by Various Artists
The eleventh TCFSR Solo Word Project release.
2020 was a memorable year, especially notable in those parts of the world where 'freedom' is taken for granted. In the UK there were also the machinations as our future relations with the European Union and the World in general were thrashed out.
We also remember the passing of Solo Word contributor National Sound.
With that as a backdrop, a pool of artist were given the single word 'Agency' to interpret with whatever audio they deemed appropriate.
Low Flying Aircraft OST
by Lone Cosmonaut
Available as a limited edition artisan CD as well as 24 bit, high definition audio, Low Flying Aircraft OST is the eighth release by Lone Cosmonaut on TCFSR,
Nominated in the best cinematography category at the 2020 Paris Movie Awards and runner up for best independent film at the Artemis Film Festival 2020,
'Low Flying Aircraft' directed by Rene' Batista is a critically acclaimed dystopian thriller with a supernatural twist, which explores the themes of obsession, guilt and grief. It is based on a short story by the writer J.G. Ballard.
by Dental Drill Slips
A high definition digital EP.
"Inspired by a recording that I heard whilst assisting with the production of BERG 7, the recent release by British Experimental Rocket Group, this release started as an abstract sound sculpture. These audio are sculpted from layers of similar sound. When I listened to the first completed track I noticed sound elements that do not appear in the source synthesis. It reminded me of paintings by Bridget Riley that I viewed at an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery near the end of 2019. In particular black and white paintings such as 'Over' in which your eye detects a rainbow of colours that are not physically there.
I created further sculptures with additional elements to reflect the development of colour and movement in the line paintings by Bridget Riley." DD
Floriana / Better Day
by Lone Cosmonaut
A new single (a rare event for TCFSR).
"Floriana is my humble tribute to the late Florian Schneider, 1947 - 2020. For me and many others he WAS Kraftwerk, and his stylish appearance and musical contributions were an influence on so many artists who I subsequently loved and have been influenced by. His contribution to electronic music and popular culture cannot be underestimated.
Rest easy Florian, and thank you." LC
by British Experimental Rocket Group
The seventh collection from the sonic experiments and synthetic compositions filed in the archives of the Culture Branch of the British Experimental Rocket Group (BERG-C). TCFSR are working with members of BERG-C to locate, examine, compile, restore and protect the remaining audio recordings. Selected examples are made public through this series of exclusive releases.
As far as we can ascertain, the tracks on this release cover a period of roughly 35 years – the period during which BERG-C was at its most active. The geographical spread of unofficial archive caches continues to extend and at least one recording in the collection is from behind the Iron Curtain.
Additional tracks are availble via a postcard download code.
The second release on TCFSR by the free impovisation duo from Hannover.
Noises, physically perceptible frequencies, distortions, resonances, beats and feedback are integral parts of powerful spontaneous compositions that flow between free structures, stoically repetitive drones, massive sound surfaces and complex sound layers.