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DANDELION RADIO: April Playlist

Here's a list of the acts we have playlisted on The Beatbox Saboteurs' Dandelion Radio show for April:
Alexandra Babiak
Amyl & The Sniffers
Arjen Schat
Blackhill Transmitter
Dadanaut
Ed Wynne Einstürzende Neubauten Ernest Moon Evi Vine Flency Golden Gate Orchestra Japan Life As Surface Noise Mammoth Penguins New Me Newmeds Obscenity State Paris Love-Child Pipaluk & Cecilie Supernova Redshift Rivers And Suns Secret Treehouse SPC ECO SPQR Swimming Pool Symbion Project The Shrubs Transmission 13 Victor Silvester Whettman Chelmets Winter Gardens

LISTENING: Swimming Pool - Swimming Pool (EP)

Today we have been listening to Swimming Pool from Seville, Spain. Listen out for them in our April show!

LABEL RELEASE: Electronic Space - Volume One

Just a heads-up that we recently released an 'out of this world' electronica compilation album on our micro-label, House Of Beauty Records. Called Electronic Space - Volume One and featuring cover art by Gareth Carter, it is a sublime collection of instrumental tracks from all around the globe.

The compilation is available to download/stream from all the main online platforms including:
Bandcamp  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music  |   Amazon Music  |  YouTube  |  Smartlink

Full tracklisting:

01 Istanbul Hippodrome - NA-u
02 Arflelik - Illusions
03 Truth In Space - Truth In Space
04 JPS - Satelite
05 Dadanaut - Arbeiterheer
06 Network 23 - Space Rock!
07 Istanbul Hippodrome - Antidinteranean 8
08 NoHealer - Testdrive (Crash Mix)
09 AshMcAuliffe - The Victory (Netzach)
10 Alessandro Penna - Dyson Sphere
11 Kh3rtis - Annabelle Lee
12 AB7VN - Flight

REVIEW: Pinhdar - Pinhdar

Pinhdar are Cecilia Miradoli and Max Tarenzi, both founder members of the rock band Nomoredolls. The first track I heard by Pinhdar was a track called 'Toy', as an introduction to the band, it was an instant winner. There was something completely engaging about it, the complexity of sound delivered with a wonderfully expressive vocal gave it real character and quality. Happily, that feeling continues throughout their album, the variation and intricacy of the instrumentation perfectly supports Cecilia's sensual but free-spirited voice.

Part of the enjoyment is that there's no sense of knowing what will be next, each track is a new discovery. Quieter, reflective moments are interspersed with powerful, almost politely riotous moments. Pinhdar allow the listener to glimpse into their world but hold just enough back to retain that sense of intrigue. Intimate and absorbing, with a distinct musical texture, Pinhdar are crafting songs for longevity.

Top Tracks:  Toy, Overloved…

LABEL RELEASE: Players - Volume Two

Just a reminder that our second general compilation Players - Volume Two is now available. Released via our own micro-label, House Of Beauty Records, the album features tracks from some of the acts that we have been playing on our Dandelion Radio show.

The purpose of the album is to help spread the word about all the acts, all we ask is; if you like the music, please support the acts' own releases.

The compilation is available to download/stream from all the main online platforms including:

Bandcamp  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music  |   Amazon Music  |

Here's the tracklisting:

01 wht.rbbt.obj - Silence
02 Necessary Animals - Necessary Animals
03 Zolton - Noise Electric
04 One Friend - Fall
05 Alexandra Babiak - Crazy For You
06 Pinhdar - Toy
07 InSammer - Forsaken By God
08 Keepers At Noon - I Want To Be Your Robot
09 Romain & The Cowboy Surfers - Yellow Shadow
10 Sheaelisa - Quasimodos Tower
11 The Heavens - Birth Of The Vampire
12 Mary May - Softest Tune
13 The Ways Of Fire…

LABEL RELEASE: Players - Volume One

After a few issues, we are happy to say that our first compilation Players - Volume One is now available on all the main platforms including Spotify. Released via our own micro-label, House Of Beauty Records, the album features tracks from some of the acts that we have been playing on our Dandelion Radio show.

The purpose of the album is to help spread the word about all the acts, all we ask is; if you like the music, please support the acts' own releases.

The compilation is available to download/stream from all the main online platforms including:
Bandcamp  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music  |   Amazon Music  |
Here's the tracklisting:
01 Deaf - Dead End 02 Knightingale - White Shadow 03 Our Echoes Scream - Reminiscence 04 Woeful Bat - Ambedo 05 Michal Towber + AR - The Crash 06 The Sun Aesthetic - Fall 07 Green Blanket - Beetlejuice/Betelgeuse 08 Teenage Wedding - Wow! Signal 09 Mavissing! - Eye of Ra 10 Kh3rtis - Sunbeam Suspension 11 Ivatu - I'm Her 12 Aunt Tabby - Мо…

IN CONVERSATION: Obscenity State

IN CONVERSATION WITH: OBSCENITY STATE

Please introduce yourself... 

I’m Nilly, the lead from Obscenity State.

How would you describe your music? 
Driven, energetic, electro noir, delivered with a lot of attitude amidst insistent dance rhythms and post-punk sensibilities.

What are you doing at the moment? 
Preparing all that’s involved in releasing tracks. I’m releasing various singles over the next few months with the EP coming out in May/June. I’m also working on the live aspect, developing audio-visual patches that i’ll be able to incorporate into certain performances.

What is the best thing about making music? 
There are so many but I guess having a strong sense of purpose trumps the list.

You are only allowed to keep one of your tracks, which one would you choose and why? 
The next one I write- I like to look forward.

How involved are you in the creative process surrounding your releases?  Obscenity State is a solo project that’s performed live with a band. I write all the mater…

ALBUM REVIEW: Uniforms - Polara

Last year, when we volunteered to DJ for Dandelion Radio, the Spanish band, Uniforms, were one of the first bands we discovered when casually browsing Bandcamp for new music. Looking back now, it was a very lucky moment for us; something about the artwork (maybe the Kraftwerkian pose?) for their self-released EP Equals caught our attention and the striking music resulted in an immediate affection for the band. We really enjoyed playing those early tracks on our radio show.

Fast-forward a few months, after some personnel changes, Uniforms signed to the new Spanish label, Oso Polita and their debut album, 'Polara', was recorded and released. I should explain that this review for 'Polara' is a rather late, but that's mainly due to some comedic ineptitude on my part. Read on...

The record label sent me a physical copy of the album and it took a little time to arrive in the post, all the way from Spain, but when it did arrive I was slightly amazed to have been sent a d…

LISTENING: Bum Motion Club - Delta

Today we have been listening to 'Delta' by Bum Motion Club, jolly good it is too!

DANDELION RADIO: February Playlist

The Beatbox Saboteurs' February Playlist for Dandelion Radio:

Inkblot Astronaut - Boogy Man Pinhdar - Toy  One Friend - Fall  Analogue Electronic Whatever - You Never Did  Rache - Sober (Original Mix) Forest Crows - Lipstick Noises Mary May - Softest Tune Frankie Howerd & June Whitfield - Up Je T'Aime The Beatbox Saboteurs - Terry & June Cheerbleederz - Staying Up Late Silvermouse - Spores in My Dermis Whispering Sons - Skin Arjen Schat - 20180814 Future Sound of London - Halodule Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Mac Quayle - Trust Yourself Orbital featuring Prof Brian Cox - There Will Come A Time Moonlight Waves - Keep Movin' Kroşe - Pistol Kai Orion - Heartless  I Am A Rocketship - Intermittent Nat & The Noise Brigade - Boyfriend Karelia's Discord - Red Romance Uniforms - Polara

Listen To The Show On Mixcloud

DANDELION RADIO: March Playlist

Here's a list of the acts we have playlisted on The Beatbox Saboteurs' Dandelion Radio show for March :
Adwaith Aloysius Scrimshaw Anone Astro-B Bo-Peep Elektric Animals Emulsion Gránat Istanbul Hippodrome Ivory! Keepers At Noon Kibrom Birhane Life As Surface Noise Los Blancos Maigin Blank Network 23 One Friend Phnom Penh Model Plastics Romain and the Cowboy Surfers Sir Robert Orange Peel The Heavens wht.rbbt.obj Xqui Zarigani$
Zolton

The show features a special 'Postcard From Japan' provided by Lee from Thomas Imposter Records and kiYOmi from Astro-B.
The full schedule for the month can be found here.