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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

 

26 August 2017 (Return from Oblivion…)

The station was supposedly under repair for three weeks and so we had no What’s This Called? or any live KPSU that entire time. So we came back and it really looks like they just cleaned the carpets. And immediately we realized that despite having two hours of absolutely new music to play, the booth computer we planned to use had updates and needed a super lengthy on-air reboot. So it was time to bust out the KPSU cd library classics, which is actually always cool, and then segue back into the original show of all new experimental sounds. Now we are STILL having technical difficulties recovering the 2nd (normal noon to 1 PM) hour of the program, so we give you that first awkward but ultimately exciting hour…

HEAR THE 1st HOUR HERE!

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FULL 2 Hour Playlist: Artist – “Song/Track/Piece” – Album or Whatevs:

 Tiny Tim – “I Saw Mr. Presley Tip-toeing Through the Tulips” – I Love Me;

Black Flag – “Rise Above” – Damaged;

Syd Barrett – “Terrapin” – The Madcap Laughs;

The Rasperries – “Lets Go All the Way” – Greatest Hits;

Big Star – “September Gurls” – Radio City;

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

Gastr del Sol – “Our Exquisite Replica of ‘Eternity'” – Upgrade & Afterlife;

ALTO! – “Piece Seventeen (DXCX)” – LP4;

The Open Secret (Gino Robair & John Butcher) -“Spoon Wink” – A Geography for Plays;

West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “She Belongs to Me” – Volume One;

Cartoon Accident – “Thunderbird” – Rock ‘n Roll Life;

Vacant Stations – “Publix” – Clones;

The Necks – “Rise (edit)” – Unfold;

George Chen – “Transference” – Word Oragami;

Lance Eads – “The Suburban Existentialist” – Where the Branches Meet;

Mirrored Lips – “S&V” – были у меня длинные волосы, но разве они принесли мне счастье;

Beat Detectives – “Running From The Police​/​Tripped Out Prius 2”- NYPD Records Volume One:

Dead Cross – “Seizure and Desist” – Dead Cross;

ang౩ll – “STARSHIP EXODUS (edit)” – STARSHIP EXODUS;

Cyoakha Grace – “Liboland” – Up Sky Home;

Blake DeGraw – “Triple Quartet” – Electronic Duodecet for Humans; Vitamin C Wig – “Sewer World (edit)” – Sewer World;

Shalloboi -“self​-​perpetuating machine of loss and hopeless yearning” – self​-​perpetuating machine of loss and hopeless yearning;

Darko the Super – “Watered Down Demon Fuzz” – Watered Down Demon Fuzz;

The Giant Worm with Fred Chalenor – “My Beach” – Ask the Mice

2 September 2017 (Songs About Smoke)

The forecast was for Widespread Smoke.

Hear the Stream or Download!

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

David Sylvian – “Fire in the Forest” – Blemish;

Bad Liquor Pond – “Blue Smoke Orange Sky” – Blue Smoke Orange Sky;

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

Pixie Williams – “Blue Smoke” – The Pixie Williams Collection;

Gastr del Sol – “Work from Smoke” – Crookt Crackt or Fly;

Nomy Lamm – “Wall of Fire (Live)” – Sins Invalid 2008;

Butthole Surfers – “Jonn E. Smoke” – Hairway to Steven;

Hawkwind – “Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke) (edit)” – The Hall of the Mountain Grill;

Sarah Vaughan – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” – No Count Sarah;

Bubble Puppy – “Hot Smoke & Sasafrass” – Single/youtube;

Johnny Jones & the Peter Pan Rangers – “Smokey the Bear” – Smokey the Bear

29 July 2017

complex experimental infrastructure revisions…

Ride the Freaking Stream!

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Playlist: Artist/Source – “Musical Experience” – Album/Origins

The Rolling Stones – “Too Much Blood (Dance Version) (edit)” – Undercover of the Night/12″ single;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Chemical Playschool 18, Track 2 (edit)” – Chemical Playschools 16 & 18;

Overdose the Katatonic – “Nodded Into Bliss” – Soundcloud;

Vitamin Wig C – “I’m In Trouble” – Man in the Side Yard;

Hawkwind – “Sonic Attack” – Space Ritual;

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

Swell Maps – “Midget Submarines” – Tyranny of the Beat;

Psychedelic Furs – “We Love You” – The Psychedelic Furs;

Edward Artemiev – “Meditation” – Stalker Soundtrack;

Elliott Sharp – “Plays Thelonious Monk” – Live 5-14-2017;

Zach Zinn – “Wind Drum” – Soundcloud;

Sun Ra – “Angels and Demons at Play” – Angels and Demons at Play

22 July 2017

Ride the Freaking Stream!

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

Conformity Contortion – “There’s No Time Like the Prescient” – Perception Management;

Electric Bird Noise – “Scene 1 – owt ytriht” – The Moonflower;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Chemical Playschool Volume 16 Part 2 (excerpt)” – Chemical Playschool 16 & 18;

Urs Wild – “Construction of the limitless” – Hidden Universe;

Gil Scott-Heron – “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised;

Moodring – “Thuja” – Cottage Mess;

Sex Funeral – “And Out” – Your Heaven Sucks;

Del Saints – “Tarzan” – Jungle Exotica;

Beat Happening/Screaming Trees – “Tales of Brave Aphrodite” – Beat Happening/Screaming Trees;

Ariel Kalma – “Ecstacy Musical Mind Yoga” – An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972-1979)

15 July 2017 (Zero Sum Experiment)

One hour of listener suggested songs about Zero.

Hear the Program NOW!

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

Schoolhouse Rock! – “My Hero, Zero” – Multiplication;

The New Blockaders with The Haters – “Zero Is the Journey (excerpt)” – Zero Is the Journey;

Black Sabbath – “Zero the Hero” – Born Again;

Throbbing Gristle – “N Point Zero” – Editions Frankfurt Berlin;

Gong – “Zero The Hero And The Witch’s Spell” – Flying Teapot – Radio Gnome part 1;

CHROME – “Zero Time” -Half Machine Lip Moves;

Royal Trux – “Hero/Zero” – Singles, Live, Unreleased;

Death – “Zero Tolerance” – Symbolic;

Eric Hausmann – “A Total Nothiness” – Mr. Coffee;

Public Enemy – “(She Watch) Channel Zero” – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back;

Art Ensemble of Chicago – “Zero” – Zero/The Third Decade;

NoMeansNo – “0+2=1” – 0+2=1

 

July 8 2017 (Pierre Henry memorial)

a small sampling of the great catalog by one of the 20th Century’s founders of electronic music:

Pierre Henry (9 December 1927 – 5 July 2017). R.I..P.

HEAR THE SHOW HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album

Pierre Henry – “Fantasia” – Le Microphone Bien Tempéré (1950-52);

Pierre Henry – “Psyche Rock” – Messe pour le Temps Présent (1967);

Pierre Schaeffer & Pierre Henry – “Orphée 53” – Orphee 53, Spectacle Lyrique (opera, 1953);

Pierre Henry – “Teen Tonic” – Messe pour le Temps Présent (1967);

Pierre Henry – “Danse Electromatic” – Machine Danse (1973);

Pierre Henry – “Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir” – Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir;

Pierre Henry “Générique (Thème de Myriam)” -ELECTRONYCS Vol.5, 20Th Century Early Electronic, Noise And Experimental Music. 1920-1960;

Pierre Henry – “Prismes” – Prismes, estratto dall’opera elettronica Kyldex (1973)

1 July 2017 (fidget spinning episode…)

Mistakes were made. Silence is sometimes an unexpected answer. Apologies and onward…

RIDE THE FREAKING STREAM!

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Playlist As It Went Down! Artist/Sound – “Song/Sound” – Album/Source:
Fissures – “Temple” – New Frontiers of Electronic Music;

Sonolygist – “Solttonackt” – New Frontiers of Electronic Music;

Eric Hausmann – “King of the Quarter” – bandcamp single;

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities – “Little Ice Age” – Searchlight Needles;

Milch de la Maquina – “Thermals” – Ladyz in Noyz 3;

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

DAF – “Co Co Pina” – The Tyranny of the Beat;

Kraftwerk – “Radioland” – Radioactivity;

Seele – “Marzahn” – Sometimes Silence is an Answer;

Olga Wojciechowska – “I’m Never Not Thinking About You’ – Maps and Mazes;

The Pink Faeries – “Do It”- Never Never Land;

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

(the) Melvins – “Queen” – Stoner Witch;

The Electric Eels – “Agitated” – The Electric Eels;

Sonic Youth – “Hallowed Be Thy Name” – Love Doll Superstar

17 June 2017 (23rd Olympia Experimental Music Fest Preview!)

The 23rd Olympia Experimental Music Festival! runs Friday June 23rd through Sunday June 25th at Le Voyeur, Obsidian, the Brotherhood, and the Artesian Well: http://oemf.freehostia.com/category/festival-schedule/

PREVIEW THE SOUNDS OF THE FEST HERE!

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

L.A. Lungs – “Untitled I (edit)’ – Rrest;

King Tears Bat Trip – “Stolen Police Car (edit)” – King Tears Bat Trip;

Cyclopsycho – “Gazing the Blue” – Bandcamp single;

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

Hammer of Hathor – “Air Pain” – Vroom-Psycho;

Fischkopf Sinfoniker – “War Drums” – Music for a Revolution;

Existence Habit – “..” – Bandcamp single;

Angell – “Uriel (explanation version)” – (application for) A Thousand Tones;

Uneasy Chairs – “Piano Improvisation No. 2” – At the Chapel;

Cop Fetish – “Fire is Too Kind (edit)” – Soundcloud single;

Kole Gailbraith – “Alptraum (edit)” – Alptraum

10 June 2017

LISTEN!

YOU Are the Camera.

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

Necrophorus – “Tre” – Labyrinth;

Earthmonkey – “New Cheese” – Alms of Morpheus;

Nasser Shamma – “The Moon Fades” – The Moon Fades;

Orbit Service – “Woke Up in the Fire” – Stereo Magic (Portal in 13 Parts);

Theoretical Girls – “U.S. Millie” – Theoretical Record;

Minoru Muraoka – “Soul Bamboo” – Bamboo;

The Megatons – “Isis” – Jungle Exotica;

Four Dimensional Nightmare – “Burned Out Gods” – Icicles;

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – “Evening Star” – No Pussyfooting;

Meiko Kaji – “Flower of Carnage” – Shura No Hana;

The Residents – “Judas Saves” – Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible

3 June 2017

We are delivering: Brand New Moodring! http://www.silbermedia.com/moodring/ , Coil, The Zirkons, Twink, PBK, Nadja, Negativland, Marianne Faithful, The Hive Dwellers, the late great Mike Mahaffay and MORE!

STREAM ALONG WITH YOUR LISTENING DEVICE!

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Playlist in semi-Near Realtime – Artist/Sound/Thang – “Song/Track/Piece/Sound/Thang” – Album/Source/Thang

Moodring – “Of Metal and Burning” – Cottage Mess;

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

Marianne Faithful – “Working Class Hero” – Broken English;

PBK – “Aftermath” – Macrophage;

Negativland – “Christianity Is Stupid” – Escape from Noise;

Coil – “Ubu Noir” – Scatology;

The Zirkons – “Congawa!” – Jungle Exotica;

The Hive Dwellers – “Daughters of the Revolution” – Moanin’;

Twink – “Pussycat” – The Broken Record;

Mike Mahaffay – “Reflections on a Symphony (edit)” – Interprets Charles Ives Universe Symphony;

Tangerine Dream – “Ressurection” – Electronic Meditation;

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Helpless” – The Good Son;

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

Moodring -“There is No Last Word” – Cottage Mess

27 May 2017 (The Last Days of May)

LISTEN HERE!

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Playlist! Artist/Sound – “Song/Sound” – Album/Source:

(the) Melvins Lite – “Let Me Roll It” – The Melvins Lite;

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

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

Brian Eno – “Sky Saw” – Another Green World;

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy – “Standing in a Trash Can (Thinking About You)” – Songs in the Key of Z, Vol. 1;

Jandek – “Pending Doom” – “I Woke Up”;

vÄäristymä – “radiopurkaus” – minimalia nocturna;

Elliott Sharp – “Escalation E# – Radio Hyper-Yahoo;

Twink – “Unexpected Party” – The Lost Experimental Recordings 1970;

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

Blue Öyster Cult – “Then Came the Last Days of May” – Blue Öyster Cult

 

20 May 2017

RIDE THE FREAKING STREAM!

An experimental music acknowledgment of the passing of Chris Cornell at noon, followed sounds to grow a new perspective.

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Playlist in Near RealTime: Artist/Thang – “Song/Sound” l- Album/Thang

The Sound Garden by Douglas Hollis – “A Sound Garden” = You Tube;

Soundgarden – “Incessant Mace” – Demo;

Iggy Pop – “American Valhalla” – Post-Pop Depression;

Pharoah Sanders – “Astral Traveling” – Thembi;

Linton Kwesi Johnson – “Reality Poem/Dub” – Reggae Britannia;

Palace Songs – “All Gone, All Gone” – Hope;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Regression” – The Golden Years;

Steel Pole Bathtub – “Down All the Days” – The Miracle of Sound in Motion;

Ashtoreth – “Offering I (edit)” – Offering I;

Mudhoney – “Chain That Door” – Superfuzz Bigmuff;

XSIX – “Lost” – Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music,

Tom Waits – “Closing Time” – Closing Time

13 May 2017

Sink in to this week’s What’s This Called?

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

Thurston Moore – “Turn On” – Rock N Roll Consciousness;

Iggy Pop – “Sunday” – Post Pop Depression;

Daphne Oram – “Episode Metallic” – Oramics;

AirOn GhostRadio – “Ghostships” – Our Lovely Bones;

Reza Solatipour – “Surviving the Darkness” – Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music;

Boogie Down Productions – “My Philosophy” – By All Means Necessary;

Erkki Kurenniemi – “Electronics in the World of Tomorrow” – Electronics in the World of Tomorrow;

Amon Düül II – “Sandoz In The Rain (Improvisation)” – Yeti

06 May 2017 (2 Hr. Special!)

What’s more exciting than What’s This Called? returning from a one week absence with a totally loaded two hour special show? Why having world famous radio personality Tunacan Jones join us in the booth to demonstrate his legendary technique!

STREAM or DOWNLOAD 1st Hour Here!

STREAM or DOWNLOAD 2nd Hour Here!

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

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

Conformity Contortion – “Torture Mocks Once At Every Man’s Boredom” – Perception Management;

Death – “Politicians In My Eyes” – For the Whole World To;

SPK – “”SPK” – “In Flaganto Delicto” – The Tyranny of the Beat;

The 13th Floor Elevators – “Baby Blue” – Easter Everywhere;

The Hollywood Brats – “Sick On You” – The Hollywood Brats;

Swell Maps – “Our Swimmer” – The Tyranny of the Beat;

Erik B. and Rakim – “Paid In Full” – Paid In Full

Morgenstern – “Looking Down A Hill” – Sometimes Silence Is An Answer;

Kraftwerk – “Radio Stars” – Radio-Activity;

Susanna – “Burning Sea” -Triangle -;

Sonic Youth – “Making the Nature Scene” – Confusion Is Sex;

Nurse with Wound – “The Botom Feeder”- The Bacteria Magnet;

(the) Melvins – “Grinding Process” – 10 Songs;

Black Flag – “Rise Above” – Damaged;

Foetus- “Lust For Death” – White Knuckles;

Julie Cafritz – “dash dash dash” – 78 LTD;

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

Saint Abdullah – “Unforgotten Promises” – Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music;

Ken Nordine – “You’re Getting Better” – The Best of Word Jazz;

The American Analog Set – “Dim Stars (The Boy in My Arms)” – The Fun of Watching Fireworks;

S​.​S​.​M​.​P. – “The Blue Chasm” – Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music;

Amy Denio – “Dishwasher” – Uncaged (Tribute to John Cage);

The Library of Babel – “Branching” – Blue nineteen;

Nojan – “Revolution” – Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music

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22 April 2017

Spring is On the Air! (Click for Audio!)

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Playlist in NearRealTIme tm:

Artist/Band/Thang – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album or other Filing System:

Conformity Contortion – “She Who Laughs Laughs, Laughs Laughs” – Perception Management;

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

Savant – “Falling at Two Speeds” – Artificial Dance;

Arthur Lyman – “Moon Over a Ruined Castle” – Taboo (The Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman);

Martyn Bates – “Track 3 Disc 2” – Migraine Inducers;

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

Mutifungi – “Hollow Humans” – Ladyz inNoyz 3;

My Disco – “1991” – Severe;

Xambuca – “lipeäkala” – Joulupukki;

Aleorta – “Chapter Twelve: Brideships And Gulls” – Waywords And Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake (In Its Whole Wholume)

15 April 2017 (Bob Bucko Jr. Live!)

HEAR Bob Bucko Jr. Live on WTC HERE!

What’s This Called? is very excited to bring you a return LIVE engagement with Dubuque Iowa’s free guitar virtuoso Bob Bucko Jr! Bob mines the territory of ’80 psych/country-punk such as Meat Puppets and Giant Sand, infuses it with the out jazz of Sonny Sharrock and Derek Bailey, and weaponizes it further with an arsenal of noise music pedal tricks and contemporary drone technique. If this sounds schizoid, it isn’t, as BBJR is a smooth player who hypnotically ensnares the listener with every note.

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08 April 2017

Ride the Proverbial Freaking Stream!

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Playlist in Almost RealTime tm – Artist – “Song/Piece/Thang” – Album or Source:

Peter mcdada – “I’m A Zanti Misfit” – Soundcloud;

Dadakopf – “Black Marshes” – Soundcloud;

Bob Bucko Jr – “IMPROV 1 042614” – Crank Shaft;

Cabaret Voltaire – “Automotivation” – Tyranny of the Beat;

Human Bell – “The Singing Trees” – Human Bell;

Replikants – “Replikants Requiem” – Slickaphonics; S

Supersilent – “!3.3” – The Wire Tapper 40;

Lady of Situations – “I Wish Very Sweet of You Until Morning Fuck” – Ladyz in Noyz 3;

Yo La Tengo – “Friday I’m In Love” – Stuff Like That;

Black Happy Day – “How They Weep and Moan” – In the Garden of Ghostflowers;

L.A. Lungs – “Coupleskate (excerpt)” – Secret Limbic Systems

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01 April 2017 (Fools Rush In…)

WE BEGIN BOMBING IN 5 MINUTES

33609875652_6a01b65be6_oSpecial April Fool’s Day edition of What’s This Called? Jocularity, flippancy, and tomfoolery.

Playlist in Almost-RealTime! Artist – “Song” – Album/Source:

Bonzo Goes to Washington – “5 Minutes” – Bonzo Goes to Washington;

Palace Brothers – “Come a Little Dog” – Palace Brothers;

The Melvins – “Sesame Street Meat” – Hold It In;

Flipper – “Ha Ha Ha” – Love Canal 7″ version;

Steven Henry Fisk – “My Head Popped” – 999 Levels of Undo,

Amy Denio – “Muzak Blues” – Never Too Old to Pop a Hole;

Thollem McDonas & Andy Kaufman – “Zero Bottles of Beer on the Wall” – Always Put on Your Sincere Face;

Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston – “Fun and Games” – It’s Spooky;

The Residents – “Third Reich” – Third Reich ‘n Roll;

Crank Sturgeon – “Mutual RUBU” – dens-i-Spit;

Laurie Anderson – “Language Is a Virus (from Outer Space)” – Home of the Brave;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Regression” – The Golden Age;

Ifsh – “Geriatric Dental Group” – Serums;

Sun City Girls – “Me and Mrs. Jones” – Horse Cock Phepner;

Little Roger & the Goosebumps – “Stairway to Giligan’s Island” – single;

The Dictators – “Teengenerate” – Go Girl Crazy

25 March 2017 (2 hour show!)

Experimental Music like Mom used to make!

Ride the Streaming Raindeer!

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PLAYLIST: Artist/Group/Band/Performer/Your Mom – “Song/Piece/Track/Noise/Experience” – Album/Website/Filing System/Source

L.A. Lungs – “No Weary for the Wrestlers” – Cryptic Snuggling

Future Ex-Wives – “population III” – Ladyz in Noyz 3

Volcanic Pinnacles – “Infinite Waves” – Volcanic Pinnacles

My Boyfriend the Pilot – “In the Hall of the Radish” – Space is the Taste

GM Electronics – “Left Alone” – Demo03-2002

Overdose the Katatonic – “Quadruple Penetration (chapters 1-4)” – Feel the Frequency Norcal Noisefest 2015

Melt-Banana – “DIG Out!” – ScRaTcH or StiTcH

Daniel Menche – “Scourge (extract)” – Sometimes Silence Is an Answer

Olga Wojciechowska – “I’m Never Not Thinking of You” – Maps and Mazes

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

ALTO! – “Piece 7 (Excerpt)” – ALTO!

Kobi – “Track 2” – Earplugged

Royal Trux – “Fire Hill” – Pound Pound

CHROME – “ST 37” – Alien Sountracks

Surprise Pre-Game Show!

all kpsu cd library selections!

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Hüsker Dü – “Reoccurring Dreams” – Zen Arcade

Tom Waits – “Clap Hands” – Rain Dogs

Sonic Youth – “Fire Engine Dream” – The Destroyed Room

Old Time Relijun – “Dark Matter” – Catharsis In Crisis

Sun Ra – “Images Incl. Over The Rainbow” – Disco 3000 -Complete Milan Concert 1978

Allen Ginsberg – “C.I.A. Dope Calypso” – Holy Soul, Jelly Roll (Poems and Songs)

AC/DC – “High Voltage” – High Voltage

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians – “The Cars She Used to Drive (Live)” – Gotta Get This Hen Out

Nick Drake – “Things Behind the Sun” – Pink Moon

 

18 March 2017 (Listeners Choice!)

The Listeners’ Choice Today 12-1 PM PST on What’s This Called? @ KPSU.org!

Argentinian Celtic Music, Stockhausen, Orbit Service backwards, A wee bit of Tangerine Dream for the green folk, Is Celtic Frost Irish music??, The Late Severa Wires, Syd Barrett vs. LPD, Tunacan Jones reads the Bridges of Spokane County! “Bill Laswell’s Emerald Aether, though my wife hates it.” and MORE! All picked by YOU! or someone just like you…

STREAM OR DOWLOAD HERE!

 

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Playlist that’s Almost Live! Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album/Source

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

Karlheinz Stockhausen/Arditti Quartet – “Helicopter String Quartet” – from A film by Frank Scheffer;

SkilTron – “Bagpipes of War” – The Highland Way;

Tunacan Jones – “The Bridges of Spokane County” – LIVE interspersals!;

Tangerine Dream – “Genesis” – Electronic Meditation;

Orbit Service – “A Painless End” – A Calm Note from the West;

The Late Severa Wires – “521.58 Hz R. 610.15 Hz” – The Late Severa Wires;

EMA – “Red Star” – Past Life Martyred Saints;

Celtic Frost – “The Ursurper” – To Mega Therion;

Syd Barrett – “Effervescing Elephant” – Barrett;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Canta Mientras Puedas” – Canta Mientras Puedas;

Bill Laswell – “Dark Green” – Emerald Aether;

Scott Brazieal – “The Noise of Time” – Songs from the Empire;

Mathematical Impressions – “Change Ringing (edit)” – Simons Foundation