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New Label: Eastern Ears

Twinkle3 – I Rode A Tiger But Dared Not Dismount (2/4/21)

Great to see local sound experimentalists and noise enthusiasts, Eastern Ear (formally NNSAC), have started releasing recordings of music performed at their events.

Their first release by Twinkle3, consisting of Clive Bell (shakuhachi and other woodwind), David Ross (drosscillator and percussion) and Richard Scott (electronics and analogue synthesiser), was a very memorable gig. So it’s great to hear the sounds again, in clean digital form (especially that wonderfully blooping and burbling EMS Synthi).

A mesmerising blend of futuristic alien rhythms, electro-acoustic interludes and 1950’s synthesis.

Twinkle3

Eastern Ear are based in Norwich and organise regular workshops, performances/events, along with the excellent Yarmonics sonic arts festival in Great Yarmouth.

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Ambient Article Experimental House Synth Techno

Bandcamp Friday Roundup

In case you’ve been living under a virtual rock, ‘Bandcamp Friday’ is where the website waives their commision fees for a day each month.

On one hand, this results in every artist with an instagram account shouting further into the void. But on the other, labels and artists are now planning their release schedule around this day, to capitalise on releasing and pre-releasing new music. So it is certainly worth a dig!

Here’s our top picks from yesterdays busy, yet fruitful Bandcamp Friday (2nd April 2021).

Polypores – Shpongos

Black Girl / White Girl – Hyper Reality

Benge – Syndrones and Syntones

Apologist – Air Foundry

Ben Pest – On The Three

Dexorcist – Body Clock EP

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Ambient Feature Interview

This is: Grey Skies

Last week we featured a premiere of Grey Skies – ‘Heavy Burden‘ from his new release, Year. To follow up, Elias has kindly provided some insight on his influences, composition and production techniques.

” After being a member of indie/post punk bands for more than a decade, and being a huge fan of ambient and experimental music I wanted to create a record that is totally different from what people who know my previous creations would expect.

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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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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.