Thursday, December 24, 2009

until we bleed - Happy Holidays!

(at the end of ep. 3 of Ch. 4 - Misfits)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

OTC - NCP I - playlist November 18, 2009 (last show of 2009!)

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 12/18/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:08PM Demdike Stare "Suspicious Drone" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
07:14PM July Skies "The Weather Clock" from "The Weather Clock (EP)" (CD) on make mine music
07:20PM Arovane "Knottel Amx" from "Lux Nigra Allstars" (CD) on Lux Nigra
07:25PM Locust "Wrong" from "Wrong" (CD) on Touch
07:29PM Richard Pinhas "Iceland" from "So Young But So Cold" (CD) on Tigersushi
07:38PM Cleaners from Venus "This Rainy Decade" from "This Rainy Decade"
07:44PM De Portables "postrock christmas" from "none" (Other)
07:45PM Paul Haig "Scottish Christmas" from "Ghosts of Christmas Past" on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
07:46PM Emak Bakia "What Have You Done to Me?" from "Jane" (CD) on Acuarela
07:51PM Emak Bakia "How much time means (forever) ?" from "Jane" (CD) on Acuarela
07:53PM Antena "Noelle a Hawai" from "ghosts of christmas past" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscle
07:58PM Cavil "meet me at strumble head" from "An Evening in The Company of Vespertine" (CD) on Vespertine
08:02PM Robert Wyatt "Foreign Accents" from "cuckooland" (CD) on Ryko
08:05PM Mark Van Hoen "Dark Roads" from "The Warmth Inside You" (CD) on locust sound
08:12PM It and my computer "Pas à pas" from "(K-RAA-K)3 festival sampler" on (K-RAA-K)3
08:16PM The Names "Tokyo Twilight" from "Ghosts of Christmas Past" on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:20PM Winston Tong "Dream Assassins" from "Theoretically Chinese" (CD) on LTM
08:25PM Tuxedomoon "weinachts rap" from "ghosts of christmas past" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscle
08:31PM The Golden Palominos "Gun" from "PURE" (CD) on Restless
08:37PM Moderat "Rusty Nails" from "Moderat" (MP3) on BPitch Control
08:42PM Jay-Jay Johanson "Lightning Strikes" from "Self Portrait" on EMI Sweden
08:48PM Michael Nyman "Cream or Christians" from "ghosts of christmas past" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscle
08:50PM The Durutti Column "Or Are You Just A Technician" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:51PM The Durutti Column "Chant" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
09:03PM Jimi Tenor "My Mind" from "organism" (CD) on warp music
09:08PM Emptyset "Awake" from "Emptyset" (CD) on Caravan
09:14PM Mokira "Contour" from "Persona" on Type
09:19PM Mountains "Melodica" from "Choral" (CD) on Thrill Jockey
09:32PM Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd "Snowfall" from "Mysterious Skin OST" (CD)
09:38PM The Durutti Column "How Unbelievable" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
09:48PM At Swim Two Birds "Let Her Go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
09:52PM Shackleton "Asha In The Tabernacle" from "3 EPs" (CD) on Perlon

Thursday, December 17, 2009

de portables - postrock christmas

postrock christmas

The studiomuscle kids are at it again!!! When is that next Wio disc coming out anyways? And Kohn's new one - why can't i buy this anywhere in North America???

Thursday, December 10, 2009

OTC - NCP I playlist December 4, 2009 - WZBC

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 12/04/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:13PM Xeno and Oaklander "A Beginning`" from "Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008" (CD) on Wierd
07:15PM Ruth White "Mists and Rains" from "7 Trumps From The Tarot Cards" (LP) on limelight
07:19PM The French Impressionists "Boo Boo's Gone Mambo / My Guardian Angel" from "The Fruit of the Original Sin" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
07:27PM Wim Mertens "Inergys (Reprise)" from "Vergessen" (LP) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
07:30PM Tzara / Janco / Apollinaire "L'amiral cherche une maison a louer" from "futurism & dada reviewed" (CD) on LTM
07:35PM Tuxedomoon "Desire" from "Desire" (CD) on Crammed Discs
07:39PM Nonna "Nox" from "Stilllysm" on stilll
07:44PM At Swim Two Birds "Old Enough To Know" from "Quigley's Point" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
07:48PM Isabelle Antena "noelle a hawai" from "ghosts of christmas past" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscle
07:51PM Mapstation "the protector" from "The Africa Chamber" on ~Scape
07:57PM The Names "Tokyo Twilight" from "Ghosts of Christmas Past" on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:01PM Ryuichi Sakamoto "1919" from "1996" on Kab America
08:07PM Deadly Weapons "Jayne Mansfield" from "Deadly Weapons" (LP) on NATO
08:14PM Tuxedomoon "Weinachts Rap" from "ghosts of christmas past" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscle
08:16PM Echoboy "Scene 30" from "Scene 30" (10 Inch) on Earworm
08:23PM The Durutti Column "or are you a technician?" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:25PM The Durutti Column "Chant" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:34PM Steven Brown "la vie est belle" from "composes pour le theatre et le cinema" (LP) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:40PM Michael Nyman "Cream or Christians" from "ghosts of christmas past" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscle
08:43PM Jay-Jay Johanson "Wonder Wonders" from "Self Portrait" on EMI Sweden
08:48PM The Remote Viewer "it occurred to me. and went away." from "You're Going to Love our Defeatest Attitude" (CD) on City Centre Offices
08:53PM Cleaners from Venus "This Rainy Decade" from "This Rainy Decade"
08:56PM Paul Haig "Scottish Christmas" from "Ghosts of Christmas Past" on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:59PM Francois De Roubaix "Dernier Domicile Connu" from "Dernier Domicile Connu" (CD)
09:18PM At Swim Two Birds "let her go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
09:22PM Cabaret Voltaire "Invocation" from "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
09:29PM The Durutti Column "How Unbelievable" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
09:42PM Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie "Snowfall" from "Music from the Film Mysterious Skin"
09:44PM Robert Hampson "Ahead - only the stars" from "Vectors" (CD) on Touch

Friday, December 04, 2009

Dec. 5 Rogues Gallery Sample Sale at Uncle Pete's

Uncle Pete's has only been open a week.

OTC - Playlist NCP I - November 27 2009

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 11/27/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:07PM Demdike Stare "Suspicious Drone" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
07:14PM Polmo Polpo "requiem for a fox" from "Like Hearts Swelling" (CD) on Constellation
07:24PM Electrelane "I want to be the president" from "I Want to Be the President (EP)" on Let's Rock!
07:29PM Dat Politics "Bubble Queen" from "Clicks and Cuts 3" on Milleplateaux
07:32PM Anna Domino "Zanna" from "anna domino" (CD) on LTM
07:35PM Arovane "Knottel Amx" from "Lux Nigra Allstars" on Lux Nigra
07:40PM The Radio Dept "It's Personal" from "Pet Grief" on Labrador
07:44PM Emptyset "Beyond" from "Emptyset" (CD) on Caravan
07:49PM 2562 "Escape Velocity" from "Unbalance"
07:55PM Rigas Den Andre "distordelle" from "Scandinavian Skweee Volume 1" on Ramp
07:59PM Ester Brinkmann "Totes Rennen" from "Totes Rennen" (CD) on Suppose
08:07PM The Durutti Column "Or Are You Just A Technician" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:08PM The Durutti Column "Chant" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:18PM The Durutti Column "Quattro" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:24PM The Durutti Column "Requiem" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
08:30PM Fennesz "Saffron Revolution" from "Black Sea" (CD) on Touch
08:36PM At Swim Two Birds "let her go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
08:41PM The Lost Jockey "matters of theory" from "the fruit of the original sin" on LTM
08:46PM Jay-Jay Johanson "Liar - Trauma" from "Self Portrait" on EMI Sweden
08:53PM Moritz Von Oswald Trio "Pattern 4" from "Vertical Ascent" (CD) on Honest Johns Records
09:01PM Mokira "Invitation to love" from "Persona" on Type
09:11PM Aidan Baker & Thisquietarmy "loss of perspective" from "A Picture of a Picture" (CD) on Killer Pimp
09:20PM Steven Brown "Last Rendezvous (7" version)" from "Searching for Contact" (CD) on LTM
09:25PM Mapstation "Return of the hunters" from "The Africa Chamber" on ~Scape
09:30PM The Passage "Devils and Angels" from "Seedy"
09:36PM Epee Du Bois "Misery" from "Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008" on Wierd
09:43PM A Band Apart "O My Beautiful Song" from "12"" on Crammed Disc
09:45PM The Durutti Column "Brother" from "A PAEAN TO WILSON" (CD) on Kooky
09:55PM Shackleton "(no more) Negative Thoughts" from "3 EPs" (CD) on Perlon

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Are you an Artist or are you a Technician?" - Pean to Wilson - the durutti column

the quote that starts the durutti column disc Pean To Wilson is found half way through the clip. Excellent work.

Friday, November 20, 2009

*Venue Change* Felix Kubin - Blevin Blectum at Goethe-Institut Boston TONIGHT

Venue Change - Now at the Goethe Institut Boston in the Back Bay
Non-Event and Goethe-Institut Boston Present FELIX KUBIN
Friday, November 20th 2009 at 8:30 pm with Blevin Blechtum and DJ Ning Nong

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA
8:30 p.m. / $10

ALSO: Felix Kubin is performing live Saturday night at a
Montague Phantom Brain Exchange Special Event.
MPBE #22:

Felix Kubin
Gerty Farish
Schurt Kwitters
lecture by Deborah Frenkel
DJ Byron Coley

SATURDAY, NOV 21, 8pm, $7
National Spiritual Alliance Meetinghouse
2 Montague Ave
Lake Pleasant, MA

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FELIX KUBIN - BLEVIN BLECTUM (live in Boston) this FRIDAY - Novmeber 20, 2009

From the press release:

*** Friday, November, 20, 2009 ***

Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present

…making his Boston debut and only his second U.S. performance!
w/Blevin Blectum
and DJ Ning Nong (


MassArt, North Hall, Room 181
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
8 p.m. / $10

About Felix Kubin:

FELIX KUBIN, born in a spring roll during a car accident, was a
lovechild of the homerecording era. His activities include futurist
pop, radio plays, electroacoustic, and works for chamber orchestra.
In 1998, he founded Gagarin Records. Kubin's music is saturated by
enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century
avant-garde music. In the last 20 years he has released a large
number of diverse albums and played over 70 electronic music festivals.
One of electronic music's most dynamic performers, he likes to move
between high and low culture, clubs and concert halls, as his main
concern is the shifting of contexts and expectations.

Bevin Kelley (BLEVIN BLECTUM) is an electronic musician and multimedia
composer. Her performances are often loose narratives incorporating
live interactive electronic sound, manipulated field recordings,
film, action and costume. She holds degrees in English, Violin
Performance, Electronic Music and Recording Media, and Veterinary
Nursing. She has released four solo albums, and many more in
collaboration with other musicians and filmmakers. Bevin is one half
of the sonic/stage duo Blectum From Blechdom, recipients of the
2001 Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Digital Music. She
was one fourth of the audio/visual band Sagan. Her multimedia work
is often text-based, including a series of pieces based on Philip
K. Dick's short story 'The Preserving Machine', in which sheet music
is transformed into creatures and back again.

This concert is presented with the support of the Goethe-Institut Boston

Monday, November 16, 2009

OTC - NCP I - playlist November 13, 2009

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 11/13/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:09PM Ovil Bianca "RaiDIO" from "Gravity = Love" (CD) on (K-RAA-K)3
07:14PM Felix Kubin "Lumiere Belge" from "Matki Wandalki" (CD) on A-musik
07:18PM Jay-Jay Johanson "It hurts me so" from "Whiskey" (CD) on BMG Sweden
07:24PM Mapstation "The protector" from "The Africa Chamber" on ~Scape
07:30PM Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie "Snowfall" from "Music from the Film Mysterious Skin"
07:36PM At Swim Two Birds "let her go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
07:40PM The Durutti Column "the eye and the hand" from "The fruit of the original sin" on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
07:43PM Arbol "Summer and You" from "Acuarela Songs 3" on Acuarela
07:47PM Emptyset "Beyond" from "Emptyset" (CD) on Caravan
07:53PM A Band Apart "O My Beautiful Song" from "EP" (12 Inch) on Crammed Discs
08:00PM John Foxx "the shadow of a woman's hand" from "cathedral oceans III" (CD) on fullfill
08:05PM Nobukazu Takemura "wizard in circus" from "child & magic" (CD) on warner japan
08:08PM HYPO "The Perfect Kill" from "Random Veneziano" (CD) on Active Suspension
08:10PM Les Hurleurs "The Fall of Saigon" from "Blottie"
08:14PM Felix Kubin "hit me, provider" from "Matki Wandalki" (CD) on A-musik
08:17PM Gusgus "take me baby" from "24/7" (CD) on Kompakt
08:23PM Jimi Tenor "Sugardaddy" from "Intervision" (CD) on Warp
08:29PM Tuxedomoon "Luther Blisset" from "Cabin in the Sky" (CD) on Crammed Discs
08:34PM Coti "piccolo poema urbano" from "[metamoria\>" on vibrant music
08:39PM Jay-Jay Johanson "I'm Older Now" from "Whiskey" (CD) on BMG Sweden
08:50PM Mapstation "Return of the hunters" from "The Africa Chamber" on ~Scape
08:55PM Mark Van Hoen "Gifts and Prizes" from "Playing with Time" (CD) on Apollo
09:00PM Hiroshi Fujiwara "hard boiled dub" from "In Dub Conference" (CD) on Victor (japan)
09:09PM Christina Kubisch "Security" from "Five Electrical Walks" (CD) on Important
09:10PM Emptyset "Awake" from "Emptyset" (CD) on Caravan
09:15PM Telefax "0111101011010000" from "des courbes de choses invisibles" (CD) on dora dorovitch
09:19PM Felix Kubin + Coolhaven "arger dich nicht" from "suppe fur die nacht"
09:19PM Felix Kubin + Coolhaven "auf den stufen deiner schonheit" from "suppe fur die nacht"
09:20PM Felix Kubin + Coolhaven "There is a Garden" from "suppe fur die nacht"
09:29PM Domotic "smiles again" from "smiles again" (MiniCD) on Active Suspension
09:46PM Mountains "Melodica" from "Choral" (CD) on Thrill Jockey

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jay-Jay Johanson's playlist lately

from his blog post:

the songs played before the shows in France, Luxembourg and Russia was

Gong - the octave doctors and the crystal machine
Kraftwerk - harmonika
Astor Piazzolla - can't remember what song
Ryuichi Sakamoto - hwit
Pat Metheny - electric counterpoint, slow
Chet Baker - blue bossa
Radio String Orchestra - you know, you know
Kronos Quartet - after the war
Steve Reich - six marimbas
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - the sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matter
Miles Davis - in a silent way
Charles Mingus - self portrait in three colours


Its funny to me - I play that Penguin Cafe Orchestra track on my radio show often.

NOTE: I will be on the air tomorrow night - 1900-2200 EST

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Felix Kubin - Momus (live)

"There is a Garden" and "Hello" (being a Lionel Ritchie cover).

just to get ready....

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Take Some Time Out

It is a beautiful crisp fall day. A time of reflection as all yearly passings are. The quiet semblance of clear landscapes. I strive for space and silence. Bathed in sunlight. An assessment and a drive forward into the future. I hope things will be better for all parties involved. That we could grow in a productive manner. I have so many books to read here. The main objective is to repair the damage and rebuild oneself as best possible. "when you pass so close to me to hold my emotions..." Another breath, another step forward. A whole month of this silence and remembrance. To learn that you can't get away with this forever. Someone will come to you. Bathed in sunlight.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Laboratory - Grand Opening - Ryoji Ikeda - U.S. Premiere of Datamatics [Ver.2.0]

The Grand Opening of the Laboratory here in Cambridge is on my Birthday, this Sunday, November 8, 2009. At Sanders Theater, there will be the U.S. Premiere of Ryoji Ikeda's Datamatics [Ver.2.0].

From the press release:

9pm Sunday, November 8th

Sanders Theatre
$20 general admission, $5 students

Buy Tickets

"THE LABORATORY at Harvard presents Ryoji Ikeda's audiovisual concert datamatics [ver.2.0] - the United States premiere of this work and his first Boston-area performance ever.

datamatics [ver.2.0] is the latest audiovisual concert in Ikeda's datamatics series, an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world.

Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work.

The technical dynamics of datamatics [ver.2.0], including its extremely fast frame rates and variable bit depths, challenge the thresholds of our perceptions and the capabilities of the technology used.

This performance coincides with the opening of The Laboratory at Harvard, a new exhibition and idea lab space catalyzing innovation in the arts and sciences.

Tickets available at the Harvard Box Office (617.496.2222 - 1350 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02138) or online:"

ALSO NOTE: Kate Connolly's Article in the Guardian UK about Paris's Le Laboratoire.

SPECIAL THANKS TO JON of BRAINWASHED for pointing this out to me.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Three Days Left.

Its three days now. What have I learned so far? Where am I going? (I feel like Gauguin for a moment there- asking questions that are impossible to answer) From this life to another passing through time looking back on all that came before. Another quick scan, another place to be thankful for. I had one of the most exciting and somewhat heartbreaking summers in a long time. This is good. It is an adventure I want to continue. I’ve been focusing on those moments lately where one says goodbye. That past reflection when she left – it doesn’t matter who or when its just the few second of total disconnect replayed in my mind over and over. The chemical rush of excitement as I was confident and full of hope and not worried and waiting rest assured it would all continue the “o I should mention this but it can wait because I will certainly see you again soon”. Only to have those hopes crushed on the rocks and washed away in to the ocean of time. Or something like that emerged the next moment being cut off without equivocation. Perhaps it was the age, conflicting interests, divided loyalties, overcome by pursuit...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

That description

FRIDAY: NCP I – “Off the Cuff” with George – An investigation into the anxiety created by the pressures and loneliness of modern life. Anything that isn’t “rock”. Creative experiments in sound.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Another Setting
Five days left, as it were, embarking on a new journey perhaps. Then again, perhaps not my mind is consumed by the presence of memory. I feel locked in this stasis trying to comprehend past events. What could have led to this? Why am i so vulnerable now? Why do I long so much for ... the promise of a few more moments. Its difficult to keep drifting with no actual knowledge of what lies ahead. My life is "spun out of control", or it has run away with my ---- never to bring it back. Day to day advice helps, words that bring me back into the picture, that bring me hope. I don't know if I regret anything or its just a failure to understand what happened. Again, if I cannot communicate clearly how can I possibly comprehend past events? I move around for awhile asking myself the same questions. Hoping for closure or the promise of a new beginning.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

i'm glad i made you cry

a matter came up today - something i hadn't thought about in a long time:

me: somewhere indeed
i think its good for people to learn lessons or at least trip and fall down - realize they aren't the only people in the world
l: a very important lesson good for character
me: right
l: to be truly humble rather than appear to be
me: like when i rode my bike to visit this girl across town and got lost in the woods and was alone all alone and had to figure out how to get back home and climbed a fence with my bike on my back and ripped my jeans a little
rough times
when i was 15
l: yes! a very sweet story
me: ha i shouldn't have seen her she had the flu
l: oh no! but fun yes?
me: it was an adventure
the full spectrum of human emotion


Perhaps its cyclical. Something I hadn't thought about in a long time, moments from when I was someone else, a different human being. Different than today. The dreams of a man who could do just about anything, who would overcome any barrier to get what he wanted. A man driven by hope and desire. Someone who took life too seriously, who saw everything as connected and acknowledged to his way of being. I don't think the motivations were entirely selfish, the man was just consumed with curiosity and the taste for knowledge. Such things always hurt in the end.
At every turn I am told I take things too seriously or am too hard on myself. These days I can't tell whether that's true or what i feel is just my body reacting to other forces (other voices, other rooms). The muffled wake as I am perpetually caught in childrens games.
I can't go back any further - i have a high tolerance for pain - any more reflection will resurrect brutal memories.

I prefer to be alive and damaged and free and independent than a piece of furniture.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OTC - NCP I - playlist October 23, 2009

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 10/23/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:09PM The Bitter Springs "It's Business" from "Brumario" on Acuarela
07:12PM Michael Nyman "Fish Beach" from "Drowning By Numbers" on Virgin Venture
07:14PM Andreas Tillander "Rescue Me Now (feat. Jay Jay Johanson)" from "Elit" on Mille Plateaux
07:20PM David Sylvian "Random Acts of Senseless Violence" from "Manafon" on Samadhi Sound
07:28PM Peter Principle "The Quarry" from "Idyllatry" on LTM
07:32PM Thomas Wydler & Toby Dammit "Moon over Morphosa" from "morphosa harmonium" (CD) on Hit Thing
07:34PM David Toop "Eros + Sacrifice" from "Black Chamber" (CD) on Sub Rosa
07:38PM Steven Brown "Music #2" from "Decade" on LTM
07:41PM Demdike Stare "Haxan" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
07:47PM I'm Not a Gun "Make Sense and Loose" from "Everything at Once" (CD) on City Centre Offices
07:51PM Monolake "Arte" from "Hongkong Remastered" (CD) on Monolake
08:02PM Sweet Billy Pilgrim "Here it Begins - Truth Only Smiles" from "Twice Born Men" on Samadhi Sound
08:09PM Quigley "The Truth's Out, Darling" from "A Kind of Loving" (CD) on croissant-neuf
08:13PM The Remote Viewer "it occurred to me. and went away." from "you're going to love our defeatist attitude" (CD) on City Centre Offices
08:18PM Fennesz "Transit" from "Venice" (CD) on touch music
08:33PM Daphne Oram "Bird of Parallax" from "Oramics" (CD) on Paradigm Discs
08:37PM Egberto Gismonti / Nana Vasconcelos "Don Quixote" from "Duas Vozes" on ECM
08:45PM Telefax "0111101011010000" from "des courbes de choses invisibles" (CD) on dora dorovitch
08:48PM Demdike Stare "Jannisary" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
08:54PM Ryuichi Sakamoto "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence" from "1996" on Kab America
09:00PM Hiroshi Fujiwara "Hard Boiled Dub" from "In Dub Conference" (CD) on Victor (japan)
09:06PM Sleeparchive "Hospital 07" from "Sleeparchive | Antti Rannisto" on Level Records
09:10PM Jay Jay Johanson "Liar - Trauma" from "Self Portrait"
09:16PM Akira Rabelais "6" from "Spellewaverynsherde" (CD) on samadhisound
09:22PM July Skies "The Weather Clock" from "The Weather Clock (EP)" (CD) on make mine music
09:28PM The Penguin Cafe Orchestra "the sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matter" from "Music from The Penguin Cafe" on Editions EG
09:39PM The Durutti Column "the missing boy" from "LC" (LP) on Factory
09:47PM Nana April Jun "Process Philosophy" from "the ontology of noise" (CD) on Touch
09:47PM Shackleton "Asha in the tabernacle" from "3 EPs" (MP3) on Perlon

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

NCP 1 - October 16, 2009

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 10/16/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:04PM Ultramarine "Saratoga" from "Every Man and Woman Is a Star" (CD) on Rough Trade
07:08PM Jj Burnel "Euroman" from "so young so cold" on Tigersushi
07:12PM The Names "Music for Someone" from "Fruit of the Original Sin" (CD) on LTM
07:15PM The Durutti Column "Weakness and Fever" from "The fruit of the original sin" on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
07:20PM Demdike Stare "Haxan" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
07:26PM Red Turns To... "Deep Sleep" from "Deep Sleep" (12 Inch) on Factory Communications
07:31PM Wim Mertens "Multiple 12" from "The Fruit of The Original Sin" on Crepescule
07:39PM Holger Czukay "Ode to Perfume" from "On the Way to the Peak of Normal" (CD) on Mute
07:57PM Pascal Comelade "La Societat Piano - Obstacle" from "Espontex Sinfonia"
08:01PM Demdike Stare "Suspicious Drone" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
08:07PM Scala "A Category" from "Compass Heart" (CD) on Touch
08:10PM Shackleton "(no more) negative thoughts" from "3 EPs" (LP) on Perlon
08:18PM Ruth White "Wheel of Fortune" from "7 Trumps From The Tarot Cards" (LP) on limelight
08:22PM Bernard Bonnier "i can't sing" from "Casse-Tete" (CD) on Oral
08:29PM Jay Jay Johanson "she doesn't live here anymore" from "the long term physical effects are not yet known" (CD) on EMI
08:37PM Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald "Movement 2" from "Recomposed Vol. 3" (MP3) on Deutsche Grammophon
08:42PM Arbol "Summer and You" from "Acuarela Songs 3" on Acuarela
08:44PM Robert Hampson "ahead - only the stars" from "Vectors" (CD) on Touch
09:01PM Emak Bakia "what have you done to me?" from "Jane" (CD) on Acuarela
09:01PM Emak Bakia "Honeymoon" from "Jane" (CD) on Acuarela
09:02PM Emak Bakia "How much time means (forever)?" from "Jane" (CD) on Acuarela
09:06PM Coldcut "Timber" from "Let Us Play" (CD) on Ninja Tune
09:10PM It & My Computer "pas a pas" from "(K-Raa-K)3 Festival Sampler" on (K-RAA-K)3
09:15PM Wolfgang Riechmann "Himmelblau" from "Wunderbar" (CD) on Bureau B
09:22PM At Swim Two Birds "Let her go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
09:26PM HYPO "The Perfect Kill" from "Random Veneziano" (CD) on Active Suspension
09:28PM Demdike Stare "Ghostly Hardware" from "Symbiosis" (CD) on Modern Love
09:36PM Jon St. James "Trans-Atlantic" from "Trans-Atlantic"
09:38PM Mountains "Melodica" from "Choral" (CD) on Thrill Jockey
09:51PM Shackleton "Asha in the Tabernacle" from "3 EPs" (LP) on Perlon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Divided Loyalties

I saw someone on the phone this morning talking about identity. Perhaps this is a vital personal discussion someone should have in a private space. It was in a shop, a bakery to be precise. It came across as somewhat alarming, amusing and at the same level very human. Not divorced from reality at all but rather an assertion of it. I made my purchase and left. The sky was pale blue. The weather less cold than I expected. It suited my disposition well. The prior night was spent working primarily. I enjoy the peace and quiet it gives me time to focus on my studies.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

passed by bloodsports - weakness and fever

cut hurt aching wounded still bleeding there are tiny cuts all over my body. they won't heal they just sit there oozing blood over and over and over. I drown in my own confusion asking why. How much more can I tolerate how patient can I be why is life so difficult. why is life so shitty right now. The only things keeping me alive are the books I read, the sunshine, the promise of rain, the notion of rare films and the hope in her still. what does it mean when all this happens? why am i still alive? why do I constantly make everyone around me suffer? why am i pushed aside now? why am i living life in reverse? out of control i cry myself to sleep every night. my sheets are stained with blood from these seeping gelatinous wounds. they might one day be sealed by words of hope and forgiveness. to build life again. to lick old wounds. to let the light in again punching its way through celluloid frames. another bold distraction. this is supposed to be somewhat cathartic. to suffocate in insensitivity to asphyxiate by my own demands. such an overwhelming effort as i cling to every word uttered. i am unable to help the one i love. i am unable to help myself. i drift off yet again my hope worn thin but still as strong as ever. i want to live to build trust to see the ocean to taste... rituals. perception. perspective. i'm sick of all of it constantly flailing out there. hoping the process will reveal itself yet again so predictable and yet so memorable. how can i cope with this silence? this agony? i twitch every nerve floods my veins with disparate signals. I am drawn taut between the promise of joy and almost incomprehensible hurt. The tension is too much i talk to no one. i research patterns - the unknown - anything to help me understand what to do. I can't make a proper decision unless i have all the facts. life is an eternal process of adventure and self-preservation. lately i am less inclined at any kind of self-preservation. i twitch. my whole body shakes. the dreams the dreams the dreams I cannot talk of them now. I have disappointed so many people. perhaps i express myself badly. i have trouble communicating. i talk in obtuse rhymes something i thought she enjoyed. i wanted to open up. i wanted to conduct myself in a proper manner to treat the ones i care about with all of my heart. perhaps i give too much and leave nothing for myself except a rotten needy shell. a sick individual. i think of the songs that make me smile - but i won't get into them now. when i thought i pointed the way for so long. the attempt to understand the attempt to work it out within this sad, demanding structure i've surrounded myself with. i want to see the ocean. just to be there for once to ask why i am left behind.

what makes me happy:
thoughts said and received. an exchange of ideas. the daily process of being. remembering to stay healthy. "hello. how are you, dear?"
ridiculous silly little conversations. to be able to laugh at one's anger. the process of understanding each others emotions. to break free of this myopia.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Playlist - NCP I - October 9 2009

Fri Oct 9th 2009 7.00pm–10.00pm

Ovil Bianca “RaidIO” from Gravity = Love CD ALBUM ((K-RAA-K)3 2001)
Moderat “Rusty Nails” from Moderat CD ALBUM (BPitch Control 2009)
Slow Hand Motem “idea” from Skweee Tooth (Ramp 2009)
Tuxedomoon “What Use?” from Solve et Coagula (13+1) (Crammed)
The Names “Calcutta” from Auteur Labels: Factory Benelux 1980-1985 (LTM 2008)
Bene Gesserit “Kitchen Music (for kitchen people)” from A High, Happy, Perverse And Cynical Cry Of Joy... LP ALBUM (Insane Music 1984)
Everything But the Girl “On My Mind” from Pillows and Prayers CD COMP (Cherry Red 1988)
Coti “M key” from [metamoria\> (vibrant music 2001)
Cavil “Meet Me At Strumble Head” from an Evening in the Company of Vespertine (Vespertine)
David Sylvian “The Heart Knows Better (rmx by Sweet Billy Pilgrim)” from the good son vs THE ONLY DAUGHTER CD ALBUM (samadhisound 2005)
Cleaners from Venus “This Rainy Decade”
Epee Du Bois “Misery” from Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008 (Wierd 2008)
Colin Newman “Better Later Than Never” from It Seems (Crammed Discs)
Angel of Decay “Malignant Tumor of the heart” from Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008 (Wierd)
Disco Inferno “Incentives” from In Debt
The Remote Viewer “I waited but nothing happened” from Here I Go Again on My Own CD ALBUM (Tower Block 2002)
Richard Pinhas “Iceland” from So Young But So Cold CD COMP (Tigersushi 2004)
Tuxedomoon “The Stranger” from Pinheads on the Move CD ALBUM (Crammed Disc 2006)
Frederik Schikowski “station breslauer strasse” from cashier escape route
Florida “The Girl on the Escalator” from Monika Force (Monika)
Nobukazu Takemura “wizard in circus” from child & magic CD ALBUM (warner japan 2002)
Felix Kubin “Hello” from Matki Wandalki CD ALBUM (A-musik 2004)
Wio “I don't really like pies” from (K-RAA-K)3 Labelsampler CD COMP ((K-RAA-K)3 2001)
Jacques Derrida “Destruction and Necessity” from The Night Watch CD COMP (LTM 2004)
Felt “Mexican Bandits” from Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty LP ALBUM (Cherry Red 1981)
Rapoon “Iron Path” from fallen gods CD ALBUM (Staalplaat 1994)
At Swim Two Birds “let her go” from Before You Left CD ALBUM (Vespertine & Son 2009)
Les Hurleurs “The Fall of Saigon” from Blottie (2003)
Ton Bruynel “Reflexen” from Institut of Sonology: Early Electronic Music CD COMP (Sub Rosa 2002)
Ryuichi Sakamoto “Thatness and Thereness” from US
Antena “Camino del sol” from Antena EP (Les Disques Du Crepuscule 1982)
Steven Brown “Last Rendezvous (7" Version)” from searching for contact (LTM 2004)
Michael Nyman “Mozart” (Les Disques Du Crepuscule 1981)
The Legends “People Like Us” from Public Radio (Labrador Records 2005)
The Lost Jockey “matters of theory” from the fruit of the original sin (LTM 2007)
Polmo Polpo “Requiem for a Fox” from Like Hearts Swelling CD ALBUM (Constellation)
Nana April Jun “Process Philosophy” from the ontology of noise CD ALBUM (Touch 2008)
The Durutti Column “Response” from Another Setting (Factory 1983)
The Durutti Column “Bordeaux” from Another Setting (Factory 1983)
Wolfgang Riechmann “Traumzeit” from Wunderbar CD ALBUM (Bureau B 2009)
Robert Hampson “Ahead - Only The Stars” from Vectors CD ALBUM (Touch 2009)

Friday, October 09, 2009

"refuge underneath" - NCP I later this evening

the cocoon. under the mattress. self-protection. a way out.

on the air momentarily tonight after a brief pause.

a start to this weekend. this weekend. exploring the use of leisure time.

she stops. she speaks. she opens her eyes again. scratching the surface yet again.

my blood runs cold as I cannot stop shaking.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

currently reading: The Discoverer by Jan Kjaerstad

recently published in the USA.


Reading the World Conversation Series: Jan Kjærstad & Mark Binelli from Open Letter Books on Vimeo.

As part of the Reading the World Conversation Series (at the University of Rochester), this event on April 30, 2009, brought together Jan Kjærstad & Mark Binelli.

with love.... (III)

7/29/2009 - 11:38pm

Soon the rain will begin. I am lying here spending time alone - away from everything and everyone. It is quiet for once - disjunctive movement out of place. Like so many unexplained deaths. We all harbor dreams whether they appeal to us or not. Who should respond to this ideally? Who will finally break the chain of loneliness. Do it abruptly and without recourse to other, more private more disturbing things. The pleasantness you uncovered before it was given a name - an exact index for you so-called condition the only condition we're suffering from is the tyranny of the prevailing culture - the ubiquitous access to given ideas and ways of living that are hopelessly out of date. Another push for a more subtle method. She comes and kisses me over and over.


8/2/2009 - 10:38pm

Who are we? Where are we going? How long will this take? Another slight disjunction. I still have few complaints it really is the humidity that makes a mess of my body. That and the mosquitoes. Its difficult and insensitive at times. I don't really fear what others think. Its just odd how they all seem to fall into this unbridled sense of male panic. This has led me somewhat out of curiosity to manufacture problems that aren't there - only to nullify them at the last moment. They exist as clouds of anxiety without physical shape. We rest for a moment and pause. I only feel so much joy and happiness with her. That is all - somehow my defences are breaking down. I want this to happen so much I want to be completely open - desirious of these actions. Out in the forest diagnostic exchange - a wealth of hope.


8/3/2009 - 11:10pm

Running off into the night - exasperated still. the breeze the quiet I listen for sound and natural movements. The rhythm of breathing the distance the darkness brings my malnourished shell. Perhaps the morning will bring something new - a shelter another way of being the presence of time a new context I am alone again insufferably cannot concentrate on the smallest detail anymore. I can't even breathe properly for that matter. So what happened? Tell me everything? I feel so violently ill. I am not approaching the situation well at all. I am not even human anymore just a merciless digestive track that ravages my entire body. A point. A line. A method of being. She speaks and I listen. Make me calm. Make me breathe once again.


8/5/2009 - 10:03pm
(gone back to the American system)

I would go out but for the fear of insects biting my hand. I look for alternative methods to coverup. The sticky wet fleshy smell. A direct acute decision - acute decision making. So begin: What do you want to know about her? Childproof messages. Why do you love her so much - without exaggeration? Filled with potential filled with so many words and ideas. Where did you come from? Where are you going? What does the future hold? What was your educational experience like? First childhood memory? Name some games you'd play indoors? outdoors? Lay out the decision-making process. Purchase for further celebrations - to cool off. The bold eclipse we all long for - consider the pattern. The fullness of her lips, her lovely thick hair - if it were only one aspect would you still love her? The fondness for sound and optimism - cassettes anchored in silence. The mist the fog before my eyes. This beauty this retreating focus - examine the portfolio. Talk for a moment if you will. I hate this place. I encourage an alternative to this meeting. A time and place to encourage this so warmly so elegantly. The beauty shines forth. I could spend a lifetime to define the why and it still won't be adequate. It still won't be wholly complete. You are open and articulate and beautiful. Where does this moment lead? We've tried to act for the best of all possible worlds. The space between our own aspects. Oh, be specific! Encourage your own relief. Plunge into the depths - categories of immense welcome. What being is this? How do I encourage our own violent ends? Talk and wake up. Produce your own range of attentiveness. Optimism. What would you like to know? If only this humidity would dissipate. How do you describe sound?

8/12/2009 - 10:46pm

So much so that I have disappeared yet again. This is what its like where you are waiting to talk to the most exciting person in the world for you at this moment. The mind wanders. Why this silence? Give me another mundane reason. Another sound before nightfall. My mind can only tolerate so much before it changes again and lapses into a different rhythm. Recording the stunning beauty of it all. The nascent reality the conjunction of her thoughts - or is it something else? A word which doesn't exist - stapled to the inside flap of our consciousness. Yet again here silently breaking up acting out of determined consequence to maintain my own warmth. To keep breathing. This awful mess - might work - gathered in between action and reaction.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

with love... (II)


Welcome children. We're having the best time ever! We are on our way examining the past, present and future. Here. Finally open and still equating this with warmth and her heat, my muffled laughter. What could be better?
I move on too long. Time displaces itself. I try to put it back. I try to explain this truth here at last amidst the trees. Here we discuss space and other rich attitudes, we speak solemnly asking for a change. I wake up again. I look around. The air changed yet again. She is gone for now. Describing other attitudes, other times I should have known well. Speak of this time encounter her precious softness. We knew this was coming. Look around you yet again described the distance from here to the horizon line. They speak again - a delight in repetition. You try for a while never looking back - questioning its singularity. Your own private weakness. The pavement. The sky. This glassy reality. I try to distract myself with a new story, a new cause at length. My own worst mysteries evoked. The self I tried to give up so many years ago. They brought it out and it disappeared just as suddenly - we tried to black it out, to cancel this reality with alcohol and drugs at least that was the plan until it became its own agenda. Then everything else disappeared. I forced myself from that place - turned away in disbelief until the next cycle begins. You can't go on doing this yo have to distribute yourself, you have to let it mesh yet again to force it out of yourself somehow.


Then she spoke - sometimes that works - never too particular about time, are we? Home for the moment going through some of the archives. Quintessential love. The management of space and other bigger, larger plans - speak to this all of a sudden. Tell me what you are thinking. Iron out the insides somehow. Listening to electronic pulses at the moment.
As I said before, the words one pushed to suit the ideas - the moment in time you see immediately ahead - its all so unexpected. We desire promptness and travel without missing a beat. Lax but not stupid considering the wreckage. Another impossible trend killed off by magazines and my own tailor made glimpse of freedom. I try to remain composed in this moment. They speak to me in hushed voices as always - rushed but without regret. My heart remains the same. Mon coeur rest toujours. When did I give this up? and for how long? Present it with accuracy or don't explain it away at all. You constantly act as if the past were vague and indefinite - as if you can't properly describe what happened or even how you were brought to this point. Always upright and discouraged. Who lives like this? Who allows this to happen? Wo cannot trace a line from Point A to Point B. In this treasured place the whole of your body - its present state an accumulation of all these ideas resting taut inside of all these precious days. How can you dissuade yourself from this present? Why talk yourself out of it? The rest is far too much. I feel I cannot life without you. Rough and improper blackness blocking out time and memories I'd rather not live with.
Tell me about all these nights. Wait until your fingers cease to move. What were they like? An allocation of space and time - another trail - the struggle for pleasure. maintain control at all costs. Forever and for always. Express it as we've seen it before. Broken dilemmas - you choose to isolate yourself - the willingness of presence - she speaks. another encounter. To you it is always such dark shadow rooms, marks of expressionism and juvenalia like its always been. I am so frustrated with existence and this sad ongoing pressure without relief - does the curtain open or close? Won't your body reject it all the same?
"...just for one moment I understood: a blur of features..."
To make it as clear as possible.

The choice of narrator returns. Oh! I couldn't sleep last night. I couldn't do much of anything for that matter but to contemplate escape. A change of scenery will do me good - an altered acceptance. Consider the words. Consider the new worlds of how it all came about - another great test of my patience. I know how it seems - or maybe I don't, not really. I have to keep my mind and body in check. I have to be strong and stay stable somehow in this heat amidst thunderstorms she listens. She came to me once in a dream. How we tried to isolate our objectives - on this plain out across the sky. Someone understands this paradoxically its probably someone close by - another emotional change - a classical idiom - What proves the best way out. The happiest days - we cried so much - Now I can only stare with that dumb senseless expression on my face - asking for nothing in return.
Consequently, it is never enough. the well has opened up- her scent lingers for days. You asked for this in particular. You did. You committed it all to memory in these stolen hours. Hope is all there is. Still you press on or so she says this is again an attempt to block out the time apart - a life defined by the absence of a loved one - no matter how difficult the love may be - to translate this at once to action - to be absorbed by this space - the blueness of the sky it turns me over - I become reflective yet again. Pushed to the limits of communication - always unused to attentive listening - to direct speech. I have lived my life as a means of subverting this method. It seemed to me that direct action was somehow oppressive - that its essence was violent, perhaps. Now my mind has changed. It is something else entirely. "cultivating a distinct aversion to senseless behavior" What has a calming effect. The belief in Northern Shores - other smarter things - the need for comfort - for a different position - tell me its working here. Tell me you understand as much. You comprehend life measured on its own terms. People know you out there - live like this and they won't ever again - it all runs out and escapes me. My body flinches in arrogant dismissal. The premise was to express ideas - concrete thought - through other media. Talk about cultural aspects as a mask for something else. It seems sex is always the answer - that or the approval of affection. My body remains. It processes everything too quickly - What did you expect it to do really? Cultivate a new identity elsewhere? Ask for the remnants of a life - trace what exactly is important to you. Keep no secrets. my own sweet imagination. FINDING THE SEA. Another big commitment on your part - a zone for forgiveness. How long will this last? You've overseen it all - every subtle detail that one regarded as important or understood its final significance. The sound of the street.


Pinned against it. I wonder if my diet will ever regulate itself on any level. Somehow it seems obvious and yet so difficult. Here is the person. There is the space between. How do I reconcile this absence? What does it mean to wait like this? Let this be the first and last time. Let us understand this so very well. How must I proceed? What are the proper questions to ask at this stage? What point is there in dredging up the past anymore? Now it is silent. How things have changed? What brings me to her every second of my life? How else can I possibly exist? To give up everything that's come before.
I feel my head burst open - with all that is willing and alive. It gushes with so much potential. My own cautious ways. The trial period. The clever silver lining. The sense of space and undisclosed heaven. I watch for it and slowly attempt to understand - unswayed by popular opinion - my hand moves too fast - my mind my thoughts accelerate - I always want to block out the past as much as possible. The work of all tenants. Anything else that might keep it alive? She asked. The constant will for knowing - How to present this properly - in a somewhat exploratory vein. A rundown of the facts.
What is important to you and why? Here I am asking the larger questions in life suddenly thinking only of her. I want this chance more than anything else in life. It feels as though everything has been leading up to this moment. How is that possible? I still don't know. I don't have any solutions or words up to this point. Suddenly I am compelled to explain myself - my life so far. As sheltered as it may be.


So much to sort out in my head, so much to escape from the agonizing stretch of history and a life passing through so many changes. Space. Distance. Another happy cry - a rough solemn moment. I find it hard to trace so many things. I spend so much time full blotting out the past keeping it far far away from my existence its hard to recall anything good. You were on fire and then disappeared so suddenly. They keep this tactile and complacent. I will try to maintain my composure to not say silly things that might hurt the one I love.
That is all. It is easy and quiet to suggest.


The only hope now is to rest. Everything will be well again soon. My body is giving me trouble again. Its probably the heat - probably the moments in between that hurt so much. How did this happen? How did it all change? I suddenly wonder what might happen next. Part of me doesn't worry at all - its the rest of you that's biologically destroyed itself. Your diet killed you yet again. Its all too much yet again. I wanted to see her so much. What caused this idiocy? What led me to believe it is problematic? The only thing that is a known problem is your food intake. I can't believe I acted like such a baby. If I keep this up I will go a bit mad. I overanalyze myself too much. This cursed mind - other things are triggered in my body - things that should stay dormant.

love sent from...

older entries offered without comment.

Solstice - 6/21/2009

Will it begin again? This legendary lifestyle choice going down in history as one of the worst decisions ever made. The promise of conquering this closeness is so critical and tempting so matter-of-fact, so necessary. I want to be made whole again. I want to experience a normal life. I never want this to end. They didn't laugh they didn't exist. I am left with my own attempts at freedom of movement perhaps. A sketch or two at this hour. Imposed in haste she cried, she laughed. The nearest I've been to love in a long time. It is pleasurable and frightening. It is everything I want it to be. A this time - in this space. Inhabiting our own happiness for a change for the acknowledgment of the greater good. I absorb her strength her energy inside me it helps me to live to continue in this daily existence. Picture it: my own recovery fulfilled with all the sweetness and violence of long ago. Those hushed silences evocative of the pleasure I feel within her. From here forever and always without discipline without anxiety without it all. Her perfection is met in her absence. In this curious space I sit alone for a change for a lifetime of wishes - explain it all to me or leave me alone, let me handle it my own way. I wait upon the couch hoping for a better, a . The fault of these attitudes the fault that makes my mind so guarded, so obtuse so unnecessarily obscured from reasonable states of being. Take to the stage take to this act take to the wetness of her thighs, the softness of her beauty. Take to this and I will find stability and hope. The door is blown open by the summer wind and I lookout at the green hills to the pastures below, and beyond that to the sea. She waits, she opens the door, she confirms herself once again to me. Once again before my eyes her unquestionable beauty. I am still in shock but maintain composure. What keeps me conscious I'll never know. It is one of those insights she's born upon herself to disclose. I lie and smile like a gibbering idiot my mind vacant as my body gives itself over to her sheer physicality. To her lifeline to her irresistable smell. Something should be said for all of this. How quick, how sudden, how accepting. We nudge ourselves forward. Its time to speak at this moment to exercise oneself cry with tears in your eyes another solemn victory for your own sake. We exist we continue we proceed we carry on. Huge swathes of people exist in the harshest conditions this planet has to offer. It is like this the assumption there is no suspicion, there is no one to thank but yourself in these dreams you come across a river that cut through the forest. Upon that answer for innocence at all cost it is within your nature within you heart to let this go to let it proceed under the will of god or your own sedentary instincts we'd asked for this many times before. Now its finally here in between your hands like sand in the proverbial hourglass.
She stops. She speaks. She asks questions. I resign myself to a quick smile a moment of compassion. I use all my strength to hold back the tidal wave of heart my heart my resistance is wearing thin my body needs this space. I define it in any other way in any other terms "mon coeur reste toujours" my heart remains the same. To take the place of emotion I let the sound or the image express what I cannot what I am resisting. Our own pieces of luck and beauty. Strife exuberance when the moment calls for it. A quiet sound. "to make sense of this din" To capture my impressions of this life this cement experience that has moved me enough to write. To hunt for something marginally adequate. Something that cried out for pen and paper. Away from the screens. I am here at once without her presence. Such is all of this story. Such is all of this life.
It is still somewhat wet and bright outside. Another week of rain is on its way. Another moment stepping outside of time. Into this pleasurable act. My limited vocabulary dulls the impact of these words. None too critical then. Another lifeless form. Why be so quiet about it?
"How could you be left like this?"
"What happened to you?"
The desolation grows - why have I become so trite? The moment that begins pelase stop me. push me outside the circle. The weekend is yours - welcome to the tyranny of freedom. Why be so cagey about this? Speak direct clear thoughts don't leave her trapped in the vagaries of your soul. "Why are you still like this?" That is the real precise point. if I am a wave then let me crash upon the shore.
Why did you choose to make a sphere? The simplest and most basic of all things - the least complex and least impressive. The beauty of space (and how many times can I shift the same words around)
Met with the cruelty of the world in all its suffering madness. She isn't speaking. She stares at you with those eyes of hers and you can't help but smile as all your fears drift away. What should I know about this? How is it relevant? How has your body changed yet again? The waves lap upon the shore. You feel the wet sand under your feet as you look out to the horizon line lucky it hasn't been obscured by the approaching cloudmass. The structure you cam from is on the hill above you. Consider the landscape consider what effect this space has on you. We exist waiting for the right moment holding back the tears. Never having to explain myself to her but at the same time unable to sate her curiosity. What gift is this! What presence! Its all so sudden its all so hard to process instead I find myself away again on the beach caressed by the sands of time.
The gift of her body. The gift of this life its finally changed me. Moving to this revelation. To this icy blue presence. "the blue light of peace and lonliness"
Seeing as its almost time.
Seeing as you know me. Seeing as you said so. The biggest hope is what she radiates. Give existence a chance this time. Why dredge up those memories? Its easy enough - fears you haven't confronted perhaps? Following the right choice without a care in the world. At last the spirit of traveling away with purpose - an accurate sense of life. Of the child she once was and the sheer loneliness of it all. As long as we understand each other. At once approaching the question: Who am I? What have I done to cultivate this reality? Everything and more - all pathways lead to this sense of belonging. We've seen you around these parts before. Cultivate a new presence. The old records sound just as good as they ever did. The dxx(?)ken scales approach the precise endpoint of their existence.
In this town everyone looks the same. We are insistent on presenting a proper manner of speech.
I've been looking over the old journals briefly - another place, another time they bring back such laughs and sadness. The context of the story our own reticent beginnings wracking my brains for choice of thought - hoping to subside on it all piece by piece. The crux of the investigation leading backwards amidst all those awful acceptances we happen to know how brilliant she's become. Another guiding voice as I shiver innocently. Looking out across the bay.
What purpose does the landscape serve?
How does it manifest itself?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NCP I - 9/25/2009

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 09/25/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:07PM Robin Storey and Victor Nubla "Half a breath away" from "about breathing"
07:12PM Blood Money "Secret Rapture" from "Blood Brotherhood" (CD) on Killer Pimp
07:18PM Deadly Weapons "Jayne Mansfield" from "Deadly Weapons" (LP) on NATO
07:23PM Sue Ann Harkey "its not about them its about us" from "the ancient past and the ancient future are both seconds away" (LP)
07:29PM Cluster "Avanti" from "Grosses Wasser" (CD) on Bureau B
07:34PM Controlled Bleeding "After the Rain" from "Between Tides" (LP) on Multimood
07:38PM Susumu Yokota "Cherry Blossom" from "Grinning Cat" (CD) on Leaf
07:43PM Wim Mertens "Inergys (reprise)" from "Vergessen" (LP) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
07:50PM Andreas Tillander "Rescue me now" from "Elit" on Mille Plateaux
07:56PM Pascal Comelade "your labios as tulips" from "el primitivismo" on Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'acier
07:59PM Dream Makers "Helen's Song" from "From Brussels with Love" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:01PM The Durutti Column "Prayer" from "Another Setting" on Factory
08:05PM The Durutti Column "Response" from "Another Setting" on Factory
08:07PM The Durutti Column "Bordeaux" from "Another Setting" on Factory
08:10PM Nana April Jun "Process Philosophy" from "the ontology of noise" (CD) on Touch
08:17PM Virna Lindt "The Windmills of your Mind" from "Moving Soundtracks" on LTM
08:19PM Steven Brown "Chinatown" from "composes pour le theatre et le cinema" (LP) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:24PM At Swim Two Birds "Let Her Go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
08:31PM Liima (Ilpo Vaisanen) "Version 3" from "Version 3 & 4" (10 Inch) on kangaroo
08:39PM David Sylvian "Emily Dickinson" from "Manafon" on Samadhi Sound
08:45PM Nobukazu Takemura "travels of italy" from "child & magic" (CD) on warner japan
08:52PM Tuxedomoon "Luther Blisset" from "Cabin in the Sky" (CD) on Crammed Discs
08:58PM Hiroshi Fujiwara "Hard Boiled Dub" from "In Dub Conference" (CD) on Victor (japan)
09:04PM Jimi Tenor "my mind" from "organism" (CD) on warp music
09:10PM Frits Weiland "studie in langen impulsen" from "Anthology of Dutch Electronic Music Volume 1 (1955-1966)" (CD) on Basta
09:14PM Moondog "Lament 1 'bird's lament'" from "The Viking Of Sixth Avenue" (CD) on Honest Jons
09:16PM Penguin Cafe Orchestra "the sound of someone you love who's going away and it just doesn't matter" from "music from the penguin cafe" (CD) on EG Records
09:28PM Jozef Van Wissem "How the soul has arrived at understanding of her Nothingness" from "A Priori" (CD) on Incunabulum
09:37PM Mika Vainio "Swedenborgia" from "Aineen Musta Puhelin / Black Telephone of Matter" (CD) on Touch
09:43PM The Lost Jockey "matters of theory" from "the fruit of the original sin" on LTM
09:50PM Wolfgang Riechmann "traumzeit" from "Wunderbar" (CD) on Bureau B

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quiet Life

These past few days have been wondrous in their quiet. The rupture from such tumultuous anxiety over the weekend has fully subsided. I feel changed, calmer, better more whole. I have to attend to things more grounded in reality or certain aspects thereof to put my life in order and stabilize its rhythms. Of course this is all already here at once this time living simultaneously alongside the constant changes of life. For once I have so much to look forward to, so much to be thankful for.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

NCP I - Sept. 18 2009

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 09/18/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:04PM Mika Vainio "In a frosted lake" from "Aineen Musta Puhelin / Black Telephone of Matter" (CD) on Touch
07:09PM David Sylvian "Small Metal Gods" from "Manafon" on Samadhi Sound
07:15PM Coti "Shoal 1.2" from "[metamoria\>" on vibrant music
07:19PM Thomas Wydler and Toby Dammit "La Fabbrica Politica" from "Morphosa Harmonia" (CD) on Hit Thing
07:24PM Easy & Center of the Universe "legend of selda" from "Skweee Tooth"
07:28PM Thick Pigeon "Jess + Bart (Remix)" from "Twice As Nice" (CD) on LTM
07:33PM De Portables "valentine" from "Rosegarden" (CD) on (K-RAA-K)3
07:41PM At Swim Two Birds "let her go" from "Before You Left" (CD) on Vespertine & Son
07:45PM Sonoko "Marienbad" from "La Debutante" (LP) on Crammed Discs
07:55PM David Sylvian "Random acts of Senseless Violence" from "Manafon" on Samadhi Sound
07:57PM Seigen Ono "Dragonfish" from "Dragonfish Live" (CD) on Saidera
08:03PM Nana April Jun "Process Philosophy" from "the ontology of noise" (CD) on Touch
08:10PM David Sylvian "The Greatest Living Englishman" from "Manafon" on Samadhi Sound
08:20PM Scala "Space" from "Compass Heart" (CD) on Touch
08:25PM Moritz Von Oswald Trio "Pattern 3" from "Vertical Ascent" (CD) on Honest Johns Records
08:35PM Delia Derbyshire "Sea" from "Inventions for Radio - Dreams"
08:44PM Piano Magic "5" from "{Son de Mar} soundtrack" (CD) on 4AD
09:10PM Acetate Zero "a picture you can't flash" from "VA: bucolique vol 01" on Arbouse
09:14PM The Names "Calcutta" from "swimming" (CD) on LTM
09:17PM The Passage "Drugface" from "Seedy"
09:21PM Epee Du Bois "Misery" from "Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008" on Wierd
09:31PM Jon St James "Trans-atlantic" from "Trans-atlantic"
09:31PM Xeno and Oaklander "Celeste" from "Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008" (CD) on Wierd
09:37PM The Hypothetical Prophets "person to person" from "So Young But So cold" (CD) on Tigersushi
09:47PM David Sylvian "Emily Dickinson" from "Manafon" on Samadhi Sound
09:47PM July Skies "Girl on the Hill" from "The Weather Clock" (CD) on make mine music
09:51PM Mountains "Melodica" from "Choral" (CD) on Thrill Jockey

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

the mind ran away with it

This has been one of those weeks when the life of the mind overtakes me. It plays tricks on me as I wait for a sign, a moment, an act. Perhaps that is the problem: my mind has been focussed on that action, that is to say: future plans - tan any present project. That is apart from the usual blindly sentimental process of perpetuating life: maintaining my physical presence- keeping it one step away from total disrepair. I look out beyond the aching plains towards the roar of the ocean contemplating the depth of the waters. It has a terrifying and yet calming effect. I continue blindly asking myself how to move forth. What direction for this next wave of passion (?) Perhaps my body's rhythms are directing my mind's thoughts yet again chained to something inexplicably base and yet vital. You've heard it before. The view to the horizon line unblocked by buildings untarnished by memory. Will I be left here to sort out all the pieces I tried to put away? Spots of memory I have yet to understand - yet to - but it all takes time.

It always began with a view - an attempt to evoke a particular mood more than anything else. The silence that unfolds and slowly kills me - on one level conversation is good so long as it is productive - criticism has its place so long as these designs maintain their original shape. If only: we create rhythm to protect ourselves to span across the desolate nights protected by nothing but the promise of a new hopeful sound.

Monday, September 14, 2009

action by degrees

An attempt to maintain balance, to understand what is correct in this situation, to move away from the idea that every moment is of consequence, an attempt to relax. when will this occur? I didn't sleep well last night. Perhaps I need more discipline, more structure to achieve my aims. I cannot continue to be plagued with things that are beyond my control. Perhaps its the effect of the Trap, the cumulative idea that's started to germinate, the one item that i thought i'd put behind me, why is it here again? I have to stay focussed. I have to maintain the sense that I am doing the right thing, the sense that things are alright as they are, that I have done enough with what time I have. I always want to know more but one cannot constantly be barraged with questions, things will come about in time. Wonderful things. I have to allow this to become as it is. There is no point in pushing someone in a certain direction, if that person wants to be there then it will happen. I see no need in worrying about such things. And yet I have, or at least perhaps this is all a consequence of my diet, perhaps I just need time to get myself into a proper rhythm and everything will follow from that. It is better to have specific goals to work towards to at least have the illusion of achievement. That said, I think I've done pretty well so far. I met a beautiful woman and will do everything in my power not to lose her. I've never felt more strongly about someone in such a long long time. Its been over three months now and things are going very well. I need to focus on this more, to direct my energies to help us achieve our goals. I feel that there is so much promise here. I wish I could rest today or use this time to get my life in order, some sort of mental health option, to selfishly pursue all the things I did not get to yesterday. It will have to wait until after work today. Another week begins, I have to be alert and pay attention to my work now.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

NCP I playlist from September 4, 2009 - 1900 to 2200

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 09/04/2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:00PM Jazz "The Tether Ends Here" from "the night watch" on LTM
07:04PM Ruth White "Wheel of Fortune" from "7 Trumps From The Tarot Cards" (LP) on limelight
07:08PM Emtidi "Traume" from "mitten ins ohr" on ZYX
07:10PM Wio "Once this open place was a river" from "WIO" (CD) on K-raa-k
07:13PM Rapoon "blue streak blues" from "Dark Rivers" (CD) on Lens Records
07:18PM David Sylvian "Brilliant Trees" from "Brilliant Trees" on Virgin
07:26PM Elaine Radigue "Onward 19, Backward 19" from "Vice Versa etc (1970)" on Important
07:35PM The Durutti Column "Requiem Again" from "Vini Reilly" on Factory
07:40PM The Names "Calcutta" from "swimming" (CD) on LTM
07:43PM Tuxedomoon "The Laboratory (Parts 1 & 2)" from "The Ghost Sonata" on LTM
07:49PM Coti "Sea Level" from "[metamoria\>" on vibrant music
07:54PM Martial Canterel "Hausmann" from "Refuge Underneath" (CD) on Wierd
07:59PM Hiroshi Fujiwara "hard boiled dub" from "In Dub Conference" (CD) on Victor (japan)
08:05PM Tuxedomoon "Dark Companion" from "Ten Years in One Night (live)" (CD) on Materali Sonori
08:09PM Nana April Jun "Process Philosophy" from "the ontology of noise" (CD) on Touch
08:16PM Bump & Grind Vs Third Eye Foundation "Pan Odyssey" from "Substantia" (CD) on Sub Rosa
08:22PM Ian McCulloch "September Song" from "September Song" (10 Inch) on Korova
08:26PM July Skies "Harlow" from "The Weather Clock" (CD) on make mine music
08:32PM Yann Tiersen "Monochrome" from "Black Session" on Ici D'ailleurs
08:35PM Moritz Von Oswald Trio "Pattern 3" from "Vertical Ascent" (CD) on Honest Johns Records
08:45PM Jay-Jay Johanson "Lightning Strikes" from "Self Portrait" on EMI Sweden
08:51PM The Durutti Column "Missing boy - demo" from "Sub disc 2004" on Kooky
08:56PM Steven Brown "Music #2" from "Decade" on LTM
09:00PM The Names "Discovery" from "swimming" (CD) on LTM
09:05PM Bene Gesserit "Kidnapping" from "Kidnapping" (7 Inch)
09:10PM Ennio Morricone "corsa sui tetti-aka black glove underground part one" from "Psichedelico Jazzistico" (CD) on El
09:13PM Delia Derbyshire "Falling" from "Inventions for Radio"
09:22PM Robert Henke "flicker" from "Atom Document" (CD) on Imbalance Computer Music
09:31PM Ester Brinkmann "Maschine" from "Totes Rennen" (CD) on Suppose
09:34PM The Names "I wish I could speak your language" from "swimming" (CD) on LTM
09:41PM Wolfgang Riechmann "himmelblau" from "Wunderbar" (CD) on Bureau B
09:51PM Felix Kubin + Coolhaven "There is a garden" from "suppe fur die nacht"
09:52PM Christina Kubisch "Armonica" from "Armonica" (CD) on semishigure

Thursday, August 13, 2009

deus ex machina

Perhaps that's what is it needed in this instance. A final resolute option. It all sounds so silly to me- the escape, the moment, the time elapsed - it all pales in comparison to the mark of history to the examples presented before me to this foregrounded sentiment to the rashness of the spectacle and my uninhibited expectations. This will never be taken for granted. The caving in to another's selfish desires - something else that yearns for mistolerance, that exists only to keep this presence away from me. Oh that I were not bound by such material concerns and plagued with mundane commitments. Is it really so much easier to let that drift out of concern for others - to walk away and isolate oneself? To act like the myopic and the driven? Where is the perspective in this scenario? Where is the push for the alright? Where is the motion to give this birth meaning? I am left with a collection of gestures and caresses. What has the light given me in this respect? A moment of silence, a moment with which to process this yet again, unaccounted for traumas. I wish this would all be deciphered. I hope to stand on firm, solid ground again. The strains of weakness and fever echo in my head - the eye and the hand. The call to break this cycle of repetition.

Friday, July 31, 2009

their terrain

Every time I look into her eyes I feel such joy and wonder at the same moment. Is this what people do? Sit around not speaking just staring into each others eyes for minute after minute looking at each other finding out where it all connects. Waiting for the the moment the rough and the smooth finally meet.

Tonight i walk out into the rain again. Define sound as it rests upon my ears.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Playlist - July 24 2009 - WZBC NCP I

WZBC Newton 90.3FM
Boston College Radio

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 07.24.2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:12PM Ovil Bianca "RaidIO" from "Gravity = Love" (CD) on (K-RAA-K)3
07:13PM Asmus Tietchens & Okko Bekker "aus nichts" from "Stockholmer Totentanz" (CD) on Artware
07:20PM Bene Gesserit "Kidnapping" from "Kidnapping" (7 Inch)
07:24PM Jimi Tenor "My Mind" from "organism" (CD) on warp music
07:29PM Deadly Weapons "King Cobra" from "Deadly Weapons" (LP) on NATO
07:34PM KG "SPECTRE (musique pour mangas erotiques)" from "Gooom Tracks Vol. 2" (CD) on Gooom Disques
07:40PM Robert Hampson "Ahead - Only The Stars" from "Vectors" (CD) on Touch
07:51PM David Sylvian "Pollen Path" from "Dead Bees on A Cake" (CD) on Virgin
07:55PM The Remote Viewer "the sound of a finished kiss" from "Here I Go Again on My Own" (CD) on Tower Block
08:03PM Soft Verdict "Inergys" from "Vergessen" (LP) on Crepuscule
08:07PM Cavil "meet me at strumble head" from "an Evening in the Company of Vespertine" on Vespertine
08:09PM Robert Wyatt "Foreign Accents" from "cuckooland" on Hannibal
08:14PM Mark Van Hoen "Dark Roads" from "the warmth inside you" on Very Friendly
08:20PM It and my computer "Pas A Pas" from "(K-RAA-K)3 festival sampler" on (K-RAA-K)3
08:24PM The Honeymoon Killers "Fonce a Mort" from "Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel" (CD) on Crammed Discs
08:30PM Steven Brown "la vie est belle" from "composes pour le theatre et le cinema" (LP) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
08:33PM Jay-Jay Johanson "sore" from "Self Portrait" on EMI Sweden
08:39PM Harold Budd "Flowered Knife Shadows (for Simon Raymonde)" from "LOVELY THUNDER" (LP) on Editions EG
08:45PM Delia Derbyshire "Falling" from "Inventions for Radio - Dreams"
08:56PM Nobukazu Takemura "travels of italy" from "child & magic" (CD) on warner japan
09:02PM Disco Inferno "Incentives" from "In Debt"
09:06PM Wolfgang Riechmann "traumzeit" from "Wunderbar" (CD) on Bureau B
09:14PM The Durutti Column "Otis" from "Vini Reilly" on Factory
09:18PM Nana April Jun "Process Philosophy" from "the ontology of noise" (CD) on Touch
09:26PM Liima "Version 3" from "Verion 3 & 4" (10 Inch) on Raster-noton
09:34PM Eyeless in Gaza "Invisibility" from "Voice - The Best of Eyeless In Gaza 1980-1986" (CD) on Cherry Red
09:36PM Epee Du Bois "Misery" from "Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008" on Wierd
09:40PM Ryuichi Sakamoto "Thatness and Thereness" from "US"
09:47PM Robert Henke "shift_register" from "Atom Document" (CD) on Imbalance Computer Music
09:52PM Rapoon "this side of zero" from "Dark Rivers" (CD) on Lens Records

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Guardian UK Blog on Wierd Records

check it out here.

can't wait for the new compilation!

Friday, June 19, 2009

NCP I playlist from June 12, 2009

WZBC Newton 90.3FM
Boston College Radio

"off the cuff" (NCP) with George 06.12.2009 07:00PM to 10:00PM

07:00PM Ovil Bianca "RaiDIO" from "Gravity = Love" (CD) on (K-RAA-K)3
07:03PM Frits Weiland "Studie in Lagen Impulsen" from "Institute of Sonology 1959-1969" (CD) on Sub Rosa
07:13PM Robert Henke "crossing" from "Atom Document" (CD) on Imbalance Computer Music
07:15PM Moderat "Rusty Nails" from "Moderat" (CD) on BPitch Control
07:19PM Jay Jay Johanson "I want some fun" from "on the radio"
07:26PM Acetate Zero "A picture you can't flash" from "VA: bucolique vol 01" on Arbouse
07:30PM Emak Bakia "Love Me, Jane" from "Jane" on Acuarela
07:37PM Nana April Jun "Process Philosophy" from "the ontology of noise" (CD) on Touch
07:43PM Steven Brown "Sous quelle etoile suis-je ne?" from "a tribute to polnareff" (CD) on XIII Bis Records.
07:48PM Xeno and Oaklander "Non-Senti" from "The Wierd Compilation 2006" (LP) on Wierd
07:52PM Lazerboy "the day the earth caught fire" from "a murder in the company of vespertine" on Vespertine
07:54PM July Skies "Countryside of 1939" from "where the days go" on make mine music
08:07PM Gnac "The Arrival of the Fog" from "The Arrival of the Fog" on LTM
08:08PM Winston Tong "The Next Best Thing to Death" from "Fruit of the Original Sin (Expanded Edition)" (CD) on LTM
08:13PM Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie "Snowfall" from "Music from the Film Mysterious Skin"
08:20PM The Field "The More That I Do" from "Yesterday and Today" (MP3) on Anti
08:28PM The Durutti Column "Lock-Down" from "Love in the Time of Recession" (CD) on fullfill
08:37PM David Sylvian "The Scent of Magnolia" from "Everything and Nothing" on Virgin
08:42PM Robert Hampson "Ahead - Only The Stars" from "Vectors" (CD) on Touch
08:56PM Mokira "Oscillations and Tremolo" from "Persona" on Type
09:05PM Bisk "Gifts from a strange person" from "Substantia" on Sub Rosa
09:17PM Wim Mertens "Sidemen" from "To Fill in The Blank" (CD) on Les Disques Du Crepuscule
09:19PM Nini Raviolette "suis-je normale" from "So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music 1977-1983" (CD) on Tigersushi
09:24PM Ryuichi Sakamoto "Thatness Thereness" from "US"
09:28PM Polmo Polpo "Requiem for a fox" from "Like Hearts Swelling" (CD) on Constellation
09:37PM Tuxedomoon "Desire" from "Ten Years in One Night (live)" (CD) on Materali Sonori
09:46PM Zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino "Aria 1" from "Electronics" on Zeitkratzer Records

Thursday, June 18, 2009

pulling our weight - radio dept

Hopefully they'll play Boston one day.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Raster-Noton tonight in Cambridge, MA

from the e-mail -

***Thursday, June 4, 2009***

Non-Event, Basstown, and WZBC present

The Return of Raster-Noton!!!


w/DJ Volvox

at Make It New at the Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
(617) 868-MSEX
Doors: 9:30pm, Show: 11pm
21+ / Admission: $10

Musician and visual artist CARSTEN NICOLAI (aka ALVA NOTO) works
in the transitional area between art and science. In his intensely
dynamic work, Nicolai plays with the rules of physicality. Clicks
and glitches are not used as ornamental additions, but make up the
essential elements of the work, which is often structured around
the rhythmic grooves of hip-hop and R&B. Nicolai has performed in
many of the world's most prestigious spaces including The Guggenheim,
MOMA SF, MOMA Oxford, NTT Tokyo, Tate Modern, and Venice Biennial.

OLAF BENDER (aka BYETONE) is a founding member of the Raster-Noton
label, as well as its lead designer. Bender creates his music digitally,
assembling sine tones into complex sound fabrics of deep sub-bass
and rhythmic clicks and crackles. He creates abstract animations
to support his abstract music, transforming the rhythm of the music
into a graphic equivalent, which he controls in real time.

Upcoming Non-Events:
June 12 - NOVI_SAD w/Benjamin Nelson at MassArt

Show Links:

More Non-Event Links:

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Judex - introduction

the haunting beginning.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

This Week.

Wednesday night: China Mieville (British Sci-fi author) is giving a talk in Harvard Sq. (Parlour of First Church) about his book "The City and The City".

Thursday night: Raster-Noton show at the Middlesex
315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
617 868 MSEX

Friday night: I'm doing my radio show.

This weekend is up for grabs so far.

I'm currently reading the last Martin Beck mystery: "The Terrorists"

Friday, April 17, 2009

Speaking in Code - Megapolis - NEXT WEEK

The newSpeaking in Code premiers at the Somerville Theater April 23, 2009. It is a documentary about new electronic music full of beauty and madness. I highly recommend it. Tickets are available now

Upcomingnext Friday the MegapolisAudio Art Festival is happening in Cambridge, Somerville, Jamaica Plain and other places in the Boston Area. I'll be there the first couple of nights providing DJ activity in some capacity. It should be interesting. Note the Schmedule! Ticket information is here.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

from way back when

The Wolfhounds: "Me"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stieg Larsson's work on screen

Swedish Thriller based on Stieg Larsson's work due out soon. Looks promising. Due to open Cannes Film Festival 2009.

Sorcerer Trailer

For future reference.