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FRKTL is the solo experimental music project of British-Egyptian interdisciplinary artist and composer Sarah Badr.

A classically trained multi-instrumentalist working with live sampling and improvisation, vocal manipulation, field recordings and generative rhythms, she composes emotive, immersive explorations of sound.

Her critically acclaimed sixth release and third full-length album, Excision After Love Collapses, markes nearly a decade of independent, self-published works.

Links


✺  Bandcamp
✺  SoundCloud
✺  Instagram
✺  Facebook
✺  Twitter


Releases


✺  Atom
✺  B-Sides
✺  Descent / Fjäder
✺  Qualia
✺  Prose Edda
✺  Excision After
     Love Collapses
 
✺  Azimuth



Disc




Azimuth 

    OST  2021
    01     Scene I: Terra Nullius  02:05
    02    Scene II: Desiderata Over Scale  00:49  
    03    Scene III: Self-Assembly  00:33    
    04    Scene IV: Our Ghosts Are Strata  04:41  
    05    Scene V: Aphercotropism  04:13     
    06    Scene VI: Finite State Machine  01:45
    07    السَّمْت Azimuth  14:10  ︎ video


Excision After Love Collapses

    LP   2020
    01     Sidereal II  02:34
    02    Fire Upon The Deep  07:22   ︎ video
    03    Gestalt Approach  05:55
    04    Eigenspace  07:22
    05    Will, Want, Desire  03:40    
    06    دَفْق (Crash Blossoms)  05:08
    07    Strange Attractors  03:22   ︎ video
    08    Excision After Love Collapses  07:22
    09    Dread Aversion  03:20        
    10     Haruspex  08:40   ︎ video
    11      Peak Experience  04:08
    12     Rhododendron Forest Rescue  04:12


Prose Edda 

    EP   2017 
    01    Prologue  06:52  ︎ video
    02    Sól tér sortna, sígr fold í mar  05:14
    03    Hverfa af himni heiðar stjörnur  04:54
    04    Hart er með hölðum  09:58
    05    Ulfa þytr  03:44
    06    Háttatal  06:28


Descent / Fjäder 

    Double Single  2013  
︎  01    Descent  06:04
︎  02    Fjäder  07:14


Remixes 

    Senyawa — Istana
    (FRKTL Remix)  07:06


    Lensk — Strained
    (FRKTL Manifold Remix)  05:18


    ABADIR — IV 
    (FRKTL Hyperstition Remix)
  04:00

    Aho Ssan — Simulacrum I
    (FRKTL Remix)
  06:40

    Gadi Sassoon — Bionico
    (FRKTL Remix)  07:35



Residencies

    FRKTL | Hong Kong Community Radio
        Episode 01     5th November, 2020
        Episode 02    3rd December, 2020
        Episode 03    7th January, 2021
        Episode 04    4th February, 2021
        Episode 05    17th March, 2021
        Episode 06    16th June, 2021
        Episode 07    21st July, 2021
        Episode 08    18th August, 2021
        Episode 09    15th September, 2021
        Episode 10    20th October, 2021
        Episode 11     17th November, 2021


Mixes

    NTS Radio: Alien Jams w/ FRKTL
    Edited Arts Correspondence FRKTL
    Radio Kapitał: Cold World w/ FRKTL
    Rinse France: POLAAR avec FRKTL
    Ma3azef: Drowned By Locals w/ FRKTL
    Noods Radio: Instant Yum! w/ FRKTL
    Friendly Potential Ep 244 w/ FRKTL [LV]
    UNIZONE: FRKTL [s02e16]
    IP Radio: Variations w/ FRKTL      
    IP Radio: Infidel Bodies w/ FRKTL
    IP Radio: Jaeho Hwang w/ FRKTL
    IP Radio: MIEDO TOTAL w/ FRKTL
    MESTIÇO Mixcast FRKTL x ASTMA
    Int’l Winners: States United FRKTL
    Movement: NatCase Oribitual w/ FRKTL
    Root: Sonic Liberation Front w/ FRKTL
    Rádio Quântica: Unknown Presets FRKTL
    Rádio Quântica: JEM w/ FRKTL
    JEROME Mixfile FRKTL
    BOCCARA Mix FRKTL
    NTS Radio: SIREN w/ FRKTL
    NTS Radio: ZULI w/ FRKTL
    Radar Radio: Braiden w/ FRKTL & Sigha
    Reprezent Radio: Mo w/  Girl Ultra & FRKTL
    NNWR: Beauty Sleep w/ Mytrip & FRKTL
    IDA Raadio: IDA Folder N1L & FRKTL


Live + DJ Sets

    WARE 360
 
  FRKTL DJ Set


    Ukraine Charity Stream
 
  FRKTL DJ Set


    LEAVE NO TRACE
   
FRKTL
AV Set

    B&&B by Zalando
    FRKTL DJ Set


    Club Matryoshka x CTM
    FRKTL Live Set


Playlists  

    FRKTL | Currents.fm
        01 ╱ 1    26 Jan 2020
        01 ╱ 2    28 Jan 2020
        01 ╱ 3    29 Jan 2020
        01 ╱ 4    30 Jan 2020
        02 ╱ 1    03 Feb 2020
        02 ╱ 2    15 Feb 2020
        02 ╱ 3    25 Feb 2020


Qualia

    LP   2016
    01    Ex Ante  02:19
    02    Leviathan Wakes  05:53
    03    To What End  05:28
    04    Pseudomorphs  06:08
    05    10279-60-4 Blue  03:27
    06    March Of The Danaïdes  04:01
    07    Akkadian Law  05:18
    08    Zero Point Field  05:40
    09    72-48-0 Red  03:32
    10     Qualia Pt. I & II  08:40
    11      Enheduanna  07:10   ︎ video
    12     Requiem / Escape Sequence  06:08
    13     Null States [Bonus Track]
            (21st Century Desire)  04:28



Compilations

    @0 Ambient Compilation
    Ninja Tune, 2021

    Ultimate Collection: Beech Trees  
    時の崖 tokinogake, 20
21

    HYPER-POSSIBLE: Listening
    to the Anthropocene

    Coventry Biennial, 2021

    Below The Radar 43
    The Wire, 2020

    Nisf Madeena نصف مدينة
    Ma3azef, 2020

    Mind The Gap #146
    Gonzo Circus, 2020

    Anthology of Contemporary Music
    From The African Continent
    Unexplained Sounds Group, 2018 


    CHAOS 1: Nirvana Is Leaking
    Into The Mainframe  
    Dream Catalogue, 2017


    Emmissions  
    Seagrave, 2017



Selected Press 

    FRKTL conjures organic textures
    Henry Bruce-Jones, FACT Magazine 


    In FRKTL’s Azimuth, an ethereal world
    Peter Kirn, CDM  


    Ten under-the-radar releases
    Martyn Pepperell, Dazed 


    Release of the Month: Azimuth
       Staff Picks, Field Notes Magazine 


    Nusasonic 2021: FRKTL
    Goethe-Institut x CTM Festival
 

    Acid Test: Comfy Synth, Symphonies
    Miles Bowe, Bandcamp Daily    

    The Best Club Music on Bandcamp
    Gabe Meier, Bandcamp Daily  

    FRKTL: Excision After Love Collapses
       Louis Paulhus, Mes enceintes font défaut 

    Battiti: Una specie di promessa
    Adriano Zanni, Rai Radio 3 


    Common Time 032: 2020 Recap
    Dania Shihab, Common Time 


    Selections: Lyra Pramuk
    Eoin Murray,
 DJ Mag 

    Bandcamp Friday: August 7th
    RA News, Resident Advisor 


    For Club Use Only: October 2018
    Gabe Meier,
 Fact Magazine 

    2020 Music: Pairing Mode Picks
    David Abravanel & Peter Kirn, CDM 


    Electronic Music on Bandcamp Friday
    David Abravanel & Peter Kirn, CDM  

 
    Bandcamp Recommendations: August
    Martyn Pepperell, Test Pressing 


    First Floor #99 — New This Week
    Shawn Reynaldo, First Floor

    First Floor #46 — New This Week
    Shawn Reynaldo,
 First Floor 

    Bandcloud 370: Weekly Roundup
    Aidan Hanratty, Bandcloud

    Bandcloud 307: Weekly Roundup
    Aidan Hanratty, Bandcloud 


    AVYSS Encounters 2020 vol. 2
    Artist Picks, AVYSS Magazine


    Cúmbia do século XXI — lançamentos 25
    GG Albuquerque, volume morto 


    Les Bons Plans de Hatch: October 2020
    Staff Picks, Le Périscope 


    New Beirut Benefit Album
    Noah Yoo, Pitchfork 
 

    Shattered into FRKTLs
       Simon Helm, Cold War Night Life

    Album Review: FRKTL’s Latest ‘Qualia’
    Staff Writer, CairoScene 


    Fjord Oslo festival illuminates the city
    Jennifer Hahn, Dezeen

    إكسيجن آفتر لَف كولابسز | فرَكْتل
    محمد أشرف, Ma3azef

    أفضل الألبومات الإلكترونية في ٢٠٢٠
    معازف, Ma3azef  


Atom

    LP   2011
    01    Ön  02:45
    02    Tidal  03:30
    03    Atom  05:10
    04    Spöken  06:31
    05    Yra  02:51
    06    Miserere  06:40
    07    Maqam  05:36
    08    Spinn  08:40
    09    Vitöga  09:28
    10     Impulse / Ajnas  08:12
    11      Spinn (Reprise)  02:18


B-Sides

    Mini Album  2011
    01     Andra  06:55
    02    Iteru  05:44  ︎ video
    03    Synapse  06:28
    04    Concord  05:20
    05    Spinn (Radio Edit)  03:30



Commissions

    Azimuth
    Coventry Biennial


︎Nomadic Signals: Mirages
    ISSUE Project Room


︎Untitled 10′ 0″
        Center for Arts, Design + Social Research



Interviews + Features

    Emotions on a digital playground
    Katrien Schuermans, Dissonant


    Interview: FRKTL
    Katrien Schuermans, GONZO Circus


    Crucial Listening: FRKTL
    Jack Chuter, ATTN:MAGAZINE 


    Album Covers of the Year 2020
    Vivian Hua, REDEFINE Magazine 


    5時間前: FRKTL / New Rituals 
    時の崖 tokinogake


    Promise No Promises! Podcast
    Sonia Fernández Pan,
 Institut Kunst 

    Unusual Business: Decentralizing Music
    Nusasonic
Goethe-Institut Indonesien

    Mo w/ Ayaya & FRKTL
    Mo Ayoub, Reprezent Radio


    Artistic universe of Commonolithic
    Léa Paule
Laval Virtual Blog

    HKCR: broadcasts of expansive music
    Peter Kirn, CDM
 

    Egypt’s Top Producers: Home Studio Tips
    Staff Writer, CairoScene 


    Egypt: Excelling in Experimental Music
    Staff Writer, CairoScene 


    FRKTL Heading to RBMA Paris
    Staff Writer, CairoScene 



Charts

    Elektroniskt i P2: Årsbästa 2020
    Andreas Tilliander,
Sveriges Radio 

    BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
    object blue, IGTV Live

    BBC Radio 1 | Mo Ayoub
    Mo Ayoub sits in for Benji

    Boomkat End of Year Charts 2021
    Artist Picks, Boomkat

    Boomkat End of Year Charts 2020   
    Artist Picks, Boomkat  


    The Best Tracks of the Year 2020
    Artist Picks,
Mixmag 

    Motherboard: Januar 2022
    Frank P. Eckert, Groove Magazin

    Continental Drift: 20 Club Tracks
    Gabe Meier, Electronic Beats 

    Adventures in Sound and Music
    Meg Woof, The Wire 


    Wire Mix: C-drík
        The Wire Magazine

    30 albums we played like mad in 2020
    Katrien Schuermans, Dissonant  


    Comfortnoise July 2020 Charts
    Ink!, Comfortnoise & Dubexmachina 

    Best Albums of 2020 | MENA
    Staff Picks,
SceneNoise 

    34 albums die wij onterech
    Daan Leber, Indiestyle   

    Plague Songs: The Top 20 of 2020
    Simon Helm, Cold War Night Life 


    Ninja Tune Staff Picks: August 2020  

    Twenty Alpha’s Top 20 Releases 2020 

    Radio Študent: Best Labels of 2020 

    HKCR 2020 Residents on Bandcamp

    BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix: object blue