G & Doro: If I See You EP (Palm Tapes, 2017)

May 30, 2017 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

G & Doro: If I See You EP

Sweet dance-pop which sounds like it legitimately could’ve been huge circa 1991, when house had made a pretty substantial impact on mainstream pop music. Bright, slick, fresh synths and breakbeats, along with yearning, affectionate vocals from Dorothea Paas. Basically, this sounds like a bit of everything that was popular on MTV right before Nirvana and gangsta rap took over the pop music landscape. Think Soul II Soul, new jack swing, and not quite Mariah Carey but artists who were on the radio at that time but didn’t end up being megastars, like Cathy Dennis or Tara Kemp. Mind you, I’m not really crazy about any of that music, but these songs right here are quite good. “No Looking Back” is just a really sweet mix of lush synths and fluttering vocals (and bird chirps, also). “Something Real (Uncanny Mix)” has Amen breaks and pianos, but it builds a pop song over it, and it works fantastically. I feel like there’s a large amount of tape labels that have been trying to release material that’s nostalgic for this time period but haven’t really hit it out of the park like this tape does. Listen on Bandcamp, and purchase a tape directly from Palm Tapes.

Trip Metal Fest 2017 & other Memorial Day Weekend happenings

May 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm | Posted in Photos, Trip Metal Fest | Leave a comment

Friday, May 26

Trip Metal Fest poster


mural @ El Club by ZelooperZ


mural @ El Club by ZelooperZ


DJ Blk_out (+ not sure other DJ’s name)


drum installation by Apetechnology


drum installation by Apetechnology


Apetechnology


Wolf Eyes


Wolf Eyes


DJ Blk_out (+ not sure other DJ’s name)


DJ Blk_out (+ not sure other DJ’s name)


Vullmoxx


Vullmoxx


Crime Victims


Crime Victims


Geraniums


Siobhan (or maybe Pure Rave?)


Quiltboy


Knox Mitchell


Knox Mitchell


Viands


Viands


Viands


Apetechnology drum installation in action


Apetechnology neon ghost robot in action


Container


Pharmakon


Pharmakon


Saturday, May 27

John K King Books


John K King Books


Submerge (Underground Resistance headquarters)


Ron Zakrin painting @ Submerge


Submerge (Underground Resistance headquarters)


Submerge (Underground Resistance headquarters)


burger cakes @ Royale With Cheese


John Olson & Andrew Kirschner


Twig Harper


Sliki (Viki & Stallone the Reducer)


Sliki (Viki & Stallone the Reducer)


Aaron Dilloway


Princess Dragonmom setting up


Princess Dragonmom


Princess Dragonmom


Princess Dragonmom distributing cardboard weaponry


Princess Dragonmom (Warren Defever)


(It wasn’t really possible to capture this in photos but a giant cardboard unicorn came out and everyone destroyed it with the cardboard weapons.)

Fluct


Shades


Body/Head


Body/Head


Elysia Crampton


Via App


Via App


DJ Earl


Suzi Analogue & DJ Earl


Suzi Analogue, DJ Earl, & DJ Taye


DJ Taye


Suzi Analogue, DJ Taye, & DJ Earl


Sunday, May 28
Not Trip Metal Fest, but Holodeck Records’ showcase, which was sparsely attended but everyone I saw was amazing. I left around 1AM because I was tired, but it went a lot longer, and then there was another event after that which went on until the next afternoon! I wanted to stay for all of it but I have a body and I need sleep.

Troller (DJ set)


Curved Light


Curved Light


Curved Light


Samantha Glass


Samantha Glass


Samantha Glass


Amber from Troller


Russell Butler


Russell Butler


Dylan Cameron


Dylan Cameron


Something Cold

Ultra Mega Awesome Extreme X @ Tangent Gallery, 5/13/17

May 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Watabou


Watabou


Watabou


Watabou & Solitary Subversion


Nikola Whallon


Nikola Whallon


Solarbear


The Imaginatron & Jaws That Bite


The Imaginatron & Jaws That Bite


The Imaginatron & Jaws That Bite


Eugenius & Mavis Concave


Eugenius & Mavis Concave


Evolve


Evolve


Evolve & Decide Today


CCDM & Saskrotch


Saskrotch & CCDM


Yatagarasu & Bubblegum Octopus


Yatagarasu & Bubblegum Octopus


Yatagarasu & Bubblegum Octopus


Yatagarasu & Bubblegum Octopus


Yatagarasu & Bubblegum Octopus


Bubblegum Octopus

Wrekmeister Harmonies & Warren Defever @ PJ’s Lager House, 5/9/17

May 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Warren Defever & Bubba Ayoub


Warren Defever & Bubba Ayoub


Warren Defever & Bubba Ayoub


Wrekmeister Harmonies


Wrekmeister Harmonies


Wrekmeister Harmonies


Wrekmeister Harmonies

Show #396 – 5/27/17

May 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:01 am T.Raumschmiere ~ “Juli” ~ Heimat (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2017
2:09 am Dom [Wolfgang Voigt] ~ “Fackeln Im Sturm” ~ Harvest In Technicolor ~ Harvest ~ 1997
2:13 am Kraftwerk ~ “Planet of Visions” ~ 3-D The Catalogue (new) ~ Parlophone ~ 2017
2:21 am Magas (local) ~ “New Dawn” ~ Explanatory Denial (new) ~ Midwich Productions ~ 2017
2:25 am Drexciya (local) ~ “Fusion Flats” ~ Fusion Flats ~ Tresor ~ 2000
2:29 am Continuous Mode ~ “Running Status” ~ Disinformation Design ~ Klang Elektronik ~ 2001
2:37 am Insect Deli ~ “Go Out Sick (Qixoni Mix)” ~ Go Out Sick (Remixes) (new) ~ Scolex ~ 2017
2:42 am John Mellencamp ~ “Suckin’ On Chili Dogs” ~ YouTube
2:43 am The Orb/Morton Subotnick/Fiedler ~ a bunch of records played backwards
Hour 2
3:01 am Camp Candle ~ “Forever Light” ~ Light (new) ~ Manimal Vinyl ~ 2017
3:04 am Bamboo ~ “Thinking of You” ~ The Dragon Flies Away (new) ~ Upset! The Rhythm ~ 2017
3:12 am Appleblim ~ “Conch Shell Motives” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Beatnik Boulevard ~ 2017
3:19 am v1984 ~ “Aria of Dawn” ~ Pansori (new) ~ Knives ~ 2017
3:22 am Proc Fiskal ft. Polonis ~ “Milk and Biscuits” ~ The Highland Mob (new) ~ Hyperdub ~ 2017
3:26 am West Norwood Cassette Library ~ “Feeling Too Big to Dance” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Sneaker Social Club ~ 2017
3:32 am Bad Timing ~ “Nippon Airways” ~ Neomania (new) ~ Darkmatter Soundsystem ~ 2017
3:36 am Robert Hood (local) ~ “Thought Process” ~ Paradygm Shift (new) ~ Dekmantel ~ 2017
3:42 am Underground Resistance (local) ~ “Assault” ~ Riot ~ Underground Resistance ~ 1991
3:47 am Khotin ~ “Something is Happening to Me” ~ New Tab (new) ~ Pacific Rhythm ~ 2017
3:50 am Ian William Craig ~ “Purpose (Is No Country)” ~ Slow Vessels (new) ~ 130701 ~ 2017
3:53 am Crescent ~ “I’m Not Awake” ~ Resin Pockets (new) ~ Geographic ~ 2017
Hour 3
4:01 am Nash the Slash ~ “The Hypnotist” ~ And You Thought You Were Normal ~ Artoffact ~ 1982
4:05 am Esplendor Geométrico ~ “Dinamika Matematiko II” ~ Fluida Mekaniko ~ Geometrik ~ 2016
4:10 am Mourningside Excursion (local) ~ “Ballrooms (Newmix)” ~ From The Gut CD 1 ~ From The Gut ~ 2006
4:14 am Kid606 ~ “Dropkick-Tigerboy’s No Fun Dub Mix” ~ split CD w/ omniBot ~ Vinyl Communications ~ 1998
4:20 am Aphasia ~ “Stereoisomerism 1” ~ Stereoisomerism ~ Staalplaat ~ 1997
4:24 am Sigha ~ “Coming Apart” ~ Metabolism (new) ~ Token ~ 2017
4:28 am Steven Halpern ~ “Pain Relief (Part 7)” ~ Pain Relief at the Speed of Sound (new) ~ Inner Peace Music ~ 2017
4:36 am Datacide ~ “Ritual of Transparency” ~ Pod Communications Presents Atom Heart: The Techno Evolution Continues ~ Sonic Records ~ 1993
4:41 am Bad Street Boy [Panacea] ~ “Serious Rhythm Machine” ~ Bad Power ~ Pharma ~ 1999
4:48 am Hanin Elias ~ “The Outback” ~ Electric Ladyland ~ Mille Plateaux ~ 1995
4:53 am Jlin with Holly Herndon ~ “1%” ~ Black Origami (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2017
4:58 am Nite Jewel ~ “Obsession” ~ Real High (new) ~ Gloriette ~ 2017
Hour 4
5:01 am Fin ~ “Literal Hell” ~ Ice Pix (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2017
5:04 am Deadly Vipers (local) ~ “Disposable” ~ A Night of Fright ~ self-released ~ 2016
5:06 am Carsickness ~ “Bill Wilkinson” ~ 1979-1982 ~ Get Hip ~ 1980
5:08 am Paint Fumes ~ “Tunnel Vision” ~ If It Ain’t Paint Fumes It Ain’t Worth a Huff ~ Get Hip ~ 2016
5:09 am The Wedding Present ~ “Brassneck” ~ Bizarro ~ RCA ~ 1989
5:14 am Silver Dapple ~ “Jeune” ~ single (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2017
5:18 am Silver Dapple ~ “Amethyst” ~ single (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2017
5:21 am Carl Craig ~ “Technology” ~ Versus (new) ~ InFiné/Planet E ~ 2017
5:30 am The Orb ~ “Assassin (The Oasis of Rhythms Mix)” ~ 12″ ~ Wau! Mr Modo Records/Big Life ~ 1992
5:46 am Gas ~ “Narkopop 6” ~ Narkopop (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2017
5:51 am John Gibson ~ “Day Trip” ~ Traces ~ Innova ~ 2016

Crush Collision 5/25/17

May 26, 2017 at 8:59 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:00 pm DC Salas feat. Joy Wellboy ~ “Cala Falco (JMII’s 3AM Dub)”
10:06 pm Marvin Horsch ~ “Negobebo”
10:09 pm Brian Kage ~ “Past Echoes (Detroit Mix)”
10:15 pm Loicc ~ “Der Nacht”
10:21 pm Continuous Mode ~ “Kryptic Mode”
10:25 pm Jeff Mills ~ “Fast Descent to the Surface (Eyeball Landing)”
10:27 pm Retina.it ~ “Word As Sound, Sound As Word”
10:32 pm Burger/Ink ~ “Bring Trance Back (To Las Vegas) (Blue Hotel)”
10:36 pm Doob, Armie & Javi Green ~ “Whales (Rico Remix)”
10:42 pm Deepbass ~ “Infinity”
10:51 pm Mind Against & Aether ~ “Solaris”
10:55 pm Aybee ~ “Man Over Machine”
Hour 2
11:02 pm Patrick Conway ~ “Sandy Lane”
11:05 pm The Black Dog ~ “VIR2L”
11:09 pm DJ Seinfeld ~ “Flyin Thru Sunrise”
11:14 pm DJ 3000 ~ “Just Work It (Instrumental)”
11:17 pm Patrik Carrera ~ “Blue Sleep”
11:20 pm Perc ~ “Unelected”
11:25 pm Monreal ~ “Marcel”
11:29 pm Max Cooper ~ “Chromos (Cosmin TRG Mutation)”
11:34 pm Tensal ~ “Inertia 1 (Mike Parker Remix)”
11:39 pm Turinn ~ “1625”
11:42 pm Spacetravel ~ “Abduction 130”
11:47 pm NoizyKnobs ~ “Globular”
11:52 pm Steven B.C. ~ “Heartaches”
11:56 pm Magas ~ “Shipping Container”

Carsickness: 1979-1982 (Rave Up Records, 2015/reissued by Get Hip, 2017)

May 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Carsickness: 1979-1982

Excellent anthology of a Pittsburgh band called Carsickness who played a strange, arty (but not quite in a downtown New York way) sort of post-punk for a few years during the late ’70s and early ’80s. The vocals sound a lot like Mission of Burma (or occasionally a bit like Joe Strummer), and the songs sometimes have a punk attitude, but they aren’t quite as nihilistic as most of the other punk bands from that time. They don’t seem like they were safety pin/mohawk punks, but they weren’t quite skinny tie new wavers either. Also, there’s strange time signatures and arrangements, and sometimes horns or keyboards. The songs themselves are usually short, but tightly packed and complex. Some of it almost seems like weirder, angrier power-pop, and some of it is like a tighter, midwestern version of no wave, in some ways. The first song “Bill Wilkinson” immediately caught my attention; it started out and I was like “ok, power pop but slightly distorted, got it”, but then it turns out to be a song angrily addressed at the grand wizard of the KKK, featuring copious shouts of “KKK fuck you!”, and I am entirely down with that. A lot of the songs are short (some less than a minute) but packed with ideas. While most of them have somewhat skewed poppy song structures, there’s also weirder experiments like the drum solo and sax/screaming of “Hearts in Traction”. “Crazy Thing” is a frantic number incorporating synths, saxes, and honking car horns, along with manic speech and radio announcements. “For You” sounds like they’d been listening to the Psychedelic Furs, but wanted to make something slightly more upbeat. The album ends with an acoustic, string-laden version of “Bill Wilkinson” which is actually angrier and more expletive-heavy than the original. Carsickness released 2 albums and EPs and appeared on an early Sub Pop cassette compilation once, but they seem to have remained obscure. I’m a little surprised this band hasn’t received more recognition, beyond a few tracks included on Hyped To Death compilations, but that’s just how it goes. Excellent collection, excellent band. Stream right now over at Bandcamp.

Deadly Vipers: A Night of Fright tape (self-released, 2016)

May 24, 2017 at 10:02 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Deadly Vipers: A Night of Fright tape (self-released, 2016)

Excellent tape by an all-female garage-psych-punk quartet from Detroit. Clear, direct vocals, forceful guitars and drums, and sometimes a bit of hazy psych organ, but the songs themselves never meander, they stare you in the face and punch you in the guy. I hadn’t heard of this band at all before this tape showed up to the radio station, and now I’m wondering why I haven’t. Totally kicks ass, and I hope I get to see them soon. Listen/purchase digitally at Bandcamp.

Show #395 – 5/20/17

May 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:01 am Cluster ~ “Fabrik, Hamburg 1972” ~ Konzerte 1972/1977 ~ Bureau B ~ 1972
2:23 am Burial ~ “Beachfires” ~ Subtemple (new) ~ Hyperdub ~ 2017
2:34 am Robert Crouch ~ “Coda (Sailing Stones)” ~ Sublunar (new) ~ Touch ~ 2017
2:40 am Demen ~ “Morgon” ~ Nektyr (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2017
2:49 am Slackk ~ “Deluxe Night Edition” ~ A Little Light (new) ~ R&S ~ 2017
2:52 am Chino Amobi ~ “Polizei” ~ Paradiso (new) ~ NON WORLDWIDE/UNO NYC ~ 2017
2:57 am Coldcut x On-U Sound ~ “Aztec Riddim” ~ Outside the Echo Chamber (new) ~ Ahead of Our Time ~ 2017
Hour 2
3:00 am Kagami Smile ~ “Fade” ~ Found (new) ~ Tekres ~ 2017
3:04 am Kodomo ~ “Storm King (The Sight Below Remix)” ~ Storm King (new) ~ self-released ~ 2017
3:09 am Solitary Dancer ~ “Transmitting To Heaven” ~ Transmitting To Heaven (new) ~ Graded ~ 2017
3:20 am K-Hand (local) ~ “Telekinesis” ~ The Art of Music ~ !K7 ~ 1997
3:25 am Clark [Mark Bell] ~ “Jak to Basics” ~ G2: Geology: A Subjective Study OF Planet E Volume Two ~ Planet E ~ 1995
3:32 am The Black Dog ~ “Squelch” ~ Parallel ~ GPR ~ 1991
3:38 am Carl Craig ~ “At Les” ~ Versus (new) ~ InFiné/Planet E ~ 2017
3:44 am Jlin ~ “Kyanite” ~ Black Origami (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2017
3:49 am Ambivalence. ~ “Egdow” ~ Ambivalence. (new) ~ Cock Rock Disco ~ 2017
3:52 am Skullflower ~ “Khephra” ~ The Spirals Of Great Harm (new) ~ Cold Spring ~ 2017
Hour 3
4:00 am Caracoa ~ “The Coming Betrayal” ~ Darkness is Real (new) ~ Inam Records ~ 2017
4:03 am Heliocentrics ~ “Human Zoo” ~ A World of Masks (new) ~ Soundway ~ 2017
4:07 am Jane Weaver ~ “H>A>K” ~ Modern Kosmology (new) ~ Fire ~ 2017
4:11 am Oumou Sangaré feat. Tony Allen ~ “Yere Faga” ~ Mogoya (new) ~ No Format! ~ 2017
4:16 am Man Forever feat. Yo La Tengo ~ “You Were Never Here” ~ Play What They Want (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2017
4:24 am Do Make Say Think ~ “And Boundless” ~ Stubborn Persistent Illusions (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2017
4:33 am Huang Ruo ~ “Wind Blows…” ~ Red Rain ~ Innova ~ 2016
4:40 am Lab Coast ~ “Walking on Ayr” ~ Lab Coast ~ Faux Discx ~ 2014
4:42 am Big French ~ “Rush Morgue” ~ Stone Fish (new) ~ Wharf Cat Records ~ 2017
4:44 am Chevalier Avant Garde ~ “Big Near” ~ Fixture Five (new) ~ Fixture Records ~ 2017
4:47 am Dynatron ~ “Pulse Power” ~ Escape Velocity ~ Blood Music ~ 2012
4:53 am Dynatron ~ “Travelling the Wastelands” ~ Aeternus ~ Blood Music ~ 2015
4:59 am Claudio Simonetti ~ “Confusion” ~ Opera soundtrack ~ Rustblade ~ 1987
Hour 4
5:03 am White Hills ~ “If…1…2” ~ Stop Mute Defeat (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2017
5:10 am The Tear Garden ~ “Natural Selection” ~ Have a Nice Trip ~ Subconscious Communications ~ 2009
5:18 am Alice Coltrane ~ “Journey to Satchidananda” ~ The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda ~ Luaka Bop ~ 1995
5:30 am faUSt ~ “Fresh Air” ~ Fresh Air (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2017
5:48 am Jaimie Branch ~ “Theme Nothing” ~ Fly or Die (new) ~ International Anthem ~ 2017
5:53 am Tarek Yamani ~ “Al Qorbi Nasnas” ~ Peninsular (new) ~ Edict Records ~ 2017

Crush Collision 5/18/17

May 19, 2017 at 8:43 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:01 pm Letherette ~ “Sweeter”
10:04 pm Shit Robot ~ “Phase Out”
10:08 pm Lukas Lyrestam ~ “Tape Synths”
10:11 pm Piezo ~ “Opeq”
10:16 pm Ron Obvious ~ “Man Ray”
10:18 pm Raam ~ “Titled”
10:22 pm Universo ~ “Frequenza”
10:27 pm Boseg & I.N.T.S. ~ “10_10”
10:33 pm Nathan Surreal ~ “Star Dust (Neville Watson Remix)”
10:38 pm DMX Krew ~ “Lonely Weekend”
10:42 pm Shed ~ “Outgoing Society”
10:46 pm Pendle Watkins ~ “Deal With It”
10:52 pm Jared Wilson ~ “Midnight on Ecorse Creek”
10:55 pm Ellen Allien ~ “mma”
Hour 2
11:02 pm Elboy and Melodic Jaye ~ “Bodies and Beats”
11:08 pm Jeff Mills ~ “Asphyxiation”
11:11 pm Karim Sahraoui ~ “Father’s Legacy”
11:18 pm Vertical67 ~ “Clacid”
11:22 pm Purveyors of Fine Funk ~ “Soul Message”
11:28 pm T.Raumschmiere ~ “Wacker”
11:34 pm Marco Shuttle ~ “I Fail You Fall”
11:41 pm Bloody Mary ~ “Knockout (Marcel Fengler Remix)”
11:45 pm Demian Licht ~ “Crimen”
11:50 pm Mark Broom ~ “Witch”
11:53 pm 3KZ ~ “Circles”
11:58 pm K-Hand ~ “Census”

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