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Benjamin Finger - Video Posted by Hannes on

Benjamin Finger's video for 'A Glimpse' is premiering on Son of Marketing today! The Super 8 recorded video is a nicely atmospheric piece to compliment one of the shorter noisy ambient tracks from his upcoming Forwind release 'Into Light'. More news soon!

Fwd22 - Video Posted by Conor on

Now streaming - the foreboding new video for 'Bodies Under The Waterfall' by George Royle, taken from his new self-titled Bodies Under The Waterfall release. You can catch it now on our YouTube channel. FWD22 files are available on Bandcamp with news about the physical version on the way very soon!

Purlieu Recordings Podcast Posted by Shane on

New Swedish label Purlieu Recordings has got off to an incredible start in 2017 with some brilliant releases from nordBeck, Claudia Bonarelli, Tutti Harp and Giuseppe Falivene. Our eclectic mix for Purlieu features an hour of ambient, noise, classical, drone, outsider and industrial sounds interspersed with some interview cut ups. It's available to stream now on Soundcloud and Mixcloud. Enjoy!

Shimmering Moods Podcast Posted by Shane on

The Traces series of podcasts goes on tour! We were delighted to be asked by Shimmering Moods to join their excellent podcast series and obliged with a winding, weaving mix of underground ambience, harsh electronics and adventurous electro-acoustics . Hope you enjoy!

Analogue Chat Interview Posted by Conor on

Richard from Analogue Chat interviews Hannes and Conor about past, present and future for the Forwind project.

Forwind on YouTube Posted by Shane on

The entire forwind catalogue is available to stream on our new YouTube channel. Along with all of the forwind releases there's artist videos and tour footage to check out too. We'll be adding lots more content to the channel as things progress. Happy streaming!

Autechre play [3:30] Posted by Shane on

In a recent mix for NTS Autechre (our childhood heroes) included 'Node' from Jeff Carey's [3:30] (FWD10). Listen to the show here at NTS.

Atom Eye 'Prelude' Video Posted by Hannes on

FWD09 features on Late Junction Posted by Conor on

Tomonari Nozaki's epic 'Part I' off North Palace was Fiona Talkington's last play of the week on Late Junction. Airplay greatly appreciated as ever.

Dalston Sound Feature Posted by Hannes on

Head over to Dalston Sound who have very kindly done an in depth roundup of the forwind releases to date that feature the hardest working man with a double bass and lapsteel we know - Peter Marsh!

Vienna/Budapest Posted by Shane on

Sonnamble Vienna/Budapest tour
Velac Gala #69
Tuesday 22/05/2012
brut konzerthaus
lothringerstrasse 20
1030 Vienna
Tuesday 22/05/2010
doors: 9:00pm
http://velak.klingt.org
JAZZAJ fesztivál
Wednesday 23/05/2012
Mika Tivadar Mulató
1075 Budapest
VII. kerület
Kazinczy utca 47
doors: 9:00pm

Sunday Driver
Sunday 27/05/2012
Rienößlgasse 12/4, 1040 Wien
doors: 2pm
After our minitour of Vienna and Budapest we would like to thank Tamara Wilhelm, Stefan Fraunberger and everyone at Klingt.org, Markus Zahradnik (Photographer), Ernö Rupik, Samu Gryllus, Ronald Vitzthum, Berndt Thuner, Johannes Kretz & Ember Sári for taking great care of us.
We have put together an abstract video from a piece from our performance at Velac Gala in Vienna.

LAC 2012 Posted by Conor on

Over the weekend I attended the Linux Audio Conference at Stanford, California. Sonnamble's Aphelion (I & II) was fortunate to be included in the listening roster at the CCRMA's listening room.
Needless to say the whole conference was inspiring. An event like this in such a location attracts a very interesting assortment of heads from musicians to engineers to inventors or more likely a mixture of all of the above. I would like to thank the organisers Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Bruno Ruviaro, Frank Neumann, Robin Gareus and Julius O. Smith. Great work guys and very much looking forward to next year's LAC at IEM in Graz, Austria !

Sequence 3 Posted by Hannes on

Future Sequence have just released their third Sequence compilation and have included a Sonnamble piece along side numbers from MachineFabriek, Maps and diagrams, Field Rotation and many more. 'Vespers' by Sonnamble was recorded at the Forwindings night back in November at St. Leonards in Shoreditch, London. The Sonnamble lineup that night was Wei-ya Lin on Viola, Paul May on Drums, Peter Marsh on Dobro guitar and Conor Curran on electronics.

Forwind on RTE Lyric FM:Nova Posted by Shane on

Much appreciated radio play and kind words for Sonnamble and Elvers on one of our favourite radio shows Nova hosted as ever by Bernard Clarke.

Forwindings Posted by Conor on

Forwind would like to thank all those who contributed to a special evening at St. Leonards. A special thanks goes out to Robin for the beautiful venue, Celia Topping for her captivating photography and Paul Cowie and Mark Punt for filming the whole event. Charlie Beresford worked tirelessly to record the evening which we will make available shortly.

Blindlight video Posted by Conor on

Gavin Owens has shot, edited and produced a stunning visual piece for the title track from the new Sonnamble album. The piece consists of over 13,000 photos. Watch loud and full and preferably in a moment of calm.

Wire Tapper feat. Sonnamble Posted by Conor on

Very exciting piece of news this! Sonnamble are featured on The Wire Tapper 26 compilation. The track used is 'Aphelion I' taken from the upcoming Sonnamble album Blindlight, the duo's latest foray into the possibilities of electro-acoustic improvisation and real time processing.

Schism - Jones & Marsh Posted by Shane on

This is a podcast of 100% original material from Chris Jones and Peter Marsh. Instruments include electric guitar, noise, double bass and one instance of a virtual piano, mainly recorded live, some tinkered with afterwards. A piece of work that well deserves your full attention.

State51 Posted by Hannes on

Forwind is happily and relievedly at the end of the 'find-a-new-distributor' process! We have put pen to paper with State51 who ticked all the boxes for us when it came to the nitty gritty of getting our catalog the best online outlets and experimental music exposure possible. These things are obviously hugely important when you are trying to pop your head out from underneath the absolute deluge of new music that is released every week. And even more so when you are not exactly releasing music that is going to trouble the charts.... if they still exist! As a result of the above we can now finally announce release dates for our next three albums: James O'Sullivan's 'feed back couple', Elvers - 'Elvers' and Clang Sayne - 'Winterlands' will all be released on May16th and available to buy through boomkat , itunes, amazon etc. Will update soon with further details about the releases including availability of physical formats.

Elvers on BBC Radio 3 Posted by Shane on

Aptly named radio host Fiona Talkington, played our very own Elvers last night on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction with a track taken from their forthcoming debut on forwind. 'Cutthroat' is featured about an hour and fourteen minutes into the show but don't feel obliged to skip straight to - As ever there is some fabulous music from the outer reaches played right throughout the show. Happy listening friends.

aNOther Festival Posted by Conor on

We have received some very positive feedback from the showing of Gavin Owen's visual piece for Sonnamble's Sehsucht at 'aNOther Festival' in Vienna in November. Thanks so much Wei-Ya Lin for accepting the submission. Hopefully next year Sonnamble will come and play.

New Forwind Logo Posted by Conor on

Trying to conjure a brief for a new logo design for Forwind was for us a daunting task. Up until now design for either of the two releases or the site has been the good work of Paul Finn. We definitely wanted to keep this style but just add a touch of graphic finesse to the overall look through the logo. I think the overall brief for Hannes amounted to "we would like to represent the idea of winding, to stress that the pronunciation is forw/y/nd not forw/i/nd." Not much direction given there really, doesn't elaborate much on what it should be instead focuses on something else entirely. It suits the subtle clean design previously laid down by Paul while also marking out its own take on what Forwind is about. Great work Hannes.

James O'Sullivan at Cafe Oto Posted by Conor on

Excellent footage of a recent show at London's Cafe Oto of guitarist James O' Sullivan. 'feed back couple', James's first solo release is due out on Forwind early 2011.

Severed Head, Dublin Posted by Shane on

We would like to thank the good people at Severed Head for hosting us last week. A great night was had by all. Never saw Dublin looking so pretty under a foot of snow!