30 April 2022

now there are only 22 words left.


  1. Sarah Neufeld “Tumble Down The Undecided” [Detritus]
  2. Young Scientist “Ice Floe” [Third Noise Principle: formative north american electronica 1975-1984]
  3. Ben Vida + Lea Bertucci “Permanent Singularity” [Murmurations ]
  4. Tim Buckley “I Must Have Been Blind” [Blue Afternoon]
  5. Resina “Manic” [Speechless]
  6. The Electric Chairs “So Many Ways” [So Many Ways – Single]
  7. Explosions In The Sky “Human History” [Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)]
  8. Laurie Anderson “Love Among the Sailors” [Live in New York]
  9. Echoflex “Memoria” [Echoflex VII: Mythos]
  10. Bit Shifter “• •” [Closed System Blues]
  11. Sonic Youth “Campfire” [At Home With The Groovebox]
  12. Mechanical Bull “Signal Unearthed” [Reach Out & Touch It ]
  13. Cobra Killer “High Is The Pine” [76/77]
  14. Astrid Sonne “Strong, Calm, Slow” [Cliodynamics]
  15. Lisa Cameron & claire rousay “Spurn” [Vertices]
  16. No Sound “Tomb” [“Hippie”]
  17. Jad Fair “The Sound Of Music” [The Sound Of Music – An Unfinished Symphony In 12 Parts]
  18. Argumentix “Gus Van Sant’s Last Days” [Boss of Goth]
  19. The God in Hackney “Holt, Jarmara” [Cave Moderne]
  20. Clock DVA “Exercise in Magnetic Tape No 4” [Further Perspectives & Distortion: An Encyclopedia of British Experimental and Avant-Garde Music 1976-1984]
  21. The 012 “Asbestos Lead Asbestos” [Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984]
  22. Edward Ka-Spel “Trickster” [The Concrete Diaries]

16 April 2022 (Clean Yr. Volume Knobs)

It’s been a busy and frantic time on a personal level for your host Ricardo Wang this weekend, so we are just getting to sharing the recording of Saturday’s radio show on Freeform Portland! It’s the first time in years that What’s This Called? hasn’t run a show preview, but if you missed the live stream you can still listen below! Thanks once again to Ryan Ray for engineering assistance while we wait to see when the Freeform Portland studio might reopen.


  1. Mouse “Ashen Besher” [Lady Killer]
  2. Bill Nace “Boil First” [A-1238]
  3. Plug “3.41” [Plug EP 1]
  4. Helena Celle ” Real Time (Five Track Pentangle Edgelord Mix)” [ If You Can’t Handle You At Your Worst, Then I Don’t Deserve Me At My Best,]
  5. Dawn of Midi “Tale of Two Worlds” [First]
  6. Children of Osiris “Breathing” [Collective Discord]
  7. FJ Pangolin “Stalagmites were once support” [Damage to the Field]
  8. Mario Lino Stancati “Recall in the vacuum” [Vairagya]
  9. Sonic Youth “Dans Les Bois / M. Rabier” [Simon Werner a Disparu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  10. Hypersurface “Scribbles in the Sky at Night” [Hypersurface]
  11. Golden Death Music “Lost in Violence” [Ephemera Blues]
  12. Sun City Girls “Elvis On a Shoestring” [Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol 3: Superculto]
  13. Martina Testen “Afternoon: Panovec” [Biodukt]
  14. Fennesz “Happy Audio” [Endless Summer]
  15. Daniel Menche “From Here to Electricity (Granual Mix)” [From Here to Electricity]
  16. Owls Are Not “Broadcast from Nowhere” [Radio Tree]
  17. Sun Ra “Exotic Forest” [Nothing Is…]
  18. Bit Shifter “The Diving Bell” [Closed System Blues]
  19. The Legendary Pink Dots “Nirvana For Zeroes” [The Museum of Human Happiness]

Freeform Portland 6th Birthday Set!

In honor of Freeform Portland‘s 6th Anniversary! WTC proudly presents the following 1/2 hour audio birthday card. Other Freeform DJs are sharing theirs too all weekend long, so tune in!


  1. E-Roc “Horrorgoll” [Damaged Brains 2 (The Best Of Krautrock)]
  2. Bauhaus “Paranoia, Paranoia” [Singles]
  3. Tone Set “The Devil Makes the Loudest Noise” [Third Noise Principle: formative north american electronica 1975-1984]
  4. Lee “Scratch” Perry “Disco Devil” [Lee “Scratch” Perry Presents The Full Experience]
  5. The Fall “Eat Y’Self Fitter” [Perverted By Language (Expanded Edition)]