200.6 / Various Artists – 2008-2017

So here is the final release from Fwonk* – an enormous 30 track EP spanning the history of the netlabel, from the beginning to the end.

It is not just a retrospective, we point to the future with some brand new tracks from regular artists that are exclusive to this compilation.

This is dedicated to our friend and colleague Robert Quigley, who was taken from us too soon.

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200.4 / Various Artists – The Spirit of ’77

40 years since the UK summer of punk, we invited our Fwonk* artists to stick a drawing pin through their nose. This album is all about the spirit of punk, rather than the genre. This is rough and ready, short and sharp, quick and nasty. These tracks are forged in the energy of the moment.

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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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150 / V/A: FWONK*150

Every milestone is just as important as the last, no mountain is too high to climb. For this, our 150th release on the label, we present to you a new compilation featuring 12 exclusive new songs and mixes from our artists, including 3dtorus, Antti Tammimaa, echosonic, Heskin Radiophonic, hxw hxw, Katarrhaktes, Quiggers, and we are not broken. Here’s to 150 more to come! Cheers!

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138 / V/A: Fuck Everything Up

Welcome, welcome to our underground house of horrors, where blob monsters reign supreme and electrically-charged foetuses* crawl from their jars. Where skeletons jangle their bones and- who are we kidding? Heck, it’s just another Fwonk* demo album. Disappointed yet? Don’t be, because this is the cream of the crop. The best artists, the finest tracks, the illest beats, and ambiences that put ASMR youtube videos to shame. So what are you waiting for? Download now!

*album does not actually come with foetus

Artwork, sequencing, and curation by Katarrhaktes.

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133 / V/A: Fwonk* Classics

Taking inspiration from hundreds of years of classical music, a select cadre of Fwonk* alumni offer their interpretations and versions of the genre. Tackling Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky – as well as lesser-known composers like Thomas Tallis, Pietro Masagni and Josquin de Prez – are Fwonk* artists echosonic, katarrhaktes, Eivind Fivelsdal, Heskin Radiophonic, Per Byhring, Fudgedubnofunk and Dr Nemmo.

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129 / V/A: A Tribute to Kurt Cobain

In March we set a Cauldron challenge to our roster of artists, and the public to commemorate the legacy of Kurt Cobain. In the 20 years since Cobain’s passing he has inspired generations of artists across many genres. This compilation features music that covers everything from industrial electronica, to algorave to ambient drones.

In setting the challenge, we stipulated this could have been anything from a Nirvana cover to a song inspired by his lyrics. The track should have been the length of a rock song (between 2 and 6 minutes) and had to include vocals. This tribute is the result of that experiment.

For more information on The Cauldron project, click here.

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