April 9th show

  1. Like a Pearl by Portastatic. Be Still Please. Merge Records.
  2. stays demons by Nadja. Touched. alien8 recordings.
  3. april 6 by Valet. blood is clean. Kranky.
  4. Fennel & Tangerine by Greg Davis. Of / Greg Davis Split Seven Inch (Div/Orce Series 5). Ache Records.
  5. Track 5 by Andy Gilmore. of lice and moons. carboncrecord.
  6. Put it Up by Jandek. Newcastle Sunday. Corwood Industries.
  7. Miles and thousands by Takeshi Nishimoto. Monologue. Büro.
  8. Spathic! by MxBx 1998 / 13000 Miles. At Light Velocity. Tzadik.
  9. Ferns will Crumble by Of. Of / Greg Davis Split Seven Inch (Div/Orce Series 5). Ache Records.
  10. Track 1 by Slasher Risk. Slasher Risk. Self-released.
  11. The Sound of Waves by Lucky Dragons. Widows. Marriage Records.
  12. We Have Won by True Primes. We Have Won. locust music.
     

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March 26th Show

For a number of reasons, I featured a few tracks from Rachel’s tonight, spanning the entirety of their oeuvre. Also, a couple tracks from Do Make Say Think who are playing at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge on Tuesday night. And, amiina is playing at the MFA on Saturday night, although tickets are sadly already sold out.

  1. Handwriting by Rachel’s. Handwriting. Quarterstick Records.
  2. welcome, ghosts (adem mix) by Explosions in the Sky. all of a sudden i miss everyone. Temporary Residence, Ltd..
  3. Auberge Le Mouton Noir by Do Make Say Think. Winter Hymn, Country Hymn, Secret Hymn. Constellation.
  4. fjarskanistan by amina. ammamina. the worker’s institute.
  5. Hearts and Drums by Rachel’s. Selenography. Quarterstick Records.
  6. Murderer by Low. Drums and Guns. Sub Pop.
  7. Humectez La Mouture by Stars of the Lid. And Their Refinement of the Decline. Kranky.
  8. The Universe! by Do Make Say Think. You, You’re a History in Rust. Constellation.
  9. why she swallows bullets and stones by esmerine. aurora. madrona.
  10. Rhine and Courtesan by Rachel’s. The Sea and the Bells. Quarterstick Records.
  11. black mountain by Arve Henriksen. strjon. rune grammofon.
  12. Water from the Same Source by Rachel’s. Systems/Layers. Quarterstick Records.
     

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March 19th Show

A small sampling of rather long tracks tonight by some of my favorite groups and musicians. I was especially happy to play a long live track from A Silver Mt. Zion show, available (along with a number of other live shows) at archive.org .

  1. it’s natural to be afraid by Explosions in the Sky. all of a sudden i miss everyone. the temporary residence ltd.
  2. God Bless Our Dead Marines by A Silver Mt. Zion. Live at La Sala Rossa on 2006-06-14. archive.org.
  3. shock by hotel, hotel. all heroes are forever bold. Lo-bango sound.
  4. Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket by Marnie Stern. In Advance of the Broken Arm. Kill Rock Stars.
  5. the universe is designed to break your mind by Burning Star Core. Blood Lighning 2007. no fun productions.
  6. Even if you’re never awake (deuxième) by Stars of the Lid. And Their Refinement of the Decline. Kranky.
     

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March 12th Show

Great new work from Stars of the Lid (warning: immediate audio) tonight on a new 2CD set that I’ve barely had time to listen to. (More info about the new album.) Also some hyper guitars and vocals from Marnie Stern, and Yo La Tengo + children’s choir singing the Sun Ra classic “Nuclear War”.

  1. spectral dialectics by Tim Hecker. Presents “Radio Armor”. alien 8 recordings.
  2. Kool Aid River by Secret Mommmy. Plays. Ache Records.
  3. Gray Water Purge by Tarantism. Stuck to the Bottom. Resipiscent.
  4. deaf-mute spinning resonator by Burning Star Core. Blood Lightning 2007. No Fun Productions.
  5. Retrace a Walk by Zs. Boom. Gilgongo Records.
  6. Acceptance by hotel, hotel. All Heroes are Forever Bold. Lo-Bango Sound.
  7. nebulous by Sandoz Lab Technicians. The Western Lands. Last Visible Dog.
  8. Absorb Those Numbers by Marnie Stern. In Advance of the Broken Arm. Kill Rock Stars.
  9. Nuclear War [Version 2] by Yo La Tengo. Nuclear War EP. Matador.
  10. Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage by Stars of the Lid. And Their Refinement of the Decline. Kranky.
     

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March 5th Show

New stuff from Burning Star Core tonight along with an older track from the work of C. Spencer Yeh. And yes, I did play a couple Arcade Fire tracks…I promise this will be the only show (in the near future!) where I do that.

Sorry for the mix-up later in the show when I misnamed the band Zs as Bump, which is actually the title of their album! Misread my own notes.

  1. Maria & Martha by Ekkehard Ehlers. A Life Without Fear. staubgold.
  2. Inch Up To Fur by Secret Mommy. Plays. Ache Records.
  3. The Well and the Lighthouse by Arcade Fire. Neon Bible. Merge Records.
  4. a curse on the coast by Burning Star Core. Blood Lightning 2007. No Fun Productions.
  5. Axes by Shearing Pinx. Poison Hands. Gilgongo Records.
  6. Pentagano Dose by Earwicker. All Seeing Ear. Resipiscent.
  7. Nyarlathotep by Burning Star Core. The Very Heart of the World. Thin Wrist Recordings.
  8. No Cars Go by Arcade Fire. Neon Bible. Merge Records.
  9. Bump by Zs. Buck. Gilgongo Records.
  10. The Tyranny of Housework by Wendy Atkinson. Pink Noise. Smarten Up! & Get To The Point.
  11. the universe is designed to break your heart by Burning Star Core. Blood Lightning 2007. No Fun Productions.
     

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Show moving to Mondays (tonight!)

New season at WMBR means a new time for the show. sigtronica will now be on Monday nights from 10-11PM EST starting tonight. What’s nice about this later slot is that I’m now free to play pieces that might, ahem, use foul language. Thank you, FCC!

For those listening via podcast, there really isn’t any change. But maybe you’ll get some of the sounds of sigtronica earlier in the week…

February 21st Show

New music from Explosions in the Sky tonight. Unfortunately I’m going to miss seeing them play, as the show is already sold out! Bollocks.

Also! New from Jesu, Eluvium, and some really interesting improvisation from Mike Pride.

A good friend of mine suggested that I listen to Tycho, but in the record library I instead found Tyko, also really good. Maybe I’ll find Tycho to play next week.

  1. Circles not Squares by Tyko. A Long Way from One to Zero. Blisscent Records.
  2. medicine by Jesu. Conqueror. Hydra Head Records.
  3. The Birth and Death of the Day by Explosions in the Sky. All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone. Temporary Residence Ltd..
  4. Roots Growing by Mark Templeton. Standing on a Hummingbird. anticipate recordings.
  5. The Ensemble is an Electric Device by Mike Pride’s Scene Fucker #5. The Ensemble is an Electric Device. Public Eyesore.
  6. Harmonic Series Chords (Performed by the New York Chamber Sinfonia; Conducted by Glen Cortese) by Glenn Branca. Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses. Atavistic.
  7. AA-Pantstathlon by Aids Wolf Vs. Athletic Automaton. Clash of the Life-Force Warriors. Skin Graft Records.
  8. Rio Barbaira by oVo. Miastenia. Load Records.
  9. Repose in Blue by Eluvium. Copia. Temporary Residence Ltd..
     

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