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Mosfet, 2003Formed:  Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1997, by WILKINSON and DEACON. Became an influencial act on the Sheffield electronica scene, and supported SCIENCE DEPT. on a low-key UK tour. Style: Avant-Garde electronics. At times melodic, at times undisciplined; they blend melodic blippery and crazy-paved noises with a thick vein of quirk. Songwriters: Wilkinson and Deacon. Trivia: Paternoster Row is a road in Sheffield.

Recommended: Inside the Regulator Speaks (*8); Paternoster Row (*9)

DAVID WILKINSON - machines and instruments /  SUE DEACON - machines and instruments

May '00 (12" - 12M1) THIS MOVEMENT / PABLO'S IRON DRUM
 
CLUST12M1 - 12" single - c.12'
Big beats, servos and wiry synth-play mark the duo's debut release. 
Sep '00 (12" - 12M2) ACTION/REACTION / POLARITY IN AUGMENTATION
 
CLUST12M2 - 12" single - c.12'
More of the same for the A-Side (albeit a bit growlier), while the flip explores a more chilled-out territory. 

Feb '01 (cd - AM4CD) INSIDE THE REGULATOR SPEAKS
- Pablo's Iron Drum / Polarity in Augmentation / Worrydome / Inside the Regulator Speaks / Action/Reaction / Brenda's Iron Lung / Molecule Burnout (re-issued on Earwax, Feb'04 - EWX30040213104) (+=)  This Movement / TV / Open University Lecturer #5 / Molecule Burnout (CERN Acceleration)
EWX30040213104 - CD album (blue jewel case) - c.65'
Mosfet's first album takes the orange cremes from the Autechre box, and the turkish delights of Add N to (x), throws in a few coffee things for good measure and then overdoses on the praline. From the banging chaos of "Pablo's Iron Drum" to the moody ambience of "Molecule Burnout", this is as good a bit of digital fuzzcore as you're likely to find. Reissued on Earwax, in a blue jewel-case, with "This Movement", "TV", "Open University Lecturer #5" and "Molecule Burnout (CERN Acceleration)" bunged on the end for good measure.
Sep '01 (12" - 12M3) TV / MOLECULE BURNOUT (CERN ACCELERATION)
 
CLUST12M3 - 12" single - c.12'
TV marks a shift to sampling and field-work for the Sheffield-based duo: Dancable rhythms provide the bed for a swirling static and Farfissa romp. Meanwhile, the B-Side is a dramatic, grunged-up and wholly unfaithful remix of a previously ambient track.
May '02 (12" - 12M4) OPEN UNIVERSITY LECTURER #5 / ALABASTER EFFIGIES
 
CLUST12M4 - 12" single - c.12'
The found-sounds and atmopheric noises continue throughout this single. The A-Side builds up electronic rhythms around the sounds of an OU programme, while the B-Side takes a more industial direction, complete with factory noises that fade into nothingness.
Now on Earwax:
Sep '02 (12" - EWX42020913101) DEAD FELL-WALKER PRESERVED IN PEAT (ALL EXCEPT THE EYES) /
                      THE ESCALATORS AT ATKINSONS MARK THE SPOT WHERE JIMMY LIES AND NO-ONE KNOWS THE TRUTH BUT ME
 
EWX42020913101 - 12" single - c.12'
Mosfet's first release on Earwax celebrates their long-standing straddling of the Wales and Sheffield underground scenes. Bubbling noises and Celtic warblings infuse the first groove, while side two is the funked-up result of a dictaphone secreted in a Sheffield department store.
Feb '03 (12" - EWX42030213102) BROADBAND STOLE MY SOUL / THEY KNOCKED DOWN THE EGG-BOX AND MY HEART CRACKED
 
EWX42030213102 - 12" single - c.15'
More secreted dictaphones record the unwitting patrons of Sheffield, immersed in the bleeps, clicks and whistles of an enthusiastic modem, and treated with the trademark Mosfet electro-ditties.
May '03 (cd - EWX30030513103) PATERNOSTER ROW
- Broadband Stole My Soul / Screwy Banjo Monster Monk / Dead Fell-Walker Preserved in Peat (All Except the Eyes) / Open University Lecturer #4 / A Small Incision / Open University Lecturer #6 / Alablaster Effigies / Nailed to the Crossing by a Speeding Tram / Slaughterman's Blues / Open University Lecturer #837 / The Escalators at Atkinsons Mark the Spot Where Jimmy Lies and No-One Knows the Truth But Me and My Monkey
EWX30030513103 - CD album (jewel-case) - c.50'
For Mosfet's second album, Wilkinson and Deacon hid several dictaphones around the city of Sheffield, and used the results as an often amusing and occasionally creepy base for their blues-tinged, grunge-hopped, post-modern, avant-garde electronica thing. An argument on the lift of the University Arts Tower (Sheffield's tallest building) forms the centre-piece for this bouncy steelscene synthfest.
Oct '03 (cds (credit card format) - EWX45031000101) WAX WALLET 1
 
EWX45031000101 - credit-card CD - c.4'
Mosfet kick off the collection with a blast of eccentric electrical energy that bursts through a field recording of Sheffield's Church Street HSBC. 
Feb '05 (12" - EWX42050213104) ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDUE / FIZZBOX 300 // ROTASCOPE
 
EWX42050213104 - 12" single - c.15'
After spending over a year in the wilderness, Mosfet return with a new 3-track 12" and a fuzzier '60s influenced sound to their machinery.
May '05 (12" - EWX42050513105) A BROAD CATTLEY HUM // WILLIE CAN / MAKE ME YOUR MONGOOSE
 
EWX42050513105 - 12" single - c.15'
The latest Mosfet 12" blends cows, Buddhists, and psychedelic fuzz with a raunchy disco core. Features guest vocals from Rhonwen Stephens.
Sep '05 (cd - EWX30050913106) ABBEYDALE ROAD
- A Broad Cattley Hum / Fizzbox 300 / Module One / Total Bore / Sago and the Mazdaznans / Make-Out / Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fondue / Ludo, You're My Dream Machine, Why Don't You Take Me Home? / Make Me Your Mongoose / Hallelujah Ombudsman / Respectable Rector / Callous Dim-Witted Weasel, Your Time on Earth is Done / Fish Bind / Rotascope Nirvana



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