196 / Heskin Radiophonic – Madrigals

Acoustic and folk instruments (or at least samples of them) weave and intertwine simple melodies and harmonies, delays build, and cavernous echoes rebound.

A departure for Heskin Radiophonic after two albums of techno music this year, this is a return to ambient music, but far more melodic than previous Fwonk* releases.

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185 / Optms – Cherry

How do you like your instrumental hip-hop? Woozy, wonky and off-kilter? Phatter than your momma? Then you’re going to love Cherry by Optms. Optms lands at Fwonk* with one almighty thump, and is accompanied by a trio of remixes from our elite producers.

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181 / Cuckoo Spit: Sweet Tooth

Dreamy, saccharine vocals clash with socially acerbic lyrics in this misanthropic single written especially for the Holiday Season.

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180 / Phirnis/Katarrhaktes – A Cage

Presenting two previously unreleased tracks taken from the Sleepers/Apnoea sessions, in which a musical motif is torn in two directions. Phirnis intricately builds strata upon strata of introspective swathes of sound, while Katarrhaktes takes the listener to an uncomfortable landscape of pounding, industrial horror.

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154 / echosonic – droplets

After some time contributing to the Fwonk compilations and being one half of Venona Pers, echosonic has stirred from his torpor to create a winter-inspired single-track EP that moves from grainy textures through woozy electronica and drone ambient all in the space of 12 minutes. Never straying far from an effects chain, this single heralds some new material coming in the new year.

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153 / Cuckoo Spit: Daisy Chain

What’s Christmas without a Christmas single? Cuckoo Spit and Katarrhaktes bring you a frosty, tongue-in-cheek ditty inspired by a seasonal classic along with a bonus remix. Why is Sister Susie sitting on a thistle? Take a listen and find out!

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