8 September 2018 (Nofest XI Interview!)

An outsider driven volley of experimental drones from your host Ricardo Wang’s personal collection of rare physical recorded relics pull us into the show and remain as the backdrop. St. John’s Nofest founder and organizer J.d. Helwig called in for an in depth yet off the cuff interview about this year’s Nofest XI at an all new location.

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album

LPD Chemical Play Skool Vol. 16 Pt. 2 (edit)

Tempered Steel – “The Secret Factory” – Tempered Steel

Ffej – “In Pursuit of the Signal” – Signal Gone Astray

Yellow Swans – “Track Two (live WTC remix)” – Drift

Dead Man’s Lifestyle – “Titled” – Hinterland

ALTO! – “Piece 5 (H.F.F.L.)” – ALTO!

Nofest XI/J.d. Helwig Interview (interspersed with all music henceforth in the program).

Beauty School – “Mayday” – Feel the Frequency 2015 Norcal Noisiest Audio Compilation Document

Sudden Infant – “Somniphobia” – “Psychotic Einzelkind”

Royal Trux – “Blind Navigator” – Pound for Pound

Royal Trux Backwards Extro…

Blues Magoos – “Ain’t Got Nothing Yet” – Psychedelic Lollipop

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A MAJOR CHANGE FOR WHAT’S THIS CALLED? TOMORROW! STAY TUNED!

1 September 2018

 

With continued lack of online access for the show in the KPSU booth, we have delved even deeper into my own collection of handmade CDRs and other micro-indie releases (and a Coil disc, just cuz…) to bring you a show of WTC classics! “The idea is mightier than the Tsunami” – BCO.

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Playlist – “Song/Track/Piece” – Album

Eet – “Soldier Swordfish” – Danger Barn

Paco Jones – “Saturdays With My Son” – Saturday Songs on Sunday

Sobou Shuu – “NerdGOREz” – Beaver Moon

Volume Ghost – “The Next Thing You Know Is What I’m About To Tell You” – Crackhouse Is a Name You Can Trust

(expletive deleted) – “LSD Arcade” – Reek of Influence

Toiletooth – “Disappointed Hummingbird” – My Favorite Food

Analog Suicide/Daruin – “(excerpts)” – split CDR (collaboration?) interwoven with…

…Coil – “Teenage Lightning II” – Love’s Secret Domain

…Big City Orchestra – “Raga” – Cockamame

 

 

 

25 August 2018 (25th Anniversary Show!)

25 years ago in August of 1993 I arrived in Olympia, Washington and began a new radio show at KAOS 89.3 FM centered around experimental music and named What’s This Called? The show would run for a decade at that station until I moved to Portland in 2003. It then took me two years to find a new home at KPSU where it has now lived for another 13 years. While the Olympia show was a late night affair, What’s This Called? at KPSU has always been on Saturdays from Noon to 1 Pacific Standard Time.

This episode was an all cd affair, just like it was when it launched in ’93!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album

Noggin – “Love Song” – Hajex from the Light

Greg Segal -“Part IV” – 33

Sun City Girls – “At The Base Of The Mountain Of Noise” – Piasa…Devourer of Men

Chrome – “Future Ghosts” – Third from the Sun

Sun Ra – “Somebody Else’s World” – My Brother the Wind Volume 2

Sonic Youth – “”Mieux: De Corrosion”” – SYR 1

Edward Ka-spel – ”Harvester” – Dream Logik Part One

Hawkwind – “Adjust Me” – In Search of Space

Tim Walters – “For Want of a Nail” – The Dry Well

Orbit Service – “Start Dreaming” – Twilight

 

 

 

18 August 2018 (Back… or Not?)

We’ve been gone because of technical difficulties. We returned to technical difficulties. Do not attempt to adjust your screen. Nobody is in control.

AUGUST

LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Playlist Artist – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album/Or?:
Beatnigs – “Burritos” – Beatnigs

Christ & Cosey – “Raining Tears of Blood” – The Elephant Table Album

Songs of the Humpback Whales

Coil – “S Is For Sleep” – The Elephant Table Album

Melvins – “Queen (Singles Mix for A&R Guy)” – The Singles

Legendary Pink Dots – “Evolution” – The French Collection

Midday Veil – “Divide By Zero” – Eyes All Around

Ute Lemper – “Passionate Fight” – Punishing Kiss

American Analog Set – “Too Tired to Shine II” – The Fun of Watching Fireworks

Throbbing Gristle – “Subhuman” – Greatest Hits

Jimi Hendrix – “I Don’t Live Today” – Are You Experienced?

 

 

 

21 July 2018

An all cd set, heavy on the What’s This Called? classic cuts with plenty of surprises.

HEAR THE PROGRAM HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album/CD/8-track/BBS/usenet/#youtellme 

Jandek – “First Awake Moment” – I Woke Up;

Bastard Squid Implant – “Burning House Collapsing” – Sonic Circuits DC Presents: District of Noise Vol. 3;

Greg Segal – “Demolished” – Always Look on the Dark Side of Life Selected Recordings 1984-1993;

Volcano The Bear – “The Sting of Haste” – Amidst the Noise and Twigs;

Poison Dwarfs – “Serenade” – labil;

Rebecca Moore – “This/Past” – Home Wreckordings 1997-1999;

Nadja – “Beautiful Beast” – Belles Betes;

Flourescent Grey – “Rag Doll Physics Prof.” – Electric Carpets;

LSD March – “Aimakuramaku” – Uretakumo Nakunarutorika;

Boar – “Neighborhood Killings” – Dubuque Strange Music Society presents: PSIDRONIC Volume Two;

The Siverman – “The SIde of the Door (edit)” – Music for Personality Disorder

14 July 2018

Just beautiful music.

STREAM THE PROGRAM HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Where It’s At/Album

Senawa – “Tadulako” – Acaraki;

Makoto Kawabata & Michishita Shinsuke – “Rome No. 9” – Sex, Voyage, and Echo Chamber;

Add N to X – “Revenge of the Black Regent” – Avant Hard;

JS-Horseman – “iV” – New Modernism;

Gowns – “Gloves” – Gowns;

The Hub – “The Glass Hand” – Wreckin’ Ball;

Zilmrah – “What the Thunder Said” – PSIDRONIC Volume two;

Jackie-O-Motherfucker – “Ella’s Incredible Floating Sound Machine (live ATP Festival LA) – U Sound Archive;

Not Breathing – “Tranny Smelter” – Electric Carpets

7 July 2018 (Listener Sourced Music)

90% Listener Sourced.

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

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Playlist – Artist -“Song/Piece/Sound” – Album/etc.

Nurse With Wound – “Yagga Blues” – Who Can I Turn to Stereo;

Disappearing – “The Shell Decayed (excerpt) – Disappearing;

ellefläädt – “psychosalvia2-02” – Soundcloud;

Psilocyborg – “The Great Beginning” – Bandcamp;

Sun Ra – “Door of the Cosmos” – Sleeping Beauty;

Aphex Twin -“Phlaps” – Caustic Window;

Rochelle Battat – The Greeter” – single;

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘The Heat” – The Conversation;

Here Lies Man – “Memory Games” – You Will Know Nothing;

Scott Walker – ” SDSS1416+13b (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)” (excerpt) = Bisch Bosch