About Ricardo Wang

I began doing Public/Community/College radio at KUGS FM in Bellingham, WA in 1985 and was there until 1987. I spent 10 years at KAOS FM in Olympia, WA from 1993-2003 including a one year stint as Music Director. During that entire time, I did the What's This Called? program, at times for as long as 6 hours in a single night! I've been doing the show at KPSU since 2005 and they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands to get me to stop. I started the Olympia Experimental Music Festival in 1995 and have been playing music off and on in the Dead Air Fresheners since 1997. I'm thrilled to be on the air and the internet at KPSU and part of such an exciting community of creative folks.

25 November 2018

HEAR the 1st hour HERE:

HEAR the 2nd hour HERE:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Hawkwind “Orgone Accumulator (Live)” [Bring Me The Head Of Yuri Gagarin: Welcome To The Future, Vol. 2 (Live)]
  • Off World “Scrubdown” [2]
  • Hans Castrup “Prophecy I/o” [Shadowplay]
  • The Pink Fairies “Do It! (1970 Demo)” [Fuzz Freakout 1970-1971]
  • CAN “Mother Upduff (May 69)” [Unlimited Edition (Remastered Version)]
  • David Bowie “Lazarus” [Blackstar]
  • Opal “Soul Giver “ [Happy Nightmare Baby]
  • Christian Marclay, Samm Bennett “Silver Lining” [Live at the Knitting Factory New York City volume two]
  • Supersilent “13.3” [13]
  • Yo La Tengo “I Heard You Looking” [Extra Painful]
  • Be Be See “BBC1” [Single]
  • Philip Glass “Streets of Berlin” [Ute Lemper – Punishing Kiss]
  • Rebecca Moore “Fantasy” [Home Wreckording 1997-1999]
  • Lou Reed “How Do You Think It Feels” [Berlin]
  • My Disco “1981” [Severe]
  • Tiptons Sax Quartet “Strange Flowers (Piacere Alveare)” [Strange Flower]
  • Zilmrah “Sun Ray” [Hippocampus Obscura]
  • Mangled Bohemians “Psychic Mumbles” [At the Edge of Earth]
  • Death “Politicians In My Eyes” […For The Whole World To See]
  • Shalloboi “Invisible Against The Sun” [Invisible Against The Sun]
  • dwavehed “Alive” [Single]
  • Onyx (of Olympia) “Woodstoves” [Single]

24 November 2018

HEAR the first hour HERE:

HEAR the second hour HERE:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Measuring the Stones of Light with Primitive Wooden Tools “noisepoetnobody & Vance Galloway” [Uranium 238]
  • Doug Theriault “Pragmatic Sparse sense of deinitite parsnips” [Momentus Pickoramus]
  • Liars “Grown Men Don’t Fall In The River, Just Like That” [They Threw Us All In A Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top]
  • Jessica Lurie “Baba Yaga’s Seven League Boots” [Licorice & Smoke]
  • Robert Poss “The Test Pattern Setting” [Frozen Flowers Curse the Day]
  • Old Time Relijun “Fig” [Songbook, Vol. 1]
  • Bill Horist “The Psoriasis Coast” [25 Accretions]
  • Counter Culture Consortium “CCC Breakz the Program” [Single]
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers “Rebel’s Hop” [Bob Marley – The King Of Reggae (89 legendary tracks including original tunes, tributes from reggae stars and an exclusive Marley family live at Central Park)]
  • Nels Cline “DIRTYBABY: Part III” [Dirty Baby]
  • Charmaine Burnette “Make It With You” [Best Of Reggae Volume 19]
  • Squarepusher “Fly Street” [Budakhan Mindphone]
  • Leafcutter John “Mandolin Work” [The Housebound Spirit]
  • EarthMonkey “Ten of Your Earth Minutes” [Pharmacy Fields]
  • Aphex Twin, Nobukazu Takemura “Let My Fish Loose, Aphex Twin Remix” [26 Remixes for Cash]
  • Amon Tobin “El Wraith” [Out From Out Where]
  • Bert Jansch “Jack Orion” [Jack Orion]
  • A Star Too Far “World War 4” [Saucers Over Lincoln]
  • Yoko Ono “Watching the Rain” [BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY]
  • Bob Humphrey “Smiling Faces Sometimes” [Look Into the Flower]
  • FaTaGaGas “Objects In Mirror” [Single]

23 November 2018 (Special Black Friday Night Show!)

What’s This Called? substituted for the Freeform Portland regular program On Stage Tonight on Friday November 23rd from 6-8 PM PST. As the regular show features live performances, we followed suit and provided two hours of live experimental recordings, including several from the WTC exclusive vault.

HEAR the first hour HERE:

HEAR the second hour HERE:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Vulgaricus (Daniel Menche vs. Daniel Menche mash-up) “Daniel’s Static Field” [Burning Man ’08 Noise Mash-Ups 2]
  • Robert Poss “The Pleasure of Stillness (For Sally Gross) – Live Excerpt” [Poss: Settings – Music for Dance, Film, Fashion and Industry]
  • Miss Murgatroid “Time Theory 11:11 (live)” [KAOS Theory]
  • Derek M. Johnson Love “KPSU Set 1” [Cello Sampler]
  • Soup Purse “Drink Their Due” [Best of No.Fest 2008/2009]
  • Crank Sturgeon/Soup Purse “Live on What’s This Called? 4/28/2007 (excerpt)” [Live Radio Performance]
  • Mini-Mutations “Sponsored Post” [Confessions of a Social Network Junkie]
  • Jandek “New Orleans Monday (excerpt)” [New Orleans Monday (excerpt)]
  • The Legendary Pink Dots “Madame Guillotine (live)” [The French Collection]
  • Irving Klaw Trio “Mogwai (live)” [KAOS Theory]
  • Lou Reed “Rock ‘n’ Roll – Live in New York – Transformer tour 1972” [American Poet]
  • David Tudor “Rainforest 1969 (excerpt)” [Music of David Tudor And Gordon Mumma]
  • William Hooker “Stamina (excerpt)” [The Gift of Tongues]

 

19 November 2018 (Special Monday Night Show!)

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

Monday Night Special

PLAYLIST:

  • Thomas Dolby “One of Our Submarines” [The Golden Age of Wireless]
  • Aphex Twin, Phillip Glass, David Bowie “Heroes (remix)” [26 Remixes for Cash]
  • Lou Reed “White Light White Heat – Live in New York – Transformer tour 1972” [American Poet]
  • The Dream Syndicate “Until Lately” [The Days of Wine and Roses]
  • Robert Poss “Time Frames Marking Time” [Frozen Flowers Curse the Day]
  • Genesis “The Waiting Room – 2007 Stereo Mix” [The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway]
  • L.A. Lungs “Hell Is a Quiet Place” [Letting It All Bunch up]
  • Midday Veil “Mysterium Tremendum” [Subterranean Ritual]
  • Big Star “Dream Lover” [Sister Lovers]
  • Merzbow + Carlos Giffoni “Synth Destruction (edit)” [Synth Destruction]
  • Yuichiro Fujimoto “Old Bird Tape” [Kinoe]
  • Tangerine Dream “The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades – 1995 Remaster” [The Virgin Years: 1974-1978]
  • Kajumars “Dead Men Walking” [MP3 single]
  • Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker” [You Want It Darker]
  • Manna/Mirage “Alchemist in the Parlor” [Rest of the World]
  • Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band “BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY” [BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY]
  • Chica X “1, 2 Step” [Ladyz in Noyz 3]
  • Flying Lotus “Dream To Me” [Until The Quiet Comes]
  • Stars Of The Lid “Sun Drugs” [The Ballasted Orchestra]
  • Bert Jansch “Dreams of Love” [Bert Jansch]
  • Golden Death Music “Endless Dreams” [Ephemera Blues]
  • Robert Poss “The Structure” [Settings}

10 November 2018

Corroborations with Russian sources and songs with Nothing or No Thing in the theme among other things.

#ExperimentalMusic #Drone #Noise #PostPunk #Ambient #NoiseRock#Psych #StrangeMusic #Weird #KeepPortlandWeird

TERRESTRIAL RADIO: 90.3 FM in NoPo Near PCC 98.3 FM Surrounding PDX

1ST HOUR DOWNLOAD OR STREAM HERE:

2ND HOUR DOWNLOAD OR STREAM HERE:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Sounds and Songs of the Humpback Whales “Sounds and Songs of the Humpback Whales”[Sounds and Songs of the Humpback Whales]
  • Flying Lotus “Until The Quiet Comes” [Until The Quiet Comes]
  • Tiptons Sax Quartet “Sheltering Storm” [Strange Flower]
  • Paintings For Animals “Nobody” [Taosian Cellar]
  • Mattress “Forbidden Fruit” [Who Do You Lust?]
  • FaTaGaGaS “Aging Saramayan” [MySpace Single]
  • Savage Republic “Next to Nothing” [Tragic Figures]
  • Intergalactic Wizard “The Rising of the Phoenix Star” [Psidronic 3]
  • The Boston Typewriter Orchestra “Customer Confidentiality” [The Revolution Will Be Typewritten]
  • Rubina Badar “Rita Main Nasha Mein Hoon” [I Hear a Modern Girl]
  • Tangerine Dream “Stratosphere” [Stratosphere]
  • Greg Segal & Charles Rice Goff III “”Russian Untranslated”” [Visible]
  • Mini-Mutations “They’re Following You” [Confessions of a Social Network Junkie]
  • Sante Sagre “La Viaje Mystical” [Bastardo America]
  • xedh “acuphenos (vinduskarm)” [vinduskarm]
  • Moscow Improvising Trio “Natural Selection” [Document – New Music From Russia (The ’80s)]
  • Fj Pangolin “The Maidenhead Graph” [single]
  • Low Frequency “Helmholtz” [Analogue Machinery]
  • The Books “There Is No There” [The Lemon of Pink]
  • Lou Reed “I’m Waiting for My Man – Live in New York – Transformer tour 1972” [American Poet]

3 November 2018 (Special Nighttime Show!)

Subbing for Davy Jones’ Locker on FreeForm PDX, from 10 PM to Midnight, a very rare nighttime What’s This Called?

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE: 

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PLAYLIST:

  • Seven That Spells “Space of Eight” [Cosmoerotic Dialogue With Lucifer]
  • Soup Purse “We Make” [Nanopocalypitic Profizzy]
  • Spacemen 3 “Spacemen Jam” [Dreamweapon]
  • His Name is Alive “Man on the Silver Mountain” [Always Stay Sweet]
  • Gary Lucas “Ghosts (live)” [Live at the Knitting Factory New York City volume two]
  • Wire “Outdoor Miner” [Outdoor Miner]
  • Long Hind Legs “Arranged For Viewing” [Jackson’s Jukebox]
  • Earth “Seven Angels” [Earth 2]
  • Sonic Youth “Escapades” [Simon Werner a Disparu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • Shalloboi “Surprise, Surprise” [Learning How To Crawl]
  • Overdose the Katatonic “Important Hospital Machines Fritzin” [Sum Older ODTK Trax]
  • Ogo Eion “Storm Sermon” [Bogville – Exclusive Soundtrack]
  • Replikants “Climax of Wizardry” [This Is Our Message]
  • Huun-Huur-Tu “Ancestors” [Ancestors Call]
  • Marlo Eggplant “Latent” [Psidronic 3]
  • Bob Bucko Jr. “We Are Fredom Cats” [Volte Face]
  • Argumentix “Victim of Your Life” [Boss of Goth]
  • Steele Pole Bath Tub “Exhale” [The Miracle of Sound in Motion]
  • Nurse With Wound/Jim O Rourke “Side 2 (edit)” [Angry Electric Finger 1]

27 October 2018

Get out your carving knives!

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE!

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE!

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PLAYLIST:

  • Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen, and Kronos Quartet “Sarma” [The Rough Guide To The Music Of Scandinavia]
  • Volume Ghost “Sleeping On Camera” [Crackhouse is a Name You Can Trust]
  • Masonique “Status Erratus” [Island of Disbelief]
  • Mini-Mutations “Vanished Pt. 4” [Vanished]
  • Arvo Zylo & Marlo Eggplant “Arvo (remix)” [333REDUX]
  • Thai Elephant Orchestra, Dave Soldier & Richard Lair “Swing Swing Swing” [Thai Elephant Orchestra]
  • Yoko Ono “ASK THE ELEPHANT!” [BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY]
  • Yo La Tengo “Big Day Coming” [Painful]
  • A Hawk And A Hacksaw “Goodbye Great Britain” [Darkness at Noon]
  • Steel Pole Bath Tub “Bozeman” [The Miracle of Sound in Motion]
  • Jad Fair “Casper The Friendly Ghost” [It’s Spooky]
  • Gowns “Feathers” [Gowns]
  • Uladat “Rusalka” [single]
  • Nadja “SUN4flood” [Under the Jaguar Sun (disc 1 Teczcatlipoca DARKNESS)]
  • Two or the Dragon “Live at Metro June 2018” [ELECTROFRAMEWORK]
  • Eet “Colony Collapse” [Danger Barn]
  • The Legendary Pink Dots “Crushed Velvet (live)” [Crushed Velvet]
  • Deathwalk “Supreme Acaussal Rituality” [Decay, Death, and Darkness: Aural Visions of Bakinski’s Art]
  • múm “Guilty Rocks” [Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy]
  • The Sheiks “Baghdad Rock” [Jungle Exotica]
  • Wimme “Texas” [Cugu]