Archive for October, 2011

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 10/30/11

October 30, 2011

I’m covering for Emma’s “Style City” show today, so this is the “awake and cogent” version of my usual broadcast, haha. It’s been fun so far– definitely different to have the sun streaming in the windows!

Be sure to check out Dolphin Logic’s “Replicant Embolisms” album, btw. They’re local, and they’re keeping it weird– plus, I hear their show at the Douglass Art School went well! I’ll have to see about getting them on-air soon!

Hmm. I just got a “text-to-voice” message from a caller who says: “This is white noise, not music. I’m turning to country.” So I called them back, and left my own message. Next time, Jimerson Montgomery Phillips III (really?!) should grow a pair and call me himself.

Joe Lasqo — Choshi (from “Turquoise Sessions,” on Edgetone)
Gen Ken Montgomery — Friedhof (from “Birds + Machines,” on Pogus)
Dolphin Logic — Her Eyes Were A Burning Laser (from “Replicant Embolisms,” self-release)
BKPR — Kollateral (from “BKPR,” on Autumn Abattoir and Seasonal Affect)
Charlie Morrow — Central Park 1850 (from “Toot!,” on XI Records)
Robert Ashley — Perfect Lives, pt.2; The Supermarket: Famous People (from “Perfect Lives,” on Lovely Music)
Warren Burt — La Strega Bianca Della Luna (this, and next two, from “Sonic Circuits VI,” on Innova)
David Barnes — Panic in Legoland
Rasmus B. Lunding — Det Nødvendige

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/29/11

October 29, 2011

I was pretty happy to play the new Chefkirk album, “We Must Leave The Warren,” out now on Bryan Day’s Eh? label. Day has been sticking it to thematic music for a long while now, and frankly, I’m happy to see Chefkirk’s disc in such good company. It’s no secret that I’ve dug every Chefkirk recording I’ve managed to hear, but this one seems particularly right— high tones that pierce your face; low end that rattles the room; and every sort of scratchy, squelchy noise in between. Anyone playing no-input mixers will probably face a Toshimaru Nakamura comparison at some point in time, but Chefkirk’s offerings still come out strong. It’s partly due to the obvious familiarity with his gear, but paradoxically, it’s his naked efforts to push and explore the confined space of the mixer that set this disc apart from Nakamura’s more meditative fare.

Margaret Noble — Where Am I (from “Early Works,” on FEM Records)
Margaret Noble –Fingers
Margaret Noble — Atonement
Margaret Noble — Door Number Two
Margaret Noble — Kira’s Murder
Margaret Noble — The Walk Home On Ashland
Chefkirk — Vegan Buttermilk (from “We Must Leave The Warren,” on Eh?)
Chefkirk — Quiet Parts of In-Between
Chefkirk — Gross Pyramids
Psychotic Quartet — Entropy Is Information (from “Sphaleron,” on Eh?)
Psychotic Quartet — We Are All 11 or 26 Dimensions
Federico Barabino — Can You Listen To The Silence Between the Noise? (from album of the same name on Eh?)
Andrea Pensado — Ktotam (from album of the same name, on Zeromoon)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/22/11

October 22, 2011

It isn’t often that I get to use the phrase “exploded gagaku” in a sentence. I’d like to thank Joe Lasqo, Edgetone Records, and “It’s Too Damn Early,” for affording me this unique opportunity.

Andrea Pensado — Bircho Raro (from “Ktotam,” on ZeroMoon)
Andrea Pensado –BR+DSC
Andrea Pensado — Desconcierto (1)
Howl Jolson — Shibu Inu Dreams (presently available via Howl Jolson’s Soundcloud)
Howl Jolson — Flowery
Andrea Pensado — Desconcierto (2)
Bjork — Dark Matter (from “Biophilia,” on One Little Indian)
Bjork — Hollow
Bjork — Virus
John Cage — Third Interlude (from “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano,” on Naxos)
John Cage — Sonata IX
John Cage — Sonata X
Joe Lasqo — Alingana (“Interlock”) #1 (from “Turquoise Sessions,” on Edgetone)
Joe Lasqo — Etenraku in Mode Hyo
Andrea Pensado — Ktotam
Sonic Dada — Apart at the Seams (this, and next two, from “Serge Modular Users 2009,” on Resipiscent)
David Talento — Crisis Mountain
Lowenzahn — Unravel With Ease
Charlie Morrow — Central Park 1850 (from “Toot!” on XI Records)
Charlie Morrow — Breath Chant
Charlie Morrow — Late Afternoon Chant
Charlie Morrow — Chorale Bounce 2
Charlie Morrow — Central Park 2007

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/15/11

October 15, 2011

I’m feeling strange tonight– not sure where today’s broadcast will lead me. I’m starting off with some fairly harsh noise/ambient material from Mor Monsen, and currently awaiting some hint of further direction. Come on, subconscious!

Mor Monsen — Ramah (from “Lastenfound,” on Ambolthue)
Mor Monsen — Kanutten
Mor Monsen — Trass
Marina Rosenfeld, George Lewis — Wordless Feline (from “Sour Mash,” on Innova)
Marina Rosenfeld, George Lewis — Linseed Flowers
John David Eriksen — Live at Liminal Collisions (from “Endings, Beginnings” on Hymns)
PBK, Telepherique — Ecosystem Interrupt (from “Noise-Ambient Connection,” on Monochrome Vision)
PBK, Telepherique — Sun Continue to Shine
PBK, Telepherique — The Very End of Mine and Taper
Robert Ashley — Improvement (Act II)
Alan Courtis — Coriandro (from “Unstringed Guitar and Cymbals,” on Blossoming Noise)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/8/11

October 8, 2011

Which year is it? Confusion reigns at the start of today’s outing– I’ve been sharing my post-apocalyptic dream of watching “The Three Stooges” while eating babies, setting the mood for what promises to be a very strange episode of “It’s Too Damn Early” indeed.

Mr. Blue Sky — Something To Read By
BKPR — Kollateral (from “BKPR” on Autumn Abattoir, Seasonal Affect)
Circle, Verde — Tower pt.1-4 (from “Tower,” on Last Visible Dog)
Skozey Fetisch — Seas Freeze (from “Spectral Freight,” on Crippled Intellect)
Skozey Fetisch –Solar Fibrillation
Skozey Fetisch — Structures Fandangled
Skozey Fetisch — Shirt Fengors
Skozey Fetisch — Subjective Fill
Dimitri Voudouris — Palmos (from “NPFAI/Palmos,” on Pogus)
Asmus Tietchens — Teilmenge 4 (this and next from “Ponder This…” on Submergence)
Merzbow — Pier 39

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early” 10/2/11

October 2, 2011

Today’s broadcast is a special edition, covering for my daughter’s “Style City” program, which ordinarily airs from 3:30-5pm CST each Sunday. Although she features chiptunes, electronica, and odd pop; I am playing my usual experimental fare. I decided to make three live 30-minute mixes of various recordings, and have been having a lot of fun with it.

Rev 99 — Radical Episcopalianism (from “Everything Changed After 7-11,” on Pax Recordings)
Uton, Valerio Cosi — Kiertoilmakristalli (from “Kaarmeenkaantopiiri,” on Fire Museum)
Beth Anderson — Torero Piece (from “Peachy Keen-O,” on Pogus)
Brenda Hutchinson — Star Stranged Banner (from “The Lab 20th Anniversary”)
My Fun — Black Sky (from “Idyll EP,” on Test Tube)
Catastrophic Mermaids On Parade — Lonely Eyes of Amnesia (from self-titled album on Urck Records)
Music From The Film — Opening Scene (from “World War Tree,” self-release)
Fonogram — 5×5 (One Second Bridge Reprise) (from self-titled album on The Land Of)
Gen Ken Montgomery — Seelisch Unruh (from “Birds + Machines,” on Pogus)
Rent Romus, Steven Baker, Thollem McDonas, Jon Brumit — Discussion (from “Bloom,” on Edgetone)
Thermo — Young Master (from “batofar Cherche Tokyo,” on Sonore)
The Oval Language — 00:02:03 (from “Tapes Singles And Remixes,” on Monochrome Vision)
Dan Warburton — Al-Dhahiira (from “Profession Reporter,” on Aural Terrains)
Susan Fancher — Jovian Images (from “In Two Worlds,” on Innova)
Daniel Kientzy, Tom Johnson — Infinite Melody no.1 (from “Kientzy Plays Johnson,” on Pogus)
TD Skatchit & Company — Popcorn Skatch (from self-titled album on Edgetone)
Skozey Fetisch — Warp Fauna (from “This, Then,” on Resipiscent)
Hans Grusel — Quarentimes (from “Serge Modular Users 2009,” on Resipiscent)
Electronic Waste Product — Picket Fences
Grundik & Slava — Lullaby for Little Ghostesses
Larry Polansky — 4-Voice Canon #7 (from “Four Voice Canons,” on Cold Blue Music)
Charlie Morrow — Feather (from “Toot!,” on XI Records)
Charlie Morrow — Very Slow Gabrieli
Larry Kucharz — 1990 no.4 (from “Unit 23,” on International Audiochrome)
Toshimaru Nakamura — Nimb #42 (from “Egrets,” on Asphodel)
Toshimaru Nakamura — Semi
PBK, Telepherique — Twilight Cue (from “Noise Ambient Connection,” on Monochrome Vision)
Seht — Epilogue (13 Seconds Over Aro St.) (from “Voice of the Taniwha,” on Last Visible Dog)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/1/11

October 1, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve been posting regularly– for this I apologize. Things have been going well with both of my radio shows, but I’ve been slacking a bit lately with getting things up here as well. Feeling crunched for time, I guess… but probably just being a bit scattered. While I’m getting my mental together, how about sending me some new music recommendations or recordings? In the meantime, enjoy the playlist. –DaveX

Naked Mall Rats — There Must Be Somewhere On the Internet (from “Somewhere On the Internet,” on Bat Hot Axe)
Rev 99 — Radical Episcopalianism (from “Everything Changed After 7-11,” on Pax Recordings)
Rev 99 — Etude Brut
A_Dontigny — Turner (from “Geisteswissenschaften,” on NoType)
A_Dontigny — All-Over
A_Dontigny — Werkungsgeschichtesbewusstein
Don Campau — Planck Era (from “Jungle of Misunderstanding,” on Lonely Whistle)
Don Campau — De Sitter Expansion Interrupted For Lunch
Matt Davignon — Markhor (from “Living Things,” on Edgetone)
Matt Davignon — Freshwater Hydra
The Green Kingdom — Late Summer (from “Laminae,” on The Land Of)
The Green Kingdom — A Hidden Stream (alternate)
Catastrophic Mermaids On Parade — Lonely Eyes of Amnesia (from self-titled album on Urck Records)
Catastrophic Mermaids On Parade — Underwater Orbit Donuts
Catastrophic Mermaids On Parade — The City Night Prayer I Become
Catastrophic Mermaids On Parade — Valentine’s Cluster Wank
Bearly Queen — Rainbow’s End? (from “Rainbow’s End?” on Luovaja)