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Freegal Mixtape: #Steampunk

Posted on 7/14/2014 by Jacquelyn White

Freegal Mixtape: #Steampunk

Characterized by the use of steam-powered machinery and settings inspired by the industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that is quickly growing in popularity. Likewise Steampunk music is starting to become just as popular showing up in movies and mainstream music. Steampunk music includes a broad range of musical styles and interpretations, from industrial dance and world music to folk rock, hip-hop to opera (and even industrial hip-hop opera).

We pulled a sampling of artists that are being identified in this imaginative sub-genre, all free from our Freegal Music.

"The Indifference Engine" by Professor Elemental

"How We Quit the Forest" by Rasputina

"Why Dogs Howl At the Moon" by Thomas Truax

"Asleep at Night" by Eli August

"Dr. Steel II: Eclectic Boogaloo" by Dr. Steel

"People of Earth" by Dr. Steel

"Fall over" by BANKS

"Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition" by Emile Autumn

"O’er The Mountain" by The Cassettes

"Tribal Derivations" by Beats Antique

And don't forget you can download music videos from Freegal too, like this "Somewhere to Hide" by Shiny Toy Guns.

New to Freegal? All you need is your library card and you can download 5 free downloads per week. Get started building your playlists today!