Archive for November, 2010

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 11/27/10

November 27, 2010

I’m going on this morning, following Sneaky Pete’s six-hour all-Jimi Hendrix birthday show. There’s really no way to follow something like that, so I decided to simply admit as much on air. So while a six-hour chunk of Hendrix goes drifting out into space to be retrieved by alien radio archaeologists in the future, I’ll be taking a completely different heading and will now attempt to tack against the prevailing solar winds.

Grey Park — 10 Dollar Habit/Immediate Resignation (from “Halogen Ball,” on Negative Foundation)
The Free Players — On Another Side of the Blue (from self-titled album on Last Visible Dog)
Erik Satie — Upsud: Ballet Chretien; Act I, A Deserted Beach
Erik Satie — Upsud: Ballet Chretien; Act II, The House of Upsud
Erik Satie — Upsud: Ballet Chretien; Act III, The Summit of a Mountain- Upon It A Crucifix (this, and next, from “Paris X,” on Furious Artisans and Innova)
Dane Rudhyar — Tetragram #3: Rebirth
No One Pulse — Kapok (from “LINGK,” on Lona Records)
Eddie the Rat — Sunny’s Up All Night (from “Insomnia Sound Bible,” on Edgetone)
Eddie the Rat — Freak Out & Die
Eddie the Rat — Cough Up The Life Units
Sensible Nectar — Neurological Problem (from split c20 w/Casket At the Altar on Violent Noise Atrocities)
Sensible Nectar — Liplike Structure (from “Tectonic Grind,” on Rainbow Bridge)
Sensible Nectar — Hiding Microbe (from “Catholocyst,” on Chaosynod)
Sensible Nectar — Fuck Chamber (from “Death Panels,” on Danvers State Recordings)

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 11/20/10

November 20, 2010

Came in to the station with a little Brian Eno playing on automation– which made great sense, as it was following an accidental string of train-themed gospel and blues songs, ack!

Then again, I have to admit, I have no idea where today’s “It’s Too Damn Early” is going. I’m feeling this one out in the dark! So far, it’s hanging together quite well. I like this older Vertonen disc, and it actually got me off on the right foot– the Rune Lindblad and Ralph White/Horaflora material all went together really well, and gave a great lead-in to… *sigh*  Well, I was going to say, a great lead-in to Vanessa Rossetto and Steven Flato’s new disc, “Hwaet,” but apparently, it just sounds like someone eating potato chips to the person who just phoned in.

At any rate, I’ve been enjoying this album. Flato is bringing something to Rossetto’s sound that seems to really challenge her, and the quality of improvisation is quite high for both.

Vertonen — The Last Great Circus of Desperate Heritage (from “The Ocean Is Gone, the Ship Is Next,” on Ground Fault)

Rune Lindblad — Maskinlandskap (from “Objekt 2: Electronic & Concrete Music 1962-1988,” on Pogus)
Ralph White & The Hora Flora Soundsystem — Wildflower Face, Insect Eyes (from self-titled album on Resipiscent)

Hwaet (Steven Flato, Vanessa Rossetto) — mmqrit (from “hwaet,” on Abrash and Music Appreciation labels)
Hwaet — fpdgtv
Hwaet — vhxck
Hwaet — gwnbld
Kiyoshi Mizutani, Hideaki Shimada, Kiyoharu Kuwayama — Chimere 1 (from “Gambetta,” on Monochrome Vision)
Kiyoshi Mizutani, Hideaki Shimada, Kiyoharu Kuwayama — Meguro
Kiyoshi Mizutani, Hideaki Shimada, Kiyoharu Kuwayama — Chimere 2
Nerfbau — Plague Drones (from “Error Swarms,” on Resipiscent)
Nerfbau — Today’s Forecast (Paralysis Season)
Nerfbau — Plastic Head Cage
Nerfbau — Who Are You Looking For…
Nerfbau — “Helpless Against Evolution”
Nerfbau — Everybody Knew
Nerfbau — Lights Out
Miya Masaoka, Audrey Chen, Hans Grusel, Kenta Nagai — Dialing (from self-titled album on Resipiscent)
Amere3 — Deodor (from “Trees,” on Whi Music)
Amere3 — Gean
Amere3 — Katsura pt.1
Amere3 — Katsura pt.2

“Style City” debuts this Sunday!

November 16, 2010

I’ve got to brag on Mo for a bit– she’s started her own radio show at WDBX!

You can check out “Style City” this coming Sunday, November 21st at 3:30 p.m. CST. Here’s the link to listen online.

And a promo:

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Liveblogging! Playlist and commentary for “ITDE” 11/13/10

November 13, 2010

I’m tipping towards the noise end of things on today’s show– too much clarity this week, so here’s an aural kick to the head as a way of shaking things up. This “Species Traitor” disc from The Adjective Noun is doing the trick! It’s anybody’s guess how many of these are left out of the run of 37, but my money says you can still get a copy if you try. I’m recommending it– “Species Traitor” isn’t 100% perfect, but when it does come together, it’s well worth hearing.

I’m playing from “Musick For Two Machines” by Barry Chabala and Phil Hargreaves now. This is a double-disc release where both CDs are intended to be played simultaneously, with both players in shuffle mode. Kinetix did this for their album “Gestaltsystem 01: Possible Forms,” for the Monochrome Vision label, but the resulting albums are so remarkably different that I find I’ve enjoyed each very much on their own terms.

Nerfbau — Cochlear Phantasmagoria (from “Error Swarms,” on Resipiscent)
Nerfbau — Mechanical Camel Toes (Smell It My DNA)
Nerfbau — First Amoeba
Nerfbau — Arc of the West
Nerfbau — Specimen
The Adjective Noun — Species Traitor, pt.2 (from “Species Traitor,” on U.S.A. Surpasses All Nazi Genocide Records)
The Adjective Noun — Rebelyon Esklav, pt. 1 (from “Rebelyon Esklav,” also on U.S.A. Surpasses All Nazi Genocide Records)
The Adjective Noun — Rebelyon Esklav, pt.2
Barry Chabala, Phil Hargreaves — Musick for Two Machines (from album of the same name, on Whi Music)
Lois Laplace — Awake (from “Fine Sediment,” on Cycling 74)
Lois Laplace — Light and Shape
Lois Laplace — Forward Cathedral
Lois Laplace — Elevator Light
Lois Laplace — Erable
Eddie the Rat — My Little Red Stungun (from “Out Behind the 8-Ball,” on Edgetone)
Eddie the Rat — Lela, My Familiar
Eddie the Rat — The Closet People
Eddie the Rat — Out Behind the 8-Ball

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Galaxy” 11/8/10

November 8, 2010

I’m covering “The Galaxy” for Doug tonight, so it’s anybody’s guess exactly what form today’s set will take. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, so stay tuned! And oh– you can’t beat the timing, can you? I’m broadcasting right after “Sounds Like Radio” ended over on WSIU! I sure hope a few of my listeners think to make the switch!

Uz Jsme Doma — Nugget (from “Caves,” on Cuneiform)
Uz Jsme Doma — Fascination
Blue Sausage Infant — Why You Hate Salamanders (from “Flight of the Solstice Queens,” on Zeromoon)
Blue Sausage Infant — Ashtray Man
The Painful Leg Injuries — Everything Put Here Was With the Best of Intentions (from “The Anomaly That Had Gotten the Better of Me,” on OKS Recordings of North America)
Matt Weston — This October, All Octobers (from “Seasick Blackout,” on 7272 Music)

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet — Umar the Dome of the Rock, pts. 1&2 (from “Spiritual Dimensions,” on Cuneiform)
Wizards — A Space Called Home (from “1st Union Re-Union”)
Aspid — Where the Night (from “Extravasation,” on Stigmartyr)

Aspid — Comatose State
Aspid — Extravasation
Mastery — Power Race (from “Lethal Legacy,” on Picture Black)
Mastery — Numeration
Birds of Delay – Charnal House (from “Dream Frequencies, vol. 1,” on Antenna)

David First — My Veil Evades Detection, My Veil Defies Exhaustion, My Veil and I Divorce (from “Privacy Issues,” on XI Records)

Special show/ticket giveaway

November 7, 2010

I’ll be covering “The Galaxy” tonight for Doug– so catch me from midnight until 2am, CST.

I’m also giving out free tickets to see Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet this Saturday, November 13th in St. Louis! These are ordinarily $15 each, and I’ve got two to give away tonight. When you hear me give out the number, be sure to call in!

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 11/6/10

November 6, 2010

I’ve got a great show ready for you this morning– we’re going to stretch ourselves with some Rafael Flores material from the Monochrome Vision label, and also check out some new noise stuff that’s come my way.

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet — Al Shadhili’s Litany of the Sea, Sunrise (from “Spiritual Dimensions,” on Cuneiform)
Moon — And A Great Fire Will Come From the Skies (from “The Curve of a Wave”)
Moon — Pieces of Desire
The Telescopes — Winter #4 (from “#4,” on Antenna)
The Telescopes — It Bleeds
Rafael Flores — 7 Minutillos (from “Nubes, cometas, remores y orugas,” on Monochrome Vision)
Rafael Flores — Antinoe 1994
Rafael Flores — Mil Anos Antes de Vandervilt

Thriftstore Boratorium — SK1 of Mind (from self-release of the same name)

Kirmann — Memoires/Scars (from album of the same name, on Lona Records)
Kirmann — Jimmy Jimereeno
The Painful Leg Injuries — Frozen Caverns Thrive In These Conditions (from “The Quicker Are the Encumbered,” on Lona Records)
The Painful Leg Injuries — Everything That Comes In Stages Left In A Birthday Hat
The Painful Leg Injuries — I Must Listen To That Which Calls Me Back To The Sea
Qkcofse — One Moment Please (from “Molecular Detournment Egregore” on Surrism Phonoethics)

Qkcofse — Surrational Incantation
Qkcofse — Tales of the Tongue
Qkcofse — Radio Barbaric Infinity
Qkcofse — Phantasmic Relays
Qkcofse — Microns of Anatomy
Qkcofse –Molecular Detournement
Qkcofse — Psychogeographical Dice
Qkcofse — Both of the Three
Qkcofse — Human Meat Slaves
Qkcofse — Radar Defense Network
Qkcofse — The Inner Explosions of Charlie Marquis
Mr. Victor, Director of the Niemann-Marcus wine cellar — The Joy of Wine (excerpt)
Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Jeff Arnal — Brooklyn Mantra, pt.1 (from “Brooklyn Mantra,” on Generate Records)
Mr. Victor, Director of the Niemann-Marcus wine cellar — The Joy of Wine (excerpt)
Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Jeff Arnal — Brooklyn Mantra, pt.2