The third release in the Lifestyle Series
Reviews for Lifestyle 02, the second in this series by FMS-80
"Is it recommended?
Enthusiastically. The Rednetic label is hitting its stride as a positive force to be reckoned with in electronic music, and this is another feather in their cap." arcana.fm
"Ceremoniously cultural electronic compositions" IglooMag
"this is yet another glorious swirl of electronic instrumentation." bandcloud
“a static widescreen of sun and pristine blue skies” Freq.org.uk
Joseph Auer once again slips into his FMS-80 persona for the 3rd & final part in this series.
FMS-80 stands for FM Synthesis 1980 (influenced by the Yamaha DX FM synthesis orientated/fixated compositions of that time) The synthesis type behind a lot of the 1980s Japanese Architecture / Environmental music works.
Joseph Auer, co-founder of Rednetic Recordings, with it’s second artist release Kyoto::Tokyo::2001, has collaborated extensively over the last couple of decades:
With Wil Bolton
With Kris Derry as Dual Operatives & Vermillion Gaze
With Mark Streatfield as The Clytha Social, with the most recent release Cults of the Valley
With Clive Burns, Joseph Auer, Kentaro Togawa, Kris Derry as The Tokyo Isolation Chamber
With Mark Streatfield, Simon Thomas & Clive Burns as Lowriders Deluxe
Releases under various guises on Smallfish, U-Cover, Symbolic Interaction, Ella, Octoberman Recordings, Boltfish, Rednetic and Others.
During the period 2018 - 2020. Joseph Auer made two, (3 month each), trips to Malaysia that included visits to Western Australia and the southern Thailand province of Narathiwat. The trips were part of an ongoing endeavour to record the various localised/local scenes, people, environments and organisations/collectives throughout Asia (outside of Japan and South Korea focused narratives), that have built up unique electronic musics (and music scenes), centred around localised cultural ritualised sensibilities.
In both southern Thailand and Malaysia he has been able to accumulate a large collection of research, interviews, meetings and environmental recordings that piece together the environment in which Malaysia has tried (and at points succeeded), in developing new forms of hybridised electronic musics ranging from the Avant-garde to Pop to Rock to Funkot to rare forms of electronic Musik Islami (incl. Musik gambus). The research formed the basis of the 2020 Nusantara.00X release. The research work is still ongoing and a follow-up to Nusantara.00X is also ongoing.