ktfu – or kill the fucking urge if you’re not into the whole brevity thing – has been a long-standing contributor to Fwonk* compilations and a member of the community. This is his debut album, which brilliantly merges industrial music, synth pop cyber metal and more into a cohesive whole. Soundscapes fizzle and swoosh to robotic rhythms and unleashed guitars whilst above it all are first class (heavily processed) vocals and lyrics.
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
Once again the denizens of Megacity Fwonk rise up and make a mess of things while Judge Heskin is out bringing the law to the Cursed Earth.
…otherwise known as the boss was away on hols so we got together and made this while he was away.
01 Dr Nemmo – Go To Sleep
02 Puppet Show – 4 Things In A Box
03 Vasko the Pig – Circuit Variations
04 KTFU – Unfirm Ground (Proto)
05 Cuckoo Spit – All Alone (Demo)
06 Per – Dad Interrupted
07 Echosonic – Lake Effect
08 Noctuary – Orchestral
09 Bachelor Machines – Everybody Hesko (Everybody Let’s Go)
10 Iain M Spillane – Happy, Scrappy and Out Of Tune
11 Styli – Out Of Nowhere Pt2
12 Turtuga Blanku – Mellow
Celebrating 8 years to the day of our very first release, Netklang #1 brings together some of the very latest Fwonk* artists including Optms and Trium Circulorum with some of the more established artists like Vasko the Pig, Katarrhaktes and Heskin Radiophonic. This music is a loving mix of genres and styles. Go out, experiment with your ears and have some audible fun!
Presenting two previously unreleased tracks taken from the Sleepers/Apnoea sessions, in which a musical motif is torn in two directions. Phirnis intricately builds strata upon strata of introspective swathes of sound, while Katarrhaktes takes the listener to an uncomfortable landscape of pounding, industrial horror.
Musique-concrete party crashers hxw hxw round off their ‘narcissus…’ era with a full-length remix album. This LP compiles all previous b-sides alongside several new tracks, including ‘lullaby of the portcullis’, an 8 minute monster comprised only of samples of video game deaths.
Long time Fwonk* stalwarts JB and IS join forces with SD to bring us this outstanding industrial metal EP. Downtuned guitars are shredded, growling vocals are processed and Numanesque synths build an intense atmosphere of industrial decay and a cybernetic reality.
JB – vox, programming (all tracks), bass (track 1), guitar (track 4)
IS – guitar (all tracks)
SD – bass (tracks 2-4), bass noise (track 1), guitar (track 4)
In their second full-length split LP, Phirnis and Katarrhaktes collaborate to bring you the unsettling Apnoea; seven sleep-deprived tracks of industrial/ambience which slip between modes of melody, musique concrete, and extreme electronic dissonance.
Reviews: Ambient Exotica