Monday, January 14, 2013

Episode 35: Ambient Environments

Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music.  I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring ambient environment sounds.

SpringCreekinForest (0:39 @ 0:11)
LargeStreamOverLoginForestMarch (1:05 @ 0:49)
Stream (2:16 @ 1:53)
quiet_stream (0:32 @ 4:06)
Stream running out into the sea (0:15 @ 4:36)
rollingsurfmix (3:01 @ 4:47)
harbor waves calm 01 (7:28 @ 7:42)
Ocean Waves (1:14 @ 14:58)
Waves in sea (1:32 @ 16:01)
Waves (1:28 @ 17:25)

That was SpringCreekinForest and LargeStreamOverLoginForestMarch by kvgarlic, Stream by bspiller5, quiet_stream by miregrobar, Stream running out into the sea by kiefspoon, rollingsurfmix by klangfabrik, harbor waves calm 01 by klankbeeld, Ocean Waves by ciccarelli, Waves in sea by Zoom H4, and finishing up was Waves by Beedy.  All ten sounds in this set are available from FreeSound and are licensed under the CC0 license.

This week's episode is entirely CC0-licensed.  You should really check it out - it's a very cool extremely permissive license that I'm a huge fan of which, in my opinion, is very much underused.  I've linked to it in the notes for this episode.  The artists this week deserve some major kudos for taking open licensing that far.

Quiet Spring Woodland Ambience (0:59 @ 19:49)
DeepWoodsBirdApril142012 (2:42 @ 20:43)
forest spring birds windy 3bft 1pm (9:40 @ 23:19)
SummerInsectChorus (1:20 @ 32:54)
chimes_part_3 (0:17 @ 34:09)
Muchty Chimes x3 (8:16 @ 34:15)

That was Quiet Spring Woodland Ambience by ecfike, DeepWoodsBirdApril142012 by kvgarlic, forest spring birds windy 3bft 1pm by klankbeeld, SummerInsectChorus by kvgarlic, chimes_part_3 by dADDoiT, and finishing up was Muchty Chimes x3 by 3bagbrew.  All six sounds in this set are available from FreeSound and are licensed under the CC0 license.

Today's app-of-the-day is Stellarium, a really nice star map and planetarium program.  Set your location, time and date you want to view from, and it'll show you what's visible in the sky and where it is.  It can tie in with computerized telescopes to aim them, it can show you where satellites and the International Space Station are, and you can even connect it to projectors if you want to build a full planetarium.  It's just a really cool program.  It's available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.  Check it out today at

Now for a very short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors, which was interesting to try and round up under a CC0 license, followed by more sounds.

031_sound_must_be_free_militant (0:02 @ 43:43)
freesoundfreesoundfreesound (edited) (0:20 @ 43:45)
Thunderstorm Crescendo (3:11 @ 43:47)
Thunderstorm, rain and thunder in the french countryside during the summer (2:00 @ 46:53)
2009 07 17 Thunderstorm in Berlin (7:20 @ 48:47)

That was 031_sound_must_be_free_militant by freesound, a chunk of freesoundfreesoundfreesound by stomachache, Thunderstorm Crescendo by tehspaz, Thunderstorm, rain and thunder in the french countryside during the summer by felix.blume, and finishing up was 2009 07 17 Thunderstorm in Berlin by faruku.  All five sounds in this set are licensed under the CC0 license.

So, that's all for today.  Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction.  So don't pirate it - replace it with something better.  Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies.  Support artists where your support actually counts.

This episode was made using Gentoo Linux, Xubuntu Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 license.  Feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies.  Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website.  Listen in next time for some funny music.  See 'ya!

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To the extent possible under law, Ralph Wacksworth has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Episode 35: Ambient Environments. This work is published from: United States.

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