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Meadow House – This Should Not Be Happening / Misadventures On The Scorn Cycle

Feeding Tube / Public House

Meadow House - This Should Not Be HappeningDaniel Wilson, who operates under the nom de plume Meadow House, is one of the great English eccentrics. As well as being part of improv quartet Oscillatorial Binnage, releasing the intriguing Radionics Radio and acting as Resonance FM‘s composer-in-residence for 2014, he has operated a mediadropping scheme for the last twenty years.

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Christian Skjødt – Illumination / Dissolution And Suspension

Tonometer Music

Christian Skjødt - IlluminationChristian Skjødt‘s Illumination LP was commissioned for an installation of the same name he constructed at the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia in Riga in 2014. Released on 10″ clear vinyl and digitally, each side is exactly twelve minutes long, and captures a slice in time from the ten solar-powered analogue circuits which he had installed to resonate around the dome of an eighteenth century wine cellar.

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Rothko – Blood Demands More Blood

Trace

Rothko ‎- Blood Demands More BloodIt is clear from the title of the album, the tone of the cover imagery and some of the track titles that Mark Beazley and Michael Donnelly may not be treating us to another blissful series of plangent, bass heavy soundscapes. Blurred images of police lines and war shots offset by high-class partying are set against a blood-red sky.

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Buffalo Tom – Quiet And Peace

Schoolkids / Scrawny

Buffalo Tom - Quiet And PeaceAfter thirty years of playing together with the odd break here and there, Buffalo Tom seem to convene every five years or so to throw down another bid for supremacy over the few bands that are left from their post-hardcore brethren.

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The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing interview and live at The Dome, with I Destroy / Will Seaward / Polly Pik Pocketz

London 23 March 2018

TMTWNBBFN live March 2018Andrew O’Neill was living at my house, and he was doing a show about British industry in the nineteenth century and he said ‘why don’t we write some songs and we can do them as a support act for the show?’”

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Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (live at The Barbican)

London 7 April 8018

Stranger ThingsThe Netfix TV series Stranger Things has been the go-to visual experience for all things retro 80s in the last couple of years. Set in the town of Hawkins, various supernatural and sci-fi events set off the young protagonists in the search for the truth.

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The Evil Usses – Muck

Stolen Body

The Evil Usses - MuckAfter being fortunate enough to catch The Evil Usses‘ barnstorming set at last year’s Bristol Psychfest and being thrilled and bewildered in equal measure by their previous three releases, including the loose as a goose cassette Giblets, I was really looking forward to seeing what these Dartington alumni had to offer, and in which direction it would boldly spring.

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Station17 ‎- Blick

Bureau B

Station17 ‎- BlickThere’s not enough trumpet in music nowadays, something the brilliance of the opening track firmly re-adjusts. “Le Coeur Léger, Le Sentiment D’un Travail Bien Fait” is a collaborative with FaUSt that gets Jean-Hervé Péron giving it the Reeves and Mortimer pub singer swerve to some trilobiting tendrils of tuneage.

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Jeffrey Siedler – Logic Formations

Buried Treasure

Jeffrey Siedler - Logic FormationsIt’s taken me a while to process this. I’m still processing it. I’ve watched this right the way through three times and jumped around in it (you will go into it, if you bother to go at all) a few more; selecting little movements, trying to find ways to explain what it is.

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Drew McDowall and Hiro Kone – The Ghost of Georges Bataille EP

Bank

Drew McDowall and Hiro Kone - The Ghost of Georges BatailleA merry dance of yin and yang that finds Drew McDowall draping the canvas with his trademark shadowplay , slumberous contours for Hiro Kone to throw over her modular light and broken trinkets as both scoop at a secret melodic heart.

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The Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus / Trappist Afterland / In Gowan Ring / David Colohan (live at The Exchange)

Bristol 1 April 2018

The Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus live April 2018-0Ireland’s David Colohan (of United Bible Studies / Agitated Radio Pilot) and company start things off with a few vocal improvisations. Tales full of ancient ways, chalk and bones, lost histories and weathered stone, crow-picked carrion and curses to the universal robber-time.

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Psychological Strategy Board – Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows

Front & Follow

Psychological Strategy Board - Penny SlingerPaul Snowden (AKA Time Attendant) and Maybury capture the surreal sensuality of Penny Slinger‘s story in shuttering drone and distempered decay. The merest sense of rhythm lurking in a marginalised menagerie of modular synapse and scissored sizzle.

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Autunna Et Sa Rose interviewed

Autunna Et Sa Rose interviewedMr Olivetti spoke to Saverio Tesolato about the newest manifestation of his Autunna Et Sa Rose project, whose recent Entrelacs Du Rêve album draws on dreams to inspire a form of majestic musical poetry.

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Two decades of Freq

20 years of Freq

20 years of Freq

Today marks twenty years of Freq; infinite thanks to everyone who has been part of it, writers, photographers, contributors and friends.

Freq has been online in various forms since 1 April 1998; this iteration has been around as of 2010, with an archive of older material available

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