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Frog Pocket

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Ayrshire, Scotland (1996 – present)

Frog Pocket is John Charles Wilson from Ayr (Ayrshire, Scotland). He has been active and prolific within the scottish scene since 1996. Mouthmoth, his own small record label, is surely the best in Scotland for weird and oblique electronic music.

Frog Pocket’s music is truly personal and innovative, and with the passing of time his unique “broken beats” technique has reached the state of the art. John defines his music as “splatterbeat folk”. This description may sound strange but it’s probably the most appropriate.

The key to most of his tunes is juxtaposition, where gritty complex and fascinating percussive beds are placed against lyrical musical lines. Beautiful guitar melodies and ambient textures fill his tracks and a fiddle also appears each now and then bringing in the joy and sadness of traditional scottish music.

After several full-length CD-R releases and EPs on his own Mouthmoth label, Greg Davis/Parallel’s Autumn Records and Afe, a 7” on Mike Paradinas/Mu-Ziq’s Planet Mu brought John’s music to the attention of a wider audience.

As an attempt to capture the essence of this great man, Benbecula, the stunning label from Edinburgh, released a wonderful 30 minutes long EP entitled “Moon Mountain of the Fords” in late 2003.

More of his music was released later both on Planet Mu and Benbecula. Frog Pocket’s star is shining in the firmament of electronic music, let yourself be dazzled by his light.

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  • diseased_racoon

    Thanks, lycandeej.

    22 Aug 4:54pm Reply
  • lycandeej

    Pretty much all of his newer releases are digital and CD. However you can score a few of his much older releases from Mouthmoth on vinyl from Discogs.

    10 Aug 2:49pm Reply
  • diseased_racoon

    Anyone know if there's any vinyl being sold anywhere or is it simply all just CD and digital now?

    21 Jul 10:16am Reply
  • lycandeej

    Anyone know where I can find his older albums? Anything under different aliases? It's killing me!

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Mezori

    Spider Fog is the shit!!

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • spmannin

    it's alive

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • m-saIami

    New album is solid

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • homook

    чувак просто охуенен

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • WayneBirch

    Frog and the Volcano! is glorious. I'm so happy when an artist that has been quiet for such a long time releases something. I'd not seen any news so it was unexpected for me. Today is the best Monday for quite some time

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • m1a100

    Worth 5 years of waiting. [2]

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • cerisier

    new album is absolutely amazing.

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ShaxShax

    Spider Fog just made my head explode.

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ShaxShax

    Genius.

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Nek-kun

    New album on bandcamp. Worth 5 years of waiting.

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • m1a100

    John Charles Wilson, the king of climax/crescendo on glitchy music.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • Epsilonphase

    Any news?

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • SixShooterSam

    2012 shout club

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Mind_Plague

    Come on Frog Pocket, Show Your Teeth!

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Epsilonphase

    Has he stopped making music? A need a new album.

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • no-thanks

    Srsly, he released like 12 albums/eps in a matter of a few years and nothing since Come On Primates?

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
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