Celebrating 5 years of BFW!

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Bing Satellites - Of The Seven Seas

A collection of quiet piano-based songs, recorded between December 2011 and March 2014.
Available on gatefold CD and download.

These songs are in part inspired by Tristan Da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world. It can only be reached by a seven day boat journey. I find the idea of peace and quiet and isolation appealing but this place goes beyond anything you can imagine - a tiny volcanic island thousands of miles from anything... anything!

The first five songs were recorded for Album In A Day volume 8 and indeed, versions of the first three tracks appeared on that album. Some other tracks were originally intended to be released on a Soothing Images album but many of those recordings were plundered for other projects. The ones included here seemed to fit quite well with the atmosphere I wanted.

While the people of Tristan Da Cunha in some ways lead an idyllic life, they must work hard and be very self-reliant. They are at the mercy of nature - occasional extreme weather, illness and living on a volcano. I find it fascinating.

Release date: 21 April 2014

Album In A Day volume 8 - 29 March 2014 - OUT NOW!

On Saturday 29th March 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 this album.
The day after that, the album was released as a free download!

What a fantastic way to celebrate BFW's 5th birthday!

There is something for everyone on this album - ambient, electronica, folk, hip hop, indie and much more.

The album features brand new music from Cousin Silas, Dark Vortex, Mystified, mutanT.R.I., Ade Hodges, Daniel Prendiville, Red Clouds, Phillip Wilkerson, Waveman, Piotro, Bing Satellites, Meteer, Perceptual Defence, ROGUE SPORE, Scott Lawlor, Playman54, Altus, piper_ben, The Winston Psmith Project, The Lost, Jack Hertz, Lee Rosevere, Fragile X, copor, Antimon, joestupidstupid, George Trotter, Ketsa, SineRider, Bassling, Uzbazur345, Josh Ryan, Telegraph 909, Poodleplay Arkestra, Chris Fordham, The Silent Committee, MagicVan, Tim Kays, Luciftias, Whispers and Stares, David Gerard & Phil Wyman, psychetronic, Grove of Whispers, The Owl Effect, Salvo, Chrome Desires, Sideway, The Bird & The Beast and Eko_Fisk

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this project - music, art and support.

Enjoy, the album. Share it with your friends in the knowledge that we will be doing this all over again in a few months!

Release date: 31 March 2014

P.V. Herrera - A Very Serious Knock Knock Joke

A collection of guitar pieces from P.V. Herrera.

From quiet, atmospheric pieces to noisy, more shoegazey tracks.

Release date: 24 February 2014

Ade Hodges - Covert Symbols

An album of dark ambient atmospheres from the now prolific ambient musician Ade Hodges.

Many of you will know Ade for his wonderful abstract paintings (see link below). He has somehow managed to transfer those skills into making similarly abstract music with an already large collection of albums.

Release date: 10 February 2014

The Chain volume two

It is finally here!
The Chain volume two features songs 11 to 20 from this ongoing project - music from Shorthand Phonetics, Tony Kavanagh, piper_ben, Eko_Fisk, Telegraph 909, Donny and the Robot, Elypixa, Daniel Land, onewayness and Jim Butler.

The Chain is a continuing collection of songs following on from one another.

A name was chosen at random from the list of musicians who wanted the take part. That musician (Spooky Child) had three weeks to write and record a completely new song.
The first song submitted was be passed along to the second musician who had three weeks to create a second song inspired by or using parts of the first song.
The second song was passed along to the third musician who created a third song inspired by or using parts of the second song.

And so on...

The only people to hear each song will be the person who creates it, the next person in the chain and 'the team' here at BFW recordings. To that end, we only publish a finished song once three more songs are complete - hence, now that 23 songs are finally complete, we are releasing the second 10 songs as The Chain volume 2.

The Chain is an ongoing project and we are still looking for musicians who can and want to take part. If you want to take part or have any questions, visit www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/TheChain/Vol2/

Release date: 6 January 2014