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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200.3 / Cardigan of Wasps – Carnivore

Cardigan of Wasps’ neurotic love affair with derangement comes to a close with the delirious industrial maelstrom that is Carnivore.

This EP features six creative remixes of the title track, passionately dissected before being thoroughly torn apart for your amusement by each member of the band.

Sakura Swarm: concept, composition, synth, bass, mix, artwork, additional nonsense
o terceiro invisível: dissonant perc
Dr. Decker: sludge, farmyard licks
April Anthrax: regurgitation

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198 / Viejos Hombres de Abejón – The Library of Noise

Six years since the Viejos Hombres first landed with a blizzard of distortion, they are back. This is a soundtrack for our current dystopia. It’s the rally of the drums in the revolution, it’s the rave of the apocalypse. In short, it sounds like the sky is being torn apart.

Mixing in the original album’s swirl of ambience and noise, this new EP throws in influences ranging from My Bloody Valentine through The Orb to Fuck Buttons. It is loud and brutal, yet hypnotic and mesmerising.

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196 / Heskin Radiophonic – Madrigals

Acoustic and folk instruments (or at least samples of them) weave and intertwine simple melodies and harmonies, delays build, and cavernous echoes rebound.

A departure for Heskin Radiophonic after two albums of techno music this year, this is a return to ambient music, but far more melodic than previous Fwonk* releases.

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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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192 / hxw hxw – the artist

In this six track EP, hxw hxw paints landscapes depicting the tortured spectrum of a broken mind, from aggression to indifference to loneliness to anxiety, entirely created using manipulated samples from anime.

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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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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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