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[Archive 04.25.12]

1) Ches Smith, “Pressed On,” Congs for Brums II: Noise to Men 
2) Machinefabriek, “Brown,” Colour Tones (Fang Bomb)
3) SlowPitch, “Brain Test Mantra,” Biosphere Stargraze (Bah Doom Recordings)
4) Nastro, “25” 300mq (Upside Down Recordings)
5) Giant Claw, “Righteous-Injustice-Hellearth,” Giant Claw/The Cat’s Orchestra Split (cae-sur-a)
6) Ghost Father, “Tangential”
7) Tomutonttu, “Rattus (Live),” The Noise from Ridgewood, A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn (Obsolete Units)
8) Skeleton Zoo, “More Various Flavors of Chip”
9) Lord Tang, “Thang,” Lord Thang (Gigante)
10) Buildings and Mountains, “Epidemic Magnificent,” SummerGut String (Blood Dirt)
11) Chapels, “No Graves,” The Noise from Ridgewood, A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn (Obsolete Units)
12) Baczkowski Sack Duo, “Keet Seel,” Baczkowski Sack Duo/Butcher, Breyer, Khoury Trio Split (House of Alchemy)
13) Jeffery Star, “Sound Opera,” Out of Nowhere: Electro-Acoustic Music from the Upstate Fringe (Big Orbit)
14) Underground River, “In The Sand,” Endless Air; The Other Side of Happenings (Owl)
15) Future by Now, “This Is Not,” Blood Dirt Companion, Vol. 1 (Blood Dirt)
16) Squanto, “Like Chlorine,” On Being Lumpy 
17) Off the International Radar, “A Cold Mirror,” Hot Lips 
18) M. Mucci, “The Days Blur Together” Tall House Recordings


[Preview 04.25.12: Ches Smith, Silent Barn Comp, SlowPitch]

Tonight’s show is gonna be all over the map. We got stuff from Oneonta’s Buildings and Mountains, Binghamton’s Underground River, some songs from the Silent Barn benefit album, some new SlowPitch…..and all kinds of other stuff that we will hopefully get to.

The Noise from Ridgewood: A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn

We’ll also hear a song by percussionist Ches Smith–performing at the Vault this Monday–from his new album Congo for Bums II: Noise to Men. 

Ches Smith

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Visually Sound Sunday: SlowPitch, ‘Improvisations’]

Check out these really cool improvs from Toronto experimental turntablist SlowPitch.

From YouTube:

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Improvised composition using a turntable, percussion sequencer and effects/looping device by Toronto based turntable artist SlowPitch.

SlowPitch delivers a heavy dose of crackly textures, turntable wobbles and uniquely mesmerizing drones to create lush audio landscapes and euphoric rhythms. Perfect for drawing parties, craft events, book readings, theatre settings, meditation and more.

You can catch SlowPitch performing in the flesh at the Improvisation is Something We Live symposium scheduled to take place in Guelph, Ontario, on Friday, March 30. Check the link for more info.


[Archive 02.22.12]

1) Velvet Elvis, “Where’s Your Marlboro Man Now?” No Rules in the Wasteland (cae-sur-a)
2) SlowPitch, “Teary-Eyed Bird Watcher”
3) Orphx, “Signal to Noise,” Circuitbreaking (Hymen)
4) Katastrophic, “Refigure (Mark Kloud Remix)”
5) Kristachuwan, “Rurricane Helics”
6) Kid on Purpose, “Saul Solemnly Searching his Soul on the Surface of the Sun,” Diffusion Tensor (Level 4 Activated)
7) Skeleton Zoo, “Broken Sky Welder”
8) Sink/Sink, “Astronavt,” The Darkest Dark Goes (Feedback Loop Label)
9) Occult Modem Setting, “Submit (Directly to Chef),” Compression Artifacts 
10) Todd Peck, “Daze Away” Adirondack Ocean  
11) Kevin Hume, “Love is a Feeling,” Out of Nowhere – Electro-Acoustic Music from the Upstate Fringe
12) University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, “Inferno” Electronic Music
13) Bent Spoon Duo, “B,” Price of Darkness (House of Alchemy)
14) KG Price with T. Andrew Trump, “Pulmonary Import”
15) Off the International Radar, “Critical Mass,” OTIR 003
16) Women, “Eye Sore,” Public Strain (Jagjaguwar)


[Archive 01.04.11]

1) SlowPitch, “No Turning Back,” REPLCMNT
2) ProEf, “Fading DeLights,” All Eye Know
3) Beta Cloud, “Crystaline,” Glossy Eyes Vol. 1 (Bad Drone Media)
4) VWLS, “Maurauder Water,” Glossy Eyes Vol. 1 (Bad Drone Media)
5) Alfred Brown, “I’m Not a Fox for Nothing,” Glossy Eyes Vol. 1 (Bad Drone Media)
6) Mutus Liber, “Hesitation Resources,” Glossy Eyes Vol. 1 (Bad Drone Media)
7) Grasshopper, “I Sang a Sad Song Today,” Miles in the Sky (House of Alchemy)
8) Parashi, “Car char odonto saurus,” Parashi/Granitkorridor Split (Stunned Records)
9) Benoît Honoré Pioulard, “A Land Which Has No End,” Plays Thelma (Desire Path Recordings)
10) Claymation, “Solidarity,” The Dolphin Key (Magnetic Eye Records)
11) Richard Lainhart, “Live @ Alfa Art Gallery 4.9.11”


[Preview 01.04.12: More 2011 in Review]

Richard Lainhart RIP (1953-2011)

Tonight on The Upstate Soundscape we will continue our look back at 2011 by taking a listen to the releases that have been reviewed by our writers over the past week, including Grasshopper’s Miles in the Sky, Bad Drone Media’s Glossy Eyes, Vol. 1, SlowPitch’s REPLCMNT and more.

You can catch up with the reviews by scrolling down and checking out the reviews from the past week.

We will also pay tribute to Richard Lainhart, a renowned experimental composer with Upstate ties. The Albany University alumni died on December 30 after complications arose following a surgical procedure to remove intestinal cancer.

We’ll hear a recording of Richard performing live in Nyack, New York this past February.

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[2011 in Review: SlowPitch, ‘REPLCMNT’]

Since experimental turntabilsm’s inception with John Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape No. 1” in 1939 most turntablism of this nature has been dominated by avant-garde artists who adopted the turntable and/or records as instruments because of their ability to provide unconventional and aesthetically intriguing sounds. Toronto’s SlowPitch, on the other hand, sounds instead like an actual DJ that has been schooled in traditional turntablism and who has now progressed naturally into experimental territory after mastering the tools of the disc jockey’s trade.

SlowPitch’s comfort with less esoteric (i.e. traditional) turntable techniques like scratching, juggling, transforming etc. is reflected by the overall smoothness and seamlessness in which REPLCMNT unfolds. And despite coming in at just over 18 minutes in length REPLCMNT is packed with sonic references that will test the most ardent crate diggers. And for the more meditative listener, REPLCMNT is rich in layered drones that vibrate against one another like snoring atoms, punctuated by crackling samples, with imaginative delay-drenched scratches.

It would be interesting to see more hip-hop DJs pick up the challenge that is REPLCMNT. After all it is perhaps a blueprint of sorts that could provide a way forward to an entire generation of hip-hop DJs that latched themselves to a once-dominant genre that has since exhausted itself both creatively and commercially.

Forgive me while I dream, but imagine if today’s many hip-hop DJs, who often possess unquestionably amazing technical skills, were liberated from the formulaic machismo of hip-hop to begin work on something more open ended, more imaginative. If that were to happen, REPLCMNT would undoubtedly serve as one of the crucial recordings to bridge the two worlds.

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Review by Jamie Moore


[visually sound sunday: SlowPitch, “Mind Cntrl”

Here is the video for “Mind Cntrl,” a track off of Toronto experimental turntablist SlowPitch’s new release, REPLCMNT. The video is an abstract kaleidoscopic journey directed by WifiHifiScifi.

You can hear more of SlowPitch’s REPLCMNT by going to the the Upstate Soundscape archive and listening to last week’s show here.

Enjoy.


[archive: 10.12.11]

 

1) Oneohtrix Point Never, “Its A Good Time,” Replica (Software)

2) Simon Scott, “Honeymoon,” Bunny (Miasmah)

3) Alfred Brown, “I’m Not a Fox for Nothing,” Glossy Eyes, Vol.1 (Bad

Drone Media)

4) Mold Omem, “GTO,” Blacktop (Cae-sur-a)

5) Icarus, “Skate Glug,” Check the Water (The Leaf Label)

6) Xela, “List & Paradise,” The Sublime (Dekorder)

7)SlowPitch, “No Turning Back,” REPLCMNT

8) SlowPitch, “Mind Ctrl,” REPLCMNT

9) SlowPitch, “Subtract Attention Span,” REPLCMNT

10) SlowPitch, “Deep Spaced,” REPLCMNT

11) SlowPitch, “Mysterious Grip,” REPLCMNT

12) Benoit Honore Pioulard, “Calder,” Benoît Honoré Pioulard Plays Thelma (Desire Path Recordings)

13) Stone Baby, “Absinthe Lover in the Opium Den,” The Flaneur (House of Alchemy)

14) Kid on Purpose, “There Now Then,” Diffusion Tensor (Level 4 Activated)

15) Machinefabriek &Gareth Davies, “Mackerel Sky,” Ghost Lanes (Dekorder)

16) Neu!, “Negativland,” Neu!(Brain Records)


[preview 10.12.11: Benoît Honoré Pioulard, SlowPitch and more]

Pathway003: Benoît Honoré Pioulard Plays Thelma

A bunch of new stuff to get to tonight on The Upstate Soundscape, including a track from Benoît Honoré Pioulard’s new album that’s being put out by Buffalo-based label Desire Path Recorings.

We’ll also hear the new EP REPLCMNT from Toronto-based experimental turntablist SlowPitch in its entirety.

Slowpitch- Replcmnt

 

And we got some new stuff from German label Dekorder, Rochester label Cas-sur-a, plus a great new track from Oneohtrix Point Never’s new album Replica. 

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org