An Exercise In Archiving

by Flip Martian / Flote

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Armageddon 06:16
Lift Off 05:39
Or Chestra 06:00


10 tracks from my past. 5 fairly accessible, 5…less so. Handpicked tracks I thought would be of interest, really, before new material finally comes along in 2018. Most were finished but 1 or 2 were just sketches that never got finished (and sounded fine as they were, to me). More info on each track is in the notes pdf in the download.

Not in date order, these are just a few tracks from mid 80s, 90s, through to mid 00s with a natural link to my later stuff both here and created under my more accessible Flip Martian alter ego, at, so the same album is released on there too.

Some are more primitive than others, reflecting how young or old I was at the time, and what equipment I had access to. All I've really done before releasing these is remove tape hiss and remaster for release.

These are set at "name your own price" as they're old, and I'm not asking anyone to pay for old stuff, so you can take them for free if you wish. However, if you feel this is worth anything and want to pay a pound/dollar/euro or 2, I'm not in a position to turn down money, so thank you! Either way, I hope you find something to enjoy here.


released January 24, 2018

Flip Martian: Synths, Drum Programming, Voice

Equipment (in no particular order):
Korg DDM110
Boss DR660
Roland MKS70
Kawai K1R
Korg MS2000
Casio CZ101
Roland JX3P
Various software synths and soundfonts

4 track Recordings
Fostex X-15
Fostex 160
Yamaha MT3X

Atari 520 STFM (expanded) running Gajits Breakthru
Various PCs running versions of Cubase


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Flote Music UK

Electronica - instrumental.
Ambient sometimes, melodic other times.
Relaxing sometimes, edgy other times.

Atmospheric always, I hope

Flote is the ambient, instrumental electronica alter ego of Flip Martian (also on bandcamp).
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