It has been a little while since the last one of these. I am keeping my end of the sporadic descriptor. Since it has been a while though I was admittedly a little off my game. Post production was a little helpful, but the idea behind “Sunspot Loops” (as opposed to the “Nothing Under The Sun” shows) is that they’re done as live as possible - mostly for efficiency. I was my own worst enemy with this one, but generally all is well that ends with a show full of solid selections and I believe this has those. Dance music and fuzzy rock and lots in between and outside of those lines (well, relatively lots). All information below (time stamps are for the scheduled air time on WESU).
09/28/2012 / 02:30AM / 03:30AM / Sunspot Loops / Music / …
Time / Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Format / Disk Type / Disk Released / Label / Label URL
02:30AM / Supreme Cuts / (Youngster Gone Off That) Sherm / Whispers In The Dark / LP / Album / 2012 / Dovecote Records / http://DovecoteRecords.com
02:35AM / Blood Diamonds / Phone Sex (feat. Grimes) / Phone Sex - EP / 12 Inch / Single / 2012 / 4AD / http://4AD.com
02:40AM / Nguzunguzu / Strut (Dubbel Dutch Remix) / Mirage - EP / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Time No Place / http://www.discogs.com/label/Time+No+Place
02:46AM / Nguzunguzu / No Longer / Warm Pulse - EP / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Hippos In Tanks / http://hipposintanks.net/
02:51AM / Groundislava / Suicide Mission (feat. Baths) / Feel Me / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Friends Of Friends / http://www.fofmusic.net/
02:57AM / Russell Haswell / Chua Rave (Regis Remix) / Remixed / 12 Inch / Single / 2012 / Downwards / http://wherenext.tumblr.com/
02:03AM / Dead Fader / Fishsh (feat. Sensational) / Work It, No - EP / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Robot Elephant Records / http://www.robotelephant.co.uk/
03:07AM / Killer Mike / Don’t Die / R.A.P. Music / LP / Album / 2012 / Williams Street Records / http://www.williamsstreet.com/
03:12PM / Symmetry / STREETS OF FIRE / Themes for an Imaginary Film / LP / Album / 2012 / Italians Do It Better / http://vivaitalians.blogspot.com/
03:18AM / Nightsatan / Midnight Laser Warrior / Midnight Laser Warrior / LP / Album / 2011 / Solina Records / Svart Records / http://www.solinarecords.com/
03:23AM / Kontravoid / DARKEST HOURS / Kontravoid / LP / Album / 2012 / Tarantula x Records /
03:26AM / Kontravoid / Age of Descent / Kontravoid / LP / Album / 2012 / Tarantula x Records /
03:27AM / White Hex / Stranger Love / Heat / LP / Album / 2012 / Avant! / http://avantdistro.blogspot.com/
03:28AM / Natural Assembly / Nightfall / Arms Of Departure / LP / Album / 2012 / Avant! / http://avantdistro.blogspot.com/
Time (approximate, but mostly accurate) / Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Format / Disk Type / Disk Released / Label / Label URL
12:31AM / Die Selektion / Triumph / Cladis / 7 Inch / Single / 2012 / Edition Gris / http://www.discogs.com/label/Edition+Gris
12:34AM / War / Somme, Maggio / The Glass House Etiquette / 7 Inch / Split / 2012 / Avant! / http://avantdistro.blogspot.com/
12:39AM / Lust For Youth / Behind Curtains / Growing Seeds / LP / Album / 2012 / Avant! / http://avantdistro.blogspot.com/
12:45AM / Lust For Youth / It’s You / Growing Seeds / LP / Album / 2012 / Avant! / http://avantdistro.blogspot.com/
12:51AM / Vatican Shadow / September Cell (The Storm) / September Cell / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Bed Of Nails / http://hospitalproductions.net/
01:01AM / Slow Head / The Pearl / Fire Is the Mouth of the Snake / LP / Album / 2012 / Disaro / Squalor Victoria /
01:04AM / Com Truise / Cyanide Sisters / Cyanide Sisters / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Ghostly International / http://www.ghostly.com/
01:08AM / Com Truise / Sundriped / Cyanide Sisters / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Ghostly International / http://www.ghostly.com/
01:12AM / Geoff Barrow / Ben Salisbury / Lawmaster / Pursuit / Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One / LP / Album / 2012 / Invada / http://www.invada.co.uk/
01:15AM / Geoff Barrow / Ben Salisbury / Helmet Theme / Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One / LP / Album / 2012 / Invada / http://www.invada.co.uk/
01:18AM / Rain Drinkers / Helix I / Yesodic Helices / LP / Album / 2011 / Brave Mysteries / http://bravemysteries.com
01:21AM / Dragged Into Sunlight / Boiled Angel / Hatred For Mankind / LP / Album / 2011 / Mordgrimm / http://mordgrimm.co.uk/
Back to business. This one’s got quite the mix of many left of center things - producer based music of the adventurous variety throughout.
Playlist (Time stamps are pretty close, but not exact.)
Time / Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Format / Disk Type / Disk Released / Label / Label URL
03:01AM / Diplo / Express Yourself (Featuring Nicky Da B) / Express Yourself / 7 Inch / Single / 2012 / 540 / Mad Decent / http://www.discogs.com/label/540+Records
03:04AM / Main Attrakionz / Vegetables (Produced By NoaBoa) / 808s & Dark Grapes II / LP / Album / 2012 / Type / http://www.typerecords.com/
03:07AM / Main Attrakionz / Take 1 (Feat. A$AP Rocky; Produced By Clams Casino) / 808s & Dark Grapes II / LP / Album / 2012 / Type / http://www.typerecords.com/
03:10AM / Ital / Doesn’t Matter (If You Love Him) / Hive Mind / LP / Album / 2012 / Planet Mu / http://www.planet-mu.com/
03:15AM / ∆AIMON / LOW / Robot Elephant vs. Tundra Dubs / LP / Comp / 2012 / Robot Elephant Records / http://www.robotelephant.co.uk/
03:23AM / Bathaus / Inferno (Video Mix) / Bizarre Club Hits Volume One / LP / Comp / 2012 / Phantasma Disques / http://phantasma-disques.blogspot.com/
03:27AM / Hipdiebattery / BONES / Robot Elephant vs. Tundra Dubs / LP / Comp / 2012 / Robot Elephant Records / http://www.robotelephant.co.uk/
03:30AM / Orphx / Cut Through / Hunger Knows No Law / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Sonic Groove / http://www.sonicgroove.com/
03:40AM / Carter Tutti Void / v1 / Transverse / CD / Album / 2012 / Mute / http://www.mute.com/
03:49AM / Shlohmo / The Way U Do / Vacation / 12 Inch / EP / 2012 / Friends Of Friends / http://www.fofmusic.net/
03:52AM / Lone / Coreshine Voodoo / Iotdxi / LP / Comp / 2011 / R & S Records / http://www.randsrecords.com/
I’ve certainly gotten off my strictly electronic kick. Or, perhaps, there’s just been a nice swing in another direction (doom & dirge rock, rhythmic tribal noise, experimental hip-hop) with new releases. One new release included in this broadcast (Black Rain) is on that electronic wave still and the material on it isn’t the newest, but the release on Blackest Ever Black is and it’s exciting to me for sure.
Playlist (time stamping is close, but approximate)
Time / Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Format / Disk Type / Disk Released / Label / Label URL
- 03:00AM / Ferocious Fucking Teeth / One Bright Light / Ferocious Fucking Teeth / LP / Album / 2012 / Safety Meeting Records / http://www.safetymeeting.net
- 03:06AM / Ferocious Fucking Teeth / Hinkley / Ferocious Fucking Teeth / LP / Album / 2012 / Safety Meeting Records / http://www.safetymeeting.net
- 03:12AM / Vvltvre / Ill Omen / Hang Me / LP / Album / 2012 / Corleone / http://corleonerecords.com/
- 03:21AM / Horse Latitudes / Flame Of Will / Hooded Menace / Horse Latitudes / 12 Inch / Split / 2012 / Doomentia Records / http://www.doomentia.com/
- 03:30AM / Cut Hands / Welcome To The Feast Of Trumpets / Afro Noise 1 Volume 1 / LP / Album / 2011 / Dirter Promotions / http://www.dirter.co.uk/
- 03:33AM / Cut Hands / Stabbers Conspiracy / Afro Noise 1 Volume 1 / LP / Album / 2011 / Dirter Promotions / http://www.dirter.co.uk/
- 03:41AM / Cut Hands / Munkisi Munkondi / Afro Noise 1 Volume 2 / LP / Album / 2011 / Dirter Promotions / http://www.dirter.co.uk/
- 03:46AM / Dälek / “Untitled” (Side B) / Untitled / 12 Inch / EP / 2011 / Latitudes / http://www.southern.com/southern/label/LTT/
- 03:58AM / Black Rain / Now I’m Just A Number / Now I’m Just A Number: Soundtracks 1994-95 / LP / Album / 2012 / Blackest Ever Black /
- 04:03AM / Black Rain / Lo Tek Musicm / Now I’m Just A Number: Soundtracks 1994-95 / LP / Album / 2012 / Blackest Ever Black /http://blackesteverblack.blogspot.com/
This episode picks up very much where the last one left off, but a bit darker. You’ll notice by the date that I’m putting this up on the world wide before it airs at WESU. Basement dwellers with headphones on staring at a fixed spot will love this like I do.
02/02/2012 / 02:00AM / 03:00AM / Sunspot Loops / Music / …
[Time / Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Format / Disk Type / Disk Released / Label / Label URL]
02:01AM / Miles / Primer / Facets / 12 Inch / EP / 2011 / Modern Love / http://www.modern-love.co.uk/
02:09AM / G.H. / Ground / Ground E.P. / 12 Inch / EP / 2011 / Modern Love / http://www.modern-love.co.uk/
02:16AM / Andy Stott / Bad Wires / We Stay Together - EP / LP / EP / 2011 / Modern Love / http://www.modern-love.co.uk/
02:22AM / Demdike Stare / Mephisto’s Lament / Elemental Parts One & Two: Chrysanthe & Violetta / LP / Album / 2011 / Modern Love / http://www.modern-love.co.uk/
02:27AM / Raime / You Will Lift Your Frame Clear / Hennail / 12 Inch / EP / 2011 / Blackest Ever Black / http://blackesteverblack.blogspot.com/
02:33AM / Regis / Blood Witness / In a Syrian Tongue - Single / 12 Inch / Single / 2011 / Blackest Ever Black / http://blackesteverblack.blogspot.com/
02:39AM / Sharps Injury / Loop Brace / Sharps Injury/Disheveled Split / 12 Inch / Split / 2011 / THAC0 / http://rhinoplex.org/thaco/
02:44AM / No UFO’s / Vertigo / Soft Coast / LP / Album / 2011 / Spectrum Spools / http://editionsmego.com/spectrum-spools/
02:46AM / No UFO’s / Punx On the Promenade / Soft Coast / LP / Album / 2011 / Spectrum Spools / http://editionsmego.com/spectrum-spools/
02:49AM / No UFO’s / Broken Glass / Soft Coast / LP / Album / 2011 / Spectrum Spools / http://editionsmego.com/spectrum-spools/
02:52AM / No UFO’s / Freeze * Drift / Soft Coast / LP / Album / 2011 / Spectrum Spools / http://editionsmego.com/spectrum-spools/
02:55AM / Harmonizer / World Complete / World Complete - EP / LP / EP / 2011 / Software / http://softwarelabel.net/
19.01.2012 (38’ 55”)
Music selected by William Bennett
There’s something particularly intoxicating about sheer physiological functionality in music. About being acted upon to the extent where granted permission and forceful imperative become giddily indistinguishable. Not that you’re worrying over the distinction anyway when a sound takes you whipsawing around into juddering surrender bordering on then slipping into ecstasy. There just isn’t any need to worry about responsible agency, who or what is answerable for the sudden tyranny of basest autonomy. You’re a character, very nonfiction.
The height of aural power is when a piece you’ve never heard and can’t place finds you more wantonly suggestible than you’d readily volunteer. And manifests its hold physically. Experienced outside and beyond their original context these specially mixed African and Haitian percussion pieces evince an extra-intentional intent, a rhythmic seizure of rational faculties. Timidity of the permeable body, rigid abhorrence of the ass, are not long for this world. Too much won’t be enough.
Merciless non-judgmental ambiguity: your balled-up two-fisted convictions defer to a point of gravity somewhere lower, tag team target of relentless djembe and doun-doun polyrhythms. Best let it exercise full reign, best allow yourself a suspension of the bounds of good sense, an equivocal lapse into that unsafe territory where content is subservient to effect. Sublime indulgence in existential power-play.
William Bennett and Mimsy DeBlois
And William Bennett’s project Cut Hands will be touring the states next month!
This is the episode that will air next week on the home base stations of WESU FM. I mentioned a couple episodes back that that particular episode was electronic music heavy. Well, it turns out that most of the music made lately that I’m interested in just happens to be heavy in that direction. I’ve got more in queue too!
Sunspot Loops (Music) with … 01/19/2012 02:00AM to 03:00AM
02:02AM Supreme Cuts “FOOLS” from Trouble - EP (10 Inch, EP, 2011) on Small Plates Records (http://www.smallplatesrecs.com/)
02:06AM Supreme Cuts “Issues” from Trouble - EP (10 Inch, EP, 2011) on Small Plates Records (http://www.smallplatesrecs.com/)
02:11AM Sibian & Faun “I’m Sorry” from Stay Together / I’m Sorry (12 Inch, Single, 2011) on Numbers. (http://nmbrs.net/)
02:17AM TEETH “Frequencies” from Swarm / Shift / Sequence / Spawn (Part One) - EP (10 Inch, EP, 2011) on Ramp Recordings (http://www.ramprecordings.com)
02:22AM TEETH “SW” from Swarm / Shift / Sequence / Spawn (Part Two) - EP (10 Inch, EP, 2011) on Ramp Recordings (http://www.ramprecordings.com)
02:29AM Instra:mental “Aggro Acid” from Resolution 653 (2011) on Nonplus Records (http://www.nonplusrecords.com)
02:35AM Pinch & Shackleton “Jellybones” from Pinch & Shackleton (LP, Album, 2011) on Honest Jon’s Records (http://www.honestjons.com)
02:40AM DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn “Meet Tshetsha Boys” from Meet Tshetsha Boys (12 Inch, Single, 2011) on Honest Jon’s Records (http://www.honestjons.com) — Chicago Juke Meets Shangaan Electro
02:45AM Container “Dissolve” from LP (LP, Album, 2011) on Spectrum Spools (http://editionsmego.com/spectrum-spools/)
02:52PM Dream Boat “ImissU” from Widow (2011) on AMDISCS: Futures Reserve Label (http://www.amdiscs.com/)
02:56AM White Ring “Hey Hey, My My” from Hey Hey, My My + Felt U (12 Inch, Single, 2011) on Handmade Birds (http://www.handmadebirds.com/)
The winter solstice just occurred and its pretty dark/black out here in the north east part of the U.S. That fact is fairly reflected in this playlist (especially in the overtly named Blackest Ever Black label - one of my favorite recent discoveries).
Sunspot Loops (Music) with … 02:00AM to 03:00AM (Timestamps are basically wrong, but work as a reference)
02:06AM Trust “Bulbform (Alternate Mix)” from Bulbform - Single (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Sacred Bones Records New
02:08AM Fatima Al Qadiri “D-Medley” from Genre-Specific Xperience - EP (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on UNO NYC New
02:12AM Fatima Al Qadiri “How Can I Resist U” from Genre-Specific Xperience - EP (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on UNO NYC New
02:17AM Sina. “From Love To Dust” from From Love To Dust - EP (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Project Mooncircle (http://HHV.DE) New
02:22AM Sina. “REMEMBRANCE” from From Love To Dust - EP (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Project Mooncircle (http://HHV.DE) New
02:31AM Orphx “APPARITION” from Traces - Single (12 Inch, Single, Private, 2011) on Sonic Groove New
02:36AM Rich Oddie “Refraction” from Refraction / Driftwork - Single (12 Inch, Single, Private, 2011) on Surface Records (http://surfacerecords.co.uk) New — Rich Oddie (Orphx)
02:40AM Young Hunting “Embers From The Pyre” from The Night Of The Burning (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Blackest Ever Black (http://blackesteverblack.com) New
02:45AM Young Hunting “A Hunger Artist” from The Night Of The Burning (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Blackest Ever Black (http://blackesteverblack.com) New
02:51AM Pwin Teaks “Phantasmagoria Suite (Feat. How I Quit Crack)” from AOXOMOXOA (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Brave Mysteries New — Written And Produced By Cosmotropia De Xam)
Produced by Matias Rossi
Over the past twenty years, this North American of Iraqi origins has immersed himself in popular and folk music scenes and subgenres from Syria, Iraq, Sumatra, Cambodia, Thailand and other places, in order to rescue what he calls ‘sound anomalies’ from oblivion: records, songs, artists and productions that stand out for their singularity in relation to the mass. Gergis does not approach collecting as an indiscriminate accumulation or an attempt to reconstruct the musical history of a particular country or region down to the last detail with an academic’s rigour. His interest lies in the originality and extravagance of musical products gestated on the margins of the mainstream, or in everything that seems to posses these qualities from an outsider’s perspective. Because in his untiring process of research and discovery, Gergis is fully aware that his work lies in a grey area in which the model archivist’s neutrality and objectivity are replaced by aesthetic criteria/prejudices. An unusual process of filtering and assimilation that celebrates the clash of civilisations, even beyond idiomatic, chronological, cultural and sociogeographic barriers.
Better late than never. This one was done over a month ago, but hasn’t yet made it to the blogosphere until now. A very witchy episode here. Appropriate for that time of year.
Sunspot Loops (Music) with … 10/27/2011 02:00AM to 03:00AM (Timestamps are very approximate/basically wrong, but work as a guideline)
02:01AM Cvlts “Radd pitt” from Lvst (CD, EP, Private, 2010) on AMDiscs (Czech Republic)
02:06AM Cvlts “Corpus Dei” from Lvst (CD, EP, Private, 2010) on AMDiscs (Czech Republic)
02:11AM Water Borders “Feasting On Mongeese” from Harbored Mantras (LP, EP, Private, 2011) on Tri Angle (UK) New
02:16AM Water Borders “Seed Bank” from Harbored Mantras (LP, EP, Private, 2011) on Tri Angle (UK) New
02:20AM Crypt Thing “Michael” from Rotational Slumping (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Living Tapes (US) New
02:25AM Crypt Thing “John Holmes (Vocals By Raw Moans)” from Rotational Slumping (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Living Tapes (US) New
02:34AM Mellow Grave “Raining Meth” from Smoke Filled The Room, We Slept (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Living Tapes (US) New
02:41AM Mellow Grave “Merk That” from Smoke Filled The Room, We Slept (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Living Tapes (US) New
02:40AM Sleep ∞ Over “Behind Closed Doors” from Forever (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Hippos In Tanks (US) New
02:43AM Sleep ∞ Over “Romantic Streams” from Forever (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Hippos In Tanks (US) New
02:48AM Bestial Mouths “Hissing Veil” from Hissing Veil (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Dais Records (US) New
02:49AM Bestial Mouths “Weaving Mirror” from Hissing Veil (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Dais Records (US) New
02:57AM The Present Moment “Feast on Fire” from Feast on Fire (MP3, EP, Other, 2011, added 12/07/2011) New
02:59AM The Present Moment “Loyal to a Fault (Vince Clarke Edit)” from Feast on Fire (MP3, EP, Other, 2011, added 12/07/2011) New
This episode is very electronic production heavy. It wasn’t intentionally intended to be this way, but it is how it shaped up. The HTRK track is a Suicide cover too, btw. Enjoy!
Sunspot Loops (Music) with … 09/29/2011 02:00AM to 03:00AM
12:14PM Clams Casino “Illest Alive” from Instrumentals (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Type (UK) New
12:19PM Creep “Days (Drop The Lime Remix)” from Days Remix 12” (12 Inch, Single, Private, 2011) on Young Turks New
12:23PM Inga Copeland “Notitle” from Inga Copeland (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) New
12:28PM Maria Minerva “Pirate’s Tale” from Cabaret Cixous (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Not Not Fun (USA) New
12:31PM Maria & The Mirrors “Travel Sex” from Travel Sex EP (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Parlour Records New
12:32PM Maria & The Mirrors “Blonde September” from Travel Sex EP (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2011) on Parlour Records New
12:38PM HTRK “Sweetheart (A.K.A. Love You)” from Eat Yr Heart / Sweetheart 12” (12 Inch, Single, Private, 2011) on Ghostly International New
12:48PM Balam Acab “Apart” from Wander/Wonder (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Triangle New
12:49PM Balam Acab “Motion” from Wander/Wonder (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Triangle New
12:55PM SBTRKT “Wildfire (Objekt Dub Mix)” from Sbjekt #01 (12 Inch, Single, Private, 2011) on SBJEKT New
01:03PM Blawan “Fram” from Fram / Iddy - Single (2010) on Hessle Audio
01:15PM Big Freedia “Gin In My System” from Azz Everywhere (12 Inch, EP, Private, 2010) on 540 Records
Curated by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
AVANT #1 focuses on the work and career of the Madrid-based group Esplendor Geométrico. Every program is composed by two parts: the first one reconstructs the group’s context and contributions in the first person, with narration by Arturo Lanz and commentary by Andrés Noarbe, Francisco López and Javier Hernando. The second part follows the group’s musical career through a selection of tracks that span over three decades.
Born at the end of the 1970s as a reaction to the hedonism of Madrid’s New Wave (which over time became to be known as the “Movida”), Esplendor Geométrico is one of the first cases of independence in the history of Spanish music. Theirs was not only a financial and structural, but also a creative independence, and their music, rooted in an aggressive aesthetic, founded on rhythm as a means of expression and free of elitist pretensions, stands out in the music scene of recent decades as the chief influence for the development of countless branches of experimental music around the world. With their feet on the ground, the members of Esplendor Geométrico struck a sincere and lively attitude that eschewed formalities, especially those of “industrial music”. Arturo Lanz, founder of the group and a resident Shanghai today, has referred to it as “folk music made with electronic instruments”.
[Note: I LOVE ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO!]
LINES OF SIGHT #1 Transmission, translation, revelation»>the performance score 25.02.2008 (50’ 58”)
Curated by Barbara Held and Pilar Subirà
LINES OF SIGHT #1 takes inspiration from recent projects concerning the musical score; musical, sociological, biological explorations of how our minds and intuition translate and transmit music.
The compositions on this program have been realized from scores as varied as an interactive computer software controlled by a live performer, verbal instructions that undermine a pre-recorded playerpiano recording, data from a gps navigational system that converts geographical position into mathematical sounds, a text by Jacques Derrida and three superimposed similarly evanescing matrices of differently white numbers.
01 Matthew Marble and Seth Nehil, “Ecclipsis”, 2003-2005 (excerpt)
02 David Behrman, “Long Throw, Beginning”, 2007
03 M Yolande Harris, “Taking Soundings”, 2006-2007
04 Bob Ashley, “White on White”, 1963-2007 (performed by Jennifer Choi, violin; Alex Waterman, cello; David Watson, guitar)
05 Jens Brand, “New Methods for Circular Breathing, #3 / Player Piano & Piano Player”, 2001-2006 (performed by Clemens Rave)
06 Yasunao Tone, “The Origin of Geometry: An Introduction”, 2006 (Zeena Parkins, harp)
I’ve written the following playlist from memory so excuse if anything is out of order (I believe in at least one instance I may have put down the wrong song entirely, but possibly not - the artist and album is correct though so if you like it you know where to look.)
And, as usual, check out every label and artist dealt with in this episode’s playlist. Full track rundown below (timestamps are approximated/basically false).
Sunspot Loops (Music) with … 08/17/2011 12:00AM to 01:00AM
12:01AM Azari & III “Change Of Heart” from Azari & III (MP3, Album, Private, 2011) New
12:04AM Azari & III “Manic” from Azari & III (MP3, Album, Private, 2011) New
12:11AM EMA “Grey Ship” from Past Life Martyred Saints (LP, Album, Private, 2011, added 05/20/2011) on Souterrain Transmissions New
12:14AM EMA “Marked” from Past Life Martyred Saints (LP, Album, Private, 2011, added 05/20/2011) on Souterrain Transmissions New
12:19AM Andy Stott “Dark Details” from Passed Me By (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Modern Love New
12:22AM Andy Stott “Passed Me By” from Passed Me By (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Modern Love New
12:41AM Shabazz Palaces “A Treatease Dedicated To The Avian Airess From North East Nubis (1000 Questions, 1 Answer)” from Black Up (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Sub Pop New
12:46AM Shabazz Palaces “Endeavors For Never (The Last Time We Spoke You Said You Were Not Here. I Saw You Though.)” from Black Up (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Sub Pop New
12:49AM Machinedrum “Youniverse” from Room(s) (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Planet Mu New
12:54AM Machinedrum “Door(s)” from Room(s) (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Planet Mu New
This week’s show delves into the catalog of a couple disparate labels. They have nothing to do with each other besides people like me listen to them both.
And, as usual, check out every other label and artist dealt with in this episode’s playlist. Full track rundown below (timestamps are approximated/basically false).
Sunspot Loops (Music) with … 07/20/2011 12:00AM to 01:00AM
12:01AM //TENSE// “Versus Man (Remix)” from Consume (10 Inch, EP, Private, 2010) on Desire Records New
12:05AM Contrepoison “HEARTBEAT” from … Until Next Morning (LP, EP, Private, 2011) on Avant! Records (Italy) New
12:08AM Lust For Youth “Solar Flare” from Solar Flare (LP, EP, Private, 2011) on Avant! Records (Italy) New
12:12AM Xeno & Oaklander “Vigils” from Vigils (LP, Album, Private, 2006) on Wierd Records
12:17AM Staccato du Mal “Foto Archivo” from Sin Destino (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Wierd Records New
12:21AM Martial Canterel “Don’t Let Me Go” from You Today (LP, Album, Private) on Wierd Records
12:26AM Grouper “Vapor Trails” from AIA : Alien Observer (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Yellow Electric New
12:37AM Ilsa “Titan Arum” from Hooded Menace / Ilsa (12 Inch, Split, Private, 2011) on Contagion Releasing New
12:46AM Soul Swallower “The Path Of Hatred” from Devoured (LP, Album, Private, 2011) on Painkiller (USA) New
12:49AM Mind Eraser “Brutal Supremacy” from Brutal Supremacy (7 Inch, Comp, Private, 2011) on Painkiller (USA) New
12:52AM Hatred Surge “Brutal Supremacy” from Brutal Supremacy (7 Inch, Comp, Private, 2011) on Painkiller (USA) New
Quick editorial note before you look into this linked thing any deeper: I love TV. This (what lies below these words) just helps to deepen that love. That’s it. That’s the complete note.TV ON THE RADIO #1
30.11.2010 (27’ 10”)
Curated by Kenneth Goldsmith
In MACBA’s exhibition, “Are You Ready for TV?”, a visitor can see what happens when the aesthetic of visual artists collides with the world of television. The results are anything but what you’d expect to see on TV. Likewise, when television collides with audio arts, a new and disconcerting soundtrack emerges, one that can only have been a product of artists swiping, sampling, détourning, recycling, remixing, and mashing-up sources emanating from the television. There’s a great history of audio works mashed up, inspired by and taken from TV and we’ll be listening to ten of them here. Unlike the works in the exhibition, these more ephemeral gestures travel in different ways, often reinserting themselves back into mass culture by means of mechanical reproduction, spread widely and thinly across culture. In many cases, this type of distribution has impacted back upon popular culture itself, creating an historical echo chamber. With no museum needed to reframe these works as art, the mere displacement from one medium into another creates an ecosystem unique to the recorded artifact, distinctly different than that of the visual. These works live on, perpetuating themselves in popular culture via the internet, as well as in the form of LPs, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s.
16.03.2011 (34’ 01”)
Curated by Kenneth Goldsmith
This is the second podcast that accompanies MACBA’s exhibition “Are You Ready for TV?” In the Museum, you can see what happens when the aesthetic of visual artists collides with the world of television. The results are anything but what you’d expect to see on TV, full of surrealistic interventions and disruptions. Or when artists work on television, there is often an embedded critique of the medium, something that questions the very essence of what our eyeballs are glued to every night. As curator Chus Martínez writes about this show: ‘This is not an exhibition about television, but one conceived from the place of television. Its aim: to study how the diverse ways of grasping images and the life of concepts contribute to tracing the horizon of our cultural present.’
In our first podcast, we examined what happened when audio artists used the sounds of television as a source for the audio works. The results – demonstrated to us by everyone from John Cage to the Evolution Control Committee – were rich and varied. For this podcast, we actually listen to the soundtracks from the videos in the show themselves. In essence, we treat the visual works as if they’re audio and see what happens. In most cases, we discover that the sounds emanating from the visual works can stand on their own as great listening experiences. In other works, the visuals and sounds are deliberately ‘uninteresting,’ tending to highlight the mundane or the insignificant experiences of life, which of course, are equally rich in an inverted sort of way. Although there are hundreds of works in the actual exhibition, we’ve selected ten to spotlight here that are particularly varied and interesting and which, taken as a whole, can provide you with the flavor of MACBA’s exhibition, “Are You Ready for TV?”.
VARIATIONS #5 The Discipline 28.07.2010 (58’ 12”)
Curated by Jon Leidecker
As art and industrial practitioners formally map out the discipline, hip-hop’s discovery of digital sampling technology in the mid-80’s provided a reintroduction its original roots in block party DJ collage. The international success of the new genre then prompts a legal backlash against the art form, with a rash of lawsuits filed against both commercially successful pop artists like De La Soul, Biz Markie & 2 Live Crew and left-field provocateurs like the KLF, Negativland and John Oswald.
The audience that had come of age during the era of the studio-produced pop song was ready for a genre of music which made explicit use of earlier recordings to construct new music. A song with recognizable but altered samples reveals to the listener the same editing techniques used by engineers to compose music from disparate elements in the studio. The audience’s growing comfort with the definition of a recording as the true site of a musical composition, instead of merely a document of a live performance, gives rise to a music that can now be made from any sound, including those made by any previous artist, sourced from any recorded age.