dutch "Verbrand je vingers niet aan copyright ", where the author explains in a plain simple language what copyright (in dutch it is called author-right and differs slightly with the anglo-saxon copyright) is all about, and also gives the advise to beginining artists to use the Creative Commons license.

copyright extension

How copyright extension in sound recordings actually works:
- come to the event 'Sound copyright: which way for the EU?' on 27 jan. in Brussels
- what's this all about?
- watch this movie



Sabam ziet zich genoodzaakt om 57 medewerkers, zijnde 16,4 pct. van het personeelsbestand te ontslaan. Ze doet dit om in de grondig veranderende Europese context haar positie te consolideren op de Europese markt.
U kan het persbericht hier (pdf) nalezen.

music for walking dinners

Netwaves.bpm's RuE9 presents Alt-recordings as an accompagnying dish for new year's
walking dinner. A minimal starter wil tease your appetite for a funky walk
through a headblasing/hipbreaking platedancing evening. A sweet dessert of soft baking beats are ending the connection between braincels and floor.
Bon appetit!

foto made in Tuscania by embe :: cc :: by-nc-sa

Download or listen to [nws.bpm003] Music for walking dinners.


01. Oenologia - Storlon
02. Leanne - Tone Def
03. Kinky Knows Kinky - Tom Ellis
04. Shiftless Shuffle - Storlon
05. Miesekatze - Daniel Schneider
06. Remember - Tone Def
07. The Deep End - Audio Dependent
08. I Dunno - Tone Def
09. YES SEY - Audio Dependent
10. Guilty Before Shot - Daniel Schneider
11. Shiftless Shuffle - Storlon
12. Done In - Tom Ellis


Netwaves goes Simuze

Netwaves brings the ultimate in-depth interview with Maarten from Dutch music portal Simuze.
Download or listen to [nws089] Netwaves 3.13.


01. Sweet Man Like Me - Nils Hoffmann
02. Beltorno - QuiOui
03. Looming - Monokai
04. Urban Cruising - Monokai
05. Plethora Jazz - Anamorphose
06. I Am Not Sad - Solaire
07. Het Is Lente - De Toffen
08. I Like Technologic, You Fucking Prick - Dj Shizzle
09. Oomph - De Fuckups
10. Rollover (Ruwige Mix) - Lightyearcruiser
11. And How To Translate It - We vs. Death
12. Pink Baby - Happy Elf


happy netyear!

Netwaves 3.12 explores the new 'n0theen'. From Kreislauf's Mogwai: "notheen is a new 24/7 opensource audio / netaudio stream. we started dec 1st our beta-version and will go out on jan 1st. we play only opensource audio and also netaudio under creative commons licence in 128 kbps/stereo. 50 listeners can listen to the stream in the beginning.
the project was installed by nicolas notheen from budapest, but pst he is also a well known artist from my own netlabel kreislauf. at the moment there are some regular weekly and monthly shows at notheen, like: Kreislauf.FM, n�C�...clast, Machtdose Podcast, OC-Records and others.
some shows are live, others a recorded show. for weekends we plan some dj-shows with netaudio-mix-labels and/or djs."
And guess what, these lovely guys have also programmed our very own Netwaves.
Thanks folks!

I've put a link in the section links>listen.

Download or listen to nws088.


01. Yira Yira - La Nueva Guardia
02. Red H - Beak
03. Another Day in the Sun - Crystal Clear
04. Day by Day - Cantaloup
05. Delirious - Alkor
06. You're not Going Anywhere - Brad Sucks
07. Clouds Shifting (Reprise) - Wacky Southern Current
08. Stand and Bleed - Chromatron
09. Deep Thought - Auto Pilot
10. Gimme - Christine
11. Second Coming - NGC 1365
12. Hostile - Crookram
13. Boo Boo Song - Francisco Pinto