ISOLATION AND REJECTION – VOL 2 OUT NOW

Hey everyone,

Following hot off the heals of Volume 1, we are delighted that Volume 2 is available, featuring 24 wonderful artists inc. Time Attendant, Gagarin, Conflux Coldwell, The Revenant Sea and more.

ISOLATION AND REJECTION is a multi-volume compilation of rejected sounds, all for The Brick, a fantastic charity in Wigan.

GRAB VOLUME 2 HERE

From small ideas and a little hope come rejection, loss and disappointment.

But we won’t let you down – you are safe here.

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ISOLATION AND REJECTION was born out of thinking about what happened to all the tracks that didn’t make it onto those fancy compilations, and is now turning into an ongoing project to collect, collate and promote rejected sounds. This is not an isolation project – it’s a rejection project.

With over 100 artists signed up, we are going to release five volumes over the next few months. Each volume will showcase those lost gems, discarded and abandoned but now lovingly embraced and put front and centre for your enjoyment. We’ll also be sharing the stories behind the rejection – funny, weird and sometimes a little heart breaking.

Here’s the full track list for Vol 2:

  1. Lose a Leg – Thinking About It
  2. Gagarin – Studio 54 Revisited
  3. Time Attendant – Binocular Visions
  4. Caper One & Vandal Deca – Ghostmiles (Tin Cans & Strong Mix)
  5. Andrew Haines – Full Moon @ The Shaman’s Oak
  6. Audio Obscura – Castles On Earth
  7. Conflux Coldwell – Ran Aground Off Thanet
  8. Crisp Packet Jackets – Dreadful Own Brand
  9. Aged – heinrichwave dot wave
  10. Sairie – The House Of The Rising Sun
  11. James A. McDermid – Starved Lips in the Gloam
  12. Acid Wilhelm – My Aharonov–Bohm Effect
  13. The Revenant Sea – No Later
  14. Hwyl Nofio – Music For Broken Toy Pianos
  15. Sparkling Seagull – Cosmic Furniture
  16. Free Magic Show – odwołany lot do Krakowa
  17. St James Infirmary – Higging
  18. Baron Farg – Sin Mission
  19. Drunk Keith! – The Poltergeist Wife!
  20. Stu & Rav. – Blahk
  21. Pete Warren – Brief Respite
  22. Von Heuser – Bring Me The Head Of J.W.
  23. Jeffrey Sinibaldi + JS Adams – Axe Marks The Spot
  24. Kallie Marie – In The Arms of Overreach

Artists contributing to the series include Time Attendant, Howlround, Dolly Dolly, Cahn Ingold Prelog, Alison Cotton, Farmer Glitch, Rupert Lally, Sone Institute, The Declining Winter, TVO, Ekoplekz, Kemper Norton, Boobs of Doom, Grey Frequency, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Thomas Ragsdale and many many more.

Some you will know and some maybe you won’t.

Volumes 3, 4 and 5 of ISOLATION AND REJECTION will follow shortly.

ISOLATION AND REJECTION – VOL 1 OUT NOW

Hey everyone,

I’m delighted that Volume 1 of our new project is now available.

ISOLATION AND REJECTION is a multi-volume compilation of rejected sounds. Vol 1 features the likes of Ekoplekz, Kemper Norton, Boobs of Doom, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Grey Frequency and Thomas Ragsdale.

All the official blurb is below, but first…

GRAB VOLUME 1 HERE

Recent coverage…

“It has been most thoughtfully compiled and programmed so that its strange cargo of rejects contrast and complement one another as part of a remarkable whole.” – Echoes and Dust

“Isolation & Rejection Vol 1 is a magnificent collection at any time, but also serves as a contemplative soundtrack to strange and troubling times. It’s also classic F&F.” – Aural Aggravation

Check it this guest mix featuring tracks from across the five volumes, made for Kites and Pylons.

Thanks also to Phantom CircuitSoundsphereThe SéanceRebellious Jukebox and Dark Train for featuring the project.

We also got mentioned in Warren Ellis’ newsletter Orbital Operations (the writer not the musician).  I’ve sent him the Front & Follow releases since we started, and some he’s liked and mentioned.  The experiences that have been shared by women working with him/knowing him are just horrific, and we stand with them and believe them.  I also thought his apology and “I didn’t realise how powerful I was” excuses were complete bullshit. That is our official position.

The blurb

From small ideas and a little hope come rejection, loss and disappointment.

But we won’t let you down – you are safe here.

ISOLATION AND REJECTION was born out of thinking about what happened to all the tracks that didn’t make it onto those fancy compilations, and is now turning into an ongoing project to collect, collate and promote rejected sounds. This is not an isolation project – it’s a rejection project.

With over 100 artists signed up, we are going to release five volumes over the next few months. Each volume will showcase those lost gems, discarded and abandoned but now lovingly embraced and put front and centre for your enjoyment. We’ll also be sharing the stories behind the rejection – funny, weird and sometimes a little heart breaking.

All money raised is going to The Brick in Wigan – an amazing charity supporting some of our most vulnerable communities.

Here’s the full track list for Vol 1:

  1. Kemper Norton – Unrequited 47
  2. Grey Frequency – Dissolve
  3. K – Failure of Presence
  4. Solo1 – Azzuri Ilta Sorella
  5. Basic Design – Dream Archipelago
  6. Yumah – Escape
  7. Carya Amara – Dining With Phineus
  8. Secret Nuclear – Surrey Administration Facility
  9. ANZAK – Aluminic Bromide
  10. CukoO – Simian
  11. Boobs of Doom – Scumbellina (Me Gam Ega, Quisling)
  12. Yellow6 – Work1
  13. Ekoplekz – Rejected Replekz
  14. Selfish Limbs – Missing Voices
  15. Thomas Ragsdale – The Light Between
  16. Traw – Congratulations To The Young Men of Bucharest
  17. Elizabeth Joan Kelly – Waking Up With A Cat On My Face
  18. Hybernation – Fragile Times
  19. Darrg – Bats & Clocks
  20. TVO – A Wave As The Coast Disappears From View

Artists contributing to the series include Time Attendant, Howlround, Dolly Dolly, Cahn Ingold Prelog, Alison Cotton, Farmer Glitch, Rupert Lally, Sone Institute, The Declining Winter, TVO, Ekoplekz, Kemper Norton, Boobs of Doom, Grey Frequency, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Thomas Ragsdale and many many more.

Some you will know and some maybe you won’t.

Volumes 2, 3, 4 and 5 of ISOLATION AND REJECTION will follow shortly.

If you haven’t yet – GRAB VOLUME 1 HERE

p.s. We are still officially in hibernation x

OUT NOW: Ekoplekz – In Search of the Third Mantra

We are ending the year in the best possible way – by releasing an album by one of our favourite artists, and someone we’ve been trying to work with since he appeared on the Outer Church compilation over five years ago.

TAPE IS SOLD OUT BUY GRAB THE DIGITAL HERE

Drawing parallels between present day Britain and that of the turn of the 80s, Ekoplekz looks back to that era’s industrial and post-punk soundtrack for inspiration.

In a land increasingly brutalized by austerity and divided by nationalism, the tensions that informed some of the post-punk era’s most important works (Red Mecca, Unknown Pleasures, Metal Box) haunt this collection of bleak postcards from the present.

Recorded quickly on cassette tape recorders, combining live instrumentation (guitar, bass, keyboards) with programmed drum machine and sequencer, the album has a raw, spontaneous edge, drawing on elements of dub, funk and primitive electronics for musical direction.

The album is dedicated to the late Mark Fisher, who’s brilliantly insightful writing is sorely missed while trying to make sense of these insane times.

OUT NOW! Michael Donnelly – Why so Mute, Fond Lover?

We are delighted to present the new album from Michael Donnelly, as the second release in a new series celebrating the present and past of some of our favourite artists.

BUY THE TAPE OR CD HERE

Influenced by everything from Khan Jamal to Egisto Macchi via Basic House and Konrad Kraft, Why So Mute, Fond Lover? builds new worlds of beats and rhythm, sound collage, ambience and noise using random borrowed equipment, broken gear and household appliances. The album was recorded in Mile End, London and Hamburg (with collaborator Ben Page of Rocketnumbernine and Elite Barbarian), and mastered by fellow Rothko member Mark Beazley.
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Welcome to 2014

Happy New Year!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported us over the last year, including everyone who played, reviewed and of course bought our releases.

An especially big thank you to The Doomed Bird of Providence, and all the artists who contributed to our Collision/Detection series and The Outer Church compilation.

It was a fun year, hopefully we can do it all again in 2014 (more news very soon).

Best wishes,
Justin & Helen x

The Outer Church OUT NOW

The Outer Church Compilation is out now.  We’ve sold out directly from F&F HQ, but you can pick up a copy from all good record shops and online, including:

More info on the release HERE
And check out the coverage its been getting, including:
Mojo (latest issue)