Just to let you know some changes are going on with the Fluid Radio web sites….
After careful consideration we decided it was time to move away from the server and web application we have being using for the main Fluid Radio site over the last year.
We have now completed the transfer to a new server and the site is currently being updated as we speak. The new look site (still under construction) will incorporate aspects from the old site along with the best parts from this blog.
This will mean that no more posts will be made on this blog and all new entries can be found on the new Fluid Radio web site www.fluid-radio.co.uk
The new site will still be posting mix dowloads along with content on new releases, interviews, etc, and will also be posting recent and past artists mixes available at high bit rate streaming for those who may have missed scheduled mixes on the radio station due to time difference, etc.
The new site will also be setting up a social interaction theme within the site allowing you to set up profiles, make comments, and basically have a lot more input into your likes/dislikes ect, ect.
The new site is still looking a bit bare but stick with it….Lot’s more content to come over the coming days.
This blog site will remain open for those that may noy have downloaded some of the artists mixes that we have provided over the lasy year or so.
Speak soon and if you have any suggestions/comments feel free to leave at the end of this post.
Filed under: Album Of The Week | Tags: Album Of The Week, The Boats - Words Are Something Else
Although The Boats have graced these pages with numerous releases and side-projects over the last few years, this amazing new album for the fledgling Home Normal label feels like their most fully-realised and essential release to date. Its also, in many ways, something of a departure for Craig Tattersall and Andrew Hargreaves, enlisting the vocal talents of Chris Stewart on three of the tracks here and managing to imbue proceedings with an almost alien mixture of submerged warehouse electronics and layered vocal pop that sounds like little else that comes to mind.
Filed under: Reviews | Tags: Hope Review, Morpheus Music, Various Artists - Hope
Electro-acoustic downtempo instrumentals. This is an album of inspiring digital delight – the collaborating artists have worked under harmonious vision to produce music of Hope. Here smooth drones and light washes interact with environmental recordings; melodies ebb and flow in understated restraint, moved by glitchy structures entwining ‘found’ percussive sounds and delicate beats. The melodic content often has a classical beauty about it – overtly through the use of wistful strings and elegant pianos – also through a recurring tone reminiscent of the grace and pensive nature of the nocturne. Introspective voices hang in the mix in places, musing in the misty headspace of the music. Static flecks and sleeting noise enliven the textural content. Acoustic and electric guitar meanderings thicken the synthetic elements and bring additional colour to a number of tracks.
Filed under: Reviews | Tags: 020 Magazine, Adrian Carter, Hope Review, Various Artists - Hope
Hope Springs… by Adrian Carter.
New label Fluid Audio enters the world with its first release..and all in aid of a good cause too.
‘Hope’ is the opening release of new electronic, electroacoustic and ambient label Fluid Audio. A rather pleasing affair it is too with a collection of thirteen tracks from a variety of known commodities (especially if you have followed some of my Ultimae reviews). The album is conceptual in nature with each artist asked to create a piece that to them embodies the concept of positivity and alleviation of strife.
As a collection the material on offer here drift back and forth from what you would classify as more traditional ambient into electroacoustic territory with its found sound association. Melodies drift and disperse and give way to tones and washes, often there is a deepening sense of drama to the pieces and while in many cases they burn slowly there is a relentless nature to them (have a listen to Field Rotation’s Regenezit for example).
Filed under: News, Releases | Tags: Ethical Thinking, Fluid Audio, Various Artists - Hope
The Etchical Vision Behind ‘Hope’
The CD is ISO14001 certified, all paper & card used is FSC certified, all produced by a Carbon Zero CD
manufacturing company, via the award-winning CO2 Balance. The scientific data to calculate the
embedded carbon emissions of the CD/Packaging, and offset an equivalent amount of CO2 by investing
in 100% additional carbon-offsetting schemes with immediate & many secondary benefits to
communities that simply would not happen unless we paid for them. The premises used to create the
CD/Packaging is also 100% carbon neutral and powered with green electricity, and business travel
emissions are also offset.
Eco-conscious disc manufacturing:
ISO 14000 & 14001 compliant CD manufacturing
100% Re-use of scrap polycarbonate salvaged from CD & DVD replication
Sourcing of paper stock from FSC Compliant (Forestry Stewardship Council) mills and printers.
Wood fibre procured within the Sustainable Forest Initiative guidelines: every acre harvested is reforested – 400 Million tree seedlings planted each year.
Paper products are typically recyclable, compost-able, and under the right conditions biodegradable.
No wood from old-growth or endangered forests.
Vegetable based inks.
100% alcohol-free printing.
No Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from inks or coatings, and use of quick dry glues with Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) being eliminated.
Collection and recycling of paperboard, inks, coatings and other waste from printing processes.
60,000 tons of paper and board shipped from one supplier alone to recycler in one year.
Treat This CD With Care!
More info and purchase options here
Filed under: News, Releases | Tags: Adamned.Age, Das OMIKron, Field Rotation, Parallelwelten Remixes
Parallelwelten is the first Remix EP of Field Rotation. Including remixes by Adamned.Age and Das OMIKron two outstanding artists from Germany are involved.
Released 16 June 2009
Music and artwork by Field Rotation
Remixes by Adamned.Age and Das OMIKron
As far as internet radio stations go they don’t come any better than Dewtone!
With a playlist to die for, a web site that is beautifully designed and a philosophy that focuses on promoting new artists and labels, you HAVE to check out what these guys are up to…
In 2003, Dewtone launched as a free music label focusing on forward thinking, easy listening electronic music with the support of artists like Carl Martin (Transient), Dustin Craig (Headphone Science), Tom Dinchak (Phortran), Jasper Boer (Jap Jap), Liam Skogland and James Zdrowski (Iqtu).