In between collaborative projects, Phirnis gives us his first solo release in two years, the playful 2 Remixes by Phirnis. While many of his previous offerings were all about noise as ambient drone, this one is about noise as a process.
Corbin Roof (the artist formerly known as Roofy) arrives on Fwonk* with an album of minimalist, ambient drones. Intended to be used as a sleep aid.
When played in its entirety at low volume across cell phone speakers it can be used to help the listener to reach a relaxed state resulting in much needed sleep.
Dominic Razlaff returns with his boldest composition yet, an unbroken 39 minute long piece of outstanding, detailed ambient soundscapes. Allow the sounds to embrace you and overwhelm you, submerge yourself in its depths and you will emerge sonically reborn.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Dominic Razlaff returns with a second EP of entrancing, reflective ambient drones and melodies. The stillness and quiet within each piece forces the listener into actual listening intently to the music, drawing you into a world of ethereal atmospheres.
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