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4/19/2016 - Links: Music by Tapete (Links)
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Links: Music by Tapete
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
13:59:28 GMT


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Here's some of the best mostly new (to me) music I ran into lately. It's by Tapete.

I scarcely understand any German, so I'm not sure if Tapete is a person's name or a band name. But, in any case, Tapete is superb!

Also, Tapete releases music under Creative Commons licenses - so, you can legally download it! (Which I recommend doing, since the MP3s definitely have better audio quality than YouTube.)


My 3 favorite Tapete songs so far:

TAPETE - VITAMIN D       Album Download

Drückeberger - Tapete (Official Music Video HD)       Album Download

SCHNALL DIE MESSAGE | # 18 | Tapete       MP3 Download


I first ran into Tapete on Grooveshark.

Tapete's official website is TapeteBerlin.de.

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Link: SoundCloud
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
20:34:24 GMT


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SoundCloud is a site which has a lot of legal downloads even if you're not a premium subscriber.

I haven't used it much in a while because I can't play the music in a web browser in Lucid Puppy Linux 5.2.8 version 004, and I tend to avoid sites which I fear might crash my pitiful 1.5 GHz single core 2 GB RAM laptop - even YouTube.


(Addition, June 19, 2016, 8:49 PM-9:03 PM EDT: Today, using my Toughbook CF-C1 with 8 GB of RAM, I found out that SoundCloud works fine for me with Firefox 32 and NoScript 2.6.8.40 in Lighthouse 64 Puppy Linux 6.02 Beta 2.

But not with Pale Moon 26.2.2 (x64) and NoScript 2.9.0.2 - with those, SoundCloud gives me this message:

"It looks like you have a Flash blocker enabled. Please disable the Flash blocker to hear this track."

I get that message even if I totally disable NoScript. Which I only did as a test, since I never like to browse the web without NoScript.)


I suspect SoundCloud might work fine in a VirtualBox. (Since Netflix did, last time I tried that, which was in 2012.) But 2 GB of RAM is not enough for comfort, and I'd probably have to connect a hard disk, which I don't feel like doing.


(Addition, 5:22 PM EDT: I finally checked my Roku for a SoundCloud streaming channel. I didn't find an official one, but there's a free (as in price) channel called Musiclouds which also has Jamendo and 8tracks.

On my Roku 2XS, the Musiclouds channel often gets stuck when I first try to load it. But, if you can load the channel, I guess the audio quality is maybe somewhere around as good as YouTube - which doesn't sound quite good enough to me, but might be fine for less nitpicky people.

Warning: In the Musiclouds channel, try to avoid pressing the Up button too much, because if you press Up while you're on the first screen of Musiclouds, you'll be sent back to the Roku home screen.)


Anyway, from what I remember, SoundCloud is a very nice site, though I think you have to be logged in to download files.

There's a premium subscription for $9.99 per month, but I haven't yet tried that. But I'd love to subscribe if I had a decent income.


Of course, I would prefer a site which runs on exclusively free (as in freedom), libre, open source software and which hosts or links to free, libre, open source music - but, I don't know if such a site exists yet. (Not that I looked really hard yet.)

If anyone knows of any sites like that, please feel free to let me know, either privately or on a forum like the Eryss.Com Forum or Non24.Com Forum.

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