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Aura Minimum – Structural Lines (Ambience) [Space Of Variants]
Liuos – Gravimetric Analysis [Insectorama]
Schulz Audio – Perseverance [Insectorama]
Natur & Substak – Fusion Dub III [ODrex]
Altone – Touch [Insectorama]
DeepChord – DC14 (A1) [DeepChord]
Heavenchord – The Way I See It [Greyscale]
Fluxion – Waves [Echocord]
Monolake – Occam [Chain Reaction]
23.4 – Initial Ratio [Insectorama]
Mikkel Metal – Frico [Echocord]
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
|Zoe De Souza||Clearwater|
|Nick Ingman||Lazy River 1|
|Tim Burness||Touch Together|
|Duncan MacKay||Gin Sing|
|Cath Baxter||Canon in D|
|Orchestra Arcana||Life Class|
|Jimi Bazooka||Countryman Pt 2|
|Anaalivaihe||0.11.2012 (Gatto Fritto Edit)|
|Dane Close||Johnny Hatez Jizz|
|Soft Rocks||The Crazy Frog|
|Tarjei Nygard||Suratkorps (Target’s Handarbeidsversjon)|
|John Cooper Clarke||(I Married A) Monster From Outer Space|
|Man from Uranus||Aeroplane to Australia|
|The Metronomes||Sex I|
|Tombo no Yu||Mineral|
|Ash Black Bufflo||Go ‘way Old Ghosts|
|Lewis Hunter||Bye Then|
|Gareth E Rees & Polypores||Everything is Interesting|
|Lewis Hunter||Builds Ago Ekei|
|Apologist||No Closer Than The Moon|
|Passepartout Duo||Epigram III|
|Me Lost Me||Nightingale (accapella)|
|Dead Leg||A Series of Embrasures|
|Andrew Tuttle||Ascending Spring Clean|
|Passepartout Duo||Epigram V|
|Lewis Hunter||Bye Then|
|Controlled Weirdness||Drifting Through The Streets|
|Gareth E Rees & Polypores||Dream Motion Trip|
Aura Minimum – Fragment I (Strange Key)
Krisz Deak – Playa (ODrex Music)
Mathimidori – Maiia (Echocord)
Heavenchord – H.C.R.D.3 (Insectorama)
Gradient – Changes (Thinner)
El Choop – Insane Seeds (Echocord)
Occult – Axum (Cold Tear)
Gradient – Cloud One (Ranges)
Shulz Audio – The Gathering (Self-released)
Lux – Data (Deepchord)
Phantom Network – Deuterium (Odrex Music)
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.
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!
On a cold, snowy evening of the social distanced winter of 2021 we take stock and drift back not so many months to the warm summer of 2019 when this video was shot, on a mini-DV Handycam, in various locations around Felixstowe. The music is inspired by Japanese Environmental music and was composed on Nanoloop IOS. If you want more visit Penname records.
|Ryan J Raffa||SF Dreams|
|Marcus Fischer||Monocoastal (pt1)|
|Bass Clef||Maze 1|
|Stars of the Lid||The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier)|
|Lee Evans||Holotropic Breathwork|
|Hainback||Out Of Darker Days|