Friday, October 18, 2013

1990-07-25 Cosmology

Children involved in the occult? Family not respondin to your authoriuty? Concerned about money and getting all the things you want? You need to adjust your view of the universe. This set of musical, voice and sound stimuli night be of assistance. It might provide you with a variety of new choices. And a lot of fun if you like tragicomedy.

Music included: No play list was read this week. I just pulled together music, songs, voice samples and sound effects into some sort of acoustic mash-up.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

1987-07-29 Frazzle Show

The state of being completely exhausted or worn out: "I'm tired, worn to a frazzle".

The question is, does this program come from being in this condition, or does it cause this condition, or both?

No play list was read, but there are many strange sounds, voices and musics.

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1989-03-22 Instead of Narcotics

Vacation week 1989 on the Vermont campus. The show is therefore a kinder, gentler program of ambient music. Music to chant mantras to, trying to get high without drugs, using the power of your mind and the music. Give it a try.

Music included:
Zoviet France, Hafler Trio, Lustmord, Nocturnal Emissions, Chris & Cosey, Graeme Revell, Deficit Desannes Ineriores, Severed Heads and a lot more.

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1989-03-08 Holy Terror

The collision between fundamentalist Christian evangelism, mostly on television, and contemporary industrial music, gave birth to these sounds and combinations. I implemented this sound-voice-music combination. This may be a bit disturbing at times, but that was probably intended. 

I have nothing against Jesus. From all I can tell he was wonderful. I do have a problem with some who say they speak for him. 

Music included:
Zoviet France, Bob Tilton, Oil City Symphony, Bill Kirby, Front 242, Commodity Fetish, Severed Heads, Maffia, Singalong Kids Chorus, Blackhouse, Tammie Faye Bakker, Burl Ives, Selwyn Cox, Chris & Cosey, 93 Current 93, Tuxedomoon, Trained Circus Dogs, Broken Gene Posse, and a lot more. 

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

1986-05-21 Recommended Records 7"

Recommended Records is an obscure UK label (also known as Re Records) that produces lots of obscure stuff. Obscure, yes, but never weak. Recommended Records (RēR) is a British independent record label and distribution network founded by Chris Cutler in March 1978. RēR features largely "Rock in Opposition" and related music, but it also distributes selected music released on other independent labels.

In 1982 Cutler established November Books, the publishing wing of Recommended Records, and between 1985 and 1997, Recommended Records and November Books published RēR Quarterly, a "quarterly" sound-magazine edited by Cutler.

In 1989 Recommended Records became known as RēR Megacorp.

Today we feature 7" records that celebrate the label's seventh anniversary.

This really is well worth a listen.

Music includes: Vogel, Cassiber, Peter Blegvad, Faust, R. Stevie Moore, Art Bears, Universe Zero, David Thomas, Residents, Test Dept, Nurse with Wound and a lot more.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

1989-09-27 Maldistributed Middle Term

I hate it when my ideas are ruined by a maldistributed middle term.

Found sound and industrial droning dominate this show, along with assorted voice clips and other sounds. Also a lot of what can be called "Media Ecology," but then what can't be called that?

Music included: Negativland, Negativland interview, Hafler Trio, PGR, Zoviet France, and a lot more.

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1989-09-20 Enlightenment & Persuasion

Rocking the planet down to the granite.

Music included: Missing Brazilians, Keith LeBlanc, Chris & Cosey, Jane Siberry, Fra Lippo Lippe, Die Warzaw, Commodity Fetish, 9 Inch Nails, Pankow, Laibach, KMFDM, Ajax, and a lot more.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1989-09-13 Entertain Them

This show took place in the great age of sampler bop gone wild. Sounds that were not meant to be music were sequenced and unleashed. I was actually involved in creating a lot of this (Commodity Fetish, Shadow Work). As long as you want a beat and some thoughtful ideas, this is for you.

Music included: Greater than One, Frontline Assembly, Commodity Fetish, Chris & Cosey, Borghesia, 9 Inch Nails, Back to One, Laibach, Manufacture, Weathermen, Shadow Work and a lot more.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1994-08-10 Doctoring the Debaters

Hundreds of debaters are trapped in research work sessions at the World Debate Institute summer policy debate session in Burlington, Vermont. They are forced to listen to the radio. I am on the radio, and I am playing audio jokes on them of a wide variety. Because I am like that. Expect the unexpected.

No play list today, but a wide variety of strange sounds and musics.

1991-08-14 Proto-Industrial

A collection of late 1980's early 1990's proto-industrial music,  but some may not call it music. There is a lot of variety here, except that there is nothing really normal.

Music included: Controlled Bleeding, Coil, Tape Beatles, PTV 3, Z'Ev, Test Department, Apocalypse, Heaven's Command, Agincourt, Pax Britannia, Hunting Lodge, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and a lot more.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1988-11-09 Election '88

I found myself in three different roles here. First, I am a citizen of the nation and I care about it. Second, I am a university professor and I teach courses in presidential campaign rhetoric. Third, I have this proto-industrial music radio program. Oh, and of course, the election of 1988 had just happened.

I took music and sounds and mixed them in with candidates and news voices and average voices and unrelated voices with a good mixing of static and random music. Much of the entertainment is provided by George Bush and Mike Dukakis.

It starts with a cut I did with Commodity Fetish called "Angry Speech."

It is all rather sad, really.


1988-08-24 Crystal Shattered

Sound can have an impact. It can shatter, soothe, transmute and a lot more. Come and see how this happens. There are some great liner notes that describe how these sounds operate. Pay attention to the instructions about half way through. Turn it up and tune it in and see what it does to you. 

Music included: Nocturnal Emissions, Lustmord, Bill Kirby's Escherhead, Nurse with Wound, Laibach,  Test Department, Vagina Dentata Organ, Astronauts in Grave Peril, and a lot more. 


1986-05-07 Agony Mix

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A lot of things that sound just slightly off, even for proto-industrial music. But it is a very interesting and pretty industrial, right up and in to the news by Kathy Biscardi. This will keep you awake. It is a creation in sound that expresses a negative intellectual and emotional reaction to modern industrial society and commodity culture.

Music included: Commodity Fetish, Test Department, Rema Rema, Die Form, Hula, Inner Itch, Swans, Coil, Bill Nelson, Colin Newman, Zoviet France, Muslimgauze, Temple of Psychic Youth, Severed Heads, and a lot more.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

1988-11-16 Ten Years Since Jonestown

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18 November 1978 Jonestown, Guayana where 915 people die in a mass suicide, many are murdered. All on the orders of the Reverend Jim Jones. I actually give a test at the end of the program.

This is an acoustic creation coming from news reports, radio broadcasts, actual tapes of Jim Jones, movies and reenactments; Psychic TV, AbdoMen, Soviet france, MB and a lot more. Jim Jones tapes from the Library of Congress.

This is one of the most disturbing programs I ever put together.

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1986-01-15 So Gallantly Screaming

Edward Ka-Spel
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Just a weekly musical experience, a little more of the European alternative type, along with some industrial and some sample rhythms. Good addition of Q. Crisp and Spig for some words. This is a nice acoustic collage and a good example of the kind of thing I was doing week after week.

Playlist included:
Legendary Pink Dots, Edward Ka-Spel, Psychic TV, Nurse with Wound, Eraserhead, Severed Heads, Quentin Crisp, Cabaret Voltaire, Spig, George Melly, P231 Ankh, Sympathy Nervous, Propaganda and a lot more.


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Friday, February 3, 2012

1986-08-00 Things Fall Apart

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Industrial sounds and rhythms combine with harsh voices to produce a musical sense of alienation amidst a modern industrial society. Moves from groove to harsh sequences easily. I called it "powerful industrial noise."

Playlist included:
Esplendor Geometrico, Severed Heads, Einsturzende Neubauten, Twenty Committee, Sleep Chamber, Women of the SS, Neozalanda, P16.D4, Psychic TV, Sickness of Snakes, Nocturnal Emissions and a lot more.


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Thursday, February 2, 2012

1994-11-04 Requiem for the Polis

Very discouraged about the political process, but I don't want to be trite about it, so I tried to put something together that was expressive without being a list of complaints. America, America.

Playlist included: Autopsia, Shadow Work, Coil, Psyclones, Residents, Controlled Bleeding, Tape Beatles and a lot more.


1994-10-05 MultiMix

This is a complete noise and sound collage with only occasional and minimal musical backing. Just listening to this is a lot of hard work. I know that isn't much of an endorsement, but it is what it is and I am fairly pleased with it. It is an excellent technical achievement whatever you consider its merits as a form of expression.
As with a visual collage, a Sound Collage is made up of pieces, splices, and overlapping layers, all combined to create an audio piece unique from the source sounds. As with any category defined by its process of creation, pieces that fall under the heading sound collages vary in nature widely, ranging from narrative to ambient.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1994-09-14 Mister Martin

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Some of the great voices here mixed together in a rather appealing way that is fun but with a point. Many different points made here. William S. Burroughs and his character Mr. Martin set the stage for this week's program.

Playlist includes: Everett Dirksen, Crosley Bendix, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Bob Dobbs, Negativland, Tape Beatles, Andy Fairley, and more Burroughs.

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1994-08-17 Early Fall

Strictly new techno-ambient music from the time. Very accessible to me today as a techno-ambient listener, or maybe my tastes haven't changed that much. Very few voices here. Love that Deep Space Network!

Playlist included: Timelords, Deep Space Network, Original Rockers, Higher Intelligence Agency, GOL, Groove Corporation, Banco de Gaia, Digital Jesus, APL, and a lot more.