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Favorite Music of 2016

2016 was certainly a year of significant transitions, not only on the obvious global/political level, but on a rather personal level, too. On top of that, it seemed like every other month we were handed another significant loss or tragedy to cope with. In short, the year was a grab bag of mixed emotions, mostly…

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FFFavorite Tape Releases of 2015

Here’s the second in the series of FFF year-end pieces. This time around I combed through the hundreds of tapes that arrived this year, either through direct purchases or through artist/label submissions, and pulled together a small overview of the things that really stood out. As I noted with the previous reissue/archival list, I could’ve…

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FFF’s Blackened Disco mix

Free Form Freakout was recently asked to put together a mix for the Blackened Disco website based out of Russia. We took a quick glance through the previous contributors, some of much are massive favorites of ours, so we figured we would give it a go. The mix that we came up with gets at…

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FFFavorite Albums of 2014

Here is the third and final year-end favorites list for 2014 that I’ll be posting on our site. Presented alphabetically and with some gut-level commentary, this list includes a selection of twenty albums that I not only had played on the podcast and/or regular weekly show throughout the year, but ones that I returned to…

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FFFavorite Tapes of 2014

Here is the second of three year-end favorites lists that will be posted on our site during the month of December. This time around the focus is on tapes, and man did I listen to literally hundreds of ’em throughout the year. This is just a small sampling of some of the stuff that rose…