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]

13 October 2018 (First FreeForm PDX Show!)

After 13 years deep underground we were baptized by the bright sunlight of an unseasonably warm October afternoon for our first What’s This Called? outing at our new time and station, FreeForm Portland! The show sounds a little bit like new fingers reaching for new equipment. The 2nd hour is certainly smoother than the first but this is live radio, not a perfectly overdubbed podcast, and we hope every hour to come is subsequently that much smoother still!

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE!

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE!

WTC Grand Re-Opening

PLAYLIST – Artist “Song/Track/Piece” [Album or Source]

  • David Bowie “The Next Day” [The Next Day]
  • Miss Murgatroid “Dolls Inside the Walls” [Myoclonic Melodies]
  • Von Helwig “Jungle Fever 1” [Jungle Fever]
  • Sonologyst “Dahomey Kingdom” [ELECTROFRAMEWORK]
  • The Hafler Trio “All Largely Propoganda” [Bang! An Open Letter]
  • Hawkwind “Adjust Me – 1996 Remastered Version” [In Search Of Space]
  • Mt. Borracho “4” [Bandcamp]
  • Ffej “Numph” [Patterns in the Storm, Vol. I]
  • His Name Is Alive “How Ghosts Affect Relationships” [Always Stay Sweet]
  • Psionic Asylum “World of Bones” [Decay, Death and Darkness – Aural visions of Beksiński’s art ]
  • Edward Ka-Spel “Limburgia” [The Victoria Dimension]
  • Cyoakha Grace O’Manion “Feels Like Dying” [Unknown Music from Dream Quest of Kadath]
  • Scott Walker “Fetish” [Soused]
  • Conformity Contortion “Torture Mocks Once At Everyman’s Boredom” [Perception Management]
  • Meredith Monk “Disequilibrium” [Impermanence]
  • Uneasy Chairs “Total Massacre” [Feel the Frequency: 2015 Norcal Noisefest Audio Compilation Document]
  • Giovanni Verga “Cappella” [ELECTROFRAMEWORK]
  • Bugskull “Vacancy” [Distracted Snowflake]
  • NEU! “Sonderangebot” [NEU!]
  • Motions Sickness of Time Travel “Casting a Spell” [Ladyz in Noyz]
  • Wizard Apprentice “I Am Invisible” [I Am Invisible]
  • Einstürzende Neubauten “Sand” [Halber Mensch]
  • Sinda Koslika “Victim of Demons That Haunt for…” [Balls of Hair Tossed About]
  • Tarantula Ghoul & the Gravediggers “King Kong” [Jungle Exotica]
  • Nuno Velga “Boa Morte” [Decay, Death and Darkness – Aural visions of Beksiński’s art]
  • Marc Bolan “Cat Black” [Cat Black ]

22 September 2018 (LAST KPSU Episode – 2 hrs!)

After 13 years in the sub-basement of Smith Student Union at PSU, What’s This Called? is leaving KPSU for FreeForm Portland 90.3 FM!  The program will air alternating Saturdays from 2-4 PM and our first episode will be Saturday, October 13th. Here is the very LAST episode at KPSU for your listening enjoyment!

PLAYLIST:

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8 September 2018 (Nofest XI Interview!)

An outsider driven volley of experimental drones from your host Ricardo Wang’s personal collection of rare physical recorded relics pull us into the show and remain as the backdrop. St. John’s Nofest founder and organizer J.d. Helwig called in for an in depth yet off the cuff interview about this year’s Nofest XI at an all new location.

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

LPD Chemical Play Skool Vol. 16 Pt. 2 (edit)

Tempered Steel – “The Secret Factory” – Tempered Steel

Ffej – “In Pursuit of the Signal” – Signal Gone Astray

Yellow Swans – “Track Two (live WTC remix)” – Drift

Dead Man’s Lifestyle – “Titled” – Hinterland

ALTO! – “Piece 5 (H.F.F.L.)” – ALTO!

Nofest XI/J.d. Helwig Interview (interspersed with all music henceforth in the program).

Beauty School – “Mayday” – Feel the Frequency 2015 Norcal Noisiest Audio Compilation Document

Sudden Infant – “Somniphobia” – “Psychotic Einzelkind”

Royal Trux – “Blind Navigator” – Pound for Pound

Royal Trux Backwards Extro…

Blues Magoos – “Ain’t Got Nothing Yet” – Psychedelic Lollipop

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A MAJOR CHANGE FOR WHAT’S THIS CALLED? TOMORROW! STAY TUNED!

1 September 2018

 

With continued lack of online access for the show in the KPSU booth, we have delved even deeper into my own collection of handmade CDRs and other micro-indie releases (and a Coil disc, just cuz…) to bring you a show of WTC classics! “The idea is mightier than the Tsunami” – BCO.

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Playlist – “Song/Track/Piece” – Album

Eet – “Soldier Swordfish” – Danger Barn

Paco Jones – “Saturdays With My Son” – Saturday Songs on Sunday

Sobou Shuu – “NerdGOREz” – Beaver Moon

Volume Ghost – “The Next Thing You Know Is What I’m About To Tell You” – Crackhouse Is a Name You Can Trust

(expletive deleted) – “LSD Arcade” – Reek of Influence

Toiletooth – “Disappointed Hummingbird” – My Favorite Food

Analog Suicide/Daruin – “(excerpts)” – split CDR (collaboration?) interwoven with…

…Coil – “Teenage Lightning II” – Love’s Secret Domain

…Big City Orchestra – “Raga” – Cockamame

 

 

 

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

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!

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

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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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HEAR THE PROGRAM HERE!

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.

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

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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

28 April 2018 (Two Things at Once)

An hour of audio double exposures.  Two artists at once (occasionally a little bit more) every time. Shop as normal and avoid panic buying.

HEAR THE SHOW HERE. HEAR THE SHOW HERE.

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An ATTEMPT at a Playlist in Stereo… Artist (in one channel or the other, you decide!) – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album or Excuse

Ludwig Van Beethoven – “Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement – Abridged” – A Clockwork Orange Soundtrack;

Sun Ra – “Worlds Approaching” – Strange Strings;

Kraftwerk -“Radioland” – Radio-Activity;

Butthole Surfers – “The Hurdy Gurdy Man” – Pioughed;

Vangelis – “Chariots of Fire” – Chariots of Fire

Can – “Oh Yeah” – Tyranny of the Beat;

Vidwan Rajamankkam – “Inthakannananda” – The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 3;

Tom Tom Club – “Genius of Love” – Tom Tom Club;

Can – “Deadlock” – Soundtracks;

Cocteau Twins – “When Mama Was Moth” – Head Over Heels;

Gareth Davis and the Julie Mittens – “Peter Ablinger’s Black Series” – You Tube Live Track;

MIA – “Bamboo Banga” – Kala;

Add N to X – “Hit Me” – On the Wires of Our Nerves;

Cockney Star Trek You Tube video;

Daryl Hall & John Oates -“Hallofon” – Daryl Hall & John Oates”;

Kataplexis – “Bottom Feeder” – Technical Grindcore;

Merv Griffin – “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts” – Paul Shrug’s Lounge of Love;

Porter Ricks – “Explore” – Porter Ricks;

L.A. Lungs – “This Is How to Talk to Octopi” -Turntable Broken Prayer Book Lost;

Sex Funeral – “Your Heaven Sucks” – Your Heaven Sucks’;

Strange Guy Interviewed- Paul Shrug’s Chapel of Love;

Yes – “Leave It (Acapella version)” – 90125 Outtakes;

Jon Hassell – “Dreaming” – Listening to Pictures;

Prince Charming – “Stroboscopic search-lights sweeping tidepools of parasites” – Psychotropical Heatwave;

Edward Ka-Spel – “Victoria” – The Victoria Dimension;

Coil – “Music to Play in the Dark Vols. 1 & 2 (simultaneously)”

21 April 2018

Vibrations. Resonations. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

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

Lungfish – “Hanging Bird” – Necrophones;

Eaton Flowers – “Fractalife” – SadoDamascus Winter Copolation 2016;

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

His Name Is Alive – “Static” – Stars on E.S.P.

Ffej – “Modern Day Gavel” – Patterns in the Storm Vol. 1;

Mt. Borracho – “Albatross” – Unbiological Dreams;

Uladat – “8th Labyrinth” – Uladat;

Edward Ka-Spel -“CybersKapes Part 1ish” – CybersKapes Parts 1-6;

JS-Horseman “iV” – New Moderniism;

pollychain – “Rotating Mix” – Soundcloud;

Red Krayola – ” A hybrid creature of greed, ignorance and powers of comprehension plays a vaulted drum kit. The playing corresponds completely to the event. There are entrances and exits. And there is gravitation, where it is needed — for tears” – Finger Painting;

The Melvins – “Lovely Butterflies” – Electroretard;

Blowhole – “The Cunning Stroke” – Billowing Sheen;

Meat Puppets – “New Gods” – Meat Puppets II;

Pere Ubu – “The Vulgar Boatman Bird” – Song of the Bailing Man;

14 April 2018

The show was planned with a goodbye to legendary broadcaster Art Bell, who passed on Friday the 13th. Art was a huge influence on Ricardo Wang as a dj and radio personality. Then as we went on the air we were additionally notified of a more personal death in the family. Consequently, the show starts a bit heavy as Lennon does the ID and dedicates it to his great-grandma Nanie. A solid set of  life affirming experimental music follows.

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

Art Bell – “Turn Your Radio Off” – Promo/RIP;

Willam William Hooker/Lee Ranaldo/Zeena Parkins – “Stamina (edit)” – The Gift of Tongues;

‘Chuchichi’ Jose Menendez – “La Virgen De Covadonga” – The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol. 3 Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48;

Bobbi Humphrey – “Smiling Faces Sometimes” – Look Into the Flower;

Adonai Atrophia – “Act IV Prolet (Spring)” – 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Black Acid Arkestra – “Blue Mesa” – Black Acid Arkestra;

X A M B U C A – “Vapunatto” – Gestalt Screams from Imaginary People;

Yo La Tengo – “Forever” – There’s a Riot Going On;

Die Krupps – “Wahre Arbeit, Wahrer Lohan” Tyranny of the Beat;

Undo – “Out of the Light” – Deux;

Jandek – “Pending Doom” – I Woke Up;

Mogwai – “Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home” – Groenland;

Alvin Lucier – “Bird and Person Dyning (1975) (edit)” – Bird and Person Dyning

7 April 2018

A goodbye to Cecil Taylor followed by a wash of experimental waves.

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

Cecil Taylor – “Piano at Ornette A. Coleman Memorial” – Riverside Church in West Harlem;

Hezaliel – “Fallen Angels in a distant Earth” – Paradise Lost;

L.A. Lungs – “Protest Song” – L.A. LNGZ (private WTC CDR);

Laurie Spiegel – “Four Short Visits to Different Worlds: A Garden” – Obsolete Systems;

Sufian Abdullah – “Teenage Corporate Riot” – Music to Break Out of Jail By;

Dorothy Ashby – “Soul Vibrations” – Afro-Harping;

Edward Ka-Spel – “The Border of Beyond” – The Victoria Dimension;

Entropic Advance – “Track 3” – 2005 CDR;

Elliott Sharp/Tracie Morris – “Got It? Get It!” – Radio Hyper-Yahoo;

Gohger/Aural Antithesis – “3-14-09#1″” – GAA//AAG;

Martyn Bates – “Track 2” – Migraine Inducers/Antagonistic Music (Complete Versions);

Mission of Burma – “Heart of Darkness (live)” – The Horrible Truth About Burma

24 March 2018

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album

Giovanni Verga – “Invisible visible” – Sylphic;

Igor Stravinsky – “Rondes printanieres” – The Rite of Spring;

Nurse With Wound – “Space Music (edit)” – Space Music;

Grouper – “Clearing” – Ruins;

Flying Saucer Attack – “Standing Stone” – Distance;

The Hafler Trio – “A Thirsty Fish/The Dirty Fire” – The Tyranny of the Beat;

Yo La Tengo – “You Can Have It All” – And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Shiny Shiny Black Castles” – The Golden Age;

Black Acid Arkestra – “Ethereum” – Sketches;

Television – “Mars” – Television;

Iggy Pop – “Sunday” – Post Pop Depression;

Sunn O))) – “Candlegoat” – Black One

17 March 2018 (Cyclopsycho/Infinite Sustain Fake News Errata)

While we wholehearted think you should listen to the following program, the opening piece was mis-announced by your host Ricardo Wang. The piece played was by Ashley Shomo who has performed for several years as Cyclopsycho, however, this is a new project called Infinite Sustain. The title of the song was at least correct.

Otherwise, it was St. Patrick’s Day but we didn’t play any songs with green in the title nor try to find U2’s most experimental work to showcase, but Ricardo did do the program in emerald colored pants.

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Infinite Sustain – “Stain” – instainae;

Fastus – “River of Forgetfulness” – Ocean of Sound;

Tim Hecker – “Sketch 7” – Dropped Pianos;

Pulse Emitter – “Platinum Sea” – Alien Vacation;

Echo and the Bunnymen – “Zimbo” – Shine So Hard;

Sonic Youth – “Female Mechanic Now On Duty” – A Thousand Leaves;

Dolphin Midwives – “Bird Circle Sun Moon Tone” – single;

The Orb – “Oxbow Lakes” – Orbvs Terrarvm;

big city orchestra – “Wood Wind” – Lullaby;

Sigur Rós – “Takk…” – Takk;

Negativland -“Stop” – Over the Edge, Vol. 9: The Chopping Channel

10 March 2018

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Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Abbluum

Bauhaus – “In the Slient Hedges” – The Sky’s Gone Out;

ARU – “PHOTOTECHNIQUE” – The Golden Strand ep;

Haruomi Hosono – “The Paradise View” – Paradise View;

Ed Chang/Blindfold – “Act II, Scene 12” – Picture Show;

L.A. Lungs – “How Far Our Feelings WIll Fling Us (edit)” – Limbic Systems;

Adonai Atrophia – “Metahistory” = Metahistory;

Goblin – “Witch” – Suspira Soundtrack;

Poison Dwarfs – “Lost In Music” – Wohin?;

Kronos Quartet/Alfred Schnittke – “Collected Songs Where Every Verse Is Filled With Grief” – Early Music;

Poison Idea – “Alan’s On Fire” – Feel the Darkness

3 March 2018 (DJ Lennon)

Celebrating his tenth year as a cohost on What’s This Called? at KPSU.org, conveniently coinciding with his tenth birthday, DJ Lennon ran the board and the mic on this week’s show. It was totally heavy!

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PLAYLIST: Artist – “Song” – Album

Judas Priest – “Hellion” – Screaming For Vengeance;

The Melvins – “Bride of Crankenstein” – Hold It In;

Conformity Contortion – “A Leopard Cannot Change It’s Socks” – Perception Management;

Cheap Trick – “Heaven Tonight” – Heaven Tonight;

Echo and the Bunnymen – “All My Colours” – Heaven Up Here;

Black Flag – “Rise Above” – Damaged;

Leonard Cohen – “Who By Fire?” – Cohen Live;

Echo and the Bunnymen – “Villiers Terrace” – Crocodiles;

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “White And Nerdy” – Straight Outta Lynwood;

AC/DC – “Hells Bells” – AC/DC Live;

Black Sabbath – “Hand Of Doom” – Past Lives;

Van Halen – “Unchained” – Fair Warning;

Judas Priest – “Screamin’ For Vengeance” – Screamin’ For Vengeance;

Judas Priest – “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” – Screamin’ For Vengeance

24 February 2018 (Happy Birthday Uneasy Chairs!)

Grooves dedicated to Patrick of Uneasy Chairs, who’s now more vintage!

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Playlist Unclothed… Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album/?

Uneasy Chairs – “Reset” – Return to Electricity;

Kraftwerk – “Showroom Dummies” – single;

Paul Green & Greg Segal – “Intervoid” – Symbols and Sounds;

Tsigoti -“Drunk Under War Planes Spitting Bitter Pills” – Read Between the Lines​.​.​. Think Outside Them;

Congress-Woman Melinda Jackson Parker – “Cousin Mosquito #1” – Songs in the Key of Z Vol. 1;

Senyawa – “Tadulako” – Acaraki;

Trees – “Black Widow” – The Garden of Jane Delawney;

Onion – “Black.Red” – Ladyz in Noyz 3;

John Cage/Kronos Quartet – “Totem Ancestor” – Early Music;

Nick Cave – “Helpless” – The Bridge;

Redd Kross – “Linda Blair” – Born Innocent;

Negativland– “Almost Lost It There” – Sex Dirt;

The Melvins – “Over from Underground” – Ten Songs;

Sonic Youth – “Electricity” – Fast ‘n Bulbous;

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – “Vampire Suite” – Songs in the Key of Z Vol. 1;

Motion Sickness of Time Travel – “Casting a Spell” -Ladyz in Noyz Vol. 3

17 February 2018

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39602610561_1a12c28848_oPlaylist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album or Other Source:

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – “The Water Rises / Our Street Is a Black River” – Landfall;

Flying Lotus – “Do the Astral Plane” – Cosmogramma;

Thurston Moore – “Aphrodite” – Rock ‘n Roll Consciousness;

Dolphin Midwives – “(((astralknott)))” – Orchid Milk;

Wolf Wrams – “mÖl” – 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Negativland – “Guns” – Guns;

Throbbing Gristle – “Hit By a Rock” – D.O.A. The Third and Final Report;

Damballah – “Kanzo Senp” -Heresy;

Grouper – “Living Room” – The Man Who Died in His Boat;

Wooden Shjips – “Black Smoke Rise” – West;

Ffej – “NUMPH” – Patterns in the Storm Vol. 1

10 February 2018

Unfurling the foil flag.

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Sound/Track” – Album or You Know…

Vexed – “Memories of Things We Never Had” – The Good Fight;

Porter Ricks – “Exposed” – Porter Ricks;

Sonologyst – “Purgatorium” – Heresy;

The Silverman – “The Side of the Door (edit)” – Music For Personality Disorder;

Four Dimensional Nightmare – “History” – Sludge;

Sun City Girls – “Kaspar Hauser” – Sidereal Rest;

Ynski.dar – “Les Filles” – rough draft on Soundcloud;

Taphephobia – “Corporeal escape” – Heresy;

Cotton Ferox featuring Genesis P-Orridge – “I Travel C Side” – Defragmental a Collection of Remixes and Odd Bits;

Poison Dwarfs – “Do It Again” – Labil;

White Stains – “Sleeping” – Exploratorium a Collection of Ambient Pieces;

Cocteau Twins – “Multifoiled” – Head Over Heels;

Pork Queen – “Within Your WIthoutsides” – Sidereal Rest

3 February 2018

Remember. Those quiet evenings

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

Robert Millis – “Notes on a Scandal” – The Lonesome High;

Poison Dwarfs – “Shadows” – Wohin?;

Spacemen 3 – “Che” – Revolution single;

Leandro Kalén – “Manual de ética imaginaria”” – Mecánica Celeste;

Discordless – Pătulului” – 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Paul Green & Greg Segal – “Descending a Tree” – Symbols & Sounds;

Cowboy Junkies – “Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)” – The Trinity Sessions;

Big Star – “Blue Moon” – Sister Lovers;

Charles R Goff & Michael LeGrega – “The Four Walls of Tomorrow” – Caricature Masquerade;

Cyberian – “Alure” 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Burning Spear – “I and I Survive” – Garvey’s Ghost

27 January 2018 (R.I. cantakerous P. Mark E. Smith)

You could do a 24 hour show just playing one song from each of The Fall’s discography of 32 studio albums and three times as many live records. This program barely scratches the surface in an hour, and also sneaks in interviews and a Von Sudenfed moment of audio brilliance. It will still leave you totally wired.

Get Totally Wired!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Thang” – Album/Thang

The Fall – “Frenz” – The Frenz Experiment;

The Fall – “Repetition” – Live at the Witch Trials;

John Peel – “On the Fall” – Interview;

The Fall – “Totally Wired (Live 1981) – Perverted ByLanguage (Bis) video;

The Fall – “Psykick Dancehall” – Dragnet;

The Fall – Interview – Sounds 1982;

The Fall – “Eat Y’Self Fitter” – Perverted by Language;

The Fall – “C.R.E.E.P.” – 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong;

The Fall – “Who Makes the Nazis” – Hex Enduction Hour;

Von Sudenfed – “Dearest Friends” – Reflexxions;

The Fall – “Rebellious Jukebox (Live)” – Peel Session 1982;

The Fall – “Paintwork” – This Nation’s Saving Grace;

The Fall – “Telephone Thing (Live)” – BBC 1990

20 January 2018

Weird and wonderful music to end your week.

Levitate Your Head!

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

Conjecture – “D” – 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Shalloboi – “Burning Star” – Blue-eyed;

Edward Ka-Spel – “Dismantling the Tower” – An Abandoned Laboratory Volume 3;

Hey Exit – “Vulpine/Haunting Oneself (For KE)” – Wiretapper 40;

Hans Castrup – “Prophecy I/O” – Shadowplay;

Meczup – “Plonk and Bread” – 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Hawkwind -“Orgone Accumulator” – Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin;

Burning Spear – “The Ghost” – 100th Anniversary;

Kaosmos – “Levitate” – 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series;

Goner – “YS 2 (edit)” – Yogoscum;

Flamin’ Groovies – “Slow Death” – Slow Death

David Bowie – “Dollar Days” – Blackstar

13 January 2018 (What’s This Capricorn?)

Experimental, noise, drone, post-punk, offbeat and weird music from artists of a goatly persuasion.

Your host Ricardo Wang was born on the same day as highly successful radio personalities Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, which ought to be enough to make him disclaim all astrological notions. However, he has instead chosen to atone rather than deny, presenting a set of great Capricorn musicians (including several others born on January 12th!) playing strange songs of celestial longitude.

LISTEN TO THE 1ST HOUR HERE!

LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR HERE!

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

Einsturzende Neubauten – “Autobahn (extended version)” – The Wind-up Tape; 

Ronald Shannon Jackson – “Spanking” – Mandance; 

Morton Feldman – “Coptic Light” – Registrazione Live, 23 Ottobre 1998;

Capricorn 12 – “But Then the Roof Caved In” – single; 

The Slits – “Instant Hit” – Cut; 

Merzbow – “Minus Zero” – Merzbox; 

Bill Horist – “Solo Union Station” – 9-18-11; 

Max Roach – “The Third Eye (drum solo)” – Drummerworld; 

David Bowie – “Blackstar” – Blackstar;

Shirley Bassey – “Till the Moon Deserts the Sky” – single;

Elk Minister – “Synthetic Human” – Capricorn; 

Motörhead – “Capricorn” – Overkill; 

Alex Chilton – “What’s Your Sign Girl?” – A Man Called Destruction;

Mutabaruka – “Haiti” – Melanin Man;

Yellowman – “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng;

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp – “Girl on a Swing” – I Advance Masked;

Joan Baez – “Diamonds and Rust” – Diamonds and Rust; 

Adrian Belew – “Lone Rhinoceros” – The Acoustic Adrian Belew, Vol.1;

Sandy Denny & the Strawbs – “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” – All Our Own Work

6 January 2018

We do it for the participating affiliates.

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Playlist  – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album/Thang:

Poison Dwarfs – ‘Don’t fear the Reaper” – Wohin?

Cabaret Voltaire – “Yashar (John Robie Remix)” – Tonal Evidence 1991;

Acid Mothers Temple – “Interplanetary Love” – Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky ?

Off World – “Scrubdown” – 2 Constellation;

Charles Bukowski – “On Being Alone” – The Narrative Art;

Number None – “Five Minutes and Everything Falls Apart” – Second Annual Report – Apartment Thunder;

PT. Kumar Gandharva – “Rag Bhavmat Bhairav” – Voices of India;

The Berg Sans Nipple – “An Eternity in Purgatory” – Play the Immutable Truth;

Amy Denio – “Rx for the Afterlife” – The Big Embrace;

Aseptic Void – “Nowhere” – Ideazione di Contrasto;

Supersilent – “13.3” – Wiretapper 40

30 December 2017 (Listener Picked Best Experimental Music of the Year!)

We came in the room and overpowered the house music beats and handed the station over to the What’s This Called? listeners who picked Two Hours of the Best Experimental Music of 2017!

HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE!

HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album

Jute Gyte – “Monadanom” – The Sparrow;

Horse Lords – “Remember the Future” – Mixtape IV;

The Transcendence Orchestra – “Wychwood” – Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals;

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “Until I Remember” – The Kid;

Tomoko Sauvage – “Fortune Biscuit” – Musique Hydromantique;

VortexRemover – “Quickly the Antidote” – Mrt;

Angell – “AdAstra” – Nachtlicht;

Ingrid Schmoliner & Elena Kakaliago – “To Be Given Up In” – Nabelóse;

Z’ev – “For Quarters (excerpts)” – For Quarters:

Jim O’Rourke – “Still in Cosmos” – Steamroom 31

23 December 2017 (2 Hour Weird Christmas Special!)

Have yourself a WEIRD little Christmas Special! Two hours of strange, noisy, droney, and experimental Christmas carols and anti-carols selected by What’s This Called? listeners!

LISTEN to the 1st Hour Here!

LISTEN to the 2nd Hour Here!

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Playlist : Artist – “Song/Piece/Carol/Sound” – Album or Stocking

Kate Bush – “December Will Be Magic Again (bongo version)” – Single;

The Residents – “Fire” – Santa Dog;

John Baker – “Christmas Commercial” – Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop;

Merzbow – “Silent Night” – The Christmas Album;

Remora – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” – Experimental Christmas Compilation: Series One Point Two;

Rjyan Kidwell – “Wintermission” – Certain/Identity;

The Fall – “We Wish You a Protein Christmas” – Mark E. Smith’s Festive Favorites;

Tristan Brooks – “i can’t predict the ghost of christmas past actions” – Experimental Christmas Compilation: Series One Point Two;

Tredici Bacci & J. G. Thirlwell – “O Come O Come Emmanuel” – live at Threes Brewing;

Kylmyys – “In the Cave of Krampus” – Single;

Coil – “Christmas Is Drawing Near” – Winter Solstice: North;

Sy Mann with Jean-Jacques Perrey – “Christmas Bells” – Switched On Santa;

King Diamond – “No Presents For Christmas” – Single;

James Chance – “Christmas With Satan” – Irresistible Impulse;

Hyperborean Echoes – “Yule Bells” – A Yule Offering;

Tom Recchion – “Where Were You On Christmas?” – Single;

Can – “Silent Night” – Single;

Alan Vega – “No More Christmas Blues” – A Christmas Record;

Sumerland – “White Christmas” – Single;

Jackofficers – “An Hawaiian Christmas Song” – Digital Dump;

Lance Eads – “Magi” – Cosmic ☧​~​Mass;

Ashkelon Sain with The Dorian Fields – “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” – Ornamental;

Grace Jones – “Little Drummer Boy” – Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special;

16 December 2017

When we make mistakes, it’s for the betterment of the arts.

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

Goner – “YS 2 (edit)” – The Wire Tapper 45;

Badaseck – “Nguewel’ – Streets of Dakar;

Soundwalk Collective – “Nadqan” – Transmission;

Mytrip – “She Didn’t Drown, She Loved the Sea” – Ocean of Sound – the 3rd annual report volume I;

Irving Klaw Trio – “Starfailure” – Utek Pahtoo Mogoi;

Expo `70 – “The Gathering” – Sonic Messenger;

Glove of Bones – “Peau et Feu – Final” – Ocean of Sound – the 3rd annual report volume I;

Brain Rays – “Zombie Ken” – Dubwalls Gateway Zone Vol 1;

Tecumseh – “Apophis (edit)” – Music for Personality Disorder;

Bedtime for Robots – “Drowning Siren” – Ocean of Sound – the 3rd annual report volume I;

Tomorrow’s Children – “Bang Bang Rock Steady” – Meritone Rock Steady 3;

Orbit Service – “a spell to keep you safe” – Stereo Magic (a Portal in 13 Parts)

09 December 2017

There are times on What’s This Called? when we play music that is so out there that even we aren’t sure if the radio station equipment is malfunctioning or working perfectly. Kudos to the artists who can do that to us!

Why Don’t You Just Have a LISTEN?

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

Mia Zabelka – “Cellular Resonance #5 (excerpt)” – The Wire Tapper 45;

Alphane Reality Generator – “Earthling Step Forward” – Music for the Robot Revolution;

Add N to X – “On the Wires of Our Nerves” – On the Wires of Our Nerves;

Earthmonkey – “Ahmet Another” – Music for Personality Disorder;

Crank Sturgeon – “To Answer is This Still” – i am a cardboard sturgeon;

Charles Goff III w/ Darlington Pair – “Lovely Lady of LEDA 25177” – Caricature Masquerade;

Thollem McDonnas – “For Nina Simone” – Machine in the Ghost;

MacGillivray – “Murdered Mermaid Song” – Watermarked in Flame;

Blondie – “Cautious Lip” – Plastic Letters;

Nadja – “Skywriting (edit)” – Music for Personality Disorders;

Bert Jansch – “Go Your Way My Love” – Sanctuary;

Sisto Palombella – “Bloody Christmas” – Small pieces of accordion on a broken table

2 December 2017

December descends…

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

Orbit Service – “A Room Within a Room” – Stereo Magic (Portal in 13 Parts);

Pere Ubu – “Lost in Art” – The Art of Walking;

Thurston Moore – “Smoke of Dreams” – Rock ‘n Roll Consciousness;

Ensemble ILÉA – “Pincements” – L’étoile Absinthe;

Rebecca Moore – “Live in Blue Sparks” – Home Wreckordings 1997-1999;

Nyctalllz – “Spirals of Time” – DŪR UNTASH;

Swell Maps – “Helicopter Spies” – Peel Session;

Senyawa – “Pasca” – Acaraki;

Self Industry – “Hierarchies” – DŪR UNTASH;

Posion Dwarfs – “Shadows” – Wohin?;

Reza Solatipour – “Psychose” – DŪR UNTASH

25 November 2017

The Fall sounds undulating from the PSU Sub-Basement up onto the pavement above…

Ride the Freaking Stream!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album

Cabbage Patch Kill Dolls – “Doom in Crime” – Untitled CDR;

Greg Segal – “Sahara 1909” – In Search of the Fantastic;

Infamous Menagerie – “Immediate Impound Zone” – Kill Rock Stars;

Alphaxone – “Everywhere” – DŪR UNTASH;

Senyawa – “Gerhana” – Acaraki;

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Where is the Puzzle?” -Lie Down in the Light;

Bruce Friedman – “MCT-2 with Solos” – O.P.T.I.O.N.S.;

Pamplemousse – “Pamplemousse” – Pamplemousse;

PooYar – “Turbulent Limbo” – DŪR UNTASH;

Elizabeth Fraser – “She Moves Through the Fair” – The Living and The Dead

18 November 2017

Songs of Thankfulness vs. Songs of Protest Pt. 2

Once again hear Listener Sourced Songs of Thankfulness back to back with your suggestions for Songs of Protest and Resistance.

But first a little bit of AC/DC’s “Shot Down in Flames” to say goodbye to Malcolm Young.

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Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album

Pere Ubu – “Thanks” – Lady from Shanhai;

The Coup – “We Are the Ones” – Pick a Bigger a One”;

Andew Gold – “Thank You For Being a Friend” – All This and Heaven Too;

Cornelius Cardew – “Take Up the Fight” – Musicians on Consciously;

Massive Attack – “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” – Blue Lines;

Dead Kennedys – “Take This Job and Shove It” – Bedtime for Democracy;

Sonic Youth – “Lee Is Free” – Confusion Is Sex;

The Durutti Column – “Protest Song” – Rebellion;

The Descendants – “Thank You” – Everything Sucks;

Heaven 17 – “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” – Penthouse and the Pavement;

They Might Be Giants – “Snail Shell” – John Henry;

Fela Kuti – “Sorrow, Tears, and Blood” – Sorrow, Tears, and Blood;

Bob Marley – “Give Thanks and Praise” – Confrontation

11 November 2017 (Armistice Day)

Songs of Thankfulness vs. Songs of Protest Pt. 1

Listener sourced songs of Thankfulness back to back with your suggestions for songs of Resistance. This will be the focus for the next two WTC programs.

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Playlist  Artist – ‘Song/Piece/Drone/Jam” – Album/Whatevs:

Dead Moon – “These Times With You” – Echoes of the Past;

Dead Moon – “Poor Born” – Crack in the System;

Big Star – “Thank You Friends” – Sister Lovers;

Art Bears – “The Song of Investment Capital Overseas” – The World As It Is Today;

King Crimson – ” Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With” – The Power to Believe;

Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised;

The Caretaker – “Thanks” – Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom;

Charles Mingus – “Orignal Faubus Fables” – Original Faubus Fables;

Sly & The Family Stone – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” – I’m Back (Family & Friends);

Public Enemy – “Fight the Power” – Fear of a Black Planet;

Röyksopp – “Thank You” – The Inevitable End;

MC5 – “The American Ruse” – Back in the USA;

4 November 2017

Great NEW Experimental Music from all over the planet, dig!

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RIDE THE FREAKING STREAM!

Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album

Senyawa – “Gerhana” – Aca Raki

Sisto Palombella – “II Condor” – Small pieces of accordion on a broken table

New Risen Throne – “Transmutation” – The Old Alchemist

big city orchestra and Charles Goff – “Opium” – Caricature Masquerade

Conformity Contortion – “If It’s Not Another, It’s One Thing” – Perception Management

Monocube – “Truth Beneath the Truth” – The Old Alchemist

Amy Denio – “Thanksgiving” – The Big Embrace

Turkey Makes Me Sleepy – “Freshly Grounded” – The Big Part of the Wishbone

28 October 2017 (2 Hr. What’s This Ghost? special pt. 2!)

So we dispensed with the phone number for call in ghost stories this week, as well as with Lennon’s “Transylvania” voice and with the rule that songs cannot have ghost in the title. This week, EVERY song has ghost in the title (with the exception of the Damned song used to fill a few moments while booth software was desperately rebooted at the start of the program…) Once again, however, all songs were nominated by What’s This Called? listeners, and what a spooky, eclectic, mind-bending, bone-chilling set of spectral musical pieces you suggested!

Chill to the 1st Hour HERE!

Spook to the 2nd Hour HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Ghost Song” – Album or …?

The Damned – “Neat Neat Neat” (not a ghost song…) – Damned Damned Damned;

Sonic Youth – “NYC Ghosts and Flowers” – NYC Ghosts and Flowers;

Rowland S. Howard & Lydia Lunch – “I Fell In Love With a Ghost” – Some Velvet Morning;

The Minutemen – “Joe McCarthy’s Ghost” -Paranoid Time;

Albert Ayler – “Ghosts” – Ghosts;

Suicide – “Ghost Rider” – Suicide;

DXT & Bill Laswell – “Ghost Dub” – Aftermathematics Instrumental;

Mike Watt/Thurston Moore/Thalia Ferriera – “Like a Ghost on Fire” – You’ve Got Your Orders;

Bird Names – “Welcome to the Ghost Age” – Metabolism: a Salute to the Energy of the Sun;

Bob James – “Ghost Riders in the Sky” – Bold Conceptions;

Daniel Johnston – “Ghost of Our Love” – It Must Be Monday;

Loren Connors & Haunted House – “Blue Ghost Blues” – Blue Ghost Blues;

2nd Hour:

Jandek – “Ghost Town by the Sea” – Graven Image;

Killing Joke – “Ghost of Landbroke Grove” – Absolute Dissent;

Rich Kids – “Ghosts of Princes in Towers” – Single;

David & Jad Fair – “Ghost Shout” – Halloween Songs;

Jim O’Rourke – Ghost Ship in a Storm” – Eureka;

Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Black Ghost Blues” – Single;

Mudhoney– “Ghost” – Tomorrow Hit Today;

The Gun Club – “Ghost on the Highway” – Fire of Love;

Sparklehorse – “Ghost of His Smile” – Good Morning Spider;

Microphones – “Great Ghosts” – Live in Japan 2003;

Eels – “Friendly Ghost” – Soul Jacker;

Roky Erickson – “If You Have Ghosts” – If You Have Ghost

The Fall – “Ghost in My House” – Frenz Experiment

Patti Smith Group – “Ghost Dance” – Easter

Robyn Hitchcock – “Sweet Ghost of Light” – Eye

 

 

21 October 2017 (2 Hr. What’s This Ghost? special)

Listener sourced dark audio tales from the great beyond! All songs were suggested by listeners asked to name songs about ghosts without ghost in the title!

Hear the 1st Hour Here!

and 2nd Hour Here (if you dare…)

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Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album or Whatevs

Crispy Ambulance – “The Presence” – The Plateau Phase;

The Fall – “Spectre Vs. Rector” – Dragnet;

The Pain Teens – “Count Magnus” – Pain Teens;

Kate Bush – “Wuthering Heights” – Wuthering Heights;

Animal Collective – April and the Phantom – Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished;

Robyn Hitchcock – “My Wife and My Dead Wife” – Luminous Groove;

Lindisfarne – “Lady Eleanor” – Nothing But the Marvelous Is Beautiful;

David Allan Coe – “The Ride” – Castles in the Sand;

Ars Sonor (feat. William Spivey) – “The Inquisition” – Ghost Notes Remix Event;

Joy Division – “Dead Souls” – Substance;

Inside Bilderberg (Feat. Ra the Darkbird) – “Móðir mín í kví kví” – Soundcloud;

The Byrds – “I Come and Stand At Every Door” – Fifth Dimension;

Sonic Youth – “I Love You Golden Blue” – Sonic Nurse;

Lefty Frizzell – “Long Black Veil” – The Best of Lefty Frizzell;

Richard Thompson – RT – “1952 Vincent Black Lightning (live)” – youtube;

Bardo Pond – “Despite the Roar” – Dilate;

Royal Trux – “The Spectre” – Cats and Dogs;

Kate Bush – “Watching You Without Me” – Hounds of Love;

Arthur Murphy – “Molly Malone” – youtube;

Cex – “Denton” – Actual Fucking;

Dead Moon – “In the Graveyard” – In the Graveyard

14 October 2017 (2 Hour Show!)

Having missed last week’s show due to a flat tire, we doubled the weirdness and doubled the pleasure for you this week!

STREAM 1st HOUR HERE!

STREAM 2nd HOUR HERE!

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Playlist: Artist or Other – “Song/Piece/Track/Jam/Sound/Thang” – Album or Other Filing Source     1st Hour:

Thurston Moore – “Exalted” – Rock ‘ N Roll Consciousness;

Nurse With Wound – “Space Music (edit)” – Space Music;

Kill Alter Archives – “1974 Screams Beneath Running Water” – Soundcloud;

Pere Ubu – “Dub Housing” – Dub Housing;

Coil – “The Universe Is a Haunted House” – Live Four;

Ken Nordine – “The Sound Museum” – The Best of Word Jazz, Vol. 1;

Comus – “Drip Drip” – First Utterance;

2nd Hour:

Add N to X – “The Black Regent” – On the Wires of Our Nerves;

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

Terry Teene – “Curse of the Hearse” – Single;

Yair Yona – “Floodgate Opens to Allow a Ship to Come Through (As It Carries The Passenger Fahey On It) – Remember;

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Anthem for No State, Pt. III” – Luciferian Towers;

Hüsker Dü – “Terms of Psychic Warfare” – The Living End;

Ilitch – “Le Cantique de la Maieutique” – La Maeiutique de la Quantique;

Screaming Lord Sutch – “Dracula’s Daughter” – Till the Following Night;

Jason Willett;Jad Fair/Gilles Rieder – “The Ghost Goes West” – S/T;

Kate Bush – “Hammer Horror” – Lionheart;

The Moontrekkers – “Night of the Vampire” – Telstar: The Joe Meek Story;

Broadcast – “DDL” – All Tomorrow’s Parties 1.O;

The Tarantulas – “Tarantula” – Single;

The Colour Out of Space – “Live at Hollow Earth Radio” – Ricardo Wang collection…

30 September 2017

It all went by in a motion blur…

…a live reverberation

…of What’s This Called?

Ride the Freaking Stream!

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Playlist: Artist or Other – “Song/Track/Piece/Jam/Sound” – Album or You Know;

Greg Segal with Walter Whitney – “Contraption of Encryption” – Invisible Ground of Sympathy;

Greg Segal -“Cold Sky (Night Circus)” – Always Look on the Dark Side of Life;

Greg Segal – “Laugh Gently” – A Handful of Ashes;

X A M B U C A – “Barbarianenamorata” – Gestalt Screams from Imaginary People;

Ros Sereyothea – “I Will Starve Myself to Death” – Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia;

Bruce Friedman – “Monochromatic Textures (MCT-1)” O.P.T.I.O.N.S.;

Shalloboi – “Burning Star” – Blue-eyed;

My Education – “Oars” – Sunrise: Song of Two Humans;

Cranes – “Cloudloss” – Forever,

Mecca Normal – “Narrow” – Kill Rock Stars;

Jandek – “Land of God” – Chicago Wednesday

23 September 2017 (Nofest & More!)

Special Guest DJ Victrola! On today’s show, bands from NoFest 2017 are featured, as well as some classic experimental artists such as Diamanda Galas and Yoko Ono.  Also, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, and Tom Waits.

Hear the Program Now!

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Playlist: “Track” – Artist – Album

 

  • We Play In Drains By the Sea
    Dead Air Fresheners
  • Otomezuka
    Angel11
  • Leaky Gut
    Paisley Devil
    Blissed
  • Primitive Bliss
    Electro Kraken
  • Eclipse
    Diamanda Galas & Leonard Cohen
  • Waking The Witch
    Kate Bush
    Hounds of Love
  • Walking On Thin Ice
    Yoko Ono
  • Chuncho (The Forest Creatures) 1953
    Yma Sumac
  • All Is Lonliness
    Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
    Big Brother and the Holding Company
  • You Want It Darker
    Leonard Cohen
    You Want It Darker
  • God’s Away On Business
    Tom Waits
    Blood Money
  • Black Mountain Blues
    Janis Joplin
  • I Put A Spell On You
    Diamanda Galas
    The Singer

 

16 September 2017 (Goodbye Grant Hart & More)

Too many epitaphs and tributes to start shows with these days, but what are you going to do? The great ones pass, that’s just how it works. We say goodbye to Grant Hart with a few classic Husker Du songs and then play other music. There was an unrelated Pre-Game Show that turned out well too. I present them both for you here.

Pre-Game Show

What’s This Called? Feature Program

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Pre-Game Show Playlist: Artist – “Musical Piece” – Album/Source

Hawkwind – “Welcome to the Future/Sonic Attack/Silver Machine” – Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gargarin;

Television – “Torn Curtain” – Marquee Moon;

Brian Eli Harold Crowl – “Valenzuela Rochembo” – Valenzuela Rochembo;

Childhood Friends – “The Happy Song” – Everything Is About to Change;

Future Sounds of London – “Lifeforms” – Lifeforms;

Temples – “A Question Is Answered” – Sun Structures;

Vashti Bunyan – “Feet of Clay” – Lookaftering;

Pere Ubu – “Street Waves (Live)” – One Man Drives While the Other Man Screams;

Feature ProgramPlaylist: Artist – “Musical Piece” – Album/Source

Hüsker Dü – “Makes No Sense At All” – Flip Your Wig;

Hüsker Dü – “Love Is All Around” – Single;

Husker Du – “Eight Miles High” – Single;

Hüsker Dü – “Don’t Want to Know If You Are Lonely” – Candy Apple Grey;

Crystal Castles – “Kerosene” – (III);

The For Carnation – “Get And Stay March” – Fight Songs;

Sonologyst – “System collapse” – Apocalypse;

Christopher DeLaurenti – “Use the Test Data” – Three Camels for Orchestra;

X A M B U C A – “Vapunatto” – Gestalt Screams from Imaginary People;

Sun Ra – “Worlds Approaching” – Strange Strings;

Cat Power – “Free” – Free;

Tame Impala – “Reality in Motion” – Currents;

Doug Theriault & Bryan Eubanks – “A Majestic (edit)” – Big Clouds in the Sky Today;

9 September 2017 (Goodbye Holger Czukay & More)

Fires, floods, earthquake, hackers….  and loss; ever increasing loss… perhaps music exists as a tonic for endurance, at the very least momentary escape.

Goodbye Holger Czukay.

Ride the Proverbial Freaking Stream!

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Playlist: Artist/Group/Ensemble/Thang – “Song/Piece/Jam/Track/Sound” – Album/Source/SupaThang 

CAN – “Oh Yeah” – Tago Mago;

CAN – “The Empress and the Ukraine King” – Unlimited Edition;

Jah Wobble/The Edge/Holger Czukay – Hold On to Your Dreams – Snake Charmer;

Tom Verlaine – “Saucer Crash” – Warm and Cool;

Tall Dwarfs – “Neusyland” – Up the Down Staircase;

Sun Ra – “Unknown Kohoutek” – Concert for the Comet Kohoutek;

Urthquake – “Chaos Continuum” – 15 Years of Fury;

Cocteau Twins – “When Mama Was Month” – Head Over Heels;

Theoretical Girls – ‘U.S. Millie” – Theoretical Album;

Nadja – “Quiuhtonatiuh (Quetzalcoatl – Wind)” – Under the Jaguar Sun