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.
ADVANCE WARNING: Miracle Pond are dropping two new cassettes on 4th December:
- Plastic Moonrise (aka Catherine Norris) – ‘Party of Dreamers‘
- Time Attendant and Dolly Dolly (aka Paul Snowdon and David Yates) – ‘Subtle Bodies’
As with all their releases, these things sell fast, so stay frosty and don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Mark Burford aka Field Lines Cartographers music has featured on our radio shows many times in the past. Formic Kingdom being his latest cassette outing, this time via Woodford Halse, complete with some rather excellent die-cut, multilayered artwork on the sleeve.
Delicate tones exist in the dense layers and warbling hiss envelopes each drone, most of which have that slightly foreboding minor-key quality, typical of the FLC sound.
When you read the insect-orientated concept, the cover art and track names start to fall into place, read on for the ‘Formic Kingdom’ official blurb! (pre-orders open 4th December)
One of the UK’s most intriguing labels, A Year In The Country releases albums with both regularity and mystery. Conceptually the label appears to exist in an intersection between music, folklore and science fiction. With amazingly produced products that go beyond the music itself. However this isn’t style over substance, or an after attempt to attach more meaning to a piece of music, as the themes are intrinsically linked between both audio and visual elements.
The Quietened Dream Palace their latest offering and teh last of 2020 for the label. It focuses on the an exploration of closed down cinemas, including those which have been abandoned, become derelict, reopened as something new or demolished and there is little or no trace of any more.
In their words:
Big fans of GRFRQ releases here at Flatland Frequencies, with many of their releases finding their way onto our monthly radio show.
Their latest offering is a lush 8 track cassette of bubbling lo-fi electronics from Chilian producer Iván Aguayo, who as the blurb states “creates emotive, dream-like vignettes of sound, assembled through an array of digital and analogue processes using electronics, traditional instruments, tape loops, found sounds, and field recordings.“
Head over to GRFRQ bandcamp and pre-order your copy now, as these things don’t tend to stay on the virtual shelves for long…
Randomly stumbled on a tweet recommending this release from a few years ago, made entirely on a 1960’s Buchla 100 system. Glad I did, as it’s very very nice indeed! Pure tones and drones, without any overzealous reverbs masking those tasty analogue waveforms!
Check it out here (and chuck em a few quid)
Four tracks of long form, linear compositions. There’s something quite modern and ‘techno’ about the sound design in these tracks, very up-front and clean, with the structure powering through from A to B. Quite refreshing for fairly long tracks to have the feeling of propulsion, without any tendency for meandering off the track.
Grab is now on the Frequency Domain bandcamp
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Those who tuned into our last show on Mutant Radio, will have seen and heard the incredible Ali Wade AV mix, showcasing tracks from the Frequency Domain catalogue. You can listen back to the archive here:
Shasta Cults – Sine Waves With Subtle Phase (fd010)
Southfacing – Make Way for the Young (fd002)
Forest Drive West – Scafell Pike (fd006)
Linnley – Simmer (fd006)
Apologist – No Closer Than The Moon (forthcoming fdlp001)
Datassette – Overtone Crystal (fd010)
Southfacing – Opt Out (fd006)
Ali Wade – My Mind Laid Out Before Me (fd012)
Southfacing – The Marking Song (fd013)
Luke Sanger – Mackerel Sky (fd008)
Polypores – A Horizon Rendered In Blue (forthcoming fd014)
Ali Wade – 187J3X1 (fd012)
Patrick R. Pärk – Splendor of Light (fd011)
Jo Johnson – Careless (fd010)
Matt Whitehead – The Great Attractor (fd005)
Matt Whitehead – Pris’s Dream (fd005)
Luke Sanger – Weathered Gansey (fd008)
Apologist – Still Unknown (forthcoming fdlp001)
Constantine ft. Christos Sakellaridis – Between Worlds (fd010)
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.
Pre-order ‘The Science of Breathing’ from bandcamp here