Reviews

Tim Fite: Change of Heart

Tim Fite is an American singer, song-writer from New Jersey living and working in Brooklyn. His past releases widely varied in style going between indie to alternative to country to hip hop. He received critical acclaim and won many new fans with a 2006 hip-hop album entitled "Over the Counter Culture" in which he criticized the modern culture of consumerist and greed. After multiple big publications named it among their Top 10 albums of 2007, Tim Fite decided to make a statement and not release the album commercially (= give it out for free). Now Tim Fite is out with his newest album, "Change of Heart".

Unsigned Artists Radio: The Best of Indie R&B Vol 1

This album is a compilation of tracks from new, unsigned & independent artists featured at UARADIO.NET. It's also the first (and it looks like one of many to come in different genres) legally distributed over P2P network under Creative Commons license. This compilation has 4 new, unreleased and never before heard tracks from Corey Clark, an American Idol finalist and some great tunes from Dramatiq, Carmen Liana Alexander Darryl, KDENCE & Fredrick Dare.

ImageSizer

ImageSizer is one of the easiest photo tools I've used in a long time. It serves a simple purpose of batch resizing your pictures and then either saving them in a folder or compressing to a .zip file. So simple, yet so useful.

Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is a performer most recognized for being a lead singer, pianist & a songwirter of a cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. Released in September 2008, "Who Killed Amanda Palmer" is her first solo album. It was produced mainly in Nashville, TN by Ben Folds under the umbrella of Roadrunner Records (which is also the record label for The Dresden Dolls). The title of the album refers to the famous TV series "Twin Peaks" which revolves about the murder of a teenage girl named Laura Palmer.

The Kyoto Connection

The Kyoto Connection plays chilled out electro-pop mixed with a generous amount of Japanese sounds. Their 2008 release titled The Kyoto Connection II is now free and online. While the Japanese influence was not quite as dominant as I expected it to be, their music is still full of unexpected surprises in the engaging electronic arrangements.

Frets on Fire

Frets on Fire was created as an entry to the Assembly 2006 Game Development Competition by Unreal Voodoo and it placed first in the competition. The game tests your musical skills and the speed of your fingers in a similar way to the very popular Guitar Hero games do, but instead of forcing you to buy the guitar controllers, the game & the console, it lets you play your favorite tunes free using your keyboard and your home computer (and it is available for PC, Mac & Linux). Of course if you would like to, you can also use the guitar controllers or generic joysticks.

Adam McHeffey: Let’s Kick Fire

Adam McHeffey is a young folk musician from Long Island, NY. He's been writing, composing and playing his music since middle school and developed a great ability to communicate with his audience and make them a part of the experience. He writes and sings from the heart drawing inspiration from the simple events and complex emotions of everyday life. "Let's Kick Fire" is Adam's debut album he recorded with the help of some of his friends over the last several months & mixed in his home studio. In the spirit of true community sharing the album is available free under a Creative Commons License.

Unsigned Artists Radio – The Best of Indie Pop Vol 1

This album is a compilation of tracks from new, unsigned & independent artists featured at UARADIO.NET. Over 200 bands and independent performers from the UARADIO.NET network submitted tracks for this album. The compilation contains mainly pop tracks, some with a hit of rock, jazz or soul but most are melodic quality pop songs. This is a second torrent released by UARADIO.NET - the first featured The Best of Indie Rock. Hopefully we will see more "The Best Of..." compilations shortly - they are a great way to discover new & independent music to listen to.