16 & 17 February 2019 (Pre$ident$ Day $ale)

What’s This Called? happened Saturday 2/16 in it’s usual time at Freeform Portland from 2-4 PM Pacific Standard Time. However, we are also substituted for Unclaimed Baggage on Sunday 2/17 4-6 PM PST. 4 hours of strange, noisy, droney, plunderphonic, psychedelic, post-punk, outsider music! And the national emergency has declared a national emergency!

It’s time to declare the What’$ Thi$ Called? 3 Day Pre$ident$ Day $ale! Imagine a sale where you don’t have to buy anything, where the sounds are Free, and the drinks are on the house (because you are probably at home!)

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE THIRD HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE FOURTH HOUR HERE:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Ken Nordine “The Sound Museum” [You’re Getting Better: The Word Jazz – Dot Masters]
  • Peter Brotzmann & Bill Laswell “Death Rattle” [Low Life]
  • Blonde Redhead “Harmony” [La Mia Vita Violenta]
  • Healer Oran “TaP{-“ [Anthology of contemporary music from Africa continent]
  • The Beach Boys “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) – Remastered” [Pet Sounds (Original Mono & Stereo Mix Versions)]
  • The Late Severa Wires “Live at the Olympia Experimental Music Festival” [My Space single]
  • Beat Happening “I Spy” [Beat Happening]
  • Sonic Youth “Madonna, Sean, and Me” [Evol]
  • Chester Hawkins “Magnetisk Nord (edit)” [Magnetisk Nord]
  • FRKTL “Hverfa at himni heioar stjornur” [Anthology of contemporary music from Africa continent]
  • Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” [Selected Favorites]
  • Yo La Tengo “Dreaming” [Freedom Of Choice: Yesterday’s New Wave Hits As Performed By Today’s Stars]
  • My Bloody Valentine “When You Sleep” [Loveless]
  • Suicide “Keep Your Dreams – 1998 Remastered Version” [Suicide (1998 Remastered Version)]
  • Big Black “Heartbeat” [Heartbeat (Remastered)]
  • No Safety “Discuss It” [Live at the Knitting Factory New York City volume 3]
  • Sonologyst “Nocturnal Anomalies” [Silencers: The Conspiracy Theory Dossiers]
  • Sun Ra “Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus” [Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra]
  • Bardo Pond “White Turban (Live)” [All Tomorrow’s Parties 1.1]
  • Windsor For The Derby “Slow Death +” [Minnie Greuzfeldt]
  • Negativland “Christianity Is Stupid” [Escape From Noise]
  • The Replacements “I Hate Music” [Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash!]
  • L7 “American Society” [The Big One]
  • Slackhog “6ix” [Will Eat Your Brain]
  • Sotoru Wono “Ovurture” [Lulluby For Sure]
  • ALTO! “Piece 1-3” [ALTO!]
  • Tuxedomoon “Atlantis” [Ship Of Fools]
  • Shalloboi “Flowers For Kara” [Learning How to Crawl]
  • FJ Pangolin “Damage to the Field” [Damage to the Field]
  • Negativland “Helter Stupid Pt. 2” [Helter Stupid]
  • Unwound “Behold the Salt (Live)” [All Tomorrow’s Parties 1.1]
  • Imagine “rx” [Internet Single]
  • Will Oldham “Every Mother’s Son” [Guarapero / Lost Blues 2]
  • Fugazi “Reprovisional (Live)” [International Pop Underground Convention]
  • The Tape-Beatles “Desire” [Steal This Lick]
  • Steel Pole Melvins Task Force “Hardball” [The Big One]
  • Kronos Quartet “Dreams” [Landfall]
  • Animal Collective “Bat You’ll Fly” [Spirit They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished]
  • Big City Orchestra “tbn” [round eYe]
  • Badaseck “Nguewei” [Streets of Dakar]
  • Stereolab “Old Lungs (Live)” [All Tomorrow’s Parties 1.1]
  • David Sylvian “A Fire In The Forest” [Blemish]

2 February 2019

Watch out Roadrunner!

WTC

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

THE PLAYLIST:

  • Bill Horist “The Imperatives of Subsequence” [Covalent Lodge]
  • Zilmrah “Now Is Never” [Hippocampus Obscura]
  • Driftmachine “Dogov Godov” [Colliding Contours]
  • Hans Castrup “Uncertain Memory” [Shadowplay]
  • BOAR “Tapephobia” [Evilovers]
  • Leafcutter John “Mandolin Work” [The Housebound Spirit]
  • Jessica Lurie Ensemble “Bells” [Megaphone Heart]
  • Moodring “Grip & Sway” [Phoolan Devi]
  • Ben LaMar Gay “Swim Swim” [Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun]
  • Arthur Russell “You Have Did The Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In” [Springfield]
  • Savage Republic “Exodus” [Tragic Figures]
  • UW Hypotheekadvies “De Kandidaten” [Nature or Nurture]
  • To Rococo Rot “Miss You” [Hotel Morgen]
  • Pilesar “Drastic Measures” [District of Noise Vol. 3]
  • Tzesne “Exploraclones (edit)” [La Carne]
  • Trauma Terrestrial “Rituals” [Sound Space – the 4th Annual Report]
  • ILITCH “But Nothing Happen” [Un Jour Comme Tant D’Autres]
  • Them Use Them “Able” [The Wire Tapper 21]
  • Daniel Johnston “Some Things Last A Long Time” [1990]
  • The Youngsters “Zebra” [Jungle Exotica]
  • 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]

31 January 2019 (Subbing 4 My Lil Underground)

Much later than you are used to WTC! Ricardo too! He opened with “Computer Love” by Kraftwerk, but the servers weren’t having it and proceeded to crash anyway. You promise people radio on the fly and sometimes you get to fly on the ground! The set prevails.

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

PLAYLIST:

  • Kraftwerk “Computer Love – 2009 Remastered Version” [Computer World (2009 Remastered Version)]
  • Alec Empire “DF 02” [Miss Black America]
  • Pere Ubu “Dub Housing” [Dub Housing]
  • Yoko Ono “Walking On Thin Ice” [Yes, I’m A Witch]
  • Suicide “Ghost Rider – 1998 Remastered Version” [Suicide (1998 Remastered Version)]
  • Steel Pole Bath Tub “Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride” [The Miracle of Sound in Motion]
  • Soup Purse “Self Replicating Nanostars” [Nanopocalyptic Profizzy]
  • Volume Ghost “Sleeping on Camera” [Crackhouse is a Name You Can Trust]
  • Animal Collective “Brother Sport” [Merriweather Post Pavilion]
  • Amy Denio “Slugs – Gymnosalyagi” [Tongues]
  • David Lynch “In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)” [Eraserhead Soundtrack]
  • Poison Dwarfs “Oh, Yes” [Labil]
  • Overdose the Katatonic “Scrambled Brains” [Sum Older ODtK Trax!]
  • Don Gere “Werewolves on Wheels” [Action! 15 Cult Movie Classics]
  • Bert Jansch “Wild Mountain Thyme – Live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop” [Heartbreak / Live At McCabe’s]
  • The Last Poets “Wake Up, Niggers” [Performance – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Unwound “Go to Dallas and Take a Left” [Repetition]
  • Mattress “Forbidden Fruit” [Who Do You Lust?]
  • Phantom Market “Lila Shroud with Power Circus” [Bogville, Official Soundtrack]
  • Wire “A Touching Display – 2006 Remastered Version” [154]
  • Miles Davis “Directions – Live” [Live At The Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) – It’s About That Time]

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19 January 2019

Scads of new sounds abound!

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

 

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

Kraftwerk – “Kometenmelodie 2” (“Comet Melody 2”) – Autobahn;

Still House Plants – “Fist Fight” – Long Play;

Azalia Snail – “Cherry Blossom” Neon Resistance;

Sigur Rós -“All Alright” – Inni;

Kinga Toth – “The Prayer of Mariamachina” – Shape Phantom;

Robert Poss – Feed Forward” – Settings – Music for Dance, Film, Fashion and Industry;

The Ebb-Tides – “Seance” – Halloween Nuggets;

Chester Hawkins – “The Brood” – Semisolids;

The Space Lady – “Street of Dreams” – On the Street of Dreams;

Joanna Brouk – “Lifting Off”- Hearing Music;

Ben Lamar Gay – “Music for 18 Hairdressers” – Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun;

David Bowie – “Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family” – Diamond Dogs;

Terretektorh – “Vision” – ACTIVE NOISE AREA;

Goblin – “Profundo Rosso – M31” – The Goblin Collection1975-1989;

BECUZZI – LYKE WAKE – NOISEDELIK – SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS – UNCODIFIED – “A Stranger in My Mirror Reflection” – A Posionous, Black & White Explanded;

Broadcast – Dead the Long Year” – The Noise People Make;

Hifiklub + Lee Ranaldo w/ Ikue Mori – “Someone Drifted Over the Edge” – In Doubt, Shadow Him;

Thollem/Clouser/Chase – “Cell Rejuvenation” – Dub Narcotic Session Vol. II;

Grover – “Monster in the Mirror” – Songs from Sesame Street, 35 Years of Music;

Randall Dunn – Something About That Night (edit) – Wiretapper 48;

The Abstracts – “Nightmare” – Halloween Nuggets;

Nocturnal Emissions – “Earthlights” – Futurist Antiquitarianism;

Kraftwerk – “Airwaves” – Radio-Activity

6 January 2019 (Surprise Sunday Night Subbing Special!)

 

Stonebunny was supposed to sub for Chronophage as Swintronix was otherwise engaged, but she too fell ill, and Ricardo Wang stepped in.

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE!

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE!

PLAYLIST!:

  • Hüsker Dü “Real World – Live” [Savage Young Dü]
  • Tracy + The Plastics “Cut Glass See Thru” [Culture For Pigeon]
  • Azalia Snail “Moral Chemist” [Neon Resistance]
  • The Residents “Horrors of the Night” [The Ghost Of Hope]
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra “Telephone And Rubber Band – 2008 Digital Remaster” [Penguin Café Orchestra]
  • Goblin “L’alba dei morti viventi – Originale” [Zombi]
  • Yoko Ono “Sleepless Night – Remastered 2010” [Milk And Honey]
  • Mini-Mutations “Your Newsfeed” [Confessions of a Social Network Junkie]
  • Lee Hazlewood “If It’s Monday Morning” [Requiem for an Almost Lady]
  • Sun Ra “Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus” [Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra]
  • The Chocolate Watchband “Dark Side Of The Mushroom” [No Way Out]
  • The Orb “Sky’s Falling” [Pop Ambient 2018]
  • Blue Man Group “Drumbone” [Audio]
  • Chester Hawkins “Magnetisk Nord (edit)” [Magnetisk Nord]
  • Joanna Brouk “Fire Breath” [Hearing Music]
  • Gordon Mumma “Medium Size Mograph 1964” [Music of David Tudor And Gordon Mumma]
  • Leon Russell “This Masquerade” [Carney]
  • The Pointer Sisters “Pinball Number Count” [Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3]
  • Arthur Russell “Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let’s See” [World Of Echo]
  • Bata Katu “Osain/Osanyin” [Rough Guide to Voodoo]
  • Turtle Island Orchestra “All Along the Watchtower” [Have You Ever Been…?]

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5 January 2019 (Vern Rumsey & Kento Oiwa Live!)

Red Rumsey AKA Vern Rumsey of Unwound and Long Hind Legs and Kento Oiwa of IQU AKA Malaise each perform solo sets in the second hour of this program. Ricardo Wang was late due to car trouble and Freeform Portland’s DJ Tock covered for the first half hour. An unusual plethora of new recordings surrounded the fresh live sounds.

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

PLAYLIST:

  • Love “Alone Again Or – 2015 Remastered Version” [Forever Changes (2015 Remastered Version)]
  • Love “A House Is Not A Motel – 2015 Remastered Version” [Forever Changes (2015 Remastered Version)]
  • Love “Andmoreagain – 2015 Remastered Version” [Forever Changes (2015 Remastered Version)]
  • Love “The Daily Planet – 2015 Remastered Version” [Forever Changes (2015 Remastered Version)]
  • Eno • Hyde “Return” [High Life]
  • Welttraumforscher “Deine Allerschönsten Dinge – Barbara Morgenstern Remix” [21 Weltraum-Standards]
  • Welttraumforscher “Toter Mann – Neoangin Remix” [21 Weltraum-Standards]
  • Bob Bucko Jr. “A Loving Cup” [Did What I Could With What I Have]
  • Azalia Snail “I Am the Night Sky” [Neon Resistance]
  • Chester Hawkins “Proximity Fuse” [Semisolids]
  • Kento Oiwa “Live on What’s This Called?” [Freeform Portland]
  • Dan West “Signal Path” [L’ogic]
  • SONOLOGYST “Russian freq. 6525 kHz” [Active Noise Area]
  • Thollem/Clouser/Chase “It’s a Drab” [Dub Narcotic Session I]
  • Sarah Mega-Hertz “Synopsis” [Active Noise Area]
  • Vern Rumsey “Live on What’s This Called?” [Freeform Portland]
  • Tracy + The Plastics “Cut Glass See Thru” [Culture For Pigeon]
  • Ennio Morricone “Muchio Selvaggio” [Action 15 Cult Movie Classics]
  • Tracy + The Plastics “Oh Birds, This Is Dog-City” [Culture For Pigeon]
  • Blue Sausage Infant “Subferal” [Negative Space]
  • Circuitnoise “Live from Hawaii (Honolulu Airport) via Klirrphone “ [Active Noise Area]
  • The Sesame Street Kids “Somebody Come and Play” [Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 2]

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8 December 2018

What’s This Called? is joined by legendary Portland dj Leo Daedalus for a special 4 hour show (including two hours substituting for Turtles Have Short Legs). It is the Freeform Portland Donor Drive and a great time to show support of the program and it’s amazing new home: https://www.freeformportland.org/donate/

We strove to make the show fun to listen to, with a smattering of tracks from Lux Interior’s X-mas mixtape, samples of KRAB in the 1970s and TESC in the 1980s, an 18 minute Can opus, and discussions about fundraising that somehow incorporated Phillip K. Dick’s VALIS novel and Exegesis!

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE THIRD HOUR HERE:

HEAR THE FOURTH HOUR HERE:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Jack Scott “There’s Trouble Brewin'” [Best Of The Rockabilly Years]
  • Robert Poss “You’ll Curse the Day” [Frozen Flowers Curse the Day]
  • Zilmrah “Cellophane Owl” [Hippocampus Obscura]
  • Tiroteio Lampeao de Serra Grande “Pernambuco” [Missao de Pesquisas Folcloricas]
  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol “Dirmilcik’ten gelir” [ A Story of The City: Constantinople, Istanbul ]
  • Horace Silver “Acid, Pot Or Pills – Ron McMaster 24 Bit Mastering; 2004 Digital Remaster” [The United States Of Minds]
  • Kookie “Yulesville” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]
  • Squarepusher “Fly Street” [Budakhan Mindphone]
  • Swans “Lunacy” [The Seer]
  • Silver Mt. Zion “Stumble Then Rise On Some Awkward Morning” [He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms]
  • Aiden Baker “Second Selves” [Songs of Flowers & Skin]
  • Johnny Guarnieri “Santa’s Secret” [Savoy Christmas Blues]
  • Nels Cline “Fistful of Aliens” [Dirty Baby]
  • Nels Cline “Vegetation Made Public” [Dirty Baby]
  • Terry Setter “Aphorism 3; Like A Coat Or A Mask” [The Aerial #1 (Winter 1990)]
  • Bert Jansch “The Time Has Come – 2015 Remaster” [Bert & John]
  • 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]
  • Nadja “SUNJaguar” [Under the Jaguar Sun]
  • unknown “KRAB radio mystery track” [KRAB radio mystery selections]
  • Sagan “Jabpunplusone” [The Wire Tapper 09]
  • Thorrific “Independence Ghetto” [Invisible Mountain]
  • CAN “Cutaway (March 69)” [Unlimited Edition (Remastered Version)]
  • Marquees “Christmas in the Congo” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]
  • Jason Robinson & Michael Dresden “Synchronous Aether” [25 Accretions]
  • Andrea Borghi “Omaggio a Gelmetti” [Translations of Opacity – for Michelangelo Antonioni]
  • Salted Slugs “Nightwash” [Sewer Goo]
  • Joey Baron “Pause of the Clocks” [Live at the Knitting Factory New York City volume two]
  • ARU “Ripples In Your Scotch” [Abstruction]
  • Juan Hidalgo “Tamaran” [Fluxus Anthology]
  • ARU “Locked Groove Does the De-Lay” [Abstruction]
  • Selling Expectations “Nick Grey & the Random Orchestra” [Spin Vows Under Arch]
  • John Fahey “Red Cross, Disciple Of Christ Today” [Red Cross]
  • The Youngsters “Christmas in Jail” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]
  • Jimmy Butler “Trim Your Tree” [Savoy Christmas Blues]
  • Fork “Tomtarnas Julnatt” [So… This Is Christmas?]
  • Pulseprogramming “Becomes Eventually” [Tulsa for One Second]
  • James Brown “Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto” [The Complete James Brown Christmas]
  • Klezmonauts “Oy to the World” [To The World: A Klezmer Christmas]
  • Syd Barrett “Lanky, Pt. 1” [Opel]
  • Ernest Tubb “Merry Christmas Y’all” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]