...one last update before the ending of the year, special thanks to David at actsofsilence.com who listed two of our releases on his list of 100 notable netlabel releases of 2011 for Lee's Symphony for Monotron (I, II, III), and our Classicality of /'Zəeppə compilation. Thanks David!
There will be some new music released in 2012 (right after everything slows down again) - meanwhile, we hope we had a good Christmas/Hanukkah and a safe and happy New Year celebration, and thanks if you downloaded anything in the past year.
Meanwhile... here are a couple of very cool videos that use some of Lee's music from the Vimeo music store... and oddly enough, all three of them feature time-lapse photograph and all three feature music from The Ambient Baby! Perhaps we should start a new genre of music... slo-mo?
Thanks to our netlabel buddy Adam Crammond (c4, graffiti mechanism) for including one of Lee's track in his latest podcast of Tibol lobit radio show! Also to John at Sadayatana Podcast for including chunks of our Halloween "Trick or Treat" album in this podcast!
November starts off with a single from a new artist to the HP roster: Origami Repetika, aka Adam Sigmund. Adam is no stranger to releases on familiar labels like 20 kbps and proc-records, and the two tracks he's given us are very much in the electro-pop-techno field, and yes they do sound good on headphones!
Y'know those Halloween CDs you can buy to play during your Halloween parties and events? They're usually more comical than actually scary, so Lee made his own. Nearly 45 minutes of eerie ambience for all your necromantic needs... download for free!
Some exciting news recently from the fine people at FMA: they've paired up with Vimeo, making many tracks from the FMA website available for free usage in Vimeo's Music Store, making it easier for people to legally include music in their videos. A lot of Lee's music is in the store (almost as many as this website and on FMA), and we've collected some of them on our videos page, including a few that were made before.
Another brand new artist has been added to the Puppy roster - Morgan Sadler! She's a Canadian singer/songwriter, eh? She's recorded her first EP called Turn, and she's given us two tracks from the album as a virtual single for free download - check it out here!
Probably should wait to post this until Halloween but...
Ah, the month of September quietly ushers in the new season and we're very pleased to release our 50th (!) catalog title by a new artist to our roster: Cagey House (Dave Keifer) already has an impressive catalog on other netlabels, and now you can download the modern-classical & experimental Pedal and Boom for free.
Inspired by a recently released compilation of classical music that inspired a certain Francis Z.A.P.P.A., Lee hit upon the idea of trying to make a version using free CC-licensed tracks. The results are here for you to download for free, thanks to the generous performers: The Classicality of /'Zəeppə/.
ETA: Thanks to David Nemeth for the excellent review of the album over at actsofsilence.com website!
Oh, just as July is about to end we have something new! Lee was really annoyed by a particular captcha, and after clicking on the 'audio' button to listen, things became even more disturbing. Free to download (and in the public domain): The Devil is a Captcha!
The netlabel Sirona Records, run by Arnaud Barbe aka Pollux (who just released an single on Happy Puppy) has only been in operating for a few months, but it already has over 125+ releases. Recently they put out album #101 featuring 3 discs worth of lo-bitrate exclusive material from many artists, including Lee who donated a new track which you can download for free.
In a new experience in 'content distribution', Lee recently composed a Symphony For Monotron. It has three movements, and all three were released seperately on three different lo-bit netlabels: the 1st Movement is available at 8Ravens, the 2nd Movement is up at the legendary 20kbps, and the 3rd Movement is available at our good friends proc-records.
New virtual double-pack single from Pollux has just been released: it's the debut release by Arnaud Barbe on our label, and it's a tribute-remix to artists he is a fan and a friend of including a track from a Graffiti Mechanism EP on Happy Puppy. Rspct is now available for free download!
The band Fresh Body Shop did join the Happy Puppy family, but they just got their album signed, and therefore it's not available as a free download anymore. We wish Pedro the best in his new career as a professional musician!
Thanks to Kent Davies who hosts the program Amateur Hour over at CKUW in Winnipeg for playing a whole bunch of our stuff on his May 25th program like The Cosmopolitans, Fudge, Logan Whitehurst and more! Click the cloud below to listen and please consider a donation to the station.
Since the ukulele is popular again, we've curated a compilation of public domain and CC-licensed ukulele tracks from a variety of sources on the web and put them all in one nifty little place: Under the Ukulele Moon is now available for you to download for free while you strum.
The #1 pop band in Sweden Acid House Kings have released a remix EP of their latest single "Would You Say Stop", and Lee's bossa-nova remix version of the tune is on the EP! All proceeds from the sale go to Wateraid. Click the cloud below to have a listen and also download the original version for free!
Happy Puppy is very proud to release the first volume in the series King For A Day: a fan tribute to XTC! Originally these cover tunes were released on cassette in the mid-90s, and the first volume concentrates on the first tape from 1996. Also, you don't have to wait and purchase all 134 covers at once on a CD-R for really cheap!
Graffiti Mechanism returns to the label with a brand new release - Fueled By Emotion - consisting of spacy, electronic ambient sounds - this time with more dark textures.
Some of Lee's ambient tracks have been added to the playlist for the You Are Listening To... website - this is a neat site that plays random tracks via soundcloud and juxtaposes them with streaming audio from police radio scanners. You can choose difference cities like Chicago, LA, Montreal and our thanks to Eric, who runs the site for adding us.
Happy Puppy debuts another chapter of true indie Canadian music to the internet: Reggie Regan released a sole 45 single in 1984, and it's now being re-released on Happy Puppy with his permission. He even gave us a scan of the artwork!
Announcing a new artist to the roster: Scarm, who hail from Russia and play instrumental psychdelic dark melodic guitar-based music. It's perfect for an underground film and it's a bit of a concept album too... check out Several Minutes Of The Man.
Brand new release, although it clocks under 4 minutes, there are 20 tracks. It's an album of ring-tones (or whatever you want to use them for) by Lee for free download, called cheekily-enough Ding-A-Ling.
Happy new year - we just got a nice piece of news for the start of 2011... Lee's "Do What You Can" was listed at #1 on The Most Interesting Mp3 of 2010 at the Free Music Archive. This is after it being in the Top 10 tracks since May - thanks to Kat at Oddio Overplay for being responsible for adding it to the site in the first place and Dan at Spark for highlighting it as a fave - you both rock!
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