Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


band members

Scott Simington


Influences

Animal Collective, Pink Floyd


Bio

Foxquel Pope is Scott Simington from Melbourne. He makes psychedelic music in his bedroom. All albums are available for a free download from his bandcamp: https://foxquel-pope.bandcamp.com/

Scott began writing music every day in 2011 after an intense long term psychotic episode. The music was written with an acoustic guitar and recorded on the in-built microphone on a macbook.

He released his debut EP "The Othertide" in 2014, which was comprised of 8 guitar pop songs, although it wasn't until 2015 when Scott discovered sampling, and began cutting up other peoples music, that a whole world of ideas presented themselves. "Dreamer" - a compilation of sample based dance tracks was released in 2016.

Later that year, after pressing play halfway through a song he'd recorded and hearing a jarring snippet of his own vocal harmonies, Scott had the idea to apply the same sampling techniques he'd used on other peoples music to his own recordings. He began chopping up clips of himself singing and arranging them. His debut album "This" was then released in 2017 - a concept album about schizophrenia/hearing voices, and is comprised mainly of samples of his own voice, along with drums, guitar, and synths.

In 2018 Foxquel Pope released 4 albums: "Whim" - a compilation of b-sides and demos, "Aim High" - a piano based Steve Reich-influenced album, "Required Music" - another vocal-sample based album, except a more positive effort, and "The Draught" - an intentionally unfinished album.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

11 Dec 2018

Triple J
40

Someone taught a mountain monastery's worth of monks how to make beats and they need to own up to it immediately. This is spiritual business.

Someone taught a mountain monastery's worth of monks how to make beats and they need to own up to it immediately. This is spiritual business.

Review

Review by Stacy Gougoulis Stacy Gougoulis

27 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

I think this is a tad groovy

I think this is a tad groovy

Review

Review by Tim Shiel Tim Shiel

22 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

Exploratory and utterly singular, like a curious digit

Exploratory and utterly singular, like a curious digit