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[Archive 05.23.12]

1) War on Drugs, “Coast Reprise,” Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)
2) Dog Lady (Island), “Folk of the Old Flood and Loud Doom Part 2,” Folk of the old flood and loud doom (Alien Passengers)
3) Medumpolis, “Dumpster”
4) Polar Envy, “Sixteen”
5) Parashi, “White Powder Man”
6) SlowPitch, “”Another Other Space,” Biosphere Stargaze (Bah Doom Recordings)
7) No UFOs,  “Flood III” Mind Controls the Flood EP (Public Information)
8) Shackleton, “Music For the Quiet Hour part 2” Music for the Quiet Hour (Honest Jon’s)
9) Ursula Bogner, “Liner Notes” Sonne=Blackbox (Faitiche)
10)  Keith Fullerton Whitman, “Rythemes Naturels”
11) Leboeuf et Laviolette, “Crystale”
12) Tim Hecker, “Analog Paralysis, 1978,” Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
*Note: The below songs were played at top of the show, but did not make the recording due to technical error.
1) Underground River, “In The Sand,” Endless Air; The Other Side of Happenings (Owl Records)
2) Clay Cantrell, “Late Aster Girl,” The Tree Farmer (House of Alchemy)
3) Ducktails, “Sun Out My Window,” Welcome Home: Diggin the Universe (Woodsist)
4) White Fence, “It’s Confusing When You Wake Up,” Family Perfume Vol. 2 (Woodsist)
5) Six Organs of Admittance, “Black Wall,” The Sun Awakens (Drag City)

[Preview 05.23.12: Mutek, Dog Lady, and some Freak Folk]

Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape we are going preview  Mutek, an International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music that will take place in Montreal from Wed., 5/30 to Sun., 6/3.

Now in its 13th year Mutek has become one of the premier festivals in the world and we’ll take a listen to some artists that will be performing.

Dog Lady Island

Also going to hear a track from Dog Lady Island who is scheduled to perform in both Albany and Buffalo this week. We’ll also hear tracks from the other artists on the bill for the Buffalo show.

But before we get to either of those segments, we’ll start things off with a mini-freak folk set. Just for the hell of it.

Show starts at 9pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.

[Read: MUTEK_Lab presents “Tools for an Unknown Future” Symposium]

The annual Mutek festival will take place in Montreal next week.  Prior to the festival’s launch on Wednesday, 5/30 the festival organizers will host a very interesting symposium called ‘MUTEK_Lab presents “Tools for an Unknown Future.”

This symposium will run from Monday to Wednesday (5/28-2/30) before Mutek itself launches that Wednesday night. The symposium is free and open to the public. Check out the program, it sounds fascinating. See the info/links below.

Also, make sure to tune in to The Upstate Soundscape on Wed., 5/30 because we will do a Mutek special and take a look at artists that are performing at this year’s festival.


MUTEK_Lab presents “Tools for an Unknown Future” Symposium: A symposium organized in collaboration with ICAS (May 28, 2012 – May 30, 2012 in Montreal)

Featuring a mix of keynotes, panels, case studies and presentations, the Tools for an Unknown Future symposium is a 3-day conference aimed at elaborating a cohesive view of the current trends within groundbreaking artistic mediums.  
FREE ENTRY with RSVP.  To RSVP, click here.
For a detailed program click HERE. 

[Mixed Up Monday: Orphx, Live @ Mutek]

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.

[Call for Proposals: Mutek 2012]

Here is a call for proposals for Mutek 2012 sent out by info@mutek.org.


Want to take part in MUTEK’s 13th edition which will take place in Montreal May 30 – June 3rd, 2012?

MUTEK is constantly on the lookout for new projects and proposals from artists that explore new directions and strive to push the boundaries of digital and electronic creativity. Over the years the festival has always offered a variety of cultural experiences, combining:

* Live acts
* Audiovisual performances

* Multimedia projects, including interactive urban installations and architectural mappings
* Canadian talent


We strongly encourage applicants to accompany their submissions with live recordings of their performances. Please note that as MUTEK is dedicated to presenting live performances, DJ mixes are not considered.

The submission deadline for all MUTEK 2012 proposals is December 9th, 2011, though we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible, as we are already piecing together our program.

Send your proposals, demos, links and other relevant information by completing the form:

Follow this link to fill out the Artist Application Form for Mutek 2012.  

And/or by regular mail to:

P.O. Box 855 – Desjardins Station
Montreal (Quebec) H5B 1B9

Please note that we cannot confirm the receipt of packages. Artists will be contacted if they have been selected to perform at the festival.

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest.

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