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[Preview 2.15.11]

Tune in tonight to 91.3 FM WBNY at 10pm for another episode of The Upstate Soundscape. Plenty of good stuff lined up including some old Mercury Rev, Malaria Control, Odonis Odonis, Bear Flames, Tony Conrad with Faust, and lots of others.

Our Brother the Native

We’ll also take a listen to some artists that will be performing this weekend in Buffalo, including Thee Mt. Silver Zion and Our Brother the Native.

Show starts at 10pm. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Free Music Friday: Bear Flames, EPs and Demos]

After a several year hiatus Bear Flames re-emerged with a performance at Hallwall’s last month. Whether or not the reunion was a one-off is unclear at the moment*, but the avant-rock trio out of Buffalo has made available a bunch of their old stuff to download via guitarists Scott Valkwitch’s SoundCloud site. Enjoy.

*Note: Valkwitch has responded by saying that the Hallwall’s show was “not a one-off reunion and we have been rehearsin’ NEW material.”  After listening to the old stuff I have to say that’s welcome news. 

From Soundcloud site:

Tracks 7 thru 10 Recorded in 2007 By Chris (RIP).
Tracks 1 thru 6 Recorded from 2005-06 by Bare Flames.

Jim Abramson – drums
T Andrew Trump – guitar, bass
Scott Valkwitch – guitar, effects


[Archive 02.01.12]

1) Cruudeuces, “Philadelphia Thieves,” Various Skin Figurines (Skell LLC)
2) The Cat’s Orchestra, “Tail Tale,” Giant Claw/The Cat’s Orchestra Split (cae-sur-a)
3) Baczkowski/Sack Duo, “Keet Seel,” Split Cassette (House of Alchemy)
4) Zs, “Acres of Skin,” New Slaves (Social Registry)
5) Keir Neuringer and DJ Sniff, Live at the Night of Unexpected (Amsterdam 2007)
6) Colin Fisher, “Side 2,” Elfin Choirs 
7) Bear Flames, “Ifs”
9) All of Them Withces, “Believe Me Ma’am, You Are Not the First Non-Responsive,” Breathers vs. Drivers
10) Velvet Elvis, “Part 1,” No Rules in The Wasteland (cae-sur-a)
11) Pauline Oliveros, Primordial Lift (Deep Listening Publications)