30 January 2016

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time hear the Return of What’s This Called? on KPSU.org! Your host Ricardo Wang took his elderberry juice and is now healed (mostly…) and ready to bring you the sounds from way out there!

On tap: Jarboe (Happy Birthday today!), Jefferson Airplane (RIP Paul Kantner), Mahler Haze, The Orb, Robert Wyatt, Armchair Migraine Journey and MORE!

Set your controls for the Audio Stream and prepare for a strange and beautiful journey.

Playlist:    Track   Artist   Album

In My Garden   Swans  Children of God

The Soul Continues   Jarboe featuring Attila Csihar   Mahakali

Moon Quake 6   The Orb   Moonbuilding 2703 AD

And Then it Rained   Bing & Ruth   City Lake

Today   Jefferson Airplane   Surrealistic Pillow

Wooden Ships   Jefferson Airplane   Volunteers

Lord of This World   Mahler Haze   Ropey

Rebirth Blood Om (excerpt)  Armchair Migraine Journey   Blood Coupling Magnet

Forest   Robert Wyatt   Cuckooland

Gazing the Blue   Cyclpsycho  single

Blank Page of the Blind   Melt Banana   Bambi’s Dilema




16 January 2016

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time set your listening device for KPSU.org and another LIVE episode of What’s This Called? (perhaps “barely alive” is more accurate as your host Ricardo Wang is fighting something off but refuses to miss the show!)

Certainly not going to ignore that soon after playing a song from David Bowie’s album last week, the artist left the Earth. However, enough people are covering his work all over the world right now that it is more important for WTC to bring new material. We’ll delve into the great recording from new Unexplained Sounds Group compilation including tracks by Zach Zinn, Gregg Skloff, Steve Moshier, Marlo Guida, and Sonologyst, plus some other surprises from elsewhere in the Multiverse!

Join Us, Join Us, Join Us…

9 January 2016

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Happy Saturday! Join us from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time at KPSU.org for another live streaming edition of Ricardo Wang‘s two decade exploration of unusual audio What’s This Called?

The RVNG INTL label (pronounced “REVENGE International” apparently) from NYC sent us what amounts to your host’s favorite package received this season. Brace yourself for extreme experimental new sounds from Anna Homler & Steve Moshier, Bing & Ruth, Savant, Ariel Kalma w/ Robet Aiki & Aubrey Lowe, Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper (deconstructing Portugese folk music), and Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl!

Streaming LIVE 12-1 PM PST.

If I have any time left after all that, I’ll play something from the new David Bowie album.

Playlist: Track   Artist   Album
Knowledge and Action Savant Artificial Dance
Gongmo Kalma Lowe Robert Aiki, Abrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma We Know Each Other Somehow
Universe Is a Simulation Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl We Are Not the First
Police Police Police Police Police Bing & Ruth Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
Celestial Ash Anna Homler and Steve Moshier Breadwoman & Other Tales
Lampedusa 2013 Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper Cantos de Lisboa
You’re Gonna Need That When He’s Gone Bing & Ruth City Lake
Lazarus David Bowie Blackstar
Broad Channel (Solo Piano) Bing & Ruth City Lake


2 January 2010: Remembering the ’00s (Retrocast)

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Remembering the ’00s (pronounced “ooze”). The Ooze Review.  On January 2nd & January 9th, Ricardo Wang gave a two-hour overview of the experimental music highlights from the first decade of this new millennium.  Here, in a special two-hour presentation, is: Remembering the ’00s.


Hour 1.

Behold the Salt Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Werewolf Song Childhood Friends Key Party
I Love You Golden Blue Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse
Personal Monster Legendary Pink Dots Poppy Variations
Harvester Edward Ka-Spel Dream Logick Part One
Child It’s a New World Suicide American Supreme
A Love Song Noggin Hajex from the Light
Analog Dreamscape Expo 70 Sonic Messenger
Part Six Jandek Glasgow Monday


Hour 2

Toadi Accelerato Melvins/Lustmord pigs of the roman empire
Mercury Mangled Bohemians Degeneration
When held by Water L.A. Lungs I’ve Called You Sexy Woman on a Tuesday Night Before
Sugar gowns Gowns
Frozen Angels Zoe Keating One Cello x 16: Natoma
My New Clit Is Your Tongue Argumentix Boss of Goth
Roaming George & Caplin Things Past
Old Man River Dolphin EET Spookfish
The Dying Submariner (edit) Andrew Liles The Dying Submariner