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Lounging with Animals Listen Ability Rating: Rather melodic if I do say so, from avant jazz to oddball rock/pop you will dig this mix. (17:02, 19.6mb)

The Lounge Lizards are the ignition for this weeks machine. With "The Magic of Palermo" off of 1987's No Pain for Cakes. The Lounge Lizards emerged from the New York post punk scene of the early 80's. "Initially a tongue in cheek "fake jazz" combo, drawing on punk rock and no wave as much as jazz, The Lounge Lizards have since become respected for their creative and distinctive sound."

For this weeks Inkxpotter mix I created a piece titled "Wacked out interlude," that pretty much sums up this piece. A random segue of warped beats and scritchy scratchy sounds. Inkxpotter exclusive!

Animal Collective closes out this week's trio with "The Purple Bottle" from last years Feels. Here's what the folks at Pitchfork media had to say about this record,  "With each new album it becomes clearer that Animal Collective will not stay still. You can see them on tour and get a preview of the album to come in their live show, but aside from that, it's difficult to tell which direction their music will go next." You can follow the link for the full review.

Direct download: smsd060226_copy_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm PST

Radioactive I Ching Foil Listen Ability Rating: Spin together a radioactive fallout shelter, a trip down the ghost river, and some fun with foil and you'll decipher the sounds in this show. (15:19, 17.6mb)

Getting off to the usual odd start we find ourselves in the Negativland. Inhabited by artifacts from all over the planet we segue from a rather suspect "Announcement" into "Yellow Black and Rectangular." These cuts are off of the Escape from Noise disc originally released in 1987. Their website is packed with oddities and worth a drive thru.

"Ghost River" is the name of the river we must cross to find the bright omen on the other side, or so says Stephen Karcher author of "Total I Ching." His words were pirated from a radio interview and give us a brief glimpse into the complex probablities of the Book of Changes. Also included in this mix are synth sounds courtesy of Touching Centauri, a listener to the show who offered up his own work for the Inkxpotter to do with as he wants. And so I have! Inkxpotter exclusive!

"Priznak Aluminum" (Holiday Suite for Foil) by artist Violet is our next selection. Jeff Surak (aka Violet) is a veteran experimenter from Washington, DC. He began recording under the moniker -1348- in the early 1980s and participated in the hometaper underground. This edited cut is off of "The Sun is Shining & the Flowers are Blooming on Violet Street 3" on Scarcelight .

We close the show with "Washing Machine A" by John Zorn from Filmworks Vol. 3. A tasty collection of screeching saxes and avant jazz noise! Enjoy.


Direct download: smsd060221.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30pm PST

Rappalicious Computations Objectified! Listenability Rating: Well you need to be comfortable with the mother effer word in this mix of rap, avant noise, folkatronica and general weirdness. (16:42, 19.1 mb)

On this version of Strange Music in Small Doses I've felt like talking even less in order to facilitate the flow of audio energy into your waiting earbuds. That being said I'll try to summarize what you are hearing but sometimes multiple pieces are playing at the same time.

With John Zorn's "Objects" from the Filmworks 2 disc entering your sound space first I've added a generous dose of Delay just to spice up the stabs of sound. From there we flow into a piece off of Missy Elliots "...so addictive " disc. Here we got Busta rhymes doing a bad ass intro for the master of rap herself. From there we jump into a bit more "Objects" and segue ungracefully right back into another cut from the "...so addictive" disc, "Whatcha gonna do?" The rap music may seem a bit of a departure from the usual oddities I play but patience is golden my friends, patience is golden.

Bruce Haack brings us straight back to the strange with "Abbacadabra" from his "Listen, Compute, Rock Home" disc. Then a brief segue into "Aux Creux Des Vages, Mon Visage" by aMute. For the finale of this sixteen minute mix I've put together a bit of my own folkatronica and entitled this weeks Inkxpotter contribution as "Huiyar."
Enjoy the mix!


Direct download: smsd060205.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm PST