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5 Most Downloaded Free MP3s of September 2008

This is a list of the 5 most popular Disquiet Downstream entries on free recommended MP3s from last month, September. They’re listed in descending order:

  1. Composer David Stutz‘s quasi-Gregorian a capella musical accompaniment to Neal Stephenson‘s novel Anathem (
  2. Two DJ sets by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) of mixes from his appearance at a recent Cluster concert, including a century-spanning collection of music related to birdsong, featuring work by David Tudor, Wendy Carlos, Florian Hecker, Christina Kubisch, and others (
  3. A release by smohm from the netlabel Hexawe, which focuses on music made on the free audio software Little Pig Tracker (
  4. Music made on Automaton, a piece of commercial software (from the company Audio Damage) that applies the cellular automata of Conway’s Game of Life to sound. One of the entries, by Kent Williams (aka Chaircrusher), glitch-ifies Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music”(
  5. Closely mic’d eggshells, courtesy of Steve (Subscape Annex) Burnett  (

By Marc Weidenbaum

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