10YearsofGENRE18x9

Just as Decade (FORS01, 2012) celebrated 10 years of releases by Andy Murkin, this Fortspring Special album celebrates 10 years of the GENRE series, which began in 2007 with the simultaneous appearance of 10 albums, drawn from earlier Regular releases. Most of the tracks here have previously appeared on Regular albums, but some are unique to the GENRE series, and there is no overlap with the tracks on Decade.

As advertised on the Fortspring website, the GENRE albums are divided into 4 categories: Ambient, Classical, Experimental and Easy Listening; so the 4 CDs in this set are divided in the same way. There's a certain amount of overlap between these arbitrary categories, so you'll find some Experimental material amongst the Ambient, some Classical amongst the Easy Listening; but each disc has its own character.


Disc One: Ambient

1. Becalmed [12.49] from Ambient IV [FORG 04, 2007], (Previously released on Return to Devil's Island [FORT07, 2005])
2. Air (extract) [7.05] from Progressions I [FORG13, 2009], (Complete track previously released on Yelling Elements [FORG11, 2008])
3. Water (extract) [6.42] from Progressions I (Complete track previously released on Yelling Elements)
4. Yelling Inside [15:15] from Yelling Dimensions [FORG19, 2015]
5. Sapling Mill [3:19] from Ambient VII [FORG22, 2015]
6. Sutton Gault Soundscape (Extended) [8:52] extract from Ambient IX: Ouse Washes Soundscape [FORG25, 2017]
7. Pymoor Viaduct [9:22] from Ambient X: Ouse Washes Alternative Soundscape [FORG26, 2017]

Disc Two: Classical

1. Long Train Blues, Pt 1 [6.26] from Popular Classics [FORG06, 2007], (Previously released on Walking with Bees [FORT08, 2006])
2. Long Train Blues, Pt 4 [6.28] from Light Classics [FORG 07, 2007], (Previously released on Walking with Bees)
3. The Islington March [3.28] from Light Classics, (Previously released on Bits & Bobs [FORT09, 2006])
4. Brass Spy [6.02] from Light Classics (Previously released on Bits & Bobs)
5. The Shipping Forecast. Pt 12 [2.07] from Light Classics (Previously unreleased remix of the track on Goodbye Finisterre [FORT02, 2003])
6. Just But See What I Have Done, Pt 2 [3.30] from Light Classics (Previously released on Walking with Bees [FORT08, 2006])
7. Losing Faith, Variation 1 [2.07] from Light Classics (Previously released as part of Losing Faith on The Birds & The Bees [FORT06, 2005])
8. Losing Faith, Variation 6 [1.36] from Light Classics (Previously released as Tango Victor on The Birds & The Bees)
9. Spectrum Woodwind [13.19] from Practical Classics [FORG16, 2010]. (The six individual woodwind pieces, in the order 1 6 4 3 2 5, from the album Symphony No 1 [FORT14, 2009]. Electronic material is from the Spectrum project [FORG14, 2009])
10. Yelling Piano Piece #1 [7.50] from Piano Music [FORG17, 2012], (originally released on Yelling Graveley [FORT13, 2008])
11. Yelling Piano Piece #4 [8.04] from Piano Music, originally released on Yelling Graveley)
12. Windsynthing (Broken Piano Edit) [2.36] from Piano Music, (originally released on Holiday on Devil's Island [FORT17, 2012])

Disc Three: Experimental

1. Picnic (extract) [3.01] from Voices [FORG 08, 2007], (Previously released on Walking with Bees [FORT08, 2006])
2. I'm Growing Some Bonsai Trees [4.28] from Voices (Previously released on From Aardvark to Zebra [FORT01, 2002])
3. Introduction [0.32] from Spectrum [FORG 14, 2009]
4. Part 2 [6.54] from Spectrum
5. 2nd Movement ('The Musical Box') [6.52] from Windsurfing [FORG 15, 2009]
6. Alien Simulant (Edit)[4.30] from Protosynthesis [FORG18, 2012]
7. Hedgehog Freeform #2 (Long Edit) [3.50] from Protosynthesis (adapted for Holiday on Devil's Island [FORT17, 2012])
8. X-Terminator Cap Mode #1 [1:28] PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
9. Infrared Spectrum [3.47] from Protosynthesis
10. Ouse Washes Alternative Soundscape [34.10] from Ambient X: Ouse Washes Alternative Soundscape [FORG26, 2017]

Disc Four: Easy Listening

1. Slow Motion, Pt 1 [7.01] from Smooth Sounds (FORG09, 2007) (Previously released on The Birds & The Bees [FORT06, 2005])
2. 39 [6.26] from Smooth Sounds (Previously released on Bits & Bobs [FORT09, 2006])
3. Sailsloop 3 [6.00] from Smooth Sounds (Previously released on Bits & Bobs)
4. Land of Great Skies & Measureless Horizons [7.47] from Smooth Sounds (2005 version of track previously released on Devil's Island Discs [FORT03, 2004])
5. Summer Gale [13.28] from Aeolus to Zephyr (FORG12, 2008)
6. Mirage [14.57] from Aeolus to Zephyr
7. Windsong III [9.10] from Aeolus to Zephyr

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