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Helpful Birthday Hints, #2 in a series of 12

March 23, 2012

Today’s hint is posed as a question: do you like me in STEREO? Yes? Then I’ll need another mic cable. Oh look! I happen to have a link…


Helpful Birthday Hints, #1 in a series of 12

March 20, 2012

As is my custom, I’m hitting you over the head (repeatedly) with things I’d like for my birthday. I’m turning 34 this year, which is a pivotal birthday, as it marks the first time many of you will choose to send me a gift. I’m planning to remember it fondly for years to come, so please don’t let me down.

So here it is, my first Helpful Birthday Hint– boy, I sure do think this new book from Bernie Krause looks awesome. Even the title, “The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places,” is pretty darned great. It sure would be nice to read it someday around April 23rd.

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/10/12

March 10, 2012

Minotaur — Lillith Was Cold (from “Obsession,” on Phage Tapes)
Minotaur — Soldier
Bill Shute, Anthony Guerra — Subtraction (from “Subtraction,” on Black Petal/Kendra Steiner Editions)
Bill Shute, Anthony Guerra — Marion, Texas
Chefkirk — Quiet Nights, Quiet Dreams (from “Gross Pyramids,” on Rainbow Bridge)
RP Collier, Eloine — Fractal Episode (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)
Head Boggle — Narrowcast Rehearsal (from “Solos In Auralize,” on Rainbow Bridge)
Head Boggle — Elm
Head Boggle — Fla
Piotr Michalowski, Jaime Rodriguez Matos, Christopher M. Skebo – Dyad One (from “Dyads,” on Abzu)
Piotr Michalowski, Jaime Rodriguez Matos, Christopher M. Skebo – Dyad Two
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Welcome To San Francisco (from “Civilian Life,” on Pax Recordings)
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Sun Hypnotic!
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Easy To Disappear Into This Fog
Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Yerba Buena
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Hook and Eyespots (from split LP “Bad For Business / Seeded Plain & Hal Rammel” on Friends & Relatives)
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Plaster Coach
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Grotto Instinct
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Corner Merchants

“It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/3/12

March 3, 2012

Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able & if, Bwana — Megawho (from “MegaWHAT? Live at The Stone” on Ilse)
Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able & if, Bwana — Megawhen
Warm Climate — Lost Teeth/Organ Donor (from “Edible Homes” cassette on Stunned)
Warm Climate — Cave In
Warm Climate — Edible Homes & Gardens/Synth Pads For Homeless
RP Collier, Eloine — Tonic Spanner (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)
RP Collier, Eloine — Smog Index
Violet — Incapacitated By The Sun (this, and next five, from “Sonic Circuits, District of Noise vol.4“)
TL0741, Anthony Pirog — Busy Bees
Nine Strings Trio — Sacred Crow Scared Cow
Stylus — Combine.Monogram
Insect Factory — Slow Bloom
Janel Leppin — Music for a Film, The Recipe
Blue Sausage Infant — Negative Space (from “Negative Space,” on Zeromoon)
Blue Sausage Infant — Subferal
Abortus Fever — Untitled (from “Recycled” cassette on RRRecords)
Yannick Dauby, John Grzinich — Kevad (from “Lind, Raud, Aastaajad,” on Invisible Birds)
Yannick Dauby, Murmer — Suvi

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early” 2/25/12

February 25, 2012

Today’s “Fashion Pickle” show gave me a lot of good ideas for tonight’s “It’s Too Damn Early” broadcast– sometimes, covering for another DJ is pretty useful! Of course, that has very little to do with my excitement about this new release on Ilse, ” MegaWHAT? Live at The Stone;” which features Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able, and if, Bwana– it’s another one of those super groups I’m half-inclined is the product of some yet-to-evaporate dream.

Tom Hamilton, id M Theft Able & if, Bwana — Megawho (from “MegaWHAT? Live at The Stone” on Ilse)
Wether — Chinese Grasp (from “Chinese Grasp” on Community College)
Leo Kupper, Barbara Zanichelli — Aviformes, pts. 1-7 (from “Digital Voices,” on Pogus)
Lasse Marhaug — Angelica 2011/05/20 (from cassette of same name on Robert & Leopold)
Yannick Dauby — Lind 07.06.03 Mooste (from “Lind, Raud, Aastaajad,” on Invisible Birds)
Yannick Dauby — Raud 07.06.12 Podra
Yannick Dauby — Lind 07.06.04 Mooste #1
Yannick Dauby — 07.05.29 Tamme
Yannick Dauby — Raud 07.06.10 Latvian border
Yannick Dauby — Lind 07.06.04 Mooste #2
Yannick Dauby — Lind 07.06.04 Mooste #3

Covering for “Style City” 2/5/12

February 5, 2012

Mo was feeling unwell today, so I took over “Style City” for her this afternoon– with no plan to watch the Super Bowl, I probably ended up having more fun that I ordinarily would have! That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy her broadcasts, but let’s face it, I dig being at the controls even more. Today’s was a damn fine set, if I do say so myself. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

There’s no broadcast next week for either of us, though– we’ll be on the road– so be sure to re-join “It’s Too Damn Early” in its regular time on Feburary 18th, with “Style City” re-appearing on the 19th. Until then, take care!

Uladat – Purgatory (from “Uladat,” on Black Tropical)
Andrea Pensado — La Careta (from “Ktotam,” on ZeroMoon)
Wanda Group — Wetsuit Women (from “Bass Urine,” on NNA Tapes)
A Death Cinematic — Untitled (from “Your Fate Twisting, Epic In Its Crushing Moments,” on Simple Box Construction)
Irene Moon — Centrifuge Heart Sonicator (from “Zelphabet, Volume I“)
Kotra — Untitled (from “Ampere,” on Alku)
Chefkirk — Gross Pyramids (from “We Must Leave The Warren,” on Eh?)
Philip Skaller, Danny Holt — Aperitivo  (from “Music of Mark Dresser,” on pfMentum)
My Fun — Long Distance (from “This Is All I Had Time For,” on The Land Of)
My Fun — Unwind
Head Boggle — Birds Ynthi (from “Alto Coloratura In Synthesize,” on Catholic Tapes)
Head Boggle — Nthi
Head Boggle — Nthi PT.3
Head Boggle — Fireball Mail
Conrad Schnitzler, Michael Thomas Roe, Masato Ooyama — Kluster 07 (from “Zelphabet” Volume K)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 2/4/12

February 4, 2012

I spoke with improvising percussionist and Chicago native Michael Zerang earlier today, who will be conducting a series of improv workshops at SIU on February 7th-9th, as well as a free performance on the 9th with the SIU Improv Unit at 7:30pm in the OBF. We have plans for a recording session on the 7th, so look to hear that in an upcoming episode of “Sounds Like Radio.” I aired the interview on today’s show– I may air an excerpt from it next week on SLR as well.

Loachfillet — Hell (from “Electric Pond: Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
Jeff Parker, Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang — Onslaught (from “Out Trios Volume 2,” on Atavistic)
Uladat — Purgatory (from “Uladat” EP on Black Tropical)
Uladat — 777
Wanda Group — Wetsuit Women (from “Bass Urine,” on NNA Tapes)
Wanda Group — Yellow Gang
Nels Cline, Andrea Parkins, Tom Rainey — Ruination (from “Out Trios Volume 3,” on Atavistic)
Nels Cline, Andrea Parkins, Tom Rainey — Lower Story
Nels Cline, Andrea Parkins, Tom Rainey — Pearly Turbo
DaveX interview with Michael Zerang
Brains — Rictus (from “Unloaded,” on Edgetone)
Philip Skaller, Danny Holt — Flac (from “Music of Mark Dresser,” on pfMentum)
Philip Skaller, Danny Holt — Flocus

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 1/28/12

January 28, 2012

I’m celebrating the 10th broadcast anniversary of “It’s Too Damn Early” today! Naturally, I’ve pulled out all the stops– I’ve got a ton of great music lined up for this show, so I hope you don’t miss it. Feel like calling in? 618-457-3691.

Andrea Pensado — Bicho Raro (from “Ktotam,” on ZeroMoon)
Mike Khoury, Hans Beutow — Untitled Side A (from “Two Sides of Khoury,” on Excite Bike)
Chefkirk — Gross Pyramids (from “We Must Leave The Warren,” on Eh? Records)
Leather Bath — Armistice (from “L” volume of “Zelphabet”)
Paul Metzger — Deliverance (from “Deliverance,” on Locust)
My Fun — Car Alarm Birds (from “This Is All I Had Time For,” on The Land Of)
My Fun — Low
My Fun — Saturday
My Fun — Long Distance
Damion Romero –Untitled Side A (from “Missing Link,” on Hanson Records)
Lou Reed, Metallica — Iced Honey (from “Lulu,” on Warner and Vertigo)

Litnoise from Knut Hamsun’s “Wanderers”

January 8, 2012

“At the first thrill of the organ I was torn from my setting and came near to sobbing. “Keep quiet, you fool,” I said to myself, “it’s only neurasthenia.”” –Wanderers

Read more sound/listening-related quotes at my Litnoise page!

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)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 9/24/11

September 24, 2011

Miles Tilman – Unfold (from “Underland,” on Submarine)
TD Skatchit — Voodoo Skatch (from “TD Skatchit & Company,” on Edgetone)
Yota Kobayashi — Kakusei (from “XXXII Concorso Internazionale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore,” on Monochrome Vision)
Elia Marios Joannou — Vertumnus
Valerie Delaney — La Cite de Verre
Sergy Khismatov — Spring Relapse
Erik M, DJ Olive, Christian Marclay — DJ Trio, New York 9/17/00
Toshio Kajiwara, DJ Olive, Christian Marclay — DJ Trio, Detroit 12/21/02
Mr. Blue Sky — Something To Read By (from “Part 01: LCD Soundsystem,” self-release)

Soundmapping on Reddit

September 4, 2011

I submitted an idea for the new subreddit “Project Reddit,” asking participants to make a soundmap after listening somewhere for 10 minutes. It’s been… interesting so far. Better go check it out, eh?

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 8/27/11

August 27, 2011

Ralph White & The Hora Flora Sound System — A Space Between A Chimney And A Swift (from self-titled album on Resipiscent)
Charlie Morrow — Wave Music I for 40 Cellos (from “Toot!,” on XI Records)
Dan Warburton — Al-Dhahiira (from “Profession Reporter,” on Aural Terrains)
If, Bwana — Hoffman, Bored (from “I, Angelica,” on Pogus)
If, Bwana — Furry
If, Bwana — The Railway Station Fire
If, Bwana — Quad or Knee?
Seeded Plain — Kneaded Gum Eraser
Robert Ashley — Improvement, Act I

RIP Conrad Schnitzler

August 7, 2011

I won’t be attempting to eulogize the man– I just loved his music a lot. Check his Global Living project here. Other details are here.

A very random playlist, 8/6/11

August 6, 2011

I’m covering for another DJ this morning. She features odd vinyl on her show, but probably not quite as odd as this playlist. Enjoy!

Pete Johnson — Death Ray Boogie (from “Kansas City Piano 1936-1941”)
Lenny Dee — I’m Leaving It All Up To You
Tim Kaiser — Numbers Station (from side B of “Numbers Station”)
Pierre Henry — Psyche Rock
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — excerpt from side A of self-titled LP
Various — The Sounds of Mammals (from “Communication In Animals”)
Chevrolet Singers — Cities And Towns
Chevrolet Singers — Nowhere Fast
Dick Hyman — Danke Schoen
Fat Albert — Halloween (excerpt)
Grateful Dead — Mornin’ Dew (from self-titled LP)
Hank Snow — Tangled Mind (from “The Southern Cannonball”)
Jimi Hendrix — Message To Love (from “Crash Landing”)
Rick Wakeman — Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’ (from “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”)
Iron Butterfly — Are You Happy (from “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”)
Captain Sky — Bubblegum (I Chewz You) (from “Concerned Party #1”)
Mister Rogers — A Place Of My Own
Mister Rogers — It’s Such A Good Feeling
Mister Rogers — You Are Pretty
Neil Young — Long May You Run
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Smile of the Beyond (from “Apocalypse”)
Your Wonderful World of Sewing — Preparing the Machine for Sewing
Timothy Leary — Live and Let Live (from “You Can be Anyone This Time Around”)
Mandre — M3000 Opus VI (from “M3000”)
The Coasters — Along Came Jones
The Electric Company — Your Rich Uncle Died
The Coasters — Yakity Yak
The Mighty Sparrow — Sailor Man
The Mighty Sparrow — Melody Pie

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 6/18/11

June 18, 2011

Argh, another one of those depressing mornings– sometimes, I wonder why I go to all this effort. At least the music is good, right?

Frank Rothkamm — Klavier (from “Moers Works,” on Monochrome Vision)
Frank Rothkamm — Quartett
Frank Rothkamm — Kurzwelle
Frank Rothkamm — Nein
Frank Rothkamm — Arpeggiator
Lateral Agricultural Order — First Memorial Gangrene (from “Bananafish 16” compilation)
Lateral Agricultural Order — Din Don
Lateral Agricultural Order — Gabardine Cadaver
Lateral Agricultural Order — Invocata
Lateral Agricultural Order — Daniela
Lateral Agricultural Order — Archives VI
Lateral Agricultural Order — Hi Fi Sadist
Lateral Agricultural Order — Pedal of the Melancholic
Failing Lights — The Submarine Twilight (from Zelphabet vol. F)
Big City Orchestra — Advise Pilot Of Fire (from “Is Dead Long Live,” on Ubuibi)
Big City Orchestra — Seconds Too Late
Big City Orchestra — Remain In Orb
Big City Orchestra — Exspect Nothing
Z’ev – Life Sentense (from “An Uns Momento, Life Sentense & Save What?” on Crippled Intellect)
Nine Inch Nails –6 Ghosts I (from “Ghosts I-IV“)
Brian Eno — Under Stars II (from “Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks,” on EG)
Peter Wright — Low Ground (from “Pariahs Sing Om: Collected Drone Poems 2000-2003,” on LVD)
Peter Wright — Catch A Spear As It Flies
Peter Wright — Strumming Rotunda
Peter Wright — Stucco
Peter Wright — Rotunda
Peter Wright — The Bride Stripped Bare (Again)

Liveblogging! Playlist for “ITDE” 6/4/11

June 4, 2011

Once again, I’m in the Hi-Life Room a bit early, so I decided to play the first 30-minute cut off Arvo Zylo’s re-issue of “333.” This is one hell of a listen, I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself, having missed the initial cassette run. I’ll be getting back to this disc towards the end of today’s show.

Gotta say, I’m happy as hell to see a documentation of live Chefkirk/Ironing actions in the form of “Life in Florida 2010.” I dig the interplay between these two, and really enjoyed their earlier album together on Hymns. I won’t hold my breath, but I’ll throw out a “hail Mary” request– how about Chefkirk/Ironing meets Shelf Life for a Eh?/Hymns double disc. Get Bob Marsh and Hal McGee to co-narrate, omg I’m ruining these pants. But seriously, that would be awesome.

Speaking of awesome, I’m currently blowing Southern Illinoisian minds with some Government Alpha, from the “G” volume of Zelphabet. I’m still amazed at how much traction this series has, I’ve been able to listen to many of the discs over and over. This particular cut has the added benefit of masking the annoying ground loop hum coming from our studio monitors right now as well!

Arvo Zylo — Quicksand Eggs of a Beaten Pathos (from “333,” self-release)
Chefkirk, Ironing — May 13, 2010 @ Action Research #52 (from “Live in Florida 2010,” on Hymns)
Ben Leeds Carson, Chris Froh — A is for Azimuth and Arnica; Hands on Pots and Bowls (from “Music for Percussion,” on Albany Records)
Ben Leeds Carson, Chris Froh — A is for Azimuth and Arnica; Sticks on Glasses
Jess Rowland — The Endless Fall of the Infallible See (from “The Endless Fall of the Infallible See & The Future Imagery Architecture,” on Edgetone)
Jess Rowland — Ambrosian
Jess Rowland — Processional pt.1
Jess Rowland — Ladybird
Circle Six — Driving Into Kansas (from “Night In Kansas,” on Annuit Coeptis) (currently available on Roil Noise as a re-issue with bonus disc!)
Circle Six — Passing The State Line
Circle Six — Swan Song For a Kansan (Fred Phelps)
Circle Six — Night In Kansas
Circle Six — Waking Up/Waking Down
Giancarlo Toniutti — Kudi Ch’Vit’Anc (this, and next track, from Volume G of “Zelphabet“)
Government Alpha — Corrosion Electrolysis
Arvo Zylo — Plasthma
Richard Pinhas, Merzbow — Rhizome4-110100100010000 (from “Rhizome,” on Cuneiform)

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)