Friday, August 27, 2010

Drum Machines Make Holes in your Soul

This FiloVision mix is for those of you who have a hole in your soul because you don't appreciate metronome maestros. There is still a chance for you to find sequenced salvation. I saw one of John Wood's "Drum Machines Have No Soul" bumper stickers displayed in full sincerity on a Volvo driving through the North End. Probably the driver is a luthier. No offense to my hick music friends. Or maybe the Volvo driver really was John!

I'm glad my soundcard was acting up and glitched the mixing to death. See, that's authentic. Do not fear precision or irregularity. Bring on the soul drilling, crusty beatz.

Ursula 1000 - Rocket (Mike Dextro Remix)
Matthew Dear - Little People (Black City)
Trentemoller - Vamp
Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
Mexican Institute of Sound - Comite Culificador
Ricardo Villalobos - Senior Coconut, ElectroLatino ('lectrolatino Carino Mix)
Plastikman - Spastik
The Field - Over the Ice
El Rincon - Todos a Bailar
Dam-Funk - 10 West
Solvent - Caught a Glimpse
El P - Eat My Garbage


Friday, August 20, 2010

Silencio, Por Favor

Kick it down a notch with this late summer quiet mix of related artists including Boise's own Pat Benolkin's project Electricwest. The tide comes in later to bring you back to Alpha brainwave state.

Matthew Dear - More Surgery
Taylor Deupree - Shoals
Electricwest - Still
Christopher Willits - Intend-Evolve, You are always surrounded by stars
Matt Roesner - March 7th, Dry Heat
Shigeto - What We Held on to
Black Mold - Underwater Freeway
Cluster - Heisse Lippen
Senor Coconut and his orchestra - La vida es ellena de cables
Solvent - Loss For Words (Vector Lovers remix 7" edit)
Trans Am - Television Eyes
Art of Noise - Moments in Love


Friday, August 13, 2010

Coronal Mass Ejection

So was your cell phone or GPS coverage hampered by the solar wind storm that hit last week? Did you see the Northern Lights? Me neither. I went out looking for evidence and saw a few meteors. Tonight there should be a few stragglers. Last night was supposed to be the main swarm of Perseid meteors. I did notice how glorious the sun was today after that little cold front. Let's all go out and bask tomorrow in the 100 degree heat for one last hurrah before the "touch of fall" descends on us.

Here's some Sun songs for ya'!

Emeralds - Geodes
Oneohtrix Point Never - Zones Without People
Kenny Graham and his Satellites - Tropical Sun
El Guincho - Bombay
Christopher Willits - Sunlight is You
Cuchata - Asuncion
Tadoma - Reconstruction
Oriol - Night and Day
Uffie - Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans
Sergio Mendes - Waters of March (les eaux de mars) Zap Mama, Paul Harris
Chris Joss - Highway 75
LCD Soundsystem - You wanted a Hit
Lindstrom & Christabelle - Lovesick (four Tet Remix)


p.s. If you are interested in the views of Cinco the talking dog, check out Cinco's World on Youtube.

Friday, July 30, 2010

American Techno Authority

American techno creativity arises from the ashes of fried ironworx. Evidence: Detroit. See also -> Chattanooga, TN. The place is going through a rebirth. Everywhere steel and water and light in unexpected forms. The mountains of Tennessee are green and slight compared to the dry and grand Rockies in my backyard. The coolness of this limestone wet place was a comfort from the searing Martian wind of the Great Basin. It is easy to see why this whole Appalachian paradise, Nashville included, is a Mecca of music. Mountains are inspiration. Industrial meltdown is a creative Phoenix.

Here's some North American Techno and Spanish Electronix.

Emeralds - Genetic
Health - Die Slow (Pictureplane Rmx)
Delorean - Warmer Places
Here We Go Magic - Hibernation
Oneohtrix Point Never - Stress Waves
Harkin & Raney - Word to the Wise
Matthew Dear - Soil to Seed
Jimmy Edgar - Hot Raw Sex (Machinedrum remix)
Asura - Silver Trees
Jori Hulkkonen - I am Dead (CFCF Remix)
Gary War - Highspeed Drift
Holy Fuck - SHT MTN


Friday, June 25, 2010

Cambodian Living Arts

Photo by Matthew Wakem

Tonight's show has a few tracks inspired by the Cambodian Living Arts project, a performance art non-profit in Phnom Penh that is bridging the generations and rebooting the cultural brand of Cambodia. The amazing thing is that CLA is giving a voice to the generation almost ruined by the atrocities of the past and helping the youth of Cambodia and the Cambodian diaspora connect with their almost lost culture.

Radio Boise is going to be at the Boise Rec Fest this weekend. Come check out all the things you can do outside in this wide open western playground. Should be lots of skating!

Since the World Cup is going on, here's some World music.

Solvent - Loss for Words (Vector Lovers remix) [Canada]
Sok Duch - Kanseng Krohorm [Cambodia]
Unknown - Hope to Meet You (Dengue Fever compilation of Cambodian 60's Pop) [Cambodia]
!!! - AM/FM [USA]
ESG - Moody (A New Mood) [USA]
Health - Eat Flesh (Crystal Castles Rmx) [USA]
Prum Ut and Kaeut Ran - Tumnuounh Neang Sere Moha Maya [Cambodia]
So Percussion Matmos - Treasure [USA]
Popul Vuh - Morgengruss [Germany]
Emeralds - Candy Shoppe [USA]
Roger Powell - the ARP 2500 [USA]
Logic System - Unit [Japan]
Konono No. 1 - Wumbanzanga [Congo]


Friday, June 18, 2010

Solstice Celebration

Radio Boise is putting on our 4th Soulstice Celebration, Saturday 6/19/10 6PM on 8th street between Idaho and Bannock. It's a "Thank-you" for volunteers and supporters as well as a fund-raiser toward our capital campaign goal. BlackSmith, Spondee, and Wolfman Fever will be playing live.

Here are some of the trax that I will try to get into a set between bands.

1 Lindstrom & Christabelle - Lovesick (Four Tet Remix)
2 Sergio Mendes Bom Tempo Remixes - Waters Of March (Les Eaux De Mars) Featuring Zap Mama – Paul Harris Remix
3 Bibi Tanga - Bê Africa
4 Hickup - Hakazou!
5 Uffie - ADD SUV (Ft. Pharell Williams) (radio edit)
6 GrooveArmada - I Wont Kneel (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
7 Alba Lua - Sungaze
8 Ultra Light (feat. Jhelisa) [DJ Drez Remix]
9 Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew - Te'Amir Remix
10 Ocotea - Black Mother
11 Eggers, Dave - Crapo is an intern for "Might" magazine
12 NickNack - Gathering Shadow
13 Flying Lotus - Do the Astral Plane


Friday, May 21, 2010

Somebody synthesize some ATPs!

After a trip to the Record Exchange, I selected some releases that I predict will be on "best of" lists at the end of 2010. The RadioBoise podcasters are in the studio for this one. I confused Andy Jenkinson with Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher).

Señor Coconut - Around the World
Oxidate it or love it, Electron to the Next - Tomcfad
Flying Lotus - MmmHmm (feat. Thundercat)
Ceephax Acid Crew - Cedric's Sonnet
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
MGMT - I Found a Whistle
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Menopause Man
Holy Fuck - Latin America
Severed Heads - Big Car
Gotan - Tango Square
Kadja Kouyate - Djigui


Friday, April 16, 2010

Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival

Organizer of the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival, Kris Hartung, came in tonight and shared some archive recordings from previous festivals.

The 5th Annual Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival
April 23 - 24, 2010

Now in its fifth year, the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival will feature an impressive array of performers from Boise and throughout North America. Fans and enthusiasts will come from all over to hear some of the finest cutting-edge creative music rarely heard live in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley. This exciting event will also feature local visual artists and live art on stage. Best of all, the festival is free to the public!

FRIDAY, April 23
7:30 - 10:00pm

SATURDAY, April 24

1:30 – 10:30pm

The Venue
523 Broad Street
Boise, ID 83702

FREE ADMISSION to all Events

More info:

Wallace and Frazier - B-CIMF 2009 - Friday
Haye & Honda - B-CIMF 2009 - Saturday
Kribophoric - BEMF3 2008
Prehistoric Horse - B-CIMF 2009 - Saturday
Rob Price & David Grollman - BEMF2 2007


Friday, April 09, 2010

Electro Inferno

Rave Flier from Idaho Falls 1992

DJ Jesse comes on board FiloVision and takes us on a tour of his version of the history of electronic music. Jesse has been a huge figure in the electronic music culture of the Northwest. The Boise Techno Vegan Posse of '94 would not have thrived without Jessesense's ZenMastery.

The old Moby track makes me nostalgic for warehouse parties in the Northeast in '92.

Wendy Carolos - Scarlatti: Sonata In G Major
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Giorgio Moroder - Utopia
Human League - empire state human
Depeche Mode - Photographic
New Order - Subculture
Mody - Next with the E
Vitalic - La Rock 01
The Presets- talk like that
la rue - bulletproof


Friday, March 19, 2010

DJ Godfather

illustration by J.C. Leyendecker
First day of spring coming up. Here's a tutorial on how to commune with the plant world. For those of you who need help with your yard work - a few pointers on planting tomatoes from DJ Jesse, the godfather of Boise's dance DJ's.

Free the Robots - Turkish Voodoo
The Moon and the Melodies - Sea Swollow Me
Big Star - Kangaroo
Big Star - Holocaust
This Mortal Coil - Song of the Siren
Xiu Xiu - Chocolate Makes You Happy
Tune Yards - Sunlight
Jaga Jazzist - Toccata
Gospel Gossip - Blazin'
Kings Go Forth - Shadow Inst
Tomita - Sunset
Ninjasonik - Sip some of this
The Samps -F.X.N.C.


Friday, March 05, 2010

Coyote Fakers

Ed and I reminisce the anarchic days of summer in the hills.

I messed up my labels and thought My Robot Friend was Xiu Xiu. That will have to wait until next week.

The Wailers with Steve Fulton are playing at the WinterSol Festival in Sun Valley March 5.
Dirt Fishermen benefit at the VAC March 6.
Alameda (portland) also SLEEPY SEEDS and Field Guide VAC March 9
Jaguar Love show at the Neurolux. The Maladroids open. March 10
Breakdance, Dubstep party by ORRiginal Dance VAC March 11

Homework for next week: consider holiday consumerism.

SHINING - 21st Century Schizoid Man
Gonjasufi - Klowds
Bassnectar - West Coast Lo Fi Rides Again (J-Boogie remix f. Aima the Dreamer)
cars & trains - the leaves
Ernest Gonzales - We Can Live In The Forest
holy hail - Undertow
LoneLady - nerve up
My Robot Friend - Robot High School
Sade - Soldier Of Love
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Nitetime rainbows (the buddy system remix)
Lunar Testing Lab - MK-Naomi
Tadoma - Plaza
Son Lux - WEAPONS IV (Nico Muhly Remix)


Friday, February 26, 2010

Noise First

Punk electro fans might want to check out the Jaguar Love show at the Neurolux on March 10. The Maladroids open with their ironing board keyboard stand.

All music starts out as noise. What's next? Angry brothers fighting over material comforts? For now, we have the sounds of Gentle Rowser who performs at Piazza Di Vino.

Maladroids - Life's A Disco
Jaguar Love - Up all Night
King Cannibal - Stone Tape Theory
Gonjasufi - Holidays
Emika - Drop The Other
Flying Lotus - Flattery (Sympathy for the Biters)
Pocketnife feat Joe Worricker - Get Around To It (Ray Burst Remix)
Jack Splash - King of the Beats
Jose James - Blackmagic (Dop Remix)
Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit (edit)
Beats Antique - dope crunk
Autechre - ilanders


Friday, February 19, 2010

Mountain Time

This show is an experiment with interviewing. Thanks to DJ Cosmo for the inspiration.

What do females look for when making mate selection choices? Signals like tattoos, apparently. SMS messages, not so much. And then what after 3 weeks?

The WinterSol Festival is coming to Sun Valley March 5-6.

Rachel Goodrich - Little Brass Bear
Dinosaur L - Go Bang
Pocketnife feat Joe Worricker - Get Around To It (Ray Burst Remix)
Jose James - Blackmagic (Dop Remix)
Beats Antique - dope crunk
Flying Lotus - Rickshaw
Midi Sport - Footballers in Milkchocolate
Tortoise - Sexual For Elizabeth
Gonjasufi - Holidays


Friday, February 12, 2010

100% Anti-WAC

Jonathon Hexner - Large Buck (Gun Powder on Rag Paper, 46" x 69" F)

We are all about the animism in our urban-wildland interface here on FiloVision. This episode explores the dimensional exchanges between the living and the dead. The hunted and the hunters. Are males especially vulnerable when they go out into the night in search of survival? After recording this, I saw several gun powder prints of bucks at the Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, ID. That night I co-opted my daughter's U-Create Music toy sampler and made a little track. I think it is a sign that I need to create more music. More to come.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts has an exhibit of Indian (South Asian) art on exhibit. Check out the water colors of Baseera Khan. The gallery people said that Salman Rushdie is going to eventually make it to Idaho - in between filming Midnight's Children, lecturing at Emory and other activities. Maybe he can speak to us through telepathic dreamtime communication.

Gonja Sufi - Kowboyz & Indians
Bruce HaaCk - Party Machine
Jean-Jacques Perrey & Harry Breuer - Saturn Ski Jump
Christopher Scott - This Guy's In Love With You (Bacharach)
Autechre - Eutow
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
Yello - Bostich
Ski Patrol - Electric Bell Girls
romeo void - never say never
poirier - marathon
LCD Soundsystem – Beat Connection
Mr. Oizo - Patrick 122
DJ Food- Sentinel Shadow Guard Feat DK


Friday, February 05, 2010

Erotic Robotic

Got my eyes checked today and had all sorts of scans, puffs of air, scopes, and optical tests. I have an astigmatism at an angle in my left eye so regular soft contact lenses weren't working for me. I am trying a special contact lens for eccentric astigmatism that has a little weight in the edge so the lens sits at a prescribed angle on my eye. I can see great, but it feels like something is not right. I might just have to go under the laser.

Boise Art Museum has a new exhibit on the subject of robots opening this weekend. There is also a build night with a microcontroller orientation at the Reuseum Saturday @ 6PM.

Jason stops by for a tabula rasa nightlife report. He reveals a model for evening entertainment detection that involves no predetermined destination. It requires boots-on-the-ground field work in our urban walking grid. The boots looked like the slip on kind with a little bit of elastic. No zipper, Star Trek deals.

Kevin guides us through a satellite image inspired journey within. Don't let the pixel sirens fool ya.

Also we hear from some selections from a free compilation for the Unsound Festival that is happening in NYC this week.

Beardo - Nothing Changes
Neurotic Drum Band - Neurotic Erotic Adventure
Carl Craig - Experimento
Jacek Sienkiewicz - My Little Place
Coolzey - Retina Scan
Jack Splash - Charlie Wilson
Elk - Big Splash
Animal Collective - De Soto De Son
Shlohmo - Antigravity (Fulgeance Remix)
lilakmonoke aka Highway Patrol - 79 Nissan 280ZX


Friday, January 29, 2010

Sans profit ni victoire

The Basement Vintage Boutique is in the Idaho building, not the Alaska building. All these buildings named after after Western territories/States is a little confusing. I used to work in the Smith Tower in Seattle which was down the street from another Alaska building that had walruses with tusks on the facade.

Pink Floyd - One of These Days
Stereolab - Refractions in the Plastic Pulse
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
OY - First Box then Walk
Blockhead - The Prettiest Sea Slug
Steve Reich - Six Marimbas
Ligeti - Glissandi
Morton Subotnick - The Key to Songs
Eno/Byrne - Come With Us
Konono No.1 - Intro
Barikad Crew - Banm Afem
Pimp of Joytime - My Gold (Chico Man mix)


Friday, January 22, 2010

Perfect Acoustics

I watched two really good documentaries lately. One about Stax Records. The other, Copyright Criminals, about sampling. It's amazing how much influence the Soulsville sound had on beats based music. The sampling of it I think contributes to honoring those musicians, especially in light of the fluidity of media in the social Internet.

thievery corporation - radio retaliation
Chris Joss - Kali Flowers
ocote soul sounds - el diablo y el nau nau
antibalas orchestra - lets get funk
washed out - MIXTAPE VII – THE FANTASTIC SYMPHONY mashed up with Douglas Adams, Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy
New Order - Mesh
Osborne – “Afrika (Bullion Remix)”
Bar Kays - Copy Kat
booker t and the mgs - Time Is Tight
instant funk - everybody
vijay iyer trio - galang (trio riot version)
bionaut - Lubricate Your Livingroom (Mike Ink's Ambient Grunge Mix)
benjamin theves - texas (sebastian remix)
Atom Heart - when i come home


Friday, January 15, 2010

Guest DJ John Macaroy

I invited John Macaroy to guest DJ for FiloVision. He sent me a CD that he produced in his home studio. I couldn't convince him to come into the studio and do it live. I think he is scarred by the trauma he experienced in his commercial broadcast days back East when he worked for ABC. Apparently there were some indecency charges or complaints filed with the FCC, I'm not sure, I couldn't get much out of his agent except a few cryptic text messages. Hope you enjoy his selections and prompts to go to the Record Exchange to check out recordings by these artists. Here's the playlist of bands that guest DJ John Macaroy played tonight on FiloVision...

Vampire Weekend
The Generationals
White Rabbits (amazing album btw)
Grizzly bear
Animal Collective
Of Montreal
Bat for Lashes
Karen O and the kids (where wild things are soundtrack)

And then a coda of extras while I patched up the automation system after a hard drive crash. Send money so we can buy decent hardware. :-)

Ernest Gonzales - Self Awakening (Faunts Remix)
Annie - The Breakfast Song
The Whip - Divebomb (Crystal Castles Remix)
Goldfrapp - A&E (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) ...


Friday, January 08, 2010

Anthems of 2009

I had some guests in the studio including Gabe from A Modern Balloonist. They performed with Finn Riggins at the Linen Bldg. recently. Stay tuned for upcoming show info.

Some selections from my favorites that came out in 2009. For some reason I couldn't get the Jim O'Rourke to play. A couple of anthems here. Must be because everyone wants to wave their flag. Either that or it is an RPM branding requirement.

Amina - Doctor Finkelstein, In the Forest from A Nightmare before Christmas Revisited
Filastine - Fitnah (feat. Jessika Skeletalia Kenney) from Dirty Bomb
CFCF - You Hear Colours
Black Mold - Crooks from the Crystal Antz is Snow Blindness bonus material
Mochipet - Anthem
Bibio - the apple and the tooth
Tortoise - northern something
Yppah - Gumball Machine Weekend
Huff This - Ode
N.A.S.A. - Anthem
Dan Deacon - Woof woof
Memory tapes - pink stones
Chris Joss - Danger Buds
Amanda blank - Make it take it
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
Robin Guthrie - Red Moon Rising