Show #502 – 7/13/19

July 13, 2019 at 11:40 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

2:01 am Ben Hall & Don Dietrich ~ side B ~ Tiger Swallow Tail (new) ~ Radical Documents ~ 2019
2:16 am CFCF ~ Translucently Happy ~ Liquid Colours (new) ~ BGM ~ 2019
2:20 am CFCF ~ Healing Kurage ~ Liquid Colours (new) ~ BGM ~ 2019
2:22 am CFCF ~ Oxygen Lounge ~ Liquid Colours (new) ~ BGM ~ 2019
2:25 am CFCF ~ Anodyne Industries ~ Liquid Colours (new) ~ BGM ~ 2019
2:29 am Control Panel (local) ~ side A ~ Technological LP ~ Senseless Empire ~ 1995
2:37 am Underground Resistance (local) ~ side A ~ Codebreaker ~ Underground Resistance ~ 1997
2:43 am DJ NJ Drone ~ 1000mg ~ The Cold Habit (new) ~ Mind Club ~ 2019
2:46 am Baby Blue ~ Visage of Truth ~ Death of Euphoria (new) ~ Ascetic House ~ 2019
2:49 am Odete ~ First, It Takes Your Words ~ Amarração (new) ~ Troublemaker Records ~ 2019
2:51 am Net Gala ~ Kiki ~ re:FLEX*ion (new) ~ NBDKNW ~ 2019
2:54 am N1L ~ Neural Uberization (Via App’s Roadkill) ~ Neural Uberization (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2019
3:01 am Kush Jones feat. DJ Swisha and DIYR ~ Sin City ~ Strictly 4 My CDJZ 4 (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2019
3:05 am DJ Spooky Vs Scanner ~ Uncanny ~ The Quick and the Dead ~ Sulphur ~ 1999
3:10 am Karl Marx Stadt ~ Ode to the Fate of Mankind ~ 1997-2004 ~ Lux Nigra ~ 2004
3:16 am Brothomstates ~ Te Noch RP ~ Claro ~ Warp ~ 2001
3:22 am Blamstrain ~ Alive In Arms (Proem Remix) ~ Remixed ~ Merck ~ 2005
3:27 am Funkstörung ~ Economy ~ Post.Art ~ Chocolate Industries ~ 1999
3:35 am Alder and Elius ~ Baretta ~ Parental Guidance ~ Skam ~ 2000
3:41 am Ricardo Villalobos ~ Fizheuer Zieheuer ~ Fizheuer Zieheuer ~ Playhouse ~ 2006
3:45 am Tæt Music ~ Vane ~ Icer (new) ~ TruthTable ~ 2019
3:51 am Pas Musique ~ A Finnish Bedtime Story ~ The Phoenix (new) ~ Alrealon Musique ~ 2019
3:56 am Franck Vigroux ~ Sabotage ~ Barricades ~ Eroto Tox Decodings ~ 2017
4:00 am Zonal ~ Cage Version ~ single (new) ~ Relapse ~ 2019
4:05 am CVN ~ Snippets of Heaven ~ I.C. (new) ~ Orange Milk ~ 2019
4:10 am Rafael Anton Irisarri ~ Visible Through the Shroud ~ Solastalgia (new) ~ Room40 ~ 2019
4:17 am Nickolas Mohanna ~ Spectra ~ Smoke (new) ~ Aagoo/REV. Lab ~ 2019
4:21 am Guilio Aldinucci ~ Aphasic Semiotics (Wire Tapper Edit) ~ The Wire Tapper 50 ~ The Wire ~ 2018
4:25 am Angelina Yershova ~ Tumbleweed ~ The Wire Tapper 50 (new) ~ The Wire ~ 2019
4:30 am Tomasz Bednarczyk ~ Six Sounds ~ Illustrations For Those Who (new) ~ Room40 ~ 2018
4:36 am Seekersinternational ~ side B ~ Guncontrolla (new) ~ ICS Library Records ~ 2019
4:51 am Carl Stone ~ Han Yan ~ The Wire Tapper 50 (new) ~ The Wire ~ 2019
4:54 am Umberto ~ Reflection ~ Helpless Spectator (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2019
4:59 am Kevin Lazar ~ First Mutation ~ Third Noise Principle ~ Cherry Red ~ 1981
5:06 am NON ~ Mode of Infection ~ Third Noise Principle ~ Cherry Red ~ 1979
5:08 am Smegma ~ Dancing Hairpiece Wears Two Left Shoes ~ Third Noise Principle ~ Cherry Red ~ 1985
5:11 am The Legendary Stardust Cowboy ~ Paralyzed ~ Launch Pad Favorites ~ Munster Records ~ 1968
5:14 am Sequencer People ~ Police Story ~ Third Noise Principle ~ Cherry Red ~ 1982
5:16 am Mental Anguish ~ Sad Horror Film ~ Third Noise Principle ~ Cherry Red ~ 1984
5:20 am Algebra Suicide ~ Horizon ~ The Wire Tapper 50 ~ The Wire ~ 1986
5:23 am Earth to Mickey ~ Brace & Bit ~ Brace & Bit (new) ~ L.A. Club Resource ~ 2019
5:30 am Dean Hurley ~ Birth ~ Anthology Resource Vol. II: Philosophy of Beyond (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2019
5:38 am Tycho ~ Weather ~ Weather (new) ~ Mom + Pop ~ 2019
5:42 am Aarktica ~ Nostalgia = Distortion ~ …Or You Could Just Go Through Your Whole Life And Be Happy Anyway ~ Darla ~ 2002
5:48 am Volt ~ 86 Friends ~ Volt EP ~ Polly Maggoo Records ~ 2002
5:51 am Throwaway (local) ~ I Work! ~ What? (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
5:53 am Grave Nature ~ Barco ~ Ascending (new) ~ Flag Day ~ 2019

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Rafael Anton Irisarri: Solastalgia (Room40, 2019)

July 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rafael Anton Irisarri: Solastalgia

Rafael Anton Irisarri continues to tower over everyone in his ability to build these dense, overwhelming, abundantly emotional musical environments. The title Solastalgia refers to mental or existential distress caused by environmental change, and that could refer to the entire globe, but it takes on a more personal tone knowing Irisarri’s recent past (all of he and his wife’s belongings were stolen when they were preparing to move a few years ago). Either way, this is heavy, devastating stuff, compounding gloom and hope and anger and despair until it all just becomes this giant all-consuming force. If you’re familiar with his other Room40 releases like The Unintentional Sea and A Fragile Geography, this is a similar type of experience, and just as vital.

Pas Musique: The Phoenix (Alrealon Musique, 2019)

July 12, 2019 at 8:11 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Pas Musique: Phoenix

Pas Musique’s latest mixes several types of rhythms with improvised sounds and vocals. It’s industrial, Krautrock, noise rock, and techno all at the same time, and while it could be overwhelming or messy, it works. There’s a few sampled snippets (including a bit about an electronic brain, and one assuring that you’re among friends), but the actual vocals are all stretched, contorted vocalizations rather than lyrics. You think they’re saying something just outside of your comprehension, but it’s all an illusion. But it still feels like they’re speaking in some sort of code and this is a transmission from a top secret lab somewhere. Not to mention, there’s a song on here called “Miss Globule”, which I assume is a takeoff on a certain Stereolab song, and anyway it’s just fun to say globule.

CVN: I.C. (Orange Milk, 2019)

July 12, 2019 at 7:01 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

CVN: I.C.

CVN is
Nobuyuki Sakuma, formerly of Jesse Ruins, and this is his second album for Orange Milk. While representative of that label’s hyper-detailed, surrealist output, this is notably more pop-influenced, especially on the opening track, a sweet R&B/rap tune featuring NTsKi. A few tracks have trap or club beats, but there’s also more abstract pieces like “Snippets of Heaven”, which set sporadic glitches and samples against a blank background, similar to Seth Graham and other Orange Milk artists. “Local Pain” is more wistful and has some smooth waiting-room guitars. “Zen of Equilibrium” is sort of relaxed, spring garden techno, while “Ikasama” has harder beats without getting too aggressive, then switches to a more dramatic beatless section during the second half. Throughout the album, CVN’s productions are intenselt designed, but there’s always enough human feeling so that it doesn’t sound too clinical.

Kompromat: Traum Und Existenz (Clivage Music, 2019)

July 12, 2019 at 6:09 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Kompromat: Traum Und Existenz

Vitalic’s “Poney Part 1” is an all-time goth-rave classic, but most of the stuff he’s done since that first single hasn’t really been quite as exciting. However, this first album from his duo with Rbk Warrior is electrifying. Very solid dark electro-pop with French and German vocals, alternating between hard stompers and a few slower, dreamier tunes. The more pumped-up tracks absolutely bang, particularly “Herztod”, which I can’t get enough of. Check that one out if nothing else, but the whole album is really well done.

Crush Collision 7/11/19

July 12, 2019 at 8:34 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

9:03 pm Debugger ~ Preserve File Premissions
9:07 pm Aārp ~ Gemmae II
9:10 pm Liquid Soap ~ Desert Elf
9:13 pm Reset Robot x SCB ~ Arp
9:20 pm Perel ~ Pastarella Al Limoncello (12″ Version)
9:27 pm Jayda G ~ Renewal (Hyla Mix)
9:31 pm FaltyDL ~ If All The People Took Acid (Octo Octa’s Loop Me Into Infinity Remix)
9:33 pm De-Bons-En-Pierre ~ Least Liked
9:36 pm John Barera & Will Martin ~ In the Depths of the Madness
9:41 pm The Chemical Brothers ~ Gravity Drops
9:44 pm Khidja ~ Don’t Feed The Animals (Hiding In Your Room)
9:51 pm Mickey Oliver & Joe Magic ~ Take It To The Top
9:56 pm Blake ~ The Black Goddess
9:59 pm Greg Gow ~ Lantana
10:08 pm Marquis Hawkes & DJ Haus ~ Feel So Real
10:13 pm Fear-E ~ Jump On the House Train
10:18 pm Detroit’s Filthiest feat. Yolanda Sergeant ~ Deep Love
10:21 pm Jon Dixon ~ Want It (Waajeed’s I Know Dub)
10:25 pm LadyMonix ~ Track 39 (Dub)
10:30 pm Robert Hood ~ Rotate
10:35 pm Floorplan ~ I Feel Him Moving
10:40 pm Mark Flash ~ Running Towards the Future
10:47 pm Patrick Conway ~ Cobby & His Animals
10:53 pm Chris Moss Acid ~ Strontium
10:57 pm Doc Sleep ~ Crème Fraîche (Violet Remix)
11:02 pm Vonda7 ~ Graceful Movements
11:07 pm Hans Berg ~ Fading Sun
11:14 pm Sterac ~ Another Moog On Acid
11:19 pm Kr!z ~ Deflection
11:23 pm F.U.S.E. ~ F.U.
11:30 pm Peder Mannerfelt ~ I Stand Up And Say, Toxic Masculinity Has Got to Go Away
11:35 pm Ellen Allien ~ Take a Stand (Cosmin TRG Remix)
11:40 pm JK Flesh ~ House of Mirrors
11:45 pm Paula Temple ~ Gegen
11:49 pm Scissor ~ Reflections (Truncate Remix)
11:53 pm Pfirter ~ Asylum
11:57 pm Nej!las ~ Unleash the Chaos

Ben Hall & Don Dietrich: Tiger Swallow Tail LP (Radical Documents, 2019)

July 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Ben Hall & Don Dietrich: Tiger Swallow Tail LP

Detroit percussionist Ben Hall and free jazz/noise improv legend Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus) divert from New Monuments (their trio with C. Spencer Yeh) for their second album as a duo. This is two 15-minute sidelong improvisations, and they’re both absolutely fantastic. The first side is a constant rush of tumbling drums and frantic sax which blurts, squeals, and squiggles. Side B gets even better, as Dietrich plugs his horn into a bunch of juiced-up distortion pedals, and basically duets with himself, trading off solos that alternately sound like razor-sharp guitars and harsh noise bludgeoning. Hall is there thrashing away in the background, carrying it all along in some sort of haphazard manner. It’s just incredible. Viciously recommended.

Grave Nature: Ascending (Lotta Continua/Flag Day, 2019)

July 7, 2019 at 6:10 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Grave Nature: Ascending

Former WCBN DJ Chris Matthews plays in the dream pop group Distant Creatures, but here he branches out with his instrumental project Grave Nature. This is vast, deep stuff filled with strings, guitars, synths, acoustic percussion, and even power tools. It’s somewhere between Barn Owl and Stars of the Lid — dark and doomy but not exactly approaching metal, with space rock and neo-classical influences. The album was built over 2 years from several sessions (some improvised), and it’s so layered and detailed. Just witness the subliminal voices buried underneath “Ephemeris”, or the way “Azimuth” erupts into noisy storm clouds. But then there’s more delicate moments, like the pianos on “Barco” and “Pale Blue Dot”. “Twin-Bodies” is where it gets a bit cosmic, but not quite in the same way as every band in the last decade who tried to sound like Tangerine Dream — this sounds more like blasting off into space using a rocket assembled in someone’s back yard. “Plotting One’s Course” is mellower and sways to the rhythm of hand drums. “Aligning Instruments to Astral Coordinates” is one final convergence of strings, horn, and heavenly feedback. CD and download available from Bandcamp.

Show #501 – 7/6/19

July 6, 2019 at 11:04 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

2:00 am Grave Nature ~ Azimuth ~ Ascending (new) ~ Flag Day ~ 2019
2:10 am Black Zone Magick Chant ~ Where Will We Meet When Our Ashes Are Spread In The Wind? | Crystal Monastery ~ Voyage Sacrifice (new) ~ Shelter Press ~ 2019
2:32 am Chris Walla ~ Flytoget ~ Tape Loops ~ Trans- ~ 2015
2:39 am Normil Hawaiians ~ Martin ~ Whats Going On? ~ Upset the Rhythm ~ 1984
2:44 am Deena Abdelwahed ~ Tawa (M.E.S.H. Remix) ~ Tawa Remixes (new) ~ InFiné ~ 2019
2:49 am Antwood ~ Trance Pillar ~ Alousia (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2019
2:53 am Koeosaeme feat. El Murki ~ X / Z ~ Obanikeshi (new) ~ Orange Milk ~ 2019
2:56 am Stillhead ~ Bittersweet ~ Copenhagen ~ Brightest Dark Place ~ 2017
3:01 am J Majik ~ Full Circle ~ Full Circle (new) ~ Infrared ~ 2019
3:07 am LOFT ~ That Hyde Trakk ~ and departt from mono games (new) ~ Tri Angle ~ 2019
3:13 am Bubblegum Octopus ~ Absolute Blast Beat Revolting ~ Perfect Life & Other Stuff (new) ~ Pattern Recognition Records ~ 2019
3:15 am Scorn ~ Feather (Wittering Mole Mix) ~ Feather (new) ~ Ohm Resistance ~ 2019
3:20 am De-Bons-En-Pierre ~ Insect Repellent Company ~ EP No. 1 (new) ~ Dark Entries ~ 2019
3:24 am De-Bons-En-Pierre ~ The Terrible Translation ~ EP No. 2 (new) ~ Dark Entries ~ 2019
3:28 am Amazondotcom ~ Priestess ~ Mirror River (new) ~ Subreal ~ 2019
3:36 am DJ Lycox ~ Ghetto Opera ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2019
3:37 am God Full Effect ~ Domina ~ mp3 (new) ~ Generating Our Dynasty ~ 2019
3:40 am Matias Aguayo ~ Pikin ~ Support Alien Invasion (new) ~ Comeme ~ 2019
3:46 am BFTT ~ Mauldeth ~ Mauldeth (new) ~ All Centre ~ 2019
3:51 am Warrego Valles ~ coupdotexe (mapalma remix) ~ save as (new) ~ Kamizdat ~ 2019
3:54 am Xyn Cabal ~ Nowei ~ Perfect Oracle (new) ~ The Death of Rave ~ 2019
3:59 am Davis Galvin ~ Loudspeaker Situation ~ Davis Galvin EP (new) ~ Vanity Press Records ~ 2019
4:05 am Huey Mnemonic (local) ~ Emissary ~ EP (new) ~ Vanity Press Records ~ 2019
4:12 am Flora FM (local) ~ Hallucinogenic Worm ~ Chaos Light EP (new) ~ Kalahari Oyster Cult ‎ ~ 2019
4:19 am Mr. Tophat ~ Tears of Illuminations (Vox) ~ Dusk to Dawn Part I (new) ~ Twilight Enterprise ~ 2019
4:36 am Peggy Gou ~ Hungboo (DJ-Kicks) ~ DJ-Kicks (new) ~ !K7 ~ 2019
4:40 am Moodymann (local) ~ Deeper Shadow ~ Sinner (new) ~ KDJ ~ 2019
4:46 am Prince ~ Make-Up ~ Originals ~ Warner Bros. ~ 1982
4:49 am Lady Wray ~ Do It Again ~ Queen Alone ~ Big Crown ~ 2016
4:53 am Pongo ~ Baia ~ Baia ~ Jardin Rouge ~ 2018
4:56 am Sonny Rollins Quartet ~ Funky Hotel Blues ~ Sonny Rollins Plays the Blues ~ Acrobat ~ 1957
5:03 am Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ The Duke ~ NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition ~ Moosicus ~ 1958
5:05 am Earth ~ Descending Belladonna ~ Full Upon Her Burning Lips (new) ~ Sargent House ~ 2019
5:10 am Mystic Inane ~ Blue Manhattan ~ Deep Creep 7″ ~ Negative Jazz ~ 2014
5:12 am Team Dresch ~ Deattached ~ Choices, Chances, Changes ~ Jealous Butcher ~ 1998
5:14 am Stef Chura (local) ~ Method Man ~ Midnight (new) ~ Saddle Creek ~ 2019
5:17 am Guitar Wolf ~ Mayumi the Untouchable ~ Love & Jett (new) ~ Third Man ~ 2019
5:20 am Prettiest Eyes ~ La Maldad ~ Vol. 3 (new) ~ Castle Face ~ 2019
5:24 am Chon ~ Petal ~ Chon (new) ~ Sumerian ~ 2019
5:27 am Nobody ~ Sculptures ~ All Too Familiar (new) ~ Ubiquity ~ 2019
5:31 am Vladimir Hirsch ~ Camera Delvisionis ~ Scripta Soli ~ Old Captain ~ 2017
5:39 am Tomasz Bednarczyk ~ Rainy Drive ~ Illustrations for Those Who ~ Room40 ~ 2018
5:45 am Laurie Spiegel ~ Passage ~ Unseen Worlds ~ Unseen Worlds ~ 1991

Huey Mnemonic: EP 12″ (Vanity Press, 2019)

July 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Huey Mnemonic: EP 12″

Flint’s O’Shay Mullins surfaces on Vanity Press with a four-track EP of varying moods and styles. “Healing Chamber” is the type of light, skittery electro track that sounds both underwater and up in orbit, bubbling and gliding with equal ease. “Hydrocity” is more braindance-y electro-techno, with a nice subdued yet sharp melody, and it’s over and out without causing much of a fuss. “Vibrations Radio”, however, isn’t about to let anyone pass without getting down and enjoying themselves. Breaks, banging rhythms, energetic vocal samples, a piano/string breakdown — it’s all here, what else do you need? “Emissary” is just pure joy, with bright, springy bass notes and those 808 State loon sounds, nailing that late ’80s/early ’90s sound without sounding like a pointless rehash pastiche (of course, that type of sound is more up-to-date than it has been since it was brand new). Fantastic, beautiful stuff.

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