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OUT NOW! The BFW Christmas Album 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho!
It's that time of year again. Nights are growing darker.
There's a chill in the air and turkeys and their vegetarian equivalents are starting to get nervous.

Earlier this year, we put a call out for submissions of original festive and wintery music of any genre for this, our fifth BFW Christmas Album.

The response has been fantastic - 18 songs by 17 artists around the world, and a nice mix of styles.

There is new music from Tim Kays, Kevin Lyons, Cousin Silas, Sound Awakener, William Ash, Amygdala, Daniel Prendiville, Eko_Fisk, Bing Satellites, Stephen Briggs, Stefan Blixt, Elypixa, Paul Mimlitsch & Roger Sundstrom, David Gerard, Scott Lawlor, The Owl Effect, mutanT.R.I.

We hope you enjoy this album. Please share this with your friends and family.

Merry Christmas!

Release date: 15 December 2014

Meteer - Nature Bunker Summit

The wonderful new experimental ambient album from Meteer.

A mix of organic and glitchy electronics forming a warm ambient sound.

Release date: 1 November 2014

Dozelimit - Superluminal Arts

A wonderful apocalyptic BFW debut from Dozelimit, a band based in Russian city Omsk (in south west Siberia).

55 minutes of glorious shoegazing soundscapes and post rock noise.

Release date: 20 September 2014

Album In A Day volume 9 - 6 September 2014

Out now!

On Saturday 6th September 2014, musicians from around the world each wrote and recorded a complete new song, from scratch in one day.

The next day, these songs were collected and put together as an album.

The day after that, the album was released as a free download under a Creative Commons licence!

These albums are always a lot of fun. We never know what we are going to get but having so little time seems to energize musicians into creating something that some would normally work on for weeks.

The result is a wonderful mix of a whole range of music from musicians around the world, all completely written, performed and recorded on Saturday 6th September 2014.

A massive thank you to all the musicians who took part.

Enjoy the album - and please share!

Release date: 8 September 2014

Lakewaves - Lakewaves Vol.2

The second collaboration album from Devin Powers (SineRider) and Graham Marlowe, both of whom will be familiar to many of you from their previous releases on BFW and beyond.

This album acts as a second half to its counterpart, however it builds and expands upon its own musical ideas.

Lakewaves Vol. 2 is a fusion of scratchy tape loops, guitars and smooth synthesizers set to jazzy, downtempo rhythms.

Release date: 30 August 2014

Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions volume 13

The thirteenth volume of Twilight Sessions by BFW founder Bing Satellites.
Available on double CD and download

This album is a selection of live, improvised recordings.

Each piece starts as a blank canvas.
I play a few notes into a long, slowly decaying loop (or loops) and see where the music takes me.
This is especially true in this album. I started only one song (Outside) with a particular key or scale in mind (E phrygian dominant, if you really want to know), and even then, the key changed to something slightly different (A harmonic minor - same notes but with the root note being A and not E) as the song progressed.

This is a very inspiring and liberating way to create music - I can express myself in ways I never could with words or traditionally written pieces of music.
I hope you enjoy it too.

The cover features a large emerald moth with landed in my bathroom one warm evening.
They are quite common, although they don't usually stand out so much from their surroundings.

Bing Satellites - More

A massive album of drifting ambient music available on 4 CD package and download.

More is an album of music inspired by Manchester, my home town.
The city is hectic and noisy and full of every kind of person from around the world. And I live very close to the centre. While it is constantly busy here, I can escape into my light and airy little studio.

This album is a product of this great city and that is reflected in the sound - it is drifting and ambient but also gritty and pretty loud in places.

There is a reinterpretation of my song Where I Stand (from Nothing For Miles) plus a poem from Robert Matejko aka Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour (recorded by Karl Hamilton) inspired by my music and a vivid dream Robby once had about The Sun.

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Four artists remixing each other once again, resulting in sixteen new electronic music creations.

The creativity of each individual artist was used to produce an original composition, which was then shared with the others. Each artist remixed the three tracks from the others, so the result consist of four original tracks and twelve remixes.

The graphics for each track represents both the artist and the remixer - the upper left letter represents the original artist and the lower right letter represents the remixer.

Release date: 17 May 2014