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Sunday, 12th of October, 2014

Playlist 12.10.14 (8:08 pm)

Big electronic show tonight! New or newish Future Sound Of London, Dalhous, Vessel, and newly-discovered Sydney artist Vessel!

LISTEN BACK to UFogtronica! Stream on demand at FBi Radio, podcast right here.

The Future Sound Of London – In Solitude We Are Least Alone [FSOL Digital]
The Future Sound Of London – Viewed from Below the Surface [FSOL Digital]
The Future Sound Of London – Cascade (Part 1) [Virgin]
The Future Sound Of London – amoeba [Virgin]
The Future Sound Of London – Her Face Forms In Summertime [Virgin]
The Future Sound Of London – Max [Virgin]
Dalhous – A Communion With These People [Blackest Ever Black]
Dalhous – Success is Her Sensuality [Blackest Ever Black]
Dalhous – Dalhous [Blackest Ever Black]
Dalhous – Sign of Hirta [Blackest Ever Black]
Dalhous – DSM-III [Blackest Ever Black]
Vessel – Red Sex [Tri-Angle]
Vessel – Silten [Tri-Angle]
Young Echo / Killing Sound feat. Lily Fannon – Nexus [Ramp Recordings]
Vessel – Kin to Coal (feat. Harry Wright) [Tri-Angle]
Vessel – DPM [Tri-Angle]
0edit – Sprawl [0edit Bandcamp]
0edit – Imbrium [0edit Bandcamp]
0edit – Carapace [0edit Bandcamp]

Listen again — ~109MB


Sunday, 5th of October, 2014

Playlist 05.10.14 (8:02 pm)

This week: RIP wonderful poet/vocalist/MC The Spaceape. Also a new EP from his collaborator The Bug, new indie/postrock from Australia, beautiful cello/vocal stuff from the UK and a special on the genius of My Brightest Diamond.

LISTEN BACK to to all this right now! Stream on demand at FBi Radio, podcast right here.

Kode9 & The Spaceape – The Devil Is A Liar [Hyperdub]
Burial & The Spaceape – Spaceape [Hyperdub]
The Bug – Fuckaz feat. The Spaceape [Ninja Tune]
King Midas Sound – Meltdown (Kode9 & The Spaceape rework) [Hyperdub]
Kode9 & The Spaceape – Autumn Has Come [Hyperdub]
The Bug – At War With Time feat. The Spaceape [Ninja Tune]
The Bug – Ascension [Ninja Tune]
The Bug – Black Wasp feat. Liz Harris of Grouper [Ninja Tune]
Cracked Actor – Impossible Astronaut [hellosQuare]
Cracked Actor – Impossible Astronaut (Interpretation by Sophie Hutchings) [hellosQuare]
afxjim – Song For Rejoicing [Feral Media]
afxjim – Love For Juan [Feral Media]
afxjim – The T in Tchina (Mr Maps remix) [Feral Media]
Melodie Nelson – Meditations on the Sun (AFXJIM's Remeditations on the Sun remix) [SoundCloud]
afxjim – Time To Turn Over The Rekurd [Feral Media]
afxjim – Joint Account [Feral Media]
Laura Moody – O Lacrimosa [Surbiton Lagoon]
Laura Moody – Turn Away [Surbiton Lagoon]
My Brightest Diamond – So Easy [Asthmatic Kitty]
My Brightest Diamond – Something of an End [Asthmatic Kitty]
My Brightest Diamond – Apples [Asthmatic Kitty]
My Brightest Diamond – Inside a Boy (Son Lux remix) [Asthmatic Kitty]
Colin Stetson – Fear of the unknown and the blazing sun (feat. Laurie Anderson and Shara Worden) [Constellation]
My Brightest Diamond – In The Beginning [Asthmatic Kitty]
s / s / s – If This Is Real (feat. Shara Worden) [Asthmatic Kitty]
My Brightest Diamond – Resonance [Asthmatic Kitty]

Listen again — ~106MB


Sunday, 28th of September, 2014

Playlist 28.09.14 (8:45 pm)

Tonight, we talk to Austin Buckett and delve into the back catalogue of Aphex Twin

LISTEN to one fascinating conversation and some fab AFX sounds among others… Stream on demand at FBi Radio, podcast right here.

Thom Yorke – Guess Again! [Self-released/Bittorrent]
Thom Yorke – There Is No Ice (For My Drink) / Pink Section [Self-released/Bittorrent]
Austin Buckett – Grain Loops 2, 13, 27 [Room40]
…interview with Austin Buckett
Austin Buckett – Sand Stems (Thomas William remix) [Room40]
Austin Buckett – Sand Stems (Delofi remix) [Room40]
Golden Blonde – Clarinet [Feral Media]
Spartak – Nightshift (Power Moves rework) [Feral Media]
Function & Vatican Shadow – Things Unknown [Hospital Productions]
Panoptique Electrical – Quiet [Panoptique Electrical Bandcamp]
Aphex Twin – Marchromt30a Edit 2b 96 [104.98] [Warp]
Aphex Twin – Xtal [R&S Records]
Saint Etienne – who do you think you are (quex-rd by Aphex Twin) (excerpt) [Heavenly]
Aphex Twin – blur (excerpt) [Warp]
Aphex Twin – Ventolin (The Coppice Mix) [Warp]
Aphex Twin – Acrid Avid Jam Shred [Warp]
AFX – Laughable Butane Bob [Warp]
Aphex Twin – Milk Man [Warp]
The Bad Plus – Flim [Columbia Records]

Listen again — ~110MB


Sunday, 21st of September, 2014

Playlist 21.09.14 (9:07 pm)

Hey you.

LISTEN BACK, LISTEN FORWARDS… the choice is yours. One thing's for sure, it's music. Stream on demand at FBi Radio, podcast right here.

Panoptique Electrical – Action [Panoptique Electrical Bandcamp]
Great Panoptique Winter – Put Hope In Future Days [Great Panoptique Winter Bandcamp]
Pretty Boy Crossover – x-3 fader [Surgery Records]
Other People's Children – Soon all this will be picturesque ruins [555 Records]
Great Panoptique Winter – Whiteout [Great Panoptique Winter Bandcamp]
Panoptique Electrical – Fury [Panoptique Electrical Bandcamp]
Sophia Loizou – Baptisia [Astro:Dynamics]
Sophia Loizou – Silica [Astro:Dynamics]
Fis – Speech Spirits [Loopy]
Fis – DMT Usher [Tri-Angle]
Fis – Speech Spirits (The Nagger by Oren Ambarchi) [Loopy]
Aphex Twin – s950tx16wasr10 [earth portal mix] [163.97] [Warp]
Aphex Twin – papat4 [pineal mix] [155] [Warp]
Aphex Twin – aisatsana [102] [Warp]
Memotone & Soosh – Aponi [Project Mooncircle]
Memotone & Soosh – The Roofwalker [Project Mooncircle]
Memotone – Many Things [A Future Without Press]
Paper Tiger – Silfra (Memotone remix) [Paper Tiger Bandcamp]
Memotone & Soosh – First Avenue [Project Mooncircle]
Alice & Michi – Fighers (Leah Kardos remix) [Bigo & Twigetti]

Listen again — ~108MB


Sunday, 14th of September, 2014

Playlist 14.09.14 (9:09 pm)

Evening! How's things? Been good? Good!

So LISTEN AGAIN because you won't get these sounds anywhere else… Download/podcast here, stream on demand there.

We have some excellent retro-electronic-experimentalism from Mark Barrage, then a couple of tracks from Unsound Festival's new compilation attached to this month's Wire Magazine, with an exclusive look at Atom™ & Robin Fox's glitchy techno collaboration (but without the visuals obvs) and Poland's Aleksandra Grunholz aka We Will Fail.
Then we head to the UK for some extraordinary post-rave minimalism(?) from Akkord. They worked separately & together on dubstep, techno & drum'n'bass as Synkro & Indigo, but when they paired up officially as Akkord something seems to have instantly clicked – nothing out of place, ascetic electronic tones & beats, almost disquietingly pure.

And yet more strings for you this week, starting with cellist Oliver Coates, first up with a cover of a techno track by Prah Recordings compatriot Bryce Hackford, followed by a stunning cover of minimalist indie stars Adult Jazz, with vocals by the singularly-named Chrysanthemum Bear.
Then we have some wonderful viola & electronics from the Netherlands courtesy of Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel, and more from Peter Broderick + Gabriel Saloman who also featured last week.

I don't always let my obsession with the weirder reaches of black metal, doom metal, grindcore et al bubble over into the show, but a lot of it fits with the drone/noise side of the 'Fog. Wreck and Reference apparently started off with some guitar in the mix as we hear in their earlier tracks tonight, but have devolved into basically just electronics and drums. And screaming. When their vocalist wants to, he can sound like perfect '80s New Romantic, but he's as likely to emit black metal howls. You can hear Slint and Shellac in the earlier releases, and it was kind of wonderful to discover that stuff along with the latest noise/metal/pop weirdness…

Penultimately, a couple of remixes from Hecq's Conversions set of unreleased reworkings, shifting from French breakcore producer Ruby My Dear to Norwegian acoustic doom/drone producer Svarte Greiner, the latter of which points to Hecq's work under his own name, Ben Lukas Boysen.

And we finish up with some rather pretty indie/electronic sounds from Canberra's Raus on the hellosQuare label.

Mark Barrage – He's My Dad [Endless Melt]
Mark Barrage – Dead Badger [Endless Melt]
Atom™ & Robin Fox – Double Vision (excerpt) [Unsound via Wire Mag]
We Will Fail – 061 [Unsound via Wire Mag]
We Will Fail – V.02 [Monotype]
Akkord – Gradient [Monkeytown]
Akkord – Folded Edge [Houndstooth]
Akkord – Continuum [Houndstooth]
Oliver Coates – Another Fantasy (cover of Bryce Hackford) [Prah Recordings]
Oliver Coates – Hum (feat. Chrysanthemum Bear) (cover of Adult Jazz) [Adult Jazz SoundCloud]
Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel – Nothing but Blue Sky [Tapu]
Peter Broderick + Gabriel Saloman – Lament For Philip Seymour Hoffman [Beacon Sound]
Wreck and Reference – Stranger, Fill This Hole In Me [The Flenser]
Wreck and Reference – Bankrupt [The Flenser]
Wreck and Reference – Evening Redness / Desire, Ether [Wreck and Reference Bandcamp/The Flenser]
Wreck and Reference – Spectrum [The Flenser]
Ruby My Dear – Hawa (Remix by Hecq) [Ad Noiseam]
Svarte Greiner – Final Sleep (Remix by Hecq) [Ad Noiseam]
Raus – House [hellosQuare]

Listen again — ~108MB



 
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