An Taobh Tuathail

Friends of First Fold Records, An Taobh Tuathail have been giving the latest Spunkle release, the seemingly unreviewable Music For DXing, some pretty heavy rotation on their show throughout March. Very encouraging that experimental sounds can find a home in the Gaelic language ether!

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EB3’s Response to the Arts Cuts

Emma Bob 3, writer and DJ on the essential Buffet radio show, offers up this thoughtful piece about the arts cuts. Typically I’m late to the party when it comes to blogging about cuts, but it’s never too late to party for your right to fight, so here’s this ace video for anyone who hasn’t […]

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Small Machine Debut EP

Although you won’t be able to buy the new Small Machine E.P. until 11th April, samples are now up on Amazon.com and you can pre-order through Play.com Check them out here…… http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Album/4-/19152136/-/Product.html … http://www.amazon.com/Small-Machine-E-P/dp/B004RLCU74/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300140287&sr=301-1

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Truck Store stocks First Fold Records

Very happy to announce that the recently opened Truck Store on Oxford’s Cowley Road is stocking First Fold releases. These include “Live” and “The Autumn Tapes” by Spunkle.

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Buffet play Music for DXing

Thanks as always to the lovely team Buffet for playing a track from Music for DXing on their latest show. Buffet is like a monthly C60 of toptastic tuneage, with chat and witty insight into what’s cool, and what’s fool. Tune or surf in to their broadcast and checkout their Myspace and Facebook pages.

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Spunkle eclipses Muse

Insane news just in from Music in Oxford. In their interview with Nightshift magazine (the Shift in Shifty Disco), Ronan reveals… It’s worth remembering too that when we were doing Shifty Disco, me and Mac turned down the chance to release Muse’s debut single because we thought they were a bad Radiohead tribute band. We […]

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4Mat explains “Surrender”

Tracker hero 4Mat recently released the very excellent “Surrender“. On this blogpost he explains some of the processes of creating the songs – a great insight into the genesis of the work.

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A free SVG alphabet

I am a longtime Flickr user but since I’ve never had a pro account (so far) I have lost track of the number of images I have uploaded in the six or so years I’ve been active on there (Flickr allows you to upload lots of images but if you have a free account you […]

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Music for DXing

Music For DXing by Spunkle is a suite of sixteen songs rooted in the hobby of listening to the radio. Originally released amongst friends and fans in 2003, Music for DXing mixes the sounds of shortwave with primeval electronica in a drumless, bassless, trebleless midrange landscape of anticipation. Music for DXing is out now on […]

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Nine questions about Music For DXing

An interview by John Zap, 24th January 2011 What is DXing? – Well, let’s go straight to Wikipedia for that one! “DXing is the hobby of tuning in and identifying distant radio or television signals”.  It’s a hobby I’ve done since I was very young, like 10 years old.  I got a radio-cassette recorder for […]

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