Eclectic Picks: Batch 387

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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 23rd 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 over 60 minutes of all sorts of alternative music!

A FEW WORDS ON THIS WEEKS PICKS

This week we thought we’d try something different. Rather than us talking about all this interesting music, we’d like to ask everyone on the playlist to set aside 60 minutes or so to listen through the full playlist, and then comment below. After all, if you’re on the list, the chances are you’ll love some of the other artists on the list too.

LISTEN

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

  1. INKFIELDS – Locust
  2. GEM DOS – Give It A Minute
  3. THE FANTOM MAN – 2 Sharp 2
  4. LIZ CIRELLI – Inside The Machine
  5. PORTAMENTO – Sparks
  6. IMROEL QUAYS – In My Body
  7. MOA MOA – Spinning
  8. TWIST HELIX – Exposure
  9. POPCORN FIEND – My Life. Your Life. Our Life.
  10. GARY LOVER – London
  11. LIGHTS THAT CHANGE – Double Versions
  12. MORIOH SONDER – The Plan
  13. REHEARSEDLIVING – Scattered Wishes
  14. TEMPLES OF YOUTH – Nightswim
  15. DETECTIVE LARSSON – 21 (Dreamt Of Freedom)
  16. JUNKYARD OF SILENCED POETS – Blood From Tear Ducts
  17. EVAN GILDERSLEEVE – Mortal
  18. HANNYA WHITE – No Preview
  19. BLISS REPORT – Unassigned Meridian

PLAYLIST ARCHIVE

In addition to our weekly Eclectic Picks playlists on Soundcloud, we also create weekly, monthly and ‘all time favourite’ playlists on Spotify. Please check out our other playlists below!

Signal Committee

Signal Committee are a four piece band from Bury, England. Their influences include the likes of New Order, Radiohead, Bowie, Jon Hopkins and Massive Attack.

4 Comments

  1. I am a big fan of the alternative list. Big ups to this. Dead slick tunes and I really enjoyed recapping last weeks bands. Inkfields track is brilliant. Hannya is also particularly ace.

  2. HW

    What a list selected by Signal Committee!

    you ask to write something
    All complaints and cheering’s to Signal Committee 😉

    Inkfields – Locus- great opening of the track and super till the end of the track.
    Just, saw I gave the track already a like.

    Gem_Dos – Give it a minute – an instrumental track, it’s longer than a minute

    The Fantom Man – 2 sharp 2 – nice electro dance track, dam di dam di dam

    Liz Cirelli – Inside The Machine – very inside the machine

    Portamanto – Sparks – chilled sunny vibes right in the ears

    Moa Moa –Spinning – great tune, spinning in my head

    Twist Helix – Exposure – now I would like to drive a car, direction south

    Popcorn Fiend – My Life. Your Life. Our Life – nice composition

    Garry Lover – London- “to a better time/place/feeling that’s always no doubt on the horizon”

    Lights That Change — Double Versions by Lights That Change – lovely to listen to, like the voice

    Morioh Sonder — The Plan – awesome

    Detective Larsson — 21 (Dreamt Of Freedom) – Pop Noir is a good self-description

    Junkyard Of Silenced Poets — Blood From Tear Ducts- Well, like Junkyard Of Silenced Poets anyway very much, I have to think of Bukowski on this track.

    Evan Gildersleeve — Mortal (Edit) – This is why I love the alternative list handpicked by Signal Committee

    Bliss Report — Unassigned Meridian – like the title, sound and voice

    Thank you very much for the Eclectic Picks this week

  3. Inkfields – Funky dream-groove just built for repeat play!

    Gem_Dos – Very nice 808 chill-out state vibe! Super bonus kudos for titles of some of their other songs too!

    The Fantom Man – Insistent beat w/ tasteful squelchy tones & neat melodic progressions.

    Liz Cirelli – Close your eyes and dream the movie! Glassy pads & exciting delays & jazzy trip-hop drum shuffles w/ otherworldly evocative violin & synth expression.

    Portamento – Ultra-cool chilled after-hours sophistication. Perfect for your own personal lockdown nightclub.

    Imroel Quays – Inspired mix of unusual elements. Slightly suggestive of David Sylvian, Guy Garvey, E.S.T. & Radiohead, BUT an entirely unique creation.

    moa moa – Space, Mansun, McAlmont & Butler all had a neat way of twisting great songs into much more dynamic & interesting creations. This does that. Also, check out the soundcloud artwork image for this track!

    Twist Helix – Euphoric electro-indie anthem w/ great driving vocals & rousing mid-section punky crescendo. Again, great artwork for track image.

    Popcorn Fiend – Punk-grunge-industrial bass & drums w/ threatening guitars & amazing (occasionally doubled up) vocals. F*ing great!

    Gary Lover – Sliding guitar notes over a rich calypso/blues/indie-folk tinged backdrop, and vocals w/ deep characterful patina. Beck or Devendra Banhart would have every reason to be proud if this track were theirs!

    Lights That Change – Great phased/flanged sounds & rhythmic propulsion, w/ sweeping pads, and coupled w/ delicately powerful vocals.

    Morioh Sonder – Brilliantly wayward & constantly inventive subversive pop. Amazing use of vocals.

    rehearsedliving – Evocative (almost a Julian Cope/ Jónsi chimera) vocal mantra over sparkling, chiming guitars and sparse, expressive drums and bass.

    Temples of Youth – Epic song! Imagine a 4D Venn diagram & the multi-layered overlap of Fairport Convention & Esben and the Witch, somewhere in the abstracted shadows you might find this… Again, invest some time in checking out the artwork for this track!

    Detective Larsson – Guessing that they might be named after Gunvald Larsson, imagine the bass from Ride, quavering guitars from MBV and beguiling Nico / 60s EuroPop vocals, and you’d have some clues to investigate…

    Junkyard of Silenced Poets – Sonic Cubism & Hectic Anxiety! We wanted all the elements to be abstracted expressionism, & the drums to live on the edge of chaos: the soundscape for Wolf’s reading of Rob Plath’s poem. Is there a better band on the planet? [An absolutely rhetorical question; ALL answers are entirely unwelcome!]

    Evan Gildersleeve – Dark, slow, deep, powerful swells and pulses provide brooding landscape for sparse & evocative piano notes. Stunning sounds and production.

    Hannya White – Always, ALWAYS, uncompromising; and this track – “No Preview” – is all the unsettling, fragmented nightmares unravelling into desolate entropy.

    Bliss Report – Perfect, unhurried mood-builder of a track. Calm & pensive w/ an unsettling undercurrent, a great end to a brilliant genre-defying playlist.

    Big respect to Signal Committee – the uncrowned “kings of review delegation” – for compiling this playlist! Check out their new single “Time” – if the overdriven organ sound at the start doesn’t grab you, check to see if you’ve still got a pulse!

    Leo Slayer – loathsome guitar strangler for Junkyard of Silenced Poets

  4. Faves this week were Portamanto and Bliss Report, ta

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