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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179 / Dollhead – Dollhead

Focused experiments in distortion, noise, mangled sampling and stripped down EDM fundamentals.

Dollhead brings its first full release to Fwonk* mastered and ripped from a specially commissioned limited run of vinyl.

“I became fixated on finding out wither the ‘vinyl sound’ I was hearing was mostly in my head, or if these 12″ EDM singles in record stores owe more of their sound character then you would first assume to their medium (6~7 minutes of audio stretched across an entire 12″ record). Hearing the results, for me, confirmed that vinyl does make a feasable difference”

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178 / 3dtorus – Manifold

In under two years the amazingingly prolific and talented 3dtorus has released 4 EPs and now 4 LPs here on Fwonk*, in addition to another 50 releases, and other side projects. Fwonk* was delighted to release the first 3dtorus EP, and now we are delighted to bring you this, the last ever 3dtorus release.

This is one solid hour of exceptional bass and beats, also featuring the talents of Jill Beaulieu of Meter Bridge on vocals and Project 2021 on guitar.

3dtorus writes: “I´m sure you´ll love this album. I want to thank you for believing in me for not less than 50 albums – for travelling this road of development all the way forward.”

“Thank you for downloading, streaming and buying my music. Thank you for giving me the confidence and self-esteem to carry on. Thank you for eventually accompanying me on my new paths.”

3dtorus will live on as Trium Circulorum and Kanal Drei.

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177 / hxw hxw – but the echo of thunder cries out from the depths

Musique-concrete party crashers hxw hxw round off their ‘narcissus…’ era with a full-length remix album. This LP compiles all previous b-sides alongside several new tracks, including ‘lullaby of the portcullis’, an 8 minute monster comprised only of samples of video game deaths.

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176 / we are not broken – ep01

Long time Fwonk* stalwarts JB and IS join forces with SD to bring us this outstanding industrial metal EP. Downtuned guitars are shredded, growling vocals are processed and Numanesque synths build an intense atmosphere of industrial decay and a cybernetic reality.

JB – vox, programming (all tracks), bass (track 1), guitar (track 4)
IS – guitar (all tracks)
SD – bass (tracks 2-4), bass noise (track 1), guitar (track 4)

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175 / Ignacio Cantú – Movimiento Binaural

Coming from Cordoba, Argentina Ignacio Cantú debuts on Fwonk* with this outstanding album. Indulging his taste for creating atmospherical soundscapes, Ignacio worked with analogue tape by scratching it and cutting it. This was then treated and augmented with digital sound in it’s binarian code using databending techniques. These tracks are electronic experimentation at it’s best, and feature manipulated, ethereal vocals in a collaboration with Clara Gustaffson, from Sweden.

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173 / Phirnis/Katarrhaktes – Apnoea

In their second full-length split LP, Phirnis and Katarrhaktes collaborate to bring you the unsettling Apnoea; seven sleep-deprived tracks of industrial/ambience which slip between modes of melody, musique concrete, and extreme electronic dissonance.

Reviews: Ambient Exotica

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