Featuring tracks by Les Rallizes Desnudes, Suicide, Cyrnai, Virna Lindt , Solid Space and more.
sound recordings of water / mostly creeks from East Bay , California … all of them are also uploaded onto a radio aporee project: http://aporee.org/maps/projects/water…
Water … thats what I am gonna have .. water !!
This is a mix of re – recordings of the contributions to the SONIC LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS project. The 9 pieces by *Dario Moratilla, **Hans Nibler Memorial**, Flavien Gillié**, Hopek Quirin, Jochen Arbeit, */*Anton Mobin*/*, Jen Eberhardt, Kris Limbach and **Pierce Warnecke* were played back in an outdoor landscape (in Healdsburg, California) and recorded again, capturing the resulting ambient in different ways, or performed live in the place (field improvisation by Pierce Warnecke & Kris Limbach) to read more about the project:
“The assumption throughout centuries of science had been that there was a logic underlying the apparent chaos of creation, but that human perception was too clouded and fallacious to discern it. By the nineteenth century science had abandoned that position, and the search for the fundamental unities became more and more a theoretical goal. An abrupt conceptual turnabout had taken place: whereas Plato had taught that anything the eye could see was illusory, modern science teaches that the only things that do exist are those that we can see.” (James, 1993)
This mix is an idea I’ve had for a long time: an hour or so’s worth of covers of the same song. It’s fun to finally hear these in one place, 16 versions of a possible 100. (Because we’re trying to go unnoticed by The Man, I can’t tell you what it is, you’ll just have to download it.) Enjoy!
An explanation of a personal nature:
This set of music emerges from a very specific location and a very specific time. Before I actually moved to the East Bay in 1992 to live there, I’d been coming up virtually every weekend anyways to go to 924 Gilman Street — Berkeley’s legendary punk venue — and be part of what felt like a large family community of musicians and music lovers. The irony is that I didn’t really go to Gilman Street much any more after actually moving to Berkeley; and it took me a few years before I found another family to fall in with. That group for me wound up being the people who circled around a central hub of the label Vaccination Records (1992-2002), purveyors of the region’s peculiar brand of what I guess for lack of a better term could be called avant-rock.
Not everybody in what I consider to be this “family” put out music on Vaccination (Mark Growden and Faun Fables spring immediately to mind), but then it must also be allowed that I have a subjective view on this grouping, and that this idea of a “family” of musicians is possibly a construct of my own personal devising. But it is true that people from all the various bands on Vaccination did end up in groupings with many of the other musicians, and made guest appearances on each other’s records or in each other”s live sets, so I’m not so entirely off-base as to call it a Community of like-minded oddball weirdos.
But to try and restrict myself to some useful parameters for this broadcast, I’ve chosen to only play material that was put out by Vaccination proper, and to play no more than one piece from any given release. This is a bare surface-scratching sampler; there’s lots of people and songs that obviously aren’t represented here. (And I’d probably have played more songs from All My Waking Moments In A Jar if it weren’t for my self-imposed rule… I also note that there’s only one non-local musician that made their way into this mix of mine, although Vaccination did put out a few out-of-state releases; not an intentional slight, just how my selection happened to land.)
It’s odd to realize that this music is receding into the past at an alarming rate. So for those who already know these songs, here’s a reminder of some spectacular music and live shows; for those who weren’t around for these bands, here’s an introduction with the hopes of keeping them from falling into complete and utter obscurity. (Merely “fairly thorough” obscurity will have to do.)
Giant Ant Farm — the Clapper (Dressed In Milk)
Charming Hostess — I’m Not Hungry (Eat)
9Wood — New Can of Ice (New Can of Ice)
9Wood — El Dorado (American Salt Lick)
Mumble and Peg — Resigned (All My Waking Moments In A Jar)
Mumble and Peg — Hangman (Hangman)
Mumble and Peg — Rickety Ladder (This Ungodly Hour)
Eskimo — Wasabamole (Some Prefer Cake)
Idiot Flesh — The Idiot Song (Fancy)
Rube Waddell — Eunice Irene (Stink Bait)
Rube Waddell — I’ve A Lovely Piece of Lovely Crumpet in My Pocket (Bound for the Gates of Hell)
Amy Denio — Act of Being Polite (Eyesore: a Stab at the Residents compilation)
Grndntl Brnds — Impact (The Great Dumbening)
At some point when living in New Orleans, my housemates and I were asked to take care of a club DJ friend’s set up while he moved house, so of course I took the opportunity to put it to “good use”. The following mix was originally onto cassette, and the levels are a little hot, but that’s the accurate document of that time. All material used in the mix was (is) from my own collection of musics.
The performers in the foreground of the first mix are primarily from Berlin and Melbourne, so there are tracks by Blixa Bargeld, Die Haut with Anita Lane, Einsturzende Neubauten, some spoken word by Nick Cave, and a section of the “Wings of Desire” soundtrack. The background layers feature Zoviet France, Organum, and Caspar Brotzmann Massacre.
As to the second mix, the foreground is dominated by Swans and side-project Skin, with Test Dept. and Sprung Aus den Wolken, with a segment from the soundtrack to “Ghosts of the Civil Dead”. The backing sounds come courtesy of Main, Zoviet France and Muslimgauze, for the most part.
Enjoy the trip back in time to my house outside the French Quarter, circa 1996.
Above is the Pilot Show for Radio Residue. Featuring tracks by Orloj Snivcu, Rajesh Mehta & Irena A Vojtech Havlovi, Ad Van Buuren, James Fulkerson & Phil Niblock, Antarctica and more. All of the recordings presented in this show were made at a Monastery Plasy in the Czech Republic by the Hermit Foundation, between 1993 and 1997. The tracklist is available in the comments section.