Some stuff unearthed online… The original demo tape review from July 1997. The original Shifty Disco singles club CD review from August 1997. A review of the 0-60 Boxed Set which mentions Spunkle. Facebook!
Seems Music For DXing caught the ears of the musicinoxford.co.uk crew, with a mention in their “favourite releases of 2011” list and a nice, short summing up: “One of the most unexpected releases of the year is made up of radio transmissions and low-fi keyboards – surprisingly compelling stuff.” Thanks guys!
Excellent to get a review of Music For DXing from the enthusiastic and tasteful Music in Oxford. Much appreciated!
As Stu wrote over on the First Fold Records blog, Spunkle and The Fold got some coverage in the found-in-WH-Smiths-publication “Radio User” recently, courtesy of Chrissy Brand. A very unexpected pleasure – thanks Chrissy!
“Jowalford” has set up a playlist for the Spunkle release Music For DXing – all you Spotify users can access this one if you want. Note though that if you buy the CD version, you get two tracks that aren’t on the digital download…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]