Show #388 – 4/8/17

April 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:03 am Sun Ra and his Arkestra ~ “Calling Planet Earth – We’ll Wait For You” ~ Thunder of the Gods ~ Modern Harmonic ~ 1970?
2:24 am Cop Funeral ~ “Blood Tummy” ~ 2 Stressed 2B Blessed ~ Already Dead Tapes ~ 2016
2:29 am Kassel Jaeger, Jim O’Rourke ~ “A” ~ Wakes On Cerulean (new) ~ Editions Mego ~ 2017
2:43 am Abdul Sherzai ~ “You’re Fucking Dead” ~ I Tried to Make Something Pretty ~ HEC ~ 2016
2:46 am Jefre Cantu-Ledesma ~ “A Song of Summer” ~ On the Echoing Green (new) ~ Mexican Summer ~ 2017
2:56 am Trementina ~ “A Place Up in the Sky” ~ 810 (new) ~ Burger Records ~ 2017
Hour 2
3:00 am Fletcher Pratt ~ “Screwed Up Raga” ~ Dub Sessions Vol. 3 ~ Crash Symbols ~ 2016
3:04 am People Like Us ~ “I’ve Got You” ~ Abridged Too Far ~ Discrepant ~ 2003
3:08 am People Like Us ~ “Dolly Pardon” ~ Abridged Too Far ~ Discrepant ~ 2002
3:11 am Clawman ~ “Vitamin A” ~ King of the Jungle (new) ~ Imaginator Records ~ 2016
3:15 am Mouse on the Keys ~ “Earache” ~ Out of Body (new) ~ Topshelf ~ 2017
3:18 am Tristan Cappel (local) ~ “Deadbird” ~ Deadbird (new) ~ Envoi ~ 2017
3:23 am CFCF & Jean-Michel Blais ~ “Two Mirrors” ~ Cascades (new) ~ Arts & Crafts ~ 2017
3:29 am Vex Ruffin feat. Fab 5 Freddy ~ “The Balance” ~ Conveyor (new) ~ Stones Throw ~ 2017
3:34 am Exael ~ “gourd” ~ Miche ~ Lillerne Tape Club ‎ ~ 2016
3:39 am Lawrence English ~ “Crow” ~ Cruel Optimism (new) ~ Room40 ~ 2017
3:44 am Bjørn Hatterud ~ “Nireah Johnson” ~ November 20th (new) ~ Line ~ 2016
3:47 am Black Tape For a Blue Girl ~ “Scream, My Shallow” ~ Mesmerized By the Sirens ~ Projekt ~ 1987
3:55 am Adamennon ~ “Un Sospiro Nel Profondo Nero” ~ Le Nove Ombre Del Caos (new) ~ Boring Machines ~ 2017
Hour 3
4:00 am Ray Sammartano ~ “In Waking Dreams” ~ Dream Switch (new) ~ self-released ~ 2017
4:13 am JDSY (local) ~ “Veteran” ~ Justify ~ self-released ~ 2011
4:15 am Clark ~ “Living Fantasy” ~ Death Peak (new) ~ Warp ~ 2017
4:19 am Synkro ~ “In Transit” ~ Memories (2008-2011) ~ Apollo ~ 2010
4:25 am Alma Construct ~ “Untitled 1” ~ SH002 (new) ~ Super Hexagon Records ~ 2017
4:31 am Ragnar Grippé ~ “Part 1” ~ Sand ~ Dais ~ 1977
4:41 am Carl Stone ~ “Shibucho” ~ Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties ~ Unseen Worlds ~ 1984
Hour 4
5:01 am Thoom x Itsi ~ “Abyzou” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2017
5:03 am Endworld ~ “Frequency 30K” ~ mp3 (new) ~ Soundcloud ~ 2017
5:07 am Machine Girl ~ “Phantazee” ~ Phantom Tracks ~ Bandcamp ~ 2015
5:11 am Cucumb45 ~ “Something Weirdcore4” ~ Something Weirdcore (new) ~ bbbbbb ~ 2017
5:17 am Master Mash ~ “Future Hardcore” ~ Future Hardcore (new) ~ Paranoid Recordings ~ 2017
5:22 am Insect Deli ~ “Go Out Sick (Mr. Proxxxy Reocnstruction GHFDRVTSYUP)” ~ Go Out Sick (Remixes) (new) ~ Scolex ~ 2017
5:26 am Special Request ~ “Replicant” ~ Stairfoot Lane Bunker (new) ~ Houndstooth ~ 2017
5:33 am Kreidler ~ “Boots” ~ European Song (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2017
5:39 am Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society ~ “Sideways Fall” ~ Simultonality (new) ~ Eremite ~ 2017
5:51 am Anjou ~ “Greater Grand Crossing” ~ Epithymía (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2017
5:55 am Sujo ~ “War of the Underground” ~ A Deeper Curse (new) ~ Inam Records ~ 2017

Local Music Show 4/5/17

April 6, 2017 at 9:12 am | Posted in Local Music Show | Leave a comment

Live performance by Throwaway!
Hour 1
9:04 pm Saajtak (local) ~ “Spokes” ~ Spokes EP (new) ~ self-released ~ 2017
9:18 pm Tristan Cappel (local) ~ “Dualism / Physicalism” ~ Deadbird (new) ~ Envoi ~ 2017
9:24 pm ADULT. featuring Dorit Chrysler (local) ~ “Inexhaustible” ~ Detroit House Guests (new) ~ Mute ~ 2017
9:28 pm JDSY (local) ~ “Plication” ~ Justify ~ self-released ~ 2011
9:31 pm Viki Viktoria (local) ~ “What 2 Do” ~ New Victorian (new) ~ Midwich Productions ~ 2017
9:45 pm Psyche [Carl Craig] (local) ~ “Crackdown” ~ Elements 1989-1990 ~ Planet E ~ 1990
9:51 pm Drexciya (local) ~ “Depressurization” ~ Deep Sea Dweller ~ Shockwave ~ 1992
9:56 pm Model 500 (local) ~ “Techno Music (M500 Version)” ~ Classics ~ R&S ~ 1993
Hour 2
10:00 pm Throwaway (local) ~ “LIVE IN STUDIO!!!” ~ Local Music Show (new) ~ WCBN ~ 2017
10:42 pm Wolf Eyes (local) ~ “Texas” ~ Undertow (new) ~ Lower Floor Music ~ 2017
10:46 pm Wolf Eyes (local) ~ “Empty Island” ~ Undertow (new) ~ Lower Floor Music ~ 2017
10:50 pm Kiln (local) ~ “Lux (RPF Rebuild)” ~ Sunbox ~ Ghostly International ~ 2004
10:56 pm Kiln (local) ~ “Blackberry Soldiers” ~ Ampday ~ Thalassa ~ 1999

Exael: Miche tape (Lillerne Tapes, 2016)

April 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Exael: Miche tape

It starts deep, then it gets deeper. The type of techno that belongs on a tape, not a record. But much of it doesn’t have beats. The drone pieces sound like swimming in three or four rivers at once. Very disorienting, but something still seems to be consistently pulling you along. Evil robot cats purring. Creaking droids spying me from the ceiling. Disappearing into a mirror. Then there’s deconstructed beats flittering away, and bass grinding away in circles. I have a headache right now and I don’t feel like forcing more thoughts out of my head but this is a seriously incredible tape. Still available at Bandcamp.

Fletcher Pratt: Dub Sessions Vol. 3 tape (Crash Symbols, 2016)

April 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Fletcher Pratt: Dub Sessions Vol. 3 tape

With a loose framework of dub reggae, Fletcher Pratt dives deep into cosmic mind soup with this tape. Much of it is more like electro-acoustic music with a beat, filled with chattering voices and seismic tonal shifts. Even though there’s palm trees on the cover, it’s not relaxed tropical chill-out music. It’s actually a lot colder and more barren than you might expect. The second side is a slow drizzle of melted tapes and downcast vibrations. Dub rarely sounds this sad or despondent.
maybe it isn’t really dub? It’s an other. Not for anyone who wants their spirits lifted, but otherwise, tune in on Bandcamp.

Cop Funeral: 2 Stressed 2B Blessed tape (Already Dead Tapes, 2016)

April 1, 2017 at 6:37 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Cop Funeral: 2 Stressed 2B Blessed tape

So here’s an example of a tape I’ve had sitting on my desk for months and just never got around to listening to it, and then somehow the day I finally decide to put it on, it’s what I need to hear most. I’m in the middle of a 3-day weekend where I just don’t feel like leaving the house or talking to anyone, not feeling any love from anyone, not feeling like my life is going anywhere, definitely not happy about society in any way. This tape alternates between field recordings, harsh noise, and lonely synth meanderings. Titles include “Everything Will Be Okay” and “Try”, making it seem like it’s attempting to push forward even though everything’s hopeless. “5/11/16” sounds like a sort of cop funeral, with a mournful trumpet playing taps while cars pass by on the street, and it sounds like there might be a faint, distant police siren in there. “Sick of Dreams” has a flickering drum machine beat under blown-out ghostly whirring. Most astonishing of all is “Blood Tummy”, a psychedelic noise nightmare on the second side. This album was made by the guy who runs Already Dead Tapes, and it’s easily my favorite thing on the label. Highly recommended, and still available at Bandcamp.

Abdul Sherzai: I Tried To Make Something Pretty tape (HEC, 2016)

April 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Abdul Sherzai: I Tried To Make Something Pretty tape

Very short tape of homemade synth and drum machine sounds. Waves floating around, bending, changing colors, and then having sudden seizures and crashing to the ground. “Family Shame Stain” is a loner sludge jam with supremely crushed, distortion-pumped beats and mumbled thoughts leaking out of his head and into broken pitchshifters. “Song of My Dream” is an outer space synth exploration, and then the prettiest melody (or hint of a melody) on the album ends up being the song where he mutters “You’re Fucking Dead” over a wobbly, trippy beat. He did try to make something pretty, and it still turned out ugly and corrupted and sinister, but it’s fine that way, really. Available at Bandcamp.

Show #387 – 4/1/17

April 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Hour 1
2:00 am ADULT. featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (local) ~ “This Situation” ~ Detroit House Guests (new) ~ Mute ~ 2017
2:08 am Wolf Eyes (local) ~ “Empty Island” ~ Undertow (new) ~ Lower Floor Music ~ 2017
2:12 am Sun Araw ~ “Hop Along” ~ The Saddle of the Increate (new) ~ Sun Ark ~ 2017
2:17 am Horoscope ~ “Misogyny Stone” ~ Misogyny Stone (new) ~ Wharf Cat Records ~ 2017
2:22 am Pharmakon ~ “No Natural Order” ~ Contact (new) ~ Sacred Bones ~ 2017
2:30 am Steve Roach ~ “The Passing” ~ The Passing (new) ~ Projekt ~ 2017
2:38 am Mount Eerie ~ “Soria Moria” ~ A Crow Looked at Me (new) ~ P.W. Elverum & Sun ~ 2017
2:44 am Worm Ouroboros ~ “Suffering Tree” ~ What Graceless Dawn (new) ~ Profound Lore ~ 2016
2:53 am Those Who Walk Away ~ “Second Degraded Hymn” ~ The Infected Mass (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2017
Hour 2
3:00 am The Bug vs. Earth ~ “Don’t Walk These Streets” ~ Concrete Desert (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2017
3:05 am Sherwood & Pinch ~ “Gun Law” ~ Man Vs Sofa (new) ~ On-U Sound/Tectonic ~ 2017
3:09 am Aaron Dilloway (local) ~ “Karaoke With Cal” ~ The Gag File (new) ~ Dais ~ 2017
3:15 am Sujo ~ “Maps and Protections” ~ A Deeper Curse (new) ~ Inam Records ~ 2017
3:19 am Anjou ~ “Glamr” ~ Epithymía (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2017
3:23 am Matt Jencik ~ “Glass Blow” ~ Weird Times (new) ~ Hands in the Dark ~ 2017
3:25 am Cristian Naldi ~ “Requiem Rurale Part 1” ~ Rurale (new) ~ Boring Machines ~ 2017
3:33 am Ultrasound ~ “No Government No Laws No Work” ~ Analogic ~ Ba Da Bing!/Another Autonomy Recording ~ 1996
3:39 am Cozmic Corridors ~ “Dark Path” ~ The Wire Tapper 43 ~ The Wire magazine ~ 1973
3:42 am Golden Retriever ~ “Superposition” ~ Seer ~ Thrill Jockey ~ 2014
3:55 am Craig Taborn ~ “The Great Silence” ~ Daylight Ghosts (new) ~ ECM ~ 2017
Hour 3
4:02 am Fjordne & Stabilo ~ “Andrew” ~ Andrew (new) ~ Sound In Silence ~ 2016
4:05 am Bvdub ~ “05” ~ Yours Are Stories Of Sadness (new) ~ Sound In Silence ~ 2016
4:09 am Robot Koch & Savannah Jo Lack ~ “Instructions For Time Travel” ~ Particle Fields (new) ~ Trees & Cyborgs ~ 2016
4:14 am Roomful of Teeth ~ “Shimmering Desert” ~ The Colorado soundtrack (new) ~ VIA Records ~ 2016
4:21 am Ian David Rosenbaum ~ “Meadowlark: I. All nature neglects” ~ Memory Palace (new) ~ VIA Records ~ 2016
4:26 am James Ilgenfritz (local) ~ “Aletheia” ~ Origami Cosmos (new) ~ Infrequent Seams ~ 2017
4:36 am Jacaszek ~ “To Violets” ~ Kwiaty (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2017
4:40 am Saltland ~ “This Other Place” ~ A Common Truth (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2017
4:44 am Arthur Russell ~ “Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let’s See” ~ World of Echo ~ Upside Records ~ 1986
4:54 am High Plains ~ “Ten Sleep” ~ Cinderland (new) ~ Kranky ~ 2017
4:57 am Nathan Fake ~ “feelings 2” ~ Providence (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2017
Hour 4
5:01 am Pulse Emitter ~ “Ritual Sea” ~ Mugen Vol. 9 (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2017
5:06 am Driftmachine ~ “Vermiform Burrows” ~ Radiations (new) ~ Umor Rex ~ 2017
5:13 am Conrad Schnitzler & Pole ~ “Lacht” ~ Con-Struct (new) ~ Bureau B ~ 2017
5:20 am Seekers International & MX7 ~ ‎ “Run Thru Jah” ~ Seekers International Meets MX7 ‎Inna Dancehall Showdown (new) ~ ICS Library Records ~ 2016
5:22 am Adriano Zanni ~ “White” ~ Falling Apart 7″ (new) ~ Boring Machines ~ 2017
5:26 am Divus ~ “A2” ~ Divus (new) ~ Boring Machines ~ 2017
5:31 am Geotic ~ “Perish Song” ~ Abysma (new) ~ Ghostly International ~ 2017
5:38 am Second Woman ~ “I E/P” ~ E/P (new) ~ Spectrum Spools ~ 2017
5:45 am Herva ~ “Peach” ~ Hyper Flux (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2017
5:49 am Warning Light ~ “Face the Future” ~ Oftenchance ~ Stickfigure ~ 2015
5:56 am Negativland ~ “Time Zones” ~ Escape from Noise ~ SST ~ 1987

Horoscope: Misogyny Stone (Wharf Cat, 2017)

March 31, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Horoscope: Misogyny Stone

Horoscope’s second LP for Wharf Cat consists of swarming post-Throbbing Gristle noise-drone and unsettling spoken lyrics intended to dismantle the patriarchy. “Drone Gold” is filled with buzzing and helicopter-like whirring, with some frayed, frazzled pulses and some suddent, hazy blasts. The title track features Kathryn Undorfer’s echo-covered speaking voice surrounded by thumping beats and chilling, nearly melodic synths, plus squealing feedback. “Azabache Necklace Bought to Protect My Daughter” also features slow, snapping beats and cold but stirring synths, edging towards darkwave but without vocals, and then ending in shifting, rushing waves. “New Piece (for Christian Mirande)”, at the end of the album, starts out ominously, and then gets flooded with distorted vocals, ending up the album’s most volatile, threatening piece (but still not quite harsh noise). A seriously gripping album, definitely recommended.

Throwaway: “Milk Song”/”Family Cry” lathe cut single (self-released, 2016)

March 31, 2017 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Throwaway: “Milk Song”/”Family Cry” lathe cut single

Former WCBN DJ Kirsten Carey has been making avant-rock as Throwaway for a while, and this is the project’s first vinyl release. Two songs of temper-tantrum noise-rock, with Carey shrieking and thrashing her guitar, and Nicole Patrick attacking the drums. Both songs are pretty short, and primal yet complex, mostly containing hell-spawn shrieking, but also pausing for some schoolyard-like chants which start quiet and quickly accelerate to more caterwauling. Pressed to a lathe cut, this is definitely not audiophile vinyl, it sounds very muddy and garbled, and more like an old cassette tape than a vinyl record. But these songs wouldn’t work as clean, crisp recordings. This isn’t a Steely Dan record. These are bitter, ugly songs, and that’s how they should be presented. Also, Jonathan Snipes of clipping. and Captain Ahab mixed this! Listen at Bandcamp.

Snakehole: Interludes of Insanity (Wharf Cat, 2017)

March 31, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Snakehole: Interludes of Insanity

Second album from a ferocious female noise-rock duo split between Miami and Philadelphia. The duo shun conventions, producing a towering mass of spontaneous free-form sludge. The drums stagger and splatter, and the guitar is dense and widescreen. The vocals are mainly shrieked, but often seem nervous or fear-stricken rather than strictly angry and aggressive. The album’s first 2 songs are sort of like mutated sludge metal, then “Bum Song” is shorter and more punk-ish. A haunting piano interlude sits in the middle, spread over both sides of the vinyl LP, and the singer calls out “it’s coming to get you!” over the fog of feedback, delay, and crashing cymbals. The rest album is back to the blown-out noise-punk sound, culminating in the 10-minute “Izardus”, which is filled with strange, girlish laughter and a mysterious phone message buried near the end. RIYL: Palberta, Priests, Lydia Lunch.

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