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.

30 June 2018

Goodbye June.

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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.

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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

16 June 2018

RIP Nick Knox followed by 24th Olympia Experimental Music Festival preview and MORE!

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

 

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Track/Piece/Sound” – Ablum/Hmm?

The Electric Eels – “Anxiety” – The Eyeball of Hell;

The Cramps – “Way I Walk (live)” – Live @ Napa State Mental Hospital;

Trance Music for Crows – “Trance Music for Crows (edit)” – Trance Music for Crows;

Driftwood Orchestra – “Live at Teatro de la Psychomachia 1 6 18” – Soundcloud;

KnotPineBox – “Who’s Down There?” – bandcamp;Träd,

Gräs Och Stenar – “Dansa Jord” – Mors Mors;

Sonologyst – “LDirac = ψ​(​iγμ∂μ −m​)​ψ” – New Modernism;

Einstürzende Neubauten – “Z.N.S.” – Halber Mensch;

Youssef Harb – “Yo Albi Keef Ja Fek – “The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 5;

TRI​:​.​OBYTE = “Visitation” – New Modernism;

Sun Ra – “Yucatan (Saturn version)” – Atlantis;

Sonic Youth – “She’s in a Bad Mood” – Confusion Is Sex

 

9 June 2018 (Le Noise Rock)

Noise rock, mostly contemporary, much of it listener sourced!

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

Ghost Bitch – “Maniac Girl” – Ghost Bitch;

Cartoon Accident – “Echo Location” – And… ;

USA/Mexico – “Yard of the Month” – Laredo;

VHK/Vágtázó Csodaszarvas/Galloping Coroners – “Halló, Mindenség 2015!” – Live 2015;

Obnox – “Hardcore Matinee” – Niggative Approach;

Point Line Plane – “Descender” – Point Line Plane;

Destroy All Monsters – “Detroit Rock City” – Silver Wedding Anniversary;

Prissy Whip – “Soak” – R.I.P. AF;

Four Dimensional Nightmare – “Eternity in the White” – Crystalized Carbon;

No Babies – “Someone to Watch Over Me” – Someone to Watch Over Me;

Melt Banana – “Phantasmagoria” – Cell – Scape;

Macaw – “Sun Fetish” – Demos A;

Psilocyborg – “The Great Beginning” – bandcamp;

Sea Moss – “Infernal Stutter” – Bread Bored

2 June 2018

It was sunny outside and a little dark and spooky in the sub-basement.

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Playlist: Artist – “What They’re Playing” – Where It’s Housed

Moloch Conspiracy – “The Shadow over Innsmouth” – In Tenebris Scriptus – A dark aural tribute to H. P. Lovecraft;

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Time/Confusion” – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown;

Radar Men from the Moon – “Secret Howl In Ambient Night” – Subversive III: De Spelende Mens;

Elin Lisslass – “Locklatar” -The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 4 Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48;

Eternal Tapestry – “Sand Into Rain” – A World Out of Time;

Stavros Perides – “To Nufoparman” – The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 5 Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48;

The Serpent – “Corona Nyarlathotepis” – In Tenebris Scriptus – A dark aural tribute to H. P. Lovecraft;

Charles Mingus – “The Spur of the Moment” – The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus;

Domo – “Nadi” – Domo;

Pere Ubu – “Down By The River II” – Raygun Suitcase

26 May 2018

Newer vibrations from a small scad of artists.

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Tom Djll – “Subtle Lunchbox” – Bandcamp;

Weeping Glass – “Bisk Orta” – Polar Shadows;

St. Vitus – “St. Vitus” – Live @ Palm Springs Community Center 1986;

Geronimo Arafat – “We walk in this world apart from one another” – Bleeding Colors Into Entrails;

Giovanni Verga – “Invisible visible” – New Modernism;

Ciccone Youth – “Macbeth” – The Whitey Album;

Paula Temple – “Colonized” – 12″;

Kronos Quartet/Terry Riley – ” Cortejo Funebre en el Monte Diablo” – Requiem for Adam;

Yo La Tengo – “Here You Are” – There’s A Riot Going On

19 May 2018 (Goodbye Glenn Branca)

Special Two Hour What’s This Called? Goodbye Glenn Branca with music by the late composer as well as artists associated with and influenced by him (or just sound good in a set with, this is NOT a history lesson show).

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE!

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE!

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

Glenn Branca – “The Spectacular Commodity” – The Ascension;

Reg Bloor– “Subconscious Decay” – Rhinocerous, Voices in Dissent;

Lee Ranaldo – “The Bridge” – East Jesus;

Rhys Chatham – “Guitar Ring” – Factor X;

Theoretical Girls – “Computer Dating” – Theoretical Record;

Live Skull – “Swingtime” – Pusherman;

Glenn Branca – “Light Field” – In Consonance;

Red Transistor – “Not Bite” – Single;

Chrome – “Mondo Anthem” – Half Machine Lip Moves;

Glenn Branca – “Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar” – Lesson No. 1;

Wharton Tiers Ensemble – “Sheet Metal Workers” – Brighter Than Life;

Dj Olive – “Blizzard” – So Me Free;

Bardo Pond – “Taste” – Peace on Venus;

Glenn Branca – “Symphony No 7 For Orchestra – SHIVERING AIR” – Live performance from Branca website;

Glenn Branca Ensemble – “in Strasbourg, October 9, 2014” – youtube;

Sonic Youth – “She’s In a Bad Mood” – Confusion Is Sex;

Elliott Sharp & Orchestra Carbon – “Unlockstep” – Abstract Repressionism 1990-99;

Band of Susans – “Pursuit of Hapiness” – Love Agenda;

Swans – “Big Strong Boss” – Filth