February 7th Show

Found a trio of new releases tonight from a label that I had not heard of: Load Records out of Providence. Ear-mangling goodness from the likes of OvO, Metalux & John Wiese, and Gang Wizard. Also, a new album from Deerhunter, released on Kranky.

  1. Diskaholics Life In Japan Vol. 1 by Jim O’Rourke + Mats Gustafssen + Thurston Moore. Diskaholics Life In Japan Vol. 1. Diskaholics.
  2. unimog lust by Eloe Omoe. marauders. ADR.
  3. Empires and Milk by Loren Dent. Empires and Milk. Contract Killers Records.
  4. tired of me by Jesu. Jesu. Hydra Head Industries.
  5. Herstory of Glory by Do Make Say Think. You, You’re a History in Rust. Constellation.
  6. VooDoo by OvO. Miastenia. Load Records.
  7. Exoteric Two by Metalux & John Wiese. Exoteric. Load Records.
  8. another misplayed endgame by Gang Wizard. Byzantine Headache. Load Records.
  9. providence + octet by Deerhunter. Cryptograms. kranky.
     

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January 31st Show

Lots of new experimental improv tonight with two tracks off of albums put out by last visible dog, an excellent label out of Providence with a great roster of innovative improv artists.

  1. Phase One by Transitional Phase. Transitional Phase. Last Visible Dog.
  2. Track 3 by Jack Wright. The Indeterminate Existence. Last Visible Dog.
  3. Knocking Dust by Uncle Woody Sullender & Kevin Davis. The Tempest is Over. dead ceo.
  4. as in the by Vic Rawlings & Mike Bullock. Fail of Song. Chloë.
  5. Cornelius by The Boston Typewriter Orchestra. The Revolution will be Typewritten. Self-Released.
  6. Harmonicah by Dragon City. Dragon City. Self-Released.
  7. Disown, delete by Ensemble. Ensemble. Fat Cat Records.
  8. Lonely Bookshop Girl by Coachmania [The Coachmen/Septimania]. The Coachmen on Holiday in Septimania. Commodify This!.
  9. Christmas by The Caution Curves. A Little Hungry. Sockets CDR.
  10. The Story Never Ends by Postscripts. The Day After Tomorrow. Projectionprojects.
  11. The Hunted Little Green Grass Girl by The Spirit Girls. Forever Free…. Trakwerx / End is Here Records.
     

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January 24th Show

Feature more from the 3CD John Cale set, art-rock from The Spirit Girls (warning: immediate audio playback), and strangeness from MIJ.

  1. Summer Heat by John Cale. Sun Blindness Music—New York in the 1960s. Table of the Elements.
  2. world series by Hella. There’s No 666 In Outer Space. Ipecac.
  3. Grok (Martian Love Call) by MIJ. Yodeling Astrologer. ESP-Disk.
  4. Pannemaker Doms by Alexander Tucker. Furrowed Brow. ATP Recordings.
  5. Flowers for Yulia by Max Richter. Songs From Before. Fat Cat Recordings.
  6. Departures (Burning Saints For Your Own Sins) + Shut Your Eyes And You’ll Find The Trees Turning Into Flames by library tapes. feelings for something lost. Resonant.
  7. Under by the Caution Curves. a little hungry. Sockets.
  8. Anthem for Ophelia by The Spirit Girls. Forever Free…. Trakwerx/End is Here Records.
     

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January 17th Show

We just received an amazing 3-CD set of old John Cale pieces from the 1960s, titled appropriately enough, John Cale: New York In The 1960s (boomkat link since the Table of the Elements site seems to be having issues as I write this entry). I played two tracks from two of the CDs, both collaborations with fellow Dream Syndicate member Tony Conrad. Also, discovered a new group that I fell in love with, the Caution Curves.

  1. comma by ophibre. untitled. self-released.
  2. A Proper End by Carlos Giffoni. Arrogance. No Fun Productions.
  3. The Bell Contour Memory by Aemae. Maw. isounderscore.
  4. Caledonia by Ghost. in stormy nights. Drag City.
  5. Time to Go by Laurie Anderson. New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media: Women in Electronic Music-1977. New World Records.
  6. Superherder by Alexander Tucker. Furrowed Brow. ATP Recordings.
  7. Thunderheads and Radar by The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary. From cells of roughest air. Bangor Records.
  8. morning light by rivulets. you are my home. important records.
  9. 5 to 4 by the Caution Curves. a little hungry. Sockets.
  10. A Midnight Rain of Green Wrens at the World’s Tallest Building by John Cale + Tony Conrad. Dream Interpretation: Inside the Dream Syndicate Volume II. Table of the Elements.
  11. After The Locust by John Cale + Tony Conrad. Stainless Gamelan: Inside the Dream Syndicate Volume III. Table of the Elements.
  12. Leslie by the Caution Curves. a little hungry. Sockets.
     

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January 10th Show

Two hour show tonight as I filled in for liucubed and sans serif. Featuring a few tracks from local artists, as well as two long tracks from the wonderful Joanna Newsom.

  1. fifteen by ophibre. fifteen. self-released.
  2. gabapentin by marc mcnulty. neurontin. earphone.
  3. Subbroder Drykkjufelagar by BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa. Drykkjuvisur Ohljodanna. The Helen Scarsdale Agency.
  4. civilians by Mikael Karlsson and Rob Stephenson. dog. please musicworks.
  5. slown by marc mcnulty. neurontin. earphone.
  6. Giving it to You by Grouper. Wide. Free Porcupine Society.
  7. The Heart Knows Better: Remixed by Sweet Billy Pilgrim by David Sylvian. The Only Daughter. samadhisound.
  8. tracks 3 and 4 by library tapes. feelings for something lost. resonant.
  9. (h)and in the sand by aMute. The Sea Horse Limbo. intr.version.
  10. First Snow by Kronos Quartet + Mogwai + Clint Mansell. The Fountain: Must from the Motion Picture. Nonesuch.
  11. piano duet by Mikael Karlsson and Rob Stephenson. dog. please musicworks.
  12. Sequences of a Warm Front by The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary. From cells of roughest air. Bangor Records.
  13. Emily by Joanna Newsom. Ys. Drag City.
  14. Water Carry Me by 17 Pygmies. 13 Blackbirds. trackwerx.
  15. Sawdust & Diamonds by Joanna Newsom. Ys. Drag City.
     

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December 13th Show

Obscure academic electronic music from the 1970s. Dark and depressing Icelandic music. More avia gardner . Just another night of sigtronica.

  1. Sonata I & Sonata II by John Cage. Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946—48). ‘{e}l and Cherry Red Records.
  2. ABO by Jon Appleton & Don Cherry. Human Music. Water.
  3. Telegraphy by the Sea by Jim Haynes. Telegraphy by the Sea. The Helen Scarsdale Agency.
  4. Elst”{o}t Rafstud by BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa. Drykkjuv’{i}sur ‘{O}hlj’{o}danna. The Helen Scarsdale Agency.
  5. Mothers over Silverpoint by To Live and Shave in LA. Noon and Eternity. Menlo Park Recordings.
  6. hit my country by aMute. The Sea Horse Limbo. intr.version.
  7. winter’s fucking over yeah by Avia Gardner. mill farm. intr.version.
     

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November 29th Show

avia gardner is one of my newest favorite groups. A duo of Jenna Robertson and Mitchell Akiyama, the contradictory combination of naiveté and old-world experience makes an engrossing listen.

  1. negative by damion romero. negative. PACrec.
  2. madhatter by Jeff Rehnlund. our thing mercy of error. Self-Released.
  3. Evacoda by Lithops. Mound Magnet. Thrill Jockey.
  4. All Night Flight (Track IV) by Terry Riley. Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band. elision fields.
  5. samain by Galbraith / Neilson / Youngs. Belsayer Time. time-lag records.
  6. Shizuka no Umi by Bill Horist and Marron. Sleep Hammer. Public Eyesore.
  7. Powerless by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Grand Opening and Closing. The End Records.
  8. my please by avia gardner. mill farm. intr.version.
  9. Part One by Rosy Parlane. Jessamine. Touch.
     

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November 15th Show

Harsh and brooding at first, finishing calmer and nurturing. Remind you of anything?

Unfortunately, most of the bits were lost to unreliable dæmons. Only the last 17 minutes here. Sorry.

  1. Belgian Wake-up Drill by Grails. Black Tar Prophecies Volumes 1, 2, 3. Important Records.
  2. Etna by sunnO))) & Boris. Altar. Southern Lord.
  3. Alla Sover (Everyone’s Sleeping) by Tr”{a}d Gr”{a}s Och Stenar. Ajn Schvajn Draj. Silence Records.
  4. wednesday by Oren Ambarchi. Suspension. Touch.
  5. Part Two by Rosy Parlane. Jessamine. Touch.
  6. the wherewithal by Triple Burner. Triple Burner. madrona records.
  7. between our pages by Avia Gardner. Mill Farm. intr.version.
  8. Shadow Journal by Max Richter. The Blue Notebooks. Fat Cat.
     

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November 8th Show

Fundraising week at WMBR, hence the continual pleas for your money. Thankfully that’s over now, so if you’re listening by podcast, ignore my entreaties.

  1. song one by Ethan Rose. Ceiling Songs. locust music.
  2. Means and Meditations by Michael Vernusky. Blood That Sees the Light. Alas Seis Music.
  3. coral by Galbraith / Neilson / Youngs. Belsayer Time. time-lag records.
  4. the moon under water by a hawk and a handsaw. darkness at noon. leaf.
  5. Sunflower by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Grand Opening and Closing. The End Records.
  6. Where is Edward Panisi by Andy Moor + Kaffe Matthews. Locks. unsounds.
  7. Lichterloh by Kammerflimmer Kollektief. Absencen. staubgold.
     

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November 1st Show

An extended show tonight, as I filled in for liucubed and sans serif. This gave me the chance to play those 17 minute tracks that I usually can’t fit in to a normal sigtronica show 🙂

I featured three pieces by Steve Reich tonight in recognition of his recent 70th birthday. It’s great that he is recognized by the same system that virtually ignored him when he began his composition career back in the 1960s. The pieces I played were mostly earlier works, showing the development of his phasing technique over time.

Unfortunately I only have the second hour of the show; technical difficulties made the first hour disappear into the Interweb æther.

  1. Gold Eyes by Geoff Mullen. Innature. Barge Recordings.
  2. Vacant Lights Part I by Organum. Vacant Lights. Die Stadt.
  3. paint on the skeleton by Galbraith / Neilson / Youngs. Belsayer Time. time-lag records.
  4. Blood That Sees the Light. by Michael Vernusky. Blood That Sees the Light.. Alas Seis Music.
  5. September by So Percussion. Amid the Noise. Cantaloupe Music.
  6. song two by Ethan Rose. Ceiling Songs. locust music.
  7. stab city by Chris Herbert. mezzotint. kranky.
  8. acoustic memories by Immune. Sound Inside. still.
  9. Footprints by Andrea Belli. Between neck & stomach. Häpna.
  10. Violin Phase by Steve Reich. Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters. Warp.
  11. Clapping Music by Steve Reich. Works 1965-1995 [Disc 3]. Nonesuch.
  12. Come Out by Steve Reich. Works 1965-1995 [Disc 1]. Nonesuch.
  13. Second Death by Christina Carter. Electrice. kranky.
  14. histories repeating as one thousand hearts mend by esmerine. aurora. madrona.
     

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