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The eighth album on BFW from the various incarnations of The Amygdala.
This album is electric from the word go.
39 minutes of energizing electronica from Hungarian producer László Néder.
3 and a half hours of improvised ambient and electronic music available on a 4 CD package and download.
Included in this performances is a an experiment at recording and layering imrpovised piano loops live.
For the first time in a while, there is guitar that actually sounds like a guitar and I sing - yes, that's right!
You have been warned!
The CD version of this album includes some extra music and comes in a newly designed 4 CD package, available from bigcartel.
Jonathan Ewald returns to BFW under his moniker litmus0001 with a beautiful album of brooding atmospheric ambience.
Ketsa's sixth album on BFW is a precisely crafted, beautiful mix of electronics, percussion, acoustic instruments and atmospheres.
Those of you who have heard Ketsa's music will know you're in for a treat.
Album In A Day volume 7 is now available to download.
On Saturday 28th September 2013, 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!
There is a whole range of music - ambient, folk, glitchy electronica, indie and everything in between.
Remember, none of the music on this album existed before Saturday 28th September 2013.
The album features brand new music from Ade Hodges, Mystified, Kevin Lyons, Getzel, Perceptual Defence, Disturbed Earth, Rogue Spore, TOTAL E.T., Meteer, Red Clouds, Cousin Silas, Scott Lawlor, DJLContent, Eko_Fisk, Killer Haven, Poodleplay Arkestra, Jeff Duke, Bing Satellites, Piotro, Joshua Ryan, about.theWindow, Antimon, Telegraph 909, Grove Of Whispers, MusicMan11712, Tomorrow's Man, piper_ben, Burning Artist, The Owl Effect, David Gerard, Ayn Morgan and Dan Minoza, dmyra, Jack Hertz, Fragile X, Stephen Briggs, Daniel Land and Lee Rosevere.
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!
The new album of quiet, beautiful songs performed on piano and guitar by prolific ambient composer Bing Satellites and Engineers/Modern Painters main man Daniel Land.
Although both have worked together in the past (Bing has played on songs by Daniel's previous band Daniel Land & The Modern Painters, as well as part of the live version of Daniel's ambient project riverrun), this is the first full collaboration between the two.
The finale of a riverrun concert in Manchester included a grainy ambient guitar played over a treated piano track. The pair decided there should be more of this sort of thing.
A live performance by Meteer recorded 9th September, 2013 at Andreaskyrkan, Mjölby, Sweden.
Regular visitors to BFW will be familiar with the wonderful abstract ambient music of Meteer, as well as his collaborations with Closer Contact (for example: Geography live, Integer Ring and Exterm (Black Sign on Coloured Background).
The music here is sparse, grainy and electronic but warm and atmospheric and released just nine days after it was performed!
Rather fittingly, the music is performed in a church - Andreaskyrkan in Mjölby, a church that Meteer, aka Björn Asserhed, knows very well.
I, for one, wish I could have been there to witness this performance live but for those of us who could not be there, this recording is another fine example of the music of Meteer.
The new album from The Amygdala.
Hungarian producer László Néder delivers another electronic / psy trance masterpiece, his seventh release on BFW.
The sublime new EP from Manchester's Poodleplay Arkestra.
Once again, so much beauty if crammed into such a short space of time.
Although Poodleplay Arkestra draws influence from a wide range of music, the sound is completely original and unique.
I know many people will be looking forward to this EP and they will not be disappointed. Just wonderful!.
The new album of quiet piano based songs from Bing Satellites.
73 minutes of peaceful, atmospheric ambient music,
available on CD and download.
Motif started life during a very creative period in February and March 2013.
During that time, I was rehearsing for upcoming gigs and experimenting with various set-ups - basically trying to have as many options with as little equipment as possible.
I ended up with the laptop and mixer, a small keyboard and my smallest guitar (plus ebow).
All the music on this album was improvised using this set-up and as I plan to improvise the live sets I play, this is fair representation of what to expect when I do play live.
Another album, Und, was recorded during this time.
The excellent debut collaboration between Devin Powers (SineRider) and Graham Marlowe, both of whom will be familiar to many of you from their previous releases on BFW and beyond.
We've been looking forward to this album at BFW for a while and it does not disappoint.
This is an album of real beauty. A wide range of sounds and styles blended seemlessly on a very interesting album. There are warped tapes, atmospheres, electronics and guitars creating delicate melodies and beautiful soundscapes.
The new longform ambient album from The Ambient Visitor, a side project of BFW founder Bing Satellites.
A continuous, 57 minute piece split into three parts.
The music is generative:
each note is played in a long loop, the length of each loop if different for each note, so although the music may seem to vary only slightly, it never quite repeats itself.
I decided, perhaps because this is the thirteenth album, to start off in a darker mood. However, the key changes from the minor to a brighter major around half way.
The tracks on this album (and albums to follow) is named after Apollo near-Earth asteroids, objects whose orbits cross that of Earth.
There are many hundreds of known Apollo asteroids, though only a few dozen have been named officially, so I may run out of names from this list as quickly as I did with TNOs.
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