Friday, January 23, 2009

Music from other blogs

I've decided that it would be easier to, on occasion, post links to other blog entries containing music I've downloaded. This will save me some bandwidth.

Heat My Deck: Fever Ray

Karin from The Knife has released her debut album under the name Fever Ray. It's what you'd expect - sounds very much like The Knife. I thought it was pretty good. You can also find this on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Love Kylie: X2008 Mixes

I Love Kylie Minogue, and I was excited to find some fanmade studio mixes based on the live performances of the X Tour.

Pop Music Zone: Svala - The Real Me
This is an album released by Icelandic popstar Svala back in 2001. A lot of comparisons were made to Britney Spears. She is now a member of a band called Steed Lord - they do electro music.

relaxmusic: A Camp - Colonia
I think this is by The Cardigans...very interesting, so I had to download it. I will edit this after I listen to it.

Favorite releases of 2008

I meant to do this ages ago on my other blog, but never got around to doing it.  Anyway, these are some of my favorite releases of 2008.  Some were released recently and are still getting buzz and whatnot.

Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Ladytron - Velocifero
Sarah Brightman - Symphony
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin Better (A Decade of Hits) - Only the four new tracks
Kylie Minogue - X
Tatu - Happy Smiles
Lady GaGa - The Fame
Seal - System
The Saturdays - Chasing Lights
Bitter:Sweet - Drama
Goldfrapp - iTunes Sessions
Portishead - Third

I should note that Kylie's album X was released in the US in April, 2008 (whereas it had been released worldwide in late 2007).

Goldfrapp Instrumentals

I am a huge Goldfrapp fan and probably have nearly every single song they've ever done.  I recently acquired two really rare promo albums (well, back in December).  Not the actual ALBUMS, but the tracks from the albums in mp3 format.  Apparently, someone posted both of them on the official Goldfrapp forums (the links and threads were promptly removed).  These two albums spread to other blogs, and I was able to snag them both by doing a search on Google.

Anyway, if you haven't looked at the entry's title yet, it's the instrumental versions of the 'Supernature' and 'Seventh Tree' albums.  Both are completely legit and are not fan-made ones made using some filtering program (in my search I did find the 'filtered' fan-made version of 'Seventh Tree', where you could still hear the vocals).

Intro Post

I plan on posting my favorite music here, as I find them. I don't know how often I can post, since I maintain another popular-ish blog (unrelated) and I have school. So yeah.

I originally had a blog at ( and you can find music there, but I liked Blogger better, and everyone else is using Blogger, plus I can customize the layout, so I decided to move here.  I chose 'Koko Nights' because it's the most creative thing I could think of after looking through my music collection (it's inspired by Goldfrapp; a fan remixer called Idaho made a compilation called 'Koko Nights', which is very good).

Most music will be dumped into my Mediafire folders, as it makes uploading easy.  Otherwise, any albums I post will be packed into zip or rar archives and posted to my Mediafire or Rapidshare account. Most Windows and Mac users won't need to download and install any additional software to open zip files, but if you are running Windows, you can download a program called WinRAR to open rar archives, and if you are running Mac OS X you can download StuffIt Expander or an open-source application called UnRarX.

Most files will be in mp3 format unless otherwise specified. They will be hosted on or Mediafire. If a link goes down, you can let me know it's down by posting a comment. It might take a while for me to get around to reposting it, though.

I cannot claim responsibility for what you do with the files once you download them. Technically, these are only for previewing and you have to delete them within 24 hours of downloading them. At least, that's what I have to say.