193 / Various Artists – Whispers


Over twelve months, twelve Fwonk* artists were put to the test in this experimental single-track album based on the popular children’s ‘Telephone Game’.
In their chosen month, each artist used only the last few measures of the previous month’s track as a foundation for their own interpretation on the theme. The result is a metamorphosis in sound, with often only seeds of previously recognised audio being discernible. Just like the actual game, the first and final tracks could not be further apart.

01 Katarrhaktes – The Gathering Quiet
02 Heskin Radiophonic – xuxurla
03 Anny – Chorizo Dish
04 Bachelor Machines – Unspool
05 Vasko the Pig – And Everything Coming Down
06 echosonic – Flaming June
07 3dtorus – shuffled dirt
08 Cardigan of Wasps – Goreshit Roadkill (Sakura Swarm short ver)
09 Viejos Hombres de Abejon – murmuri
10 Transitional Landscapes – Whispers
11 radjukatarretti – flustro
12 numen arcana – redshift

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Coming Soon – Trium Circulorum

We are delighted to announce that coming soon on Fwonk* will be the new album from Trium Circulorum – aka 3dtorus and Kanal Drei.

This full length album is a mesmerising mix of early electronic ambient music and ultra minimal techno, hypnotic in it’s beauty. It will also be the first Fwonk* physical release, appearing in a strictly limited edition of 25 audio cassettes.

More details soon…

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.

download: bandcamp | archive.org | Soundcloud | HearThis.at

165 / 3dtorus – Initiation EP

3dtorus says “The Initiation EP came together by reflecting on my initiation on techno, in 1996 in Berlin. I remember, back then this was something completely new, like an Underground Resistance album (“Galaxy 2 Galaxy – A Hi-Tech Jazz Compilation” – highly recommended!) says in the title: “Hi-tech Jazz”. That is the impression it had on me, like an industrial soul sound, machines singing, funky, dirty and futuristic.”

“From 1997 – 2001 I was completely absorbed into the nightlife, then my approach changed back again to producing for myself.”

“Anyway, this EP mirrors how I felt in my first night, which lasted for what felt like 20 hours.”

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156 / 3dtorus – Consumism

3dtorus writes: “Consumism marks my first release in 2015, I wrote it during two weeks with a heavy flu by the end of November 2014, in a strange state of mind, in a land somewhere between Codeine, Aspirin Complex, dream and wake, weak and weird.

“I think it reflects my listening habits in the second half of 2014, which were mainly instrumental hip-hop, trap, dubstep and dub – slow and heavy electronic beats, twisted synths, bass and more bass.

“The title came to my mind when I spun my usual thoughts about money and products as modern day religious artefacts and the effects of this approach on our daily lives in the western civilization. So, this album is for the transcendental entertainment which music provides, not political at all in itself but on the packaging. Enjoy!”

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150 / V/A: FWONK*150

Every milestone is just as important as the last, no mountain is too high to climb. For this, our 150th release on the label, we present to you a new compilation featuring 12 exclusive new songs and mixes from our artists, including 3dtorus, Antti Tammimaa, echosonic, Heskin Radiophonic, hxw hxw, Katarrhaktes, Quiggers, and we are not broken. Here’s to 150 more to come! Cheers!

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147 / 3dtorus: Living Room Ambience

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3dtorus submerges his techno beats in the deepest fathoms, and Living Room Ambience is high quality minimal Berlin electronica relocated to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the deepest of houses.

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5W1H006: 3dtorus

Who?

hi, i´m 3dtorus. what you see in the picture is my right hand.

What?

it´s electronic music; fantasy, dreams and emotions condensed and then written to this world 0´s and 1´s with a laptop.

Where?

i do my thing at 2screenstudio in germany. but this could be anywhere in the world. the photo shows my backyard, as seen from my apartment.

When?

all day, everyday. every aspect of my life becomes music.

Why?

i´m a kind of a secretary, taking information from another place to this world, writing in music.

How?

1 laptop, 1 additional screen, 1 trackball, 1 usb>midi-controller, headphones. all brought to life with lots of love.

141 / 3dtorus: rain (on your charade)

‘Rain (On Your Charade)’ is an album with which I explored possibilities of ‘Post Techno’. It has clear elements of techno and dub and is definitely not an average dance music music album. Rather I tried to tell a story within, to take listeners on a journey and to bring them back home safe and entertained.

Although it was completely produced with software I find it to have a very analogue sound. Most important for me was to create a personal piece which includes my artistic vision of track and sound-design as well as my musical roots in techno and other music styles.

I wish you enjoy listening as I did enjoy producing.

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138 / V/A: Fuck Everything Up

Welcome, welcome to our underground house of horrors, where blob monsters reign supreme and electrically-charged foetuses* crawl from their jars. Where skeletons jangle their bones and- who are we kidding? Heck, it’s just another Fwonk* demo album. Disappointed yet? Don’t be, because this is the cream of the crop. The best artists, the finest tracks, the illest beats, and ambiences that put ASMR youtube videos to shame. So what are you waiting for? Download now!

*album does not actually come with foetus

Artwork, sequencing, and curation by Katarrhaktes.

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