dance music for communist robots

Nyuck nyuck.  Another 2003-2004 era set:  This one is pure, unadulterated silly dance music, complete with a ridiculous fore-spin (is that even a word?) and an accapella talking about penises.

down to a sunless sea

An old, superdeep set here (2003?), but still one of my favorites. Art was lifted from a piece by the incomparable John Avon.

still being filled with water

Tide Pool is not up and running as of yet, which makes me cry.  That said, the Tide Pool forum exists, and I bet it would just love to hear from you.

the word about clips

Just for the record:  I will fill in the current Discography section will clips for everything soon.  That means that the Clips section is going to be used as a workblog sort of thing, with lots of quick sketches that may or may not ever see the light to day.  They won’t be much over 96k or 128k, but I promise they’ll sound interesting.

up the gunners

I’ve a confession to make: I really like soccer. Ever worse, I’m an Arsenal fan and an England fan.

As such, I really would rather not talk about the World Cup, but in terms of the Premiership?

1: Arsenal
2: Liverpool
3: Chelsea
4: Spurs
5: Man United

Why?  Well, I have to pick Arsenal to win.  In terms of the ‘pool over Chelski, I don’t think that Lampard / Ballack / Essien will gel well, and I think that Craig Bellamy will score 20 goals for the Reds.  Spurs beat United because Alex Ferguson is in year 2 of rebuilding and Martin Jol is in year 4 or 5.  And I like Aaron Lennon better than I like Cristiano Ronaldo, so.


I can’t really speak for the dodgy, dodgy ambient loop in the background, but if you happen to be looking for spectacular graphic work and some excellent desktops, you could do much much worse than to go visit’s Desktopography project.


Hello. My name’s Thor Kell. I DJ and produce electronic music under the fairly nerdy alias of ‘Fractal’. You can find lots of sets of mine for download here, as well as clips of just about all my production work. There is the obligatory bio and collection of brooding pictures as well.

I also run a label called Tide Pool – it lives at Tide Pool is currently on a hiatus that will, internet-gods willing, end soon. You can also find Tide Pool on the mighty and slightly ridiculous MySpace at

All conversation is appreciated – I can be found by using the contact tab over there, and I would be delighted to hear from you.

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