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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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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

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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

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Ambient Premiere

PREMIERE: Polypores – Lune

Release: 18th March 2020

Polypores gives us an exclusive full track premiere from their upcoming ‘Piano Dismantled’ album.

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Experimental Interview

This is: Loula Yorke

This is Loula Yorke. The Suffolk-based sound artist gives us an insight into her influences and current practice. From raves to workshops, via leftist techno performed on synths built into tree trunks.

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Ambient Premiere

PREMIERE: Kutmah – New Appliance

All City give us an exclusive full track preview of ‘New Appliance’, the title track from their upcoming 10″ release by Kutmah.

“A diverse fusion of his classic beat styles and a signpost to a new departure using all his wave, noise & punk influences.”

You can read our review of the record here

New Appliance will be available as a limited 10″ vinyl and digital via All City Records on March 2nd 2020.