Archive for May, 2011

Help “Sounds Like Radio” out!

May 28, 2011

I’ve been given the green light to begin syndication of “Sounds Like Radio,” my weekly program of experimental and avant-garde music at WSIU-FM. Looks like this will kick off sometime this summer, so I’m trying to get on top of things now, and start lining up some interested stations.

If you live within earshot of a public radio station, ask them to get in touch with me– or directly with WSIU-FM– so I can send them a sample program. If all goes well, you could be listening to “Sounds Like Radio” on your local station within the next couple months! I’m offering the program for free to these stations, so it’s a great way to add some experimental music and sound art to the radio schedule on the cheap.

If you’re not sure how to get in touch with your local public radio station, just leave their call letters in the comment area, and I’ll mail them for you. How easy is that?

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 5/28/11

May 28, 2011

Definitely having a good time hanging out in the Hi-Life Room this morning– I’ve got some cool new music, so that always helps. I’m pretty happy with this copy of “!Evil Scuff Mud,” with Eckhard Gerdes, Bryan Day, Gabe Beam, etc… the additional instrumentation (prepared pedal steel, ARP 2600, piano) help flesh out this live set of recordings. Also hard to believe, but I’m still milking my copy of “Télépathie,” (on NoType, with Aimé Dontigny and Diane Labrosse) from 2003! What can I say? It still sounds damn good.

While I’m still thinking about it, I should let you know that the Lezet album “Meld 5” is also available freely from the Internet Archive– so go grab a copy!

Einsturzende Neubauten — ZNS (from “1/2 Mensch,” on Potomak)
The Oval Language — Untitled #5 (from “Tapes Singles And Remixes,” on Monochrome Vision)
Scuff Mud — Scuff Mud (from “!Evil Scuff Mud,” on Eh!)

A. Dontigny, Diane Labrosse — T.S.F. (from “Télépathie,” on NoType)
A. Dontigny, Diane Labrosse — Antenne Parabolique
John Luther Adams — Four Thousand Holes (from “Four Thousand Holes,” on Cold Blue Music)
Lezet, Mike Martini — Watching The Snow On Mars (from “Meld 5,” on Turbinicarpus Records)
Lezet, Craig Furkas — Horizontal
Lezet, Djozr — Notion To Flesh
Lezet, Wings Of An Angel — Poet’s Nocturnal Peregrination Through Ruins Of A Deserted Subterranean Lunatic Asylum
Cheer-Accident — Drag You Down (from “No Ifs, Ands or Dogs,” on Cuneiform)

Cheer-Accident — Trial Of Error
Cheer-Accident — This Is The New That
Torturing Nurse — You Are My Jonky (from “Does Utmost,” on Roil Noise)

“It’s Too Damn Early,” Rapture Edition! 5/21/11

May 21, 2011

Don’t sleep on the new Pinhas/Merzbow “Rhizome” from Cuneiform. Perfect music for today’s Scheduled Rapturing, etc…

Le Syndicat, Merzbow, NBN — Vaccine (from “Timespace Losses,” on Monochrome Vision)
Morceaux de Machines — Multivision Espacial (from “Liberum Arbitrium,” on No Type)
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 1-010011010011011 (from “Rhizome,” on Cuneiform)
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 2-100101000111010
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 3-001101010011001
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 4-110100100010000
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome Encore-0110101011
Nihil Communication — Sea of Ideology (from “We Are Violent,” on Edgetone)
Nihil Communication — A Supplication
Nihil Communication — End Dialogue
If, Bwana — Men Age At 3

r/vinyl …check it out!

May 19, 2011

Some nice stuff happening here– and hey, I was there to kick it past 2,000 subscribers. If you dig vinyl, check it out!

“Sounds Like Radio,” 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

I’m a little too tired to fully liveblog today’s episode of “Sounds Like Radio,” but I thought you’d still enjoy seeing the playlist. If you missed it, just remember that “Sounds Like Radio” airs from 3-5 a.m., and again from 1o p.m. to midnight, every Sunday (Central) on WSIU-FM. Don’t miss next week’s broadcast– I’ll be playing Robert Ashley’s “Improvement,” which is fantastic stuff!

Sabrina Siegel – Yom Kippur (from “Grace/Precarious“)
Sabrina Siegel – The Body Moving
Thomas Buckner, Annea Lockwood – Luminescence (from “New Music For Baritone & Chamber Ensemble,” on Mutable)
David Rosenboom – On Being Invisible pt.1 (from “Invisible Gold,” on Pogus)
Scott Smallwood – Chest & Chair (from “Desert Winds,” on Deep Listening)
Sabrina Siegel – After your voice
David Rosenboom – On Being Invisible pt.2
David First – Zen Guilt, Zen Blame (from “Privacy Issues,” on XI Records)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early” 5/14/11

May 14, 2011

Fursaxa — Rheine (from “Amulet,” on Last Visible Dog)
Toshimaru Nakamura — NIMB #12 (from “Egrets,” on Samadhisound)
Strotter Inst — Minenhund pt.12 (from “Minenhund,” on Public Eyesore)
Strotter Inst — Minenhund pt.13
Brian Eno — Music for Airports 1/1 (from “Music for Airports,” on EG)
Grundik Kasyansky — Live Journal 12/28/08 (from release of the same name on Rruido)
Ester Poland — Koomaherays (from “(from “Hippi, kanuuna ja kiinan torni,” on Digitalis Ltd.)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Glacial March (from “Ghostbone” on Dark Meadow)
Alvin Lucier, Robert Dick — Almost New York (from “Almost New York” on Pogus)
Phill Niblock — Held Tones (from “YPGPN,” on XI Records)
Rafael Flores — 7 Minutillos (from  “Nubes, Cometas, Rumores y Orugas,” on Monochrome Vision)
Daruin — Senno Sareta No Ka (from “Drain,” on Neus 318)
Daniel Lentz — Point Conception (title track from release on Cold Blue Music)
Knirschen Knacken — The Blowback of Duality 1 (from split cassette with Rotkappchen on Ikeburo Dada)
Knirschen Knacken — The Blowback of Duality 2
Knirschen Knacken — Of Redemption
Knirschen Knacken — Of Self-Overcoming
Knirschen Knacken — Of The Flies Of The Marketplace
Francisco Lopez — Untitled #214 (from “IC,” on Aural Terrains)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 5/11/11

May 11, 2011

Mudboy — Solitron Wave (from “This Is Folk Music,” on Last Visible Dog)
Mammal — Repulsion (from “Lonesome Drifter,” on Animal Disguise)
David First — Belt (from “Privacy Issues,” on XI Records)
David First — A Bet On Transcendence Favors The House
David Watson — Dust 1 (from “Fingering An Idea,” on XI Records)
Renato Rinaldi — We Shall Overtone pt.4 (from “We Shall Overtone,” on Last Visible Dog)
John Cage, Lejaren Hiller — HPSCHD (from “HPSCHD,” on Electronic Music Foundation)
Ritualistic School of Errors — Pancakes Soaked, Started Bucking (from “Sweat Stained Fancy Heaps For First Rate Ladies,” on Resipiscent)
Daniel Lentz — Lascaux (from “On the Leopard Altar,” on Cold Blue Music)
Alok — Pool Weakness (from “Placid Places,” on Lona Records)
Nerfbau — Error Swarms (from “Error Swarms,” on Resipiscent)
Nerfbau — Malleus Hybrid
Nerfbau — Plague Drones
Rune Lindblad — Månens Död (from “Death of the Moon,” on Pogus)
Loachfillet — LSD Sky Chefs (from “Electric Pond Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup
RP Collier — Scum for DaveX pt.1
Christian Marclay, Erik M, DJ Olive — Live in Paris, 2/11/00 (from “DJ Trio,” on Asphodel)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 5/7/11

May 7, 2011

Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup (from “Electric Pond: Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
Hollydrift — Wind In The Wire (from “Then There Was Nothing,” on Cuba Club Media)
Na — I’m Going To The Gold Bank (from “Na Is Nice,” on Pax)
Na — Morning Tribune
Na — Red Square
Atte Nylppänen — Posetiivari-ilmestys ja köynnöshiippaillija (from “Kehitystä Vastaan,” on Wooden Sherpa)
Lüüp — Spiralling (from “Meadow Rituals,” on Experimedia)
Armpit — Tron (from “Tron,” on Last Visible Dog)
Robert Horton — “I am not a centipede,” said Mary Poppins (from “Reading Sounds,” on Luovaja)
Freiband — Re-III (from “Replicas,” on Monochrome Vision)
Freiband — Re-IV
Freiband — Re-VIa
Freiband — Re-X
Freiband — Re-II
Gen Ken Montgomery — Bird Eating (from “Pondfloorsample,” on XI Records)
Christopher Roberts — Last Cicada Singing (from album of the same name, on Cold Blue Music)
Area C — Circle Attractor (from “Haunt,” on Last Visible Dog)
Negativland — Movies (from “Crosley Bendix Radio Reviews,” on Seeland)
Aemae — 41667 (from “The Helical World,” on iSoundercore)

I’m listening with you– “Sounds Like Radio,” 5/1/11

May 1, 2011

It’s International Workers’ Day– or well, it is for another couple hours. I figured I’d spend the rest of it (as the song says) “for what I will,” listening to “Sounds Like Radio” with you. So here goes!

Oh good, things have started. I don’t sound too bad! I just realized that I don’t remember what I was going to play this week. I suppose I’d better check my notes. Ah, this is “Wind Tunnels,” by Scott Smallwood. It’s from “Desert Winds,” an older disc of his from the Deep Listening label.

Hmm… seems like I’m going to be defacto pre-empted by an official White House announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  They created Osama, and they destroyed him when it was convenient. Don’t expect me to rattle my chains to celebrate the master’s triumph.

I really enjoy this “Asia Radio Environments” by Jesse Paul Miller. It’s absolutely full of weird, transient sounds, and is just plain interesting to hear. Plus, broadcasting it is kind of like sticking a bunch of radio broadcasts inside my own broadcast– recursive broadcasting!

I’m letting Obama and the “Asia Radio Environment” mix in my headphones. He’s laying it on thick. “Remain vigilant.” Ugh. If folks were vigilant, they wouldn’t have things like this— suits giving and taking our so-called rights. Anyway, Obama’s done, so I’ll get down off my soapbox. Back to things of beauty and substance.

Speaking of which, Miya Masaoka’s “For Birds, Planes, and Cello” is freakin’ awesome. I added it to this week’s program after noticing that David Toop mentions his enjoyment of the piece in his latest book, “Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener.” He actually has a laundry list of great recordings there, which I’ve got big plans to work through at my leisure.

I was starting to get a little antsy, thinking that there isn’t much “Sounds Like Radio” remaining, when I noticed that there is actually 45 minutes left! I love long-form radio!

Oh, it occurs to me that you may wonder about my listening setup. I’m using headphones right now, some nice AKG K-240s. They sound great, and won’t kill your budget. I’m sure you could spend more, but if you’re still rocking earbuds, you’ll be amazed at the huge difference in detail and clarity once you get a set of these on your ears.

I’d forgotten– I did ask everyone who listened THIS week to listen NEXT week with a friend. If you do this, take a photo of yourselves, and I’ll post it here. Until then, take care, and keep your ears open!