Either by lax supervision or burst of assertive sway, the long delayed second EP from Irish electronic musician Puppet Show has finally emerged. In it he hopes is a collection of easy going, dance influenced digital music pieces. Lo-fi, plenty of dynamics and hopefully, just the right amount of quirk. Special thanks to Japanese Artist vo0v0ov for lending her wonderful talents for the cover art.
A regular contributor to Fwonk*, Katarrhaktes has brought us some stunning music in the past, hopping genres from harsh digital noise, through 8-bit to ambient. Here he brings all those influences together an adds a new element – epic hugeness. This EP is his most complete, accomplished and (dare I say it?) accessible to date.
Vasko’s fourth release on Fwonk* sees a him take another step towards realising the perfect marriage of noise and melody. Having spent the last two years further honing his wall-of-sound production we are presented with the most well rounded release from him yet. Never easily pigeonholed, this rather schizophrenic release might fall under such banners as Industrial Breackcore, Bitcrush Torture, Ambience, Indie and perhaps Dot-Matrix Choral. The best bet is to download it and make up your own mind!
Guitars on ‘Grinder’ by Chris Galpin. Images by ~iram.deviantart.com
Collected here are the first birth pangs of the collaboration between Dean Garcia (Curve, SPC ECO, KGC) and Mark Wallbridge (Vasko the Pig, Viejos Hombre de Abejon). You Have Reached Your Destination delivers huge beats and liquid dub bass mingled together with haunting ambient riffs and massively drugged out swathes of distortion and glitchery. These tracks should be experienced with no distractions, ideally while you’re on elephant tranquilizers and in a floatation tank.
A second release for 2nd Mouse following the hugely popular Full Of Earth And Stars, so expect hugely entertaining beeps, bleeps, beats, squelches and sqwonks. Is sqwonks a word? It is now. 2nd Mouse’s mastery of synthery sees him bringing pretty much every VST Synthesizer to the table in a fantastic blow out of danceable tune-ageddon.
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!
Gritty, glitched loops, synths and pads combine with soaring melodic lines, with programming, live play and guitars by Sickmoth. Vocals on ‘Fwibes’ by Tom Petter Hansen. Mastered by John Sutherland. ‘This Might Hurt’ previously released on the Framework compilation by A-Frame Media.