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26 December 2015: Boxing Day on What’s This Called?

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This year’s White Noizze Xxmaz on What’s This Called? has been cancelled as our annual guest star Noah Mickens has informed us that he can no longer offer his services as he has entered into, shall we say, a much cozier agreement.

However, we digress. The show, somebody must have once said convincingly, must go on. And although we may be feeling boxed in and trapped at this conjuncture, that’s OK because it is in fact BOXING DAY!

So set your listening device at 12 PM Pacific Standard Time to the beautiful KPSU audio stream and let your host Ricardo Wang recover along with you from the holiday explosion. 

The Christmas goats bey one last time as we pack all our decorations and loot away to the likes of The Melvins, Einsturzende Neubauten, The Giant Worm, Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live, Chrome, Edward Ka-Spel, Mecca Normal, A Silver Mt. Zion, Volcano the Bear, and perhaps most exciting, Brand New Cyclopsycho!

Your holiday decompression is our pleasure.

Track   Artist   Album

  • White Christmas (Goat Edition) Goats All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat
  • Rudolph (Goat Edition) (edit) Goats All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat
  • Solstice Serenade 2015 Cyclopsycho CDR Single
  • Jonah’s Whale (Ricardo Wang echo remix) The Giant Worm 2015 Olympia XFest June 26, 2015 Eagles Ballroom Olympia, Washington
  • Queen Melvins Stoner Witch
  • Oh Holy Night Goats All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat
  • CybersKapes Parts 1-6 (edit) Edward Ka-Spel CybersKapes Parts 1-6
  • Sand Einsturzende Neubauten Strategies Against Architecture II
  • Kingdom Without Weather Mecca Normal The Eagle & The Poodle
  • Joy Plus One Volcano the Bear A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • All Day Interference Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live I Am That Great and Fiery Force
  • Silent Night (Goats Version) Goats All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat
  • Lonely As the Sound of Lying on the Ground of an Airplane Going Down A Silver Mt. Zion He Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace Corners of Our Rooms
  • You’ve Been Duplicated Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves
  • Dismantling the Tower (edit) Edward Ka-Spel A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Mental Ventilator Earthmonkey A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Goat Edition) Goats All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat
  • Minor Threat Minor Threat Complete Discography

19 December 2015

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time your host Ricardo Wang reveals some of his picks for best experimental music recordings of 2015 on What’s This Called? at KPSU.org!

Your host admits, he didn’t always get to recordings right when they came out and in researching for this show found favorites for the year he hadn’t heard yet. But honestly, that isn’t too far from how the show is put together every week… Tago Mago is still one of the best records I listened to a lot in 2015 even if it came out a few decades before.

Relive (or live for the first time if you’re just getting up…) 2015 while we are still barely in it! Hit the Audio Stream at Noon

Show Playlist:

Track   Artist   Album


  • Maar   Daniel Menche & Mamiffer   Crater
  • CybersKapes (edit)   Edward Ka-Spel   CybersKapes
  • Lionsong   Bjork   Vulnicura Strings
  • Lunar Caves   The Orb   Moonbuilding 2703 AD
  • Huffing Panties for the Emperor   Armchair Migraine Journey  A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • f = (2.3)   Carter Tutti Void   f (x)
  • World War 4   A Star Too Far   Saucers Over Lincoln
  • Kannon 2   Sunn O)))   观世音 Kannon
  • Damogen Furies   Squarepusher  Damogen Furies
  • Shadow Child  The Pop Group   Citizen Zombie


And Here Is Ricardo’s 2015 10 Favorite Experimental Recordings List!

Daniel Menche & Mammifer – Crater
Sunn O))) – 观世音 Kannon
Edward Ka-Spel – CypersKapes
The Orb – Moonbuilding 2703 AD
Carter Tutti Void – f (x)
Bjork – Vulnicura Strings
A Star Too Far – Saucers Over Lincoln
The Pop Group – Citizen Zombie
Squarepusher – Damogen Furies
Armchair Migraine Journey – Blood Coupling Magnet


12 December 2015

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time, your host Ricardo Wang is excited to bring back his most frequent guest on What’s This Called? since bringing the show to Portland, psychedelic/experimental recording label impresario Chis McBeth of Beta-lactam RIng Records!

A home label of such WTC regulars as Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service (and the new A Star Too Far combining both!), Nurse With Wound, Green Milk from the Planet Orange, Daniel Menche, Soriah, Ariel Kalma, BLRR is a local Portland treasure that connects experimental, psych, drone, and noise musicians and avid listeners all over the world!

This is a NOT TO MISS program. To catch it NOW hit the free audio stream.


Track   Artist   Album


  • Gimme Shelter (Live Royal Albert Hall 1985) Sisters of Mercy You Tube
  • Rebirth Blood Om (edit) Armchair Migraine Journey Blood Coupling Magnet
  • La Ofrenda Danzante Un Festin Sagital A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Vita Nova (edit) A Star Too Far Saucers Over Lincoln
  • Dismantling the Tower (edit) Edward Ka-Spel A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Delphic Collapse Vas Deferens Organization A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Trajectory Christus & the Cosmonaughts A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Part 1 (edit) Edward Ka-Spel CybersKapes – A Voyage in 6 Parts


5 December 2015

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Track Artist Album


  • Space Car Concept Car PRND Soundcloud
  • Time and the Diamond Zach Zinn Slow Fall
  • Think of One Christian Asplund with Logan Hone (Thelonius Monk) Locust Salon, 9 October 2015
  • Distorted Reality Particle Smasher Soundcloud
  • Cfutr 0 SunFalls Soundcloud
  • With Kind Regards (edit) Year of the Lips Soundcloud
  • Frogman Cometh Nital Etch Film Soundtrack
  • Threshd Bruce Hamilton Soundcloud
  • Bemsha Swing Devilsclub Soundcloud
  • Landings Kaapin Soundcloud

Footnotes: https://whatsthiscalled.net/2015/12/05/5-december-2015


Blow the roof off Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time. your host Ricardo Wang brings you experimental and irregular sounds on What’s This Called? from wherever there is electricity.

Dance your synapses to the likes of PRND, frst hwiin chrch of mscln, Christian Asplund, Zach Zinn, Particle Smasher, Bruce Hamilton, Sunfalls, Nital Etch, Year of the Lips, Devilsclub, Kaapin and MORE!

Reattach your clock tower and set it to the Audio Stream!