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Electro Experimental Review

Datassette – Void Fill Product

Bandcamp: Out Now

16 tracks of pure dopeness from Datassette on this self-released LP via bandcamp.

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Electro Review

Various Artists – Carebot$

Bass Agenda – Release: 15th May 2020

Over 100 artists from the full spectrum of the electro scene have come together thanks to the work of Bass Agenda Records to create a fundraising compilation for the benefit of NHS Charities Together and Médecins Sans Frontières

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Ambient Radio

Flatland Frequencies 23/4/20

Tracklist:

1 Flatland Frequencies (Intro) – Luke Sanger
2 Fire – Sister Irene O’Connor (Fire Of God’s Love)
3 Ramesside Dream Manual – Lee Evans (Aphasic Forest)
4 Everyone – Jogging House (Chants)
5 Fragile II – Kryshe (Continuum)
6 Tadpoles – Polypores (Brainflowers)
7 pou morimoto – naoki (hibi)
8 Flight of the Raven – Emerald Web (Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales)
9 Dusk – Valotihkuu (By the River)
10 Serenade – Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang (Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes)
11 spiral – dan derks (phylum)
12 Knowledge Particle – Ali Wade (Microhumans)
13 Afternoon – Julianna Barwick (Circumstance Synthesis)
14 Latibule – Bedroom (A Thousand Harmonies in Silence)
15 Tape Loop 30-09-2019 – Valotihkuu (Patreon)
16 EAGLES PEAK, 1996 – Tony G (CYPHERPUNK LULLABIES)
17 spoiled water – dan derks (phylum)
18 Pyrenees dreams (Slight Return) – Sanger (Pyrenees Dreams)
19 Human – Loops (Soundcloud)
20 5G (The Other Frequency) – Polypores (Universe B)
21 Ziwzih Ziwzih 00-00-00 – Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Music)
22 Puss Caterpillar – Lee Evans (Aphasic Forest)
23 Night – Julianna Barwick (Circumstance Synthesis)
24 Overmind – Ali Wade (Microhumans)
25 Hangingstones – Craven Faults (Erratics & Unconformities)
26 Chance – Jogging House (Chants)
27 kino morimoto – naoki (hibi)
28 Reset Loop – Bedroom (A Thousand Harmonies in Silence)
29 Two Days in June – Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang (Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes)

Categories
Review Techno

JTC – Wells Orbit (Rojava Aragon)

Bopside – Release: 10th April 2020

The paradox of techno music is that it exists in some kind of timeless zone of existence where past, present and future merge into one. A music that was about exploring the future is now entering its fourth decade. Like all explorations of worlds-to-be they often reveal more about the times that they were composed in then a future yet to be.

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Feature

Returning to the Airwaves

Flatland Frequencies originated as a radio show in 2016. After some time away from the airwaves, we are returning next Thursday (23rd April) 10pm – midnight and every week thereafter. On Future Radio 107.8FM (Norwich area) and online via futureradio.co.uk.

Expect the finest in Ambient / Techno / Elektronische Musik.

All shows will be archived and tracklists posted here for posterity.

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Ambient Review

Lee Evans – Aphasic Forest

Human Pitch – Release: May 8th 2020

Lee Evans (not the comedian) provides a glimpse into the microcosmos via the means of modular synthesis, in this delicate collection of generative compositions on Human Pitch records.

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Culture

The Tyranny of the New

In art and everyday life are we dominated by an endless quest for the new? Composer Claire van Kampen, film director Sophie Fiennes, music journalist Ammar Kalia and musician Brian Eno discuss and explain their ideas in this 40 minute debate.

https://iai.tv/video/the-tyranny-of-the-new

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Minimal Wave Review

Antenna – Alejandro / Wuthering

Perhaps Kate Bush and Lady Gaga cover versions may be unexpected on the pages of Flatland Frequencies but our long time favourite Antenna has done an excellent job with these reimaginings. Trademark crunchy lo-fi 909 beats fuse with crystal cold digital chords making an irresistible package that sits somewhere on the intersection of coldwave, techno and house music. This self-released EP is available through Bandcamp as a pay what you feel download.

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Electro Feature House Techno

Fundraiser: Trussel Trust

Machine Mind Records and Flatland Frequencies are running a fundraiser for the Trussell Trust, a UK charity that provides foodbanks for those that need them. 100% of money received from sales of copies and downloads of the Jeran Portis album from last year, Sound and Vibrations, will be donated. In these turbulent times we need to stand together, so please give generously.

To order a copy visit Machine Mind Records. Shipping worldwide.

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Premiere Techno

PREMIERE: OverworX – You Better Know

Overworx – Release: 10th April 2020

Amidst the bleak lockdowns, the echoing mantras of “stay indoors” and other rituals that present themselves in our newly enforced climate, art and creativity take on new meaning and importance.

Cookie-cutter dance music and bandwagon-hopping DJs have been ruthlessly sucked out the airlock, floating in limbo and directionless. Luckily for us, it appears the realness is surviving, like mutated roots waiting to bust through the veneer and grow back harder and more twisted than before.

Utopian future or dystopian state. Whatever happens post-virus, you can be sure Ben Pest will be providing the gritty, fucked-up soundtrack.

Pre-order here