Bad Panda Records is a fellow in Rome that we’ve traded a couple emails with. He’s on a personal mission to promote the music he loves, and what he calls the “free culture idea” through use of Creative Commons licenses.
We get something from the Apennine Peninsula every week and now it’s time to share some of that with you. All songs are subject to a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA-3.0 license. To learn more about Bad Panda and all these artists, including links to more music and videos, visit Bad Panda Records. Finally, thanks also to BPR for the artist descriptions that follow.
Gareth Dickson is the guitarist for Vashti Bunyan. He has toured with Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, and worked with Juana Molina and Max Richter.
Friendly Foliage is a one-man experimental project from Alabama mainly influenced by Animal Collective, Four Tet and Steve Reich.
The Jakesperiment is the easy, smooth sound of an 18 year chap by the name of Dissa Kamajaya.
You may have seen Yawn at SXSW with their world-influenced, tribal pop layered with rich harmonies, swirling samples and concussive rhythms.
Jon Coyle offers lucid, flowing songs that take influence from folk and ambient music.