Wednesday, April 20, 2011

30 Songs, 30 Days (2009 Edition), Day Nine: Oxford Girl by 3rdness

Hey! It's a song I don't think I've ever heard before!

If you recall from last week, I mentioned that I love those free online samplers you can download from record companies as zip files to sample their wares. Well, record companies aren't the only ones--thanks to the wild-frontier-ness that still exists on this internet, many band will offer EPs and even whole albums up to net surfers for free; the band gets their music exposed and hopefully a paying customer for their next project, whereas lil' ol' us gets something for free--and stuff for free, as I'll always tell you, is the best stuff of all. Hell, we're now at a point where big name acts will give you free tracks and the like; I belong to the Coldplay mailing list, and not that long ago was treated to a special live EP the band released to their list members as a thank you for spending money on them during these trying times.

Which brings us to our song for the day, I can tell you it's not one I would have sought out if it wasn't for the free EP offer...but that's not necessarily a bad thing. 3rdness is a mainly electronic band, with an emphasis on repetitive synth loops and the rhythm carrying the song to its conclusion--we are talking about a song that maybe has about two dozen words in its lyrics, tops, most of them the chant 'This is on the other song.' But it's not without a certain hypnotic charms. If you like this sort of thing, you'd really enjoy it.

It seems that 3rdness is Noam Schatz of The Mobius Band, and the track is from his solo EP Red Chanterelles. The album is still available for free here. 

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