Diogenes: Digital Home for Experimental Music

Over at AudioStream, my man Michael Lavorgna mentions Diogenes: Digital Home for Experimental Music. I stumbled upon the site yesterday. Thinking that ML would love it, I forwarded the link to him immediately. I was right!

For the adventurous music lover who craves new, unusual sounds—stuff that might challenge, that might delight, and that will certainly expand your mind—and for the audiophile who primarily uses a computer as a source, Diogenes is an online heaven.

And don’t let the name scare you away. Diogenes isn’t all noise, though there is a lot of that. You’ll also find fiery free jazz, quiet folk singing, scintillating fingerpicking, warbling electronics, blistering rock, sweet drones. Featured labels include Bo’ Weavil, Digitalis, Fonal, Miatera, Staubgold, and Vital; featured artists include Alan Licht, BJ Nilsen, Daniel Menche, David Toop, Derek Bailey, Emeralds, Josephine Foster, Klangwart, Lee Ranaldo, MV & EE, Nate Young, Ninni Morgia, Robbie Basho, Steve Lacy, Steve Noble, Sun City Girls, Volcano the Bear, Wolf Eyes, Zelienople, and so many more.

As the website’s name makes clear, music is made available digitally—in MP3, WAV, and FLAC formats. But, even if you’re not yet interested in digital music, Diogenes will nevertheless feed your desire for new sounds, for connections to unique worlds. If you’re like me, you’ll be happily, wonderfully lost in no time.