Fwonk* regular – stalwart even! – Fudgedubnofunk helps celebrate our centenary by giving us not one, but two huge mixtapes of music released under Creative Commons licenses, much of it from the Fwonk* archives, including Inkraktare, Per, Heskin Radiophonic and Fudgedubnofunk himself.
The third part of our week of FWONK*100 celebrations presents a series of experimental audio manipulations of organic, acoustic improvisations. Kid Feardive – aka Cagey House – brilliant weaves his own acoustic recordings of pianos, banjos and more into a stunning sonic collage.
Welcome to FWONK*100 – our hundredth release on the good ship Fwonk*! As we settle down, to read our congratulatory letter from HRH The Queen, we give – as the first salvo in a five-album salute – this massive compilation to you.
Featuring Fwonk* regulars and old-timers such as Heskin Radiophonic, Styli, Vasko The Pig, Katarrhaktes, Fudgedubnofunk, Organic Shift Man and Nemmo this also features – at long last! – the first Fwonk* recording from Norwegian progmeister and father-to-us-all Eivind Fivelsdal.
Fwonk* would especially like to thank Katarrhaktes for the going and building that amazing sculpture and making the artwork just for lil’ ol’ us.
Cirix’ second EP on Bubblectro and Fwonk*, a playful and masterful lesson in glitch with electro sensibilities. For more from Cirix and his fellow creative geniuses, head to www.fwonk.com
credits: produced and performed by R. Nash (2012). Mastered by John Sutherland at Distorted Science. Cover by metaFORMA
Stemfour’s musical journey into all things UFO is a spacey, considered masterpiece.
credits: written and produced by R. Duncan (2012). Mastered by John Sutherland at Distorted Science. Cover by metaFORMA
The debut EP from this experimental three-piece combines the lush vibes of synths and cool tones with rock influences. The Sequence comes across like electro folk – turn the lights off and the music up.
credits: written and produced by N. Shaffer, C. Ritchie and F. Montignani (2010). Mastered by John Sutherland at Distorted Science. Artwork by Derek Pearson
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A superb lesson in dirty jazz from Tom Smurthwaite, the genius mind behind these two tracks. Crisp and crunchy, bouncy and bleepy electro.
credits: written and produced by T. Smurthwaite. Mastered by John Sutherland at Distorted Science
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i have a box‘s debut release on Bubblectro – an eclectic and often electric collection of four songs that fuse genres to great effect.
credits: all composition, performance, production and mixing by C Ritchie (2010). Mastering by John Sutherland at Distorted Science. Artwork by Derek Pearson
Back for a third installment is the latest epic EP from Ohsaurus. More relaxed, chilled, and infused with the glow and warmth of summer, this brings greater emphasis on Ohsaurus’ house and dub influences. Nevertheless it retains his traditional wit, huge beats, wonkiness and all round ability to put a dirty great smile on your face.