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28
Feb 2014

Cruising Altitude, Transmission 4: 2013 December 11

[GUEST POST]

Greetings, friends and lovers of Bombast. Captain Halcyon here, dropping in uninvited (by you) as is my wont. Back in December I sneaked into the WRFI cockpit to do this show. I figured on sharing it with you while it was still cold, and sure enough, it is.

A friend of Kid Catharsis, Jim Murphy, dropped by sometime during this broadcast--I think it was during "White Dusk"--and remarked, "this doesn't sound like dance music." Oh Jim! There are many ways to dance.

Anyway--apologies if you were expecting something from Kid Catharsis. He's taking a mental health day--I recommend these!--so I thought I would "fill the void."

CRUISING ALTITUDE playlist, 2013 December 11, 1500-1600:

  1. "Lazy Calm" | Cocteau Twins | Victorialand | 4AD
  2. "Men of the Divine Wind [the Kamikaze]" / "Perspective 3" | 400 Blows | If I Kissed Her I'd Have To Kill Her First | Illuminated
  3. "Premonition" | David Sylvian + Holger Czukay | Plight & Premonition | Venture - Virgin
  4. "Christmas Is Now Drawing Near" | Coil | Winter Solstice: North | Eskaton
  5. "White Dusk" | :zoviet-france: | A Bead to a Small Mouth | Barooni
  6. "Cowboys in Bangkok (Coil vs Elph Mix)" | Chris & Cosey | Twist | T & B
  7. "Dream 1" | © [Leslie Winer] | Witch | Transglobal

STAY WARM.

24
Feb 2014

Confused Spectators Dive For Cover: Transmission 98, 2014 February 12

The sound file attached to this post gave me an easy mnemonic device to remember this program: "this is the one in which" about half an hour of audio was mangled beyond repair. Sorry. This sort of thing happened with an episode late in November, but only for two minutes; it was "interesting" but tolerable. This transmission gave me the extended remix of that, and it was not interesting and not tolerable. So--for you, an abbreviated Bombast. No, wait, I am REBRANDING those six missing songs as a LIVE EXCLUSIVE. This is why it pays to tune in, you guys!

Accordingly this is the end of the "good" shows. I already miss that "time." But Andy Fairley is here, in spirit and in quantity. I was so excited for the recent reissue that I just had to dig out my copy of System Vertigo and give it a spin. And there are some segues here that actually make "sense" of a kind. So there is something in it for you, after all. Probably. I hope.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 February 12, 2100-2300:

  • "Ghost" | Andy Fairley | System Vertigo | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  • "Spatiotemporal" | Conforce | Kinetic Image | Delsin
  • "Open Dub (Dub)" | Joe Ariwa | Alpha Steppa Meets Joe Ariwa feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry | Steppas
  • "Carbon Wulf" | Bibio | The Green EP | Warp
  • "Ex 101" | Logos | Cold Mission | Keysound
  • "Chuno Kinte" | JahYu | Trigram Two | Trigram

--AUDIO BEGINS HERE--

  • "System Vertigo" | Andy Fairley | System Vertigo | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  • "I Don't Get Mad No Mo'" | DeRobert and the Half-Truths | I'm Tryin' | G.E.D. Soul
  • "Move On" | Baby Washington | Move On | Fryers
  • "3dOS" | Akkord | Akkord | Houndstooth
  • "Ode to Perfume" | Holger Czukay | On the Way to the Peak of Normal | Groenland
  • "Ver" | Henry L & Ingo Sanger | Farside 23 | Farside
  • "Audio Visual Attack" | Andy Fairley | System Vertigo | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  • "Lips that Would Kiss" | The Durutti Column | The Return of the Durutti Column | Factory Benelux
  • "The Western Lands" | Material | Seven Souls | Virgin
  • "Born To Be Wild" | The Knitters | The Modern Sounds Of... | Zoe | "Listening Parlour"
  • "I Stopped The Clock" | Andy Fairley | System Vertigo | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  • "Der Kran" | Boozoo Bajou | 4 | Apollo
  • "Effectivmarkt" | Blacksmif | 23 Waist | PTN
  • "A2" | Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) | Darkside | Clown & Sunset
  • "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" | Big Maybelle | Joshua | Popcorn
  • "Repelish" | Mogwai | Rave Tapes | Sub Pop
  • "Thunderbird ESQ" | The Gories | The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88 | Third Man
  • "False Starts" | Andy Fairley | System Vertigo | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"

next time: not Scottish and still not crap. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

21
Feb 2014

Not Knowing What On Earth There Was To Know: Transmission 97, 2014 February 5

I think of this as the last "professional"-sounding program in an extended run of them going back to the new year. Having the benefit of a couple of weeks' time since this program aired, I can tell you that normal--that is to say, goofball--service resumes next time. Anyway, it is always good to hear The Flaming Stars, and, as it often seems, I am bewildered as to how it took so long for them to be featured as "Physical Evidence."

We were indeed playing some pretty music on this night! Dear god, how gorgeous is that Bibio song--and how good was that segue?! It makes up for some of the nonsense transitions that happened later, at least. Two very similar versions of "Another Day": perhaps not the best choice? But it is a nice tune, one which I'd always kind of ignored on that This Mortal Coil album. I've never paid attention to Roy Harper, but the original is nice too. I'll be damned if I let TMC be a gateway for any other musical obsessions, though. My mantra is going to be what Kevin Hewick says during his live set from A Factory Quartet: "Oh yeah, Roy Harper...you'll get Roy Harper later. You probably deserve him."

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 February 5, 2100-2300:

  1. "Open Door (Vocal)" | Joe Ariwa feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry | Alpha Steppa Meets Joe Ariwa feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry | Steppas
  2. "Down to You" | The Flaming Stars | Songs From the Bar Room Floor | Vinyl Japan | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Billy D" | Moniker | Billy D | Circus Company
  4. "The Spinney View of Hinkley Point" | Bibio | The Green EP | Warp
  5. "Spezmodia" | Mouse on Mars | Spezmodia | Monkeytown
  6. "Witches Multiplication Table" | Holger Czukay | On the Way to the Peak of Normal | Groenland
  7. "Poor Louis" | The Legendary Pink Dots | The Creature that Tasted Sound | self-released
  8. "Oncoming Train" | The Flaming Stars | Songs From the Bar Room Floor | Vinyl Japan | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "Moon" | Abstraxion | Break of Lights | Hakt
  10. "Too Many Nights" | Lenis Guess | The Norfolk Soul Sound | Soul7
  11. "Theme from Dog Instruction" | The Flaming Stars | Songs From the Bar Room Floor | Vinyl Japan | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "IIII.I" | Papir | IIII | El Paraiso
  13. "Natty Dub - Rob Smith aka RSD Dub Remix" | Dactah Chando | Sabiduria | Achinech
  14. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" | The Flaming Stars | Songs From the Bar Room Floor | Vinyl Japan | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Open Door (Vocal)" | Alpha Steppa feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry | Alpha Steppa Meets Joe Ariwa feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry | Steppas
  16. "Binary Opposition (Process 3)" | Phase | Frames of Reference | Token - N.E.W.S.
  17. "Another Day" | Oliver Coates | Towards the Blessed Islands | Prah
  18. "Burning" | Tristesse Contemporaine | Stay Golden | Record Makers
  19. "Wornitz" | Cleric | Delivery | Coincidence
  20. "Another Day" | This Mortal Coil | It'll End in Tears | 4AD
  21. "Like Trash" | The Flaming Stars | Songs From the Bar Room Floor | Vinyl Japan | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Modern Dance Craze" | Andy Fairley | Fishfood vs The Birth of Sharon | Bristol Archive
  23. "Hexon Bogon" | Mogwai | Rave Tapes | Sub Pop

next time: abandon all preconceptions, nothing will comfort you now. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis


17
Feb 2014

Say What You Mean And Say It Mean: Transmission 96, 2014 January 29

For the first time in a while, "Physical Evidence" is a new release. If I had an unlimited budget, and unlimited free time to hunt these things down, it would be this way every week. Never mind "Bombast vs. iTunes"--that contest quickly proved uninteresting. I never imagined Tim Cook had an alternate career fantasy as captain of the Washington Generals, but people will surprise you.

Not much time to write--LIFE IS HECTIC, YO!--but I do want to say a quick thing about Tourette, the tiny label that has released our special disc for the evening. I ordered one cd from them, and received three. No joke. Whoever said pimpin' ain't easy must have been dealing with the wrong outlets. You're welcome.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 January 29, 2100-2300:

  1. "The Next Big Thing" | The Dictators | I ♥ NY Punk! | Mojo Magazine
  2. "Lunar Moth" | Twilight Circus Meets Edward Ka-Spel | 800 Saints in a Day | Tourette | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Space Moth" | Stereolab | Serene Velocity | Rhino
  4. "Tristemente" | Margot | Trentaseitrenta | Holger
  5. "Spacehood" | Reference | Ghetto Nebula | 200
  6. "Germ Patrol" | Twilight Circus Meets Edward Ka-Spel | 800 Saints in a Day | Tourette | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Ballad of the Fog-Bound Pinhead" | Thee Headcoats | The Kids Are All Square - This is Hip! | Damaged Goods
  8. "I Do What I Want" | Tristesse Contemporaine | Stay Golden | Record Makers
  9. "Changes All the Time" | The Organ Grinder | Another Process EP | Heist
  10. "Pinhead" | The Ramones | All the Stuff and More | Sire | "Listening Parlour"
  11. "Saigon" | Twilight Circus Meets Edward Ka-Spel | 800 Saints in a Day | Tourette | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Deesh" | Mogwai | Rave Tapes | Sub Pop
  13. "Sketch for Winter" | The Durutti Column | The Return of the Durutti Column | Factory Benelux
  14. "Vodou Rhythm" | Jus Now | Bare Wine | Gutterfunk
  15. "Tika Ndeko Na Yo Te" | Joseph Kabasele | Le Grand Kalle: His Life, His Music | Sterns Africa
  16. "No Secrets" | Twilight Circus Meets Edward Ka-Spel | 800 Saints in a Day | Tourette | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Softcore (Dubspeeka Remix)" | Troy Pierce | Softcore EP | Items & Things
  18. "Circle of Fifths - Dub" | Holden | Circle of Fifths | Border Community
  19. "That 60s Show" | Twilight Circus Meets Edward Ka-Spel | 800 Saints in a Day | Tourette | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Monday Rain" | RVDS | Moon on Milky Way | Smallville
  21. "Ramrod" | Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel | Ramrod | Self Immolation

next time: an oncoming train. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

10
Feb 2014

Leaving All Desires Behind: Transmission 95, 2014 January 22

I have had a couple of vodkas, so I'll tell you something: in a very, very, VERY indirect way, this whole adventure began some ten years ago, when Junior was born. How we got from there to here is a winding, convoluted path of which I have yet to fully make sense, but I am confident that both "there" and "here" are both points upon it. For reasons I don't remember, I was listening to a few of these "fish" compilations in the week leading up to Junior's birth, so when one of them "surfaced" as the "Physical Evidence" on Junior's birthday night, I didn't second-guess it.

Frequently I allude to the idea that this program is more than fun and games. It is. That I haven't articulated why, and can't articulate why, are evidence that this is the world's worst diary. But the show does serve a purpose for me and means a great deal. There is some magic--real magic, not accidental*--in this transmission, in places at least. At such moments I think, "that's why I do this." The ultimate "why?" That will probably take therapy, the actual kind. For now, enjoy this run I'm having.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 January 22, 2100-2300:

  1. "Drake" | Tempelhof | Frozen Dancers | Hell Yeah
  2. "Venice Groove" | Sandals | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Orange" | Schiller | Sun (Chill Out Edition) | 7star
  4. "Help Me Lift You Up" | Macbeth | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  5. "Prosopagnosia" | Moon Wheel | For S.M.J | Wool
  6. "Wildfire" | Fuel | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Requiem for a Father" | The Durutti Column | The Return of the Durutti Column | Factory Benelux
  8. "De Pire en Pire" | Magnetix | De Pire en Pire | Born Bad
  9. "Lost Summer" | Single Point Edge | Single Point Edge | Rwina
  10. "Signal" | The Wedding Present | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Yes I Noise" | Margot | Trentaseitrenta | Holger
  12. "Saude (featuring Tibau) - Mollono.Bass Remix" | Pupkulies & Rebecca | Wolde | Acker
  13. "Brain-Tag (Original Version)" | Bettie Serveert | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Dragon Fly with Khaleesi" | Mario Basanov | Machinarium | Best Kept Secret
  15. "Easy Slide" | Hyperhead | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "Chabman" | Vox Populi | Cut Chemist Presents: Funk Off! | A Stable Sound
  17. "Bailed Out (Cello Mix)" | The Auteurs | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Resveta" | Larkin & The Sky | Polyrhythmic Series #3 | SVS
  19. "Death Wish (live)" | L7 | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Ar II" | Basic House | Oats | Alter
  21. "Whirl (Original Version)" | The Jesus Lizard | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "On the Way to the Peak of Normal" | Holger Czukay | On the Way to the Peak of Normal | Groenland
  23. "Additional Ghosts" | Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters | Tomorrow Is Another Day | Bureau B

next time: how many saints can fit in a day? enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

* except for that hiccup-like sound when I'm discussing Mollono.Bass--I swear that wasn't an actual hiccup! That would really have bothered me and poisoned my impression of this show. Which is not to say that I know exactly what produced that noise.

7
Feb 2014

Home to So Much Accidental Greatness: Transmission 94, 2014 January 15

It pleases me to share with you another mixtape, this one from three weeks back. Yes, although it seems to me sometimes that the podcast site is catching up with reality, such progress is slow. Therefore I cannot share any details or anecdotes regarding this particular evening, which I suppose is good? I do know that the New Order reissue--how could I not play "Dreams Never End?"--has forced me to re-think a device I'd filed away for later use. I hope I'm up to the task when the time comes. I also know that I played a couple of tracks in this program that I had played before, which is some kind of "rule" violation, but you know what? I didn't care on the night, and I don't care now. Lou Reed, man, LOU. REED. If you don't know what that's shorthand for, you haven't been paying attention. So investigate. Or "sit and wonder."

I do know that this program made me happy; they've been making me happy routinely of late. I hope you feel the same.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 January 15, 2100-2300:

  1. "Come Away Further" | Deetron | Music Over Matter | Music Man
  2. "Mariko" | Mousetrap | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Valentina Lane" | Lakker | Untitled | Stroboscopic Artefacts
  4. "Echo Beach (Robo Bass Hifi Remix)" | Martha and the Muffins | 16 Bit Skanks | Select Cuts
  5. "Mafia" | Robo Bass Hifi | 16 Bit Skanks | Select Cuts
  6. "Konkav" | Clara Hill | Walk the Distance | Tapete
  7. "Kerkesong (Excerpt)" | Caspar Brotzmann Massaker | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  8. "Dreams Never End" | New Order | Movement | London - Rhino
  9. "Mafia" | Lloyd Parks | Mafia | Parks
  10. "Truth & Dub" | J-Path featuring Smiley Song | Threshing Ground | Trigram
  11. "Long Arm" | Barnyard Slut | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Just Another Dance" | Phase | Frames of Reference | Token - N.E.W.S.
  13. "God Gave Rock N Roll To Us" | Unrest | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Echo Beach" | Dub Spencer & Trance Hill | Riding Strange Horses | Echo Beach
  15. "Gimme Indie Rock" | Sebadoh | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "Silver & Gold" | Chewie feat. Mykal Rose | Live from the Future | Uprise
  17. "Sweet Cheetah" | Crush Sr. | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "You Took Your Time - Oneman Remix feat. Jeremiah Jae" | Mount Kimbie | CSFLY Remixes | Warp
  19. "Mafia" | The Dub Syndicate | Classic Selection Volume 2 | On-U Sound
  20. "Part of Life" | Nanobyte feat. Mary Lambert | Live from the Future | Uprise
  21. "Dead Shall Rise" | Opium Den | Buy This Used Compact Disc | Dutch East India Trading | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Summer Again" | The Wytches | Kitsune Maison Compilation 15 | Kitsune

next time: synchronized in space and time... enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

3
Feb 2014

U_D_M Transmission 3, 2013 October 22

[GUEST POST]

I was bored in the city, as is often the case. Forget what they say about what sort of person experiences this condition. I blame society. As always, my remedy is spontaneous, unthinking hedonism.

This was an October program. Newer programs are still available elsewhere. Meanwhile, I'm off to work on my hacienda, between cigarettes and stolen bottles of wine. I do hope that, until we converse again, you can amuse yourself with whatever else inhabits this website.

U_D_M Playlist, 2013 October 22, 2300-0000:

  1. "Question of Time" | The Wolfgang Press | Queer | 4AD
  2. "One More City" | John Daly | One More City | Secret Sundaze
  3. "Monkey Jazz" | Ian O'Brien | The Rebirth of Cool Seven | Island
  4. "Crazy Earth" | Fortran 5 | International Compilation | Mute
  5. "Need (Redshape Remix)" | Ellen Allien | The Kiss / Need (Remixes) | BPitch Control
  6. "Close Encounters" | The Orb | U.F.Orb | Island Red Label
  7. "Olivia" | Satin Jackets | The Pink Collection | Eskimo
  8. "The World In Small Doses" | Marcus Sur | Zachow | Acker
  9. "Contra-Indications" | The Durutti Column | Obey the Time | Factory

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