Taking inspiration from hundreds of years of classical music, a select cadre of Fwonk* alumni offer their interpretations and versions of the genre. Tackling Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky – as well as lesser-known composers like Thomas Tallis, Pietro Masagni and Josquin de Prez – are Fwonk* artists echosonic, katarrhaktes, Eivind Fivelsdal, Heskin Radiophonic, Per Byhring, Fudgedubnofunk and Dr Nemmo.
In March we set a Cauldron challenge to our roster of artists, and the public to commemorate the legacy of Kurt Cobain. In the 20 years since Cobain’s passing he has inspired generations of artists across many genres. This compilation features music that covers everything from industrial electronica, to algorave to ambient drones.
In setting the challenge, we stipulated this could have been anything from a Nirvana cover to a song inspired by his lyrics. The track should have been the length of a rock song (between 2 and 6 minutes) and had to include vocals. This tribute is the result of that experiment.
For more information on The Cauldron project, click here.
Two new songs from Fwonk*s regular shit-kickers, Stratosonics. First up is BuzzFeed Baby, an ode to the popular social website for morons, followed by a brand new version of Yeah Yeah Yeah, which first appeared on Sonic Boom Boogie back in 2011. Two slabs of in your face rock and roll, and the whole single lasts 159 seconds.
Katarrhaktes ends its series of EPs with ‘collapse’, a ten track remix album chronicling every release since 2010’s ‘MAELSTRÖM’. This LP features special remixes by Per Byhring, Heskin Radiophonic, Puppet Show, and Fudgedubnofunk from the Fwonk* netlabel alongside reworkings by Katarrhaktes and two tracks completely exclusive to this release.
To celebrate five years of Fwonk*, and forty years of Dark Side of the Moon, our regulars got together and reproduced Pink Floyd’s classic LP.
This LP faithfully follows the original structure, but each track is warped by a different artist or group of artists. This encompasses ambient electronica, chip-tune, shoegaze, metal and idm versions of the classic originals. We even threw in some extra bonus tracks inspired by DSotM for the sheer fun of it.
All songs written and originally performed by Pink Floyd. We are making no money from the release of this EP. We do this for the sheer love of the music. If you don’t own the original Pink Floyd album, we really suggest you get a copy now, as it’s magnificent.
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.