Friday, 20 March 2015

20/03/15 - Amorphous take over theQuietus

Today, The Amorphous Androgynous take over the reins of online music and arts publication theQuietus. So far we've had Gaz's post-pub YouTube playlist (we won't be going to that one...) and an interview with Gaz and, apparently, Brian, who doesn't seem to say much. More will unfold throughout the day, so keep your eye on the site!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

18/03/15 - Monstrous Psychedelic Updates

A few updates regarding the release and promotion of A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind, vol. 4: The Wizards of Oz. Copies should be shipping out at some point this week. A second release, featuring sixteen tracks, unmixed, will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day in April. Copies will be available in UK and Australian stores, followed by a limited number for sale on FSOLDigital.

To promote the album, Gaz has been doing the usual round of interviews. You can hear him chatting to Australian radio station Double J here, and read an interview with Australian musician (in which he reveals there are around 30 tracks recorded for the new Amorphous album) here.

Monday, 2 March 2015

02/03/15 - Intelligent Communication digital releases

The oft-forgotten one-off alias Intelligent Communication, responsible for the fantastic Principles of Motion EP in 1991, has finally re-appeared for a re-release and a new release. The EP is now available in digital format on FSOLDigital, alongside a new EP of alternate mixes of the opening track, Drive.

01 – Drive (2007 Live Rehearsal Desk Mix) (10:32)
02 – Drive (2015) (7:13)
03 – Drive (IC7471) (4:06)
04 – Drive (Radio Edit) (3:16)

Hear a clip of the new version here:

And purchase the EPs in MP3 or FLAC here:
Drive
Principles of Motion

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

11/02/15 - Amorphous, Noel and Paul

So, the Noel Gallagher saga continues. Gaz has spoken to the NME about the whole escapade. The front cover of the issue dated 14th February 2015 includes the headline "Noel: Amorphous Androgynous hit back". The article itself is a little more sparse, sadly. A teaser for the interview was made available earlier on NME.com, but that's all you really need to read, as the full content in the magazine merely expands the word count without adding anything new (nevertheless, you can see a scan here if you wish). On the matter of the full interview being stripped down to a few soundbites, Gaz wrote on the Amorphous Facebook: "Omitted all heart , guts of the actual interview but hey what did we expect in a world of millionaire faux rock n roll fist a puffs?" and "Hmmm the NME clearly know which way their bread is buttered - good job we filmed it - wow! Anti inflammatory sedatives and faux rock n roll seems to be order of the day". So now we're all waiting for the filming of the interview to appear online to find out just what Gaz did say, and just why the NME weren't willing to print it (probably don't want to upset Noel too much, given how much time he gives to the increasingly unpopular publication).

In more collaborative news, Brian shared a YouTube video on Facebook a few minutes ago, stating "Heres one me and gaz wrote with Paul Weller - turned out pretty good me thinks......"

Check it out below and judge for yourself. We're guessing it's the lead single from Weller's next record:

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

28/01/15 - Blackhill Transmitter 3 out now.

As teased yesterday, the third Blackhill Transmitter is now available.

As stated on FSOLDigital:

The third outing from Blackhill Transmitter with there usual blend of Kruat and Granular synthesis.

“Rain struck the tower but we persistted – the broadcast was scheduled, it had to go ahead. Suddenly we were plunged into darkness – silence – nothing – then the noises started – slowly building – the transmission had begun…”

TRACKLISTING:

01 – Cease to Function (5:19)
02 – Battery Room (3:07)
03 – Returning (3:04)
04 – Recovery (3:54)

You can read more about Brian's connection with the transmitter over on the forum, watch a promotional video on YouTube here, and buy the EP in mp3 or FLAC format here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

27/01/15 - Blackhill Transmitter 3 on its way

The third Blackhill Transmitter EP will be available from FSOLDigital tomorrow... watch this space.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

14/01/15 - Another new Humanoid compilation track.

Brian has provided a track for a new chiptune compilation on Bandcamp entitled chipspeech AUTOMATE SONGS .01. The Humanoid piece is called Words of the Elders, and is the album opener. Download the compilation for free here!