16 July 2016

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What’s This Called? TODAY Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time at KPSU.org Is your summer halfway upside down?

Ride the Freaking Stream!

On Tap: Brand New Orbit Service, Unexplained Sounds experimental music from Iran compilation, New Legendary Pink Dots, Soiled/Marcus H/Gary Seabrook, Laurie Anderson, Sex Funeral, Jandek and MORE!


Playlist (nearly) As It Goes Down!

Artist/Source – “Song/Track/Experience” – Album/Package/Host

S.S.M.P. – “Engines On” – Iran experimental underground 016 survey; Alphaxone – “Intuition” – Iran experimental underground 016 survey; Soiled/Marcus H./Gary Seabrook – “Drowning in Oxycotin” – Phonic Grafts; Orbit Service – “A Room Within a Room” – Stereo Magic (portal in 13 parts)

Sex Funeral – “Breathe In” – Your Heaven Sucks; The Legendary Pink Dots – “Stitching Time (first version)” – Come out from the Shadows Vol. 1; The Legendary Pink Dots – “Mirror, Mirror” – Pages of Aquarius; Cocteau Twins – “Beatrix” – Treasure; Jandek – “Highway Going Home” – Portland Thursday

9 July 2016

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Totem Confluence (inspired by the Oaks Park)

On Tap: King Crimson, Ghost Bitch, ABSV and MORE!

Ride the Freaking Stream.


Playlist (Artist/Source – “Song/Track/Experience” – Album/Package/Aggregator):

King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man (Live @ Filmore West1969)” – YouTube; Edward Ka-Spel – “The Border of Beyond” – The Victoria Dimension; Uneasy Chairs– “Fast Elevator Makes A 90º Angle Into The Thought Forms” – Soundcloud; ABSV – “In LAF” – Soundcloud; Ghost Bitch – “Hello Death, Hello Oblivion” – Ghost Bitch; MadProphet (Kris Nelson) – “Hong Kong Chase” – Soundcloud

Sun Ra – “And Otherness” – Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy; Zetsea – “spooks” – Soundcloud; “laearian” – Ion Banc – Soundcloud; Power Skeleton – “ruosf.wav” – Soundcloud; Boredoms – “title unknown, July 4, 1994” – KXLU eighty-eight point nine fm los angeles Live vol. 1; Wilkamin – “Good Morning America” – Soundcloud

Fourth of July 2 Hr Special: 2 July 2016

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Special 2 Hour Independence Weekend What’s This Called? 11 AM to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time Saturday July 2, 2016.

Great American experimental and anti-mainstream music such as Sun Ra, Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Jandek, Noggin, American Merkin, Marissa Magic, Art Blakely, Blowhole, Sonic Youth, Moodring, Lou & Peter Berryman, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Lou Reed, Suicide, Miles Davis, Flipper, and MORE!

Ride the Freaking Stream


Playlist As It Goes Down (or very slightly before…)

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

Sun Ra – “The Order of the Pharaonic Jesters” – Cymbals (The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums); Laurie Anderson – “Another Day in America” – Homeland; Lou Reed – “Metal Machine Music Pt. 1 (excerpt)” – Metal Machine Music; Noggin – “and again and again and again and again into the breach” – Noggin; Lou & Peter Berryman – “Science Marches On” – Double Yodel

Jandek – “Girl from America” – The Living End; Sonic Youth – “Early American” – Kill Yr. Idols; Suicide – “Rocket USA” – Suicide; Flipper – “Sex Bomb” – Generic Flipper

Ornette A. Coleman – “Space Flight” – Forms & Sounds; Marissa Magic – “Track 2” – Untitled CDR; Moodring – “Rintin Fire” – Scared of Ferret; Art Blakely – “The Feast” – Holiday for Skins; Miles Davis – “Vote For Miles” – On the Corner; Lungfish – “Shapes in Space” – Necrophones

American Merkin – “A Waltz In Berlin ” – SadoDamascus 2016 Winter Copulation; John Cage – “Sonata II For Prepared Piano” – Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano; Teenage Jesus & the Jerks – “The Closet” – Everything; Blowhole – “It Plays Itself” – Billowing Sheen; Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live – “The Apocalypse Through Sound” – I Am That Great and Fiery Force; Elliott Sharp – “Crowds and Power” – From the Kitchen Archives No. 3 Amplified: New Music Meets Rock 1981-1986


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.