Eclectic Picks: Batch 452

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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, Hannya White.

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 HANNYA WHITE

Hannya White, experimental and abstract. An artist or a musician? Genius or madness? Have a look at Hannya’s music videos here and decide for yourself.

No stranger to Freshonthenet, and certainly no stranger to the Eclectic Picks., returning for curation duties for a second time, we give you Hannya White’s Eclectic Picks…

A FEW WORDS FROM HANNYA

Excited to be invited by Signal Committee to make the Eclectic Picks as guest moderator for Fresh On The Net.

This time it felt like I made a playlist for home, like when I made it for friends, when I burned tracks on cd, music from Röyksopp, Zero 7 Project, Thievery Corporation and some more or less darker tunes for a good afternoon. Finishing with more upbeat songs to release us into the night.

This was the feeling when I heard and chose the eclectic picks, I hope you enjoy.

You’ll hear tracks by Charlotte Harding composer, orchestrator and saxophonist,

Kiana a filmmaker, activist and artist from Scotland, Maja Lena with her track “No More Flowers”, a title I quite like, Auntie Jazz and The Mags with the song “gnomes for second homes” followed by Tired Trace, who experiments in the electronic genre and it’s definitely worth to listen to his whole EP “Haunted by the night”.

Then Will & Will, with their track “Attestation”, has melodies floating in jazz synth triphop. David John Brady’s “Arrows Into Flowers”, expect soundscapes, sound and beats fused together.

A synthpop song by Kiffie aka The Dreamer, followed by BIG SPECIAL “This Here Ain’t Water” and the last track by Equinox expect to hear anlogue synth and his distinctive spoken words.

Invite some friends and have a listen to the playlist.

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. CHARLOTTE HARDING – Palomino
  2. KIANA – Sirens
  3. MAJA LENA – No More Flowers
  4. AUNTIE JAZZ AND THE MAGGS – Gnomes For Second Homes
  5. TIRED TRACE – Copeland Terrace
  6. WILL & WILL – Attestation
  7. DAVID JOHN BRADY – Arrows Into Flowers
  8. KIFFIE- Kissy Kissy
  9. BIG SPECIAL – This Here Ain’t Water
  10. EQUINOX – Kiss x Feral Five (2022 Remaster)

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.

3 Comments

  1. I always love to see your choices and read your words Hannya. And I’m so pleased you picked Tired Trace which was in my top five at moderation. Great set of eclectic picks. 🙂

  2. HW

    Thank you Neil
    Yes, like the song a lot

  3. Congrats ALL!!! & nice words & thoughts HW — “tunes to release us into the night…”

    …& haphazardly & belatedly repeating what said on Twitter, but the Big Special track is – once again – pure brilliance!!!

    Leo Slayer (from Junkyard of Silenced Poets)

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