Reviews

Escarlatina Obsessiva “Pandemic” – free punk-rock album from Brazilian duo

Escarlatina Obsessiva is a rock duo from Brazil, made up of Karolina (who plays the bass and provides the vocals) and Zaf (who plays the guitar, keyboards, and synthesizers). The duo was formed in 2006, and is influenced by European post punk and American punk rock bands from the 1980s. Escarlatina Obsessiva has already released two albums, "Chants of Lethe" and "Blossomy Parks." Their latest album release is entitled "Pandemic," and it has just been released on the French netlabel Zorch Factory. The album features ten brand-new punk and post-punk tracks.

Megaman Project X – A Freeware Game for All

Megaman Project X is a freeware version of the successful video game franchise Megaman. It lets you choose from 3 characters, Megaman, Zero or Bass, each has specialized weapons that can help you navigate through a particular stage. While Megaman is a sharp shooter, Bass is the only player that can wield a sword and slice through nearby enemies. Zero, on the other hand, has a long sword that can hack obstacles in the way.

“The Politics of Desire” by Revolution Void – a free electric jazz album

With a consistently high ranking on Jamendo, Revolution Void's latest album, The Politics of Desire, has set the standards of electric jazz music quite high. Revolution Void is a music project by Jonah Dempcy, who started it way back in 1995. With the quotation 'We are the facilitators of our own creation' boldly stated in his website, Dempcy released his albums through Creative Commons.As the third album released under the Revolution Void Records net label, The Politics of Desire has a polished selection of electro jazz instrumental songs. It was described as a fresh take to electronic music and had a blend of different sounds.

Yann-Arthus Bertrand: Home

"Home" by Yann-Arthus Bertrand is a visually stunning and thought-provoking documentary about the damage that humans have inflicted on the planet Earth. It is a collection of amazing aerial photos and videos from 54 countries all over the world, showcasing the vast beauty as well as the terrible scars that we left our home during the development of our civilization in the past 200,000 years.The impact of homo sapiens---wise humans---is nearing the critical point when it cannot be reversed anymore. "Home" shows us what we've done and what we stand to lose.

Nick Howard – Something to Talk About Sampler EP

Nick Howard's Something To Talk About Sampler EP contains three of the ten songs in his 2008 Something To Talk About album. For an independent artist, Nick Howard has certainly gone far in the mainstream music industry. He has been featured by different television networks and companies - MTV, BBC, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lifetime, just to mention a few. He has already been featured in the Vogue magazine and has been in different television series shows like The Hills and Army Wives. His music has also reached the movies Knuckle Daggers and My Sassy Girl.

Filezilla – a free and easy to use FTP transfer application

FileZilla is a free, open source FTP client, with versions compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. FileZilla supports the use of FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (or FTP over SSL/TLS). This free yet powerful program is useful for regular FTP users who need a good, free option to transfer files. It's simple to setup and run, and it gets the job done. It has a very straightforward and user-friendly interface. It allows you to quickly drag and drop files from your computer to the server, or vice versa. It also allows you to set how many simultaneous uploads or downloads you want to run, making file transfer faster.

1632 by Eric Flint – an exciting e-book from the Baen Free Library

1632 is not quite sci-fi, not quite historical fiction, and one hundred percent page-turning excitement. It's speculative fiction that answers the question: What would happen if a West Virginian town from the year 2000 were suddenly transported to Europe in 1632? This set-up is the only sci-fi element to the plot; the rest of the adventures simply unfold from there as the citizens of Grantville cope with being dropped into the middle of a bloody European war. Can they survive the armies ravaging the German countryside? And can the armies of Europe survive their introduction to rifles, motorcycles, and rock 'n roll?

“Trip to Trip” – a free electro-punk album by Ben et Béné

Ben et Béné is an Electro-8bit-Punk duo from France. Ben started playing his own music in 2003 after singing and playing in other punk and indie rock groups, composing his music on a cheap computer, then Gameboy and Reason. Béné, who just qualified for art-school, shows her "Real Video," which is a blend of TV movies and domestic video, during their concerts. Ben et Béné recently released "Trip to Trip," a CD/DVD combo EP, via Da! Heard It Records. Now, all the songs and videos from that EP are available for download for free via the record label's website.

Listen to LoveJones aka Mike Schpitz & Phys Edison’s free laid back rap album “Sunday Drive”

Finding the perfect chemistry between producer and MC is a very rare if not magical occurrence. With the single driven, mixtape economy of hip hop, finding this connection for an entire album seems virtually impossible. One duo however, has not only managed to find that chemistry and share the same vision, they have also managed to create a conceptual piece of work that flows seamlessly from start to finish without skipping a beat.