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Salt Garden 2

Ltd Edition Presale exclusively through Headphone Dust

NOTE :: The standard editions will be available to order from Omnempathy in June.

The new EP from Fovea Hex THE SALT GARDEN 2 will be released on 21st June, 2017 on Steven Wilson’s Headphone Dust label. Steven has long been a fan of Fovea Hex, who also count David Lynch, Brian Eno and Underworld amongst their admirers.

The Salt Garden 2 is the follow up to the critically lauded The Salt Garden 1,’s Single of the Year 2016. Issued in 3 standard editions; 10 inch vinyl + CD, CD only, Digital Download. There will also be a limited edition release featuring a bonus remix CD by our special guest, the mysterious Serbian soundscape composer Abul Mogard. This ltd edition will only be available online via Headphone Dust, Die Stadt, Janet Records, ICR and Omnempathy.

The core ensemble of Clodagh Simonds, Michael Begg, Colin Potter, Laura Sheeran, Cora Venus Lunny and Kate Ellis is joined by special guests Brian Eno and Justin Grounds.
Critical Reaction to The Salt Garden 1

Brainwashed (Readers Poll Winner, Single of the Year, 2016)
“Another beautiful piece in a flawless catalog… The first installment of a new series of Fovea Hex EPs is reason enough for 2016 to exist”

A Closer Listen
“The group tends to fall off the radar every few years, only to resurface with a quiet vengeance… Fovea Hex makes music when it’s good and ready, and now is the time.”

Vital Weekly, Frans de Waard
“This music elevates to an entirely different atmosphere, not of this world. This is twenty-one minutes of heavenly bliss.”

Heathen Harvest
“The Salt Garden I is a box of delicate mysteries with no resolutions, and it’s all the better for it. As brief as it is beautiful, it leaves the listener simultaneously reeling with the emotions it draws forth, and awaiting further installments to come.”

“The superlatives left to describe this unique chamber ensemble are fast running out… It is always an unmitigated pleasure to enter this house and warm oneself by its smoldering sod fire.”

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London Show. ICR:35. Begg | Coleclough | Liles | Potter

Michael Begg, Jonathan Coleclough, Andrew Liles and Colin Potter will perform in London, at Cafe Oto, on September 30th 2016. The event, ICR:35, is our way of acknowledging the contribution of Colin Potter’s ICR to the European experimental music scene over an astonishing 35 year period (so far!)

Full details/tickets at the Cafe Oto website:

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World Fair – the new Human Greed album

The new Human Greed album, World Fair, will be released on October 27th 2014. 


TITLE: World Fair
ARTIST: Human Greed

FORMAT: CD/Digital

World Fair
Waiting In A Car
From Olden Disks
A New Bed
Entropy Suite
Black Is The Colour
Heat Death Prelude
Finally, The Night Has Come
Jvarsa Shensa
Heat Death
The Landscape

Ltd Edition feat. extra CD “Entropy is Our Father, Heat Death our Amen” by Michael Begg, Deryk Thomas and Colin Potter

Michael Begg
Deryk Thomas

Sophie Bancroft
Nicole M. Boitos
Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry, etc)
Alistair Mackenzie
Duncan Mackenzie
Colin Potter (Nurse With Wound, Fovea Hex, etc)
Pietro Riparbelli
Steven R. Smith (Hala Strana, Ulaan Khol, etc)
Sukie Smith (Madam)

Produced by Michael Begg

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New Mixcloud Set: Time Travel | Musical Architecture

A new Mixcloud set has been uploaded, featuring work by Nico, Ulaan Khol, Walter Ruttman, Morton Subotnick, Scott Walker, Will Sergeant, SotL, Volga, Wilhelm Kleinbach, Murcof,  Silver Mount Zion and Paul Bowles.

Click Here to be taken directly to the Omnempathy Mixcloud page. There are presently 3 sets available


Time Travel | Musical Architecture by Omnempathy on Mixcloud

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Spem In Alium – 30 minute erosion arrangement by Michael Begg – 5 days only


Click Here to download Spem In Alium by Michael Begg


30 minute long arrangement and erosion of Thomas Tallis’s Spem In Alium by Michael Begg (Human Greed / Fovea Hex) This download will be removed on December 26th 2013.

“This work should be regarded as *in-progress* as it was originally intended to comprise a bonus disk for the forthcoming Human Greed recording, World Fair.

“But even as it stands it sounds just so right for the end of the year. I hope you will consider it as an aural Christmas Card. I do hope that at least for some of you the snow begins to fall when you play this track. Its the one element in the mix I could not control.” MB, 20th Dec 2013

Cover Art – The cover image is Slave Ship, by J. M. W. turner.


released 20 December 2013
Music by Thomas Tallis
Arrangement, Production and Erosion by Michael Begg
Strings by Soho Strings Attached (Millington and Richmond)
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New writing by Michael Begg in The Quietus

A new article by Michael Begg has been published in the popular music site, The Quietus.

The article comprises thoughts and reflections on silence and a “nearly review” of the recent vinyl compilation, Sounds Of Silence by Italian label Alga Marghen.

“This minor release potentially provides the bleakest waypoint yet. A physical artefact with no content and stolen context. Physically there, but absent by any other measure. The opposite, in fact, of silence.”

The piece, filed under The Quietus’s “Rum Music” strand also features a review by Stephen Graham of a recent live event exploring silence at Kings Place.

Click image below to be taken to the full article

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