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 credit goes to our special guest curator, 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
The US-UK ‘special relationship’ remains strong. From the home town of Kurt Cobain, Restless Mosaic returns once more to fulfil the role of guest curator. But this isn’t grunge, this is electronic music, for which Restless Mosaic has mastered the art of crafting hypnotic loops into a mellow ambience. We came across his music right 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. He has two albums to his name, so give them a whirl on bandcamp here.
ARTISTS SELECTED THIS WEEK
- THE WOVEN PROJECT – 44 (Foll Remix)
- CAVES OF YAM – Citizens And Officers
- EUGENE DUBON – At Least There’s Not Some Toxic Cloud Over Ohio
- TO KILL A NATION – Mississippi
- GENTLEMAN BRAWLERS – Show Me Love
- BULZARA – Oh! My Dear
- SPOONFINGERS – Solstice Sunrise
- OLIVER SAY – Breathe (Island Fox Samhain Remix)
- DENNY LLOYD – The Road Less Travelled By
- FRANKIE MORROW – Crave!
- ABS – Losing Sleep
- LUCKY HORSES – Beach
- SABINA VIRGO – Home Alone
- BODUR – MUMMY
- CH’LU – The Silence
A FEW WORDS FROM RESTLESS MOSAIC
This week’s 15 picks augment a pretty eclectic Listening Post. In particular, this was a strong batch for spoken word/sample songs. Besides John Alexander Scott’s excellent “The Aquarium” from the Listening Post, two U.S. states are the titular subjects of eclectic spoken tracks: “Mississippi” by To Kill a Nation; and “At Least There’s Not Some Toxic Cloud Over Ohio” by Eugene Dubon. (I have a friend in Ohio with a podcast all about Ohio and sent him the latter song. He says the title forgot to include “anymore” at the end. Make of that what you will.)
So enjoy some singing, speaking, and neither across this list, and keep being electrically eclectic!
STEP 1 – LISTEN
Listen to this weeks Eclectic Picks playlist using your weapon of choice below:
After 7 days, the playlist will be updated with the next batch, and this week’s picks will be added to the 2023 playlists below.
STEP 2 – SPREAD THE WORD
Do you ever think, or hear people say, “there’s no good music any more”? Maybe they aren’t looking in the right places. Prove them wrong:
- Subscribe to the playlist
- Listen in each week
- Tell your friends
- Shout on social media
The more people listen to this playlist, the more exposure unsigned artists receive. So spread the word!
STEP 3 – MUSIC VIDEOS?
Music is great. Music videos are better. Keep the momentum going, send any music videos our way and, if we’re in a good mood, we’ll add the best ones to our music video playlist here.
The playlists above are updated weekly, then added to the playlists below:
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:
- Joe Figueira of North Manchester FM, apply with MP3, short bio & twitter handle by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Del Osei-Owusu, aka Platinum Mind and fellow FOTN moderator, is happy to consider submissions for the Songbird Sessions, a 1 hour show for The Songbird HQ on Islington Radio. Just email Del with a bio and MP3 to email@example.com
- Neil March, Trust The Doc Radio Show (5PM BST, Exile FM). Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are are radio presenter/DJ looking for someone to do all the hard work for you in filtering out the more alternative tunes hitting the FOTN inbox each, week, just give Signal Committee a shout!