Critically acclaimed DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) has released his new album Of Water and Ice for free on Jamendo, currently the biggest service for free music streaming and downloading.
The album is one part of a multimedia performance Spooky recently performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, where he is the first artist in residence. Choosing Jamendo was crucial to the album’s release, as he feels
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Miller is not just an idea man, as he puts his thoughts to action on the album. A quick listen reveals some excellent ELM with touches of glitch, hip hop, ambient, and electro. The attention to detail is evident, and while the album could easily fall into the downtempo category, the energy remains constant.
Spooky also plans to license the album through Creative Commons, which will make his music available to over 15,000 subscriber media outlets. You can listen to and download Of Water and Icehere .