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Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 1/21/12

January 21, 2012

Whew! I’m kind of tired out this morning. I was happy to take a few nice calls, though– it’s always nice to hear from listeners. Next week is the 10th anniversary of “It’s Too Damn Early” airing on WDBX-FM, so I’m pretty excited about that. Although I don’t have an exact count personally, this is about 500 shows! Seems like a fair number– I’ve missed some, but I’ve also covered a bunch. At any rate, it’s been a lot of fun, and I know I’ve had a great time learning about experimental music (as well as sharing it with you).

Alfred Harth — Adler_Kino 1166-1215 I# (from “Gift Fig,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Pailbug — First Pail (from self-titled album on Generate Records)
Pailbug — Second Pail
Pauline Oliveros — No Mo (from “No Mo,” on Pogus)
Yota Kobayashi — Kakusei (this, and next two, from “XXXII Concorso Internazionale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore 2010,” on Monochrome Vision)
Sergy Khismatov — Spring Relapse
Sebastien Peter — Schatten
Crank Sturgeon — Breakfast With Crank Sturgeon (on RRRecords)
Eric Glick Rieman — Forgetting Belief (from “In My Mind, Her Image Was Reversed,” on Accretions)
Eric Glick Rieman — What’s Said, Reinterpreted By Future Hearers
Kevin Kastning, Sandor Szabo, Balazs Major — Triptych 1 (from “Triptych,” on Greydisc)
Kevin Kastning, Sandor Szabo, Balazs Major — Triptych 2
Kevin Kastning, Sandor Szabo, Balazs Major — Triptych 3

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 1/14/12

January 14, 2012

Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup (from “Electric Pond: Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
Eric Glick Rieman — The Past, Aerated (from “In My Mind, Her Image Was Reversed,” on Accretions)
Eric Glick Rieman — Reinventing Belief
Brent Fariss — Palestine (from “Four Environments… Collapsing,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Brent Fariss — Four Environments… Collapsing
Brent Fariss — Three Spirit Recordings
David First — Pipeline Witness Apologies To Dennis (from “Privacy Issues,” on XI Records)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 1/7/12

January 7, 2012

Okay, so it looks like Kendra Steiner Editions is getting added to my short list of favorite labels. How did I miss this for so long? I must be slipping. Folks, you need to hold me to a higher standard! But seriously, the latest addition is #214, so I have a lot to fill in. My birthday is in April, please give generously, haha.

Also, Dolphin Logic’s EP is almost out on Tundra Dubs. Listen in next week, and I’ll play some more of it. You gotta love an album with a track named “Wet Goddess.”

Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Emilio I-XXXII (from “Emilio,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Arvo ZyloQuicksand Eggs of a Beaten Pathos (from “333” self-release)
Merzbow — The Spirit Indulges In The Sadness (from “Dead Zone,” on Quasi Pop)
Sabrina Siegel — Bottlecaps pt.1 (from “Bottlecaps,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Sabrina Siegel — Bottlecaps pt.2
Sabrina Siegel — Bottlecaps pt.3
Dolphin Logic — Nukular (from “Holographic Dreaming,” on upcoming EP for Tundra Dubs)
Dolphin Logic — Wet Goddess
DaveX — Free Air I (from “Free Air” self-release)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 12/24/11

December 24, 2011

Alchemy of the 20th Century — Modern Alchemy (from “Halogen Ball,” on Negative Foundation)
Dieter Muh — Well-Thumbed
Mnem — Genocide Mobile
Grey Park — 10 Dollar Habit/Immediate Resignation
Frank Rothkamm — German Film Star (from “Reno” on Flux Records)
Frank Rothkamm — E Sharp Espresso
Frank Rothkamm — Brooklyn Warehouse Party
Frank Rothkamm — I Love Nina
Area C — Treble Thickness (from “Traffics + Discoveries,” on Last Visible Dog)
Area C — Dark Radio/Light Waves
Area C — Ordinary Vane
Area C — Squall (2)
Area C — Jinking And Tunneling
Area C — Surface Volumes
Dislocation — View 1 (from “Mud Layer Cake,” on Eh? Records)
Dislocation — View 2

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 12/17/11

December 17, 2011

I guess I’m in a mood for the electroacoustic side of things today! I’ve been impressed (again) by Stanislav Kreitchi, sound engineer and keeper of the ANS synthesizer. This is the sort of guy I’d love to meet– and such amazing music!

RP Collier — All Christmas Songs At Once (otherwise unreleased) (and check out some of Collier’s amazing handmade instruments!)
Dohi Moon — Perhaps, reminisce (this, and next, from “XXXII Concorso Internazionale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore 2010,” on Monochrome Vision)
Damien Depannemaeck — Stadt Test
Grey Park — Report One (otherwise unreleased)
Screwtape — Please God, Wash All the Filth Away (Screwtape’s Bandcamp)
Stanislav Kreitchi — Birth of Vertical (from “Ansiana,” on Electroshock)  (some interesting background here)
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ocean: Waves, Winds & Birds
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ocean: Tam-Tams of the Green Islands
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ocean: Dolphins’ Play
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ellipsiada 1 & 2
Stanislav Kreitchi — Six Days of Creation
Dear Beloved Henry — Untitled, Side A (from “Dear Beloved Henry/Albert Materia” split cassette on Hyster Tapes)
Albert Materia — Untitled, Side B
DACM — Party (from “Stéréotypie,” on Asphodel)
DACM — Vidya
DACM — Angel
DACM — Marie

Liveblogging! “ITDE” playlist for 11/26/11

November 26, 2011

Jennifer Walshe — Nature Data (from “Nature Data,” on Interval Recordings)
Myriam Lavoie — Chercher (this, and next two, from “Cache 2007” compilation)
Theo Mathien — Eolian Erosion
Elliot Vaughn — Icely Unsect
Ministry of Rites — Nightlight (from “Grid,” on Edgetone)
Octopus Inc — Goldbug (this, and next 7, from “Penguin Mechanics III” compilation from KracFive)
Bauri — Computercuddle
Pthalocyanine — Metalo-meld-mechano
Lackluster — Third Pie
Brothom States — Not Kava
Miragliuolo — Sandwich Train
Pacman — Citybuilder
Colongib — Angry Robot Locked in Compartment Wrenches Itself Free
Bearly Queen — Hairy Palm Adventures I-VII (on Luovaja, album of same name)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 11/12/11

November 12, 2011

Rune Lindblad — Månens Död (from “Death of the Moon,” on Pogus)
Rune Lindblad — Evening
Rune Lindblad — Nocturne
Martin Alejandro Fumarola — Callejuelas (this and next from “Travels of the Spider,” on Pogus)
Alejandro Iglesias Rossi — Ascención
Ashtray Navigations — Darwin’s Seal, Animal Tracks and Bones (from “The Love That Whirrs,” on Last Visible Dog)
Ashtray Navigations — She’s Like Black Glass On A Pinball Table, Threatening The Love That Whirrs
Seeded Plain — Tarpaper Neutrality (from “Entry Codes,” on Creative Sources)
Seeded Plain — Vacuum Insect
Seeded Plain — Czar of Thumbs
Seeded Plain — Waxwing Lettuce
Nolls — Tsunami Arms (from Hiss Nausea/Nolls split cassette on Hyster)
Nolls — Sunrape
Nolls — Invisible Summer
Nolls — Alpha Mail
Nolls — Night City
Nolls — Hallucinatory Forest
Rotkappchen — Xerox and Infinity (from Knirschen Knacken/Rotkappchen split cassette on Ikeukuro Dada)

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

November 5, 2011

Margaret Noble — Safer Is Better (from “Frakture“)
Margaret Noble — Watched
Margaret Noble — Consistent
Margaret Noble — Drowning on Land
Margaret Noble — Crossing Over
Margaret Noble — The Object of Power Is Power
Margaret Noble — Interlude Before the End
Margaret Noble — Distopia
Anna Maria Kieffer, Leo Kupper — Annazone (from “Ways of the Voice,” on Pogus)
Marko Marin — Kaikki jotka pimeää hengittävät (from “Heijastu, Katoa Ja Ole Valmiina,” on Luovaja)
Dolphin Logic — Hits From The Holographic Bong (from “Replicant Embolisms” self-release)
Robert Ashley — Perfect Lives; The Bank: Victimless Crime (from “Perfect Lives,” on Lovely Music)
Coin Gutter — Zero Article (from “Pigeonless,” on Vanity)
Coin Gutter — Third Conditional (for V)
Umin — Quill (from “Umbr,” on Abandon Buildings)
Umin — Nelm
Umin — Uke15
Umin — Umbr
Umin — 00
Umin — redvrtd
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Hook and Eyespots (from split LP with DBH, co-release from Friends & Relatives Records, Gilgongo Records)

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” 9/3/11

September 3, 2011

This is a rather strange show… I’ve been around the block more than a few times as far as the whole “being sleepy and playing weird music” thing goes, but the disembodied, random Marilyn Monroe quotes are really quite bonkers. How is it that I hadn’t heard of Charlie Morrow prior to this XI Records release?

Anyways… I responded to a request for music review writers early yesterday, at Musique Machine. Things were going decently, until I discovered the guy wasn’t even willing to give me a link out as credit. I understand not paying writers, but really? Not even a little link love? Sheesh! On the up-side, now I’m thinking about doing reviews again. We’ll see how it goes.

Also– how many of my readers have checked out an episode of my daughter’s show, “Style City”? It’s something of a companion to “It’s Too Damn Early,” still bringing the weirdness, but with more of a focus on chiptunes and abstract electronica. If you haven’t heard it yet, watch this for the details:

Davenport — Joy! By Numerals Act (from “Free Country,” on Last Visible Dog)
Davenport — Thou Shall Be Waking
Fonogram — Invisible City (from “Fonogram,” on The Land Of)
Fonogram — Light & Dark
Fonogram — Cruz del Sur
Fonogram — Victory Days
Sandoz Lab Technicians — The Western Lands (from album of the same name, on Last Visible Dog)
Charlie Morrow — Marilyn Monroe Collage (from “Toot!” on XI Records)
Transitional Phase — Phase Two (from “Transitional Phase,” on Last Visible Dog)
Transitional Phase — Phase Three
Transitional Phase — Phase Four
Transitional Phase — Phase Five
Dan Warburton — Al-Sabaah (from “Profession Reporter,” on Aural Terrains)
Stefano Pilia — The Holy Ghost Bird (from “Healing Memories and Other Scattering Times,” on LVD)
Stefano Pilia — Present Tension
Stefano Pilia — This Deepraum Blanket

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 8/6/11

August 6, 2011

Mor Monsen — Vangsåsa (from “Lastenfound,” on Ambolthue)
Mor Monsen — Ramah
Mor Monsen — Kanutten
Zoviet France — Come To The Edge (from “Shouting At The Ground,” on Charrm)
LSD March — When I Die, Hell Awaits (from “Kanashimino Bishounen,” on HP Cycle)
Sun Ra — Call For All Demons (from “Sun Song,” on Delmark)
Sun Ra — Transition
Sun Ra — Future
Grey Park — Carpenter (from an untitled album on Planned Confusion)
The Oval Language — 00:02:03 (from “Tapes Singles And Remixes,” on Monochrome Vision)
The Oval Language — 00:04:41
The Oval Language — 00:00:24
The Oval Language — 00:05:41
The Oval Language — 00:09:38
Harley Gaber – Cataclysm and Threnody (from “In Memoriam 2010,” on Innova)
Harley Gaber – Threnody and Prayer
The Rejuvenation Trio — Strings And Things Suite (from “Rejuvenation Voyage,” on Edgetone)
The Rejuvenation Trio — Signals From Space
The Rejuvenation Trio — Warp Speed

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 7/30/11

July 30, 2011

I’m not in the greatest mood today. Trying rather hard to do a good show, though– and I’m in early, so this is a 4.5 hour set. Got something you’d like to hear? Call the request line at 618-457-3691. Tell your pets! Bury your radio!

Little Fyodor — All My Clothes Are Uncomfortable (from “Peace Is Boring,” on Public Eyesore)
George Korein — Rotodrone Encroaching (from “Another Corpse,” on BatHotAxe and Majuma)
George Korein –Squawking Corpse Rotodrone
Rafael Flores — 7 Minutillos (from “Nubes, cometas, rumores y orugas,” on Monochrome Vision)
Augment — Dilation (from “January 8th, 2008,” on Power Silence)
Merzbow — White Pea Fowl (from “Merzbird,” on Important)
Gil San Marcos — Smoke Film (from “Domes,” on Bombay Cove)
Gil San Marcos — Domes
Gil San Marcos — Triple Crown Parquet (live in New Orleans)
Jess Rowland — A Dragonfly Tries Vainly To Settle Onto A Leaf (from “The Shape of Poison,” on Edgetone)
Eloine — Feather-Woven Terrace (from “Simpler Machines,” on Darbolistic Rex)
DACM — Angel (from “Stereotypie,” on Asphodel)
DACM — Marie
DACM — Bassamico
DACM — Outparis Kiss
DACM — Latex
Margeret Noble — Safer Is Better (from “Frakture“)
Margaret Noble — Consistent
Margaret Noble — Drowning on Land
Margaret Noble — Crossing Over
Margaret Noble — The Object of Power Is Power
Margaret Noble — Interlude Before the End
Margaret Noble — Distopia
Seeded Plain — Tarpaper Neutrality (from “Entry Codes,” on Creative Sources)
Seeded Plain — Vacuum Insert
Mari Kimura — Gemini for Solo Violin (from “The World Below G And Beyond,” on Mutable Music)
Mari Kimura — Vitessimo for Augmented Violin
DaveX — Free Air I (from “Free Air“)
Ken Gen Montgomery — Shower Music (from “Shower Music Born Again,” on Generator)
Zavolonka — Plavyna (from “Plavyna,” on Nexsound)
Zavolonka — Kosytsia
Zavolonka — Kolyskova
Zavolonka — Teche Voda Ledo
Zavolonka — Gora

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 7/23/11

July 23, 2011

Bruce Haack, Sound Capsule — I.F.O. (from “IFO/Electric Lucifer Book III“)
Bruce Haack, Sound Capsule — Jesus Man
Bruce Haack, Sound Capsule — Journey Song
Margaret Noble — Safer Is Better (from “Frakture“)
Margaret Noble — Watched
Margaret Noble — Consistent
Margaret Noble — Drowning on Land
Margaret Noble — Crossing Over
Margaret Noble — The Object of Power Is Power
Margaret Noble — Interlude Before the End
Margaret Noble — Distopia
Bruce Haack, Sound Capsule — When A Man Becomes Electric
Fonogram — Cruz Del Sur (from “Fonogram,” on The Land Of)
Fonogram — Victory Days
Fonogram — 5×5 (One Second Bridge Reprise)
Fonogram — Nubes 1 & 2
Michael Byron — Music of Nights Without Moon or Pearl (from album of the same name, on Cold Blue Music)
Michael Byron — Invisible Seeds For James Tenney

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 7/11/11

July 11, 2011

Happy Slurpee Day, everyone! I’m covering for another DJ today, so I got to do my show at a different time than normal. Look for me next week at my usual 4-6:30am (Central) timeslot, Saturday morning. Until then, enjoy your playlist!

Christine Shields — The World Is My Home (from “Leave Your Body Behind,” on Bananafish 15)
Spartan Lover — Sex With A Woman (from “Skweee Tooth,” on Ramp)
Melkeveien, Sagtann — Melkeveien
Beatbully — Robot i Tromma (from 7″  split w/ Melkeveien, on Dodpop)
DACM — LN Start (from “Stereotypie,” on Asphodel)
DACM — Party
DACM — Vidya
Duane Pitre — Sun AM (from “Origin,” on Root Strata)
Steamboat Switzerland — Moto (Ein Weltbewusstsein) (from “Wertmuller,” on Grob)
Steamboat Switzerland — I/II
Steamboat Switzerland — V
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig. 14 (from “16 Figures“)
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig. 15
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig. 16
Frank Rothkamm — Independent Bernoulli Trials (from “FB 01,” on Flux)
Frank Rothkamm — Earth Frequency Oscillator
Asmus Tietchens — D3 (from “Zelphabet,” volume A)

Liveblogging! Playlists for 7/3/11, both shows

July 3, 2011

A scheduling oddity means that both my shows, “Sounds Like Radio” and “It’s Too Damn Early,” can be heard back-to-back tonight. I figured I’d do a little liveblogging during ITDE, sharing the playlists, etc. If you’ve got any questions, comments, suggestions, or requests; get in touch with me on the studio line: 618-457-3691.

I sure hope you enjoyed the shows this week! Leave me a comment and a request if you plan on tuning in next time around. Take care! –Dave

“Sounds Like Radio”

Mark Wingfield, Kevin Kastning — Air Distance Transform (from “I Walked Into The Silver Darkness,” on Suigeneria)
Gary Verkade, Philip Blackburn — PPS (from “Winded,” on Innova)
Annea Lockwood — Floating World (from “Thousand Year Dreaming/Floating World,” on Pogus)
Mark Wingfield, Kevin Kastning — From The Green All Around You
Mark Wingfield, Kevin Kastning — The Sharp Crucible of Autumn
Rick Cox — Fade (from “Fade,” on Cold Blue Music)
Loren Mazzacane Connors — Little Match Girl (from “Little Match Girl,” on Roadcone)
Preston Swirnoff — Maariv #1 (from “Somethings #1,” on Last Visible Dog)

“It’s Too Damn Early”

Coin Gutter — Zero Article (from “Pigeonless,” on Vanity)
Coin Gutter — Third Conditional (for V)
Tim Kaiser — Numbers Station, side A (from “Numbers Station,” on Créme DeMentia Records)
Lovely Little Girls — The Flesh Is Good! (from “Glamourous Piles and Puffy Saddlebags,” on Apop)
Lovely Little Girls — Lady Shoes Remain Attached
Violet — Violet Ray Gas (from “Violet Ray Gas and the Playback Singers,” on Zeromoon and Sentient Recognition Archive)
Silver Ash — Deathless (from “Deathless/Lifeboat” 7-inch on Generate Records)
Frank Rothkamm — Message From Space Mountain (from “FB01,” on Flux)
Frank Rothkamm — Silence of Mute (from “FB02,” on Flux)
Frank Rothkamm — Outdoor Heritage of New Jersey
Ryan Jewell — Eschew Obfuscation (from “Eschew Obfuscation, Espouse Elucidation,” on Hot Releases)
Leif Elggren — Soya (from “Paradoxes of Enlargement” compilation from Bananafish 16)
Strotter Inst — Monstranz #2 (from “Monstranz,” on Everest)
Tim Kaiser — Numbers Station, side B

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 7/2/11

July 2, 2011

Very strange. The lights in our currently-defunct main studio just came on by themselves. Here I was, enjoying the sunrise– albeit through the filter of three sets of large windows– and now I have to go find out if there’s some weirdo in the building playing with the light switches, or if the electrical situation here is more cock-eyed that I realized. Either way, enjoy the show.

Lovely Little Girls — Chunky Dog-Like Face (from “Glamourous Piles and Puffy Saddlebags,” on Apop Records)
Lovely Little Girls — Creeping Things Dig Slowly
Lovely Little Girls — Wretched Substitute
Lovely Little Girls — Little Debbie Garbage Can
Lovely Little Girls — Sugar Lips
Morceaux de Machines — Prime Shake (from “Liberum Arbitrium,” on NoType)
Charlie Morrow — Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves (from “Toot!” on XI Records)
Conure — Amsterdam and 81st: A Reverie (from “Strings, Locations,” on Edgetone)
Duchesses — The Fox Hunt (from “Estupet,” on Apop Records)
Duchesses — The Pit Bulimia
Duchesses — The Lazer Poney
Duchesses — The Cock Block
Duchesses — The Laughing Jaina/Wacko Jackal
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Paris One (from “Paris 2008,” on Cuneiform)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 6/25/11

June 25, 2011

A fun show today– Zelphabet stuff is always a great way to kick off the morning, and of course, fine contributions from top labels like Cuneiform, Monochrome Vision, XI Records, Hymns… so far! I gotta mention that XI has a new one out, the three-CD set “Toot!” by Charlie Morrow. You better believe I’m going to be playing the bejeezus out of these, so be prepared for it next week.

AMK — Flux Owls For Evermore (from “Zelphabet” vol. A)
C Spencer Yeh — Three Synthesizers March 2008 (also from Zelphabet)
Univers Zero — Jack the Ripper (from “Heresie,” on Cuneiform)
Frank Rothkamm — Relikt (from “Moers Works,” on Monochrome Vision)
Frank Rothkamm — Ruckkopplung
Frank Rothkamm — Industrie
Charlie Morrow — Wave Music VII for 30 Harps (from “Toot!” on XI Records)
John David Eriksen — Liberty (from “Endings, Beginnings,” on Hymns)
John David Eriksen — 23longlong

Liveblogging! “Sounds Like Radio” 6/19/11

June 19, 2011

I’m listening to “Sounds Like Radio” with you this evening, and very much enjoying these cuts from Glenn Weyant’s “Tucson Orchestrated” album. There is a nice moment toward the end of “Monsoon Redux” where light percussive sounds strike on what sound like pots and pans. Although I’m guessing that Tucson doesn’t get much in the way of rainfall, it does remind me of an experiment of mine where I left some similar cooking implements out in a gentle shower. It’s good music to dream on, especially with headphones.

Hmm, seems I was too close to the mic for this break– definitely a bit too much low end in the voice.

As I’m listening to Merzbow and Richard Pinhas, I’m struck by how much Pinhas’ guitar sounds like one of the synths in Brian Eno and Jon Hassell’s album “Fourth World, Vol.1″… I’m thinking specifically of “Charm.” It’s like a bizarro world version of the B-side, as if Hassell just took off in a completely different direction. I might need to dig that album out again and compare them for fun.

Glenn Weyant — Bugs (from “Tucson Orchestrated,” on Sonic Anta)
Glenn Weyant — Train
Glenn Weyant — Monsoon Redux
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 1-010011010011011 (from “Rhizome,” on Cuneiform)
Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 2-100101000111010
Tatsuya Nakatani — Abiogenesis (from self-release of same name )
John Luther Adams — Four Thousand Holes (from release of same name on Cold Blue Music)