Who Are We?
Launched in November 2008, ThisIsOpenMusic! is an open source music label run by musicians. We operate from Brighton in the UK.
We don’t believe in the conventional record label. Our objective is to release great music and sound projects from around the world, in a free, share-friendly and re-distributable manner. We encourage you to redistribute individual tracks or whole releases via sharing links, Peer-to-Peer networks, MP3 Blogs and any other form you see fit, as long as you respect the rights of the respective Artists and follow the rules of the Creative Commons Sharing License.
ThisIsOpenMusic! is run by Barry Prendergast but is greatly helped by John Cohen & Leo Piggot.
Goblin Glasses/Mothership '88
I really enjoy throwing on this album when I’m chilling in my room, looking out the window and smoking a cigarette. Mothership ‘88 is a slim-down wonky-ish sut of So-Cal hip hop. There’s something amazing about american ambient that’s never cold and isolating, even when there’s no strong groove. It’s… Read More
Mechanical Mariner/Have Pity On This...
The central message of Dada is the realization that reason and anti-reason, sense and nonsense, design and chance, consciousness and unconsciousness, belong together as necessary parts of a whole; a virgin microbe which penetrates with the insistence of air into all those spaces that reason has failed to fill with… Read More
In the quest to find new music for Open Music, I often just cruise MySpace looking for artists that I can approach. Often, I don’t really pay attention to what’s on the page. It sometimes goes ‘Load,,, tune,,, skip,,, tune,,, skip… ah!!!!’… and so on. So, having never heard of… Read More
Various Artists/Primer 02
The Primer compilations are an introduction to the latest ThisIsOpenMusic! releases. Each batch of new music will include a preview download PLUS some bonus tracks from other friends of Open. If you’d like to contribute a track to a future Primer, get in touch! Tracks list coming soon…
Lorn release drops very soon…
I approached Lorn on a blag. Blown away by Running Ink on his myspace, I had hoped to snag it for the upcoming Primer 02. Little did we realise that he was down with a full length release, and just like that, the unbelievably slick 7&13 EP drop on our… Read More
Professor OJO/Between Snacks
Listening to Ben Wallace’s beats can be really confusing at times. Take Ice Cream Peaks, my favourite and the preview on our homepage player. The intro to is it a structural mess. In fact, pretty much the whole first half is a drunken stumble. But the deep head-nodding vibe is… Read More
Various Artists/Primer 01
The Primer compilations are an introduction to the latest Open releases. Each batch of new music will include a preview download PLUS some bonus tracks from other friends of Open. If you’d like to contribute a track to a future Primer, get in touch!