25 June 2016: 22nd Olympia Experimental Music Fest

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TODAY from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time on the LIVE What’s This Called? program we celebrate the currently in progress Olympia Experimental Music Festival!

Ride the Freaking Stream!

Hear artists still to play the fest in Oly this weekend including: L.A. Lungs, Mac Dawg, Four Dimensional Nightmare, Psyclopsycho and Fischkopf Sinfoniker!

But first a few goodbye songs for Bernie Worrell.



Playlist As It Goes Down!

Artist/Experience – “Song/Track” – Album/Source:

Praxis – “Seven Laws of Woo” – Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis); Parliament/Funkadelic – “Atmosphere” – Let’s Take It To The Stage; Talking Heads – “Drugs” – Recorded Live: 11/4/1980 – Capitol Theatre – Passaic, NJ

Cyclopsycho – “Fork” – As Is; L.A. Lungs – “Cryptic Snuggling” – Cryptic Snuggling; Four Dimensional Nightmare – “Live at St Johns Nofest #8 9/12/2015 (excerpt)- @ Slim’s Pdx; Mac Dawg – “Mac Dawg’s Discount World (excerpt)” – Soundcloud; Fischkopf Sinfoniker – “Live on What’s This Called? (excerpt)” – KPSU

Closing With: Uneasy Chairs – “Revolutionary Abandoned Furniture (excerpt)” – You Tube


18 June 2016

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time, tune your electronic listening devices to KPSU.org for the weekly foray into sounds outside the norm What’s This Called?

This Week: A tale of two recording labels as we hear all material from Portland’s own Beta-lactam Ring Records and Dubuque Iowa’s unstoppable esoteric imprint Personal Archives. BLRR selections are by label honcho Chris McBeth in person, and Personal Archive selections include Thollem McDonas, Sex Funeral, and Bob Bucko Jr

Stream It Like a Consciousness.


Playlist as it goes down!

Artist/Experience/Band – “Track/Song/Piece” – Album/Recording/Source

Thollem McDonas and Andy Kaufman – “Life That Lives” – Always Put On Your Sincere Face; Sex Funeral – “And Out” – Your Heaven Sucks; Thollem McDonas – “Here Comes the World” – Machine in the Ghost; Bob Bucko Jr – “IMPROV II 042514” – Crank Spirit

Thollem McDonas and Andy Kaufman – “Nervous Nirvana” – Always Put On Your Sincere Face: Veneral Crush – “XIII (edit)” – Veneral Crush IV

Sand Snowman – “Hemlock Garden” – Nostalgia Ever After; Earthmonkey – “Flyover” – Audiosapien; Orbit Service – “A Painless End” – A Calm Note From The West; Armchair Migraine Journey “NAD (fuzz mix)” – MOM; Edward Ka-Spel – “Red Highway” – The Victoria Dimension

Nadja “Healing Drone” MOM; Whitelodge “Master Within Spaces” – +; Aritomo “Konai Komorebi” – Fearful Sunshine Filtering Through Foliages; Pepe Wismeer – “A Lie in Heckleness” – Between Sheep and Pigs; The Legendary Pink Dots – “A Moustache On The Mona Lisa And Other Things You May Find In The Neighbour’s Trash” – MOM;  Beta-lactam Ring Records Randall Frazier


11 June 2016

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Experimental, drone, ambient, white noise, harmony, post-punk and beauty are some of the things you will encounter between Noon and 1 PM Pacific Standard Time Today on What’s This Called? at KPSU.org with your host Ricardo Wang!


Ffej, Eno, Susanna, ARU, Angel-11, MC5, Cyclopsycho, Eric Muhs, Ariel Kalma, Wisteriax, and in honor of Bob Bert‘s birthday Sonic Youth vs. Pussy Galore!


Playlist as it Goes Down!

Artist/Band/Experience – “Track/Song/Piece” – Album or Other Source

Sonic Youth – “Ghost Bitch” – Bad Moon Rising (album)Pussy Galore – “Dick Johnson” – Dial M for Motherfucker; Angel – 11 – “Otomezuka” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016; ARU – “Sky of Distortion” – Dub Plate Vol. 3.5; Ffej – “Into Light & Air” – Patterns in the Storm Vol. 1; Brian Eno – “Patrolling Wire Borders” – Music For Films

Wisteriax – “Lucid Interval” – Women Take Back the Noise; Susanna – “Burning Sea” – Triangle; Eric Muhs – “Gridlock” – Notochord an electronic wonderland; The Dictators – “Master Race Rock” -Go Girl Crazy!; The Residents – “Satisfaction” – The Third Reich ‘n Roll; The Count Bishops – “I Need You’ – The Count Bishops; Psyclopsycho – “Againagain” – As Is…; MC5 – “Sister Anne” – Babes In Arms

Closing with Ariel Kalma – “Fast Road to Nowhere” – Le Temps Des Moissons

4 June 2016

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We’re Having a Heat Wave! Tune your air conditioner to the Stream below for this week’s LIVE edition of What’s This Called? at KPSU.org Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time TODAY.

Streaming Through TIme and Space.

Sounds On Tap From: The Library of Babel, The Giant Worm, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, TROUM, Aleorta, Edward Ka-Spel, Mecca Normal, Bowie, Bolan, American Merkin, and MORE!


Playlist As It Goes Down LIVE! Artist/Experience – “Song/Track” – Album or other Source; Troum – “Procession” – EALD-GE STREON; American Merkin – “A Waltz in Berlin” – SadoDamascus 2015 Winter Copulation; David Bowie – “Always Crashing in the Same Car” – Low

The Library of Babel – “Branching” – Blue Nineteen; Mecca Normal – “When You Know” – The Eagle & the Poodle; Edward Ka-Spel – “Alms for Lepers” – Pieces of 8

E.E. Cummings – “MEMORABILIA” – The Voice of the Poet; Edwrd Edward Ka-Spel – “Shanti (cut)” – Pieces of 8; Marc Bolan – “I’m Weird” – Cat Black; Aleorta – “Chapter Twelve: Brideships and Gulls” – Waywards and Meanings: Recreating Finnegans Wake (In Its Whole Wholume); The Giant Worm– “Wormhole” -Murky Depths

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – “Noble Experiment” – Strangers from the Universe; ABSV – “Forgotten Rail” – SadoDamascus 2015 Winter Copulation; Driftmachine – “Dogov Godov (excerpt)” – Colliding Contours.