As for my music-sharing urges, I've gone back to the CD mix - generally as part of a booklet of drawings, that I can print and assemble at home in editions of 50-75 and make available at exhibitions.You can check out the Mega Super Mammoth MP3 Blog List, which is quite expansive, subjective and still active.Most of the results are and streaming sounds, but I've extracted those utilizing mp3's: Stridulation Sounds of Black Fire Ants Insect World: crickets and katydids from Japan Insects of Northern Thailand Katyana tracked down hodge-podge of tribal folk music (African, Australian, Inuit) on a Slovakian site.First off, you might want to download Audacity, a free open-source audio editor.
It took awhile for me to realize that private indexes of the Web were nearly outmoded by the time I had even started.
--EC Brown 12.2007 Epitonic was a godsend after originally trudging through the great trash heap known as MP3
Of all of the amalgamated mp3 sites on the web, this is definitely the best in terms of content quality, and utilizes a most helpful search/recommendation system. (almost an album's worth of their scorch) '68 Comeback (garage) Thee Headcoats and Holly Golightly Rovo (with Yamamoto from the Boredoms) Thuja (ambient psych) Azusa Plane (psych/noise/drone - some lengthy pieces) Aix Em Klemm (ambient rock) Randy Grief (creepy electro and samples) Zoviet France (legendary electronicists) Alp (compositions from everyday sounds) Goem (repetitive and minimal) Badawi (dub with Mideastern loops) Nortec Collective (Tijuana d&b) SQ (lo-fi droning) Nordisk Sang (Nordic folk compilation) Badar Ali Khan (cousin to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) Oliveros/Dempster/Panaiotis (performing in a 2-million-gallon cistern) Stefano Scodanibbio (experimental contrabass) The Mount Everest Trio (mid-1970's Swedish jazz) Luther Thomas/ Human Arts Ensemble (more kickass jazz) Mountain Goats (frenetic folk) Michael Yonkers Band (primative psych-garage) I've heard that Epitonic was sold by its creators (now administering Better Propaganda) to a larger corporation.
Intuit is a Detroit-based label for techno and ghetto-tech, and the catalog page includes samples from Dan Bell and Terrence Parker (which, unfortunately, average at about 90 seconds).
New York DJ Dylan Drazen presents a couple dozen mix sets, mostly of the deep house or hard techno variety.