Philip Perkins: Yeah Machine (Artifact Recordings, 2019)

September 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Philip Perkins: Yeah Machine

Philip Perkins is an experimental composer and sound engineer who has been releasing music since the ’70s, mostly on his own Fun Music label. This one is actually on Artifact Recordings, a long-running Bay Area experimental label which recently returned after a period of inactivity. This is a series of “live performances using recorded, made, found, purchased and stolen sounds”, and it’s filled with scenes from everyday life, yet they’re amplified, layered, and sometimes crashing into each other. The incidental rhythms of transit or machinery are present, but nothing resembling beats or drums to carry this along. It’s very hyperrealist, with normal, recognizable sounds twisted into strange, hallucinatory forms. Sometimes it gets a bit frightening, like the way “dahns” evolves from sickly popping noises which sound mouth-generated to a ghostly drone choir. Even a music box or chimes sound sinister on “nebawn”. “m2” is a sudden all-at-once explosion of laughter, police sirens, and breaking glass. And you’ll ponder an explanation for that flock of crows during “1-6”.

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Show #511 – 9/14/19

September 14, 2019 at 11:30 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment


R.I.P. Daniel Dale Johnston 1961-2019 :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

2:00 am Daniel Johnston ~ Dream Scream ~ Rejected Unknown ~ Gammon ~ 2000
2:05 am Daniel Johnston ~ Some Things Last a Long Time ~ 1990 ~ Shimmy Disc ~ 1990
2:11 am Daniel Johnston ~ Introductions/Love Won’t Quit/Now/Psycho Love in the Twilight Zone/Pain Pain In My Heart/Legal ID ~ Live at WCBN 12-6-2001 ~ WCBN ~ 2001
2:26 am Daniel Johnston ~ Never Relaxed ~ Songs of Pain ~ Stress Records ~ 1981
2:30 am Daniel Johnston ~ Brainwash ~ Songs of Pain ~ Stress Records ~ 1981
2:38 am Daniel Johnston ~ Casper the Friendly Ghost ~ Yip/Jump Music ~ Homestead ~ 1983
2:41 am Daniel Johnston ~ I Save Cigarette Butts ~ Songs of Pain ~ Stress Records ~ 1981
2:46 am Daniel Johnston and Yo La Tengo ~ Speeding Motorcycle (live on WFMU) ~ 7″ ~ Singles Only Label ~ 1990
2:49 am Daniel Johnston ~ And You Love It ~ Don’t Be Scared ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
2:53 am Daniel Johnston ~ I Had Lost My Mind ~ Don’t Be Scared ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
2:55 am Daniel Johnston ~ Devil Town ~ 1990 ~ Shimmy Disc ~ 1990
2:57 am Daniel Johnston ~ Walking the Cow ~ Hi How Are You ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
3:00 am Daniel Johnston ~ The Story of an Artist ~ Don’t Be Scared ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
3:05 am Daniel Johnston ~ Don’t Play Cards With Satan ~ 1990 ~ Shimmy Disc ~ 1990
3:09 am Daniel Johnston ~ True Love Will Find You In The End ~ Retired Boxer ~ Stress Records ~ 1984
3:11 am Daniel Johnston ~ Man Obsessed ~ The What of Whom ~ Stress Records ~ 1982
3:13 am Daniel Johnston ~ Go ~ Respect ~ Stress Records ~ 1985
3:17 am Daniel Johnston ~ I Can’t Think Anymore ~ The What of Whom ~ Stress Records ~ 1982
3:19 am Daniel Johnston ~ Funeral Home ~ Continued Story ~ Homestead ~ 1985
3:20 am Daniel Johnston ~ Love Me Do ~ Happy Time 7″ ~ Seed ~ 1994
3:22 am Daniel Johnston & Jad Fair ~ It’s Spooky ~ Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston ~ 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Watts Records ~ 1989
3:24 am Daniel Johnston ~ My Life Is Starting Over ~ Artistic Vice ~ Shimmy Disc ~ 1991
3:26 am Daniel Johnston ~ Follow That Dream ~ More Songs of Pain ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
3:28 am Daniel Johnston ~ I’m Nervous ~ The Lost Recordings ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
3:30 am Daniel Johnston ~ Cosmic Kid ~ The Lost Recordings ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
3:33 am Daniel Johnston ~ Happy Talk ~ Lost Recordings II ~ Stress Records ~ 1983
3:37 am Danny and the Nightmares ~ Return of the Butthole Surfers ~ 7″ ~ Cool Beans! ~ 2001
3:39 am Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston ~ Berserk ~ The Lucky Sperms: Somewhat Humorous ~ Jagjaguwar ~ 2001
3:42 am Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston ~ Tears Stupid Tears ~ It’s Spooky ~ Jagjaguwar ~ 1989
3:45 am Daniel Johnston ~ Delusion + Confusion ~ Fun ~ Atlantic ~ 1994
3:47 am Hyperjinx Tricycle ~ Wasted Life ~ The Songs Of Jack Medicine, Daniel Johnston & Ron English ~ Softskull Shortwave ~ 2001
3:53 am Danny and the Nightmares ~ Double Bummer ~ The End Is Near Again ~ Cool Beans! ~ 2002
3:56 am Daniel Johnston ~ Death ~ Why Me? Live Volksbühne Am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin 6/6/99 ~ Trikont ~ 1999
4:02 am The Little Princess (local) ~ Your Golden ~ Your Golden ~ Time Stereo ~ 1993
4:35 am Zoviet France ~ добрый день ~ Popular Soviet Songs And Youth Music ~ Staalplaat ~ 1985
4:39 am Throbbing Gristle ~ New After Cease to Exist Soundtrack ~ D.o.A. The Third and Final Report of… (reissue) ~ Industrial Records ~ 1978
4:44 am Throbbing Gristle ~ Tiab Guls ~ Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits ~ Industrial Records ~ 1977
4:48 am Pharmakon ~ Spit It Out ~ Devour (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2019
4:56 am Problems That Fix Themselves ~ 8:62 ~ cassingle ~ Already Dead Tapes ~ 2014
4:59 am Horoscope ~ Besa el anillo con todo tu alma ~ Carne. (new) ~ Wharf Cat ~ 2019
5:03 am DØTSØN ~ Metrolink ~ De/termination ~ Already Dead Tapes ~ 2018
5:04 am Mahakala ~ The Realms ~ 12″ (new) ~ Mahakala ~ 2019
5:11 am J-Shadow ~ Embers ~ Embers (new) ~ Bun the Grid ~ 2019
5:17 am Client_03 ~ Hope Repeater ~ Hope Repeater (new) ~ Astrophonica ~ 2019
5:21 am Bochum Welt ~ Southern England in Summer ~ Seafire (new) ~ Central Processing Unit ~ 2019
5:24 am Dominik Eulberg ~ Zwölfpunkt-Spargelkäfer ~ Mannigfaltig (new) ~ !K7 ~ 2019
5:34 am Storm Ross (local) ~ I Wish I Could Have Known You ~ split tape w/ Shoto ~ Already Dead Tapes ~ 2017
5:43 am Philip Perkins ~ dahns ~ Yeah Machine (new) ~ Artifact Recordings ~ 2019
5:48 am Charles Wuorinen ~ Movement III ~ Percussion Symphony ~ Nonesuch ~ 1978

Show #510 – 9/7/19

September 7, 2019 at 11:34 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

2:01 am Pharmakon ~ Pristine Panic/Cheek By Jowl ~ Devour (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2019
2:11 am Throbbing Gristle ~ Industrial Muzak ~ D.o.A. the Third and Final Report of… (reissue) ~ Industrial Records ~ 1978
2:17 am Throbbing Gristle ~ Discipline (Berlin) ~ Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits (reissue) ~ Industrial Records ~ 1980
2:26 am P·A·L ~ Decay ~ Reel ~ Ant-Zen ~ 1996
2:33 am raison d’être ~ The Well of Sadness ~ Lost Fragments ~ Cold Meat Industry ~ 1996
2:41 am Digital & Innerheart ~ Cheek ~ 12″ ~ Function ~ 2004
2:48 am Twisted Individual ~ Beef Dripping ~ 12″ ~ Grid ~ 2002
2:54 am 2db ~ Phatt Beat ~ 12″ ~ Worldwide Audio Recordings ~ 2005
2:59 am DJ SS ~ Rollidge ~ Highly Recommended ~ Formation ~ 1995
3:05 am Octo Octa ~ Ecstatic Beat ~ Resonant Body (new) ~ T4T LUV NRG ~ 2019
3:09 am Plaid ~ Maru (Skee Mask Remix) ~ mp3 (new) ~ Warp ~ 2019
3:15 am Cakedog ~ Know My Name ~ Doggystyle (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2019
3:18 am Barker ~ Utility ~ Utility (new) ~ Ostgut Ton ~ 2019
3:23 am Kuedo ~ Scissors ~ Severant ~ Planet Mu ~ 2011
3:27 am DJ Koze ~ Mariposa ~ Total 8 ~ Kompakt ~ 2007
3:35 am Marcin Czubala ~ Super Conny ~ Super Constellation ~ Mobilee ~ 2007
3:41 am Sunaj Assassins ~ Cold Callin ~ 12″ ~ Logistic ~ 2005
3:51 am Carter Tutti Void ~ t3.3 ~ Triumvirate (new) ~ Conspiracy International ~ 2019
3:57 am Plaid ~ Mfaus ~ P-Brane EP ~ Warp ~ 2002
4:02 am Kode9 ~ Dislokated ~ Grime 2 ~ Rephlex ~ 2004
4:07 am *0 ~ PSI ~ Chronologi 12k: Year 1-Year 4 ~ Instinct ~ 1999
4:12 am John Chantler ~ Autu ~ Monoke ~ Room40 ~ 2003
4:18 am HTRK ~ New Year’s Day ~ Venus In Leo (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2019
4:22 am New Order ~ Sub-Culture ~ ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (new) ~ Mute ~ 2019
4:29 am raison d’être ~ Decay I ~ Lost Fragments ~ Cold Meat Industry ~ 1992
4:37 am Longmont Potion Castle ~ Barn Door ~ LPC 16 (new) ~ D.U. Records ~ 2019
4:42 am Sunwatchers ~ Sunwatchers Vs. Tooth Decay ~ HausLive 1 (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2019
4:47 am Black to Comm ~ The Seven of Horses ~ Before After (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2019
4:51 am Sequoyah Murray ~ Penalties of Love ~ Before You Begin (new) ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2019
4:55 am Jah Woosh ~ Pure Brutality ~ Rastaman ~ MIG ~ 1981
4:58 am Lee “Scratch” Perry ~ Speak Easy on a Quiet Moonless Night ~ Rootz Reggae Dub (new) ~ Megawave ~ 2019
5:06 am KOKOKO! ~ L.O.V.E. ~ Fongola (new) ~ Transgressive ~ 2019
5:09 am Ghostface Killah feat. Sun God ~ The Chase ~ Ghostface Killahs (new) ~ Music Generation Corporation ~ 2019
5:12 am Steve Lehman Trio/Craig Taborn ~ Echoes/The Impaler ~ The People I Love (new) ~ Pi ~ 2019
5:17 am Cultural Fog (local) ~ track 3 ~ NYE (new) ~ Hologram Label ~ 2019
5:22 am Mort Garson ~ You Don’t Have to Walk a Begonia ~ Mother Earth’s Plantasia ~ Sacred Bones ~ 1976
5:24 am Corwin Trails (local) ~ The Absolute, Irreversible Emptiness Of Extinction ~ Wolf Songs Folk Songs (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
5:32 am Human Mesh Dance ~ Capsule (Excerpt) ~ Chronologi 12k: Year 1-Year 4 ~ Instinct ~ 1998
5:40 am Julion De’Angelo (local) ~ Stand on Your Square Pt. 1 ~ Stand on Your Square (new) ~ Tone Log ~ 2019
5:50 am Throwaway (local) ~ Julep ~ WHAT? (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
5:55 am Sam Hooker (local) ~ Smoke Downstairs ~ On the Water (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019

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