Show #443 – 5/19/18

May 19, 2018 at 6:12 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Won’t be in at this timeslot next weekend because of Trip Metal Fest/Movement!
Mic break music = Steven Halpern: Sleep Soundly Vol. 2
Hour 1
2:02 am Gas ~ “Rausch 3” ~ Rausch (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2018
2:15 am Autechre ~ “gonk steady one” ~ NTS Session 1 (new) ~ Warp ~ 2018
2:45 am Argiflex ~ “Jenkem Baby” ~ Doom Mix Vol. II (new) ~ Doom Trip ~ 2018
2:50 am Quicksails ~ “The Bright (Khaki Blazer Remix)” ~ The Bright (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2018
2:55 am Phoxii ~ “Freeque (Modo Difícil)” ~ Life Eating Death Feeding (new) ~ Fukdup ~ 2018
Hour 2
3:00 am Skee Mask ~ “Soundboy Ext.” ~ Compro (new) ~ Ilan Tape ~ 2018
3:03 am Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois ~ “Night and Hpshk (live)” ~ mp3 (new) ~ The Wire ~ 2018
3:24 am Lucrecia Dalt ~ “Atmosperes Touch” ~ Anticlines (new) ~ Rvng Intl. ~ 2018
3:28 am Landing ~ “Secret” ~ Bells In New Towns (new) ~ El Paraiso ~ 2018
3:33 am Mary Lattimore ~ “Hello from the Edge of the Earth” ~ Hundreds of Days (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2018
3:36 am Cool Maritime ~ “Climbing Up (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith remix)” ~ Shared Waves (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2018
3:41 am Simian Mobile Disco w/ Deep Throat Choir ~ “Gliders” ~ Murmurations (new) ~ Wichita ~ 2018
3:45 am Opus III ~ “It’s a Fine Day” ~ Mind Fruit ~ East West ~ 1992
3:50 am White Town ~ “Your Woman” ~ Women In Technology ~ Chrysalis ~ 1997
3:54 am New Radicals ~ “You Get What You Give” ~ Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too ~ MCA ~ 1998
Hour 3
4:00 am Von Hayes ~ “Museum” ~ You Vape? (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
4:03 am Silver Dapple ~ “Valley” ~ Moody Boots (new) ~ Pink Haze ~ 2018
4:05 am Sediment Club ~ “Stucco Thieves” ~ Stucco Thieves (new) ~ Wharf Cat Records ~ 2018
4:07 am Esplendor Geométrico ~ “Horno Fundidor” ~ Interferencias Vol. 2: Spanish Synth Wave 1980-1989 ~ Munster Records ~ 1980
4:10 am Chevel ~ “Data Recovery” ~ Always Yours (new) ~ Different Circles ~ 2018
4:14 am Köster ~ “Club 1” ~ MASC ~ Crash Symbols ~ 2017
4:20 am Szare ~ “Kodiak” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Different Circles ~ 2018
4:35 am Justin Berkovi ~ “Nadir” ~ Mondrian ~ Trapez ~ 2012
4:40 am MGUN (local) ~ “K Art W Heel” ~ Axiom (new) ~ Don’t Be Afraid ~ 2018
4:45 am Peder Mannerfelt ~ “Shining Beacons Of Light” ~ The Screws That Hold The World Together (new) ~ LazyTapes ~ 2018
4:50 am Batu ~ “Flash React” ~ Rebuilt (new) ~ XL ~ 2018
4:54 am VORONOI ~ “V25 (Jesse Osborne-Lanthier Re-Work)” ~ Vis-Viva (new) ~ OOH-sounds ~ 2018
Hour 4
5:01 am Dialtone ~ “Sentimental” ~ split tape w/ yu//F ~ self-released ~ 2017
5:10 am Universal Eyes (local) ~ “Artificial Society #7” ~ Artificial Society (new) ~ American Tapes ~ 2018
5:17 am Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg ~ “Dirt Part III” ~ Dirt… And More Dirt (new) ~ Pi Recordings ~ 2018
5:21 am The Body ~ “Off Script” ~ I Have Fought Against It, but I Can’t Any Longer. (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2018
5:26 am Vive La Void ~ “Smoke” ~ Vive La Void (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2018
5:39 am Joey Molinaro ~ “Infinite Midnight Suite” ~ Live in Sweden (new) ~ Gold Bolus ~ 2018
5:44 am Black Moth Super Rainbow ~ “Panic Blooms” ~ Panic Blooms (new) ~ Rad Cult ~ 2018
5:48 am DJ Koze ~ “Baby (How Much I LFO You)” ~ Knock Knock (new) ~ Pampa ~ 2018
5:53 am Jon Hopkins ~ “C O S M” ~ Singularity (new) ~ Domino ~ 2018

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Von Hayes: You Vape? (self-released, 2018)

May 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Von Hayes: You Vape?

Ten years ago, Von Hayes released Evident Eyelid, one of my favorite lo-fi rock and roll albums of all time. A brief EP soon followed, but the group seemed to disappear, and one of the members went down a very strange path with a long string of releases under the name Graham Repulski. Unbeknownst to me, the group’s members, now spread out between Philadelphia and Delaware, have been sporadically recording songs in their basements, and several singles have made their way to Bandcamp over the past couple of years. You Vape? is the culmination of these recordings, and it’s very much in line with their older stuff, with in-the-red guitar feedback sharing space with more introspective songwriting, and bizarre, fragmentary pieces carrying just as much importance as songs with proper verse-and-chorus structure. It doesn’t tip quite into the realm of dadaist sound art that some of Repulski’s work does, but there’s still loads of weirdness abound, such as the distorted, evil-sounding noise collage blaring in the background of “Ass Candy”, or the acid-trip vocal processing on “Tar Lob”. Good luck deciphering most of the lyrics, but some of them are more straightforward, such as “Exclusive Monk”‘s nostalgic refrain “I used to be cool a long time ago”. Longtime GBV associate Todd Tobias mastered this release, but don’t expect it to sound clean and polished; it’s as blown out, hissy, and confusing as can be, and all the better for it. Sometimes… you just gotta vape!

Köster: MASC tape (Crash Symbols, 2017)

May 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Köster: MASC tape

This tape contains the soundtrack to a solo dance performance about hypermasculinity as viewed from an LGBTQ perspective. Even without visuals (other than a few photos in the tape’s J-card), it sounds provocative from the beginning, with plenty of wet, drippy sounds and sensual percussion rhythms. “Drag” gradually unfolds with wam organ chords and sampled pop vocals which slowly reveal themselves, and a beat which sets everything in motion. “Club 1” is industrial techno for the dungeon, but with a graceful touch to it, and it’s easily my favorite track here. “Club 2” continues the vibe, but adds a pitched-down sample from a certain mid-’90s alternative dance single (I recognize what it is, but I’ll leave it a secret… I’ll just say that it seems to make more sense in the context of this track than its original source). Following the cloudy house track “The Hook Up”, “Rituals” is all ghostly murmurations, fluttering scraps, and cyber thunder. The beats return on “Hypermasc”, which seems like an intense physical workout as well as a busy factory.

Dialtone / YU//F: split tape (self-released, 2017)

May 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Dialtone / YU//F: split tape

My tape deck is producing a hum again, and sometimes it swells up into a screech. I got it fixed once before, but the noise is back. It’s not always so bad though, especially if I turn the music up really loud. And for a tape like this, it kind of enhances it. Dialtone’s side is a blizzard of harsh psychedelic noise with occasionally glitches and combusts, and at one point morphs into a quite relaxing jazz sample. It definitely feels like it’s breaking through chaos into some sort of peaceful, transcendent state. YU//F’s side is a bit louder, more junkyard-y, and a bit more harsh/piercing, yet there’s also some windchimes twinkling through the bulldozering. Eventually it sort of clears out and forms into some sort of blurry, sooty drone, and the layers of darkness and heaviness are slowly removed.

Show #442 – 5/12/18

May 12, 2018 at 2:43 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

mic break music = Drøne: Mappa Mundi
Hour 1
2:00 am Jon Hopkins ~ “Everything Connected” ~ Singularity (new) ~ Domino ~ 2018
2:10 am Autechre ~ “column thirteen” ~ NTS Session 4 (new) ~ Warp ~ 2018
2:27 am Lockbox ~ “neemon” ~ Free VDV Prayer (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2018
2:37 am Arian Shafiee ~ “Voice or Trash” ~ Beauty Tuning (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2018
2:47 am Yonatan Gat ~ “Chronology” ~ Universalists (new) ~ Joyful Noise ~ 2018
2:54 am Sam Gendel ~ “Pure Imagination (Lo Fi)” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2018
Hour 2
3:00 am Axolotes Mexicanos ~ “Nacida Para Sufrir” ~ Salu2 (new) ~ Elefant ~ 2018
3:02 am Container ~ “Drain” ~ LP (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2018
3:06 am Teste ~ “The Box Man” ~ The Box Man (new) ~ BITE ~ 2018
3:12 am Martyn ~ “Mind Rain” ~ Voids (new) ~ Ostgut Ton ~ 2018
3:17 am DJ Fulltono ~ “Tribal Dancer” ~ 7″ (new) ~ Beat Machine Records ~ 2018
3:22 am RP Boo ~ “Back From the Future” ~ I’ll Tell You What! (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2018
3:26 am Dolo Percussion ~ “Dolo 10” ~ Dolo 3 (new) ~ The Trilogy Tapes ~ 2018
3:34 am Black Moth Super Rainbow ~ “New Breeze” ~ Panic Blooms (new) ~ Rad Cult ~ 2018
3:38 am Perc & Truss ~ “Leather & Lace (Mumdance And Logos Remix)” ~ Leather & Lace Remixed (new) ~ Perc Trax ~ 2018
3:45 am Sylvere ~ “Straightjacket” ~ Green Ray EP (new) ~ Sans Absence ~ 2018
3:50 am Ana Helder ~ “Pizza Delivery” ~ Solidarity Forever Vol. II (new) ~ Cómeme ~ 2018
3:55 am Via Maris ~ “Shelleys” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Mistry ~ 2018
Hour 3
4:00 am Chekov ~ “Stasis 113” ~ Patina Echoes (new) ~ Timedance ~ 2018
4:06 am Konduku ~ “Kızılırmak” ~ Kıran (new) ~ Nous’klaer Audio ~ 2018
4:11 am E-Davd ~ “City & The Stars” ~ Distant Sun (new) ~ X-Kalay ~ 2018
4:17 am LUGH ~ “Teeth In My Hands” ~ Hélico (new) ~ C.A.N.V.A.S. ~ 2018
4:20 am HMOT ~ “No Innocence” ~ Permanent Imbalance (new) ~ oqko ~ 2018
4:24 am E-Saggila ~ “Lounge Experience” ~ 7″ (new) ~ BANK Records NYC ~ 2018
4:34 am DJ Koze ~ “Lord Knows” ~ Knock Knock (new) ~ Pampa ~ 2018
4:38 am Set In Sand ~ “What Gives Life (Moot and Lisp)” ~ Assemblage Sessions 1 ~ Abandon Building ~ 2005
4:42 am Brian Eno ~ “Needle Click” ~ Music For Installations: Making Space ~ Opal ~ 2010
4:45 am Sumkali (local) ~ “Tangled Root” ~ Dha Re Dha (new) ~ self-released ~ 2018
4:49 am Joey Molinaro ~ “The Inalienable Dreamless Suite II” ~ Live In Sweden (new) ~ Gold Bolus ~ 2018
4:53 am The Body ~ “Sickly Heart of Sand” ~ I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer. (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2018
Hour 4
5:00 am Mark Kozelek ~ “The Banjo Song” ~ Mark Kozelek (new) ~ Caldo Verde/Rough Trade ~ 2018
5:12 am Cold Body Radiation ~ “White Light” ~ The Great White Emptiness ~ Dusktone ~ 2010
5:17 am Vive La Void ~ “Devil” ~ Vive La Void (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2018
5:25 am Anemone ~ “Laying In The Sun (DNB Remix)” ~ Baby Only You & I (new) ~ Luminelle ~ 2018
5:34 am Eternal Summers ~ “Famous Last Words” ~ Every Day It Feels Like I’m Dying… (new) ~ Nevado ~ 2018
5:39 am Christina Vantzou ft. Steve Hauschildt ~ “Remote Polyphony” ~ No. 4 (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2018
5:45 am Niklas Paschburg ~ “Appear” ~ Oceanic (new) ~ 7K! ~ 2018
5:50 am µ-ziq ~ “Perfame” ~ Challenge Me Foolish ~ Planet Mu ~ 1999
5:54 am House of Blondes ~ “Intimate Seconds” ~ Time Trip (new) ~ Alrealon Musique ~ 2018

Crush Collision 5/10/18

May 11, 2018 at 8:24 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

Hour 1
10:00 pm CCI Sound System ~ “Mind Implosion [Edit Version 1996]”
10:05 pm Samuel Rohrer ~ “Microcosmoism (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)”
10:09 pm Rival Consoles ~ “Persona”
10:12 pm Rone ~ “Mirapolis”
10:17 pm Omar Santis ~ “Smör”
10:21 pm Oriol Fornós ~ “Missing”
10:26 pm Westworld ~ “The Slam (Gerd Janson Dub Siren Beats)”
10:30 pm JK Flesh ~ “Ethylene Glycol”
10:34 pm P.H.O.R.K. ~ “Devil Says OK”
10:38 pm Cienfuegos ~ “The Mountains Are Crying”
10:43 pm Rødhåd ~ “Escape”
10:48 pm Sieren ~ “Slinger”
10:52 pm Max Cooper ~ “Stacked Moments”
10:57 pm Posthuman ~ “Netflix and Kill”
Hour 2
11:04 pm Jared Wilson ~ “Noctilucent”
11:11 pm DJ Assam ~ “Lola T70”
11:16 pm The Cyclist ~ “Autochrome”
11:22 pm DJ Octopus ~ “Born In 87”
11:26 pm Duccio ~ “Late Night Swing”
11:32 pm Project Pablo ~ “I Heard You Breathing”
11:37 pm No Moon ~ “Inspired By the Rift”
11:41 pm Physical Therapy ~ “Vaseline Break”
11:46 pm Perc ~ “Chatter (Hodge Remix)”
11:51 pm Daniel Avery ~ “Fever Dream”
11:54 pm P.E.A.R.L. ~ “Between Our Souls”
11:59 pm Edit Select ~ “Undulation”

Joey Molinaro: Live In Sweden (Gold Bolus, 2018)

May 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Joey Molinaro: Live In Sweden

If you’re familiar with the name Joey Molinaro, you already know that he’s a living legend. Constantly touring DIY venues throughout the country (and apparently the world, based on this release), he plays a fiddle like it’s on fire, screams, and stomps on the floor like some sort of manic tap dance. He plays either acoustic or electric, but he’s definitely plugged in on this date. Some of his best known work is his interpretation of the classic album The Inalienable Dreamless by grindcore pioneers Discordance Axis, and excerpts from this begin and end this disc. Everything else he does is just as complex and brutally intense. “Love Song” is the longest track, and showcases his clean, theatrical singing. “Infinite Midnight Suite” might even be a bit crazier than the Discordance Axis interpretation. Yes, you need to see him live, but if you haven’t experienced his performances yet, even this live recording sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Lockbox: Free VDV Prayer tape (Hausu Mountain, 2018)

May 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Lockbox: Free VDV Prayer tape

Many years ago, I reviewed one of Lockbox’s early tapes for Foxy Digitalis, recorded when he was about 17, and I liked it, but it definitely reminded me of some of the embarrassing tapes I recorded around that age. Unlike myself, this guy never stopped making music, and his work has only gotten better. Free DVD Prayer is his third Hausu Mountain tape, and easily his magnum opus so far. His youthful exuberance is still intact, but his beats are sharper, and he’s only gotten more adept at switching genres, from twitchy techno to micro-managed breakbeat collages to gonked-out psychedelic hip-hop. Some tracks custom fit hours of sound into a few minutes, without sounding too chaotic or overstuffed. Then there’s the epic “headcasegarbage”, a smooth but intensely glitchy 11 minute ride which couldn’t possibly be summed up or shortened. None of this album really sounds unhappy, but there’s a few spikes of extremely concentrated sugar which stick out. And then there’s mellower techno tracks like the last one on the tape. A truly remarkable sprawl.

Arian Shafiee: Beauty Tuning tape (Hausu Mountain, 2018)

May 5, 2018 at 4:59 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Arian Shafiee: Beauty Tuning tape

Guerilla Toss guitarist Arian Shafiee leads what’s practically a one man Branca/Chatham-style guitar army on his debut solo tape. There’s some guest strings (harp and violin) on some of the tracks, but even when there isn’t, he plays his guitar less like a rock instrument and more like several instruments in an orchestra. Or like an electro-acoustic tape composition. Or like a divining rod to infinity. After starting out with two abstract, minimal pieces, the album centers around two 10-minute compositions, which are dark no wave mini-symphonies. Lastly is “I Am Tripping In A Room”, which condenses an entire rainforest into a studio apartment.

Show #441 – 5/5/18

May 5, 2018 at 6:13 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Mic break music = Brian Eno: Music For Installations
Hour 1
2:01 am Christina Vantzou ~ “Some Limited and Waning Memory” ~ No. 4 (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2018
2:07 am Niklas Paschburg ~ “Journey Among Worlds” ~ Oceanic (new) ~ 7K! ~ 2018
2:12 am Birds of Passage ~ “Haunt My Existence” ~ The Death of Our Invention (new) ~ Denovali ~ 2018
2:19 am Tess Roby ~ “Plasticine Hills” ~ Beacon (new) ~ Italians Do It Better ~ 2018
2:23 am Vive La Void ~ “Matter” ~ Vive La Void (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2018
2:39 am Benjamin Finger ~ “Vagabond Void” ~ Scale of Blindness (new) ~ Eilean Rec. ~ 2018
2:45 am Severed+Said ~ “Psychic Incision” ~ Incorporeality (new) ~ Not Not Fun ~ 2018
2:50 am Monoloc & Beauty of Inconsequenz ~ “Unterhalb” ~ Storyline EP (new) ~ Unterland ~ 2018
2:54 am Autechre ~ “fLh” ~ NTS Session 3 (new) ~ Warp ~ 2018
Hour 2
3:02 am RXM Reality ~ “Tiny Slips of Paper” ~ Panic Cycle (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2018
3:06 am end.user ~ “Perfection / Stillness (2 Points Version)” ~ Division EP (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2018
3:11 am Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois ~ “Mothors Pressroll P131” ~ Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois (new) ~ Timesig ~ 2018
3:15 am µ-ziq ~ “Bassbins” ~ Challenge Me Foolish ~ Planet Mu ~ 1999
3:19 am X-Altera (local) ~ “Check Out the Bass” ~ X-Altera (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2018
3:26 am Jon Hopkins ~ “Neon Pattern Drum” ~ Singularity (new) ~ Domino ~ 2018
3:33 am Korma ~ “Ondine’s Curse” ~ Waxworm (new) ~ Majia ~ 2018
3:37 am Donato Dozzy ~ “Mindless Fullness” ~ 12″ (new) ~ Eerie ~ 2018
3:45 am Skee Mask ~ “50 Euro to Break Boost” ~ Compro (new) ~ Ilan Tape ~ 2018
3:50 am Ingrate ~ “The Enigma” ~ single (new) ~ W-I ~ 2018
3:55 am Significant Other ~ “Break the Web” ~ Triptan EP (new) ~ SPE:C ~ 2018
Hour 3
4:02 am Samo DJ ~ “Grasshopper” ~ untitled tape (new) ~ Cav Empt ~ 2018
4:06 am DJ Richard ~ “In Broad Daylight” ~ Dies Iræ Xerox (new) ~ Dial ~ 2018
4:11 am Grant ~ “Capital Road” ~ Grant 004 (new) ~ Grant ~ 2018
4:18 am Jonas Yamer ~ “Insgeheim” ~ Molten Moods 4 (new) ~ Molten Moods ~ 2018
4:24 am DJ Koze ~ “Seeing Aliens” ~ Knock Knock (new) ~ Pampa ~ 2018
4:36 am Jacques Greene ~ “Nordschleife” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Adult Swim Singles Program ~ 2018
4:41 am Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith ~ “Electronic Series Vol 1 : Abstractions” ~ Electronic Series Vol 1 : Abstractions (new) ~ Touchtheplants ~ 2018
Hour 4
5:02 am Merzbow ~ “Amadare Guitar” ~ Hyakki Echo ~ Dirter Promotions ~ 2017
5:07 am Hailu Mergia ~ “Anchihoye Lene” ~ Lala Belu (new) ~ Awesome Tapes From Africa ~ 2018
5:14 am Pinkshinyultrablast ~ “Find Your Saint” ~ Miserable Miracles (new) ~ Club AC30/Shelflife ~ 2018
5:17 am Black Moth Super Rainbow ~ “Mr No One” ~ Panic Blooms (new) ~ Rad Cult ~ 2018
5:21 am Mark Applebaum ~ “Halliburton” ~ Speed Dating (new) ~ Innova ~ 2018
5:34 am Odd Nosdam w/ Jessica Bailiff ~ “Untitled Three (edit)” ~ Untitled Three ~ Anticon ~ 2005
5:38 am Chrome Sparks (local) ~ “Wings” ~ Chrome Sparks (new) ~ Counter Records ~ 2018
5:44 am Red Axes ~ “Paper Work” ~ The Beach Goths ~ Garzen Records ~ 2017
5:49 am Jun Fukamachi ~ “Urban Square” ~ Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images) ~ WRWTFWW ~ 1986
5:54 am Mind Over Mirrors ~ “Pausing to Wonder” ~ Bellowing Sun (new) ~ Paradise of Bachelors ~ 2018

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