INFO



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




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


Residencies
︎  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)


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


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  
︎  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)
︎  HYPER-POSSIBLE: Listening to the
      Anthropocene
 
(Coventry Biennial, 2021)
︎  @0 Ambient Compilation (Ninja Tune, 2021)


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


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

︎  أفضل الألبومات الإلكترونية في ٢٠٢٠
      معازف, Ma3azef  MENA 

︎  FRKTL conjures organic textures
      Henry Bruce-Jones, FACT Magazine  UK

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

︎  Ten under-the-radar releases
      Martyn Pepperell, Dazed  UK

︎  Release of the Month: Azimuth
      Staff Picks, Field Notes Magazine  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
︎  Bandcamp Friday: August 7th
      RA News, Resident Advisor  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
︎  Bandcloud 307: Weekly Roundup
      Aidan Hanratty, Bandcloud  IE

︎  AVYSS Encounters 2020 vol. 2
      Artist Picks, AVYSS Magazine JP

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

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

︎  New Beirut Benefit Album
      Noah Yoo, Pitchfork  US
 
︎  Album Review: FRKTL’s Latest ‘Qualia’ 
      Staff Writer, CairoScene  EG

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

︎  HKCR 2020 Residents on Bandcamp  HK
︎  BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix: object blue  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



Commissions  
︎Azimuth (Coventry Biennial 2021,
    Herbert Art Gallery & Museum)

︎Nomadic Signals: Mirages
    (ISSUE Project Room, 2021)

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



Interviews + Features
︎  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
︎  The artistic universe of Commonolithic
      Léa Paule,
Laval Virtual Blog FR
︎  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
︎  Continental Drift: 20 Club Tracks
      Gabe Meier, Electronic Beats  DE
︎  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
︎  34 albums die wij onterecht, jul-dec 2020
      Daan Leber, Indiestyle  NL
 
︎  Plague Songs: The Top 20 of 2020
      Simon Helm, Cold War Night Life  UK

︎  Ninja Tune Staff Picks: August 2020  UK  
︎  Twenty Alpha’s Top 20 Releases 2020  HK
︎  Radio Študent: Best Labels of 2020  SI