194 / Bachelor Machines – Breathe With The Machine


Bachelor Machines – one of the founding member of the Fwonk* roster – swaps his normal tracker based techno, for something altogether different. This is a 68 minute album of sheer ambient bliss, with beautifully constructed and layered pads, drone and effected acoustic passages. The album is comprised of 3 movements – two epic 30 minute ambient symphonies of sound, followed by an 8 minute coda. This is an exquisite album, one to wrap yourself in, lose yourself and watch time shift out of balance.

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137 / James Breeze: Post-Human

‘Post-Human’ – ”…a hypothetical future being whose basic capacities so radically exceed those of present humans as to be no longer unambiguously human by our current standards”.

…retrospectively, are we not already ‘Post-Human’?

Post-Human is the debut album by English artist, James Breeze; an experimental album of lush soundscapes and unsettling textures. The album is based on a loose concept of ‘The Forming of The Individual’ and the concept of transhumanism. It features personal and reflective themes captured by haunting ambient passages and intense, processed electronic programming.

Both retro and modern; contemplative yet scornful. Experience the world of the Post-Human.

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131 / James Breeze: What Is It You Would Have Me Do?

From the heart and mind of England based artist, James Breeze, is the lead single ‘What Is It You Would Have Me Do?’, taken from the upcoming d├ębut album ‘Post-Human’. The single features a vibrant framework of lush instrumentation, spacious synths, crushing Industrial rhythms and delicate dynamism. This is the sound of catharsis. This is James Breeze.

The single also features the pounding electronica B-side ‘Vitriolic’, with its ever changing tempo and intricate sequencers. An antagonistic melding of pomp and self-efficacy.

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123 / Katarrhaktes: EVERYTHING TASTES LIKE BLOOD

Teetering on the edge of dissonance, Katarrhaktes summons two disquieting tracks from beyond the pale. Woven from manipulated acoustic instruments, these bleak explorations into the medium stumble between percussive groove and unsettling tension.

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116 / Frenchie: This Is Me

To help stave off those January blues comes an album from Lancaster troubadour Frenchie, full of warmth, life and soul. There’s a crackle of vitality in these songs, and Frenchie’s amazing voice has the power and humanity to drive these songs.

All songs written by Frenchie, except tracks written by Frenchie and Julian Whittle. All songs performed by Frenchie & Matt. Additional lyrics on Smell A Rat and Guilty by Ash. Recorded and mixed by Matt. Produced by Matt & Frenchie.

“Thanks to everyone for your unconditional support through all of my musical endeavours! It’s take a long time to get this album released, so thanks for your patience and thanks for listening!! Enjoy :))” – Frenchie

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112 / Fifteen Days of Winter: V1-EP

After two decades of bursting (mainly their own) eardrums as an indie band named Paste, the guys from 15 Days decided on a name change, a genre change and a couple of instrument swaps. The acoustic ‘double a-side’ here is the results of those changes.

Chris Galpin – banjo, keys and vocals
Colin Robey – guitar
Mark Wallbridge – guitar
Matt Sales – bass
Stu Edwards – drums

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100.3 / Kid Feardive: Kid Feardive

The third part of our week of FWONK*100 celebrations presents a series of experimental audio manipulations of organic, acoustic improvisations. Kid Feardive – aka Cagey House – brilliant weaves his own acoustic recordings of pianos, banjos and more into a stunning sonic collage.

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