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

 

12 December 2015

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time, your host Ricardo Wang is excited to bring back his most frequent guest on What’s This Called? since bringing the show to Portland, psychedelic/experimental recording label impresario Chis McBeth of Beta-lactam RIng Records!

A home label of such WTC regulars as Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service (and the new A Star Too Far combining both!), Nurse With Wound, Green Milk from the Planet Orange, Daniel Menche, Soriah, Ariel Kalma, BLRR is a local Portland treasure that connects experimental, psych, drone, and noise musicians and avid listeners all over the world!

This is a NOT TO MISS program. To catch it NOW hit the free audio stream.

PLAYLIST:

Track   Artist   Album

 

  • Gimme Shelter (Live Royal Albert Hall 1985) Sisters of Mercy You Tube
  • Rebirth Blood Om (edit) Armchair Migraine Journey Blood Coupling Magnet
  • La Ofrenda Danzante Un Festin Sagital A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Vita Nova (edit) A Star Too Far Saucers Over Lincoln
  • Dismantling the Tower (edit) Edward Ka-Spel A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Delphic Collapse Vas Deferens Organization A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Trajectory Christus & the Cosmonaughts A Brained Hefty Yeti Fry
  • Part 1 (edit) Edward Ka-Spel CybersKapes – A Voyage in 6 Parts

 

5 April 2014: Beta-lactam Ring Records Revue!

5 April 2014: Beta-lactam Ring Records Revue!

Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records joins me in the booth with his bag full of goodies!

Spear (extended edit mix) Stimulus Programme Music
Ascension 3 Legendary Pink Dots Code Noir
Don’t Dig So Deep The Sevens Collective A Too Much Divided Heart
El Adios del Sol The Sevens Collective A Too Much Divided Heart
Testing 1.2.3. (as background) Legendary Pink Dots Code Noir
Bajo un Sol Inclemete Un Festin Sagital Kosmodynamos
Amorphous Procession Through Paralyzed Gelatin Sound Screaming Zenith
Moon Bird (For Jhonn Balance) Current 93 Moon Bird
Bad Message Coil V/A Closure

 

11 May 2013: Beta-lactam Records Showcase

11 May 2013: Beta-lactam Records Showcase

It’s always a great show when Chris McBeth arrives with his bag full of goodies from Beta-lactam Ring Records.  This label feature program was no exception to that rule!  Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records spinning his newest releases and giving away a copy of Mythalogue by The Red Masque.

El Asesino Del Sol (Versión I) Un Festin Sagital Sic Deus Dilexit Mundum
Looping ’72 Edward Ka-Spel` One Last Pose Before The Ruin
The Minotaur The Red Masque Mythalogue

18 February 2012: Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records

18 February 2012: Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records

Today on What’s This Called? from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time, I’m joined in the KPSU booth by my close personal friend and impresario of the greatest experimental/psychedelic recording label in the multiverse Beta-lactam Ring Records, Mr. Chris McBeth. Chris will be playing selections from his personal record collection and undoubtedly a few BLR upcoming releases that nobody has heard yet! Dig… http://www.blrrecords.com/

i want to be loved for it john bender plaster: the prototypes
plusteurs ca de figure albert marcoeur plusteurs cas de figure
my lovely lovely body Frantics enemies of reason
the mayor and the crook aesop rock float
ufdem Jacula tardo pee in magiam versus
Montgomery chapel the search party speak to me
ferrugem e fuligem modulo 1000 nao fale come paredes
time travel ya ho wha golden sunrise
food for the hungry ya ho wha golden sunrise
soul survivor soul survivor soul survivor

8 October 2011: Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records (No Recording)

8 October 2011: Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records (No Recording)

Walpurgis Igor Wakhevitch Dr. Faust
Action Vision GR Universal ante Rem N’Vapour Invisible
Osprey Loon s/t
IN Seven That Spells Death And Resurrection of Krautrock: AUM
Cosmic Space Drone (intro) Armchair Migraine Journey Cosmic Space Drone
A Calm Note from the West Orbit Service Reap
A Calm Note from the West Orbit Service Trajectory
Averseage GR Universal ante Rem N’Vapour Invisible

5 December 2009: Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records

5 December 2009: Chris McBeth of Beta-lactam Ring Records

Beta-lactam Ring Records in studio. compilation to pay for Chris McBeth’s mother’s medical bills fighting stomach cancer

Hamadryad Expo ’70 Sonic Messenger
Reap Orbit Service MOM
Green and Cold nadja Belles Betes
So Far Kasumi Trio Oh! Gimme You
Space Music Nurse With Wound Space Music
In Tokyo Henry Is.. Philippe Petit Henry: the Iron Man
A Missing Piece Edward Ka-Spel Dream Logik Part Two
Cumbia (remix) Un Festin Sagital MOM