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FRKTL is the solo experimental music project of Riga based 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 intensely emotive and immersive explorations of sound.


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











DISC




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


Remixes  
︎ Senyawa — Istana
    (FRKTL Remix)
  07:06

︎ Lensk — Strained
    (FRKTL Manifold Remix)
  05:18

︎ ABADIR — IV 
    (FRKTL Hyperstition Remix)
  04:00


Compilations  
︎  Emmissions (Seagrave, 2017)
︎  CHAOS 1: Nirvana Is Leaking Into
      The Mainframe
(Dream Catalogue, 2017)

︎  Anthology of Contemporary Music From
      The African Continent
(USG, 2018)

︎  Below The Radar 43 (The Wire, 2020)
︎  Nisf Madeena نصف مدينة (Ma3azef, 2020)
︎  Mind The Gap #146 (Gonzo Circus, 2020)


Residencies
︎  Hong Kong Community Radio
      Episode 1 (5th November, 2020)
      Episode 2 (3rd December, 2020)
      Episode 3 (7th January, 2021)
      Episode 4 (4th February, 2021)
      Episode 5 (17th March, 2021)
      Episode 6 (16th June, 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 Radio: 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


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



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


Live + DJ Sets   
︎  WARE 360 FRKTL DJ Set
︎  LEAVE NO TRACE FRKTL
︎  B&&B by Zalando FRKTL DJ Set
︎  Club Matryoshka x CTM FRKTL Live Set


Commissions  
︎Untitled 10′ 0″ (Center for Arts, Design
    and Social Research, August 2020)



Selected Press  
︎  إكسيجن آفتر لَف كولابسز — فرَكْتل
      محمد أشرف, Ma3azef  MENA 

︎  أفضل الألبومات الإلكترونية في ٢٠٢٠
      معازف, Ma3azef  MENA 

︎  CTM 2021: FRKTL
      Club Matryoshka x CTM Festival  DE

︎  Nusasonic 2021: FRKTL
      Goethe-Institut Indonesien x CTM Festival
  ID
︎  Acid Test: Comfy Synth, Symphonies
      Miles Bowe, Bandcamp Daily  US  
︎  The Best Club Music on Bandcamp
      Gabe Meier, Bandcamp Daily  US
︎  FRKTL: Excision After Love Collapses
      Louis Paulhus, Mes enceintes font défaut  CA
︎  Battiti: Una specie di promessa
      Adriano Zanni, Rai Radio 3  IT

︎  Common Time 032: 2020 Recap
      Dania Shihab, Common Time  AU

︎  Selections: Lyra Pramuk
      Eoin Murray,
DJ Mag UK
︎  For Club Use Only: October 2018
      Gabe Meier,
Fact Magazine UK
︎  2020 Music: Pairing Mode Picks
      David Abravanel & Peter Kirn, CDM  DE

︎  Electronic Music on Bandcamp Friday
      David Abravanel & Peter Kirn, CDM  DE
 
︎  Bandcamp Recommendations: August
      Martyn Pepperell, Test Pressing  NZ

︎  First Floor #46 — New This Week
      Shawn Reynaldo,
First Floor  ES
︎  The artistic universe of Commonolithic
      Léa Paule,
Laval Virtual Blog FR
︎  Cúmbia do século XXI — lançamentos 25
      GG Albuquerque, volume morto  BR

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

︎  Bandcloud 307: Weekly Roundup
      Aidan Hanratty, Bandcloud  IE

︎  New Beirut Benefit Album
      Noah Yoo, Pitchfork  US

︎  Continental Drift: 20 Club Tracks
      Gabe Meier, Electronic Beats  DE
︎  Album Review: FRKTL’s Latest ‘Qualia’ 
      Staff Writer, CairoScene  EG

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

︎  Fjord Oslo festival illuminates the city
      Jennifer Hahn, Dezeen  UK



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


Playlists  
︎  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



Interviews  
︎  Emotions on a digital playground
      Katrien Schuermans, Dissonant
  BE

︎  Interview: FRKTL November 2020
      Katrien Schuermans, GONZO Circus
  NL

︎  Crucial Listening: FRKTL October 2020
      Jack Chuter, ATTN:MAGAZINE  UK

︎  Album Covers of the Year December 2020
      Vivian Hua, REDEFINE Magazine  US

︎  5時間前: FRKTL / New Rituals  
      時の崖 tokinogake
  JP
︎  Promise No Promises! Podcast
      Sonia Fernández Pan,
Institut Kunst  CH
︎  Unusual Business: Decentralizing Music
      Nusasonic,
Goethe-Institut Indonesien  ID
︎  Egypt’s Top Producers: Home Studio Tips
      Staff Writer, CairoScene  EG

︎  Egypt: Excelling in Experimental Music
      Staff Writer, CairoScene  EG

︎  FRKTL Heading to RBMA Paris
      Staff Writer, CairoScene  EG

︎  Radio 1 Essential Mix August 2020
      object blue, IGTV Live  UK
︎  Mo w/ Ayaya & FRKTL August 2020
      Mo Ayoub, Reprezent Radio  UK



Charts
︎  Elektroniskt i P2: Årsbästa 2020
      Andreas Tilliander,
Sveriges Radio  SV
︎  Boomkat End of Year Charts 2020    
      Artist Picks, Boomkat  UK

︎  The Best Tracks of the Year 2020
      Artist Picks,
Mixmag  UK
︎  AVYSS Encounters 2020 vol. 2 
      Artist Picks, AVYSS Magazine  JP

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

︎  Comfortnoise July 2020 Charts
      Ink!, Comfortnoise & Dubexmachina  CH
︎  Best Albums of 2020 (MENA)
      Staff Picks,
SceneNoise  EG
︎  Bandcamp Friday: August 7th
      RA News, Resident Advisor  UK

︎  34 albums die wij onterecht, jul-dec 2020
      Daan Leber, Indiestyle  NL

︎  BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix: object blue  UK
︎  Ninja Tune Staff Picks: August 2020  UK
︎  HKCR 2020 Residents on Bandcamp  HK
︎  Twenty Alpha’s Top 20 Releases 2020  HK
︎  Radio Študent: Best Labels of 2020  SI