I'd forgotten how damn cool IUMA is. You youngsters wondering what the hell that is, get off my lawn.
Currently streaming PSYDOLL, described thusly:
PSYDOLL is a music unit basing in the city of Tokyo. Its basic sound program is constructed with the member Ucchi's self-remodeling computer.
Every tune has hard & breakless beats, indecent bass and harmony of dischord. These overlapped with Ucchi's persistent heavy guitar,Loveless' crushing digital percussion and Nekoi's expressionless vocal like "Japanimation" characters compose PSYDOLL sound.
More at the official site, but I'm pretending to work today.
Which is why I'm also not posting about Smut Peddler:
Smut Peddler is an self-published adults only comics anthology. It contains stories by seasoned professionals and trembling amateurs. Some stories are pure flings, others are more introspective.
Yes, it's all about the music and comics around here lately. Sorry if that bothers you.
Wait, no I'm not.
Update: Oh yes. Almost forgot. Non-proprietary format? Check. Free? Check. No DRM? Check. Under the radar not only of the mainstream media but also of most of the 'net population whining for these features in their music? Check.
Using the site is easy. Go to the home page, find a genre of music you like, and start listening to new music. You can sample it in Real Audio and then pull the MP3s when you find something you like. You can also visit Artist's IUMA web site and interact with the artist through email and message boards. If you've got work to do, we suggest you launch IUMA Radio and let your favorite genre play in the background while you work.
At the heart of it all, IUMA is about letting the music speak for itself, and letting the artist speak directly to their fans. We remain committed to the independent musician and will continue to bring you the future of music.
There are also streaming mp3s if you have issues with Real.
Sorry, know I should be weighing in on the whole Windows iTunes thing and suchlike, but this music isn't going to listen to itself.