Live musical guest Randall Frazier has been performing solo and in various band incarnations as Orbit Service since the 1990s, releasing no less than 5 brilliant moody albums since 2001. With beginnings in dark psych rock tempered by contemporary influences from Slint to Palace Brothers, the Orbit Service sound has increasingly moved outward into experimental realms. His most recent two albums on Beta-lactam Ring Records 2011’s A Calm Note from the West and last year’s Stereo Magic (Portal In 13 Parts) are steeped in musique concrete, electronic drone, and inner ear echoes. Randall’s haunting voice, however, is always floating atop the sonic wave machines, and somehow uses profound alienation to make the music more accessible. His collaboration with the Legendary Pink Dots called A Star Too Far released Saucers Over Lincoln another astounding album on BLR in 2015 that remarkably sounds more like Orbit Service than LPD.
Hear Orbit Service Live Here!
In anticipation of Orbit Service’s performance WTC host played a Pre-Game Show set of psych rock and punk tunes. That Pre-Game Show is also included below for your listening enjoyment.
Hear the Pre-Game Show Here!
Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Jam” – Album or Other Filing System
Meat Puppets – “Plateau” – Meat Puppets II
Syd Barrett – “No Good Trying” – The Madcap Laughs
Redd Kross – “Linda Blair” – Born Innocent
The Rasperies – “Go All the Way” – Greatest Hits
Black Flag – “Rise Above” – Damaged
Nick Drake – “Time Has Told Me” – Five Leaves Left
John Barry – “Dark Rider” – The EMI Years
Beat Happening – “Revolution Come and Gone” – Dreamy
Thurston Moore – “Blues from Beyond the Grave” – Psychic Hearts
Jimi Hendrix Experience – “I Don’t Live Today” – Are You Experienced
Psychic TV – “Message from Thee Temple” – Force the Hand of Chance
Donovan – “Eldorado” – Sutras
Big Star – “You Get What You Deserve” – Radio City
Smart Went Crazy – “I Liked You Better When You Were Sick” – Smart Went Crazy
Kaliedoscope – “Egyptian Gardens” – Egyptian Candy
13th Floor Elevators – “Earthquake” – Easter Everywhere
Sun Ra – “It’s After the End of the World” – Space Is the Place