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

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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. http://www.allmusic.com/explore/style/sound-collage-d11071


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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.


1994-07-20 A Calm Before

This is a pretty groovy and accessible mix. There are some strange spots, of course, but there is a light instrumental theme that seems almost ambient beats and grooves in terms that we would use today (2012).

Playlist included: Space Time Continuum, Grain, Psyfield, WFO, The Grid, Material, Tranquility Base, Future Sound of London, Elements of Trance, Hawk and a lot more.


1994-07-13 My Weekly Lecture

I seem to be awfully full of myself here as I introduce this program, stuff about a communication construct to give you something to think about instead of telling you what to think. There is no play list, but it is an interesting and thought provoking voice, sound and music piece once I stop talking. Well worth a toe-tapping listen.