Here is the latest mix from Buffalo’s Ghost Father. As usual, Ghost Father blends interesting, eclectic beats with off-kilter and strange sounding tracks from all sorts of different genres. Superbly mixed and highly adventurous. Enjoy.
Also, you can see Ghost Father perform this Friday as one half of UVB-76 at Hallwalls. UVB-076 will perform Kraftwerk’s The Man Machine as part of the ongoing Kraftwerkers of Buffalo series.
Here is a mix from Toronto group Off the International Radar. The kraut-influenced postrock outfit puts together podcasts and post them to their website for free download. This one is volume 4 from Winter of 2011 and is titled, ‘Episode 4: Music Post-Mortem.” This mix was also used by the youlookdeath.ly blog as the eight installment for its own mix series.
Regardless, its a cool mix with a lot of twists and turns. Enjoy.
YOULOOKDEATH.ly Vol. 8
01. Cyclist – Prime Cut (0:00)
02. Oneohtrix Point Never – Stress Waves (6:39)
03. John Baker – Factors (12:12)
04. Alessi Brothers – Seabird (12:39)
05. Jean Claude Vannier – L’enfant Au Royaume Des Mouches (15:46)
06. Au Pairs – Armagh (19:42)
07. Led Er Est – CC Exit (23:12)
08. The Sight Below – Dour (27:26)
09. Alain Goraguer – Deshominisation I (31:46)
10. Bernard Fevre – Restless (35:31)
11. Matrix Metals – Flamingo Breeze (excerpt) (37:44)
12. Here We Go Magic – Fangela (41:28)
13. Steve Thomsen – Autopia (46:55)
14. Wall of Voodoo – Lost Weekend (49:32)
15. Polyrock – Cries and Whispers (54:25)
16. The Walker Brothers – Shut Out (57:50)
17. Oh No Ono – Swim (1:00:34)
18. Group Doueh – Cheyla Ya Hiuune (1:05:06)
19. Broadcast – Black Cat (1:10:11)
20. Woo – Don’t Delay (1:14:03)
21. James Pants – A Chip in the Hand (1:18:02)
22. Gerry Rafferty – Right Down the Line (1:20:53)
23. Delia Derbyshire – Time To Go (1:25:15)
Here is a mix from Hamilton duo Orphx that was recorded at Montreal’s Mutek festival in 2010. On the surface, Orphx’s music and mixes (which generally consist of primarily their own songs) might sound like a darker more industrial take on traditional techno. Their inclusion in the Mutek festival though should clue you in to what those familiar with this duo already know–there is a lot more going on in their mixes then what you will hear in most other “electronic dance music” mixes.
Check their description from their soundcloud site below:
Since the mid-1990s, Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey have been creating a unique fusion of techno, industrial, and electro-acoustic music. Using modular and analog synthesizers, software, feedback circuits, location recordings and homemade instruments, Oddie and Sealey draw upon the darker tendencies of techno, electro, and dub, and combine these elements with the experimental aesthetics of early industrial music. Orphx has gained an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European “rhythmic noise” scene. They have performed in numerous countries around the world, appearing alongside artists such as Alva Noto, Laurie Anderson, Monolake, Pan Sonic and many others. Oddie and Sealey have also collaborated on audio / visual projects and exhibitions related to their musical work. Orphx have released nine full length albums and numerous singles on vinyl, cd and cassette. Their most recent work further develops a dark hybrid of techno, dub and industrial that has garnered critical acclaim from many of techno’s leading DJs.
On this week’s show, Cory E. Card and Jen Marquart of Rochester cassette label cae-sur-a will be in studio to play some past and future releases from their label. We’ll also post an interview that the two did with us tomorrow so make sure to check back for that. And, to top it all off, Cory was kind enough to put together this mix for us as well. Enjoy.
1. Zero Kama – Hassan I Sabba
2. Jac Berrocal – Rock ‘N Roll Station
3. Mayhem – Silvester Anfang
4. Meredith Monk – Understreet
5. Alfred Schnittke – Symphony No. 2: St. Florian: II. Gloria
6. Julian Cope – Soul Desert
7. These Feathers Have Plumes – Quiet Sun, Indian Summer
8. Andrew King – Three Ravens
9. My Dying Bride – le cerf malade
10. Raime – We Must Hunt Under the Wreckage of Many Systems
11. Acid Bath – New Death Sensation
12. The Master Musicians of Hopfrog – Cherries of Persia
13. Julian Cope – Westerm Front 1992 CE
14. The Icehorse – Smutsig Dag
No tracklisting is provided, but I can tell you that the mix gets downright funky at times, which is surprising considering the heavy conceptual work that Luke Fischbeck and Sara Rara are usually known for (see video at the bottom).
That type of work will be on full display Wednesday night for their Actual Reality performance. On the EMPAC website is a description of the upcoming performance that reads: Using an archive of Internet searches for the phrase “actual reality” as raw data for this process, acoustic sounds of musicians (and the audience) are analyzed and resynthesized in real-time and then presented back for reply, creating a call and response. Along with the “real” performance, collected source material—video and audio from previous performances, rehearsals, and incidental audio—is processed and layered on top, creating an endless loop of what is and what has been.
Certainly sounds like an interesting event to say the least. For now, though, enjoy this out-there mix from the experimental duo. Dublab’s description of it is included below.
Lucky Dragons dipped their pocket watches into wax because they know time is a construct of anxious society. Standing still can be just as fulfilling as moving forward. Meditation can be a motivation. Your trajectory is a trip, so trickle to this tier and place these sounds in your ears. Lucky Dragons are here to mingle with your mind.
Here is Foxy Digitalis podcast created by Eric Hardiman, mastermind behind Rambutan, the Tape Drift label out of Albany, and a host of other Upstate goodness. See tracklist below along with download link.
1- Conrad Schnitzler – 12 Stucke Aus Dem Jehr 1974 part 2 (“Gelb”, Edition Block)
2- Sonny Sharrock – Black Woman (“Black Woman”, Four Men with Beards reissue)
3- nuno canavarro – Alsee (“Plux Quba”, Moikai)
4- Supreme Dicks – Synaesthesia (“The Emotional Plague”, Homestead)
5- Bunalim – Basik Saclim (“Bunalim”, Shadoks)
6- nuno canavarro – untitled track 4 (“Plux Quba”, Moikai)
7- Souled American – Before Tonight (“Notes Campfire”, Catamount)
8- Idea Fire Company – Heroes of the Last Barricade (“The Island of Taste”, Swill Radio)
9- Bill Nace – Can You Give me an E (for Jack) (“Honest Strings, a Tribute to Jack Rose”, Three Lobed)
10- Fossils From the Sun – Happy (“From Another Sun”, Tape Drift)
11- Uday Bhawalkar – Puriya (“4000 Years of Indian Music”)
12- Andreas Brandal – Swarm (“Insects”, Twilight Luggage)
13- Dog Lady – b1 (“In the Commonwealth of Outermost Bodies”, self-released cassette)
14- Ascension – a (“two titles” 7″, Shock)
15- Dadamah – Replicant Emotions (“This is Not a Dream”, Kranky)
16- cruudeuces – highlight iii (“Strange Magic”, Kimberly Dawn)
17- Supreme Dicks – CuChulain (Blackbirds Loom) (“The Emotional Plague”, Homestead)