Sun, 3 June 2007
Listen Ability Rating: Apocalypse on the brain can lead in strange directions. A delicious sampling of 50's inspired hysteria mixed in with unusual musics. (27.4mb, 19:47)
This week I have filled in the gaps between my musical selections with snippets from a record titled "If the Bomb Falls". An interesting and completely serious synopsis of what to do in case of a nuclear attack. Enjoy!
In the first stages of the apocalypse their will be mass confusion. I found this selection by Dokaka to be a rather stunning representation of the chaos and discomfort this might cause for everyone involved. "Economy Parcel Post" is the name of this piece and it's another cut off of the Atlantic Waves sampler that I played on the last show.
In a more literal vein I chose William S. Burroughs intoning "Apocalypse" from his Dead City Radio album. Amidst the confusion arises something recognizable, long hidden and well worth the wait.
In the aftermath Albert Ayler gives us a hint of what we might see. The piece we heard is "untitled blues" but don't let that title fool you. With what starts out as a standard blues tune for a moment is quickly reconfigured into something else entirely. Be prepared.
And now, off to the shelter we go!