Oneohtrix Point Never’s 2011 album, Replica, was a rare type of excellent — not only was it a moving & detailed work of experimental/ambient goodness, it also felt significantly different from OPN’s earlier releases, adding uniquely arranged samples and rhythmic moments which conjured a pop spirit into experimental sound bodies. The trend tends to be for musicians to become more… standardized? commercially groomed?.. as their visibility rises, so it was so refreshing to hear Replica pull things even further out.
So. Join us to hear OPN share music and chat about his songwriting + live performance approaches, VHS-visions in the era of YouTube, synthesizers, slowness, what he is up to co-running the Software label. Also for discussion: Mexican border sci-fi (Sleep Dealer reference anyone?), and, if we’re lucky & can get the muddy scoop declassified in time, we’ll get to learn about Lopatin’s very recent work mixing a great indie band.
The show will be a two-hour special, 7-9pm on Wednesday March 14thdate TBA on WFMU.
Radio Boredcast is a 744-hour continuous online radio project, curated by artist Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us, host of Do or DIY on WFMU) with AV Festival. In response to our ambiguous relationship with time - do we have too much or not enough? - Radio Boredcast celebrates the detail, complexity and depth of experience lost through our obsession with speed.
The program schedule for the month is here. Click on the red radio icon to listen at basic.fm/radio.
Full list of Radio Boredcast participants: Carl Stone, Pseu Braun & Alex Orlov, Touch, Rob Weisberg, Nicolas Collins, Andrew Lahman, Chris & Cosey, Jonathan Dean and Transmuteo, Cheese Snob Wendy, Kevin Nutt, Tony Coulter, Daniel Menche, Scott Williams, John Wynne, Chris Watson, Jem Finer and Longplayer, Tim Maloney, Ergo Phizmiz, Matmos, Dave Soldier, Charlie and Busy Doing Nothing, Andrew Sharpley, Nancy O Graham, Gwilly Edmondez, Anna Ramos & Roc Jiménez De Cisneros, Doug Horne, Irene Moon, David Suisman, Radio Web MACBA, Mark Gergis and Porest, Jez Riley French, Don Joyce, Carlo Patrao and Zepelim, Dorian Jones, Jason Willett, Zach Layton, Primate Arena with Alex Drool and Eran Sachs, David Toop, Dylan Nyoukis, Jared Blum and Gigante Sound, Ed Pinsent, Adrian Philips aka Mr Rotorvator, Axel Stockburger, Craig Dworkin, Felix Kubin, People Like Us, Language Removal Services, Daniela Cascella, John Levack Drever, Joel Eaton, Clay Pigeon, Gudrun Gut, Charles Powne, Carl Abrahamsson, Andreas Bick and Silent Listening, Phantom Circuit, Patti Schmidt aka Wheelie Houdini, Leif Elggren, Ken Freedman, Erik Bünger, Douglas Benford, Christof Migone, BJ Nilsen, Andy Baio, Adam Thomas aka Preslav Literary School, Caroline Bergvall, Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, Tapeworm, Brent Clough and The Night Air, Ilan Volkov, Nat Roe, Steven Ball, X41, The Long Now Foundation, Sharon Gal, Michael Ruby, Jonathan Leidecker, DJ/rupture, Gordon Monahan, Michael Cumella aka MAC, Lloyd Dunn and nula, DDDJJJ666, and Kenneth Goldsmith.
From WFMU’s new release of the day: After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965. [Light in the Attic Records]
Wendy Rene was christened by Otis Redding on signing to Stax as a teenager in 1963. Her classic, organ-driven “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” has been covered or sampled by everyone from Wu Tang Clan (“Tearz”, from 36 Chambers) to Alicia Keys (“Where Do We Go From Here”), Lykke Li and El Perro Del Mar. [Light in the Attic Records]
“Here Come The Warm Jets” - The Trypes on WFMU, 1983
An addendum to the recent Trypes post — here’s a freshly unearthed cover of the Eno classic by the band. Much better sound quality than the one I posted. Thanks to the band for sharing. Let’s hope the entire set has been located!
Vialka’s music—a rich tapestry of European prog rock, funereal folk, Saharan blues, gypsy punk, traditional Chinese ballads, and mathy rock excursions—soaks up input from the myriad cultures they’ve traversed in over a decade of constant touring far off the beaten path.
This month, Vialka travel to India for Rock the Sun, an interactive collaboration with Cédric Carles’ 3S Solar Sound System to promote sustainable energy.
Alaclair Ensemble is a postrigodon left-field hip hop ensemble from Montreal, Quebec, Bas-Canada. The group specifically claims allegiance to the free republic envisioned by Robert Nelson, leader of the late 1830s’ Lower Canada Rebellion.
…the kind of abstract rap that fans of Shabazz Palaces will appreciate, like a French take on the Wu Tang Clan with members delivering distinctly-voiced lines like jazz solos atop post-Dilla production and the best elements of new bass music.
The collective sports a range of styles because contributors from Montreal’s vibrant underground hip hop community, including KenLo Craqnuques, Vlooper, Maybe Watson, and YOU!
Read more and download five free & legal Creative Commons releases from the prolific Alaclair Ensemble at freemusicarchive.org.
Huge thanks to everybody who pledged their support to the Marathon, our most successful fundraiser ever! We finished a mere $8,500 short of our goal, which is so close that post-marathon pledging could eventually push us over the top.
If you would like to make a pledge, you can still do so on our secure donation page. Marathon payment links will be e-mailed this week, and we’ll begin mailing swag in April. If you have questions or problems with a pledge that you made, please contact Listener Services Czar Joe McGasko via this page.And thank you again. WFMU loves you.
Southern songbird sings of siren’s scrappy survival
From Joe McGasko’s 2012 WFMU DJ Premium, Muddy Water: Southern Gothic Pop, Soul, and Country, 1967–1974. “In 1967, Ode to Billie Joe kickstarted a fashion for Southern story songs. Here’s a collection of some of the finest.”
An irresistible Cambodian 60s psychedelic rock gem, modeled very closely on Van Morrison and Them’s classic Gloria, but also very much its own thing.
This is teaser for Rob Weisberg’s 2012 WFMU DJ Premium, Transpacific Sound Paradise Rocks the Globe: “The latest greatest unearthed gems from Rob’s never-ending world-wide search for bombastic fantastic blends of global roots and rock!
Yo La Tengo put on another incredible 3-hour show last night, fueled by your pledges and cover song requests. Thanks to the band (Georgia, Ira and James plus frequent collaborator Bruce Bennett of the A Bones), and to everyone you helped make this annual WFMU Marathon tradition a reality.
Bent Fabric - Alley Cat Every Mother’s Son - Come On Down To My Boat Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn ( & Yo La Tengo) - I’m Your Puppet Tall Dwarfs - Crush Bent Fabric - Alley Cat (reprise)
Bob Hilliard & Carl Sigman - Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo (I Don’t Want to Leave the Congo) (from the Broadway musical “Angel in the Wings,” originally sung by Elaine Stritch) NRBQ - I Want You Bad Bonzo Dog Band - I Want to Be With You Monkees - I Wanna Be Free Monkees - Daydream Believer
Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman Shangri-Las - Leader of The Pack Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me Misfits - Hybrid Moments
Kinks - King Kong Kinks - Apeman Byrds - Goin’ Back Talking Heads - Pulled Up Rutles - Cheese and Onions
Big Star - Blue Moon Black Sabbath - Paranoid The Clean - Tally Ho Troggs (and Condo Fucks) - With A Girl Like You Monkees (and Minor Threat) - (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
Devo - Uncontrollable Urge Neil Young - Powderfinger Richard and Linda Thompson - Wall of Death Derek and the Dominoes - Layla (instrumental)
Neil Hefti - Batman TV Show Theme A-Bones - A-Bomb Bomp Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You Sparks - Angst In My Pants Premiers (and Neil Young) - Farmer John (w/ Ramones - Gabba Gabba Hey intercut) Children In Adult Jails - Crispin Glover (Pseu Braun on vocals)
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band - Born To Run Blues Magoos - (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet Nick Lowe - Marie Provost (Gaylord Fields on vocals) Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane Replacements - Lovelines (medley) included: Dinosaur Jr - The Wagon; Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You; Bruce Springsteen - Bobby Jean; Dillard & Clark - Why Not Your Baby; George Jones - The King Is Gone (So Are You); Moody Blues/Peter Gabriel/Pink Floyd; Tim Dog - Fuck Compton (Gerard C’s request); Neil Young - Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (Vicky W’s request); The Sweet - Little Willy; Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes; Michael Bolton; Fleshtones - Please Mr. Custer; Verlaines - Death and the Maiden (Steven B’s request); Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual To Be Loved By Anyone; Taylor Swift - Safe and Sound; Unrest - I Do Believe You Are Blushing; Hee Haw Song; Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday; Haircut 100 - Love Plus One; Break Even - Falling To Pieces; Meatloaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light; Big Star - Back Of A Car; Big Star - For You
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, “The World is in the Turlet” (download mp3)
This song was composed live on Tom Scharpling’s Best Show with suggestions from Tom and WFMU listeners.
find it on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T. presents The Ragnarock-n-Roll Pack!
"A supercool new T-shirt & a CD packed with End of Times punk, glam, indie, psych & hard rock rarities from Terre’s personal vinyl collection! (Sizes available: Men’s S, Men’s M, Men’s LG, Men’s XL, Men’s 2XL, Men’s 3XL, Women’s M, Women’s LG)" [DJ Premium]