098 / V/A: California Walrus

Everyone knows that California is the best US state. That’s why the Sages of Fwonk, under the direction of Katarrhaktes, have banded together to produce 17 songs in a compilation which eulogises its greatness. Or it’s just a bunch of random demos we made for shits and giggles that have nothing to do with one another. But hey! You won’t find these tracks anywhere else. Probably.

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097 / Ohsaurus: Life Time

Back for a third installment is the latest epic EP from Ohsaurus. More relaxed, chilled, and infused with the glow and warmth of summer, this brings greater emphasis on Ohsaurus’ house and dub influences. Nevertheless it retains his traditional wit, huge beats, wonkiness and all round ability to put a dirty great smile on your face.

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096 / Puppet Show: The 2nd EP

Either by lax supervision or burst of assertive sway, the long delayed second EP from Irish electronic musician Puppet Show has finally emerged. In it he hopes is a collection of easy going, dance influenced digital music pieces. Lo-fi, plenty of dynamics and hopefully, just the right amount of quirk. Special thanks to Japanese Artist vo0v0ov for lending her wonderful talents for the cover art.

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095 / Heivard: Flows

This four track EP from Heivard – our first artist from China – features a nicely laid back, melodic, ethereal ambient feel to his electronica in which spooky, discordant pads zoom in and out of delicate melodies and chilled beats.

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094 / Katarrhaktes: Ascension

A regular contributor to Fwonk*, Katarrhaktes has brought us some stunning music in the past, hopping genres from harsh digital noise, through 8-bit to ambient. Here he brings all those influences together an adds a new element – epic hugeness. This EP is his most complete, accomplished and (dare I say it?) accessible to date.

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092 / Kopfklang: Zurück im Wunderland

Kopfklang returns for a second bite of the Fwonk cherry with an EP that presents a strong contrast to the dreamy im Filterwunderland. This retains the melancholy analogue synths but adds huge, distorted synths and crunching beats.

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091 / Vasko The Pig: Relativistic Distortions

Vasko The Pig returns to Fwonk* for a fifth solo album (not to mention other mixes and collaborations) with his most melodic and introspective collection of tunes yet. Although retaining his trademark ferocity and distortion, this is his most complete, mature body of work to date.

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090 / Yoeri: Deep Mono Breath

Kicking off 2012 as we mean to go on, Yoeri brings us Deep Mono Breath, a ten track album featuring soulful groove easy-listening instrumental hip-hop, served with a side garnish of the odd. Blissful pads pulse in and out whilst off-kilter wonky beats pin the whole thing down with a massive groove.

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