Wednesday, 29 July 2009

‘XtraperriermenthaL’ by fat benjamin....

After 2007’s ‘the futureRUSTIC EP’ fat benjamin returns with a whole new EP and direction. Called ‘XtraperriermenthaL’ the new EP explores dark, mysterious and unsurprisingly given the title more experimental sounds.

After creating over 28 demo's for his proposed follow-up ‘plastic AMBUSH‘ fat benjamin realized that the material he had created fell into two distinct camps. One was a more digital tinged extension of the sound he explored in the previous EP and the other was a more far out sonic landscape that was less conventional in structure and texture. These more experimental instrumental tracks had been born from live jams just as the other tracks had but seemed darker than he had envisioned for ‘plastic AMBUSH’.

Fat benjamin says “ I wanted to release some new material to give people an idea of where I am going with my music now. It’s been almost 2 years since the futureRUSTIC EP and I felt that XtraperriermenthaL would be a great stepping stone from previous material and introduction to new listeners. This is more of a long form version of what I do. I think it’s important to explore releasing less accessible music rather than just leaving it on the cutting room floor because a track is over 5 minutes in length. I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste but hopefully it will excite some who hear it”.

Have a listen:

"XtraperriermenthaL" by fat benjamin

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Cat Green Bike - Live on BCFM...

Hello there...

Here is Cat Green Bike's BCFM live session recorded and broadcast on 17th June 2009.

Lovely Stuff:

Cat Green Bike - "BCFM Live Session (17/06/09)"

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Things have been a little slow...

As you may have noticed, things have been a little slow around here. Hopefully activity will pick up soon - it will.

Coming soon we have a new mash-up from EL Heath and a new collection of tunes from Gianluca Schlock Liciardi.

So keep your eyes peeled for those.

Ciao for now.

Monday, 1 June 2009

The Big Hello Band...

The first outing of The Big Hello Band was successfully pulled off at the Ferry Station in Bristol on 30th May 2009. It was a good laugh.

The plan is for the whole affair to be worked on and whittled down a little more before taking the performance to other venues.

There may be some image and video available in the soon time.


Monday, 25 May 2009

Strap The Button...

... had a wonderful time this weekend playing in the Town Hall in Welshpool. Thank you to everyone who came to see them, it was much appreciated.

In other news...

The Gig2000 Big Band (an epic amalgamation of Cat Green Bike, Cousin Bear & Sweet Potato) will be performing live in Bristol at the Ferry Station on 30th May 2009. It's going to be lovely.

Ciao for now.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Pratje Para...

Good Morning,

Here's a lovely improvisation for you to listen to. It was brought into being by Pratje Para, a group of four "formed through the desire for change in the musical process". Wonderful stuff:

"Bolsjevik Values on Mars" by Pratje Para

More music coming your way presently.

Until then, adieu.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Call it a Clunes...

Good Evening,

I just stumbled across these wonderful videos from the golden age. They're a bit noisey, but bloody marvelous. Such a lovely day:


Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Sweet Potato - "MASH" - It's here...

A joint release with Records on Ribs, "MASH" is the first full-length album from Sweet Potato:

"Having released three albums of improvised recordings, Bristolian twenty-somethings Sweet Potato release Mash- a perverted rock album of note.

Lolloping, strangely propulsive rhythms underpin impressively enormous riffs and the operatic vocals of Stephen Baker, creating a record that has its fair share of headbanging moments, but retains a jazz sensibility throughout. Although decidely less pastoral, Mash brings to mind the Canterbury Scene in the way it toys effortlessly with generic conventions, yet manages to produce something considerably greater than the sum of its already impressive parts.

It’s available now for download or to buy (as a carbon neutral jewel cased CD with 8 page colour artwork) for a mere £5. It’s a co-release with the good people at Foetal Orange and an album we’re extremely proud to be putting out."

(Records on Ribs)

Check it out now. CLICK HERE

Monday, 30 March 2009


Good Evening,

At long last, here is the much anticipated first FOETAL ORANGE compilation (in actuality the sequel to MY FORMICA TABLE COMPILATION No. 1.

This wonderful collection clocks in at just over an hours worth of the most gloriously blamming tunes from the likes of:

Kronikel, Psychenaturadatura, SeeBeeOne, In the Studio, Slovakia, murmurists, E(ric) L. Heath, Soul Disturbance, Judy The Musical Dog, Taiga Blues, Honey Ride Me a Goat, What The Moon is Like, dummythrust & The Oresund Space Collective...

And a wonderful and eclectic mix of music it is too.:


I am certain that you will love it...

And if that fat lob of muzak wasn't enough for you, here's a fresh collection from The Failed Nasa Experiment:

"Alegria en directo" consists of a single 35 minute live improvisation. Nice:

"Alegria en directo" by The Failed Nasa Experiment

More music to come in the not-so-far-off future.


Thursday, 5 March 2009

Omatic - "Capital Beard? The Venerable Would"...

Good Evening,

Another fat lump of marvelous music is coming your way right now.

This is Omatic's fantastic epic album - "Captial Beard? The Venerable Would".

If you like your rock hard and mental then this is the place to visit. Omatic combine infinite creativity with rhythmic competence and melodic brilliance to bring forth some of the most accomplished music you are likely to hear. Beautiful stuff indeed. Just listen to it:

Omatic - "Captial Beard? The Venerable Would"

And if that wasn't enough, the follow up album will be available in the very near future from this very place.

"Capital Beard? The Venerable Would" was originally released in 2005 via BeeBear Promotions in CD format with wonderful full colour artwork. If you are interested in getting hold of a CD then send me a message and it will be sorted out.

Cat Green Bike - "Breakbeat/Thrash/Concrete"...


Today I have got Cat Green Bike's new collection, which goes by the title of "Breakbeat/Thrash/Concrete".

It is absolutely lovely and I am sure that you will agree.

Cat Green Bike - "Breakbeat/Thrash/Concrete"

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Spinlords of Spintania...

Good Afternoon,

Here we go, the first new release in a little while.

This collection of five tracks comes to you from the Spinlords of Spintania.

The music you will hear on your journey to Spintania is of a prog/fusion sort, wonderfully executed and recorded. A blend of outright heavy rock and melodic, what some might call "symphonic", passages. Full of bouncy licks, grooves and psychedelic schizouts; it provides everything you could ask for.

I can hear echoes of King Crimson filtered through all manner of other influences no doubt; Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Van der Graaf Generator, System of a Down, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Funkadelic, Frank Zappa, Gong, The Residents etc... All great stuff. But, of course, none of that means anything because the music of the Spinlords sounds like none of the above - they are the nearest points of reference; elements of my world-view which I use to explain my experiences (in this case auditory).

It is simply really great stuff, and I am sure that you will agree:

The Spinlords of Spintania


p.s. The Spinlords can be contacted via

Thursday, 26 February 2009


Good Evening,

And now...

I shall point you in the direction of Orunder, a new musical project featuring our good friend Mr. EL Heath.

The tracks featured on their player were all recorded Live at The Hive in Shrewsbury.

Expect eastern tinged rhythmic and psychedelic acoustic music. Very nice indeed.



Cat Green Bike...

Good Afternoon.

I just thought that I would point you in the direction of Cat Green Bike, for she has some lovely newly recorded tunes up on her player. Here is what she has to say about them:

"I now have three very nicely recorded tracks for your listening pleasure. They were recorded at home and mixed by Mr Glover. They are...

Palm Tight Pass
Rough Cut For A New Disco (Two Cars & A Crop) - NEW ONE!!!
Pretty Little Lob

I am currently painting the covers for a limited 44 copy run of Breakbeat/Thrash/Concrete, which holds these three tracks as well as Gone To Get Geese and Adventure Potential. These will be available at Ukuelear Meltdown on Saturday. If you can't make it to Newcastle, but would like one of these lovingly crafted ditties, you can ask me to post you one by emailing me at "

I do believe that her latest collection of tracks (Breakbeat/Thrash/Concrete) will be available to download from this very site in the very near future.



Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Is that the actual bird...?

Good Afternoon,

News today of a new musical project from Dominic Clarke and Lee James Abecasis of Strap The Button and Sweet Potato, going by the name of Actual Bird.

They have been beavering away for a great many weeks on their debut release "Clutching at Barrells", which, upon completetion, will be available for free from this very site. Expect epic electronica verging on minimalist prog.

Why not go and investigate:

Actual Bird


Sunday, 22 February 2009

Saturday, 14 February 2009

BBC Bristol Introducing... Suspended...

Good Morning,

Just days after BBC Bristol Radio Introducing played a track from us here, the show has been immediately suspended. Not because they played one of our tracks, but because they have accidentally allowed a few swear words to be aired. Things are getting ridiculous. VERY RIDICULOUS. They are doing a positive deed, for the benefit of many, and get stepped on by the man for the most petty of things.

What is going on?

Friday, 13 February 2009

EL Heath - Something...

Good Evening...

Here is a lovely new video from our good friend Mr. EL Heath. I'm sure it speaks for itself:

Monday, 9 February 2009

[sic] Magazine Interview...

Good Morning,

If you make your way over to [sic] Magazine, you will find an interview with myself talking about various pertinent music industry bits and bobs that you might find interesting- it's a little Label Focus on Foetal Orange.

Thanks to Michael for asking me to do the interview, it looks lovely.

[sic] Magazine Foetal Orange Interview





Here is a new video from Kronikel:

Untitled from kronikel on Vimeo.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sweet Potato ...


Here is a video of Sweet Potato performing "Leaky Margins" from the album "MASH" at the Louisiana, Bristol:

And if you click play on the little bar below, you can here the afore mentioned BBC Radio Bristol transmission of "Hidden Variables" from the same album, marvelous:

"MASH" will very soon be available.


Friday, 6 February 2009

Sweet Potato on BBC Bristol Introducing...

Good Evening,

A track from Sweet Potato's debut album, "MASH", will be featured on the BBC Radio Bristol Introducing show this coming Sunday at somepoint between 1 and 3 am. If you happen to be up and about between said hours you might like to tune in and have a listen. Even if you aren't awake, you'll be able to hear it again for 7 days following on the internet.

Thank you BBC Radio Bristol Introducing guys.


Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Live Videos...

Here is a Cat Green Bike performance recorded Live at The Croft on january the 18th 2009:


Monday, 19 January 2009

The Gig Last Night...

Good Day,


Good Evening,

The gig last night was lovely. Beautiful performances from all. If you weren't there then you will be able to see some video clips (not quite the actual experience) from all three performances - Cat Green Bike, Team Brick & Strap The Button - in the near future. It was lovely to see so many people there, I don't think we were really expecting there to be so many. Thank you to everyone who took CDs and to everyone who gave donations. It is all greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the live music, and that you will enjoy the recorded music you picked up.

There will be more shows in the future. So keep your eyes and ears open.


Monday, 12 January 2009

It's here...

Sweet Potato - MASH

It looks absolutely wonderful.Very swish indeed. It will be available soon from various locations including here and here. And maybe also from here:

Looks set to be a fun night of musical entertainment.


Monday, 5 January 2009

Strap The Button, Team Brick & Cat Green Bike - Live 18.01.09...

Good Morning...

Foetal Orange will be hosting another night at The Croft in Bristol on the 18th of January 2009. Featured performers will be:

Strap The Button -
Big-band, epic, psycadelic, krauty ROCK.

Team Brick -
Intense, multi-instrumental improvisations. A god amongst men.

Cat Green Bike -
Well-spoken, often wool-clad ukalele diva.

There will also be a range of exciting CDs and CD-Rs available to pick up for free from a table at the venue.

Should be good.


Coming Very Soon: