28 November 2015

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Warm yourself with the beautiful friction of experimental music, drone, noise, an the unexpected today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on What’s This Called? at KPSU.org Your host Ricardo Wang brings you a cozy set of non-holiday themed sounds to toast your chestnuts to. Bastard Noise to Sun Ra and all points in between and outside.

Feel free to post requests in the comments.

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Track    Artist   Album


  • Fire Arthur Brown The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • Her Fires Chill Me Old Time Relijun 2012
  • Picnic on a Frozen River Faust So Far
  • Blue Is the Frequency Royal Trux Veterans of Disorder
  • Dry Bones in the Valley (I Saw the Light Come Shining ‘Round and ‘Round Gastr Del Sol Upgrade and Afterlife
  • Instrumental – 2 Guitars (cut) Deanne McAdams demo
  • Wash Hands Pro Ex Marauders demo
  • Seeing the Same Fate Bastard Noise Skulldozer
  • Black Wall Six Organs of Admittance The Sun Awakens
  • The Sweaty Hide of Circumstance Chris Knox Yes!!
  • Moon Dance Sun Ra Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy
  • She Took a Long Cold Look Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
  • 99 Bottles of Beer Melvins Tres Cabrones



21 November 2015

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time your host Ricardo Wang brings you another hour of oddness in audio called What’s This Called?

Preview the early mix of a forthcoming track by Mahler Haze, plus lots of other goodies from the likes of Giant Sand, Soriah, Thrones, Young Marble Giants, Jandek, Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live, Chrome, Moodring, Stereolab, and MORE!


Track   Artist   Album


  • The Aachen March (1st Mix) Mahler Haze Soundcloud
  • Mercuric Thrones Alraune
  • Chaos Organica in A Minor (edit) Soriah Chaos Organica in A Minor
  • Highway Going Home Jandek Portland Thursday
  • Blasting Through Nothing Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live I am That Great and Fiery Force
  • Colassal Youth Young Marble Giants Colassal Youth & Collected Works
  • Rintin Fire Moodring Scared of Ferret
  • Lester Lampshade Giant Sand Backyard Barbecue Broadcast
  • You Lost It Thrown Ups Sub Pop 200
  • Ping Pong Stereolab Mars Audiac Quintet
  • All Data Lost Chrome Alien Soundtracks
  • Bride of Crankenstein Melvins Hold It In


14 November 2015

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Escape to the Wood Between the Worlds for a bit today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time as your host Ricardo Wang brings you What’s This Called? Live from the KPSU studios.

Happy Birthday to Wendy Carlos, plus Enoch Light presents Spaced Out, Einsturzende Neubauten, Miles On the Corner, Rebecca Moore, Kronos Quartet/Wu Man, Kraftwerk, Tyranosaurus Rex, and MORE!

Streaming Into Your Head.

Track Artist Album:
  • Timesteps (excerpt) Wendy Carlos A Clockwork Orange Soundtrack
  • News Kraftwerk Radio-Activity
  • Sister Marianne Rebecca Moore Home Wreckordings 1997-1999
  • Mr. Freedom X Miles Davis On the Corner
  • Bildbeschreibung Einsturzende Neubauten Strategies Against Architecture II
  • Carry On, Turn Me On Space Tango in Space
  • What the World Needs Now is Love Enoch Light Spaced Out
  • Earth Dance Kronos Quartet/Tan Dun Ghost Opera
  • Displacement Theory Blowhole Billowing Sheen
  • Afghan Woman Tyranosaurus Rex My People Were Fair With Sky in Their Hair.. But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows
  • Our Wonderful Brownskin Man Tyranosaurus Rex Prophets, Seers and Sages, the Angels of the Ages
  • Strange Orchestras Tyranosaurus Rex My People Were Fair With Sky in Their Hair.. But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows

7 November 2015

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Leaves wither and die and get shoved around by noisy fume spouting, tube blowing, backpacks of doom. But you, you can still listen to What’s This Called? TODAY at Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Your host Ricardo Wang brings you ear cleansing sounds including brand new Daniel Menche and Mamiffer, Sudden Infant, Meredith Monk, Ariel Kalma, Throbbing Gristle, Festive Jackals, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Michiko Kawagoe, and MORE!

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