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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.
Tons of great stuff to get to tonight on The Upstate Soundscape, including new Pauline Oliveros, Kyle Bobby Dunn, and Velvet Elvis (who will also be rolling through Buffalo this Saturday).
We’ll also preview the The Thing with Joe McPhee show scheduled for Tuesday at Hallwall’s.
Show starts at 9pm. Tune in to 91.3WBNY FM or stream at WBNY.org.
1) SIGHUP, “City Passage,” City Passage (Feedback Loop Label)
2) Chapels, “I Have Tried, Part 1,” I Have Tried (House of Alchemy)
3) Mold Omen, “The Driver/The Mechanic,” Blacktop (cae-sur-a)
4) Bob Ohrum, “For Dan (Excerpt),” All Around Me (Relaxed Machinery)
5)Kyle Bobby Dunn, “Touhy’s Theme,” Ways of Meaning (Desire PAth Recordings)
6) Kyle Bobby Dunn, “In Praise of Tears”
7) throuRoof, “Feathers & Blood,” Feathers & Blood (cae-sur-a)
8) Scott Valkwitch, “In the Red,” From the Deepest Depths of a Bottomless Light (House of Alchemy)
9) All of Them Withces, “Toyotal Recall,” Breathers vs. Drivers
10) All of Them Witches, “That’s a Real Head Scratcher,” Breathers vs. Drivers
11) All of Them Witches, Tocqueville Owes Back Taxes,” Breathers vs. Drivers
12) All of Them Witches, “Party Car,” Breathers vs. Drivers
13) KBD Sonic Collective, “Native”
Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape we will continue checking out the releases that we have been reviewing for our [2011 in Review] section. We’ll hear tracks from the reviews of the past week including Chapels, SIGHUP, Bob Ohrum, throuRoof, and Kyle Bobby Dunn.
We’ll also take a listen to a new unreleased track from Kyle Bobby Dunn called “In Praise of Tears.”
We’ve got another week or so of reviews left and we’ll preview some of them including the one for All of Them Witches’ new album Breathers vs. Drivers. The review for Breathers vs. Drivers is scheduled to post tomorrow, while All of Them Witches will also play a show this Saturday at Mohawk Place.
Also going to preview the show going down at The Vault this Friday with the KBD Sonic Cooperative (no connection to Kyle Bobby Dunn), ChinaUFO, Malaria Control, Fluxmonkey, and Jason Zeh.For those of you planning on attending this show, make sure you head down to Merge afterward for Freeform Fridays with me and the Vinyl Retentives. All vinyl, no cover, and cheap PBR tallboys. Should be a good way to close out the night.
The Upstate Soundscape starts at 10pm on 91.3 FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.
At this point, there is not much more that can be said about Kyle Bobby Dunn’s album Ways of Meaning. Google the album and you’ll see the considerable amount of digital ink that was spilled across the internet about the Ontario native’s drone album since it was released earlier this year by Buffalo label Desire Path Recordings.
Here’s a sample:
Anti-Gravity Bunny–which cited Ways of Meaning as the third best drone album of 2011–said it was the “most delicate bliss I’ve ever experienced. 100% shining purity.”
Dusted Magazine explained that the album served as a pleasant “reminder to slow your roll’ and even NPR’s All Songs Considered (not exactly the go-to source for drone music) exulted the album for its “shimmering brilliance.”
We could continue this list indefinitely, but let’s instead see what the local/regional press in Buffalo and the Upstate region had to say about KBD’s album. After all, this universally acclaimed release was brought forth into the world by Desire Path Recordings, a young micro-label out of Buffalo. Surely, the same label that Lend Me Your Ears declared as “masterful” and the ‘Best New Label of 2011′ earned a write up or two from the local music literati, right?
Well, actually, no.
Save for the blog you are currently reading, not a peep was muttered ’round these parts regarding one of the most celebrated albums of the year that happened to be made in our own backyard. The Upstate Soundscape, on the other hand, did a whole feature on Desire Path which you can read here along with a radio interview that you can listen to here.
Anyway, regardless of who did cover it and who didn’t cover it. . .Ways of Meaning is a beautiful album and you should hear it. End of story.
Review by Cameron Alexander