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Ambient Beats Experimental Premiere

PREMIERE: Grey Skies – Heavy Burden

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Grey Skies – Heavy Burden

Here we have an exclusive premiere of ‘Heavy Burden’, from Greek musician Elias Smilios. Taken from his upcoming release as Grey Skies – Year is an album that creates wonderfully bent landscapes of mysterious worlds. More to come from this producer and this special album, soon on the blog. In the meantime, let this piece soundtrack the Autumn as it rolls in.

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Ambient Feature Premiere

PREMIERE: Salvaticus Selvatico – Breath 9: Peaks

Golden Ratio Frequencies is a label you will have heard played on our monthly radio show. A label that operates in the meditative end of the audio spectrum. We’re lucky to share this exclusive premiere of a track from the excellent new LP by Salvaticus Selvatico. Sit back and let ‘Peaks’ occupy the space between your headphones.

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Salvaticus Selvatico – Breath 9 Peaks

Pre-order ‘The Science of Breathing’ from bandcamp here

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Ambient Feature Premiere

PREMIERE: Gemini Revolution – It Makes My Mind Unravel

8D Industries – Release: Aug 21st 2020

Excited to share this exclusive premiere of ‘It Makes My Mind Unravel’, from Gemini Revolutions new album Supernova Remnant. Out this week via 8D Industries.

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Gemini Revolution – It Makes My Mind Unravel
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Ambient Feature Premiere

PREMIERE: Wu Cloud – Sumur Tiga

The Slow Music Movement – Release: June 18th 2020

Check this exclusive premiere from Wu Cloud’s forthcoming release on The Slow Music Movement.

The album, entitled ‘Pulse Rimba’, is a tropical journey into the Sumatra wilderness. Created on-the-move whilst Wu traversed the various populated and unpopulated areas capturing sounds. Armed with an impressively compact studio, consisting of an iPad, Korg Monotron Delay, ElectroHarmonix loop pedal and a Zoom recorder.

Flatland Frequencies · [PREMIERE] Wu Cloud – Sumur Tiga
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Ambient Feature Premiere

PREMIERE: Southfacing – Out Of The Park

Frequency Domain – Release: 19th June 2020

Really happy to present this premiere of ‘Out Of The Park’ by Southfacing. Along with Ali Wade, Southfacing co-runs the Frequency Domain label out of London, UK. A label we have featured often on the radio/blog and a collective you can rely on for consistently well curated synth music.

Sit back and let these 11 minutes of drifting synthedelics occupy the space between your speakers (or headphones):

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Southfacing – Out Of The Park
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Ambient Experimental Premiere

PREMIERE: Lee Evans – Puss Caterpillar

Human Pitch – Release: 8th May 2020

Regular readers and listeners will have noticed we rather like this new record from Lee Evans. So we feel extra privileged to share an exclusive premiere of the opening track, from his new LP ‘Aphasic Forest’, released on Friday via Human Pitch!

Sit back and enjoy the immersive microscopic world he creates in ‘Puss Caterpillar’:

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Lee Evans – Puss Caterpillar
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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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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

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Ambient Feature

Working From Home – Corona Virus Pandemic Lockdown Selection

In these strange times of covid19 pandemic-related isolation and measures of enforced lockdown, we need sounds to keep us sane and self-motivated. Here is a Spotify playlist to help you get through a day working at home.

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Aesthetics Article Culture Politics

Music and Rebellion

Arnold Schoenberg – Six Little Piano Pieces

Can popular music be subversive? According to the critical theorist Theodore Adorno the answer is firmly, ‘no’. The reasons for this are related to the structure of contemporary society itself; “We live in a society of commodities—that is, a society in which production of goods is taking place, not primarily to satisfy human wants and needs, but for profit. Human needs are satisfied only incidentally, as it were. This basic condition of production affects the form of the product as well as the human interrelationships.” A Social Critique of Radio Music – Adorno