Show #451 – 7/21/18

July 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

2:01 am Matt Endahl’s Doomsday Philharmonic (local) ~ “Thyamine-Adenine” ~ Jacob’s Ladder (new) ~ Sound Mansion Recordings ~ 2018
2:40 am Jim Pepper ~ “Witchi Tia To” (by request) ~ Comin’ and Goin’ ~ Europa ~ 1983
2:48 am Nobuki Takamen ~ “The Circle Game” ~ The Nobuki Takamen Trio (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
2:53 am LFZ ~ “Naturalistic” ~ Name Plus Focus (new) ~ Castle Face ~ 2018
3:00 am Mondo Lava ~ “Hippodrome” ~ Ogre Heights (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2018
3:09 am Forma ~ “New City” ~ Semblance (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2018
3:18 am Cool Maritime ~ “Climbing Up” ~ Sharing Waves (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2018
3:23 am Kemialliset Ystävät ~ “Kuriton Painovoima” ~ Siipi Empii (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2018
3:26 am Prairie ~ “Embuscado” ~ After the Flash Flood (new) ~ Denovali ~ 2018
3:33 am Oneohtrix Point Never ~ “Topline Demo 1 (Usher)” ~ mp3 (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
3:36 am Datashock ~ “Hullu Gullu, Wir Liefern Shizz” ~ Krauter Der Provinz (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2018
3:42 am Odeko ~ “Retrograde” ~ Rose Tinted Vision Implant (new) ~ Gobstopper ~ 2018
3:48 am The Black Dog ~ “Seroxat Smile” ~ Black Daisy Wheel (new) ~ Dust Science ~ 2018
3:51 am The Black Dog ~ “The Truth Is In The Post” ~ Post-Truth (new) ~ Dust Science ~ 2018
3:57 am Vromm ~ “Restart” ~ For the New Dawn (new) ~ Cosmic Bridge ~ 2018
4:02 am Perel ~ “Alles (Nadia Struiwigh Remix)” ~ Alles (Remixes) (new) ~ DFA ~ 2018
4:09 am Sangam ~ “Left Wing” ~ Doom Mix Vol. II (new) ~ Doom Trip ~ 2018
4:14 am DJ Pilldriver ~ “Pitch-Hiker” ~ Don’t Mess With Cupid Cause Cupid Ain’t Stupid (new) ~ трип ~ ‎ 2018
4:19 am Jlin ~ “The Abyss Of Doubt” ~ Autobiography (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2018
4:22 am Jana Rush & DJ Paypal ~ “Intergalactic Battle” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2018
4:25 am Foodman ~ “Mizu Youkan” ~ Aru Otoko No Densetsu (new) ~ Sun Ark ~ 2018
4:30 am Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia ~ “Kraak (Coil Remix)” ~ Rejammed – Kraak Remixes ~ Kraak ~ 1996
4:40 am Color Plus ~ “Shattuck” ~ Litesowt (new) ~ Paxico ~ 2018
4:43 am Zombieflesheater ~ “Voodookill” ~ Widerstand.org Compilation ~ Restroom Records ~ 2004
4:47 am Cardopusher ~ “I Believe I Can Jah” ~ Hippie Killers Don’t Mind Jah Conversations ~ Peace Off ~ 2006
4:51 am Hugh Hardie featuring Maverick Soul ~ “Camera Obscura” ~ Colourspace ~ Hospital Records ~ 2017
4:56 am DJ Seinfeld ~ “Typeless (DJ-Kicks)” ~ DJ-Kicks (new) ~ !K7 ~ 2018
5:00 am The Martian (local) ~ “Particle Shower” ~ 12″ ~ Red Planet ~ 1997
5:09 am Rhythim Is Rhythim (local) ~ “Kao-Tic Harmony (Remixed & Reconstructed by Vince Watson)” ~ 12″ ~ Transmat ~ 2017
5:18 am Rhythim Is Rhythim (local) ~ “Kaos (Juice Bar Mix)” ~ Strings of Life ~ Transmat ~ 1987
5:24 am Jus-Ed ~ “AM-Mix” ~ FXHE-Compulation-#1 ~ FXHE ~ 2005
5:33 am K. Leimer ~ “Three Forms of Decay” ~ Imposed Order ~ Palace of Lights Records ~ 1983
5:40 am Flora FM (local) ~ “Elm Bully” ~ EP (new) ~ Vanity Press Records ~ 2018
5:45 am Flora FM (local) ~ “Degenerative Wave” ~ Atomic Garden (new) ~ Argot ~ 2018
5:52 am Omar-S (local) ~ “Churchill” ~ 006 ~ FXHE ~ 2006

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K. Leimer: Imposed Order/Imposed Absence (Palace of Lights, 2018)

July 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

K. Leimer: Imposed Order/Imposed Absence

This is a remastered reissue of a 1983 album by K. Leimer (also of Savant, who were recently anthologized by Rvng Intl), one of his last albums before he stopped releasing music for two decades. The second disc is recordings he made during the hiatus, and while he was transitioning from analog to digital instruments. Imposed Order can be broadly described as ambient, particularly on longer, spacier tracks like “Three Forms of Decay” and “Method, Language and Silence”, but a lot of it plays with African rhythms, even approximating water drumming at some points. Tracks like “Life of the Poet” fit in nicely with the type of Fourth World fusion which has become hip again. The tracks on Imposed Absence date from 1983 to 1987, and while they’re described in the liner notes as sketches or pieces set aside, there seems to be a bit more of an immediacy to some of them (but not others). “Rain Bed” gets slightly hazier, combining thin waves of digital static with what sounds like bowed strings. “The Uneven Ritual” is a brief art-rock piece which comes a lot closer to Leimer’s work with Savant. “The Surround” ends the album on a sort of dark, candlelit note.

Eve Fowler: Words Doing As They Want To Do LP (Radical Documents, 2018)

July 18, 2018 at 11:15 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Eve Fowler: Words Doing As They Want To Do LP

Photographer Eve Fowler is known for producing works which incorporate the words of Gertrude Stein, often blowing them up on to large, stark, colorful posters. This LP was created for Fowler’s first major European exhibition, and it contains unaccompanied readings of two Stein works, recited by several readers taking turns, speaking clearly but very occasionally fumbling. The first side, “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene”, is a 1925 poem which contains the first published usage of the word “gay” referring to sexual orientation, and is believed to have helped popularize the term. The piece is very repetitive, with the word “gay” being used well over 100 times, and it seems like a sort of word game, exploring every last approach to the ideas it’s conveying. But the words “regular” and “regularly” also crop up a lot, and the characters seem to be doing normal, everyday things (or not really doing things, just being, and being happy), so it drives home the point of the normality of being gay. It’s definitely something that should be heard, but its repetition could verge on being tedious. On the other side is “Q.E.D”, a short story written in 1903 but published after Stein’s death. It’s an autobiographical story about coming out, and it’s much more complex and affecting than the poem on the first side. In fact, while listening to it, it’s kind of mind-blowing that it was written over a century ago, as every sentiment spoken is entirely relevant and relatable today.

Show #450 – 7/14/18

July 18, 2018 at 10:36 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

I’ve been having problems with WordPress and I basically had to remove a ton of audio files because all of a sudden I was apparently 10 gigabytes over capacity for storage. I’ve finally got it down below the amount of space I’m allotted. But I might just stop posting the audio portion of my radio show archives. I don’t think anyone actually listens to them anyway, the minuscule amount of traffic I get on this site seems to be for reviews and maybe photos rather than radio shows. So I’ll just keep deleting old radio shows whenever I need more room, maybe I’ll post some newer ones if I think they’re worth posting, or if anyone seems to be interested.

2:01 am Matt Endahl’s Doomsday Philharmonic (local) ~ “Adenine-Thymine” ~ Jacob’s Ladder (new) ~ Sound Mansion Recordings ~ 2018
2:31 am Ethernet ~ “Clock Faces” ~ Outside of Time (new) ~ Carpe Sonum ~ 2018
2:38 am Lunaria ~ “Ascension Now” ~ Ascension Now (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2018
2:58 am Caterina Barbieri ~ “How To Decode An Illusion” ~ Born Again In The Voltage (new) ~ Important ~ 2018
3:06 am Roy Montgomery with Liz Harris ~ “Landfall” ~ Suffuse (new) ~ Grapefruit ~ 2018
3:12 am Station 17 with Ulrich Schnauss ~ “Sternenteleskop” ~ Blick (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2018
3:17 am Saajtak (local) ~ “If You Ask” ~ Hectic EP (new) ~ Self-Released ~ 2018
3:25 am The Kandinsky Effect ~ “Left Over Shoes” ~ Synesthesia ~ Cuneiform ~ 2013
3:29 am Colin Stetson ~ “Judges” ~ New History Warfare Vol. 2 (Judges) ~ Constellation ~ 2011
3:34 am Ozmotic ~ “Insecting” ~ Elusive Balance (new) ~ Touch ~ 2018
3:39 am Svartsinn ~ “Doubt As Sin (Nietzsche’s Lament)” ~ Mørkets Variabler ~ Cyclic Law ~ 2017
3:45 am Sum Of R ~ “Cobalt Powder” ~ Orga ~ Cyclic Law ~ 2017
3:51 am Un Drame Musical Instantané ~ “Pourquoi La Nuit?” ~ À Travail Égal Salaire Égal ~ Klanggalerie ~ 1982
3:57 am HTRK ~ “More to Enjoy” ~ Drama (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2018
4:01 am Lotic ~ “Bulletproof” ~ Power (new) ~ Tri Angle ~ 2018
4:05 am Miss Red ~ “Money Machine” ~ K.O. (new) ~ Pressure ~ 2018
4:08 am Philip D Kick ~ “Drown” ~ Pathways (new) ~ Astrophonica ~ 2018
4:11 am Evil Robot Ted ~ “Pyramid Materialization (Live)” ~ Philly 05052018 (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2018
4:17 am Mr. Proxxxy ~ “We Have Eternity to Know Your Flesh” ~ A Green Basement in London (new) ~ Sonicterror ~ 2018
4:23 am Oblivion ~ “Lush” ~ Selectors 004: Joy Orbison ~ Dekmantel ~ 1995
4:30 am Robert Rich ~ “Elevate the Hive Mind” ~ The Biode (new) ~ Soundscape ~ 2018
4:34 am RP Boo ~ “Work the Flow!” ~ I’ll Tell You What! (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2018
4:37 am DJ Di’jital (local) ~ “ElectroScope II” ~ ElectroScope EP (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
4:42 am Phil Kieran ~ “Dirt” ~ Shh ~ Cocoon ~ 2009
4:49 am Bauri ~ “Twinkle Stars” ~ DJ Tennis: DJ-Kicks ~ !K7 ~ 2002
4:56 am Don’t DJ ~ “Veles (Newworldaquarium 451 Dub)” ~ All Love Affairs Fail But They Never End (new) ~ Berceuse Heroique ~ 2018
5:05 am Krikor Kouchian ~ “Hermano Dub” ~ Pacific Alley In Dub (new) ~ L.I.E.S. ~ 2018
5:11 am Sigha ~ “Flare” ~ EP (new) ~ Token ~ 2018
5:17 am Tomás Urquieta ~ “Dueños De Nada” ~ Dueños De Nada (new) ~ Infinite Machine ~ 2018
5:23 am Container ~ “Chunked” ~ LP (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2018
5:30 am Yann Novak ~ “The Inertia of Time” ~ The Future Is a Forward Escape into the Past (new) ~ Touch ~ 2018
5:33 am White Ring ~ “Amerika (Lord of the Flies)” ~ Gate of Grief (new) ~ Rocket Girl ~ 2018
5:36 am Daniel B. Prothese ~ “DerSchri++” ~ CHZWaaR+ZMe+aaL (new) ~ Alfa Matrix ~ 2018
5:39 am Schlammpeitziger ~ “Damenbartblick” ~ Damenbartblick auf Pregnant Hill (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2018
5:43 am Liminal Drifter ~ “Phone Home” ~ The Dreams (new) ~ Hidden Shoal ~ 2018
5:49 am Kiefer ~ “Socially Awkward” ~ Happysad (new) ~ Stones Throw ~ 2018
5:51 am Kadhja Bonet ~ “Thoughts Around Tea” ~ Childqueen (new) ~ Fat Possum ~ 2018
5:54 am John Coltrane ~ “Untitled Original 11383” ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album ~ Impulse! ~ 1963

Philip D Kick: Pathways 12″ EP (Astrophonica, 2018)

July 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Philip D Kick: Pathways 12″ EP

Om Unit has revived his juke/jungle alias Philip D Kick for an EP of original tracks, rather than remixes of established classics. This one explores a bunch of different hybrid sounds, starting with the uptempo acid and breakbeats of “In Formation”. “Work That” is sort of a Chicago vs. Detroit thing, recalling both Steve Poindexter and Underground Resistance, before being nearly consumed by jungle (but keeping the fast 4/4 beat). “Drown” is hard yet liquid jungle which revolves around a Gang Starr sample, then plunges into Amen-land. DJ Spinn guests on “Vibe Off”, and it’s a more jungle-centric version of any of the Teklife tracks which have flirted with the genre. “For Real” knits tightly wound electro beats with some flashes of jungle breaks and a thick level of suspense. Very nice release.

Lunaria: Ascension Now tape (Constellation Tatsu, 2018)

July 7, 2018 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Lunaria: Ascension Now tape

I wish they played and sold music like this at new age bookstores. Purely uplifting and relaxing without being cheesy or seeming like it’s catering to a niche audience. The tape consists of two side-long pieces which richly wave back and forth, enveloping but never overwhelming. Sometimes there’s the sound of gentle rainfall, but it sounds more like it just happened to be raining during the recording session than a piped-in sound effect. Either way this tape is serene and enjoyable.

Show #449 – 7/7/18

July 7, 2018 at 6:15 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:00 am Our Solar System ~ “Monte Verita” ~ Origins (new) ~ Beyond Beyond Is Beyond ~ 2018
2:09 am The Electric Nature ~ “Shadow Selves Meet in the Light” ~ Shadow Selves Meet in the Light ~ Tape Drift Records ~ 2017
2:25 am Mark Renner ~ “Half a Heart” ~ Few Traces ~ Rvng Intl. ~ 1986
2:32 am Hatchback ~ “Year of the Dragon” ~ Year of the Dragon (new) ~ Lo ~ 2018
2:44 am Saajtak (local) ~ “Hectic” ~ Hectic EP (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
2:50 am Klein ~ “slipping” ~ cc (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
2:54 am Turning Jewels into Water ~ “Which Way Is Home? (Slikback Remix)” ~ Which Way Is Home? (new) ~ FPE ~ 2018
2:58 am RP Boo ~ “Speakers R-4 (Sounds)” ~ Legacy ~ Planet Mu ~ 2013
Hour 2
3:01 am RP Boo ft. DJ Phil & Crossfire ~ “Flight 1235” ~ I’ll Tell You What! (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2018
3:05 am Container ~ “Juicer” ~ LP (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2018
3:09 am Rizzla ~ “Chainsaw” ~ Adepta (new) ~ Fade To Mind ~ 2018
3:13 am Topdown Dialectic ~ “A4” ~ Topdown Dialectic (new) ~ Peak Oil ~ 2018
3:18 am Suicideyear ~ “Path” ~ Color the Weather (new) ~ LuckyMe ~ 2018
3:21 am Yasmine Hamdan ~ “Café (by Acid Arab)” ~ Jamilat Reprise (new) ~ Crammed Discs ~ 2018
3:30 am Carlos Giffoni ~ “We Pay the Price” ~ Vain (new) ~ iDEAL ~ 2018
3:34 am Gossamer ~ “II Path to Understanding” ~ Imperishable (new) ~ Innovative Leisure ~ 2018
3:41 am Alex Crispin ~ “Ohko” ~ Open Submission (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2018
3:45 am Chihei Hatakeyama ~ “Blue Reminder” ~ Scene (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2018
3:53 am Endurance ~ “Mercurian Umbra” ~ Shade Terrarium (new) ~ Constellation Tatsu ~ 2018
Hour 3
4:00 am Teste ~ “Thieves Are Operating In This Area” ~ The Box Man (new) ~ Bite ~ 2018
4:05 am Teste ~ “Regions” ~ 12″ ~ Probe ~ 1993
4:20 am Radio Slave ~ “Trans (Underground Resistance ‘Hamtramck’ Remix)” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Rekids ~ 2018
4:29 am Ian Hawgood + Giulio Aldinucci ~ “The Wasted Consequence” ~ Consequence Shadows (new) ~ Home Normal ~ 2018
4:35 am Daniel Avery ~ “Quick Eternity (Four Tet Remix)” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Phantasy Sound ~ 2018
4:44 am Merrin Karras / Pev & Kowton ~ “Void / Junked” ~ James Zabiela: Balance 029 (new) ~ Balance ~ 2018
4:50 am Yoshio Machida + Constantin Papageorgiadis ~ “Generation #15” ~ Music from the SYNTHI 100 ~ Amorfon ~ 2017
4:53 am Asmus Tietchens ~ “Dritter Nachtschatten” ~ Dämmerattacke ~ Klanggalerie ~ 1997
Hour 4
5:00 am Jorja Smith ~ “On Your Own” ~ Lost & Found (new) ~ RCA ~ 2018
5:03 am Masta Killa ~ “Trouble” ~ Loyalty is Royalty ~ Nature Sounds ~ 2017
5:06 am Gensu Dean/Wise Intelligent ~ “Damn” ~ Game of Death ~ Mello Music Group ~ 2017
5:10 am The Monkey Power Trio (local) ~ “Gordon Muir, Time Traveler” ~ The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock (new) ~ Pocahontas Swamp Machine Recordings ~ 2018
5:12 am Charles Albright ~ “Louie Louie II/I’m Just a Fine Young Man and I’m Doing So Well/Louie Louie II (Reprise)” ~ split LP w/ the Croissants ~ Sacramento Records/Pleasant Screams ~ 2016
5:22 am Empool (local) ~ “Opaque Mystery” ~ Do Did Done ~ Feeding Tube ~ 1976
5:28 am Ian Hawgood + Danny Norbury ~ “VII” ~ Faintly Recollected (new) ~ Home Normal ~ 2018
5:33 am White Ring ~ “Home of the Brave” ~ Gate of Grief (new) ~ Rocket Girl ~ 2018
5:37 am Pieter Nooten ~ “Vari-Slowed” ~ Stem (new) ~ Rocket Girl ~ 2018
5:44 am Kadhja Bonet ~ “Joy” ~ Childqueen (new) ~ Fat Possum ~ 2018
5:48 am Andrew Tuttle ~ “Sodermalm Syndrome” ~ Andrew Tuttle (new) ~ Someone Good ~ 2018
5:51 am John Coltrane ~ “One Up, One Down” ~ Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album ~ Impulse! ~ 1963

Endurance: Shade Terrarium tape (Constellation Tatsu, 2018)

July 6, 2018 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Endurance: Shade Terrarium tape

This is my introduction to Endurance, even though he’s released over a dozen tapes since 2016. It’s clearly in the ambient zone-out realm, but it combines found sounds and rich tonal drifts, and it expands and travels rather than remaining in the same mode. It’s a bit cold and melancholy, but it’s not totally isolating. While the first side is a bit more melodic, it gets a bit crushed out by the second’s side “Itineranturum”. “Fluminam Ductur” sets chiming melodies over a storm of washed-out tape noise, and they manage not to get swept out.

Chihei Hatakeyama: Scene tape (Constellation Tatsu, 2018)

July 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Chihei Hatakeyama: Scene tape

Chihei Hatakeyama is forever a master of muted, wintry ambient pieces and soft, distant drones. This tape is typical of his trademark sound, but the snowy melodies seem to flutter and wander a bit. It’s not as glacial as you might expect. And the two-part “Blue Reminder” is soft, intimate, and cradling, yet also quite melancholy. There aren’t too many elements here, but they all express so much. This man has dozens of albums, and he simply does not release bad music.

Alex Crispin: Open Submission tape (Constellation Tatsu, 2018)

July 5, 2018 at 9:51 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Alex Crispin: Open Submission tape

Very minimal yet open and resounding ambient pieces which sway back and forth, expressing thoughts and feelings in an unforced manner. It’s pleasant and relaxing, but “Ohko”, with its delicately dripping IDM-like melodies, seems to reflect some sort of concern, and it’s one of the more stirring pieces on the album. “Pharoah” starts out sounding like it’s barely going to squeak out of the gate, but eventually it gets covered in deep, torrential waves of mist. “Cleater” is a Casio dance which turns into a grand guitar duet. Then “St. Stephens” is an ethereal lullaby for pipe organ. Super vast yet at the same time very simple; a standout release without being too far off course.

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