Eclectic Picks: Batch 453

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, Gabriele Pribetti

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 GABRIELE PRIBETTI

It’s fair to say that Gabriele Pribetti has blown us away in recent weeks with his distinctive brand of improvised Jazz, with tracks such as In Or Out and Swimming Pool. By no means are we connoisseurs of Jazz, but if ever there was a gateway drug into this genre, Gabriele would be the Camberwell Carrot.

From Trieste, Italy, Gabriele Pribetti has ventured to the UK, making London his new home and now brings you the latest edition of the Eclectic Picks….

A FEW WORDS FROM GABRIELLE PRIBETTI

FARCE – In control: Love the sounds, really cool tune!

PRIEST OF BEARDS – The Pay Out: Bold electronic tune. Rough and unrefined, I respect that. Vibey tune.

FOUND INSTRUMENTS – You’ve Got A Lot To Learn: Good songwriting here and pleasant sound choices!

TODD DORIGO – Credit where it’s due: Really cool interesting atmosphere here.. old school rock meets western film music.

OWEN DUFF – In loving memory: Lovely songwriting, really emotional.

ORANJ SON – Electroslujfuk: I get a nice “Blur” vibe with some refreshing synth textures.

SCOTT IS OKAY – Split Screens: Good song, pleasant listening experience, interesting textures

THE STRANGERZ – Shut up!: Unapologetic, bold, great attitude, great vocals and great angry punk vibes, love it

SALONI – Legacy: Very pop, but love how the Indian sonorities fit in this R&B track.

VLMV – For empire: Lovely production and cool emotional song, really like this song

FABLE – Onion Brain: Love how the production builds up to the really interesting detuned sound textures at the end. Lush! Good to hear that little touch of sax too 😉

MADE OF EYES – Palms: Great production great song. Really enjoyed listening to this one!

EARS WITH EYES – Amber waves of piss: Love this retro-punk vibe with the sporadic synthy textures and noisy experimental guitar solos.

PAUL TAYLOR – Tunnel visions: Fantastic sound design, waves of lush.

THE JOJO MAN BAND – Another world: Really love this! Great interesting harmony and great melody over it!

THE WOODS – Natural as sunlight: Interesting vocal harmonies, lovely production, I enjoyed this song!

SINK – Distress Flare: This is the winner for me: track of the week! Amazing sound design and production. Loved this straight away

CHINWE – Something beautiful: Lovely “Greentea Peng” vibes. Enjoyed this one.

EMMA MAARIA – I am the whisper of blood: I love the sounds of the folky strings intertwined with the synth bass

MOLLIE CODDLED – Guilt trip: Such a sick song!!! Love the harmony and production! Another favourite 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. FARCE – In Control
  2. PRIEST OF BEARDS – The Pay Out
  3. FOUND INSTRUMENTS – You’ve Got a Lot to Learn
  4. TODD DORIGO – Credit Where It’s Due
  5. OWEN DUFF – In Loving Memory
  6. ORANJ SON – Elektroslujfuk
  7. SCOTT IS OKAY- Split Screens
  8. THE STRANGERZ – Shut Up!
  9. SALONI- Legacy
  10. VLMV – For Empire (Revere Cut)
  11. FABLE – Onion Brain
  12. MADE OF EYES – Palms
  13. EARS WITH EYES – Amber Waves of Piss
  14. PAUL AYLOR – Tunnel Visions. Live at Victoria Tunnel : Mr Weston’s Good Wine
  15. THE JOJO MAN BAND – Another World
  16. THE WOODS… – Natural As Sunlight (Feat. Butterscotch) (Outside Version)
  17. S I N K – Distress Flare
  18. CHINWE – Something Beautiful
  19. EMMI MAARIA – I am the whisper of blood
  20. MOLLIE CODDLED – Guilt Trip

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. John Joseph Blackburn

    woah… loved VLMU in there… another recent track from them “The Navigator” seems similar in scope, love it.
    Also really liked Found Instruments, many thanks.

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