040 / Per: Ettertid

This is the long-awaited debut album of original compositions from Fwonk*s resident Norwegian electronica troubadour and polymath Per Byhring (Per). Ettertid features nine original tracks as well as Per’s remix of Scottish hip-hop producer Mark Scanlan aka Kobra Audio Labs’ psychedelic pop-single ‘She Binds Books’.

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038 / Bachelor Machines: The Zeroes

The Bachelor Machines get together and produce the first in an irregular series of live sets and mixes. It is intended to provide the unfamiliar listener with an audio introduction to the world of the Bachelor Machines. If you would like to listen to more, go to Fwonk* and then to Bandcamp. These links to further releases which may be downloaded for free. In addition the album A House Is A Machine For Living is now available to buy.

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030 / Bachelor Machines: It Is Nice To Finally Meet You

In late 2004, songwriter Clint Hoagland stumbled upon the Bachelor Machines, forgotten, in a basement in a remote part of Lansing, Michigan. Mr Hoagland blew the dust off their screens, connected them back up, and they sprung back into life. The Bachelor Machines – Bachelor #1 and Bachelor #2 – requested audio and visual information input in the form of 12″ LPs, VHS tapes and DVDs, which their human assistant provides them. They take that raw input, process it using operations known only to themselves, and then they provide their assistant with audio messages.

Note from Mr Hoagland: Bachelor #2 asked me to get some horror DVDs for Bachelor #1, which I did. It’s interesting that they would choose dance music based on horror movies for their first big communication, don’t know what that’s about.

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