Eclectic Picks: Batch 419

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Every week Signal Committee present 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. This week all the hard work and credit goes to our special guest moderator, inflexi0n

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. If you used to write band names on your pencil case at school, you’ll probably like our playlists.

INTRODUCING inflexi0n

We first came across inflexi0n when he posted his track, Supreme – a funky electronic track with a really unique shine to it. Then we realised another track on the same EP, Starling Bay, was equally impressive – at which point you start to wonder why the world hasn’t noticed. Luckily it wasn’t just us that thought his music was special, with Tom giving it a couple of blasts on BBC6Music!

On the back of all that, inflexi0n offered to do a remix of one of our tracks. That gave us the idea to ask a few other artists that we’d come across on FOTN and BBC Feedback Friday to all do a remix of the same track, choosing artists that specialise in completely different genres. It was an experiment in creative diversity. We thought the remixers all did a sterling job – and we have inflexi0n to thank for inadvertently instigating that project.

OUR PICK OF THE WEEK

It’s very tempting to pick Bulzara’s track, Graduate, which is the opening track from his outstanding debut album released last month. However, Bulzara was our ‘guest curator’ the other week, so I think he’s had enough praise and limelight for now. I don’t know why we even mentioned him.

Someone much more deserving than Bulzara, is Rezzonator and their track Float. In fact, anyone that uses the phrase ‘Fuck Buttons’ in their BIO probably deserves an award right?

A FEW WORDS FROM INFLEXI0N ON THIS WEEK’S PICKS

I am happy to have the honour this week of sifting through the regular tsunami of FOTN tracks for the latest musical nuggets! So, what exactly was the infleXion Factor that everything here has? It’s hard to describe! Here are a few things that make music stand out to me, in no particular order; Creativity, Originality, Fun, Personality, Truth, Beauty, Artistry, Integrity. Some things just resonate with my own experience and memory. There were some tracks that I didn’t include that were still amazing but just weren’t for me, some that I wished were a little better recorded or ideas developed a little further. I hope you enjoy this week’s picks! I love FOTN, the music and people I’ve found here.

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. REZZONATOR – Float
  2. BULZARA – Graduate
  3. KASHINOKI – Helo
  4. SOL CROFT – Czar
  5. CRAZY FLUKE – Gravity
  6. APTEEKII – So Strong
  7. KATHERINE PRIDDY – The Summer Has Flown
  8. MATT MEREPORT – Isolation Etude 7
  9. GREAT HARE – Archipelogo Of Dreams
  10. PRIME PANDA – Love Departed
  11. LIZZIE ESAU – Caffeine
  12. EMILIA ANASTAZJA – Take a Look
  13. A.A. Williams – Control
  14. ME LOST ME – Sing To The Sun
  15. FOLKATRON SESSIONS – Flower of Magherally (Live)
  16. THIS ELEGANT GULL – She’s Scared She’s Fallen
  17. AKUAMUSIC – Motion
  18. BELLATRIX – Iphone

RADIO OPPORTUNITIES

We all have ambitions to get on national radio, but in the meantime there are loads of great, independent radio stations that are always looking for new music of the alternative variety. They offer no promises, but the following hosts tell me they that, if you made this list, they’d like you to get in touch to be considered for their show:

  • Chris Watts, presenter of “In The Moog” online on NCCR (UK) (Twitter: @chriswatts1965.  Electronic/synth-based tracks (mp3 &/or WAV) to chrisinthemoog@gmail.com, together with artwork &/or band pic and your Twitter handle).
  • Lucas Gil, presenter of Supernova on Glitterbeam Radio (Twitter @lucasgil, apply by his website here)
  • Joe Figueira of North Manchester FM (Twitter @moretonguy, apply with MP3, short bio & twitter handle by e-mail to joefigueira@yahoo.co.uk)

POLITE REQUEST TO ALL ARTISTS

If you’re on Twitter, IG etc make sure you put a link to your social media pages on your soundcloud profile. It’ll save curators, moderators, radio folk etc lots of time letting you know you made the cut. On the other hand, maintaining anonymity might lead to a cult following in a remote location that you don’t find out about until someone from Svalbard FM hunts you down 20 years later to do a Searching For Sugar Man-esque documentary.

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.

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