Wednesday, November 17, 2010
At Left- One of the premiere finds during the Prog hunt since the beginning of the old "Bad Prog" shows and now the search for genius and greatness that is RA's very reason for existence- ladies and gentlemen, Copenhagen's own Tomrerclaus. Great record overall, but the amplified cello of "Cellokarma" with all the feedback and such...genius. Just pure Psycho-Psych genius.
Ah yes, so now in part of catching up the famed RA blog, DJ Timothy can not only talk about all the great music we played last Saturday night, but also share some of the details of his harrowing cross-country train excursion from Seattle to Brooklyn, NY replete with incredibly shitty food, rude Amtrak attendants, desperate days in need of a shave and one highly entertaining drunken evening with a Neo-Nazi and his "service" dog, a pit bull puppy named Billy. And its all true friends- all true. (Billy was actually much more like the second link than the first; after all, he's just a puppy and he's still learning. But the first link was just so bad-ass, I had to include it here. Billy actually spent most of his time asleep or begging his owner for treats, or wanting me to scratch him behind the ears.)
So, the deal is that I am temporarily broadcasting from the ultra-opulent and mega-modern studios of DJ Micah here in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, NY. The "RA Over BK" phase of my Prog Empire is now being launched, and fans of the program can expect many big things to come in the following months. With luck, RA will pitch its tent here in the pork products capitol of the world and soon establish hegemony over the dutchbag Indie rock which owns this town and is in need of a damned good whacking. But first, about that Nazi and his pit bull.
You have very little control of who ends up on your car when you travel by train; I've done the Amtrak all the way across America several times now, and while it is very enjoyable, there are always some inconveniences that must be dealt with, namely, the absolutely horrible food available and the fact that sometimes you end up in conversations against your will with insane strangers who just love train travel. In this case, however, I can't exactly say I was displeased with my Nazi travelling companion's company. Being white, of course he was cool with me, and you know, the kind of guy who would have N-A-Z-I tattooed across his knuckles always has some kind of story that is worth hearing- you just don't end up a Neo-Nazi with a doctor-prescribed stress relief pit bull for nothing, I tell you that.
Everything was fine with this guy (I won't mention his name, he's got enough problems) until we got to Chicago and had a four-hour lay-over. This left a lot of time to kill, which NN filled by having a few beers (I did the same thing) and then buying a sixer of Old Style and a pint of nasty Canadian whiskey which he smuggled on board. I needed that after three days of enforced sobriety, and as I said, NN was very entertaining, regaling me with tales of his various imprisonments, a really nifty 9/11 conspiracy I hadn't heard before, theories on pit-bull raising ("They're actually victims of dog racism") and ever-so-many wonderful flights athwart convention, reality, and The Jews. All this is fine by me; it's just some guy talking, and I treat all of these encounters like an ongoing interview with the flip-side of rational thought and unconventional living; DJ Timothy is very hard to offend, because the more likely a person is to be insane, the more likely I am to find him all the more amusing.
We killed that pint of whiskey in about 45 minutes, though, and that with the Old Styles and all the other was enough to have just about anyone loaded. Now, to repeat: I find this incredibly amusing, on a train in the middle of Indiana at 3 a.m., with a post-traumatically stressed Neo-Nazi, his pit bull "service dog", and both of us drunk. It was then that- literally out of nowhere- a diatribe commenced about Somalis (wow, NN really doesn't like Somalis, I'll tell you that) and I had to call things off for the night before this cat got me kicked off of the train. At one point- and I swear to you this is true- poor Billy put his little pit bull puppy head on my lap from underneath the lounge car table, and just looked at me with these big, despairing and disconsolate eyes; like, "He gets like this some times. It really upsets me, too. Please scratch me behind the ears." Further incident was avoided, but I awoke the next morning with a throbbing hang-over, and that's no fun on a moving train going through the wastes of Ohio. Anyway, I made it, am loving the weather and all the old sights of BKLYN and especially the fattening-up I'm undergoing here and that's about all I have to say this week.
Oh yeah- there was a show Saturday night. If you'd like to see the playlist, it's below, and I promise next week I'll return to the established form of actually writing about the music I played that week. - TKR
Setlist For RA#26 An Evening Of Progressive Rock 2
1) Emerson, Lake And Palmer- "The Barbarian"
2) Tomrerclaus- "Cellokarma"
3) Dark- "Maypole"
4) Hansson And Karlsson- "Tax Free"
5) King Crimson- "Cat Food" (Live in Glasgow, 1973)
6) Van der Graaf Generator- "Killer"
7) Spirogyra- "Cogwheels Crutches And Cyanide"
8) Svanfridur- "What Now You People Standing By?"
9) Il Rovescio Della Medaglia- "Absent For This Consumed World"/"Ora Non Ricordu Piu"
10) Il Balleto Di Bronzo- "Un Posto"
11) Pussy- "G.E.A.B."
12) Gentle Giant- "Pantagruel's Nativity"
13) Barclay James Harvest- "Dark Now My Sky"
14) Blast Furnace- "Ginger Cake"
15) Ache- "De Homine Urbano"
16) King Crimson- "The Devil's Triangle"
17) Junipher Green- "Friendship"
18) Heldon- "Perspective IV"
19) Dennis- "Grey Present Tense"
20) Metamorphosi- "Introduzione"
21) Ripaille- "Fils De La Lune"
22) Rare Bird- "Iceberg"
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At Left- Ach, DJ Timothy would rather not talk about RA#25...
DJ Timothy apologizes for being so dilatory regarding his posts on this blog; really, he does. It's just that I have been very, very busy for the past two weeks coming all the way from Seattle to Brooklyn and have been spending so much time with DJ Micah of Public Sensonry Radio that I simply have not had time to devote the usual 10 to 15 hours a week I do in making Radio Anthrocide the BEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK RADIO SHOW IN THE WORLD. But I'm staying in tonight, drinking some of DJ Micah's herbal teas, and settling down to the heady business of catching up the RA blog.
First of all, though- let's be honest. RA#25 was a TRAINWRECK. Almost as if Seattle had to kick me in the ass on the way out the door, a show I have worked on for weeks ended up with all kinds of technical problems due to the unbelievably shitty Internet connections available at coffee shops in the nation's most "wired" city (whatever, dude). There was so much skipping and fade out that, to be honest, this is going to be the very first RA where DJ Timothy demands a "do-over", since I have really come to love this kind of Electronic insanity and am listening to Minimal Electro and such constantly; give me a few weeks to purge my bile, and we'll be back with a PROPER upload capacity and you'll get to hear all of this great, weird, hyper-intellectual music in full.
Promise. - TKR
Setlist For Radio Anthrocide#25 Minimal Synth/Electro-Acoustic
1) Seikazoku- "Gurupabhadra"
2) Peter Scion- "The Devil Is A Watcher"
3) Savage Resurrection- "Thing In 'E'"
4) N.S.U.- "His Town"
5) Bag- "Trip Dream"
6) C.A. Quintet- "Underground Music"
7) Flo & Andrew- "Japanese Girls"
8) Geile Tiere- "Chinatown"
9) Kindergarten- "Auschwitz"
10) Die Walpurgisnacht- "Liebestod"
11) Ultra- "Abandoned"
12) Bruno Menny- "Orbite Autour de la Planete 3"
13) Serge de Laubier- "Ouverture"/"Sonnerie de l'Arc de Cercle"/"Final"
14) The Sea Of Wires- "Breathing"
15) Brian Eno- "Late Anthropocene"
16) Ralph Lundsten- "Prater 2: Thy Kingdom Come"
17) Ossian- "Na Wiosne, Setki Kwiatow..."
18) Ice- "The Dredger"
19) Inade- "Kwa Non Seh"
20) David Borden- "Continuing Story Of Counterpoint, Part 6"
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
At Left, a scene from the witchcraft masterpiece Haxan, made in- yes- 1922. If you've never seen it...well, you've never seen anything like it, I assure you. An amazing film, perfectly horrible and scary.
Baphomet willing, I shall be doing this again next year, but it will take quite a bit of doing to make the Second Annual HST on RA as exciting and amazing as the first- if I do say so my own damn self. What more could you possibly have wanted in a night of terrifying music and aural mayhem? For one, of course, there was the WORLD BLOODY PREMIERE of the first new song from Black Widow in 40 years- the rollicking and riotous "Hail Satan", from the forthcoming Sleeping With Demons. As part of the festivities, RA welcomed its very first studio guest, the Widow's own Clive Jones, who regaled us with many stories and generally was a good sport about working with an interviewer who is still, really, getting an idea of how to do these things, whilst simultaneously acting as sound engineer, DJ, and trying to get fucking Skype to work and not blow up in the middle of the most important fucking Internet conversation I've ever had.
Of course, it would not be an RA without some kind of glitch. DJ Timothy would like to apologize for the brief flutter of clusterfuckedness which occured during Clive's second segment, which has been polished up as best I could in the download link, below. This does nothing to rectify the fact that my neighbor was unable to hear my reading of Poe's The Raven, which I can only say doesn't it just bloody figure, but whatever- thanks to the Feedburner, this whole awesome avalanche of Halloween horror is forever available to all- and considering the amount of work that went into all of those soundbites and the twenty-five takes I went through with The Raven...I just don't want to think about it anymore, that's all I can say.
And as for the final segment...my meeting with the demon Akerial was frightful, indeed, but we managed to work things out over a beer and the sacrifice of these two goddamn birds that have lived at the end of the hall of my building for several years, and driven me nuts with their squawking. Baked into a pie, their protests have fallen silent under a flaky, buttery sepulchre and some really rich lobster mushroom gravy, with tarragon and sage, of course. They shall bedevil me...nevermore. Bon appetit, and HAIL SATAN!!! - TKR
Setlist For Radio Anthrocide#24 HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR
SOUND SAMPLES USED IN THE PROCEEDINGS INCLUDED: WIIC's "Chiller Theatre" w/ Chilly Billy Cardille (from my childhood- this is where it all started, folks...), Alucarda (sexiest Horror film ever, especially if you favor screaming girls), The Mark Of The Devil (terrific performances from Herbert Lom and a very young Udo Kier), The Conqueror Worm (greatest Vincent Proce performance ever), Delirium (staring Rita Calderoni's breasts), Nude For Satan (starring Rita Calderoni's bush), The Living Dead In The Manchester Morgue (most underrated zombie movie ever), The Devil Rides Out, Coven (Mark Borchardt), Glenn Or Glenda (featuring Bela Lugosi), The Flesh Eaters (featuring Omar), Nightmare City, Weasels Rip My Flesh (Long Island Horror kid-auteur Nathan Schiff), And Now The Screaming Starts (another stand-out Herbert Lom joint), Love Letters Of A Portuguese Nun (be careful downloading this one, Franco cast a 16 yr. old in the lead- and she's, uhmmm, quite "exposed" during the torture segments), Orgy Of The Dead (the great Edward D. Wood, Jr.), Strip Nude For Your Killer (one of the best Giallos ever), Black Sunday (Mario Bava's greatest film) and The Devils (one of the most astonishing films ever made, period- all hail Oliver Reed!)
HALLOWEEN OVERTURE OF TERROR!
1) Black Widow- "Come To The Sabbat"
2) Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind- "Main Title"/"Rocky Mountains" from The Shining
3) Ralph Lundsten And The Andromeda All-Stars- "Horrorscope"
4) Pink Floyd- "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" (Live at Pompeii)
5) Comus- "Diana"
6) Exuma- "Baal"
7) Catherine Ribeiro- "Les Fees Caraboose"
8) Black Widow- "Hail Satan" (featuring Tony Martin- WORLD PREMIERE!!!)
9) Pentagram- "Be Forewarned"
10) Bedemon- "Child Of Darkness"
11) Horse- "The Sacrifice"
12) Icecross- "Nightmare"
13) The Black Sun- "Two Wings, No Prayer"
INTERLUDE: Fragment from Shostakovich, "Adagio (Elegy)" for String Quartet-
THE RAVEN by Edgar Allen Poe, read by DJ Timothy
14) Igor Wakhevitch- "Eau Ardente"/"Tenebres (Walpurgis)"
15) Nekropolis- "Pagan"
16) Arthur Brown- "I Put A Spell On You"
17) Colin Newman- "Alone"
18) Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave- "Intro And Main Title" from Phantasm OST
19) Thomas Bangalter- "Stress" from Irreversible OST
20) Twink- "The Coming Of The One"
21) The Vampires Of Dartmoore- "Hallo, Mister Hitchcock"
22) St John Green- "Messages From The Dead"
23) Cosmos Factory- "An Old Castle Of Transylvania"
24) Humus- "Feeding With Death"
25) Tom Waits- "What's He Building?"
26) (Infected Wound) Ein Experiment- "The Sexless God"
27) Chene Noir- "La Vivilesse Et La Mort"
28) Univers Zero- "Jack The Ripper"
29) Art Zoyd- "L'Oeuf Du Serpent I"
666) THE CONJURING OF THE DEMON AKERIAL, performed by DJ Timothy
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
At Left- I think it's great to see Malcolm Mooney and Damo Suzuki together. I love them both, and The Can was one of the featured acts on RA#23 Saturday night. Nothing else to add, just that I love them both.
Radio Anthrocide is a busy place these days. With big to-do's looming with Clive Jones on Halloween Eve (not to mention the raising of a demon at the stroke of Midnight!!!) and noted Psychedelic music scholar Eric Colin Reidelberger, your humble host has been too busy/lazy to put the usual 20 hours a week into the show that is the norm. So, whenever you see "Freeform" attached to a show, that is a key indicator that DJ Timothy simply went through his various playlists, picked about four hours worth of music, and said- "THERE! That is what I call a show!" Fortunately, with his unerring taste and endless facility with multiple genres and styles of music, DJ Timothy is usually still on top of things even with such stochastic programming hysterics. The show always manages to adhere to systeme "D", as the French say, without ever falling truly apart from distrait programming techniques. We have not yet had a critical failure of repose in keeping the RA franchise on its inexorable march to status as THE GREATEST AVANT-PROGRESSIVE RADIO SHOW IN THE WORLD.
There are some notes I do want to share. First, check out the music of Volshebnaya Odnokletochnaya Muzyka- or V.O.M. for short. I promise to get on this more, but for right now I am sad to say that these guys seem to have vanished from the Internets. When I first heard these guys going on two years ago now, I was so impressed that I started a correspondence with them, and now all of the links associated with said correspondence are dead. These things happen, of course, but it's no fun when there's so little interesting music being made right now and one of the bands is from Belarus and are probably all off working in a fucking gold mine for the fascist president or something. As always, RA is not ashamed to rely on contributions from its friends- if you have any info on the Minsk underground, please let this writer know. A roll of Necco wafers will be yours for the asking in resplendent reward.
I am also working on a profile piece regarding Tim Motzer of Philadelphia's 1K Recordings- you'll have to get the next issue of Progression magazine for all of that stuff, but I have become an instant fan of Motzer and his oft-collaborator Markus Reuter, and I really hope to have the man on the show sometime in the next month or so. He's involved in about 60 projects, and I played something from Base3, which is Mr. Motzer playing with drummer Doug Hirlinger and bassist Barry Meehan. These guys are seriously good; the brand new live Base3 record will be released by the end of the year, and I'm going to play some stuff from it in the weeks to come. You will want to hear that. It's a seamless trip through four concerts, conceptionally vast and musically tight as hell, and not one dull moment over the entire 74 minutes. THAT is a real accomplishment with the kind of abstract music Motzer and co. play.
There was a heavy hit of Belew-Levin era King Crimson Saturday night, and also a full set from ProjecKt Four at Richards On Richards in Vancouver, BC- which I can vouch for personally is a marvelously intimate space, and I can only dream of what it would be like to see Fripp play there- or have a lovely piece of pound cake from the local bakery, which he has written about with the usual Fripper-ific eloquence elsewhere. (Scroll down for some of the trademark Fripp wit; this is one of his more delightful little asides)
Ok, that's enough writing for tonight. I'd say more, but I'm taxed to my limits this weekend, and, really, what do I really add with my musings other than charm, savoir-faire and an indefatigable sense of literary contruction and humour in these little essays? :) See you next week, as always, yours, - TKR
Setlist For Radio Anthrocide#23 Just Another Freeform Show
1) V.O.M.- "Zapis 5"
2) The Can- "Pinch"
3) Wire- "Mercy"
4) Base3- "Notimeforsilence"
5) Blue Effect & The Czechoslovak State Radio Jazz Orchestra- "Ma Hra"
6) King Crimson- "Entry of the Crims"/"Lark's Tongues In Aspic Pt.3"/"Thela Hun Ginjeet" (Live, 1984)
7) ProjecKt Four- "Set One" (Live, from Richards On Richards, 1998)
8) November- "Sekunder"
9) Nya Ljudbolaget- "Continuum Prometheus"
10) Gnidrolog- "I Could Never Be A Soldier"
11) NeBeLNeST- "ReDRuM"
12) Guapo- "Black Oni Part V"
13) Eno Moebius Roedelius- "Tzima N'arki"
14) :zoviet*France:- "Shamany Enfluence"
15) Coil- "The Mothership & The Fatherland (re-mixed)"
16) Zanov- "An Zero"
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Monday, October 11, 2010
At Left, Truth And Janey never really made it big- which confounds me utterly. This is one of the best live Hard Rock albums I have ever heard; these boys from Iowa were RELENTLESS, and as you can see, didn't exactly need a semi-truck to haul their gear. The best Hard Rock remains a stripped-down affair; and T&J didn't add nothing but ferocity to their brand of skullcrushing loudness.
Well, we almost made it Saturday night through the entire show without a glitch- but RA would not be RA without some hardware malfunction during a Heavy Rock Spectacular. DJ Timothy is really not too upset about it, to be honest, because the amount of sheer outrageous rocking that was accomplished in the four hours that we were on the air with no glitches surely has placed the Heavy Rock Spectacular 2: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn in the stratospheric heights of pure Hard Rock awesomeness heretofore unknown in any radio format, terrestial, inter-planetary, Internets-based or otherwise. A-fucking-hem, y'all.
There is a lot to say, but where in the hell to begin? We started with Buffalo, which I am annoncing right now is tradition and will continue to be so as I do more of these HRS broadcasts in the future. The reason is simple: I simply do not know if there is a more outrageously hard-rocking album ever than Volcanic Rock; the cover art alone gives you an idea of what awaits, testosterone-wise, and after about 20 minutes of listening you should be completely prostrate from sheer maniacal RAWK at the hands of Buffalo. As well, the second track is always going to be "Ride The Sky", because this, too, is just so heavy that it is inconceivable that there's anything else out there that could take the honor or second position in these, the definitive records of Hard Rock 70's kick-motherfucking-ass guitar. This is to say that The Chair Hath Spoken.
Other early highlights included an appearance by whom I consider to be the definitive 70's Hard Rock guitarist, John Du Cann, late of The Attack, Andromeda, Atomic Rooster, Hard Stuff, and here from Daemon, who essentially was Hard Stuff a year earlier with different production. We heard from criminally wronged Necromandus and super-heavy Scotsmen Writing On The Wall, who are, currently, my new most favorite band in the world- their album The Power Of The Picts is the kind of record that just could never be made now, as the ridiculous heaviness has been outmoded by souless speed freaks, cartoon-like violent imagery, general stupidity, and lame-ass "Rock" that really needs to be taken out and shot for Grand Theft Suckery.
There was so much awesomeness in the HRS2 that if I don't call it off, this post will run to a million words and still not capture the badassery. But I'd like to point out my joy at discovering Granicus in the research run-up to this show; the track I played was a live version from a radio broadcast in 1973 of "Cleveland Ohio", and while the album version is good, the band just gets it down hard live. This is the best song ever written about the misery of a Midwestern city; having grown up in one (though thankfully not Cleveland, which is a million times worse) I can tell you, if you're in such a place, you gotta get out- just like the song says. Or else.
One last note- though, as always, please feel free anytime to contact Radio Anthrocide via this website if you have any questions on anything that was played. My helpful staff is available 24/7 to get you the info you need for all your Anthrocidal needs. Anyway, THE highlight of the program for me was 80's NWOBHM sensation Heather Leather, from San Antonio, TX- the only all-girl Heavy Metal band from San Antonio EVER, and in many ways my favorite American Metal band ever. The Garza sisters just RAWK; financed by their proud papa, the girls didn't let little things like barely being able to play and singing like a wounded banshee get in the way of their dreams. Incredibly, Heather Leather is STILL pursuing their dreams in the rock club circuit of San Antonio; two younger cousins of the original Garza girls have replaced earlier members, though I don't have a lot of information at this time on the specifics. I am, however, working on getting these girls on the show at some point in the future; I cannot help but love ANY band that has the sheer balls (for GIRLS even!) to write a song called "Child Molester"...which is in FAVOR of the molestation. That's TITS.
See you next week, and remember- if you love the show, tell the world about it. We've got big, big things coming up on RA (including Clive Jones ***WORLD PREMIERING*** the new Black Widow single on RA Halloween Eve!!!) and it's time I start getting some benefits for all my work and bad-assness. Later, you Anthrocidal Muthas, - TKR
Setlist For Radio Anthrocide#22 Heavy Rock Spectacular 2: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn
1) Buffalo- "Shylock"
2) Lucifer's Friend- "Ride The Sky"
3) Truth And Janey- "No Rest For The Wicked" (Live, 1976)
4) Tiger B. Smith- "Everything I Need"
5) Daemon- "No Witch At All"
6) Necromandus- "Nightjar"
7) Spinal Tap- "Heavy Duty"
8) Writing On The Wall- "Bogeyman"
9) Flied Egg- "Rolling Down The Broadway" (Live, 1972)
10) International Harvester- "There Is No Other Place"
11) Euclid- "Gimme Some Lovin'"
12) Human Instinct- "Stoned Guitar"
13) Weed- "Weed"
14) Granicus- "Cleveland Ohio" (Live, from a 1973 radio broadcast in-studio)
15) Patto- "Red Glow"
16) Night Sun- "Got A Bone Of My Own"
17) Juan De La Cruz- "Take You Home"
18) Janus- "Red Sun"
19) Fuzzy Duck- "Mrs Prout"
20) Deep Purple- "Highway Star" (Live in Tokyo, 1972)
21) Les Variations- "Silver Girl"
22) The Wicked Lady- "Run The Night"
23) Bedemon- "Enslaver Of Humanity"
24) Heather Leather- "We Came to Destroy"/"Child Molester"
25) Jerusalem- "Hooded Eagle"
26) Thunderpussy- "Document of Security"
27) Iron Claw- "Skullcrusher"
28) Honest John- "Loser"
29) Flax- "Demon In Your Heart"
30) Aunt Mary- "Listen T0 The Music"
31) Black Sabbath- "Intro"/"Killing Yourself To Live" (Live from "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert", 1976)
32) Jimi Hendrix- "Spanish Castle Magic/Sunshine Of Your Love" (Live, San Diego, 1969)
33) Killing Floor- "Out Of Uranus"
34) Boomerang- "Juke It"
35) Sir Lord Baltimore- "Hell Hound"
36) Leaf Hound- "Freelance Fiend"
37) Birth Control- "Gamma Ray" (Live on FRG television, 1973)
38) The Sweet- "Cockroach"
39) Morley Grey- "Peace Officer"
40) Blodwyn Pig- "See My Way"
41) Edgar Broughton Band- "Call Me A Liar" (Live, 1972)
42) Bodkin- "Aunt Mary's Trashcan"
43) Spinal Tap- "Christmas With The Devil" (Old Scratch Mix, rare)
(NOTE: The network issues started half-way thru the EBB track, above, causing me to end the show a little early. The podcast cuts off half-way thru that track. If you simply MUST have the other tracks, send me a note, I will take care of it for you. The Spinal Tap track closing the show is, indeed, extremely hard to get hold of, but- trust me, the Christmas Show (which is going to be GREAT) will feature this, so don't worry- you WILL hear it!)
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
At Left: Let's face it, I could have put up a blank square, or a Kandinsky painting...or this chick's hot ass. Radio Anthrocide, though leaning towards obscurantist intellectual overkill, remains controlled by a man who still appreciates the, uhm, "curvature of the Earth". This Kraut fanny was just too good to pASS up, and it will with luck improve my Q-ratings with that all-important 18-to-34 male demographic.
With apologies for the delays due to a problem with the network's podcast system, here, at last, is last Saturday's show, which your host enjoyed both doing and listening to tremendously. There was more than a nod, of course, to Public Sensory Radio in the evening's festivities, as this kind of repetitive and Electronic Microtonal music is a specialty of DJ Micah, who has been really putting together some wonderful shows recently. This is by way of saying that if you enjoyed RA#21, then PSR should be your next stop in the podcasting universe.
Now to what was played. This was an evening of very long tracks, such that a four-and-half-hour program contained a total of twelve "songs", which is some kind of record for me, and very much appreciated from a typing standpoint after last week's 60 track avalanche in during the Blaxploitation Party. While there is a lot to say about both Gavin Bryars and Wolfgang Voigt (of GAS fame), these are relatively well-known artists. Not so with Sea Of Wires, sent my way a couple weeks ago by the aforementioned Tsar Of Minimalia, DJ Micah. Individually Screened is a profoundly off the wall collection, ranging from electro-disco to straight-up minimal synth. It is the track I chose to play- "An Endless Rainy Day"- which is the highlight, however. Out Schulzing-KS in imagination, repetition, warm loops of sound and endless serpentines of meandering aural investigation, I loved this track the moment I heard it and had it in the mix that very night. It served as a nice segue to Norway's Rolf Trostel, whom I admit straddles the line between Ambient and New Age, and may be a little too mellow for the normal RA listener. Regardless, I really enjoy "The Narrow Gates Of Life", and it makes a nice 45-minute trip to terra incognita that is sometimes referred to as your mind. It was nice to just kick play on this one and settle back for a while and just stare at the lava lamp.
Other highlights include Japanese avant-synthesizer gurus Kazutaka Sazaki and Motoaki Suzuka, performing as the Bach Revolution. Their three albums are wildly erratic, but on the track I played everything comes together from a distrait and vertiginous opening to a wildly cerebral close. One of my favorite things I've played in months, especially as their music is very rare and you're not likely to hear it anywhere other than RA. And speaking of rare, Gunnar Moller Pedersen's Stoned- An Electric Symphony exists in a grand total of twelve LP's; a student of Cornelius Cardrew of AMM fame, Pedersen played concerts at house parties in the early 70's and handed out these albums. They have to qualify as some of the rarest music in the world; and of course, thanks to the genius collaborative over at Mutant Sounds (my FAVORITE website in the entire world) you can hear this music yourself- without paying $5,000 for it, which is a going rate quoted at another website I checked in researching this brilliant work.
Anywhere, there's your notes, better late than never- and, as an appeal to friends of RA, if anybody has been saving these programs, please contact me. I had a bit of a mishap with my external hard drive this week, and I don't know if my files are still there or not. They're definitely misplaced, so if you have them and would let me know...I would, of course, be forever grateful. I'd like to keep the RA document ready for eventual inclusion in the civilizational capsule man creates when he finally succeeds in destroying the world; the inheritors of our rubble are going to need something good to listen to whilst they rebuild from our insensate folly. Cheers, - TKR
Setlist For RadioAnthrocide#21 The Minimal Show
1) Gavin Bryars- "White's S.S."
2) GAS- "Konigsforst 5"
3) The Sea Of Wires- "An Endless Rainy Day"
4) Rolf Trostel- "Narrow Gate To Life Pts. 1 - 5"
5) Richard Pinhas- "Paul Atreides"
6) Terry Riley- "The Descending Moonshine Dervishes"
7) Bach Revolution- "Narega Tama, Akumuyori Mezameyo"
8) Gunner Moller Pedersen- "Stoned: An Electric Symphony Part 2"
9) Gyorgy Ligeti- "Study No. 2 'Coulee', for organ"/"Volumina, for organ 1. Fassung"
10) Conrad Schnitzler- "ZUG"
11) Klaus Schulze- "Das Grosse Identifikationsspiel"
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Monday, September 27, 2010
At Left, the king of 70's Blaxploitation. And if I have to tell you...muthafuckah your born-insecure sorry ass don't need to know!
The playlist for this past week's show is such a massive work load for me (as well considering a few other things I'm writing this week, which is really taxing my resources regarding sitting behind a goddamn keyboard) that I really don't feel like writing a big long essay about a show which is, after all, pretty much self-explanatory. What I will say is this: RA#20 was a fucking dense-pack explosion of pure funk-itude, from the opening moments of Riz Ortolani's Mondo extravaganza thru the Italian Giallo thrillers and- of course- the massive amounts of whakka-chukka that made Blaxploitation so much fun. So...download the show and by all means have your very own Mondo Exploitation Psychedelic Dance Party! And if you do...drop me a line and tell me how it went! - TKR
Playlist For Radio Anthrocide#20 Mondo Exploitation Psychedelic Dance Party
1) Riz Ortolani- Opening Title Theme to Brutes And Savages
2) Vampires' Sound Incorporation (Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab) - "The Lions And The Cucumber" from Vampyros Lesbos
3) Piero Piccioni- "Party Music- Alternate Take 1" from Playgirl '70
4) Janko Nilovic- "Roses And Revolvers"
5) Saint-Preux- "Le Voyage"
6) Roy Budd- Main Title Theme to The Stone Killer
7) Bixio, Frizzi and Tempera- "Nucleo Antirapina" from Operazione Kappa: Sparate a Vista
8) Blue Phantom- "Diodo"
9) Earth, Wind & Fire/Melvin Van Peebles- "Come On Feet"/"Sweetback's Theme" from Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
10) Isao Tomita- Main Title Theme from Catastrophe 1999: Prophecies of Nostradamus
11) Harry Nilsson- "Jump Into The Fire"
12) Ace Kefford Stand- "Gravy Booby Jamm"
13) The Move- "Do Ya"
14) Wizzard- "Meet Me At The Jailhouse"
15) Ilona- Excerpt: "Naked" from Night Of Love In Lesbos
16) Pierre Bachelet- "Histoire d'O"
17) Nico Fidenco- "A Picture of Love" from The Degradation of Emanuelle
18) The Purple Fox- "Fire"
19) Fabio Frizzi- "NYC Main Title" from Zombie
20) Brother's Group- "Tic Nervoso" from Dove Vai Se il Vizietto Non Ce l'Hai?
21) Gordon Parks- "Symphony For Shafted Souls" from Shaft's Big Score
22) Stefano Torrosi- "Fighting For Life"
23) Nino Ferrer- "Looking For You"
24) Shades Of Joy- "El Topo: The Desert is a Circle"
25) Marcello Giombini- "Taurus"
26) Fred Karlin- The Chosen Survivors, main title.
27) Gil Melle- "Desert Trip", from The Andromeda Strain
28) Harley Hatcher- "The Chase Is On" from Satan's Sadists
29) Roy Ayers- "King George" from Coffy
30) Allen Alper- "The Set Up" from The Black Gestapo
31) Curtis Mayfield- "Freddie's Dead" from Superfly
32) Syl Johnson- "Is It Because I'm Black" from Blacula
33) Arthur Brown- "I Put A Spell On You"
34) Franco Bixio- "With Bare Fists" from A Pugni Nudi
35) Goblin- "La Via Della Droga"
36) Los Brincos- "Mundo Demonio Carne"
37) Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave- Phantasm Intro and Main Title
38) Riz Ortolani- "Massacre Of The Troupe" from Cannibal Holocaust
39) Fabio Frizzi- "The Dead on Main Street"/"VooDoo Rising" from Cannibal Ferox
40) Isao Tomita- "Mad Demon" from Catastrophe 1999: Prophecies of Nostradamus
41) Walter Kubiczeck- "Aktion"
42) Excerpt from The Bronx Warriors: Trash's Speech on the Beach
43) Guido & Maurizio De Angelis- "New Special Squad" from Roma Violenta
44) Nico Fidenco- "Eternal Anguish"
45) Stelvio Cipriani- "Night Club Girl (Versione 2)" from Death Walks On High Heels
46) Nora Orlandi- "Edwige Hammond Pleasure" from The Strange Vice Of Mrs. Wardh
47) Piero Piccioni- "Divertissement" from Il Disprezzo
48) Karl-Ernst Sasse & Gunther Fischer- "Signale/B-Alarm"
49) Don Ellis- Main Title from Moon Zero Two
50) Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg- "J'Taime...Mais Non Plus"
51) Les 5 Gentlemen- "Si tu Reviens Chez Moi"
52) Jacques Dutronc- "Le Responsable"
53) Pacific Sound- "Forget Your Dream"
54) 3 Hur-El "Aglarsa Anam Aglar"
55) Ersen & Kardaslar- "Gonese Don Cicegim"
56) Stelvio Cipriani- "Sensualmente" from Death Walks On High Heels
57) Dennis Coffey- "Main Theme (Version 2)" from Black Belt Jones
58) Roy Budd- Chase Theme from The Stone Killer
59) Franco Micalizzi- "Italio A Mano Armata"
60) Boris Gardiner- "Ghetto Funk" from Every Nigger Is A Star
61) Rudy Ray Moore- "The Queen" from Dolemite
62) Gene Page- "The Stalkwalk" from Blacula
63) Fabio Frizzi- "NYC Aftermath" from Zombie
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
At Left, an unlikely photograpgh of what appears to be an early Soviet Antonov amphibious transport plane in Himalayan-like climes. Not bloody likely...but a beautiful pic worthy of the Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition, 1931.
While this week's show was unfortunately cut short by a big-whig pow-wow on the Radio23 Cascade Community Radio network put together at the last moment by corporate potentate y jeffe Jeff Hylton-Simmons, we still managed to pack more insanity into the 120-or-so minutes of RA#19 than most radio programs manage in their entire miserable, low-rent, genuflecting, kowtowing, bow-and-scraping-to-corporate-shitheads lives. Whilst this host refuses to hold himself standard to such impossibly low behavious exhibited by these mainstream cretins, it is worth noting for you who have chosen to follow the RA path: we're only here for a few hours, once a week- but you get more goodness from RA in our time together than you do from the rest of the Internets combined. And it is goodness, my friends- lots and lots of crazed goodness.
The show began with a curioisty for RA- a modern Techno DJ named Li Chin Sung (aka "Dickson Dee") who is making some very interesting Dark Ambient music- interesting enough, in fact, that as I'm listening to the show right now, I am noting how incredibly seamlessly the track "Shame" segued into Brian Eno's "Lost Day", from my very favorite of his Ambient albums, #4, On Land. Whilst the entire show was a "highlight" (in my, admittedly tendentious, view) there were numerous tracks I resolved to say a few more things about come bloggin' time. I am especially entranced with the decidedly evil sounds of Phallus Dei, whose album Pontifex Maximus is just flat-out evil and great. Here is the Mutant Sounds link, and if you are at all disposed to driving yourself insane on late nights when it does appear that the ghosts walk and Satan is about, drunk with his infernal power and prepared to lord it like a scythe over the contemptuous form of man...then these guys are your poison. Also, just go nuts while you are over there at Mutant; those guys are friends of RA (of which I am tremendously proud) and it is the best music blog on the entire Internets.
What goes well with something that sick? Why, RA friends The Black Sun, but of course. I've played these Seattle-based avant-nuttiness Electro freaks before, but it bears repeating: Anthony Passonno and Dean Blake are two talented motherfuckers. They are both multi-instrumentalists, and this track from tonight, "Ghost Procession"- featuring the ghostly presence in the background of Emperor Hirohito offering his surrender speech to a shocked Japan, really emphasizes their ability to creep the living fuck out of the listener. We'll be hearing much more from Mssrs. Blake and Passonno in the future, with possibly an in-studio one of these weeks.
Now for some other friends of RA who I finally got off of my ass and around to playing. Marco Oppedisano is a remarkably gifted Musique Concrete guitarist from Brooklyn, who has a brand new album out called Mechanical Uprising from which I played the track "Solitary Pathways". Marco is a remarkably gifted Musique Concrete guitarist from Brooklyn who has a new album out, Mechanical Uprising. There is a lot to say about Marco, all of it good; his guitar playing is angular and sparse, yet disconcertingly dense when he decides to make some serious noise- like an old Napoleonic maxim about being apart in Space but together in time. You should check him out. And you should also check out Serpentina Satelite, whom I would like to congradualte for their new album, Mecanica Celeste. Dolmo and Renato Gomez are ferociously talented Space-Psych guitarists in the classic mold, who complement each other so well that sometimes I was not sure who had taken the lead role; somewhat Manuel Gottsching, maybe even a little Steve Hillage. But still very much classic Space Rock guitarists, which is very satisfying to these ears, as that is a style that just seems to have died due to lame-ass "jam bands" noodling away to no effect for infernal lengths of time. There were also super rare tape-effects curiosites from post-Soviet era Knocking Bamboo and proto-Electro from Alfred Schnittke, but...we'll have to deal with all of this on a later blog post.
I could on, but I can't go on. So on that appropraitely madly-Beckettian note...here's what I played. See you this week coming, and as always, thanks for the support and...Cheers, - TKR
Setlist For Radio Anthrocide#19 At The Mountains Of Madness
1) Li Chin Sung- "Shame"
2) Brian Eno- "The Lost Day"
3) Isao Tomita- "Mars: The Bringer of War"
4) Zoviet France- "Mohnomishe 2"
5) Phallus Dei- "Dogmatik"
6) The Black Sun- "Ghost Procession"
7) God- "Black Jesus"
8) Pandemonium (Jean-Baptiste Barriere)- "Bruits et Fureurs"
9) Planes- "Planes II"
10) Aphrodite's Child- "Infinity"
11) Knocking Bamboo- "Brittle Two"
12) Alfred Schnittke- "Steam"
13) Raymond Scott- "The Paperwork Explosion" (vintage IBM proto-word processor commercial)
14) Flo & Andrew- "Take Suicide"
15) Frank Zappa- "Remington Electric Razors" (vintage radio advert)
16) Marco Oppedisano- "Solitary Pathways"
17) Serpentina Satelite- "Fobos"
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