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SALEM are back to chase storms with new track, ‘Starfall’

SALEM break a nearly decade-long hiatus to follow storm chasers across South Central United States. Following the ‘leak’ of the Sergei Prokofiev-sampling ‘CAPULETS’ and the release of a new mixtape, STAY DOWN, which they premiered on NTS back in May, SALEM are back with their first official release in nearly a decade. ‘Starfall’...

Lunchmeat Flashbacks: Robin Fox

Back in 2017 Robin Fox brought his seminal audiovisual work to Prague’s Veletržní Palác. Robin Fox has been enabling his audiences to experience synaesthesia for almost a decade. Simply by using three laser projectors, Fox weaves a blue, a green and a red laser into an immersive audiovisual experience during which what you see is literally...

Patch Notes: Cam Deas

A hybrid modular set with live visuals from Cam Deas and Ben Moon. For the second of a series of Patch Notes episodes filmed behind closed doors by Fact at 180 The Strand, we invited The Death of Rave artist Cam Deas to perform a hybrid modular set, with live visuals from audiovisual artist Ben Moon. Deas’ set was roughly based around...

Artist DIY: Thoom

Artist DIY is a series of videos made by artists in collaboration with Fact in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Lebanese-born artist Thoom released her debut album, Pork, a nine-track record of abstract electronics and introspective lyrics written across Beirut, Chicago and Berlin. “I wanted to make songs, not tracks,” says...

Code Walk soundtrack strange ceremonies in ‘Melt’

Code Walk providing the pummelling soundtrack for a series of sinister pagan rituals, evoking a dark energy seething through a mysterious rural landscape. On Phases Triptych, rising Copenhagen duo Code Walk return to Peder Mannerfelt Produktion to consolidate their high velocity sound with an array of diverse influences, situating themselves...

Fact mix 775: Sarah Davachi

A mix of classic and contemporary composition from Sarah Davachi that heralds the launch of her new label, Late Music. When Sarah Davachi was 20, she got a job at a musical instrument museum in Calgary. Davachi’s interest in playing music might have begun with the piano, but having access to almost any electronic instrument proved a turning...

Lunchmeat Flashbacks: Jlin & Theresa Baumgartner

Over the next three weeks leading up to the 2020 edition of Lunchmeat, we’re exploring three key performances from the Prague festival’s 11-year history. Back in 2017 Jlin and Berlin-based visual artist Theresa Baumgartner brought an intoxicating blend of intense stroboscopic sound and kinetic visuals to the basement of Veletržní Palác, a...

PERiiSU & Swing Ting join forces for ‘Business & Culture’

A joyous collaboration borne out of Co-Lab Theory, a project commissioned by Manchester’s Reform Radio. Last year Reform Radio devised Co-Lab Theory, a collaborative project that would bring together eight rising Manchester producers with eight of the city’s more established artists to make a track in 16 hours. Those tracks would then be...

Patch Notes: Ela Minus

An improvisational session from the Bogotá musician and synth designer. Ela Minus is a musician from Bogotá, Colombia who exclusively uses hardware synthesizers to perform, write and record her techno-inspired pop songs. Her love affair with synths doesn’t stop at music-making: she studied synthesis and learned how to design and...

ZULI & Sam Wiehl join the dots between the Voynich manuscript and psychogenic amnesia with ‘Cipher’

The latest project from SFX is an audiovisual update to the surrealist ‘Exquisite Corpse’ assemblage technique. Cairo DJ and producer ZULI and visual artist Sam Wiehl are just two of the participants of Xquisite Force, an ongoing collaborative project from SFX, the audiovisual label founded by Alessandra Leone and Zoë Mc Pherson.  ...

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