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 August 2018 (25th Anniversary Show!)

25 years ago in August of 1993 I arrived in Olympia, Washington and began a new radio show at KAOS 89.3 FM centered around experimental music and named What’s This Called? The show would run for a decade at that station until I moved to Portland in 2003. It then took me two years to find a new home at KPSU where it has now lived for another 13 years. While the Olympia show was a late night affair, What’s This Called? at KPSU has always been on Saturdays from Noon to 1 Pacific Standard Time.

This episode was an all cd affair, just like it was when it launched in ’93!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album

Noggin – “Love Song” – Hajex from the Light

Greg Segal -“Part IV” – 33

Sun City Girls – “At The Base Of The Mountain Of Noise” – Piasa…Devourer of Men

Chrome – “Future Ghosts” – Third from the Sun

Sun Ra – “Somebody Else’s World” – My Brother the Wind Volume 2

Sonic Youth – “”Mieux: De Corrosion”” – SYR 1

Edward Ka-spel – ”Harvester” – Dream Logik Part One

Hawkwind – “Adjust Me” – In Search of Space

Tim Walters – “For Want of a Nail” – The Dry Well

Orbit Service – “Start Dreaming” – Twilight

 

 

 

18 August 2018 (Back… or Not?)

We’ve been gone because of technical difficulties. We returned to technical difficulties. Do not attempt to adjust your screen. Nobody is in control.

AUGUST

LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Playlist Artist – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album/Or?:
Beatnigs – “Burritos” – Beatnigs

Christ & Cosey – “Raining Tears of Blood” – The Elephant Table Album

Songs of the Humpback Whales

Coil – “S Is For Sleep” – The Elephant Table Album

Melvins – “Queen (Singles Mix for A&R Guy)” – The Singles

Legendary Pink Dots – “Evolution” – The French Collection

Midday Veil – “Divide By Zero” – Eyes All Around

Ute Lemper – “Passionate Fight” – Punishing Kiss

American Analog Set – “Too Tired to Shine II” – The Fun of Watching Fireworks

Throbbing Gristle – “Subhuman” – Greatest Hits

Jimi Hendrix – “I Don’t Live Today” – Are You Experienced?

 

 

 

21 July 2018

An all cd set, heavy on the What’s This Called? classic cuts with plenty of surprises.

HEAR THE PROGRAM HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album/CD/8-track/BBS/usenet/#youtellme 

Jandek – “First Awake Moment” – I Woke Up;

Bastard Squid Implant – “Burning House Collapsing” – Sonic Circuits DC Presents: District of Noise Vol. 3;

Greg Segal – “Demolished” – Always Look on the Dark Side of Life Selected Recordings 1984-1993;

Volcano The Bear – “The Sting of Haste” – Amidst the Noise and Twigs;

Poison Dwarfs – “Serenade” – labil;

Rebecca Moore – “This/Past” – Home Wreckordings 1997-1999;

Nadja – “Beautiful Beast” – Belles Betes;

Flourescent Grey – “Rag Doll Physics Prof.” – Electric Carpets;

LSD March – “Aimakuramaku” – Uretakumo Nakunarutorika;

Boar – “Neighborhood Killings” – Dubuque Strange Music Society presents: PSIDRONIC Volume Two;

The Siverman – “The SIde of the Door (edit)” – Music for Personality Disorder

14 July 2018

Just beautiful music.

STREAM THE PROGRAM HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Where It’s At/Album

Senawa – “Tadulako” – Acaraki;

Makoto Kawabata & Michishita Shinsuke – “Rome No. 9” – Sex, Voyage, and Echo Chamber;

Add N to X – “Revenge of the Black Regent” – Avant Hard;

JS-Horseman – “iV” – New Modernism;

Gowns – “Gloves” – Gowns;

The Hub – “The Glass Hand” – Wreckin’ Ball;

Zilmrah – “What the Thunder Said” – PSIDRONIC Volume two;

Jackie-O-Motherfucker – “Ella’s Incredible Floating Sound Machine (live ATP Festival LA) – U Sound Archive;

Not Breathing – “Tranny Smelter” – Electric Carpets

7 July 2018 (Listener Sourced Music)

90% Listener Sourced.

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

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Playlist – Artist -“Song/Piece/Sound” – Album/etc.

Nurse With Wound – “Yagga Blues” – Who Can I Turn to Stereo;

Disappearing – “The Shell Decayed (excerpt) – Disappearing;

ellefläädt – “psychosalvia2-02” – Soundcloud;

Psilocyborg – “The Great Beginning” – Bandcamp;

Sun Ra – “Door of the Cosmos” – Sleeping Beauty;

Aphex Twin -“Phlaps” – Caustic Window;

Rochelle Battat – The Greeter” – single;

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘The Heat” – The Conversation;

Here Lies Man – “Memory Games” – You Will Know Nothing;

Scott Walker – ” SDSS1416+13b (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)” (excerpt) = Bisch Bosch

30 June 2018

Goodbye June.

HEAR IT HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – Song -Album/Or?

Echo and the Bunnymen – “No Dark Things” – Heaven Up Here;

Fischkopf Sinfoniker – “Omega (Radio Shibuya extended live mix)” – Live from Portland;

Reg Bloor – “Hilarity Ensues” – Sensory Irritation Chamber;

The Residents – “Ship’s a Going Down” – Not Available;

Marlo Eggplant – ‘Ego Integrity vs. Despair” – Internal/External;

Moloch Conspiracy – “The awful ritual” -The cave of metaphysical Darkness & Lights;

building castles out of matchsticks -“shifting insomnia and the dream incubator” – bandcamp single;

Yen Pox & Monocube – “Lunar Swarm” – The Portrait of Mortality;

Negativland – “Sign Off” — It’s All in Your Head;

Merzbow – “Woodpecker No. 2” – Pulse Demon

23 June 2018

Some things are just #old and by our own ignorance “foreign” while others are new and intentionally #experimental or #noisy. They overlap in #drone often. But not always.

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Where It’s At 

Bill Horist – “Requiem For Endless Days” – Covalent Lodge;

Bill Horist – “Shi Shi” – Music For Davida Monk’s Dream Pavilion;

Ghidra – “Cerebral Cortez” – The Sound of Speed;

Hans Castrup – “Symmetric Controversation’s Part VI (edit)” – Symmetric Controversations;

Rosina Xiberres – “Ix-Xieh U Ix-Xieha – The Secret History of Mankind Vol. 5 Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48;

The Residents – “Jailhouse Rock (remix)” – The King and I Remixes;

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Child of My Kingdom” – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown;

Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann – “IV” – Lovers & Lollypops;

Luajne Sazet Populare – “Valle E Gadjes” – the Secret History of Mankind Vol. 4 Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48;

Cartoon Accident – “How Did It Go?” – And….;

Wardruna – “Odal” – Runaljod;

The Jesus and Mary Chain – “I Hate Rock ‘n Roll” – Hate Rock ‘n Roll;

The Melvins – “Snake Appeal” – 10 Songs