Every week Signal Committee create an Eclectic Picks playlist. All tracks are selected from the full inbox of 200 tracks that are submitted each week to Fresh On The Net. Check out their picks from Monday 16th November below.
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
Our playlists are orientated to the alternative music fan. Lyrics are not essential, abstract ideas are embraced and the fusing of different genres is encouraged. This week we have just shy of 60 minutes of all sorts of alternative music!
A FEW WORDS ON THIS WEEKS PICKS
You know we’re suckers for a all things electro, so we start with FXU2 who offer us a sublime form of just that – blended with soul, funk and disco. Spiders Eat Vinyl return to ‘Electic Picks’ for the second week running, not for having one of the best band names, but for their innovative brand of ‘spacey electro’ with melodies firing in all directions. Night Giants pad out the atmospherics in their take on electro, adding in flavours of Caribou and Bonobo.
Next up, An English Settlement, threaten to rock out with their grunge and rock influences but temper the angst nicely with some looping guitar riffs with shades of Blur and Weezer. That slots in nicely with Fuzz Lightyear, self-described as ‘noise-grunge’, with a psychedelic fuzz that screams like Pigs, Pigs Pigs etc. More to come from Sadfmic, who builds around his cocoon of fuzz with a haunting melody and an industrial beat.
Time to dabble in a bit of the abstract now with Tactical Noise Outfit who are as experimental as they are structured, using ‘found sound’ and ‘field recording’ that will leave you wondering exactly where all their sounds came from. Another return to ‘Eclectic Picks’ follows with Hengist Pod, focusing heavily on hypnotic guitar loops with a sprinkle of BJM, before Lucas Gil also takes on the loops but fuels them with 80’s synths and uplifting beats to create his own black & white, sci-fi themed dance floor.
We wind down the tempo as we reach the end of the playlist, starting with another ‘returning act’, Bunny & The Invalid Singers, but don’t be fooled by the eeriness and melancholy chimes, they’re luring you into a false sense of security before they ambush you later on! Dolya keep the tempo slow, but the intensity high, creating a dense atmosphere layered with guitar and piano loops – with gentle nods to post-rock. Also embracing hypnotic atmospherics, Worldclub, who sustain a marching guitar riff, lay on some ethereal vocals and build up nicely towards a synth fuelled finale.
Last but not least, we have Bliss Report, who are certainly no stranger to ‘Eclectic Picks’ and once again dazzle with a gripping piano driven track that ought to attract film makers from far and wide.
You can listen to this weeks playlist using the player below, or click here to open the Soundcloud playlist in a new window.
For the best listening experience… crank up the volume and immerse yourself in the music!
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- FXU2 – Wormz Pt 2
- SPIDERS EAT VINYL – Dark Peak
- NIGHT GIANTS – Tremble
- AN ENGLISH SETTLEMENT – Sound Advice
- FUZZ LIGHTYEAR – The Lovers
- SADFMIC – Anaphora
- TACTICAL NOISE ENSEMBLE – Sports Coverage
- HENGIST POD – The Last Bottle
- LUCAS GIL – Neon
- BUNNY & THE INVALID SINGERS – None Of This Happened
- DOLYA – Lost Paradise
- WORLDCLUB – Endings
- BLISS REPORT – Debonair
In addition to our weekly Eclectic Picks playlists on Soundcloud, we also create monthly and annual playlists on Spotify. Please check out our other playlists below!