Eclectic Picks: Batch 447

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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, Restless Mosaic.

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 RESTLESS MOSAIC

We discovered Restless Mosaic last year here on FOTN with his first submission, Gyre. It didn’t take long before his name would stand out in the inbox each week, knowing it was destined to be selected for the Eclectic Picks. His debut album, ‘There’s Much Left to Explore’ (Feb 2021) was superb, and he recently followed that up in style with ‘Made By Thawing Ice’. Both albums are available on bandcamp here. Meanwhile, Restless Mosaic is in the process of producing a ‘Multi Directional Music Album‘. This is not the first time Restless Mosaic has taken on the role of guest curator, and it is not the first time he has done us proud with his impeccable choices….

A FEW WORDS FROM RESTLESS MOSAIC ON THIS WEEK’S PICKS

This week Restless Mosaic has gone for the stealth approach. Less is more. Let the music do the talking. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. In other words, if you got this far, just check out the playlist below and let us know what you think….

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. XS – Digital Forest
  2. YVES JARVIS – On the Line
  3. TRIPLE LIP GLOSS – All Aboard
  4. ATTAWALPA- Too Much
  5. HEROICGENIUS – Humans
  6. OBBA- Fang
  7. SONS OF THE DESCENT – Roomful of Heroes
  8. THE FANTOM MAN – Lost
  9. A SCENE FROM JAWS – Techno Babylon
  10. EIGHT THREE FIVE – Rock Solid Certainty
  11. ESSLEMONT- Brown Suits & Pale Blue Shirts
  12. DILETTANTE – Big Fish
  13. THE BIG DRINK – Universe
  14. TC & THE GROOVE FAMILY- Bossfight [my favorite song of the batch]
  15. MY LO-FI HEART – 24 Hours

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.

2 Comments

  1. many thanks. A Scene From Jaws ….what a great name, and music too.

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