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22
May 2017

Break Every Chain and Relieve All Your Pain: Transmission 334, 2017 April 5

december_bright_red.jpg I've been feeling existential about the program for the last couple of months. It's been longer than most such phases, or so it seems to me. Aging probably has much to do with it--increased consciousness, sadness, and anger about the passing of time, and questioning which uses of time are really worthwhile, whatever that means. THE age probably has a bit of influence here--wondering whether I am accomplishing anything with these weekly hullabaloos, or if the escape-ism is enough, or if any escape could be. Nevertheless, I press on.

"The Killing of America": it me, I'm helping to do it.

Serendipitously, I find myself playing a tune called "empty rituals." "It hasn't been for me," I say, perhaps thinking wishfully? I can't imagine not doing this week after week. It must mean something.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 April 5, 2100-2300:

  1. "InterOuterNational" | Seekers International | Presents the RaggaPreservation Society EP | Diskotopia
  2. "Must Be A Dream / Dreaming (Dub)" | Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U. Black | In A Rub-A-Dub Style | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "DRY" | Robert G Rough | WET|DRY | digitalDIZZY
  4. "Bright Red" | December | Bright Red | Mannequin
  5. "Lamb of Judah / Judah (Dub)" | Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U. Black | In A Rub-A-Dub Style | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Double Edge Sword Dub" | Jay Glass Dubs | New Teeth for an Old Country | Bokeh Versions
  7. "Off Your Face" | Power Pyramid | Forever and Again, A Tribute to My Bloody Valentine | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "Sailor Moon" | Gudrun Gut | Instrumentals for Sirens | Moabit
  9. "Unruh" | Vermont | II | Kompakt
  10. "Dread Pan Some / Dread (Dub)" | Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U. Black | In A Rub-A-Dub Style | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "The Killing of America" | Uniform | Wake in Fright | Sacred Bones
  12. "Waiting For The Fun" | Annie Anxiety | Soul Possession [reissue] | Dais
  13. "In The Park" | The Ludvico Treatment | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  14. "TT" | Jaws | Object Dom | Hundebiss
  15. "Power Chant / Chant (Dub)" | Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U. Black | In A Rub-A-Dub Style | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "Eseme Ikpong" | Chief Inyang Henshaw & His Top Ten Aces | Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds from South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) | Comb & Razor Sound
  17. "Mogador Moon" | Eric Random & The Bedlamites | Ishmael | Klanggalerie
  18. "Take A Chance On Me" | Abba | The Definitive Collection | Polar / UTV | "Listening Parlour"
  19. "The Burning Fields" | Meatbodies | Alice | In The Red
  20. "In The Darkest Night" | Plasticstatic | Colors Compilations - Grey "Post Punk" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  21. "Excerptz" | Snad | Psychic Advisor | Smallville
  22. "If I Can Make It / Make It (Dub)" | Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U. Black | In A Rub-A-Dub Style | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Empty Rituals" | Naaahhh | Themes | Blackest Ever Black

hazey daze and thoughts familiar

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10
May 2017

U_D_M Detour 23, 2016 November 6

moby_go.jpg[GUEST POST]

Guy LeBatard here, after a long absence, about which I can say I hope we didn't miss each other too much. In the fall, I somehow drifted once again into a semblance of "commitment" to a radio program at a certain time. So here I present the first such excursion. It certainly has the feel of a different time, one might say a "lost time," but nothing compared to the current "lost time." If that means anything.

Things are difficult south of the border, I know--you should (always) already know that you are welcome in my squat up north any time, that is, if you can find it. Or you can stay put and listen to this "podcast." Or you can listen while traveling. On this date I was obsessed, seemingly, with "Deep Love." It was a question in a bygone time: how deep is my love? As shallow or as deep as you like. It's not for me to say.

U_D_M playlist, 2016 November 6, 1700-1800:

  1. "Go (Loco Dice Mo' Strings Remix)" | Moby | Go (Loco Dice Remix) | Desolat
  2. "Act 2 / Dominas" | Carl Craig | More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art | SSR
  3. "Tori Karaage" | Detroit Swindle | Deep Love 100 | Dirt Crew
  4. "Boiling" | good guy mikesh | Deep Love 100 | Dirt Crew
  5. "Heaven & Earth - Part 1" | Paul Woolford | Heaven & Earth | Aus
  6. "Chemicality" | La Fleur | Cocoon Compilation P | Cocoon
  7. "Casino - Trev'dub" | Trevino | Casino | Aus
  8. "Ice Fractions 1B - Remix" | Silvershower | Ice Fractions 1 Remixes | Montage
  9. "Blvd." | Huerta | Deep Love 100 | Dirt Crew

Psycho Hub is right

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9
May 2017

What He Knows You Ain’t Had Time To Learn: Transmission 333, 2017 March 29

audio_visual.jpg Unlike the previous program, I do remember why I did this one. It was my regular time slot. <I'll show myself out.> No, but really, I quivered with anticip-p-pation for this program, because I was featuring one of my favorite records, the Audio-Visual compilation on the mighty Sweatbox label. Why the record is so special is something of a mystery, but I will endeavor to unravel it (WARNING: in the unravelling, there might come learning, which I promise is unintentional).

This is going to seem like a backhanded compliment but Audio-Visual didn't draw me in too far, unlike a Compilation To Be Named Later which I hope to feature soon. Maybe because I'd already been lured down the rabbit hole by that other compilation, I could appreciate what is absolutely terrific about this record: awesome tunes, that sounded like various permutations of What I Wanted To Be; cool graphics; inspirational reading [the Blurt and A Certain Ratio interviews in the accompanying zine still entertain, three decades later]. I say "absolutely" because I am sure that this comp was good enough to lead some poor souls, god help them, down the aforementioned rabbit hole, where a Label becomes an aspiration or Way of Life. Is it simply a matter of being not quite great enough or not early enough to be formative? Is there some kind of Compilation Laffer Curve whereon a line of Diminishing Return indicates declining lifetime enjoyment of a given collection? There could be a dissertation in this. Is this possibility to be embraced or feared?

Ah, it is probably just baggage.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 March 29, 2100-2300:

  1. "Dizzyspells" | Tangible Rays | New Adventures of TBTCI | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  2. "Tearz" | El Michels Affair | Tearz / Verbal Intercourse | Big Crown
  3. "They're Biting" | A Primay Industry | Audio Visual | Sweatbox | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Viewpoint" | Multicast Dynamics | Continental Ruins | Denovali
  5. "Sea of Lost Hopes" | Cindytalk | The Labyrinth of the Straight Line | Editions Mego
  6. "Mma Ama Mbo" | Mari Afi Usuah & The South Eastern State Cultural Band | Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds from South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) | Comb & Razor Sound
  7. "They Played in the Harvest Fields At Dusk" | July Skies | The English Cold [reissue] | Caroline True
  8. "Come In Alone" | Citrus Clouds | Forever and Again, A Tribute to My Bloody Valentine | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  9. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" | Mrs. Miller | Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits | Capitol | "Listening Parlour"
  10. "Bzw" | Ettinger | Sammlung (Elektronische Kassettenmusik, Dusseldorf 1982-1989) | Bureau B
  11. "Slow" | Coloring Electric Like | Forever and Again, A Tribute to My Bloody Valentine | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  12. "Umbwalwa Ne Chamba" | Peace | Black Power | Now-Again
  13. "Alison" | Fawns of Love | Just for a Life, A Homage to Slowdive | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  14. "Motor City Nightmare" | Hula | Audio Visual | Sweatbox | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Don't" | Dyr Faser | Trio | Bandcamp self-release
  16. "Catch the Breeze" | The City Gates ft. Krissy Vanderwoude | Just for a Life, A Homage to Slowdive | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  17. "Ha (Original Mix)" | The Anti Group | Audio Visual | Sweatbox | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Old No 7" | Hey Colossus | Dedicated To Uri Klangers (2003-2013) | Mie
  19. "Healing Feeling" | Tornado Wallace | Lonely Planet | Running Back
  20. "Lost Gems" | Silence In The Snow | Colors Compilations - Grey "Post Punk" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  21. "Gravespit" | Blurt | Audio Visual | Sweatbox | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Side Of Golden You" | AMyn | Best Heard In Shadows EP | Apollo
  23. "Digital Botanics" | Odeko | Digital Botanics / Construct Conduct | Gobstopper
  24. "Intensidade" | Abrao | Abrao | Garzen
  25. "Xanthippe" | Ice Eyes | New Frame | Seagrave
  26. "Bearing and Writhe" | Oto Hiax | Oto Hiax | Editions Mego
  27. "Sounds Like Something Dirty" | A Certain Ratio | Audio Visual | Sweatbox | "Physical Evidence"
  28. "500 Models (Demo Mix)" | Joris Voorn | The Transformation | Indigo Aera
  29. "Hatsunori" | Marconi Union | Tokyo+ | Just Music
  30. "118 / 2" | Cummi Flu / Raz Ohara | Y | Album Label

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9
May 2017

Arrive from Nowhere and Go Straight Back There: Transmission 332, 2017 March 28

soft_error_mechanism.jpg Confession time: I often play the "I don't recall" game with these mixtapes if enough time has passed, and I'm often exaggerating. The memories are there; either I lack the will or energy to retrieve them, or I deem them too dull to recount here. Which, given the average quality of my posts, is saying QUITE A BIT. This broadcast, though, is a more profound and truer case. Not only do I not know why I did this program, I didn't know why I was doing it when I did it!

Hope you find it enjoyable!

Anyway--in "seriousness"--there is some stuff here that should be spread more widely than I can spread it, and which I've kind of neglected. Which "might" be stretched into an excuse for this weird, early-evening excursion. So big ups and apologies to G.S. Schray, Whore Paint, Blown Out, Ben Frost, and July Skies. "The rest shall keep as they are."

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 March 28, 1900-2100:

  1. "Boredom" | Jack Ketch and the Crowmen | Brimfull of Hate | M'Lady's
  2. "The Zion Terrorist" | Muslimgauze | Jerusalaam | Staalplaat
  3. "Muhajirun" | Alter Echo & E3 | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  4. "I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)" | The Age of Colored Lizards | Forever and Again, A Tribute to My Bloody Valentine | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  5. "Phase II" | Blown Out | New Cruiser | Riot Season
  6. "Hey Joe" | Azna de L'Ader | Agrim Agadez: Musique Guitare De La Republique Du Niger | Sahel Sounds
  7. "Bring On The Dancing Horses" | The Electric Lazarus | Gods Will Be Gods - A Reverence To The Bunnymen | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "My Boyfriend Went To New York And He Didn't Invite Me" | Milk Toast | CD16 | Impermeable
  9. "The Unused Detail" | G.S. Schray | Gabriel | Last Resort
  10. "Atak Mfat Eyen" | Sunny Risky & The Vitamin Explosion | Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds from South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) | Comb & Razor Sound
  11. "Emergence" | Noveller | A Pink Sunset For No One | Fire
  12. "I See You've Washed Your Hands Again" | Ben Frost | The Wasp Factory | Bedroom Community
  13. "Mossadegh's revenge for 52" | Saint Abdullah | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  14. "Avant-Garde" | Beate Bartel | Instrumentals for Sirens | Moabit
  15. "Hibernation" | Pipe's Not Dead | Colors Compilations - Violet "Dreampop" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  16. "Waste" | Whore Paint | Ultra Sound | Translation Loss
  17. "Motorbath" | Soft Error | Mechanism | Village Green
  18. "Fallen to Earth, Pt. II" | Paul H. Williams | Fallen to Earth | The Wormhole
  19. "Seventh Sun" | Camu | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  20. "Toree Bahrstad" | Ryan James Ford | Realm of Consciousness | Afterlife
  21. "Wish I Was Dead" | Spationauts | Colors Compilations - Orange "Psychedelic" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  22. "Breach" | A Projection | Framework | Tapete
  23. "Trans-pop express II" | Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche | Pas pire pop (I Love You So Much) | Constellation
  24. "Quirly Stu" | Leroy | Bambadea | Schamoni
  25. "Holidays to Wales" | July Skies | The Weather Clock | Caught By the River
  26. "Venus" | This Blinding Light | Colors Compilations - Orange "Psychedelic" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  27. "Paradise Syndrom" | Savas Pascalidis | Breakaway | I/Y

It was my own brainwave

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5
May 2017

This Is The Day Someone Remembers What You Said: Transmission 331, 2017 March 22

radio_wah.jpg One of the functions of this program, I have learned, is to teach me to appreciate what I have. Long ago I bought the "Peel Sessions" EP by The Mighty Wah!--because I will buy just about any Peel Session--and was, how shall we say this, underwhelmed. BUT that was a previous life--during graduate school, or the tenure chase, I am sure--and I am 100% certain I was out of my mind and unable to listen properly. Currently, I am still out of my mind, but a better listener. And wouldn't you know it--I find myself enjoying these tunes.

So, since this airdate was Pete Wylie's birthday, according to my long list of birthdays, why not give this a spin? As the kids are wont to say, #YOLO. Looking back, I realize I started some station beef on this day by cracking wise about a conspiracy theorist who fancied himself qualified to be our news director. Life is about stupid risks! Increasingly so, as it is getting shorter and shorter, now that our healthcare system is a smoldering ruin. Look for me to play whatever I want and start hella beef in the near future!

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 March 22, 2100-2300:

  1. "Won't Forget to Die" | Aquarian Blood | Last Nite in Paradise | Goner
  2. "Altogether" | Basic Nature ft. Adrian (Black Cloud) | Just for a Life, A Homage to Slowdive | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  3. "Yuh Learn" | The Mighty Wah! | The Peel Sessions | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Tehilim" | Yotam Avni | Tehilim | Stroboscopic Artefacts
  5. "Landfill" | E.Bias | Emmanuel Bias | Kick & Clap
  6. "Is This Music" | Waitress | TBTCI loves TFC | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  7. "Art School Confidential" | Punctuation Club | CD16 | Impermeable
  8. "Better Scream" | The Mighty Wah! | The Peel Sessions | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "The Prophet Sequence" | Shackleton / Vengeance Tenfold | Sferic Ghost Transmits | Honest Jon's
  10. "Organ Loops" | Specimens | Sculptures | First Terrace
  11. "Planet" | Current 93 | Honeysuckle Aeons [reissue] | Coptic Cat
  12. "Empty Morning" | Lake Ruth | Colors Compilations - Violet "Dreampop" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  13. "Luger" | Sonic Deception | Ghost Army | Radio Bongo
  14. "Weekends" | The Mighty Wah! | The Peel Sessions | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Herzog on a Bus" | Soft Grid | Corolla | Antime
  16. "Dagger" | Scarlina | Just for a Life, A Homage to Slowdive | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  17. "Prelude" | Hecker | A Script for Machine Synthesis | Editions Mego
  18. "Foul Play" | Lillet Blanc | CD16 | Impermeable
  19. "Let's Go" | Tristesse Contemporaine | Stop and Start | Record Makers
  20. "Basement Blues; The Story Of The Blues" | The Mighty Wah! | The Peel Sessions | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Paco" | Claude Rodap | Beletronic | Rush Hour
  22. "Go Again" | Jawbones | High And Low And Low And High | 8MM
  23. "Shine" | Plant Cell | Just for a Life, A Homage to Slowdive | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  24. "Red Chevrolet" | Butch Hancock | Split & Slide II | Rainlight | "Listening Parlour"
  25. "Dance" | Chi | The Original Recordings | Astral Industries
  26. "Oiseaux de proie" | Alcest | Kodama | Prophecy
  27. "No Id - Slamboree Remix" | Zion Train | Versions | Universal Egg
  28. "Room 69" | Kian T | Room 69 | Toy Tonics

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