Sun, 18 September 2005
On an avant jazz theme we begin our show with Isotope 217 from Utonian Automatic we listened to "New Beyond." Isotope 217 on Isotope 217 "It is hard to state exactly what this band is because of the diverse influences of the participants. One might say an eclectic avant funk ensemble dedicated to the Phonometric * system of universal thought. One might also say a freewheeling trans-moleculer unit dedicated to the> betterment of all worlds.*phonometrics are, as described by Satie, the Science of measuring sound.
Inside the space between we find Inkxpotter hastily scrambling to get back on a regular track of sound designing. Hear we have a snippet from Duke Ellingtons "Ko Ko" making an appearance and reappearance amidst a noisy drone and other found sounds. My own little contribution to the avant jazz direction this weeks show has opened up for us.
Following the Inkxpotter mix we have Flanger off of their Cd /Inner Space and the cut "Le Dernier Combat." Atom Heart and Burnt Friedman, two Germans working together under the name Flanger, make a convincing argument for cut-and-paste jazz. The natural sound of musicians playing colliding with the liberal use of electronics makes this a group worth taking the time to get to know.
Sat, 10 September 2005
Inkxpotter is back from his recent bout with Podcast Fade. I was wondering myself why I had not put up a show in such a while, why I felt a bit stuck . Then listener Prent left me a recent comment describing my current malady. Sometimes knowing and naming is enough. My personal contribution this week has been gathering dust for a few weeks and is a bit of a diversion from other sound collages, but every once in a while you just need some rhythm.
The middle part of this trio is "Nice and Simple" from Colleens recent Cd - Everyone Alive Wants Answers. Lots of loops and organic sounds swirl around each other, offering up new perspectives on each listening. She hails from Paris and it is refreshing to hear something distinctively feminine in the often overloaded "male with laptop and two day stuble" genre. .
We finish up the set with The Master Musicians of Bukkake. From their CD - The Visible Sign of the Invisible Order, we listened to "Hidden from the Hidden ones". It's all very mysterious but it does set quite a mood in place...."Siphoned from flying graveyards and fed through giant funnels of navigatory spirits to the haunted outskirts of behavior and all of its rickety platforms, an intuitive, much weirder America is on the rise."