• Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Reviewed by Adam Anonymous (undercover magazine)

    Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Scotland is a beautiful and sometimes harsh backdrop for creating music of any description, but somehow perfect for carefully assembled electronica. Like famous Cornishman Richard D James before him, affable chap John Charles Wilson, aka Frog Pocket, carries an unmistakeable Celtic influence through Gonglot, awkward song titls and all. Fittingly, Aphex Twin's ambient works and, more recently the beautiful piano-brushed mellow moments of his Drukqs
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  • Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Reviewed by Jon Andrews (Future Music)

    Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Glitchy beats are becoming a bit of a norm round these parts. What was nce a cutting edge genre now often seems a fairly dull attempt at extreme drum programming. Planet Mu were once the great backers of this but, thankfully, recent releases are moving away from the formula. On this one, for example, all the piercing stuff is there but it's backed by some quite stunning traditional, synthetic and downright melodic stuff. There's stuff going back
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  • Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Reviewed by the wire (The Wire)

    Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Proving that Four Tet doesn't have the folktronica scene all sewn up, John Charles Wilson weighs in with a rough-hewn collection of fractured, raggle-taggle Techno tracks involving fiddles, mandolins and piled up broken beats. Something about the music's lack of subtlety is strangely appealing - you won't be spinning this one after your Boards Of Canada albums, but that's exactly the point. Wilson's beats are a real mess - apparently each rhythmic
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  • Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Reviewed by Luca Maini (Igloomag.com)

    Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    A couple years ago I went to a friend's studio where he had dozens of vinyl lying around. I noticed a record by Frog Pocket on the Italian label Afe, and he told me that it was really nice. Unfortunately he forgot to lend it to me, and I feel I missed something really special, since this Gonglot stroked me with its sincere beauty. Someone called it gaelictronica, probably one of the silliest definitions ever, but it gives you a raw idea of what's in
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