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Culture Film

On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Moment In Time

“The cinema too must be destroyed”

Not many films are made to deliberately discourage passive consumption. Instead of trying to entertain or seduce the viewer with aesthetically soothing shots this film deliberately interrupts itself and pauses to criticise the institute of cinema itself. It is a commentary on the fractured and fragmentary nature of everyday life with all its discontinuities, contradictions, hopes and frustrations.

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Audio Interview Live

This is: Michael Page

Meet Michael Page, Norwich-based designer of electro-mechanical sequencers, educator of humans and general maker of noise.  We caught up to talk about fitness routines, tablehooters and curdled acid smoke stacks. Also, Michael has kindly provided us with an exclusive recording of a recent live performance.

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Industrial Minimal Wave Review

Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels

Some classic tracks almost don’t see the light of day. This track was recorded in 1981 but wasn’t released until 2009. To modern ears, sounding like a crazy Donkey Kong arcade bass over a raw jacking house beat, Video Crash mixed with industrial rock. But who was Carol?

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Ambient Review

Ali Wade – Microhumans

Frequency Domain – Release: 10th February 2020

It’s been over three years since Ali’s last full solo album Geomorphology. His latest excursion on Frequency Domain is called Microhumans and while it falls under the broad ambient label, like his previous LP, there is a lot to be discovered here.

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Electro Review

Assembler Code – Write Pulse EP

Cultivated Electronics – Release: vinyl out now, digital TBC

Super fast and super funky electro of the type we just can’t get enough of.

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Ambient Review

Polypores – Brainflowers

Miracle Pond Records – Re-issued: 17th Jan

UK-based Polypores (aka Stephen James Buckley) is no stranger to Flatland Frequencies, having listened to his numerous contributions to the excellent A Year In The Country series over the past few years.

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Culture Film

Donde Nada Ocurre. Toro Mar.

Donde Nada Ocurre (Where Nothing Happens) is an artistic project conceived by Ibiza born Irene de Andrés. First shown in its totality at Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, north-west Spain. The project consists of five films, and other models and architectural structures.

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Audio Mix

Ambient Essentials Winter 19/20

Spoilt for choice right now, with so many artists and labels putting out a broad range of ambient music; from deep and expansive drones, to garbled and hissing tape loops.. Spaced-out synth jams, to deft vocal layering.

This selection represents a slice of either recently released, or upcoming records (and some unreleased bits discovered around the net) which aims to give a taste of this diverse genre.

Tracklist:

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Electro Review

Om Unit – Submerged

Submerged – Release: January 31st 2020

Posted because of the first track “Patterning”, an interesting hybrid of 160 breaks, Sheffield bleeps and an electro bassline straight out of the Aux 88 playbook.

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Electro Review

Ara-u – Black Hole EP

No Static / Automatic – Release: 28th February 2020

Title track “Black Hole” is the one for us. A steady paced slow-building sci-fi electro transmission with a spiraling synth line like you’re on the edge of a black hole.