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Liveblogging while I cover a show…

March 26, 2013

I’m covering for another DJ today, so I quickly packed a bag and heading in to the station. I’ve got a fairly large amount of music with me, so this should be a fun time! Just for formatting kicks, I’ll insert the playlist between thoughts…

Coin Gutter — Timewise (from “All Your Dreams Are Meaningless,” on NoType)
My Fun — Black Sky (from “Idyll EP” on Test Tube

I figured out an interesting little “jog” technique using our CD players, quite by accident. I was not aware that you could trick it into staying put in active mode on a single frame of the disc– so I opened the Insect Ark cut with a little jog improv, which sounded great.

Insect Ark — Lift Off
Pierre-Andre Arcand — Paradoxal (from “Atlas Epileptic,” on Ambiances Magnetiques)

I noticed that the “Dj Trios” disc featured a track recorded at Bard College, whose “Office of Student Life Programming” assisted with putting on the original concert. Seems fun that we are now the unintended beneficiaries of their effort– thanks Bard College!

Christian Marclay, Toshio Kajiwara, Marina Rosenfeld — Annandale-on-Hudson, November 19, 2003 (from “DJ Trios,” on Asphodel)
Felix Lachance — Manege I (from “Cache 2009,” on CEC)

Jeez. Only when dealing with experimental music will a DJ find himself describing the Greek root words for “behind” and “anus” in relation to a family of fish. Luckily, the music is worth it. Hope you’re enjoying this!

Christoph Erb, Jim Baker, Michael Zerang — Opisthoproctidae (from “Erb, Baker, Zerang” on Veto Records)
Psychotic Quartet — We Are All 11 or 26 Dimensions (from “Sphaleron,” on Eh?)

Whew! Feeling tired tonight. As much as I enjoy filling in, I’m definitely going to enjoy getting back home. Plus, I won’t have Tom Selleck staring at me. I was using a pirate flag here at the station as a curtain between the master studio and my office, which has a big window (it used to be a studio as well). As near as I can tell, someone mistook the Jolly Roger for Old Scratch, prompting a quick switch on my part. In a pinch, Tom Selleck– via his “Mr. Baseball” days– made a decent substitution in movie poster form; his ample arm hair, twinkling eyes and thick mustache surely no match for anything cloven-hoofed. But now he stares at me, happily brandishing his ball bat. I’m not sure if we’re any better off.

Ministry of Rites — Embers (from “Grid,” on Edgetone)
CJ Borosque, Robert M. — Beautiful (from “Beautiful,” on Edgetone)

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Liveblogging! “Music For Swimmers” 6/9/12

June 10, 2012

Well, I just got done being interviewed for Emma’s “Pony Party 2012” edition of Style City, where we discussed “Friendship Is Magic,” favorite ponies, pony songs, etc. A pretty cool show, but a bit of a jumbled mess moving from one show to the other. Fortunately, I’ve got Pilesar’s “Radio Friendly” album from Public Eyesore to help me transition!

Jean-Marc Montera, Francesco Calandrino — Untitled #3 (from “Idi di Marzo,” on Eh?)
Pilesar — Slipping On Eggs On the Floor (from “Radio Friendly,” on Public Eyesore)
Pilesar — Hit The Door
Pilesar — My Friend Sunshine
Pilesar — Slight Case of Clown
Jacob Felix Heule, Bryce Beverlin II — Live at Art of This, Minneapolis, 8/3/10 (from “Intersects,” on Eh?)
Jean-Marc Montera, Francesco Calandrino — Untitled #4

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early” 4/28/12

April 28, 2012

Today is the final broadcast of “It’s Too Damn Early” in this timeslot– from now on, you can hear the show from 5-6 pm (CST) under its new name, “Music For Swimmers.”

I also need to mention that this “Monolith Transmissions No. 0” cassette I’m playing right now is pretty awesome. A great package of mystery and noises, just my sort of thing!

Philip Gayle — Hadaka Denkyu Very Much (from “Babanco Total,” on Public Eyesore)
Philip Gayle — Howdy Elephant Tree
Philip Gayle — The Queensboro Bridge Song (Feelin’ Slumpy)
Francis White — Walk Through Resonant Landscape No. 5.2 (from “In The Library Of Dreams,” on Pogus)
Francis White — The Book of Roses And Memory
Amy Horvey — Marionette Lazarus (from “Catchment“)
Doctor Bob — PSA #1 (from “It’s About Time,” on Edgetone)
Doctor Bob — They Are Waiting
Doctor Bob — Seahorses and Flying Fish
Doctor Bob — Dreams of Prey
Doctor Bob — PSA #2
Tri-Cornered Tent Show — Aliens Left A Scar On My Back (from “Alien Trailways,” on Edgetone)
Tri-Cornered Tent Show — Twist The Sky
Nicholas Rejack — Monolith Transmission No. 0, Side A (from cassette of the same name, self-released)
Nicholas Rejack — Monolith Transmission No. 0, Side B
Ian Yeager — Music For Guitar + Computer, pts. 1-3 (from “Music For Guitar + Computer,” on Pax)
Jin Dohyong — Showroom Dummies

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/31/12

March 31, 2012

Before you go any further, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of “Closed Encounters of the 4 Minds,” on Public Eyesore. I’m really quite taken with this one– some of the old-school electronic sounds just leap out at you, and it doesn’t hurt that the 4th track is ridiculously catchy. The album hasn’t left my stereo since it arrived, so you’ve been warned. Don’t sleep on it!

Ron Anderson, Robert L. Pepper, David Tamura, Philippe Petit — Closed Encounters of the 4 Minds, pts. 1-4 (from album of the same name, on Public Eyesore)
Strongly Imploded — Radical Disruption of the Present (from “Twilight of Broken Machines,” on Eh?)
Oier I.A. — Sound Track (this, and next nine tracks, from “A Day In The Life” on Staaltape)
Anton Mobin — 13_31
Margarida Guia — 4 Août 2010
Yin Yi ( aka Audio Ripple) — Garden Corner / Theater / Golf Course Railing / Swimming Pool / Mobile Phone
Penates — Schadencough / Musicnorm / 3:16 / Penenorma
Manuel J. Grotesque –- Jack Nicholson and the Cocker Dog
Robert Habarc –- For the Love of a Sheep
Barbara Lazarà –- Today
Anders Ostberg –- A Day In the Lives Of Three Buddha Electronic Praying Machines Hanging In a Tree
Rinus van Alebeek –- When I Came Back From Paris
Blue Sausage Infant — How To Achieve Somnambulism (from “Manitou,” on Alrealon)
Blue Sausage Infant — The Moss Takes Over
Blue Sausage Infant — Yggdrasil
Blue Sausage Infant — Aphid’s Lament
Blue Sausage Infant — Sodom Is Risen
Rotkappchen — The Copenhagen Group (from “Ignorance,” on Ikebukuro Dada)
Ravenlodge — Untitled Tape, side A

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/24/12

March 24, 2012

Grey Park — Clue (from subscription series)
Muslimgauze — Jah-Mearab (from “Jah-Mearab,” on Staalplaat)
K2 — Secret Cold Storage (from “Abdominal Electricity,” on Phage Tapes)
Evol — Rave Slime, Untitled A1 (from “Rave Slime” LP on Alku)
Custodian — Untitled side A (from “The Weight of Tension,” on Phage Tapes)
Custodian — Untitled side B
Sister Overdrive — Honey, Side B (from “Honey” on Organized Music From Thessalonki)
Arvo Zylo, Cock ESP — Imps of the Perverse (from “Fuck ESP,” on Rainbow Bridge + EF Tapes
Muslimgauze — Woman Prefer Izlam
Evol — Rave Slime, Untitled B
Ikeburo Dada Promo mini-CDR — Untitled #1 (from the Ikeburo Dada label)
RP Collier, Eloine — Dumbwaiter (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 2/18/12

February 18, 2012

It’s freakin’ Promo City over here, so next week is going to be awesome! I’m staring down new stuff from Tom Hamilton, idM TheftAble, and if, Bwana; not to mention a couple new ones from the Pogus label as well– Noah Creshevsky, Leo Kupper… goddamn, these guys know what moves me! If that wasn’t good enough, there’s also new stuff from the Cuneiform and Abzu labels, and a couple self-releases from brand-new folks– it’s always good to hear from new people, keep ’em coming!

I’m definitely looking forward to playing this Davis Redford Triad LP, “The Mystical Path of the Number Eighty-Six,” a Holy Mountain release that probably won’t make many journeys out of my home in the future. I hope you’re listening! (And hey, a big thanks to Lou’s Records in Encinitas, CA for helping me find this one!)

OMG, can’t believe I forgot (I told you this was a good night!) but I’ve also got two new LPs from ZeroMoon, whose “intelligent noise music” has always rung true to my ears– Blue Sausage Infant’s “Negative Space,” and “District of Noise Vol. 4,” which features Washington D.C. area noise artists. I won’t have time for both on today’s program, but you’ll definitely hear each over the next few weeks, most likely on both programs.

Lastly, The Claudia Quintet (with Theo Bleckmann) will be in St. Louis for a New Music Circle event on March 2nd at the 560 Music Center Ballroom. I’ll have some free tickets to giveaway next week, so make plans to listen in– maybe they’ll be yours!

156 — Expand and Contract (from “Taking A Look At A Moment Lost,” upcoming on Feast of Hate And Fear)
156 — Blasting
A Death Cinematic — When The Sun Settles Into the Horizon We Remember Our Rivers (from “The New World,” on Simple Box Construction)
A Death Cinematic — Mountains Choked With Smoke, Release the Trees Down Their Hillsides
A Death Cinematic — Sparrows Circle the Distance From The Gallows To the Sun
A Death Cinematic — Our Sorrows Pile Up In the Night’s Lament
A Death Cinematic — As The Lights Fissure The Night Skies, Our Eyes Grew Pale At the Horrors Beheld
A Death Cinematic — The New World
Davis Redford Triad — Hymn Of The Virgin Sun Queen (from “The Mystical Path Of The Number Eighty Six,” on Holy Mountain)
Davis Redford Triad — Smoke Signals In The Rain
Davis Redford Triad — The Mystical Path Of The #86
The Claudia Quintet — Crane Merit (from “Royal Toast,” on Cuneiform)
The Claudia Quintet — Keramag Prelude
The Claudia Quintet — Keramag
Blue Sausage Infant — Motion Parallax (from “Negative Space,” on ZeroMoon)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 1/28/12

January 28, 2012

I’m celebrating the 10th broadcast anniversary of “It’s Too Damn Early” today! Naturally, I’ve pulled out all the stops– I’ve got a ton of great music lined up for this show, so I hope you don’t miss it. Feel like calling in? 618-457-3691.

Andrea Pensado — Bicho Raro (from “Ktotam,” on ZeroMoon)
Mike Khoury, Hans Beutow — Untitled Side A (from “Two Sides of Khoury,” on Excite Bike)
Chefkirk — Gross Pyramids (from “We Must Leave The Warren,” on Eh? Records)
Leather Bath — Armistice (from “L” volume of “Zelphabet”)
Paul Metzger — Deliverance (from “Deliverance,” on Locust)
My Fun — Car Alarm Birds (from “This Is All I Had Time For,” on The Land Of)
My Fun — Low
My Fun — Saturday
My Fun — Long Distance
Damion Romero –Untitled Side A (from “Missing Link,” on Hanson Records)
Lou Reed, Metallica — Iced Honey (from “Lulu,” on Warner and Vertigo)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Style” 1/22/12

January 22, 2012

I’m covering for “Style City” today, so it’s feeling a bit bright and sunny in the studio– even with all these horrid grey skies! I imagine that will make today’s show a bit different than usual. Another big influence on today’s programming will be the presence of the brand-spanking-new “L” volume of GX Jupitter-Larsen’s “Zelphabet” series. As any reader/listener of mine will know, I’m a big fan. In addition to being an incredible source for noise lovers to discover overlooked or under-promoted musicians, the quality of the contributions has been consistently high– compilations might be a dime a dozen, but there are precious few (especially of this scope) that would honestly elicit such description.

Eric Glick-Rieman — The Past, Aerated (from “In My Mind, her Image Was Reversed,” on Accretions)
Toshio Kajiwara, Marina Rosenfeld, Christian Marclay — New York, 8/21/03 (from “DJ Trio,” on Asphodel)
Lovely Little Girls — Chunky Dog-Like Face (from “Glamorous Piles & Puffy Saddlebags,” on Apop Records)
Lovely Little Girls — Creeping Things Dig Slowly
Lovely Little Girls — Wretched Substitute
Don Campau — Jungle of Misunderstanding (from album of the same name, on Lonely Whistle)
Lasse Marhaug — Zen (this, and next three, from “L” volume of “Zelphabet“)
Leather Bath — Armistice
Leticia Castaneda — Museum for the Blind
Lionel Marchetti — Natura Morta

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 1/21/12

January 21, 2012

Whew! I’m kind of tired out this morning. I was happy to take a few nice calls, though– it’s always nice to hear from listeners. Next week is the 10th anniversary of “It’s Too Damn Early” airing on WDBX-FM, so I’m pretty excited about that. Although I don’t have an exact count personally, this is about 500 shows! Seems like a fair number– I’ve missed some, but I’ve also covered a bunch. At any rate, it’s been a lot of fun, and I know I’ve had a great time learning about experimental music (as well as sharing it with you).

Alfred Harth — Adler_Kino 1166-1215 I# (from “Gift Fig,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Pailbug — First Pail (from self-titled album on Generate Records)
Pailbug — Second Pail
Pauline Oliveros — No Mo (from “No Mo,” on Pogus)
Yota Kobayashi — Kakusei (this, and next two, from “XXXII Concorso Internazionale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore 2010,” on Monochrome Vision)
Sergy Khismatov — Spring Relapse
Sebastien Peter — Schatten
Crank Sturgeon — Breakfast With Crank Sturgeon (on RRRecords)
Eric Glick Rieman — Forgetting Belief (from “In My Mind, Her Image Was Reversed,” on Accretions)
Eric Glick Rieman — What’s Said, Reinterpreted By Future Hearers
Kevin Kastning, Sandor Szabo, Balazs Major — Triptych 1 (from “Triptych,” on Greydisc)
Kevin Kastning, Sandor Szabo, Balazs Major — Triptych 2
Kevin Kastning, Sandor Szabo, Balazs Major — Triptych 3

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 1/14/12

January 14, 2012

Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup (from “Electric Pond: Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
Eric Glick Rieman — The Past, Aerated (from “In My Mind, Her Image Was Reversed,” on Accretions)
Eric Glick Rieman — Reinventing Belief
Brent Fariss — Palestine (from “Four Environments… Collapsing,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Brent Fariss — Four Environments… Collapsing
Brent Fariss — Three Spirit Recordings
David First — Pipeline Witness Apologies To Dennis (from “Privacy Issues,” on XI Records)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 1/7/12

January 7, 2012

Okay, so it looks like Kendra Steiner Editions is getting added to my short list of favorite labels. How did I miss this for so long? I must be slipping. Folks, you need to hold me to a higher standard! But seriously, the latest addition is #214, so I have a lot to fill in. My birthday is in April, please give generously, haha.

Also, Dolphin Logic’s EP is almost out on Tundra Dubs. Listen in next week, and I’ll play some more of it. You gotta love an album with a track named “Wet Goddess.”

Ernesto Diaz-Infante — Emilio I-XXXII (from “Emilio,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Arvo ZyloQuicksand Eggs of a Beaten Pathos (from “333” self-release)
Merzbow — The Spirit Indulges In The Sadness (from “Dead Zone,” on Quasi Pop)
Sabrina Siegel — Bottlecaps pt.1 (from “Bottlecaps,” on Kendra Steiner Editions)
Sabrina Siegel — Bottlecaps pt.2
Sabrina Siegel — Bottlecaps pt.3
Dolphin Logic — Nukular (from “Holographic Dreaming,” on upcoming EP for Tundra Dubs)
Dolphin Logic — Wet Goddess
DaveX — Free Air I (from “Free Air” self-release)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” playlist for 11/26/11

November 26, 2011

Jennifer Walshe — Nature Data (from “Nature Data,” on Interval Recordings)
Myriam Lavoie — Chercher (this, and next two, from “Cache 2007” compilation)
Theo Mathien — Eolian Erosion
Elliot Vaughn — Icely Unsect
Ministry of Rites — Nightlight (from “Grid,” on Edgetone)
Octopus Inc — Goldbug (this, and next 7, from “Penguin Mechanics III” compilation from KracFive)
Bauri — Computercuddle
Pthalocyanine — Metalo-meld-mechano
Lackluster — Third Pie
Brothom States — Not Kava
Miragliuolo — Sandwich Train
Pacman — Citybuilder
Colongib — Angry Robot Locked in Compartment Wrenches Itself Free
Bearly Queen — Hairy Palm Adventures I-VII (on Luovaja, album of same name)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 11/12/11

November 12, 2011

Rune Lindblad — Månens Död (from “Death of the Moon,” on Pogus)
Rune Lindblad — Evening
Rune Lindblad — Nocturne
Martin Alejandro Fumarola — Callejuelas (this and next from “Travels of the Spider,” on Pogus)
Alejandro Iglesias Rossi — Ascención
Ashtray Navigations — Darwin’s Seal, Animal Tracks and Bones (from “The Love That Whirrs,” on Last Visible Dog)
Ashtray Navigations — She’s Like Black Glass On A Pinball Table, Threatening The Love That Whirrs
Seeded Plain — Tarpaper Neutrality (from “Entry Codes,” on Creative Sources)
Seeded Plain — Vacuum Insect
Seeded Plain — Czar of Thumbs
Seeded Plain — Waxwing Lettuce
Nolls — Tsunami Arms (from Hiss Nausea/Nolls split cassette on Hyster)
Nolls — Sunrape
Nolls — Invisible Summer
Nolls — Alpha Mail
Nolls — Night City
Nolls — Hallucinatory Forest
Rotkappchen — Xerox and Infinity (from Knirschen Knacken/Rotkappchen split cassette on Ikeukuro Dada)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early” playlist for 11/5/11

November 5, 2011

Margaret Noble — Safer Is Better (from “Frakture“)
Margaret Noble — Watched
Margaret Noble — Consistent
Margaret Noble — Drowning on Land
Margaret Noble — Crossing Over
Margaret Noble — The Object of Power Is Power
Margaret Noble — Interlude Before the End
Margaret Noble — Distopia
Anna Maria Kieffer, Leo Kupper — Annazone (from “Ways of the Voice,” on Pogus)
Marko Marin — Kaikki jotka pimeää hengittävät (from “Heijastu, Katoa Ja Ole Valmiina,” on Luovaja)
Dolphin Logic — Hits From The Holographic Bong (from “Replicant Embolisms” self-release)
Robert Ashley — Perfect Lives; The Bank: Victimless Crime (from “Perfect Lives,” on Lovely Music)
Coin Gutter — Zero Article (from “Pigeonless,” on Vanity)
Coin Gutter — Third Conditional (for V)
Umin — Quill (from “Umbr,” on Abandon Buildings)
Umin — Nelm
Umin — Uke15
Umin — Umbr
Umin — 00
Umin — redvrtd
Seeded Plain, Hal Rammel — Hook and Eyespots (from split LP with DBH, co-release from Friends & Relatives Records, Gilgongo Records)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 10/30/11

October 30, 2011

I’m covering for Emma’s “Style City” show today, so this is the “awake and cogent” version of my usual broadcast, haha. It’s been fun so far– definitely different to have the sun streaming in the windows!

Be sure to check out Dolphin Logic’s “Replicant Embolisms” album, btw. They’re local, and they’re keeping it weird– plus, I hear their show at the Douglass Art School went well! I’ll have to see about getting them on-air soon!

Hmm. I just got a “text-to-voice” message from a caller who says: “This is white noise, not music. I’m turning to country.” So I called them back, and left my own message. Next time, Jimerson Montgomery Phillips III (really?!) should grow a pair and call me himself.

Joe Lasqo — Choshi (from “Turquoise Sessions,” on Edgetone)
Gen Ken Montgomery — Friedhof (from “Birds + Machines,” on Pogus)
Dolphin Logic — Her Eyes Were A Burning Laser (from “Replicant Embolisms,” self-release)
BKPR — Kollateral (from “BKPR,” on Autumn Abattoir and Seasonal Affect)
Charlie Morrow — Central Park 1850 (from “Toot!,” on XI Records)
Robert Ashley — Perfect Lives, pt.2; The Supermarket: Famous People (from “Perfect Lives,” on Lovely Music)
Warren Burt — La Strega Bianca Della Luna (this, and next two, from “Sonic Circuits VI,” on Innova)
David Barnes — Panic in Legoland
Rasmus B. Lunding — Det Nødvendige

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/29/11

October 29, 2011

I was pretty happy to play the new Chefkirk album, “We Must Leave The Warren,” out now on Bryan Day’s Eh? label. Day has been sticking it to thematic music for a long while now, and frankly, I’m happy to see Chefkirk’s disc in such good company. It’s no secret that I’ve dug every Chefkirk recording I’ve managed to hear, but this one seems particularly right— high tones that pierce your face; low end that rattles the room; and every sort of scratchy, squelchy noise in between. Anyone playing no-input mixers will probably face a Toshimaru Nakamura comparison at some point in time, but Chefkirk’s offerings still come out strong. It’s partly due to the obvious familiarity with his gear, but paradoxically, it’s his naked efforts to push and explore the confined space of the mixer that set this disc apart from Nakamura’s more meditative fare.

Margaret Noble — Where Am I (from “Early Works,” on FEM Records)
Margaret Noble –Fingers
Margaret Noble — Atonement
Margaret Noble — Door Number Two
Margaret Noble — Kira’s Murder
Margaret Noble — The Walk Home On Ashland
Chefkirk — Vegan Buttermilk (from “We Must Leave The Warren,” on Eh?)
Chefkirk — Quiet Parts of In-Between
Chefkirk — Gross Pyramids
Psychotic Quartet — Entropy Is Information (from “Sphaleron,” on Eh?)
Psychotic Quartet — We Are All 11 or 26 Dimensions
Federico Barabino — Can You Listen To The Silence Between the Noise? (from album of the same name on Eh?)
Andrea Pensado — Ktotam (from album of the same name, on Zeromoon)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 8/6/11

August 6, 2011

Mor Monsen — Vangsåsa (from “Lastenfound,” on Ambolthue)
Mor Monsen — Ramah
Mor Monsen — Kanutten
Zoviet France — Come To The Edge (from “Shouting At The Ground,” on Charrm)
LSD March — When I Die, Hell Awaits (from “Kanashimino Bishounen,” on HP Cycle)
Sun Ra — Call For All Demons (from “Sun Song,” on Delmark)
Sun Ra — Transition
Sun Ra — Future
Grey Park — Carpenter (from an untitled album on Planned Confusion)
The Oval Language — 00:02:03 (from “Tapes Singles And Remixes,” on Monochrome Vision)
The Oval Language — 00:04:41
The Oval Language — 00:00:24
The Oval Language — 00:05:41
The Oval Language — 00:09:38
Harley Gaber – Cataclysm and Threnody (from “In Memoriam 2010,” on Innova)
Harley Gaber – Threnody and Prayer
The Rejuvenation Trio — Strings And Things Suite (from “Rejuvenation Voyage,” on Edgetone)
The Rejuvenation Trio — Signals From Space
The Rejuvenation Trio — Warp Speed

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 5/28/11

May 28, 2011

Definitely having a good time hanging out in the Hi-Life Room this morning– I’ve got some cool new music, so that always helps. I’m pretty happy with this copy of “!Evil Scuff Mud,” with Eckhard Gerdes, Bryan Day, Gabe Beam, etc… the additional instrumentation (prepared pedal steel, ARP 2600, piano) help flesh out this live set of recordings. Also hard to believe, but I’m still milking my copy of “Télépathie,” (on NoType, with Aimé Dontigny and Diane Labrosse) from 2003! What can I say? It still sounds damn good.

While I’m still thinking about it, I should let you know that the Lezet album “Meld 5” is also available freely from the Internet Archive– so go grab a copy!

Einsturzende Neubauten — ZNS (from “1/2 Mensch,” on Potomak)
The Oval Language — Untitled #5 (from “Tapes Singles And Remixes,” on Monochrome Vision)
Scuff Mud — Scuff Mud (from “!Evil Scuff Mud,” on Eh!)

A. Dontigny, Diane Labrosse — T.S.F. (from “Télépathie,” on NoType)
A. Dontigny, Diane Labrosse — Antenne Parabolique
John Luther Adams — Four Thousand Holes (from “Four Thousand Holes,” on Cold Blue Music)
Lezet, Mike Martini — Watching The Snow On Mars (from “Meld 5,” on Turbinicarpus Records)
Lezet, Craig Furkas — Horizontal
Lezet, Djozr — Notion To Flesh
Lezet, Wings Of An Angel — Poet’s Nocturnal Peregrination Through Ruins Of A Deserted Subterranean Lunatic Asylum
Cheer-Accident — Drag You Down (from “No Ifs, Ands or Dogs,” on Cuneiform)

Cheer-Accident — Trial Of Error
Cheer-Accident — This Is The New That
Torturing Nurse — You Are My Jonky (from “Does Utmost,” on Roil Noise)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 4/23/11

April 23, 2011

Update: OMG Tom Hamilton is kicking some serious ass.

Hot damn, it’s my birthday. I’m kicking it off right with a special broadcast of “It’s Too Damn Early”… Tom Hamilton will be phoning in this morning! I’m looking forward to it– and of course, I’ll be playing a lot of interesting new things as well. There’s adventuring to be done today! In the meantime, enjoy your playlist:

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson – Horpma I (from “Horpma,” on Carrier)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Glacial March (from “Ghostbone,” on Dark Meadow Recordings)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Fear Is A Force
Brian Eno — M386 (from “Music for Films“)
Tom Hamilton, Bruce Eisenbeil — Walleye Spawn (from “Shadow Machine,” on Pogus)
Tom Hamilton, Bruce Eisenbeil — The Salt Eaters
Anla Courtis — Respire un Cordero (from “Tape Works,” on Pogus)
Anla Courtis — Reducido a Hemorragia de Merluzas
Anla Courtis — Studio for Wire Plugs
Anla Courtis —  Invisible Clown Sonata
Frank Rothkamm — Outdoor Heritage of New Jersey (from “FB02,” on Flux Records)
Frank Rothkamm — Astronaut of Inner Space
Jesse Paul Miller — Lani Hua Moana (Sky Egg Ocean) (from “Huelo, Tail of a Beast,” self-release)
Tom Hamilton — Modhera (from “Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music,” on Kvist)
Vapaa — Tuhannet Vuodet (from “Hum Hum Hum,” on Last Visible Dog)

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 4/2/11

April 2, 2011

If you’re enjoying today’s broadcast– and you’re near enough to make it on time– be sure to come out for tonight’s “Evening of Radio Art & Surround Sound Works” in the Christian H. Moe Theater on the SIUC campus. There are a lot of really nice pieces that will be played, and a live set from Eric Leonardson as well.

Thollem McDonas — Living Is The Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Done (from “Solo Piano,” on Pax)
Univers Zero — Soubresauts (from “Clivages,” on Cuneiform)
Univers Zero — Apesanteur
Univers Zero — Three Days
Tom Hamilton — Crimson Sterling Mvt I (from “Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music,” on Kvist)
Tom Hamilton — Crimson Sterling Mvt II
Tom Hamilton — Crimson Sterling Mvt III
Christopher Roberts, Mark Morton, James Bergman — Around the Hearth (from “Trios for Deep Voices,” on Cold Blue Music)
Christopher Roberts, Mark Morton, James Bergman — Kon Burunemo
Hiss Nausea — Pyramid Glue (from “Hiss Nausea/Nolls” split cassette on Hyster Tapes)
Varropas — Moln På Drift 1978 (from “Second One,” on Hyster Tapes)
Myo — Emergent Citrus Feedback Multiphonics / Lipoma 02 v2 (from “Memory Gospel,” on Zeromoon)
Myo — Tibersund 02
Myo — People Are So God Damn Fucking Selfish
Myo — Memory Gospel