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[Archive 10.16.13]

The Upstate Soundscape, 10.16.13

 

1) Eli Keszler, “Cold Pin 2” Cold Pin (PAN)

2) Hanged Up & Tony Conrad, “Gentle The Unlucky Astronomer” Transit of Venus (Constellation)

3) Harmony Rockets, The Crawling Journey of the Serpents of Starry Light- Live in New York City (Excelsior Melodies)

4) Chapels, “It Looked Different How You Described It”

5) Gruppo Di Improvisazione Nuova Consonanza, “Schema 1” Musica Su Schemi (Superior Viaduct)

6) High Aura’d, “Remain in Light” High Aura’d/Blood Bright Star 7″ split (Anti-Matter Records)

7) Miguel Prado and Michael Pisaro, “White Metal (Grey Series No. 2) (excerpt)”

8) Federico Durand, “Una Ciudad al pie de las Montanas” El idioma de las luciérnagas (Desire Path Recordings)

9) Skeleton Zoo, “Make You Love Me”

10) Huerco S. “Angel (Phase)” Colonial Patterns (Mexican Summer)

11) The Knife, “Without You My Life Would Be Boring” Shaking the Habitual (Rabid)


[2012 in Review: Michael Vitrano of Desire Path Recordings]

Michael Vitrano is head of Desire Path Recordings, a label based out of Buffalo that has released music by Kyle Bobby Dunn, Charlamagne Palestine & Janeck Schaefer, and Nite Lite. Here are some releases that he enjoyed from 2012.

High Aura’d, Sanguine Features (Bathetic)

Anxiously awaited this as his Mooncusser cassette was one of my favorites from 2011. Sought out John. Splendid human being. Became car soundtrack. Traveled everywhere with it. Bought LP. Continue to be in awe.

Nathan McLaughlin, The Refrigerator is Emotional (Senufo)

Exchanged some music with Nathan and he sent me some cassettes and his LP. Put it on, walked into other room, stopped, came back, sat down, stayed.

Paul Buchanan, Mid-Air (Newsroom)

Of Blue Nile. Fragile voice with fragile piano for the fragile psyche. “The buttons on your collar/The color of your hair/I think I see you everywhere.” First words, first track.

Coppice, Holes/Tracts (Consumer Waste)

The most original music being done right now. I don’t know how they make the “music” that they do.

Kane Ikin, Sublunar (12k)

Kane is one half of Australian duo Solo Andata. I will listen to anything Kane (or his Solo Andata partner Paul Fiocco) create forever. Sublunar has seemingly little in common with his work in Solo Andata, but there is a mood explored here which bears some resemblance to Ritual, the album Solo Andata put out with our label.

Kyle Bobby Dunn, In Miserum Stercus (Komino) and Bring Me The Head Of (Lowpoint)

An everlasting moment and everything else washes away. To me, Kyle is making some of the most important music of our lifetime.

Andrea Belfi, Wege (Room40)

Blistery. Bric-a-Brac. Belfi.

Grasshopper, The Day America Forgot (SicSic)

How this duo is not well-known is beyond me. House of Alchemy put out an excellent tape of theirs called Miles in the Sky, which was my introduction. This release takes their unique sound even further into the sky.

Hallock Hill, The Union/Hem of Evening  (MIE Music)

One guitar. With care, panache, elegance, poetry.


[Archive 11.21.12: ft. guest host Michael Vitrano of Desire Path Recordings]

 

1) Kane Ikin, “In the Shadow of the Vanishing Night” Sublunar (12k) 15
2) Loud & Sad, “Track 5” Unknown Species (GreenUp Industries)
3) Akira Rabelais, “Gymnopedie 3” Eisotrophobia (Returnal)
4) Charlemagne Palestine, “Part 2,” Four Manifestations on Six Elements (Sonabend Gallery)
5) Ben Bennett, “I’ll Call You When I Get Creamed by a Motorist,” Spoilage (Experimedia)
6)) Andrea Belfi, “D,” Wedge (Room 40)
7) Prayer, “Night Vigil,” Sequence 5 (Future Sequence)
8) Nite Lite, “Mythopoeic Imagination,” Megretz (Desire Path Recordings)
9) Grasshopper, “Side A,” The Day America Forgot (SicSic Tapes)
10) Jon Mueller, “Impatience,” Death Blues (Home Tapes)
11) Nathan McLaughlin, “Unknown,” The Refrigerator is Emotional (Senufo)
12) High Aura’d, “Sleep Like the Dead,” Sanguine Futures (Bathetic)
13) Rust Worship, “Side A,” Terrestrial Society (House of Alchemy)
14) Kyle Bobby Dunn, “In Praise of Tears,” In Miserum Stercus (Komino)
15) Virginia Astley, “From Gardens Where We Feel Secure,” From Gardens Where We Feel Secure (Rough Trade)
16) Leafcutter John, “A Slowly Growing Beautiful,” Tunis (Tsukoboshi)
18) Alfred Brown, “Drawn To a Withered Hand,” Music for Moving in Slow Motion (Asthmatic Kitty)

[Archive: 06.27.12]

1) Can, “Abra Cada Braxas,” The Lost Tapes Box Set (Mute)
2) Magic Shadows, “Golden Knife,” Sunburned Mind 7″ 
3) Kyle Bobby Dunn, “Ending of All Odds,” Bring me the Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn (Low Point)
4) M. Mucci, “”Apri L’Occhi Part 3” Apri L’Occhi Part 3 and 4 (Cassettestival)
5) High Aura’d, “Mercy Brown (excerpt)” Sanguine Futures (Bathetic Records)
6) Lefterna, “Somerwhere Else,” Not Here (If Anywhere) (cae-sur-a)
7) Alexander Ross, “Grandfather Paradox Part 1 (excerpt)” (Vauva)
8) Keith Fullerton Whitman, “Occlusion (Rue De Bitche),” Occlusions (Editions Mego)
9) Medumpolis, “State of the City Redress”
10) Damian Valles, “Nonparralell (in 4 Movements)- Movement II” (Experimedia)
11) Nonhorse, “Swollen NOVA Fruit” Nova Crimes (Green Age)
12) Public Speaking, “Bomb Swell” Tape Strangle 
13) Fossils from the Sun, “Blood 08,” Blood 08 (cae-sur-a)

[Preview 06.27.12: Oh Canada, Can, and G. Lucas Crane]

So much good stuff to get to tonight on The Upstate Soundscape. We’ll hear a trio of new tracks from Canadian artists Magic Shadow (Hamilton), M. Mucci (Guelph), and Kyle Bobby Dunn (Ontario).

We’ll preview a great show in Troy this Friday featuring DC’s Insect Factory, Brooklyn’s Public Speaking, and Troy’s very own G. Lucas Crane as Nonhorse.

Some other great new sounds to get to as well from the likes of Damian Valles and High Aura’d, plus we’ll hear a selection from the just released (and totally sick) Lost Tapes Box Set by Can.

As usual there will plenty of other surprises in store. The weirdness will hit your airwaves starting at 9pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Archive 11.23.11: Desire Path Recordings Special]

1) Bob Ohrum, “The Mess (You Left),” All Around Me (Relaxed Machinery)

2) SIGHUP, “City Passage,” City Passage (Feedback Loop)

3) Jacob Gotlib, “Slow Splintering”

4) Charlemagne Palestine and Janek Schaeffer, “Side 1,” Day of the Demons (Desire Path Recordings)

5) Benoît Pioulard, ” Autochoral,” Benoît Pioulard Plays Themla  (Desire Path Recordings)

6) Kyle Bobby Dunn, “Statuit,” Ways of Meaning (Desire Path Recordings)

7) Solo Andata, “Aggregate,” Ritual (Desire Path Recordings)

8) High Aura’d, Side B,” Mooncusser  (Ydlmier)

9) Cory Allen, “Shutter Echo,” Still (Quiet Design)

10) Nite Lite “Corvid,” Marlene (Stunned)

11) Shiflet, “(Sufferers),” Sufferers (Type)