Friday, November 27, 2009

MP3s are doomed

I found some old vinyl at a record fair hosted by the Vinyl Preservation Society. A really great both was hosted by Unified Groove Merchants from Spokane, WA. I can subscribe to this theology:
The 10 Commandments of The Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho was founded on the following principles and respectfully asks its members to adopt them and embrace them as their own.
  1. Honor the importance of music as an art form
  2. Listen actively and with intention
  3. Respect others and their musical choices
  4. Maintain an open mind and a curious ear
  5. Choose vinyl whenever there’s a musical choice to be made
  6. Preserve our vinyl heritage by caring for and about vinyl records
  7. Recognize your ownership of the Society by actively influencing its direction
    and development
  8. Evangelize the vinyl life and your role as an Ambassador for the Society at
    every opportunity
  9. Share your vinyl history, knowledge and passion
  10. Support your local independent record merchants
Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
Neon Indian - Should have taken acid with you
U.S.E. - Dance with me
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher than Stars (st. etienne visits Lord Bank Remix)
Syntaks - Phantasmagoria
The Moon and the Melodies - Sea Swallow Me
Walter Carlos - Fall
Tonto's Exploding Head Band - Timewhys
Atlantis Revisited - Djem
Marumari - Casino vs. Japan
Rex X-Ray - Alias


Friday, November 20, 2009

Beats of Doom

DJ KEMO spins some underground grunge to set the mood on The UNHerd(sic) 5-7PM MT.

It's a sign of the dark times. Half of the new music I've received in the last month is programmed for night gaunts. Music promoters are distributing dystopian soundtracks to accompany our descent into economic eschaton. There is some hope at the end of this set to complete the arc.

Lightningbolt - Rain on the Lake I'm Swimming In
K-OS - Zambony
Dark, Dark, Dark - Junk Bones Odd Nosdam Remix
Antipop Consortium - The Solution
BC - Ode to Gil Scott Heron Feat. Saul Williams
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy (Bassnectar Mega-Bass Remix)
King Cannibal - Aragami Style
Rival Consoles - Preoccupied Fashion Bastard
Tipper - Middle Of Nowhere
Boys Noize - Kontact Me
GusGus - Hateful
Bauchamp - Calypso
Claude VonStroke - The Greasy Beat - ft. Bootsy Collins
Matias Aguayo - Rlooerskate Marcus Rossknecht Version


Friday, November 06, 2009

I'm on a Disco Witch-hunt

Modern English and a fan at Einstein A-Go-Go 1986

Growing up in the '80s in a medium sized town in the Bible-belt, a "godsend" was a radio show called "Disco Witch-hunt" aired by WJCT the pubilc station. The max-headroom-esque DJ played super-underground mutant pop that you could not find anywhere else. Today with music blogs galore, the kids have no concept of indie radio being an oasis when you live in a culturally isolated place. I think it indie radio still plays a roll today. Especially being able to broadcast info about what is going on locally in music venues, record stores, etc. I'm really interested in hearing about where people get the 411 on music shows in Boise. Boise Weekly? Go Listen Boise? Record Exchange? Twitter? What else?

Gossip - Dime Store Diamond
The Staple Sisters - Slippery People
Suicide - Dream Baby Dream
Coati Mundi - No More Blues
The Raveonettes - Last Dance
Florence and the Machine - You Got the Love
Vitalic - Poison Lips
Junk Culture - West Coast
The Bloody Beetroots - Theolonius (French Fry Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
Neuronium - Decision


Friday, October 23, 2009

Anthocyanin Dusk

The botanical light show is on high saturation right now. Here's a walking, riding, driving soundtrack for cruising down Harrison Blvd.

Check out Neon Indian at the Neurolux 11/12/09.

Memory Cassette - 50mph
Neon Indian - Terminally Chill
Fuck Buttons - Rough Steez
Colorpulse, Carl Sagan - Glorious Dawn (ft Stephen Hawking)
Pat Metheny - Off Ramp
Bersarin Quartett - Oktober
Power Pill Fist - Sagadraga
Burning Star Core - Mysteries of the Organ
Christopher Scott - Do You Know the Way to San Jose (Switched-On Bacharach)
King Crimson - Lizard
lilak monoke - highway patrol - datsun 280ZX
Manuel Göttsching - Ehrenvoller Kampf - E2-E4
Will Sergeant - Scene X - Themes for 'Grind'


Friday, October 09, 2009

Monsters of Ambient

Here is a handful of tracks from a couple of rockers who made some electronic music in side projects. Also something new from the Engineers and their sources. Finally a few field recordings and treatments.

I was febrile for a couple of days and all I wanted to hear was ambient stuff. Nothing like a little super-ambo chillout to couple with the home treatment. Lots of tea. Watching the rain. Annual plant death. Yeah.

Aerial M - Wedding 3 (Flacco Mix)
Steven Wilson - Harmony Korine (David A. Sitek Magnetized Nebula Mix)
Bass Communion - [RAPOON] - clandestine report from the netherworld
Chad VanGaalen - TMNT Mask
Black Mold - Crooks
Engineers - Clean Coloured Wire
Harmonia - Watussi
Fennesz - Codeine
Chris Watson - night and dawn.biosphere
Chris Watson - Vatnajökull


Friday, September 25, 2009

Forever Summer

by Robert Wolverton Jr

When Matt and Kim performed at the Neurolux in Boise, ID I actually pogo'd like no manana. That was a fun show. Here's some future music, some of it from the past. Ah remember the glory days of post-rock?

Tortoise - The Equator
Transam - Future world
Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
Cul de Sac - Utopia Pkwy.
Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
HEALTH - Die Slow (Tobacco Remix)
Amanda Blank - A Love Song
Matt and Kim - Daylight (Catacombkid Remix)
Delorean - Seasun
The Field - The More I Do (Thomas Fehlmann Mix)
Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer

This archive cut off the Jim O'Rourke and Tortoise in the beginning:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Oregon Coast

by ArchaeoBones

Went to the coast for a little R&R and saw a rockin' '70's van parked along Highway 101 that inspired this mix.

Hatchback - Everything is new
Windsurf - The Big Island
CFCF - Invitation To Love
Subway - Crystalline
A.M. Architect - Next Of Kin
Brian Glaze & The Night Shift - Leader of the Band
Model 500 - I Wanna Be There (edit)
Daedelus - LA Nocturn (Eliot Lipp Remix)
Black Mold - Metal Spider Webs
Brian Eno & David Byrne - The Carrier
Venetian Snares - Horsey Vag Island


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

E.O.E. Live In-Studio Interview

Thanks to E.O.E., the band from NOLA who stopped by the studio today for a chat and tune spinning before their Idaho series of appearances. If you didn't see them tonight at Live After Five in the grove, you still have a chance to check them out at The Common Ground Cafe in McCall, ID on Thursday 7/9 and back in Boise, ID at the Reef on Friday 7/10 and Saturday 7/11.

Negativland - over the hiccups
Los Van Van - Y no le conviene
the pimps of joytime - Street Sound (Nickodemus remix)
E.O.E. - Religion X
E.O.E. - Him Crazy Man
E.O.E. - Alright
Eleven - I Gotcha
Konono No.1 - Nsimba & Nzuzi
Mochipet - And So It Goes
Peter Project - Repetitive Stress Injury (Feat. More or Les)


Friday, May 29, 2009

Don't DJ and Facebook

Night Hawk - Mr. Oizo - Positif (Night Hawk Remix)
Eliot Lipp - Yeah
Extra T's - E.T. Boogie
The Clonious - One At A Time ft. Muhsinah
Lady Sovereign - Let's be Mates
Leo 123 - Music To Drive By Electro

This archive is cut off because I was trying to keep up with Facebook comments from listeners will DJing:


Friday, May 22, 2009

Planet of the Lemurs

All this talk of a "missing link" is just plain stupid. Do the mediators really have to dumb the science down to generate hype? It undermines the credibility of science and riles up the Creationists. I guess that's the way you do it, make up some emotionally charged BS and sell it to the masses in our newfound idiocracy. Cheney seems to be using that formula. I can understand manipulation in politics, but it really bugs me when we mediatize science and sacrifice accuracy. I'm not advocating for highfalutin geek jargon. I'm saying that it is possible to communicate the complexity of nature in the plain language of mass media. From now on I'm calling it the Histrionic Channel.

So here's a soundtrack for you to ponder the parallel universe where lemurs rule the Earth and the mediasphere.
Spam Allstars - El Lagarto
Ghislain Poirier - Ignadjossi feat. Jhonel (DJ Rupture)
KING TUBBY - False Rumour Version (DJ Kentaro)
Filastine - Fitnah (feat. Jessika Skeletalia Kenney)
Hudson Mohawke - Root Hands
Acid Wolf - Cherokee Lectro Mix
Quarta 330 - Sunset Dub
Rustie - Jagz the Smack
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Tooth Decay
Odd Nosdam - Kill Tone
Blank Blue - A New Design (School of Seven Bells & HHHN version)
Eliot Lipp - The area play
Black Dice - Night Creme
Moebius-Plank-Neumeier - Speed Display (1984)
Cherine Anderson - Shine On Jamaica


Friday, May 01, 2009

C4 Plants Eat More Carbon

I wonder if drought tolerant plants absorb more carbon if they are C4 plants and not carbon leaky C3 plants? That would be double the eco-karma if you planted C4, drought tolerant plants. Less water use, more carbon fixing. What species?

Spring in Boise is a oxygen rich, moisture laden, and fleeting affair. I wish the foothills would stay green until August. Get out there immediately before it dries up into a crusty mass of dead grass. Pretend it is millions of years ago and the climate is tropical and there are dense forests of avocado trees. I've heard there are avocado leaf fossils in the foothills. Anyone know where?
Make a rock sculpture for post-eschaton inhabitants to help them remember how to dance.

Here's a floaty cloud soundtrack to accompany you on your hike.

Dan Deacon - Trippy Green Skull
School Of Seven Bells - Chain
High Places - Sandy Feat (7" Version)
Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica
Holy Fuck - Frenchy's
Ecstatic Sunshine - Herrons
Special FiloVision edition of Swampboy's Road Trips - How'd you hear about the Georgia Guidestones (1989)
Holger Czukay - Boat-Woman-Song
Brian Eno - Sombre Reptiles
Dorian Concept - The Fucking Formula
Prefuse 73 - I Knew You Were Gonna Go
Machine Drum - Conconcon
Onra - The Anthem

More on the Georgia Guidestones here.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival

Kris Hartung came in to talk about the 4th annual Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival which he organizes. Every spring, I look forward to this gathering of far out music. If you want to expand your musical experience be sure to check out this festival. Boise is really lucky to have something of this caliber.

Jim McAuley - Friday (8:27)
Emily Hay & Motoko Honda - Saturday Part III (8:51)
The Deep End Ensemble - Friday Part II (4:24)
Kribophoric - Saturday Part II (6:52)
Price, Grollman, & Menegon - Friday Part I (6:03)
Transhumans - Saturday (7:39)


Friday, March 20, 2009

Money is just a form of information

Short on cash? - call in to Radio Boise's Ratatat ticket giveaway this week.

Holy Fuck - Korg Rhythm Afro
Ursula 1000 - Rocket
Ladytron - Tomorrow
Ratatat - Mirando
Astronautalis - The case of William Smith
N.A.S.A. - Money [clean]
Buraka Som Sistema - Sound of Kuduro (feat. DJ Znobia, MIA, Saborosa, & Puto Prata)
DJ Sun - Para
Ernest Gonzales - Spearmint Starfish
Mirm - Yume
Roger O'Donnell - In Your Hands Now
Our Theory - Yeah Thats Right (Jan Jelineks Meteors Noire Remix)


Friday, March 06, 2009

Satellite funeral

Here's the soundtrack to launch failure.

Forro in the Dark - Forrowest (Quantic remix)
Juana Molina - El Vestido
Lady Sovereign - So Human
The Whip - Divebomb
LCD Soundsystem - No love lost
Submarines - You me and the bourgeoisie (alaska in winter)
Chin Chin - Kings
Nat King Cole - El Choclo (Brazilian Girls)
Reader - The Antidote (Aether216 mix)
DJ Hell - The Angst (Henrik Schwarz remix)
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes


Friday, February 20, 2009

Rotating Tongues 2

Don't miss Rotating Tongues 2 at the VAC.

You say Party! We say Die! - You're almost there
Kinky - Mis Pasos Tus Huellas
Clutchy Hopkins & ShawnLee - Song for Wolfie
The Lions - Cumbia del Leon (free former toddy psycho dub)
Adrian Sherwood - Hari up Hari
DJ Collage - Bombay Rokk
Kazi Arindam - Mere Liye Too Bani
Ananda Shankar - Metamorphosis
Nat King Cole/Bebel Gilberto - Brazilian Love Song
Odd Nosdam - One for Dallas
Flying Lotus - Breathe something/stellar sam
Restiform Bodies - Panic Shopper (Tobacco Remix)
Eleven - I Gotcha
Autechre - track 2 from Quaristice


Friday, February 13, 2009

East Bay Hip Hop

Restiform Bodies is playing tomorrow night at the Bouquet. If you can pull away from Rotating Tongues at the VAC, this will be a good show to check out. The hip shows we have been getting at the Bouquet are really interesting. It is the backpack kind of Hip Hop. Conscious. Literate.

African Head Charge - Belinda
Brian Eno - m386
Ratatat - Mi Viejo
Dropshadow Disease - Fototienda
Flying Lotus - Orbit Brazil
CYNE - Rippin
Restiform Bodies - Foul (walpaper diss remix)
Mr. Scruff - fix that speaker
Aether - Anywhere
Adrian Sherwood - Dead man smoking
Gang Gang Dance - Dust
CFCF - Crystal Ming
Kinky - Parel Volando
French Miami - Science Fiction
MGMT - Kids


Friday, February 06, 2009

You are all special!

Golden Boots - Winter of our Discotheque
Aether - Orfeu Negro
DJ Signify - bollywood babies
nomo - brainwave
telefon tel aviv - m
the next door neighbors - the werewolf song
nat king cole - day in - day out
animal collective - summertime clothes
Tranquility bass - let the freak flag fly
jfk - gay dentist (mr oizo remix)
broken spindles - introvert
sigur ros - gobbledigook
lisa loeb - the wake up song


Friday, January 30, 2009

Music Heals

Telefon Tel Aviv’s Charlie Cooper died. Sad.

Animal Collective - My Girls
Lithops - Handed
Squarepusher - Arterial Fantasy
Woven - She blows my amplifier
Telefon tel aviv - immolate yourself
Justice - Waters of Nazareth
Mouse on Mars - Omnibuzz
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (xxxchange remix)
Boards of Canada - the beach at red point
Machine drum - epstein - paso doble mix


Friday, January 23, 2009

Niflheim - world of mists

The outermost part of Hel is a misty world of mists known as Niflheim by the Danes. If you want o experience the sun world, you must ascend out of our valley of frozen mists.

Thanks to Dena and Fina and Liza for helping with selections... Also Radioactive Gavin for securing the optical media.

Mogwai - I'm Jim Morrison I'm dead
Aether216 - Remascent
Theory of Everything - little prince
Nobody, Blank Blue - All the shallow deep
Sa Ra Creative Partners - Spacefruit
Flying Lotus - RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly)
Clark - Wolves Crew
Square Pusher - A real woman
Autechre - the plc
A.M. Architect - Unspoken
Belle and Sebastian - Shoot the Sexual athlete
Brightblack Morning Light - When beads spell power leaf
Low-fi - Ghost Pilot
Nomo - Ghost Rock


Saturday, January 03, 2009

Commercial Potential

Here is a selection of releases from 2008 that are either really good or have so much commercial potential that they have been licensed for use in advertisements by the likes of Apple and Anheuser Busch. Here's a good treatment of the business model. What is a music fan to make of themselves if their favorite music is used to target marketing campaigns back at them? I think it means we share good taste with the brand managers and good indie artists have to do whatever it takes to survive. Gang Gang Dance points out the practicality "We’re a band, we make music, and that’s what we want to be known for."

Richard D. James - Richard's Hairpiece [beck-odelay-(deluxe_edition]
Restiform Bodies - Panic Shopper (Tobacco Remix) [TV Loves You Back]
el guincho - Prez Lagarto [alegranza]
Gang Gang Dance - First Communion [Saint Dymphna]
flying_lotus - GNG BNG [los_angeles-(warp)-2008]
los chikichaka- Musica Mulata [va - obsession (bully records, 2008)]
m.i.a. - Paper Planes (DFA Remix) [homeland security remixes ep]
santogold - Lights Out
Chairlift - Bruises [Kanine Volume 3]
black kids - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again) [partie traumatic]
thomas_fehlmann - With Wings [va - kompakt total 9]
F(*&k Buttons - Bright Tomorrow [street horrrsing]
Ecstatic Sunshine - Herrons [Way]