195 / Puppet Show – Bright Evening Haze

A fourth EP from Puppet Show following a spurt of sudden and successful music making. The EP contains 5 Lo-fi electronic music tracks blended with up-front EDM beats and looped robotic melodies.

A sincere thanks to the wonderful artist R9A for providing his amazing work as album art.

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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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190 / Various Artists – The Fwonk Mixtape #18: Last Minute Madness

Once again the denizens of Megacity Fwonk rise up and make a mess of things while Judge Heskin is out bringing the law to the Cursed Earth.

…otherwise known as the boss was away on hols so we got together and made this while he was away.

Track list:

01 Dr Nemmo – Go To Sleep
02 Puppet Show – 4 Things In A Box
03 Vasko the Pig – Circuit Variations
04 KTFU – Unfirm Ground (Proto)
05 Cuckoo Spit – All Alone (Demo)
06 Per – Dad Interrupted
07 Echosonic – Lake Effect
08 Noctuary – Orchestral
09 Bachelor Machines – Everybody Hesko (Everybody Let’s Go)
10 Iain M Spillane – Happy, Scrappy and Out Of Tune
11 Styli – Out Of Nowhere Pt2
12 Turtuga Blanku – Mellow

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187 / Various Artists – Netklang #1

Celebrating 8 years to the day of our very first release, Netklang #1 brings together some of the very latest Fwonk* artists including Optms and Trium Circulorum with some of the more established artists like Vasko the Pig, Katarrhaktes and Heskin Radiophonic. This music is a loving mix of genres and styles. Go out, experiment with your ears and have some audible fun!

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171 / V/A: Game of Tones

Welcome to Fwonk*! To celebrate Netlabel Day we bring you the cream of the crop – a sampler of the very best Fwonkage from the last 12 months, and a couple of yet-to-be-released treats. This album gives you a taste of our output – with everything from left-field dance to industrial strength noise.

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151 / Lie Craze: We won’t ever be saved here

Here it is, the second album of Berlin based electro pop artist Lie Craze, five years after the release of her positively reviewed debut album “Never Played With The Cool Kids” in 2009.

Lie Craze’s music has often been described as both catchy and honest, musically and lyrically. “Lyrics are very important to me. When I hear a catchy pop tune but the lyrics are just that same outworn sentence about love or la la la all the time I get really upset over the waste of a good idea.”

On this album Lie Craze kept the attitude of being a punk rock singer in her teenage years, the songs are hardly longer than 3:30 minutes and she couldn’t care less about any (genre) standards or formalities. But at the same time she kept an eye for details and melodies. “Maybe these 9 years of violin lessons I got as a little kid weren’t completely worthless.”

If you want to describe the sound of the album you need to look closer than just skipping into the first tracks. Starting with the hymn-like opener “Care For Yourself”, over more club and dance orientated songs like “Wise Girls” and “Dictionaries” to pensive songs as “Home Without Her” or the kinda-rap song “Love From The East”.
“I didn’t want to have the same sound in every song. I love the Berlin techno scene and of course it influenced my work. But growing up as a small town emo kid who spent most of its life heartbroken and in a constant state of rebellion, words and diversity still mean a lot to me. It’s good to stay open-minded and try something new without the need of tagging a label on it instantly. My music is not too experimental as I still aim to do pop music, but I think it stands out. What basically sums up my life: too weird for the normal and too normal for the weird people.”

Most songs on “We won’t ever be saved here” were formed with bumbovsky, who already did two remixes on her first release. Mixing and mastering has been done by Almark. “This album would not exist without the help of these two highly skilled and talented people. My debut album was almost entirely made as a one-(wo)man-production, but this one got a lot of help from my talented friends and I think it enriches it a lot.”

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146 / Yan: Super Pig

Yan arrives at the Fwonk table with a pair of huge big dance tracks: Super Pig is a noisey hard trance track with humongous long build ups and a duck‘n‘pump drop.

DJ GO COME ON! is a tech-infused hard hitter, absolutely riddled with ‘DJ’ samples from your favourite plastic Yahama Keyboards WOO! COME ON

The amazing cover art is provided by Robin Keizer

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145 / Lie Craze: GAS/GAD (feat. bumbovsky)

Berlin based electropop artist Lie Craze released her debut album ‘Never Played With The Cool Kids’ in 2009 and her last single and video ‘Oh Dare You’ almost exactly three years ago. This summer her second album is going to be put out eventually with the first single ‘GAS/GAD’ released on Fwonk*.

“GAS/GAD is a bit different from the songs I did on the first album. I usually use a lot of acoustic instruments and a melodic, unaffected vocal line. GAS/GAD is purely electronic with fragmented vocals, a fast-driven sound and a weird attitude. Maybe all my stuff is weird, but this one is extra-weird”

download: bandcamp | archive.org | vimeo | youtube | vimeo remix | youtube remix

126 / WhiteGold: Dance With Me

WhiteGold specialises in house, electronic and future garage genres. Katie (WhiteGold), comes from Manchester. Her recent music is getting more and more popular by the day, so she is definitely one to look out for in 2014. This track was dedicated to a very dear friend. It has been remixed by Katarrhaktes.

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102 / Fudgedubnofunk: This Is MADNESS

To help celebrate Fwonk*s fifth anniversary, we thought we’d treat you all with a delicious outpouring of electronic delight from our regular tame synth-wrangler Fudgedubnofunk. The tracks gurgle, bleep and writhe, the beats pound.

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