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Acid Electro House Review

Dexorcist – Body Clock EP

Only having just dropped the frankly ridiculous double LP, Super Rhythm Trax are back with one of our favourite producers and DJs.

Si Brown aka Dexorcist, has been tearing up the dancefloors for many years. From alleged involvement in Fear Teachers Sound System, to Bomb Dogs live PA, to playing synths in festival favourites Dead Silence Syndicate, his music has always leant to the darker side to the electronic sphere.

No surprise then, with his latest 4 trax on SRT covering some deep and dark acid house and electro.

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Ambient Experimental Industrial Minimal Wave Radio Synth

Sseagulls – Mutant Radio 13/3/21

Mutant Radio · Sseagulls [Flatland Frequencies] [13.03.2021]
Zoe De Souza Clearwater
Nick IngmanLazy River 1
Tim BurnessTouch Together
Duncan MacKay Gin Sing
Cath BaxterCanon in D
Wolfgang KaferSpellbound
Orchestra ArcanaLife Class
Jimi BazookaCountryman Pt 2
Anaalivaihe0.11.2012 (Gatto Fritto Edit)
Dane CloseJohnny Hatez Jizz
Soft RocksThe Crazy Frog
Tarjei NygardSuratkorps (Target’s Handarbeidsversjon)
Klaus KrugerMetallic
John Cooper Clarke(I Married A) Monster From Outer Space
Man from UranusAeroplane to Australia
The MetronomesSex I
Tombo no YuMineral
Ash Black BuffloGo ‘way Old Ghosts
Lewis HunterBye Then
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Ambient Electro Experimental Radio Synth

Luke Sanger – Mutant Radio 13/3/21

Mutant Radio · Luke Sanger [Flatland Frequencies] [13.03.2021]
Gareth E Rees & PolyporesEverything is Interesting
Lewis HunterBuilds Ago Ekei
ApologistNo Closer Than The Moon
Passepartout DuoEpigram III
Me Lost MeNightingale (accapella)
Dead LegA Series of Embrasures
Andrew TuttleAscending Spring Clean
Passepartout DuoEpigram V
Lewis Hunter Bye Then
ApotekAwake
LampeoDying Energy
ApologistSignals
Controlled WeirdnessDrifting Through The Streets
Gareth E Rees & PolyporesDream Motion Trip
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Ambient Experimental Review

Polypores & Gareth E. Rees – Deep Motion Trips

Miracle Pond (Subconscious Suggestions) – 3/3/21

The second release in the new Subconscious Series from Miracle Pond, a sister label, focusing on more long-form, deep listening concepts.

Stepping up this time round, prolific electronics wizard Polypores has “mind-melded with best selling author Gareth E. Rees to create Deep Motion Trips“.  

The result of this collab is a mad concoction could be best described as 1980s new age meditation meets kitchen sink realism, which kept me hooked throughout the two 10 minute pieces.

Expect full previews of these on the next Flatland Frequencies Mutant Radio show, on the 13th March.

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Ambient Beats Dub Review

Apologist – Air Foundry

Frequency Domain – March 2021

Eight tracks of lush electronics from Apologist. Moving from dub techno openings with ‘Architects Dub’, into expansive ambient soundscapes with ‘No Closer Than The Moon’ and an upbeat sunrise chugger in ‘Landfall’.

Although a wide range of styles are covered here, the sounds are not disparate and hold together nicely as an album. Individual tracks hold up from a DJ perspective too, so should be something in here for everyone. TIP!

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Art Culture Review Synth

Passepartout Duo – Epigrams

AIR Niederösterreich and the Ernst Krenek Institut.  Release: 26th Feb

After Benge’s quite fantastic Loop Series One reviewed last November, we didn’t expect to get sent any more music made on an original Buchla 100 system, simply because there is only a handful of them left in the world. How wrong we were!

The particular system used in this new release, sent in by Nicoletta Favari & Christopher Salvito, aka Passepartout Duo, was built by Don in 1967 for composer Ernst Krenek, who used the synth alongside piano.

Flash forward to 2021 and the (still operational) system resides in Krems an der Donau, a small town near Vienna. Lucky for local musicians Passepartout Duo (and by proxy, all of us), who have used the 100 system alongside piano in five considered pieces, inspired by the original works of Krenek, to great effect.

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Acid Review

Yuri Suzuki – Thanet House EP

Accidental Jnr – Release: 26th March 2021

With 21 years in the biz, Accidental celebrates with the ‘Thanet House EP’, from London-based Yuri Suzuki. Well known in the design and music worlds, here Suzuki brings us a no frills and quite frankly, faultless, 3-track acid release. The kind of house we enjoy here in the Flatlands. Yes, it treads the tried and tested pathway, laid out by Mr. Fingers, Armando et al. But it’s a formula that simply works and directly equates to physical forms wigging out on a dancefloor.

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Experimental Minimal Review Synth

Lampeo – The Electric Music Box ‘Year One’

An intriguing audio diary of sketches, taken on the Buchla Music Easel and recorded over a year. Lampeo really highlights the character and range of the instrument here, deftly using looping and spacial effects to layer the sounds, which range from the percussive to the melodic.

1974 Buchla ‘Electric Music Box’ (aka Music Easel)

The instrument itself has a unique tone, due to the additive nature of the primary oscillator and an analogue signal path that differs significantly from traditional subtractive synthesisers. There’s so much info out there already on the Easel, that I wont bore you with the same old stories. However, it’s worth noting that a large proportion of the online demonstrations using the Easel really do not represent the capabilities of the instrument, which takes time and dedication to master. Something Lampeo is highlighting in this release and firmly stamping their compositional mark.

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Electro Review Synth

Center of the Universe – Interabangerz

Skweee survivor Center of the Universe comes correct, with a new EP of social media-themed boogie trax. What ever they are putting in the water up in Norway, we could do with some! File under funk.

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Ambient Radio

Flatland Frequencies 23/1/21

Mutant Radio · ‘Flatland Frequencies’ w. Luke Sanger [23.01.2021]

Tracklist:

BengeDroneform
Ryan J RaffaSF Dreams
Marcus FischerMonocoastal (pt1)
BengeNoteform
Bass ClefMaze 1
HainbachSchwebungssummer
Stars of the LidThe Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier)
Yumi IwakiMidAir
Lee EvansHolotropic Breathwork
HainbackOut Of Darker Days