Tough Kids Love Sad Songs: Transmission 404, 2018 April 25

• May 18th, 2018
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leonardo_martelli.jpg Now that I've got my Morrissey rant out of the way, I can settle back into my routine. "This was a solid program," and so on. But sometimes the mundane is the truth. This was a solid program. Segue-wise, I probably lost my way somewhere in the middle, but Superpitcher seemed to settle me. 15-minute songs [or whatever] will do that.

But, you know, I can't escape The Smiths no matter what I do. As I've written elsewhere, they are the reason any of this matters to me. But for a time in the late 80s I must have thought that I'd outgrown them, or they embarrassed me, or I was grieving them, or something. At any rate I "moved on" and where did I go but to Felt and the Cocteau Twins, both represented here on this broadcast.

Cocteau Twins broke my heart, and I have chronicled that, sort of, but it wasn't political. I will never be able to quit them unless I discover that one of them hates black people, or something. [I hope I'm not inviting any revelations here.]

I brought Felt into my life at a crucial time. I had of course heard "Primitive Painters" on the radio plenty of times, and I played it plenty of times, as "trendy Sacramentans" [which I ultimately became] were apparently prone to do. But I bought Poem of the River after a harsh telling-off from someone I thought was a friend, and in that moment of vulnerability it was just right. Lawrence struck me, even then, as a more interesting, less problematic Morrissey. Please god don't let him be a Brexiteer or have a thing for Hitler.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 April 25, 2100-2300:

  1. "Der Konig 1-4" | Nackt | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  2. "Online Seance" | The Sprawl | EP 2 | The Death of Rave
  3. "Crystal Ball" | Felt | The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories [reissue] | Cherry Red
  4. "Ode: Springtime and Summer" | Marsmobil | Fairytales of the Supersurvivor | Compost
  5. "Four Faces" | Golden Teacher | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  6. "Taken" | Nyma | XYXX | It's All In You
  7. "Julia's Call" | Lake Ruth | Birds of America | Feral Child
  8. "The City Looks Beautiful from up Here" | Roche | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  9. "Liquid Lucite" | Johnny Jewel | Digital Rain | Italians Do It Better
  10. "Dial up to the Palace" | Gary Safe | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  11. "Skinhead #2" | The Breeders | All Nerve | 4AD
  12. "Listen in to the Heart" | Calendar Crowd | Perfect Hideaway | Dark Entries
  13. "The City Hangover" | The Cyclist | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  14. "Electric Town" | Benoit B | Japonaiserie | Berceuse Heroique
  15. "Happenings" | Weirdest Dream | White Worms | Dopeness Galore
  16. "First Day" | Peder Mannerfelt | The 3D Printed Songbook | Peder Mannerfelt Produktion
  17. "Micaela" | Leonardo Martelli | Menti Signole, Vol. 2 | Antinote
  18. "Worldwide Sunshine (In Yr Heart Not the Sky Dub)" | Coyote Clean Up | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  19. "Duvalierism (u)" | German Army | More Bitter Fruit | Discrepant
  20. "Kills v. Lies" | Efrim Manuel Menuck | Pissing Stars | Constellation
  21. "Earth Wart" | Sam de la Rosa | Earth Wart | Mannequin
  22. "Together" | Jupiter Jax | Silk to Dry the Tears | 100% Silk
  23. "Candy In Bed" | Fuzzy Feeling | Fuzzy Feelings Collection | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  24. "Punky Reggae Party" | Superpitcher | The Golden Ravedays 12 | Hippie Dance
  25. "My Love Paramour" | Cocteau Twins | Head Over Heels [reissue] | 4AD
  26. "Wild Mountain Thyme" | Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band | Adios Señor Pussycat | Violette
  27. "The War Against Intelligence (Peel Session)" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  28. "Theta v3 (Repetir)" | Existente | Theta Series | Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)

heaven inside your frequencies

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We’re Probably Not Going To Be This Ambient All Evening: Transmission 403, 2018 April 18

• May 18th, 2018
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morrissey_seated.jpg As I say during the broadcast, I was having a hard time deciding whether I wanted to play ambient music or disco. So I played both. I have trouble with decisiveness, with finality.

To force a segue here, I am confident that someone like Morrissey would have hated this program, and that doesn't bother me in the slightest. This was the night after the day we Found Out (I guess?) about Morrissey through that horrible softball interview on his own website. Finally freed from wilful misinterpretation and journalistic malfeasance, he reveals that he...is Douglas Pearce, basically? Truly uncanny. Being an aesthete, I used to think Death in June was ripping off the Smiths' visuals; I didn't realize it was an exchange.

Hero worship will enable and force you to do some mental gymnastics, and to cling to mere possibilities. Saying that reggae is vile might have been a reference to its patriarchy and homophobia. It's possible that the chorus of "Panic" wasn't about lynching black people. There's a chance that "We'll Let You Know" and "National Front Disco" are not endorsements. [In my defense, this is more of a probability. But there I go. Or do I? I can't tell anymore.] And so on. But that's my problem all along. Post-1976 we are not supposed to have heroes, I guess, but I do. I've never "gotten it."

I could write a paragraph about when I got "woke," because part of me had to know, but who cares? I've been wrong.

Was he ever anything but "devious, truculent, and unreliable?" I would like to think that the person who wrote "Well I Wonder" and "I Know It's Over" was a great chronicler of loneliness. Even fascists get lonely! It didn't occur to me at the time that perhaps he was lonely because he'd preemptively ruled out the possibility of companionship with most of humanity. I'm still struggling with this reckoning. Those Smiths songs must have been the work of a different person. Right?! Sigh.

I would have been better off seeing Morrissey from the start as many of my friends did, as a Ridiculous Person. [And I did, sort of, but I just loved him anyway.] Or just being on Team Robert Smith, though I never quite understood that beef. But things didn't happen that way. As I've written elsewhere, the Smiths came along when I needed something to come along.

What to do now? I wonder if, after a few more similar interviews, Smiths records will become like Death in June records, a kind of eBay contraband. [I'm thinking also of Spotify's new policies regarding hateful speech and hateful behavior.] Probably not, I guess. But they are a kind of emotional contraband. Will I jettison mine? I told you I have trouble with decisiveness and finality.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 April 18, 2100-2300:

  1. "White Worms Intro" | Weirdest Dream | White Worms | Dopeness Galore
  2. "Stray" | Degree Absolute | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  3. "Drums Please" | Saine | For The Dreamers | Omena
  4. "Black I.C.E." | The Sprawl | EP 2 | The Death of Rave
  5. "Poison Fang" | Vast Asteroid | Fuzzy Feelings Collection | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  6. "ONE" | Meat Beat Manifesto | Impossible Star | Flexidisc
  7. "Flying" | Superpitcher | The Golden Ravedays 9 | Hippie Dance
  8. "Bacchus Theme" | Mirt/Ter | Bacchus Where Are You? | Monotype
  9. "Shame" | Mikkel Metal | Pop Ambient 2018 | Kompakt
  10. "Disco Connection" | Bindiga | Duomo Sounds LTD (Nigerian 80s Disco Music to Move Your Soul) | Odion
  11. "2.4" | Nicklas Sorensen | Solo 2 | El Paraiso
  12. "Evidence" | Metro Area | Metro Area (15th Anniversary Edition) | Environ
  13. "Hurray For The People" | Pete International Airport | Safer With The Wolves... | A Recordings
  14. "Racist Cops On A Jog" | Sam de la Rosa | Earth Wart | Mannequin
  15. "When Mama Was Moth" | Cocteau Twins | Head Over Heels [reissue] | 4AD
  16. "NorthernLi" | Trinidadian Deep | Organic Frequencies | D3 Elements
  17. "All Is Not Lost" | Hodge | Beneath Two Moons | Berceuse Heroique
  18. "Improvisation #2 Part 2" | Ulrich Schnauss | Improvisation #2 | Scripted Realities

notebooks out plagiarists

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Looking into the Void, You’re Reckoning with a Question: Transmission 402, 2018 April 11

• May 12th, 2018
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lake_ruth_birds_of_america.jpg Here is another fine program, perhaps even finer than the last. [Feeling like perhaps I should open every salvo with this sentiment, whether it is true or not.] I actually had that very long Ulrich Schnauss piece going during my workout. And it did not kill the vibe, whatever my workout vibe may be. So I heartily endorse this one.

Wonder of wonders, I even sound up for it on this outing. It must be my performer training kicking in, on some level. Though I have been "checking in" with myself and can assure you that I am still having fun, I am very tired in the moment, which comes from my being old and its being late and my inability to get proper sleep. I have also been battling the most wicked depression this winter [yes, it was still winter at this time], from what cause I do not even really know. So there's a lot going on, shallow affect notwithstanding. Does it get better? I think it must.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 April 11, 2100-2300:

  1. "Nervous Mary" | The Breeders | All Nerve | 4AD
  2. "Love Is a Foreign Country" | Dirtmusic | Bu Bir Ruya | Glitterbeat
  3. "Compassion and Release" | Benoit B | Japonaiserie | Berceuse Heroique
  4. "Monochrome" | Whimsical | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  5. "Besakih's Dragons' Clouds" | Raw M.T. | Trip To The Far East | Distant Hawaii
  6. "Improvisation #2 Part 1" | Ulrich Schnauss | Improvisation #2 | Scripted Realities
  7. "Dona Nobis Pacem" | Eindkrak | Brullend Staal | Unknown Precept
  8. "Virus" | Chafik Chennouf | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  9. "Capsize" | Carl Gari | Shipster | Permanent Vacation
  10. "Undertow" | Coloring Electric Like | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  11. "Heart 2 Tape" | Silvia Kastel | Air Lows | Blackest Ever Black
  12. "Sweetness And Light" | Vivienne Eastwood | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  13. "Walter and the Taxi" | Lake Ruth | Birds of America | Feral Child
  14. "Ocean" | Shoe Shine Six | Fuzzy Feelings Collection | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  15. "Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow" | Felt | The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories [reissue] | Cherry Red
  16. "XY" | Nyma | XYXX | It's All In You
  17. "Black Pyramid" | Johnny Jewel | Digital Rain | Italians Do It Better
  18. "Bird Element" | Etelin | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  19. "Blind Blue" | Masaki Uchida | Xenolinguistics | Loose Lips
  20. "You Had" | Peder Mannerfelt | The 3D Printed Songbook | Peder Mannerfelt Produktion
  21. "Djoukourou - Auntie Flo Remix" | Oumou Sangare | Djoukourou - Auntie Flo Remix | Highlife Edits
  22. "Love Is Like A Violence" | Ted Milton | Ruminant Violence | Optimo
  23. "Apokalypso 3" | Prins Thomas | Apokalypso | Rett | Fletta
  24. "Come Play the Trees Outro" | Snapped Ankles | Come Play the Trees | Leaf

organic frequencies

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All of Us Do It, Each Time Asleep: Transmission 401, 2018 April 4

• May 4th, 2018
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amadou_balake_bar_konon_moussou_bar.jpg We got close to the Platonic Ideal of a Bombast on this night. Here is a program that has a bit of everything: a bit of shoegaze, a bit of 4AD delicacy, a bit of Creation, some African music, some electro, and some of whatever my current aesthetic is. (I don't know how to classify it and don't care.) Why "close to," then? Because I didn't feel at the time, and don't feel on repeated listening, that this was "great." But don't pay attention to me. According to one listener, mediated through Felix, our GM, I was "killin' it" on this night. So there you have it, maybe.

Two things I have never mastered in this life are "aligning my perceptions and tastes with those of other people" and "absorbing affirmation." I am good at taking it in and decent at acknowledging it but I can't seem to let it flow through me and touch every part of my being, as I need it to. I'm thinking of the time in Hamlet when Rosencrantz says, "take you me for a sponge, my lord?" and I'm, like, "THAT IS MY HIGHEST ASPIRATION."

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 April 4, 2100-2300:

  1. "Woa" | Zazou / Bikaye / CY1 | Noir Et Blanc | Crammed Discs
  2. "Still Walking" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  3. "Ad Hoc Principle" | Barreca | Leimer | Dual Mono | Palace of Lights
  4. "Inti" | The Cyclist | Sapa Inca Delirium | Hypercolour
  5. "So Quero Um Xodo" | Os Mulheres Negras | Outro Tempo | Music from Memory
  6. "Dounignamou" | Amadou Balake | Bar Konon Moussou Bar | Kindred Spirits | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Raincoat" | Flite | Sick Music 2018 | Hospital
  8. "Cellophane" | Johnny Jewel | Digital Rain | Italians Do It Better
  9. "No Hard Feelings" | The Times | Go! With The Times [reissue] | Tapete
  10. "Advise" | Christy Ogbah | Duomo Sounds LTD (Nigerian 80s Disco Music to Move Your Soul) | Odion
  11. "Fugazi (feat. Elif Dikec)" | Gantz | Dying on Acid | Deep Medi Musik
  12. "Les pays exterieurs" | Benoit B | Japonaiserie | Berceuse Heroique
  13. "Place for Me" | Red Rack'Em | Place for Me / Exhalt | Bergerac
  14. "Nabacouboury" | Amadou Balake | Bar Konon Moussou Bar | Kindred Spirits | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Opium" | Vicious Blossom | Fuzzy Feelings Collection | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  16. "Look at Me" | Mike Umoh | Duomo Sounds LTD (Nigerian 80s Disco Music to Move Your Soul) | Odion
  17. "Runs Reprise" | Klein | Tommy EP | Hyperdub
  18. "Tondibama" | Amadou Balake | Bar Konon Moussou Bar | Kindred Spirits | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Drexel Street - Interlude" | Submorphics | Detroit Haze | The North Quarter
  20. "Hands Return" | Circuit Breaker | Hands Return to Shake | Harbinger Sound
  21. "Willow (Mehmet Aslan Remix)" | Yor Kultura | Lotus EP | The Magic Movement
  22. "Balake Ya Marlama" | Amadou Balake | Bar Konon Moussou Bar | Kindred Spirits | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Oil Drowning Portrait" | Basic House | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  24. "Fantasy" | Omega Vague feat. Dani Mari | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  25. "Strange Love" | Ghost Music | I Was Hoping You'd Pass By Here | Arlen
  26. "Danse Macabre" | Dean McPhee | Four Stones | Hood Faire
  27. "Beatrix" | Cocteau Twins | Treasure [reissue] | 4AD
  28. "Nth" | Portal | Ion | Profound Lore
  29. "End" | JAGUWAR | Ringthing | Tapete

you end up fooling yourself

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If the Music Is Square, It’s Because I Like It Square: Transmission 400, 2018 March 28

• April 30th, 2018
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cucina_povera_hilja.jpg "Self-expressive radio," to which I allude at one point in this 400th Bombast transmission, refers to WRFI's mission statement, at least as it was originally rendered. "Self-expression" was one of the values according to which we'd develop and produce content on the radio. I try to live by that every week. I hope that others enjoy what I do. I think that is the case, sometimes, and it's cool and great when it is. Ultimately, though, my program is about and for me and my tastes. Sorry.

I must also point out that I am finished indulging the idea that it might be about anything else, like, say, fulfilling requests. One such gesture, which I made out of pity more than anything else, marred this milestone program. There's a lady who calls in--to many shows, apparently, asking for the same thing over and over--and is quite specific and persuasive. I hear that she's a shut-in, though apparently she is not sufficiently "shut in" as to be unaware of the latest dope, profanity-laced beats produced by the likes of Karol G. There is a new podcast called "Mass for Shut-Ins." Maybe she can listen to that. I can't humor her anymore.

Perhaps I'm being mean, and perhaps I'm marring the occasion more with this rant. But this is me, it's my life, this happened on my special night and I'm going to discuss it.

Here is the thing about requests: I owe it to my listeners only to play things that I think are good. Who am I to decide what's good? Someone in whom the radio station has entrusted a two-hour block of airtime each week, that's who. Why not let the audience decide? They already do, but removing individual decision making leads to something like having a computer spit out random tracks in all styles, all the time. There must be radio stations like that. If that's what you want, go support one. Meanwhile I am going to keep doing this show about me, and refusing trash requests.

Long story short: I hurt my program by trying to be nice. I will spend the next 400 (or so) programs trying to find other, better ways of being nice.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 March 28, 2100-2300:

  1. "Concert Man" | Phil Pratt | Star Wars Dub | Burning Sounds
  2. "Breakdown (Radio)" | 400 Blows | Breakdown / Jive 69 | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Snask" | Henrik Rylander | Fran En Obestamd Plats I Rummet | Hoga Nord
  4. "Conscience" | 400 Blows | Movin' | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  5. "Sungaze" | Reso | Sick Music 2018 | Hospital
  6. "Perspective 2" | 400 Blows | Pressure | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "All My Feelings Denied" | The Buff Medways | 1914 [reissue] | Damaged Goods
  8. "Solarity" | Sciahri | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  9. "Azid Jazz" | Sir Lord Commix | Retroactive (Part One) | R Time
  10. "Groove Jumping" | 400 Blows | Movin' | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Transmission A" | J Albert | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  12. "Ahora Me Llama" | Karol G | Unstoppable | UMG Latino
  13. "Movin'" | 400 Blows | Movin' | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Hardly Able To Do Anything" | Patricia | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  15. "Indaba" | RANGEr | Portable Presents: RANGEr | Waellas Choice
  16. "Legend" | Ornette Hawkins | The Other Side of What | AGN7
  17. "Radio Pressure" | 400 Blows | Pressure | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "In The Beginning" | Trinidadian Deep | Organic Frequencies | D3 Elements
  19. "Totean" | Cucina Povera | Hilja | Night School
  20. "Intuition" | Evitceles | The Harvest of a Quiet Eye | Opal Tapes
  21. "Spare Life" | Urbandawn | Sick Music 2018 | Hospital
  22. "Declaration of Intent" | 400 Blows | Declaration of Intent | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Music Box" | Ruby My Dear | Brame | PRSPCT
  24. "Jive 69 (Radio)" | 400 Blows | Breakdown / Jive 69 | Illuminated | "Physical Evidence"
  25. "Structures and Behavior (Expertise)" | The Mayhem Lecture Series | Structures and Behavior | Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)
  26. "Roll Over" | Permahorn | My Blood Carries My Dreams Away | Shimmy 500

that's the whole problem

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Put Death in My Hands and I Will Pay with It For Sure: Transmission 399, 2018 March 21

• April 22nd, 2018
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cocteau_twins_-_head_over_heels_rear.jpg We are at the mercy of various record companies' apparent suicide missions. A number of rarities (and deservedly so) will see the light of day once again, soon, and in our perverse attempt to keep up with the times for our half-dozen devoted listeners we'll be trotting our copies out as Physical Evidence while they still "count." Which brings us to this broadcast's feature, a terrific record by Trisomie 21 that has been in my life for 30 years. I don't find myself listening to it often, and am just blown away by how good it is. Happy times! In college, I had a balding English teaching assistant / discussion leader who was likewise into Trisomie 21. I thought he was just trying to be cool in a "how do you do, fellow kids" kind of way. But of course, now I am him. These things always come back to you.

More happy feelings--there were no computer mishaps on this night, so all mistakes were my own. If I recall correctly there weren't that many, though there are awful segues into and out of Felt. But, really, we are all just one bad Felt segue from personal ruin. Aren't we?

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 March 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "DanceGwaan(EazeUp!)" | Seekers International | Presents the RaggaPreservation Society EP | Diskotopia
  2. "Pleasure" | Trisomie 21 | Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien | Scarface | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Sun Star" | Christian Kleine | Electronic Music from the Lost World | A Strangely Isolated Place
  4. "This Was Supposed To Be An Outro" | Malouane | Long Way for the Homies | In The Box
  5. "Is Anybody Home? (Parts 2 and 3)" | Trisomie 21 | Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien | Scarface | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Glass Candle Grenades" | Cocteau Twins | Head Over Heels [reissue] | 4AD
  7. "Remember Her Name / The Jazz Song" | Psyche | Brave New Waves Session | Artoffact
  8. "Damenbartblick" | Schlammpeitziger | Damenbartblick auf Pregnant Hill | Bureau B
  9. "Fair Is The Field" | Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts | Shouts, Moans, and Significance | Musique Risquee
  10. "Your Dream" | Trisomie 21 | Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien | Scarface | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Tizi Ouzou" | Pascal Viscardi | Chabha Dassin Hakku | La Chinerie
  12. "Ezy2141" | Jono Ma & Dreems | The Dreemas | Kompakt
  13. "The Cave And The Light" | Trisomie 21 | Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien | Scarface | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Junkie Hideout in Suburbia" | The Bunny Tylers | Chance Meetings | Ruptured
  15. "All Nerve" | The Breeders | All Nerve | 4AD
  16. "Jorge (Satori Remix)" | Acid Pauli | BLD Remixes B | Ouie
  17. "The Last Song" | Trisomie 21 | Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien | Scarface | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Gigue" | Fondation | Les cassettes 1980-1983 | Bureau B
  19. "Dismantled King Is Off The Throne" | Felt | The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories [reissue] | Cherry Red
  20. "Bu Bir Ruya" | Dirtmusic | Bu Bir Ruya | Glitterbeat
  21. "Fluent in English" | EXEK | Ahead of Two Thoughts | W. 25th
  22. "Desert - Vocal" | Enzo Elia | Game of Circles - EP | Compost Disco
  23. "There's No Trouble There" | Trisomie 21 | Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien | Scarface | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "La Fortaleza" | Arce | Lapsus EP | M.I.S.T.
  25. "The Queen Is Dead - Full Version" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  26. "The Last Call" | L'Amour Fou | Dujuan | Smallville

if I really could, dear, I would apologize

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Kept It Together, Held It Together: Transmission 398, 2018 March 14

• April 22nd, 2018
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tee_mango_tribute_5.jpg It was a Medway night, so naturally the segues were terrible. We need to get past that now. Additionally, it was a night of technical difficulties, not just conceptual ones. The computer in the studio went rogue and I was afraid I'd be stuck there all night. It's been a long time since I had that feeling. I didn't miss it.

Have I ever explained my multitasking during the program? Or: maybe I have and you are new here. I don't know. Anyway, we air a lot of pre-recorded public affairs programming, and every night somebody has to program this stuff to play automatically, on time, the next day. This is a thing I used to do every night--for, like, two straight years--but I'm down to once a week. Wednesday is my night because I would rather not have to "dial in" while someone else is in the control room.

So that's why this program might sound worse than usual, but only a little bit worse. The more you know!

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 March 14, 2100-2300:

  1. "Confused" | Tee Mango | Losing Control EP | Clone Royal
  2. "Love Me Lies" | The Prisoners | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Milford Dip" | Swine | Lessons | Front and Follow
  4. "Multipass" | Tropikal Camel | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  5. "Don't Ever Antagonize the Horn" | Claude Speeed | Other Infinities | Planet Mu
  6. "Dearest Darling" | Thee Milkshakes | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "A Moment" | Eraldo Bernocchi / FM Einheit / Jo Quail | Rosebud | Rarenoise
  8. "Nothing Natural" | Stella Diana | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  9. "The Song of Passionate Intensity" | Band of Holy Joy | Funambulist We Love You | Tiny Global Productions
  10. "Dirty Water" | The Gruffmen | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Heute Tanz B" | Mapa | No Automatu | Gusstaff
  12. "Alea" | Lancelot | Transport EP | Omena
  13. "Thunder and Cathode" | Scanner | Fibolae | Pop Noire
  14. "Muddy Puddle Trot (Guavid Remix)" | Brainwaltzera | Remix EP | Film
  15. "Light From A Dead Star" | 93MillionMilesFromTheSun | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  16. "Pay Day" | Johnny Barkers Bandits | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Purged Specimen" | Blind Idiot God | Undertow [reissue] | Indivisible
  18. "The Sun The Moon" | Goat | Fuzzed in Europe (live) | Rocket
  19. "Ladykillers" | Cherry Heaven | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  20. "Power" | Constantijn Lange | Power & Love | Laut & Luise
  21. "Boredom" | Jack Ketch And The Crowmen | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Moving Parts" | GYHT | Fuzzy Feelings Collection | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  23. "Jack the Ripper" | Auntie Vegetable | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "De-Luxe" | See The Eye (feat. Yudhit) | Lovelife, A Homage To Lush | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  25. "Youngman" | Your Planet Is Next | Laid Back EP | Studio Barnhus
  26. "Telephone Thing" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  27. "Dangerous Charms" | The Delmonas | Medway Power House Vol III | Hangman | "Physical Evidence"
  28. "Tin Mine" | Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs | YMFEES | Bokeh Versions
  29. "Cheyne Stoking" | Special Request | Belief System | Houndstooth
  30. "Outro" | Clip | Magnetic Reconnection | Seeking the Velvet

pills and liquid filled my mind

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Golden Vibrations: Transmission 397, 2018 March 7

• April 19th, 2018
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sefton_stranded_in_passion.jpg You should listen," I said about this program prior to its airing. "It will be good." Verily, I think it was. How often does that happen? Memory may fail me in this regard, but I am trying out a new thing with myself: Benefit Of The Doubt. How am I doing? Feedback welcome.

So I mentioned last time out that a universe was ending--this is the first program from a new, more cautious world. Honestly the past seven weeks have been so full of stress and have gone by so quickly (am I having fun, or something?) that I don't remember what this "felt" like so I can't give you a proper account. To begin with, I guess that it must have been cold, but who can tell anymore? And with that kind of a beginning, is there any point continuing?

If we must talk about things we know, I know that Causa Sui was a highlight, as were SKRS & GULLS, Ride, Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs, The Apostles, and Petar Dundov. What a strong finish! Sometimes there is a point in continuing, just maybe not with speculation and words.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 March 7, 2100-2300:

  1. "The Dawn of Man Intro" | Sefton | Stranded in Passion EP | Ellum Audio
  2. "Edict" | Cyclopian | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  3. "Weekend Lights" | Traks Boys | Weekend Lights | Internasjonal
  4. "The Deafening Scowl" | The Darkening Scale | Sonic Archaeology | Klanggalerie
  5. "Catherine Wheel" | Beach Bully | Fuzzy Feelings Collection | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  6. "Lefty" | Prequel | Freedom / Lefty | Local Talk
  7. "Life in the 80's" | Merveille & Crosson | Cerulean LP | Visionquest
  8. "Viborera" | Causa Sui | Vibraciones Doradas | El Paraiso
  9. "Crash" | Dead Fader | Jenny153 | Parachute
  10. "Lake Symphony" | J.G. Biberkopf | Fountain of Meaning | Danse Noire
  11. "Nos ventre nus" | Marietta | La passagere | Born Bad
  12. "O M M" | Bene Fonteles | Outro Tempo | Music from Memory
  13. "Cotard Delusion" | Big Miz | Cotard Delusion | Pear
  14. "Love" | E Myers | Love / Hate | Dark Entries
  15. "El Pas del Temps" | Sau Poler & Pedro Vian | Drawn By Sea | Modern Obscure Music
  16. "Late Night Shuttle" | VTCN RADIO | Mydriase | Five to Six
  17. "Sacred Rowan Grove" | Appleblim | Displaced Soundtracks | Life and Death
  18. "DubU2Nite" | SKRS & GULLS | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  19. "Ariro" | Eunice Arimoku | Duomo Sounds LTD (Nigerian 80s Disco Music to Move Your Soul) | Odion
  20. "Keep It Surreal" | Ride | Tomorrow's Shore | Wichita
  21. "Theme From Nowhere" | Mark Barrott | Cascades (Francois K Mix) | International Feel
  22. "#29" | Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs | YMFEES | Bokeh Versions
  23. "Horizon Obscure" | The Seven Fields of Aphelion | Keep the Ocean Inside | Rad Cult
  24. "Banko Woman" | The Apostles | Banko Woman | Cultures of Soul
  25. "Everlasting Love" | Petar Dundov | At The Turn of Equilibrium | Music Man

you have two hearts and I have none

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Original Phrasing, Dialogue Verbatim: Transmission 396, 2018 February 28

• April 9th, 2018
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silvia_kastel_air_lows.jpg I'm back! Did you miss me? Well, I guess it doesn't have to be mutual. I've missed you, even though I've been "here" every week. This time out, it's a return to one of our recurring themes: "Programs That Aired On The Final Night of a Now-Dead Universe." I suppose every program is such a program, when you consider the "multiverse" and all that, but I only know it's such a program some of the time, and in retrospect. When I know it in advance it will surely be the last time.

And let me tell you: this new universe, which began the night after this program aired, sucks ass. Things are less stable and cozy than I thought they were--a remarkably low bar--and I am filled with worry all of the time. Fittingly, time has frozen since the transition, and it is still winter even now. Are we living in Narnia? Will there be Christmas? It all remains to be seen.

It's fitting, then, that Volume 15 is our special "record" of the evening. That is a lost world too. Songs like "Outside"--where did they go, and when?

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 February 28, 2100-2300:

  1. "Convincing People" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  2. "Rise, Fernanda, Rise!" | Brokeback | Illinois River Valley Blues | Thrill Jockey
  3. "Let Go Oh Oh" | The Wannadies | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Ritual" | Brandon Wolcott & Emil Abramyan | Music of the Record | Kingdoms
  5. "Hades Rocket" | Simian Mobile Disco | Displaced Soundtracks | Life and Death
  6. "Target" | Silvia Kastel | Air Lows | Blackest Ever Black
  7. "Ambient Jazz Suite No 2" | Bonjour Monsieur Basie | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  8. "Altered Ego" | Ultramarine | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "Blue Dreamers" | Kid Lib | Blue Dreamers / That Special Way | Foxy
  10. "Warmest Regards" | Molecular | Warmest Regards | Hiddenseer
  11. "Don't Know Why?" | Scheer | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Hippie Lawyer" | Swanox | Jokes About Rain | Not Not Fun
  13. "Woodshedded" | Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs | YMFEES | Bokeh Versions
  14. "Outside" | Solid | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Strictly DNB" | Digital | Strictly DNB | Function
  16. "MK2A (Tranquility Bass Dub)" | The Shamen | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Detect" | Kurt Baggaley | Remembering Infinity EP | Something Happening Somewhere
  18. "Some Sounds" | Your Planet Is Next | Laid Back EP | Studio Barnhus
  19. "Billy, I Am a Living Animal" | New Fumes | Teeming 2 | Rad Cult
  20. "Thierry Lacroix" | Jock Scot with The Nectarine No 9 | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Forest Rain" | Beraber | Sun Ritual EP | La Freund
  22. "Wait No Hurry" | Grotto | Grotto II: Wait...No Hurry | Livingstone Studio
  23. "Everybody Say Yeah (Spring Heel Jack Remix)" | Joi | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "Orthodox Spanking" | MANASYt | Reality Defense Department | Musar
  25. "Who's 'In', Who's 'Out'" | Mick Harvey | Volume 15 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  26. "Orb" | Danny Daze | Displaced Soundtracks | Life and Death
  27. "Summary" | Colm K | Heights | All City

theme from nowhere

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More Dirt, More Germs: Transmission 395, 2018 February 21

• March 6th, 2018
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adult_detroit_house_guests.jpg Welcome to this week's edition of the program. "Solid" is the word that comes to mind when asked to describe it, though of course no one asked. It's not pantheon-level work in this broadcast but it is a good selection of tunes, delivered without incident. Can we hope for more, in these troubled times? Sadly I'm not sure we can.

Notes: I just found out, and by accident, pretty much, what a "jawn" is. I am so out of touch with the youth! It embarrasses me. Also, the Sam de la Rosa record seems to be a first issue, not a reissue. I can't recall what I said about it during the broadcast, but it sounds so satisfyingly old school (why am I out of touch, again) that I was sure that it came from another time. Finally, it took Lady Catharsis to point out to me that "The Chauffeur" is a Duran Duran song, originally. It seems I have much to learn!

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 February 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "Intro" | Jawn Rice | Highlights | Mutual Intentions
  2. "R.E.D." | Sam de la Rosa | Earth Wart | Mannequin
  3. "Empty Network" | Lars Finberg | Moonlight over Bakersfield | In the Red
  4. "The Chauffeur" | The Slowest Lift | The Slowest Lift | VHF
  5. "Transient" | Visible Cloaks | Lex | Rvng Int'l
  6. "3:08" | Isorinne | Speechless Malison | Northern Electronics
  7. "Deer Ron" | Xenoula | Xenoula | Weird World
  8. "Tes Hombres" | Yanomamos | Comes Alive | Con D'Or
  9. "Hownow (Can We Be)" | Amp | Q Factors (A Mixtape) | Ampbase
  10. "Breathe On - Liars 'Savannah' Remix" | ADULT. | Detroit House Guests (The Remixes) | Mute
  11. "Entangled" | Vittoria Fleet | Entangled EP | 2DIY4
  12. "My Blood Carries My Dreams Away" | Permahorn | My Blood Carries My Dreams Away | Shimmy 500
  13. "Eine Gerade" | Friday Dunard | Gerade | Magazine
  14. "Cast a Shadow" | Rodhad | Anxious | Dystopian
  15. "No Gameboy" | Omari Jazz & Northern Draw (feat. Studenets) | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  16. "Algorithm Rock" | The Diabolical Liberties | All Out for Love | The Diabolical Liberties
  17. "Beyond Help" | Stazma the Junglechrist | 15 Years of PRSPCT | PRSPCT
  18. "Theme" | Redshape | Displaced Soundtracks | Life and Death
  19. "Untitled Friday" | Nabihah Iqbal | Weighing of the Heart | Ninja Tune
  20. "SCHAX" | Chillera | SCHAX | Muscut
  21. "Mapleseed Rhinos" | Constantijn Lange | Power & Love | Laut & Luise
  22. "Manta" | ARtroniks | Riddle / Manta | Bleak Winter
  23. "La mer" | Sau Poler & Pedro Vian | Drawn By Sea | Modern Obscure Music
  24. "Sacrament" | Helios Creed | On the Dark Side of the Sun | Klanggalerie
  25. "Xmas Eve" | Johnny O Bazz | Duomo Sounds LTD (Nigerian 80s Disco Music to Move Your Soul) | Odion
  26. "Fate in Black Attache" | Orthographic Figure | Select Gestures | Of Paradise
  27. "Arroyo Hondo" | Neglect | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  28. "Twistin' On The Tombstones" | Ende Shneafliet | 80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 | Contort Yourself
  29. "Ejaz" | Lokal Affair | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation

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