Yes, it's me. Please be seated.
*accepts flowers from little girl pushed to the front of the stage by obsequious parents*
Thank you. Right, to business. I stopped reviewing free Creative Commons albums because my health was poor and because it took far too much time to find something that I liked enough to review. However, some great music often missed out on the CTW caress because, for example, there was only one track on a perfectly competent album that appealed to me, or I simply couldn't spare the time and/or energy to blog. I must also admit that I am lazier than a teenage sloth.
Having once been at the pointy bit of the sharp end of the cutting edge of the avant-garde, arty-farty zeitgeist, I am now so out of touch with the free CC music scene that MySpace laughs at my flared jeans. Despite this decrepitude, over the next few weeks I shall post some of those dusty, ancient tracks deserving of an outing. I hope you enjoy them. The Creative Commons world is very friendly; I hope you enjoy exploring it.
I might also scatter a few familiar CC tracks among the newbies because it's my blog, so there, and Facebook hasn't yet offered enough money to corrupt me. Zuckerberg, I want my chateau.
After all that, and because this blog is perverse at the best of times, here's something that's already been mentioned. It's a delicious slice of melodic IDM, and comes from a lovely four-track EP (see review).
As I leave the stage, dodging bouquets, sovereigns and offers of marriage, please consider retweeting (I'm @catchingthewave - there is no "s" on the end because Twitter can't cope with 16 letter names) or reFacebooking or regurgitating what you've read to anyone - friends, family, netlabels, music blogs, the Inland Revenue - who you think might be interested in (legitimately) free music.
At the very least, you can enjoy yourself by telling me that I have dreadful taste in music and then go on to castigate my writing, my appearance and my very existence. After all, it's what the internet is for.
*waves to crowd, trips on dog lead, gets head stuck in tuba bell*