Crush Collision 2/16/17

February 22, 2017 at 9:54 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Fundraiser edition, tag team with Tyler. Lots of Kaoss Pad effects and silly vocals. Basically all Detroit techno/maybe some Chicago house. No tracklist.
Hour 1
Hour 2

Barely Human Fest @ El Club, 2/11-13/17

February 20, 2017 at 11:28 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

The first Barely Human Fest took place at El Club recently. I hope this becomes a regular event because it was astounding. ESG headlined the first night, and even though I had to leave after 5 songs to do my radio show, it was worth staying to the last minute I possibly could just to make sure I saw their set. Also John Bender played, I never imagined I would get to see him live either. Other highlights for me included HIDE, Casual Sweetheart, Staring Problem, Void Vision, ADULT., and of course Xeno & Oaklander.
Friday, February 11, 2017

wall art @ El Club

wall art @ El Club


wall art @ El Club

wall art @ El Club


Marital Vows

Marital Vows


Marital Vows

Marital Vows


HIDE

HIDE


HIDE

HIDE


HIDE

HIDE


Paint Thinner

Paint Thinner


Paint Thinner

Paint Thinner


Paint Thinner

Paint Thinner


breakdancer in the crowd

breakdancer in the crowd


Casual Sweetheart

Casual Sweetheart


Casual Sweetheart

Casual Sweetheart


Casual Sweetheart

Casual Sweetheart


Nate Young's Regression

Nate Young’s Regression


Nate Young's Regression

Nate Young’s Regression


Nate Young's Regression

Nate Young’s Regression


ESG

ESG


ESG

ESG


ESG

ESG


ESG

ESG


ESG

ESG


Saturday, February 12, 2017
Quiltboy

Quiltboy


Staring Problem

Staring Problem


Staring Problem

Staring Problem


Staring Problem

Staring Problem


Void Vision

Void Vision


Void Vision

Void Vision


Void Vision

Void Vision


Void Vision

Void Vision


Void Vision

Void Vision


Void Vision

Void Vision


Moon Pool & Dead Band

Moon Pool & Dead Band


Moon Pool & Dead Band

Moon Pool & Dead Band


Moon Pool & Dead Band

Moon Pool & Dead Band


Ritual Howls

Ritual Howls


Ritual Howls

Ritual Howls


Ritual Howls

Ritual Howls


ADULT.

ADULT.


ADULT.

ADULT.


ADULT.

ADULT.


Sunday, February 13, 2017
Real Ghosts

Real Ghosts


Real Ghosts

Real Ghosts


Real Ghosts

Real Ghosts


YOU.

YOU.


YOU.

YOU.


John Bender

John Bender


John Bender

John Bender


John Bender

John Bender


John Bender

John Bender


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Xeno & Oaklander

Xeno & Oaklander


Black Marble

Black Marble


I didn’t stay for Pylon’s set because it was late and I had to work the next morning.

Caracoa: New Middle Passage CDr (Inam Records, 2017)

February 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Caracoa: New Middle Passage CDr

Caracoa: New Middle Passage CDr

This is the first release from Caracoa, and while not much info is provided, it’s on Inam Records, so it most certainly involves Ryan Huber. It continues with his recent style of droning loops and clicky techno beats, sometimes approximating a punchier yet lo-fi version of the early Kompakt sound. Tracks such as the title cut seem to have some sparks shooting out from their crunchy, stamping rhythms. The tracks don’t generally seem to progress too much, or too far. They establish a pattern, add minor variations, and abruptly end after a few minutes. “Purge the Common” is a little slower and heavier than the rest, and there’s a few lighter tracks like “The Devil Runs Toward” and “Usurious”. “Oars in the Water” seems to be a distant bongo loop, although it’s hard to tell if the beats are actually repeating themselves, maybe there’s minor edits/alterations or it’s not a loop at all, but actually being played live. Free download at Bandcamp.

Show #382 – 2/11/17

February 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

WCBN’s annual fundraiser just started! Please DONATE and help keep us on the air! Next week I won’t be doing my regular show because we will be doing our annual NIGHT OF NOISE! Tyler will be moving away soon so this will be extra special!
Hour 1
2:03 am Laraaji ~ “All Pervading” ~ Celestial Vibration ~ Soul Jazz ~ 1978
2:26 am Noveller ~ “Another Dark Hour” ~ A Pink Sunset For No One (new) ~ Fire ~ 2017
2:34 am Marco Marzuoli ~ “Senza Titolo” ~ Senza Titolo (new) ~ Dragon’s Eye Recordings ~ 2016
2:41 am Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society ~ “St. Tropez 1966” ~ Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society (new) ~ Six Degrees ~ 2017
2:47 am Vermont ~ “Ki-Bou” ~ II (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2017
2:52 am Steve Roach ~ “Distance is Near” ~ Empetus ~ Projekt ~ 1986
2:54 am Klaus Schulze ~ “Some Velvet Phasing” ~ Blackdance ~ MIG ~ 1974
Hour 2
3:02 am Cindytalk ~ “I Myself Am an Absolute Abyss” ~ The Labyrinth of the Straight Line (new) ~ Editions Mego ~ 2016
3:08 am Nick Malkin ~ “A1” ~ Interrupted Verse (new) ~ Dzang Recs ~ 2017
3:16 am Teen Daze w/ Dustin Wong ~ “Cherry Blossoms” ~ Themes for Dying Earth (new) ~ FLORA ~ 2017
3:21 am Lusine feat. Vilja Larjosto ~ “Just a Cloud” ~ Sensorimotor (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2017
3:27 am Jlin ft. Avril Stormy Unger ~ “The Escape of the Blxck Rxbbit” ~ Dark Lotus (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2017
3:31 am Second Woman ~ “////” ~ S/W (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2017
3:38 am SCSI-9 ~ “Eclair de Lune” ~ The Line of Nine ~ Kompakt ~ 2006
3:44 am Golden Donna ~ “Hospital” ~ Carousel Hold (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2017
3:51 am Strategy ~ “Mother Nature” ~ I’m Starting To Feel Okay Volume 7 ~ Mule Musiq ~ 2016
3:57 am Throwing Snow ~ “Ruins” ~ Embers (new) ~ Houndstooth ~ 2017
Hour 3
4:03 am Turinn ~ “18 1/2 Minute Gaps” ~ 18 1/2 Minute Gaps (new) ~ Modern Love ~ 2017
4:10 am Ryan Huber ~ “Vow of Dissolution” ~ Anabaptist (new) ~ Inam Records ~ 2016
4:12 am Tzusing ~ “Bacha Bazi” ~ 東方不敗 (new) ~ L.I.E.S. ~ 2017
4:17 am Tunji Oyelana ~ “Iwo Ko Lo Dami” ~ A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 ~ Soundway ~ 1976
4:23 am Awa Poulo ~ “Mido Yirima” ~ Poulo Warali (new) ~ Awesome Tapes from Africa ~ 2017
4:26 am Dominowe ~ “City Rise” ~ SiyaThakatha (new) ~ Gqom Oh! ~ 2017
4:33 am Klaus Schulze ~ “Follow Me Down, Follow Me Down” ~ Another Green Mile ~ MIG ~ 2002
4:43 am Guru Guru Groove Band ~ “Pulsing Roots” ~ The Birth of Krautrock 1969 ~ Purple Pyramid ~ 1969
4:47 am Imitation Electric Piano ~ “Energy is Beautiful” ~ Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It ‘Til It Bleeds ~ Drag City ~ 2006
4:51 am Liquid City Motors ~ “Current Source” ~ Current Source (new) ~ Glacial Industries ~ 2017
4:58 am New Gen ~ “All Saints Road” ~ New Gen (new) ~ XL ~ 2017
Hour 4
5:00 am Dasychira ~ “Caduceus – Eaves Hardcore Remix” ~ Immolated EP (new) ~ self-released ~ 2017
5:04 am Emptyset ~ “Dissolve” ~ Borders (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2017
5:06 am Verge ~ “Conduit” ~ Emblematic Ruin (new) ~ Avian ~ 2017
5:11 am Tangent ~ “Distorted Perspective” ~ Collapsing Horizons (new) ~ n5MD ~ 2016
5:17 am Damase ~ “Polarflex” ~ True Color / Chaos Is (new) ~ Manican Dream Records ~ 2017
5:22 am Sybarite ~ “Hold the Phone” ~ Waver the Absolute (new) ~ Temporary Residence Ltd. ~ 2016
5:25 am Friendzone ~ “Sweet Dream” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2017
5:32 am Kid Koala ~ “Epilogue” ~ Music To Draw To: Satellite (new) ~ Arts & Crafts ~ 2017
5:38 am Niagara ~ “Paradela” ~ 37 (new) ~ Ascender ~ 2017
5:43 am NHK yx Koyxen ~ “1038-LO-OCT-SHORT” ~ Doom Steppy Reverb ~ Diagonal ~ 2016
5:50 am Bonobo ~ “7th Sevens” ~ Migration (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2017
5:56 am Justice ~ “Close Call” ~ Woman (new) ~ Because Music ~ 2016

Guru Guru Groove Band: The Birth of Krautrock 1969 (Purple Pyramid, 2016)

February 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Guru Guru Groove Band: The Birth of Krautrock 1969

Guru Guru Groove Band: The Birth of Krautrock 1969

This album contains previously unheard early recordings by the band that became Guru Guru, recorded in the late ’60s and early ’70s. The presence of the word “groove” might make you think this is going to be some sort of mellow hippie jam session thing, but it couldn’t be further from that. This is harsher, noisier, and more chaotic than any other Krautrock you’ve ever heard, very much paving the way for… well, a lot of things. Industrial, Japanese psych, the Boredoms, This Heat, you name it. Of all the well-known bands commonly associated with Krautrock, only Faust seemed to reach the same levels of madness as this album. Rusty saxophones, never-ending echo chambers, so many amps plugged in that they short circuit the rest of the block. At some points, they screw around with tape effects, making it feel even more discombobulated. 7 is a killer drum solo from Mani Neumeier. The final track is a long jam called “Space Ship Live” that sounds pretty bootleg-y, and it doesn’t get quite as off the ground as its title suggests. For the most part, though, this album is utterly mind-melting.

Local Music Show 2/8/17

February 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Local Music Show | Leave a comment

Featuring an amazing live performance by Adam Shead and his ensemble!
PS: Fundraiser is next week! Please help keep WCBN alive!!!
Hour 1
9:03 pm Theo Parrish ~ “Pop Off + Wild Out” ~ Hand Made EP ~ Running Back ~ 2012
9:17 pm The Other People Place ~ “It’s Your Love” ~ Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe ~ Warp ~ 2001
9:24 pm Appian ~ “Smoker” ~ split EP w/ Segv ~ Sly Fox Records ~ 2012
9:33 pm Jeff Mills ~ “The Exchange” ~ The Power ~ Axis ~ 2011
9:40 pm His Name Is Alive ~ “Silver Arc Curving In the Magnetic Field” ~ Patterns of Light (new) ~ London London ~ 2016
9:47 pm Fred Thomas ~ “Echolocation + Infuriated + Oval Beach” ~ Changer (new) ~ Polyvinyl ~ 2017
9:56 pm Stef Chura ~ “Faded Heart” ~ Messes (new) ~ Urinal Cake ~ 2017
Hour 2
10:01 pm Adam Shead and ensemble ~ “LIVE IN STUDIO!!!” ~ 2017
10:53 pm Stef Chura ~ “Speeding Ticket” ~ Messes (new) ~ Urinal Cake Records ~ 2017
10:58 pm Tyvek ~ “Mirror Image Of” ~ Origin of What (new) ~ In the Red ~ 2016

Jlin @ El Club, 2/4/17 (Threshold Detroit)

February 5, 2017 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Viki Viktoria's gear

Viki Viktoria’s gear


Jock Club

Jock Club


Tarpit

Tarpit


Tarpit

Tarpit


Viki Viktoria

Viki Viktoria


Viki Viktoria

Viki Viktoria


Dismorphic

Dismorphic


Abby

Abby


Jlin

Jlin


Jlin

Jlin


Jlin

Jlin


Jlin

Jlin


Jlin

Jlin

Container @ El Club, Detroit, 1/28/17

February 5, 2017 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

mural near El Club

mural near El Club


Alstadt Echo

Alstadt Echo


Alstadt Echo

Alstadt Echo


Antenes

Antenes


Antenes

Antenes


Container

Container


Container

Container

Steve Hauschildt + Forma @ Constellation, Chicago, 11/26/16

February 5, 2017 at 10:26 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Catching up on some photos I never got around to posting…

Forma

Forma


Forma

Forma


Forma

Forma


Forma

Forma


Forma

Forma


Forma

Forma


Forma

Forma


Forma's gear

Forma’s gear


Forma's gear

Forma’s gear


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt


Steve Hauschildt

Steve Hauschildt

Viki Viktoria: New Victorian LP (Midwich Productions, 2017)

February 5, 2017 at 10:13 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Viki Viktoria: New Victorian LP

Viki Viktoria: New Victorian LP

Barring a few limited cassettes, this is the first proper release from Viki Viktoria (formerly just Viki) in at least a decade, and it’s on Magas’ incredible Midwich Productions. Her recordings and performances are always unpredictable, ranging from noisier sound design experiments to lo-fi techno, and this one especially seems hard to pin down. Both sides contain a single track, about 15 minutes each, and they seem like they could be broken up into movements for convenience’s sake, but they’re really best experienced as a whole. Tempos shift, zombie-like voices call out from the dead, soundwaves swarm and stun. The first side starts out playful but gets darker and borderline psychotic. The second side slowly sputters down to a crawl before flipping a switch and launching into something more haunted. Mark Salwowski’s artwork depicting creepy, possessed children is entirely appropriate. Another fascinating release from one of Detroit’s most original electronic artists.

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