034 / Heskin Radiophonic: 雪月花時最憶君

The music comprises three drones, meant to be played loudly. The drones are largely made from guitar sounds run through a multitude of effects. The title and theme for the whole piece is from the Chinese Poet Bai Juyi.

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032 / Limb-Bow: Places

Limb-Bow, is an occassional moniker, of Ireland based Jerome McCormick. This EP was originally released as a 4 track in late 2004. The song “Grounded”, was remixed by Norwegian label Digicoustic, for their compilation “Digicoustic Sounds”. This exclusive Fwonk* release, contains a bonus track, which was recorded around the same era, in early 2005. All tracks were recorded on a 16 track hard disk recorder, because at the time, Jerome was still a little bit afraid of computers.

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031 / Fudgedubnofunk: Release Q307a

The concept: Take a dictaphone into work and record the chatter of people sitting around you and on the phone, chop the recordings up, chuck into a Reason melting pot along with drones, noises, beats, beeps, bleeps, synths and other splurges, give the resulting tunes suitably techie work related titles … and hey-presto you have the new album by Fudgedubnofunk!

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030 / Bachelor Machines: It Is Nice To Finally Meet You

In late 2004, songwriter Clint Hoagland stumbled upon the Bachelor Machines, forgotten, in a basement in a remote part of Lansing, Michigan. Mr Hoagland blew the dust off their screens, connected them back up, and they sprung back into life. The Bachelor Machines – Bachelor #1 and Bachelor #2 – requested audio and visual information input in the form of 12″ LPs, VHS tapes and DVDs, which their human assistant provides them. They take that raw input, process it using operations known only to themselves, and then they provide their assistant with audio messages.

Note from Mr Hoagland: Bachelor #2 asked me to get some horror DVDs for Bachelor #1, which I did. It’s interesting that they would choose dance music based on horror movies for their first big communication, don’t know what that’s about.

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028 / Gross Prophet: Gross Prophet EP

Gross Prophet’s third EP on Fwonk* is actually a reissue of his first – previously a CDR release. Welcome to all those who like things that go klang in the night – seven more tracks of full on, glitched out beats and melodies.

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