Liveblogging! Commentary for “Sounds Like Radio” 4/11/10

I’m joining you for today’s broadcast of “Sounds Like Radio,” on WSIU-FM. You can listen online, or locally on 91.9 FM.

You can reach WSIU’s listener line and leave a voice mail about the show by calling 618-453-8272. Go ahead and call– I want to hear what you have to say! You can also send WSIU an e-mail, which is just as good. You can also join me in chat!

The show just started. My vocals sounded a bit quiet. The music sounds great– this episode is solely comprised of netlabel works, so you can download everything you hear for free, legally. The current work is “Solid State,” by Greg Surges. This piece reminds me a lot of John Cage and Lejaren Hiller’s “HPSCHD,” actually. Oh! The vocals just improved a bit. This sounds a lot better. Now I’m playing Markus Jones’ “Send and Receive,” from Con-V. I love the ebb and flow of this recording; it’s a real favorite of mine.

I’m looking forward to hearing me pronounce the next cut. Did I get it right? Martin Back’s piece is available on the Modisti netlabel– lots of good stuff there.

Whew! Lots to do this morning. I neglected to get my playlist entered into the WSIU database, which is quite comprehensive. There’s start/end times, durations, etc… so timing is pretty important. It’s just about tapped out my meager mental resources this early in the morning, haha.

Hooray! I just got the playlist live on the site. That’s some quick typing, wow. Now I’m going to try getting this liveblog back on track. I’m listening to the last Martins Rokis/Kaspar Groshevs cut right now. This is some seriously unsettling stuff to be sitting around in the dark, listening to on headphones! Still, it sounds great. I also really enjoyed the Rafiev/Borisov track, probably even more than I dug it when I first heard it. I’m going to have to sit down with that full album sometime in the next couple days, now that my taste has been piqued again.

I just saw Tatsuya Nakatani a couple weeks back over at SIUC, during the Out of the Box Festival of avant-garde music. What a player! I’m glad I’d included this track from the Insubordinations netlabel, it was nice to be able to let him know that he was getting airplay down here.

I hope you enjoyed the show! I’m heading back to sleep now– good morning, good night!

Greg Surges — Solid State
Markus Jones — Send and Receive
Martin Back — Study for Diaphonus Transforms Melopsittacus Undulatus
Pau Torres — John Leo Crow, pt. 2
Pau Torres — John Leo Crow, pt. 3
Pau Torres — John Leo Crow, pt. 4
Pau Torres — John Leo Crow, pt. 5
Pau Torres — John Leo Crow, pt. 6
Zafka — Yonghe
Alexei Rafiev, Alexei Borisov — Prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Martins Rokis, Kaspars Groshevs — 051509
Martins Rokis, Kaspars Groshevs — 062609
Claudia Bonarelli — Starfield Simulation Series 8, parts 2-4
Joel Grip, Christian Munthe, Tatsuya Nakatani — Tralfamadorian Tempus

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