185 / Optms – Cherry

How do you like your instrumental hip-hop? Woozy, wonky and off-kilter? Phatter than your momma? Then you’re going to love Cherry by Optms. Optms lands at Fwonk* with one almighty thump, and is accompanied by a trio of remixes from our elite producers.

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184 / Corbin Roof – Midnight Land

Corbin Roof (the artist formerly known as Roofy) arrives on Fwonk* with an album of minimalist, ambient drones. Intended to be used as a sleep aid.

Listening Advice:
When played in its entirety at low volume across cell phone speakers it can be used to help the listener to reach a relaxed state resulting in much needed sleep.

download: bandcamp | archive.org | Soundcloud

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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179 / Dollhead – Dollhead

Focused experiments in distortion, noise, mangled sampling and stripped down EDM fundamentals.

Dollhead brings its first full release to Fwonk* mastered and ripped from a specially commissioned limited run of vinyl.

“I became fixated on finding out wither the ‘vinyl sound’ I was hearing was mostly in my head, or if these 12″ EDM singles in record stores owe more of their sound character then you would first assume to their medium (6~7 minutes of audio stretched across an entire 12″ record). Hearing the results, for me, confirmed that vinyl does make a feasable difference”

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178 / 3dtorus – Manifold

In under two years the amazingingly prolific and talented 3dtorus has released 4 EPs and now 4 LPs here on Fwonk*, in addition to another 50 releases, and other side projects. Fwonk* was delighted to release the first 3dtorus EP, and now we are delighted to bring you this, the last ever 3dtorus release.

This is one solid hour of exceptional bass and beats, also featuring the talents of Jill Beaulieu of Meter Bridge on vocals and Project 2021 on guitar.

3dtorus writes: “I´m sure you´ll love this album. I want to thank you for believing in me for not less than 50 albums – for travelling this road of development all the way forward.”

“Thank you for downloading, streaming and buying my music. Thank you for giving me the confidence and self-esteem to carry on. Thank you for eventually accompanying me on my new paths.”

3dtorus will live on as Trium Circulorum and Kanal Drei.

download: bandcamp | archive.org | Soundcloud

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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176 / we are not broken – ep01

Long time Fwonk* stalwarts JB and IS join forces with SD to bring us this outstanding industrial metal EP. Downtuned guitars are shredded, growling vocals are processed and Numanesque synths build an intense atmosphere of industrial decay and a cybernetic reality.

JB – vox, programming (all tracks), bass (track 1), guitar (track 4)
IS – guitar (all tracks)
SD – bass (tracks 2-4), bass noise (track 1), guitar (track 4)

Download: Bandcamp | Internet Archive