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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192 / hxw hxw – the artist

In this six track EP, hxw hxw paints landscapes depicting the tortured spectrum of a broken mind, from aggression to indifference to loneliness to anxiety, entirely created using manipulated samples from anime.

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189 / Andrulian – The Girl With The Long Flowing Hair

Andrulian has created something special with The Girl With The Long Flowing Hair. All sound elements were initially forged using the Virtual ANS software synthesiser that analyses images into microtonal sound. All sounds were derived from the one image, by Laura Woermke. This was then tweaked, manipulated and arranged using the Hollyhock II DAW, using granulation, looping, generative rhythms.

The end result is an album that defies categorisation – it is a hugely daring piece of deconstructed sonic art, that incorporates drones, ambient textures and glitches.

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All music written, performed, arranged and produced by Andrulian | SoundCloud | Twitter
Derived from artwork by Laura Woermke | Facebook | Twitter

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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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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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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170 / Cardigan of Wasps – Goreshit Roadkill

Insane, damaged, schizophrenic. Cardigan of Wasps takes a turn for even darker waters in the filthy noise-industrial mechanical monstrosity Goreshit Roadkill. The five unconventional remixes on this EP hack the original song to pieces, reassembling its remaining flesh and bones into beautiful depictions of ugliness.

Sakura Swarm: concept, composition, synth, bass, mix, artwork, additional percussion
o terceiro invisível: percussion, additional ambience
Dr. Decker: plugs & pedals, arpy stringed instruments, chuggy bits
April Anthrax: saliva
Studio Ersatz: ear-splitting noise

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