A long time ago (well 2020 anyway) in an undisclosed location far, far out of low power FM range, your host Ricardo Wang deviated from his normal non-genre oriented experimental music program to produce a series of specials for Freeform Portland during this age of Pandemic that feature a little something for the heshers. Because heshers gotta Pandemic too, dammit. But we digress.
What’s This Called? will return in two weeks with the usual unusual mix of drones, noise, ambiance, plunderphonics, musique concrete, post-punk, psych, and general weirdness. But right now, put your head between the speakers and use the Force!
Dark “Zero Time” [I’m A Freak, Baby… A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72]
Stargazer “Of the Sun” [The Scream That Tore the Sky]
The real life mother of your host Ricardo Wang, Sandy McAdams, was found deceased on December 28, 2021. Her last contact with the family was at Christmas. Lennon and I picked music to honor her in this program. It would be a lie to say that she was a fan of experimental music, yet she was very supportive of our endeavors (the boys’ and mine as well). We believe she would appreciate the statement. If you did not know her, we hope the great pieces of music we’ve chosen at least express the intensity of our love for and thanks to Sandy.
Spring Heel Jack “Church Music” [Songs And Themes]
Tortoise “Dear Grandma and Grandpa” [Millions Now Living Will Never Die]
Tim Buckley “Goodbye and Hello” [Goodbye And Hello]
The Microphones “You’ll Be in the Air” [The Glow, Pt. 2]
Bardo Pond “Tommy Gun Angel” [Lapsed]
Duster “Stars Will Fall” [Transmission, Flux]
Laurie Anderson “Slip Away” [Life on a String]
my bloody valentine “To Here Knows When” [Loveless]
Scott Walker “The Seventh Seal” [Scott 4]
black midi “Diamond Stuff” [Cavalcade]
Leaves of Autumn “Memento Mori” [7th Annual Report]