Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 2/23/08

Update: Here’s a recording of this week’s broadcast! Sorry it took all the way until Sunday night to get it posted, but As Kurtis Blow said, “those are the breaks!” Be sure to support the artists and labels listed below– and by “support” I mean, give them some money. We all like polite e-mails, but it is hard to convince one’s electric company to accept a polite e-mail in lieu of cash. Don’t like it? Please refer to the italicized portion of this paragraph.

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I’m back! Last week was a complete nightmare. In addition to having a terrible bout with the flu, (punctuated by a week-long ice storm and subsequent power loss) my wife took a fall on the ice and hit her head. In doing so, she lost nearly a week’s worth of memories in trade for a nasty concussion. With my son suffering from the same flu, broadcasting was definitely OUT. Luckily, I hear Sweet Action Radio turned in a nice long program with some freeform mixing– there is supposed to be a recording– if I get a copy, I’ll be sure to share.

Let’s talk about this week’s show now! I started off with an extract from an untitled Zipperspy Rrrecycled cassette, which actually led quite well into one of my new favorites, Mutablemusic label’s “New Music for Baritone & Chamber Ensemble” featuring Thomas Buckner. I’m really impressed with the Annea Lockwood composition “Luminescence,” which sets an Etel Adnan text to the timing of ocean waves alongside sparse offerings from the SEM Ensemble.

The obvious vocal component of “Luminescence” led me to continue in this vein, so I followed with some of Bob Marsh’s “Viovox” disc, a new release from Public Eyesore Records. I’ve noticed a small explosion of Marsh material pinging my radar lately, so expect to hear more from him in March.

Right now, I’m playing “Zyklus” from Maurizio Bianchi’s “Zyklusters” album on Lona Records— while it isn’t technically a vocal work, there’s a vocal quality to it that I hear in the rounded phrasing and breathy flutters of this work. It may be a bit too quiet for radio in parts, though… I wish I knew if listeners could hear some sections adequately. Well, that’s just another point towards purchasing the actual album, eh?

Now playing from Matthew Welch and Craig Colorusso’s “Rusted Breath Quiet Hands” disc on Muud Records. After all, there’s only two weeks until Colorusso does a live set here on “It’s Too Damn Early”! For locals, be sure to keep any eye on the Nightlife— there may be a small writeup to remind you of the March 8th date.

Yes, I’m very excited to be playing new material from Brekekekexkoaxkoax— which I have since learned is the sound made by frogs in an Euripedes Aristophanes play. (Thanks, Xfon!) The disc (not the play) is called “I manage to get out by a secret door,” and is now available on Eh? Records. So far, this has been an impressive release. Josh Ronsen is reaching for some serious territory here, and clearly inspires those around him to give their best.

Zipperspy — Untitled, Rrrecycled tape
Thomas Buckner, Annea Lockwood, Etel Adnan — Luminescence
Bob Marsh — Voice of America
Bob Marsh — Indian Summer
Mystified — Strange Traffic
Maurizio Bianchi — Zyklus
Matthew Welch, Craig Colorusso — Rusted Breath, Quiet Hands
Brekekekexkoaxkoax — Art brings a tiny gleam, swamped by garrulousness
Brekekekexkoaxkoax — These are mere words, powerless, useless
Marina Hardy — It Ain’t Necessarily So
Frederique Bruyas — Jack Kerouac
Frederique Bruyas — Christophe Tarkos
George Korein — Singsong Corpse III
George Korein — Pulsing Corpse
George Korein — Rotodrone Encroaching!
George Korein — Squawking Corpse Rotodrone
George Korein — Squawking Sinking
Eddie the Rat — Metabolized
Eddie the Rat — Waiting for (Aint’ Never Gonna Get)
Eddie the Rat — Food for the Moon Too Soon pt.1
Eddie the Rat — Cannibal

3 Responses to “Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 2/23/08”

  1. fringes Says:

    Glad things are better!

  2. mystified13 Says:

    Cheers man! Be well.

    And thanks, of course, for playing the mystified.

    –Thomas

  3. Pete Says:

    Thanks for playing my stuff, sir. I am glad things are taking a turn for the better.

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