Listen Series

September 22, 2010

ListenpicThe Watchful Ear’s Listen Series is an occasional collection of free lossless downloads of music. The series borrows its title from a similar project that had its home at the Bagatellen website. Although Bagatellen has now closed its virtual doors the excellent archive of material can still be heard here. The music in this new series is available only as a lossless FLAC download. The decision to release the music in this format only is a conscious, considered one. If you need to know more about FLAC or where to get a free player/converter visit this site. If you have any trouble listening to the music here otherwise drop me a line and I will see if I can make alternative arrangements for you. There is also no audio player on the page, so you cannot just stream the music at the click of a button. Why is this? Well I firmly believe that this kind of music suffers a lot if compressed in any way, and as a lover of music I want to present it in as good condition as I receive it. Also, many people nowadays listen to music via their computer’s internal speakers, which are inevitably not very good. By not adding a stream player at the webpage I hope I am encouraging people to download the music and then either burn it to a disc and play it on the stereo or load it onto their iPod or similar.

I am open to submissions for inclusion in the Listen Series. Please contact me via the address that can be found on the About page.

Thanks for listening.




Listen Series 01 – Alan Jones – Twice now the steps have worn

Listen Series 02 – Massimo Magee – Baleful

Listen Series 03 – Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings – Ithaca Recodings