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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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.

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165 / 3dtorus – Initiation EP

3dtorus says “The Initiation EP came together by reflecting on my initiation on techno, in 1996 in Berlin. I remember, back then this was something completely new, like an Underground Resistance album (“Galaxy 2 Galaxy – A Hi-Tech Jazz Compilation” – highly recommended!) says in the title: “Hi-tech Jazz”. That is the impression it had on me, like an industrial soul sound, machines singing, funky, dirty and futuristic.”

“From 1997 – 2001 I was completely absorbed into the nightlife, then my approach changed back again to producing for myself.”

“Anyway, this EP mirrors how I felt in my first night, which lasted for what felt like 20 hours.”

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156 / 3dtorus – Consumism

3dtorus writes: “Consumism marks my first release in 2015, I wrote it during two weeks with a heavy flu by the end of November 2014, in a strange state of mind, in a land somewhere between Codeine, Aspirin Complex, dream and wake, weak and weird.

“I think it reflects my listening habits in the second half of 2014, which were mainly instrumental hip-hop, trap, dubstep and dub – slow and heavy electronic beats, twisted synths, bass and more bass.

“The title came to my mind when I spun my usual thoughts about money and products as modern day religious artefacts and the effects of this approach on our daily lives in the western civilization. So, this album is for the transcendental entertainment which music provides, not political at all in itself but on the packaging. Enjoy!”

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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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147 / 3dtorus: Living Room Ambience

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3dtorus submerges his techno beats in the deepest fathoms, and Living Room Ambience is high quality minimal Berlin electronica relocated to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the deepest of houses.

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141 / 3dtorus: rain (on your charade)

‘Rain (On Your Charade)’ is an album with which I explored possibilities of ‘Post Techno’. It has clear elements of techno and dub and is definitely not an average dance music music album. Rather I tried to tell a story within, to take listeners on a journey and to bring them back home safe and entertained.

Although it was completely produced with software I find it to have a very analogue sound. Most important for me was to create a personal piece which includes my artistic vision of track and sound-design as well as my musical roots in techno and other music styles.

I wish you enjoy listening as I did enjoy producing.

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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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134 / 3dtorus: mind insert

‘Mind Insert’ was chosen as the single for the simple reason that I found it to be the catchiest track of all 11 I produced to be released as the album ‘Rain (On Your Charade)’. To me it is as well a good example for why I think the whole album to be Post Techno. It definitely is techno if you look/listen at each element solitary – but together they do not appear as Techno. Yes, I have quite a strict idea what Techno is and what it sounds like, which is mainly because I experienced it during the 90s when it still was just raw and rough loopbanging all night long. Of course this still exists, but also nowadays all possible kinds of electronic music come under this label, which I took as a reason to show my love and respect for the origins by tagging this Post Techno. I´m very grateful for the epic remix by Heskin Radiophonic. It shows the track in a completely different context/light which also works fine!

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130 / 3dtorus: Impact Winter EP

3dtorus writes: The ‘impact winter ep’ was fully produced before the ‘one source ep’ was even released. It mirrors a whole lot of emotions from happiest excitement to heavy anxiety and the last attack of winters depression.

I threw off tons of pressure by producing it – pressure of a half-year-lasting search for a musical home. I had sent the ‘one source ep’ to 38 different labels…maybe you get the point of ‘pressure’.

I had visualized my music to be released by someone and I reached this landmark!

A big loving shout to everybody supporting…before and after!

Enjoy my second release – the ‘impact winter ep’!

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