Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Happy Fan Babble No.4 (Incorporating Hemps Fresh Bugle!)

Recent News

No.1 The good people at BAFTA have nominated us for "Best Original Soundtrack" for our music on the Pixel Junk PS3 game "Shooter" in the BAFTA Video Game Awards. If you're a BAFTA member - VOTE FOR US! Thanx.

(We didn't believe it either, so look here: http://www.bafta.org/awards/video-games/nominations-in-2010,1017,BA.html)

Exclusive material

Log in at http://www.highfrequencybandwidth.com for our 50 years of Island Records Talvin Singh remix.

Next HFB Events

The Hash Wednesday Sessions starring HFB start at http://www.fnoob.com every second Wednesday from March 3rd 2010 at 1900 GMT. Four clear hours of commercial free music from the vinyl archives of Dr Alex Paterson and Dom Beken.

We're also playing a one off gig at The Orange Street Music Club (Canterbury).Tix cost ?7 from Orange Street Bar (they take card payments) OR call the Tin Man 01303-863474
Doors Open 8pm, Show time: 9pm-11pm Close Midnight
Orange Street Music Club
15 Orange Street
Telephone: 01227 760801

Special Insert

Hemp’s Fresh Bugle

Issue #1

Witnesses at the landing site said, “…we heard Hitchcock’s first bugle! It brought us to Earth's solar system & the Martian House scene…”

…Herb knew of Fred & Bert , Bert knew of Herb & Fred! Together they became HFB. From then on everything HFB became a “joint decision”…

On 27 Jan 2010, at 17:54, Lx Paterson wrote:

“and ? x”

Begin forwarded message:

From: Lx Paterson

Date: 15 January 2010 08:54:10 GMT

To: dom beken

Subject: hfb press " high times " news from beyond the stars .....

Back in the day when ghetto blasters & tag teams ruled the earth, b4 WMD, there came three into one: Herb, Fred & Bert.

Herb F. B. came from a galaxy far into the Future in da mothership of titan proportions.

Living in a pickled pitched pattern within the star of Frequency's (in a beats per Bandwidth), this drifted across the ether: “filter the echo & rearrange my shirt please Herb, we're going in , at one Beat per decade . High Times – HFB!”

Fred H. B. rode on a spirit beyond the phoenix, from on " High ": Beaming down digital

downloads of the new sound called chill hop. Not on a stick, not a boat, but transmitted in earth seconds to the earth portal area known as Malicious Damage. The subject matter concerns an odd couple* called ... HFB

Bert H. F. (alhough the anti matter disclaimer had a cold) ate a worm hole for breakfast, rapped from across the ocean of time, brought warmth, happiness & countless opponents crazed by the souls of their demons; to rest in the open fires of Bambaataa-Land.

* that's odd . three people as a couple ..........

Monday, 15 February 2010

HFB's Happy Fan Babble No.3

We've just uploaded a 10 minute mix featuring 29 tunes from our favourites for you to listen in-situ or cut-out-and-keep. There's a track listing at the bottom of this e-mail...

Recent News

Last week we braved the freezing weather for the first video shoot of Hundred Forty Billion featuring guest vocalist Dynamax and our very own corporal, Eric Von Skywalker... Shot by Malicious Mike, the video features South London's finest graffiti artists giving Waterloo the HFB treatment.

Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested and ask them to register too... the more people we get on board the better chance we have of being able to start touring!

10 minute mix track list:

1 In Flux - DJ Shadow
2 Falkenbuk - The Orb
3 Hell, Fire and Brmstone - HFB
4 Heptafleurobutryl - HFB
5 The Last Lighthouse Keeper - Transit Kings
6 Hundred Forty Billion - HFB
7 Heavenly Feather Bed - HFB
8 Right Now Real - Mad Lib/MED
9 Getto Rhyme Story Percee P
10 Good Morning Sunshine - Quasimoto
11 Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
12 Japanese Cars - Transit Kings
13 The End of Bitters - Prefuse 73
14 Fist Full of Dollars (Main Theme) - Ennio Morricone
15 Baghdad Batteries - The Orb
16 Energy Fools the Musician - Brian Eno
17 No Awareness - Dr Octagon
18 Soul Clapp - Canned and Able
19 The Stampede- Oh No
20 White Man's Got a God Complex - Last Poets
21 Gladiator - Common
22 Broken Levee Blues - DJ Shadow
23 Ronotik Works 1.0 - Oh No
24 Snowbow - The Orb
25 Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copeland
26 Petite Fluer - Chris Barber
27 Witness - Rodney P/Roots Manuva
28 Huge Fiery Ball - HFB
29 Triple Tone Eyes (Dom1 remix) - Just Jack

Coming up...
Darkfibre direct an insane slow motion scooter stunt fest for "Huge Fiery Ball"...

However I can't find a link for that mix...

Monday, 8 February 2010

Some news about HFB and The Orb

First of all, High Frequency Bandwidth started to sent their bulletin, called Happy Fan Babble:

"After the predictable teething problems when we launched the site this week i thought I'd upload an extra exlusive for the weekend: a one hour continuous mix 1st broadcast on Dom's internet radio show. The next show is Monday night (8th Feb) 2100 to 2300 GMT broadcast at www.fnoob.com Please listen in - I'll be in the chat room there for any Humdrum Funny Banter!

Please tell everyone you know to register at the site - as soon as we have enough people we should be able to convince the powers-that-be to book us some shows!

Recent News:

The album and EPs are finished and mastered by our friend Hippy. There's a quick spin through of a selection on the front page of our site and 10 samplers on MySpace. The first releases will begin on Malicious Damage Records from April 2010.

Next week we'll be shooting the video for "Hundred Forty Billion" with guest vocalist Dynamax...

Next one is interesting site with Orb live show and an interview with Alex' for download:

"Once a month on solipsistic NATION I feature a live performance from an electronic musician and boy do I have a treat for you today because today’s is a live set from The Orb recorded at the A.B. in Brussels September 25th of 2009! As an added bonus, we’re also going to talk to The Orb’s co-founder, Alex Paterson."

More at Solipsistic.

Plus more live shows:

"LX is DJing at the highly secretive Brixton night "World Unknown" with visuals from our very own Malicious Mike Coles.

February 12th 2010

"A challenging and exciting music policy ." Time Out

“We like the cut of World Unknown's jib, especially when it comes to musical policy” FACT

Dr. Alex Paterson exclusive World Unknown-style set (The Orb/HFB)

Andy Blake exclusive live acid house set (Dissident, Black Editions)

Joe Hart DJ set (Bloc, Body Hammer)

Visuals from Mike Coles (Malicious Damage)

Acid house, new beat, EBM, cold wave, minimal wave, synth pop, proper electro and more.

Due to the phenomenal response to Andy's free World Unknown download, here's a new equally stunning free mix from Joe Hart. Ignore at your peril:


February 12th / 11pm - 5am / Secret location, Brixton, London / £5 before 12 and £7 after . Visit
www.worldunknown.co.uk for address or email mail@worldunknown.co.uk for address plus £5.00 guest list all night"

And the last live show:


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Archive of Live Orb Shows

Joe Topijan has opened site with archive of live Orb shows. The address is http://orbus.terrarum.net Nice work, Joe!!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Chuck Peaks - new track on Orb's Myspace

You can listen to it here. It's 9:21 long and it was available on BBC mix as track 2.

Exclusive mix from HFB + Baghdad Batteries vinyl info

Info from HFB mailing list (thanks to Rachel Roth for it):

just thought i'd let you know that anyone who registers with HFB for future updates can now download a FREE exclusive 1 hour mix by dom beken and alex paterson

just go to http://www.highfrequencybandwidth.com and click register and you'll then be taken to the members' area where you can listen or download

then i recommend that you go to http://www.maliciousdamage.co.uk/shop where you can exchange monetary units for all manner of fine malicious music and frippery


The mix is actually half an hour long...

Dolly Unit video

Check this out.