Show #644 – 9/24/22

September 24, 2022 at 11:22 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

12:01 AM Connie Han ~ Young Moon ~ Secrets of Inanna ~ Mack Avenue Records ~ 2022
12:06 AM Woody Sullender ~ Figment Pattern ~ Music From Four Movements & Other Favorites ~ Dead CEO ~ 2022
12:10 AM Time Wharp ~ Delay I ~ Spiro World ~ Leaving Records ~2022
12:16 AM Terrence Dixon & Jordan GCZ ~ Operation Delete ~ Keep in Mind I’m out of My Mind ~ Rush Hour ~ 2022 [not officially out yet, purchased directly from the Rush Hour shop in Amsterdam!!!]
12:25 AM Placid Angles ~ Moonlight Sunset ~ 056 (The Lotus) ~ AD 93 ~ 2022
12:31 AM S8JFOU ~ Influences ~ Op·Echo ~ Parapente ~ 2022
12:36 AM Ani Klang ~ Daddyo ~ Ani Klang ~ New Scenery ~ 2022
12:40 AM East Man ~ Jaws 2 ~ Hi Tek Music ~ Hi Tek Sounds ~ 2022
12:44 AM Joy Overmono ~ Blind Date (feat. ABRA) ~ single ~ XL ~ 2022
12:49 AM Aquarian ~ Delicious Intent ~ Mutations II: Delicious Intent ~ Dekmantel ~ 2022
12:56 AM Aura T-09 & Baseck ~ West Coast Pt. 1 ~ West Coast ~ Evar Records ~ 2022
1:00 AM Casper Mcfadden ~ Life In Hell ~ Lucky! ~ self-released ~ 2022
1:02 AM Deathprod ~ VI O ~ Sow Your Gold In the White Foliated Earth ~ Smalltown Supersound ~ 2022
1:06 AM Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin ~ Diarabi ~ Ali ~ Dead Oceans ~ 2022
1:11 AM Joey Alexander ~ Summer Rising ~ Origin ~ Mack Avenue Records ~ 2022
1:17 AM Bass Dreams minus b ~ Hajime no Ippo ~ Bass Dreams minus B ~ FPE Records ~ 2021
1:27 AM Douglas Andrew McCombs To Whose Falls Shallows ~ VMAK<KOMBZ<<<DUGLAS<<6NDR7<<< ~ Thrill Jockey Records ~ 2022
1:45 AM Nils Frahm ~ Right Right Right ~ Music for Animals ~ LEITER Verlag GmbH & Co. KG ~ 2022
1:52 AM theAdelaidean ~ Against All Expectations / Nothing but Itself ~ Eternity Is ~ Projekt ~ 2022

Woody Sullender: Music from Four Movements & Other Favorites (Dead CEO, 2022)

September 23, 2022 at 5:26 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Woody Sullender: Music from Four Movements & Other Favorites

Woody Sullender’s first release in over a decade contains pieces from Four Movements, a downloadable project which seems to function as a video game, interactive environment, and album all at once. There’s a demo video on his website, it looks pretty amazing. The music is pretty fantastic on its own. Sullender plays banjo and produces minimalist electro-acoustic soundscapes, heavily influenced by techno on several of these tracks, particularly the mesmerizing “Figment Pattern” and “Towards Minus”, a remake of “Minus” from Robert Hood’s 1994 minimal techno blueprint Internal Empire. “The Tale of the Brook to the Pool” is more fragile, dissolving away from rhythm, then slowly reforming. “Chelsea” starts with low thumps, crackling static, and slow acid techno growls, with haunted echoes taking over the piece as the kick drum thumps onward. “House of Calm Serenity” is a lengthier, more droning track featuring harmonica by Seamus Cater, Sullender’s collaborator for his last release, the 2020 LP When We Get to Meeting. Final track “Life Without Objects” is echo-heavy enough to qualify as dub techno, yet it’s busy and full of movement rather than loop-based and repetitive.

Connie Han: Secrets of Inanna (Mack Avenue, 2022)

September 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Connie Han: Secrets of Inanna

Pianist Connie Han follows 2020’s impressive Iron Starlet with an album inspired by ancient Sumerian culture, specifically the goddess of love, beauty and war. Mostly consisting of compositions by Han and/or drummer Bill Wysaske, who produced the album, the release is conceptually inspired by ancient mythology, but doesn’t necessarily play like a typical concept album. Tracks like “Gilgamesh and the Celestial Bull” demonstrate Han’s stunning technical virtuosity, yet her music is more accessible than it may seem. She switches to Fender Rhodes for the playful, sparkling “Young Moon”, as well as parts of the first and last tracks. The less restricted hard bop tracks like “The Gallü Pursuit” are the most exciting ones, but Han never fails to impress.

Show #643 – 9/17/22

September 17, 2022 at 2:43 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

12:02 AM Biosphere ~ Night Shift ~ Shortwave Memories ~ Biophon Records ~ 2022
12:08 AM Etienne Jaumet & Fabrizio Rat ~ Sentiero ~ Etienne Jaumet & Fabrizio Rat ~ Bureau B ~ 2022
12:12 AM Luca Yupanqui ~ V4.1 (Laraaji Remix) ~ Conversations ~ Sacred Bones Records ~ 2022
12:18 AM Rachika Nayar ~ The Edges ~ Our Hands Against the Dusk ~ NNA Tapes ~ 2021
12:23 AM Rachika Nayar ~ Nausea ~ Heaven Come Crashing ~ NNA Tapes ~ 2022
12:29 AM Sunfear ~ Octopus ~ Octopus ~ Dark Entries Records ~ 2022
12:33 AM Herva ~ Imperat ~ Seez ~ Planet Mu ~ 2022
12:38 AM Moth Cock ~ Finn Mccool ~ Whipped Stream and Other Earthly Delights ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2022
12:43 AM Sudan Archives ~ TDLY (HomegrownLand) ~ Natural Brown Prom Queen ~ Stones Throw ~ 2022
12:46 AM Your Old Droog ~ 50K or Brunch ~ Yodney Dangerfield ~ Mongoloid Banks / Nature Sounds ~ 2022
12:49 AM Bent Arcana ~ Oblivion Sigil ~ Live Zebulon ~ Castle Face ~ 2022
1:00 AM Woody Sullender ~ Chelsea ~ Music From Four Movements & Other Favorites ~ Dead CEO ~ 2022
1:07 AM Ali Farka Touré (w/ Ry Cooder) ~ Keito ~ Talking Timbuktu ~ World Circuit ~ 1994
1:13 AM Vieux Farka Touré ~ Borei ~ The Secret ~ Six Degrees Records ~ 2011
1:19 AM Mary Halvorson ~ Side Effect ~ Amaryllis ~ Nonesuch ~ 2022
1:25 AM Connie Han ~ Ereshkigal of the Underworld ~ Secrets of Inanna ~ Mack Avenue Records ~ 2022
1:29 AM Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen ~ Fractured Illuminations ~ Strange Gravity ~ Spotted Peccary ~ 2021
1:34 AM Charles Mingus ~ Original Faubus Fables ~ Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus ~ Candid ~ 1961
1:43 AM Graham Repulski ~ Failure Jam ~ Zero Shred Forty ~ Shorter ~ 2022
1:45 AM Built to Spill ~ Comes a Day ~ When the Wind Forgets Your Name ~ Sub Pop Records ~ 2022
1:54 AM His Name Is Alive ~ Up Your Legs Forever ~ Universal Frequencies ~ 4AD ~ 1996
1:57 AM His Name Is Alive ~ Summer of E.S.P. ~ Universal Frequencies ~ 4AD ~ 1996

Nickolas Mohanna: Sight Drawings LP (Run/Off, 2022)

September 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Nickolas Mohanna: Sight Drawings LP

The newest record from Nickolas Mohanna is a continuously flowing suite of shivering vibrations, sampled sounds from nature, and intimately miked acoustic instruments, all gradually merging into a rhythm which seems like it’s channeling something from deep within the earth. Beginning with hyper-tense jittering, the sounds evolve into rattling, drumming, and acoustic bass by the beginning of “Earthworks”, which later becomes consumed by a swarming drone which slows time down. “Riprap” feels looser and more relaxed, mainly focusing on a few resounding notes and letting feedback ripple into a nearly hidden patch of introspective piano notes. An almost upbeat rhythm emerges in time for “Kinetics”, as pianos tremble and everything gets splashed by a wash of phasing effects. Strings dissolve into digital clouds during “The Atomist”, and “Rolling Block” starts out as jumpy, antsy strings before it smooths out to slow, rich bowing.

Graham Repulski: Zero Shred Forty (Shorter Recordings, 2022)

September 14, 2022 at 7:37 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Graham Repulski: Zero Shred Forty

Graham Repulski returns to his much weirder solo work after releasing several albums with his band Von Hayes. 10 tracks zip by in 20 minutes, with cryptic lyrics howled out against bricks of guitar distortion and tinny drum machines. The guitar chords clash against the vocals, which seem like a weapon, with the tape hiss serving as a cloak. After the clanking, sideways hooks of opener “Wait Wait”, “Flaming Television” is an anthemic wailer condensed into less than two minutes and stuffed with messy guitars. “Boiled Again” is much longer (almost 5 minutes!) and more hypnotic, with a droney violin solo and a few lines that make the first verse of “So What’cha Want” pop up in my head, yet they aren’t direct quotes. A brief noise interlude precedes “Tart Milk”, a brief tune with a similar sort of wobbliness as “Wait Wait”, but this feels more like a fragment of a mutated ’80s pop song. “Rated Violence” is pretty straightforward and fades out without much consequence. Then we get to “Zoey the Cat,” a minute and a half of keyboard clouds, screeching violin, and zoned-out thoughts. “Failure Jam” dunks its catchy melodies under fluttering tremolo effects. “Jinx Pimp” is another hazy reflection under sheets of guitar fuzz, then the final track is an audio recording of someone walking outside and doing… something, it’s impossible to tell what. Like other Repulski releases, this one has some unshakeable hooks, but it also teases the listener with experiments and unexpected audio riddles.

Sunfear: Octopus (Dark Entries, 2022)

September 13, 2022 at 8:13 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Sunfear: Octopus

Sunfear’s debut album often buries simple, resonant guitar and vocals in cocoons of echo, with natural sounds flowing and trickling on certain tracks, making it feel like an intimate performance in a magical forest. It feels simultaneously right up close and distant, hazy, untouchable. The lyrics might be about forgetting, or not knowing where someone is. The specifics can be hard to grasp, but the overall experience leaves a distinct impression. The one song with drums, “Octopus”, pulls you along and keeps you afloat, just narrowly avoiding tumbling into a vast pool of regret — the chorus seems to go “I’m sorry, I guess”. Lastly, “Goodbye” detaches from everything else and departs the earth without any hesitations. It’s remarkable when someone can create something that sounds lost, wandering, disembodied, yet focused and specific, nothing close to a formless mess.

Show #642 – 9/10/22

September 10, 2022 at 2:33 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Now back to Saturday mornings (12-2AM)!
12:01 AM Henry Franklin/Adrian Younge/Ali Shaheed Muhammad ~ The Griot ~ Jazz Is Dead 14 ~ Jazz Is Dead ~ 2022
12:05 AM Tony Williams ~ The Big Man ~ Play or Die ~ Moosicus ~ 1980
12:11 AM As One ~ Another Revolution ~ 21st Century Soul ~ Ubiquity Records ~ 2001
12:18 AM Sampa the Great ~ Tilibobo ~ As Above, So Below ~ Loma Vista Recordings ~ 2022
12:21 AM Sudan Archives ~ Home Maker ~ Natural Brown Prom Queen ~ Stones Throw Records ~ 2022
12:26 AM Suzi Analogue ~ NRG FLEXX [Infinite Zonez Edit 1] ~ Infinite Zonez ~ Disciples ~ 2022
12:29 AM Basic Rhythm ~ Le Samouraï ~ Still ~ Sneaker Social Club ~ 2022
12:34 AM B. Fleischmann ~ Brenne ~ Music for Shared Rooms ~ Morr Music ~ 2022
12:40 AM Rachika Nayar ~ Gayatri ~ Heaven Come Crashing ~ NNA Tapes ~ 2022
12:46 AM Loraine James ~ Choose to Be Gay (Femenine) ~ Building Something Beautiful for Me ~ Phantom Limb ~ 2022
12:53 AM Abadir ~ Another One ~ Mutate ~ SVBKVLT ~ 2022
12:57 AM Steve Bates ~ Glistening ~ All the Things That Happen ~ Constellation ~ 2022
1:04 AM Nickolas Mohanna ~ Terrestrial Causes ~ Sight Drawings ~ Run/Off ~ 2022
1:09 AM Jeremy Edwards ~ Antikythera ~ Superluminal ~ Intergalactic Traveler ~ 2022
1:14 AM Golden Feelings ~ Kozmička Glazba ~ Golden Feelings ~ Impermanent Records ~ 2022
1:21 AM Peter Coccoma ~ Clouds of Being ~ A Place to Begin ~ Whatever’s Clever ~ 2022
1:28 AM Graham Repulski ~ Boiled Again ~ Zero Shred Forty ~ Shorter ~ 2022
1:33 AM Hyperjinx Tricycle ~ Seasons In the Sun ~ The Songs of Jack Medicine, Daniel Johnston & Ron English ~ Softskull Shortwave ~ 2001
1:37 AM Klaus Kruger ~ Clever Girl ~ One Is One ~ Innovative Communications ~ 1981
1:45 AM Bandulu ~ Better Nation (Carl Craig Innerzone Mix) ~ Guidance ~ Infonet ~ 1993
1:50 AM Genius Of Time ~ Sunswell ~ Sunswell ~ Oathcreations ~ 2022

Crush Collision 9/8/22

September 9, 2022 at 12:27 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

10:00 PM ODESZA ~ I Can’t Sleep
10:03 PM Moonchild Sanelly ~ Yebo Teacher (Extended Version)
10:05 PM Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul ~ Cliché
10:10 PM Stealing Sheep ~ Disco Italo
10:12 PM J Rocc ~ Go!
10:17 PM Jamie xx ~ LET’S DO IT AGAIN
10:20 PM Best Friends Club ~ Sundowners (Original)
10:26 PM Bicep ~ Meli (II)
10:29 PM Ladymonix ~ High Notes
10:34 PM Finn & DJ Q ~ Speedy Gs
10:36 PM Orbital ~ The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Lone Remix)
10:42 PM Hazylujah ~ Birth of Images (Basic Version)
10:48 PM Cadence Weapon ~ Africville’s Revenge (Martyn Bootyspoon Remix)
10:51 PM Overmono ~ Gunk
10:55 PM Blackdown ~ This Journey Vip
10:59 PM Hooverian Blur ~ Montanita
11:02 PM I. JORDAN ~ Always Been
11:06 PM George FitzGerald ~ Betelgeuse
11:09 PM Tracing Xircles ~ Xenolith
11:15 PM Walton ~ Overload Destruction
11:19 PM J-SHADOW ~ Nxt1
11:23 PM Filter Dread ~ Asid 888
11:25 PM Joy Orbison ~ pinky ring
11:29 PM Nikki Nair ~ XXX
11:32 PM Robert Hood ~ Hectic
11:38 PM AGT Rave Cru ~ Needles
11:48 PM DJ FLP ~ Opalescent (feat. Bp iv)
11:49 PM Steffi ~ Ankertje
11:54 PM Rod Modell ~ Tracer

Show #641 – 9/4/22

September 5, 2022 at 10:12 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Moving back to Friday nights (Saturday 12-2AM) this coming week!
12:00 AM Ezra Collective ~ Life Goes On (feat. Sampa the Great) ~ Where I’m Meant To Be ~ Partisan Records / Liberator Music ~ 2022
12:03 AM Adi Oasis ~ Red To Violet (feat. Jamila Woods) ~ single ~ Unity Records ~ 2022
12:06 AM John FM ~ White Science (feat. Zelooperz) ~ single ~ XL Recordings ~ 2022
12:11 AM Ravyn Lenae ~ Skin Tight (feat. Steve Lacy) ~ Hypnos ~ Atlantic Records ~ 2022
12:15 AM Sora ~ line ~ re.sort ~ p*dis ~ 2003
12:18 AM Orbital ~ Smiley ~ 30 Something ~ London ~ 2022
12:25 AM George FitzGerald ~ Ultraviolet ~ Stellar Drifting ~ Domino Recording Co ~ 2022
12:30 AM Lil Silva ft. Skiifall ~ What If? ~ Yesterday Is Heavy ~ Nowhere Music Ltd ~ 2022
12:33 AM Lady Ann ~ Freeze (Tim Reaper Remix) ~ single ~ Rhythm Discs! ~ 2022
12:39 AM Rachika Nayar ~ Heaven Come Crashing (feat. Maria BC) ~ Heaven Come Crashing ~ NNA Tapes ~ 2022
12:45 AM Moth Cock ~ Oklahoma Medicine ~ Whipped Stream and Other Earthly Delights ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2022
12:52 AM Bill Orcutt ~ At a Distance ~ Music for Four Guitars ~ Palilalia ~ 2022
12:55 AM Throwaway ~ Six ~ Hand That Takes ~ FPE Records ~ 2022
1:00 AM Bitchin Bajas ~ World B. Free ~ Bajascillators ~ Drag City ~ 2022
1:12 AM Henry Franklin/Adrian Younge/Ali Shaheed Muhammad ~ African Sun ~ Jazz Is Dead 14 ~ Jazz Is Dead ~ 2022
1:17 AM MIYUMI Project ~ Now ~ Best of the MIYUMI Project ~ FPE Records ~ 2020
1:31 AM 25,000 Kittens ~ Boo 1995-2011 ~ 25,000 Kittens ~ Ginjoha ~ 2014
1:41 AM Benny Carter ~ Doozy ~ Further Definitions ~ Impulse! ~ 1962
1:44 AM Katalyst ~ Corridors ~ JID013 ~ Jazz Is Dead ~ 2022
1:49 AM Pill Super ~ At Last ~ Ghost Reel EP ~ Nine of Swords ~ 2022
1:54 AM Golden Feelings ~ Body Betrayal ~ Golden Feelings ~ Impermanent Records ~ 2022

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