Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SESSION 67: At Home With Rose

Scott Walker vs Julian Cope


Guest selectors for this week's show are David Cauchi and Daniel Calvert.

It's a face-off: Long-time weirdo and stone circle expert who used to front Teardrop Explodes, Julian Cope, vs pop crooner and experimentalist ex-Walker Brothers, Scott Walker.

Listen in while we swill back the beer and decide who is The Man - Julian or Scott? Or will it be a draw?

Scott Walker
, "Plastic Palace People", Scott 2 , Fontana
Julian Cope, "Ain't But The One Way", Autogeddon, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "The Lady Came from Baltimore", Scott , Fontana
Julian Cope, "Up-wards at 45°", Jehovahkill, Island
Scott Walker, "The Girls from the Streets", Scott 2 , Fontana
Julian Cope, "I Gotta Walk", Autogeddon, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "Sons Of", Scott 3 , Philips / Fontana
Julian Cope, "Safesurfer", Peggy Suicide, Island
Scott Walker, "Black Sheep Boy", Scott 2 , Fontana
Julian Cope, "Necropolis", Jehovahkill, Island
Scott Walker, "Jackie", Scott 2 , Fontana
Julian Cope, "Julian H Cope", Jehovahkill, Island
Scott Walker, "The Girls and the Dogs", Scott 2 , Fontana
Julian Cope, "Poet is Priest...", Jehovahkill, Island
Scott Walker, "Funeral Tango", Scott 3 , Philips / Fontana
Julian Cope, "S.P.A.C.E.R.O.C.K. With Me", Interpreter, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "Next", Scott 2 , Fontana
Julian Cope, "Ain't No Gettin' Round Gettin' Round", Autogeddon, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "The Old Man's Back Again", Scott 4 , Philips / Fontana
Julian Cope, "The Loveboat", Interpreter, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "Duchess", Scott 4 , Philips / Fontana
Julian Cope, "Paranormal in the West Country", Autogeddon, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "Blanket Roll Blues", Climate of Hunter, Virgin
Julian Cope, "Paranormal in the West Country (Krankenhausmusik)", Paranormal in the West Country EP, Echo
Scott Walker, "Face on Breast", Tilt , Fontana
Julian Cope, "I Have Always Been Here", Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye, Sire
Scott Walker, "The Escape", The Drift , 4AD
Julian Cope, "Sunspots", Live in Japan '91, Revell
Scott Walker, "A Lover Loves", The Drift , 4AD
Julian Cope, "Greedhead Detector", 20 Mothers, KAK/The Echo Label
Scott Walker, "30th Century Man", Scott 3 , Philips / Fontana
Julian Cope, "S*T*A*R*C*A*R", Autogeddon, KAK/The Echo Label

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SESSION 66: At Home With Rose

hiss drone strum


A little bit of everything this week.

Podcasts or listening live? Comments sought from anyone who downloads the podcasts or listens to the show live.

Some new $.99 Dreams this week - new album out voyage to the prehistoric planet.

New discovery: Dead Western. This guy has one amazing voice.

Two tracks by The Ocean Floor - I hear they may be coming to New Zealand on a visit some time soon. Looking forward to catching them live.

Just got tickets to Xiu Xiu. Should be fun - being supported by Glass Vaults. And Low are coming to New Zealand! Very good news.

I've just subscribed to Wire and Yeti, so there are some tracks off their compilation disks that came with recent issues.

jj, "Golden Virginia", nº 3 (Secretly Canadian/Sincerely Yours)
Ariel Pink, "A Tomb All Your Own", FF (None)
Todd Rundgren, "I Saw The Light", Something/Anything? (Disk 1) (Bearsville)
Ariel Pink, "Twenty Two Eyes", FF (None)
Yes, "Yesterday and today", Yes (Atlantic)
Dead Western, "So Many Signs", Suckle At The Supple Teats Of Time (Altin Village & Mine Records)
Xiu Xiu, "Muppet Face", La Foret (5 Rue Christine)
The Ocean Floor, "How Many Fingers?", Pop Quiz (Electricity/Lust)
The Ocean Floor, "What Kind?", Pop Quiz (Electricity/Lust)
Glass Vaults, "Set Sail", Glass EP (Sonorous Circle)
$.99 Dreams, "sss", 2010, (ninetycentdreams)
$.99 Dreams, "otlin", 2010, (ninetycentdreams)
$.99 Dreams, "the question remains", voyage to the prehistoric planet, (ninetycentdreams)
viernes, "regressive soul pollution", sinister devices (Kanine)
Leighton Craig, "Roads And Laneways", 10 (Wire)
Amon Duul II, "Sandoz in the Rain (Improvisation)", Yeti (Liberty)
Kraftwerk, "Heimatklange", Ralf Und Florian (Crown Records)
Disco Inferno, "New Clothes For The New World", D.I. Go Pop (Rough Trade Records)
Jackie O Motherfucker, "Good Morning Kaptain", Flags Of The Sacred Harp (ATP Recordings)
Sun Kil Moon, "Alesund", Admiral Fell Promises (Caldo Verde Records)
Vincent Gallo, "Fatty and Skinny", Recordings Of Music For Film (Warp Records)
Pip Proud, "The Love I Gave You Was All I Was", Yeti 9 (Yeti)
Jessica Bailiff, "Warren", Hours Of The Trace (Kranky)
Cursillistas, "Drone (Groan)", Wasp Stings the Last Bitter Flavor (Digitalis Recordings)
Grouper, "Tidal Wave", Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill (Type Records)
Grouper, "Cover the Windows and the Walls", Cover the Windows and the Walls (Root Strata)
Modern Woman, "Nu Witch", Yeti 9 (Yeti)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SESSION 65: At Home With Rose

Songs for Dentists


I have a guest DJ this week - our house guest and friend, Daniel.

Tuva Semmingsen & Barokksolistene, "Lascia Ch'io Pianga", Chaos Reigns - 2009 New York Film Festival, no label
Non, "There Was Never a Moment When Evil Was Real", Easy Listening for Iron Youth, (Mute)
Tom Fazzini, "Pork Barrel", Neck to Neck, (Locust)
Onna, "Were You to Become a Mother", S/T, (Holy Mountain)
Martin Rev, "Salve", Stigmata, (Blastfirstpetite) Fever Tree, "Filigree & Shadow", Fever Tree/Another Time Another Place [See for Miles], (Collectors Choice Music)
The Fall, "Cowboy George", live bootleg
Hellhammer, "Euronomous", Satanic Rites, (Century Media)
Copasetics, "Collegian", Mississippi Tape Series, (Beautiful Dynamite!) Roscoe Holcomb, "Single Girl [1973]", An Untamed Sense of Control, ( Smithsonian Folkways)
Psychic TV, "Good Vibrations", Hex Sex: The Singles Part 1
Suicide, "Jukebox Baby 96", A Way of Life, (Blast First/Mute)
Carlos Peron, "Et", Mmm Betty!, (Mule Musiq) Omar Souleyman, "Ala Il Hanash Madgouga", Jazeera Nights: Folk and Pop Sounds of Syria, (Sublime Frequencies)
Omar Khorshid, "Kariaat el Fengan (Fortune Teller)", Guitar El Chark, (Sublime Frequencies)
Shit & Shine,"The Cusp Of Innocence, Prettily", 229 2299 - Girls Against Shit, (Riot Season)
Gore, "Back Home", Hart Gore Plus Mean Mans Dream, (Southern Lord)
Jex Thoth, "Obsidian Night", S/T, (I Hate Records) The Caretaker, "False Memory Syndrome", Persistent Repitition of Phrases, (History Always Favours The Winners)
Troupe Majidi, "Khlili", Ecstatic Music of the Jemaa El Fna, (Sublime Frequencies)
Steve Bent, "I'm Going to Spain", Songs The Fall Taught Us, (http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/05/songs-the-fall-taught-us.html)
Roky Erickson, "I Have Always Been Here Before", I Have Always Been Here Before, (Shout! Factory)
The Incredible String Band, "Job's Tears", Wee Tam/The Big Huge, (Collectors Choice) The Puritan, "The Stars Above Us Are all Evil", Lithium Gates, (Spikefarm)
Circle, "B.F.F.", Miljard, (Ektro)
Onna, "La Chanson", S/T, (Holy Mountain)
Opium Warlords, "Overwhelm me, Black Sorrow", Live at Colonia Dignidad, (Cobra)
Nina Simone, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (edit), Black Gold, (RCA)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SESSION 64: at home with rose

Jazz interlopers


Busy week. Playlisted with only 2 hours to go! Madness.

Some of these reek of jazz. Some have been lighted infused or have dipped their toes in a pool of jazz. One just sat next to a jazz pianist on the bus. (Okay, it's a very thin thread, but too bad.)

Best finds: Glass Vaults free EP download (Sonorous Circle) and Public Guilt free sampler (thanks Daniel). Nice review of Glass Vaults EP here on Cyclic Defrost and here on Einstein Music Journal. I haven't seen them live, but I hear they are great. They'll be supporting Xiu Xiu on their tour here in NZ.

Wonderful purchase: the 3cd set of Gold Leaf Branches (Digitalis) bought off Diogenes - the ever-tempting array of digital output coming from some of the best labels around.

Delighted to be playing: Three beautiful tracks by zero.enmity - a friend and an amazing musician.

Ala Muerte / Max Bondi, 'I (Saturday demo) ', You're Not as Weird as You Think You Are: Six Years of Public Guilt, pt. 1 (Public Guilt)
Glass Vaults, 'Set Sail', Glass EP (Sonorous Circle)
Glass Vaults, 'New Space', Glass EP (Sonorous Circle)
viernes, 'glacial change of pace', sinister devices (Kanine)
Ala Muerte, 'Red Flags', You're Not as Weird as You Think You Are: Six Years of Public Guilt, pt. 1 (Public Guilt)
zero.enmity, 'i) All Summer Long', The Minimal Essence of Minor (not on label)
zero.enmity, 'ii) Catalogues of Future Sunsets', The Minimal Essence of Minor (not on label)
zero.enmity, 'iii) Lost Infinities', The Minimal Essence of Minor (not on label)
Cursillistas, 'Larks on a string', Wasp Stings the Last Bitter Flavor (Digitalis Industries)
Caves Carved in Golden Light, 'Larks on a string', Wasp Stings the Last Bitter Flavor (Digitalis Industries)
$.99 Dreams, 'cby', 2010 (ninetyninecentdreams)
Kemialliset Ystävät, 'Kivikasan Rauhassa', Kivikasan rauhassa (Fonal)
Charalambides, 'Voicebox', Gold Leaf Branches (Part 2) (Digitalis Recordings)
Claypipe, 'Amongst Slow Dust of 60 Years', Gold Leaf Branches (Part 2) (Digitalis Recordings)
Snowfoxx, 'Love Style One', Gold Leaf Branches (Part 2) (Digitalis Recordings)
We're From Japan!, 'Dog Fight Law', Now Breathe (Jackpot)
Thisquietarmy, 'The Hierarchy Of Angels', Aftermath (TQA Records)
Anla Courtis, 'Llegaron Los Higos Turcos', Llegaron Los Higos Turcos (alt.vinyl)
Braspyreet, 'Kuu Putoaa', Gold Leaf Branches (Part 3) (Digitalis Recordings)
On, 'Blank Space', Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not (Type Records)
Magicicada, 'Slow Walk Backwards (mg)', You're Not as Weird as You Think You Are: Six Years of Public Guilt, pt. 2 (Public Guilt)

Monday, August 02, 2010

SESSION 63: At Home With Rose

Softly Softly Synthesiser


Pretty synth sounds tonight. Groove down. Sink some G&Ts. Perhaps some martinis if you are really feeling in the mood. A very sweet and delicious mix tonight.

My recommendation: visit Boomkat and check out their "14 tracks" - a nice themed weekly mix of 14 tracks that you can purchase. All out of the Boomkat catalogue. Two tracks this week are from one of their selections. A great way to hear new music. www.14tracks.com

Vincent Gallo, 'Her Smell Theme', Recordings Of Music For Film (Warp Records, 2002)
The Ivytree, 'Inner Groves', The Jewelled Antler Library Book 1 (Porter Records, 2008)
Amesoeurs, 'I XIII V XIX XV V XXI XVIII XIX – IX XIX – IV V I IV', Amesoeurs (Code666, 2009)
P.A.L, 'Salvation', My Life In An Insulation Test (electr-ohm, 2008)
White Hinterland, 'Amsterdam', Kairos (Dead Oceans, 2010)
Pastels/Tenniscoats/Pastels, 'Mou Mou Rainbow', Two Sunsets (Geographic, 2009)
viernes, 'regressive soul pollution', sinister devices (Kanine, 2010)
viernes, 'sinister devices', sinister devices (Kanine, 2010)
Red Steers, 'Katzenklavier', Lagaluga Lagoon (Low Hum, 2009)
Dream Boat, 'Your Beaches', Fevers EP (AMDISCS, 2010)
On, 'Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not', Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not (Type Records, 2010)
Claviq, '100%', Dumptrot (Amenorea, 2008)
Kraftwerk, 'Elektrisches Roulette', Ralf und Florian (Philips, 1973)
Moderne, 'Switch On Bach', So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983 (Tigersushi, 2004)
Les Visiteurs Du Soir, 'Je T'ecris D'un Pays', Bippp - French Synth Wave 1979-85 (Born Bad Records, 2006)
Vicious Pink Phenomena, 'Je t´aime moi non plus', Je t´aime moi non plus - Maxi (ZYX Records, 1989)
$.99 Dreams, 'rdbmp', 2010 (ninetyninecentdreams, 2010)
Gina X Performance, 'Kaddish', 14 tracks: 1980s Art-Pop infection (Boomkat, 2010)
Circuit 7, 'Eastern Dreams', 14 tracks: 1980s Art-Pop infection (Boomkat, 2010)
Boy Is Fiction, 'Stack Is Bad', Boy Is Fiction (List Records, 2010)
Lorn, 'Bretagne', Nothing Else (Brainfeeder, 2010)
Vincent Markowski, 'The Number Arkiv', Dirty Capsules (DC Recordings, 2008)
LA LAKERS, 'Track 11', silk lettuce whitney houston (Dungeon Taxis, 2009)
Bernard Szajner, 'Welcome (To Deathrow)', So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983 (Tigersushi, 2004)
Kraus, 'Somebody to Crush', The Facts (Dreamtime Taped Sounds, 2007)
Vermillion Sands, 'I Need No One', Miss My Gun (Sacred Bones Records, 2009)
Popol Vuh, 'Die Nacht der Himmel', Nosferatu (reissue, Spalax Music, 1993)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SESSION 62: At Home With Rose



Sorry - split into two parts due to some unknown tech glitch. Don't you hate those?

Could not decide what mood I was in tonight while getting this playlist sorted. I hope it works. Mostly dark, and kinda dirty, but there are some light moments too. New best find: Best Coast. Seems like lo-fi is the new black.

Had a whole day at a day spa today! What a treat. I had some very interesting makeup though. The final "treat" was getting my makeup done, but I got home and saw it properly and removed it. Oh my god, what did that girl think she was doing? It was pretty scary. However, the rest of the day was fun. I now have dark green fingernails and bright red toenails.

We have a friend staying who has lots of new music to listen to. Wish i could take a week off work and catch up on some listening. One more reason to work for myself again: listen to whatever the fuck I feel like.

Fennesz, "City of light", Venice, (Touch, 2004). 6:35
Chihei Hatakeyama, 'Starlight reflecting on the surface of the river", Minima Moralia, (Kranky, 2006). 7:00
The Cheap Poet, "My Finger is Broken", When the Poem Falls and Brakes its Nose, (Umor Rex, 2007). 6:00
Best Coast, "a3 - angsty", Where the boys are, (Blackest Coast, 2009). 2:49
Best Coast, "b2 - gloomy", Where the boys are, (Blackest Coast, 2009). 4:03
Gfrenzy, "Mouth of Bloody Vengeance", The Need For A Crossing: A New New Zealand, Vol. 1, (Xeric, 2007). 1:38
Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, "Everyday is Brainday", Split, (Digitalis, 2009). 1:18
Bloody Panda, "Ice", Pheromone, (Level Plane Records, 2007). 12:46
Ajilvsga, "Leviathan Vanquished", Medicine Bull, (Dreamsheep, 2008). 10:10
CJA, "5:16", Ironclad, (Last Visible Dog, Digitalis, 2006). 5:20
Alastair Galbraith, "Mavis Grind", Seely Girn, (Feel Good All Over, 1993). 3:26
Alastair Galbraith, "Lucid Branches", Talisman, (Next Best Way, 1995). 2:06
Armpit, "Youse", Society Of Dogs (split), (Pink Skulls, 2003). 5:08
Acid Witch, "Realm of the Wicked", Witchtanic Hellucinations, (Acid Witch Records, 2009). 2:15
Astral Light, "III", Reflections, (Not On Label, 2009). 8:22
Circle, "Re-Masturbated", Zopalki, (Bad Vugum, 1996). 7:48
Biosphere, "Spring Fever", Touch 25, (Touch, 2006). 3:15
Black Mayonnaise, "Narcotic Fog", Ttssattsr, (Emperor Jones, 2004). 7:19
Mekanik Kommando, "Pain In Eden", Analogsounds Vol. 1, Analog Cyberpunk Addendum_III, (Cracked Mirror). 4:19
Blectum from Blechdom, "Bastard Child", Haus de Snaus, (Tigerbeat6, 2001).
Boris, "Blackout", Pink, (Mangrove, 1998). 4:50
De Profundis Parade, "Don't Fear the Fake Cheerleader", "Seven Year Bitch" The Best Of Jenn Birkenow 2000 - 2007, (Vault 106, 2008). 2:35
De Profundis Parade, "LSD LSD LSD", "Seven Year Bitch" The Best Of Jenn Birkenow 2000 - 2007, (Vault 106, 2008). 6:34

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SESSION 61: At Home With Rose

Hanging out in Rose's lounge (it's been a hard day at the office)


It's kinda lounge. It's kinda not.

Favourites of late: jj and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti.

Next week I have a whole day at the day spa. How much more loungey am I gonna be after that?

Oh, and La Quisha Redfern will once again be in attendance.

Stereolab, 'Mellotron', Peng!, (Too Pure, 1992). 2:48
Mouse on Mars, 'Lasergum', Cache Coeur Naif, (Too Pure, 1997). 3:39
A Sunny Day in Glasgow, 'Close Chorus', Ashes Grammar, (mis ojos discos, 2009). 6:24
Stereolab, 'Fractal Dream Of A Thing', Chemical Chords, (4AD, 2008). 3:37
jj, "Things Will Never Be The Same Again', jj n° 2, (Sincerely Yours, 2009). 3:34
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, 'Fright Night (Nevermore)', Before Today, (4AD, 2010). 3:35
Domotic, 'Domestic electrical supplies', Ambient for hard working people - DJ Yogurt, (Upset Recordings, 2007). 3:30
jj, 'My Life', jj n° 3, (Secretly Canadian, 2010). 1:58
Wild Nothing, 'Summer Holiday', Gemini, (Captured Tracks, 2010). 4:03
The Chills, 'House With A Hundred Rooms', Brave Words, (Flying Nun, 1987). 3:15
Bardo Pond, 'Tantric Porno', Amanita, (Matador, 1996). 6:14
Ana da Silva, 'Hospital Window', The Lighthouse, (Chicks on Speed, 2005). 4:13
Arthur Russell, 'That's Us/Wild Combination', Calling Out Of Context, (Audika, 2004). 6:57
Bongwater, 'Psychedelic Sewing Room', Too Much Sleep, (Shimmy Disc, 1989). 4:23
Bleeding Heart Narrative, 'nothing is out in the yard', All that was missing we never had in the world, (Tataruga Records, 2008). 4:50
Boards of Canada, 'Peacock Tail', The Campfire Headphase, (Warp Records, 2005). 5:25
Hi-D, 'Attic', Beats and Pomegranates, (Umor Rex). 4:13
Max Richter, 'Shadow Journal', The Blue Notebooks, (FatCat, 2004). 8:23
David Sylvian, 'The Heart Knows Better', Blemish, (Samadhisound, 2003). 7:52
Jackie O Motherfucker, 'A Mania', Ballads of the Revolution, (Fire Records, 2009). 4:58
Josephine Foster & the Supposed, 'The Most Loved One', All The Leaves Are Gone, (Locust Music, 2004). 3:50
Popul Vuh, 'Aguirre II', Aguirre, (PDU, 1975). 6:16
Andrés Segovia, 'S.L. Weiss - Minuet I - Minuet II', The Baroque Guitar, (MCA Classics). 3:51
Mount Eerie, 'Between Two Mysteries', Wind's Poem, (P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd., 2009). 4:18
Shearwater, 'Palo Santo', Palo Santo: Expanded Edition, (Matador, 2007). 3:48

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

SESSION 60: At Home With Rose

Flying Way Too High


Replaying Session 3 of At Home With Rose because these early shows were never podcast. Nice show this - some lovely deep resonating noise from the cream of the New Zealand noise scene.

Kahu, 'Dreamy Flying (Live)', Flying Way Too High, VA, (Arclife Records, 2000). 8:17
iryoko, 'Cut Too Short for Contentment', sonorous circle, 2008. 3:56
Rosy Parlane, 'Part 1', Iris, (Touch, 2004). 19:10
In the Interest of the Convoy, 'We saw it all through the 20th Century', (Sonorous Circle, 2008). 6:57
Omit, 'Beginning of Compression Amplified by Dislocation', Transmogrification, (self-released cassette, 1993). 1:40
RST, 'Return To The Stars', Axes, (Last Visible Dog, 2007). 4:54
Swung, 'Hik', Voice and Key, (Pseudo Arcana, 2006). 3:03
Jakob, 'Laburnum', Cale:drew, (Midium Records, 2003). 7:51
Omit, 'The Crossover', Transmogrification, (self-released cassette, 1993). 7:42
Alastair Galbraith, 'Lull and make it snow', Cry, (Emperor Jones). 1:08
White Winged Moth, 'Untitled 1', I Can See Inside Your House, (Poon Village, 1995). 6:13
Swung, 'Shuf', Voice and Key, (Pseudo Arcana, 2006). 5:11
With Throats As Fine As Needles, 'Track 04', With Throats As Fine As Needles, (Digitalis Industries / Students of Decay, 2006). 5:37
seht, 'all quiet on howth now', dronemusic, (Celebrate Psi Phenomenom, 2001). 4:29
RST, 'Adrift', Axes, (Last Visible Dog, 2007). 6:26
White Winged Moth, 'Untitled 1', Silo Blanket, (Formacentric, 1997). 8:23
seht, 'Make The Baby Jesus Cry Some More', The Voice Of The Taniwha, (Last Visible Dog, 2003).
Antony Milton, 'Pulsing', Sirens/And Where The Coloured Planes Are Rafts, (Last Visible Dog, 2005).
Greg Malcolm, 'Lonely Woman', Homesick For Nowhere, (Corpus Hermeticum, 2002).
Birchville Cat Motel, 'Lay Thy Hatred Down', Our love will destroy the world, (Pseudo Arcana, 2006).

Monday, June 28, 2010

SESSION 59: At Home With Rose

Round and round and round we go
A repeat of Session 01


In keeping with current times, how about some repeats.

I thought it might be time to revisit the first show I did back in Feb of 2009. Radi023 was in its infancy and we hadn't officially launched. None of the first 7 shows were even podcast.

Back then, I was playing solely New Zealand music which made for some interesting mixes.

I am still a very big fan of Swung. Please make some more music, Swung. It's wonderful, this stuff, and just leaves me wanting more.

Here's the playlist:

Peter Wright, ‘Metal Feathers Can Fly', Invisible Pyramid: Elegy Box, (2005, Last Visible Dog). 4:37
Swung, ‘Lull’, Voice and Key, (2006, PseudoArcana). 2:11
Birchville Cat Motel, ‘Junkshop Rainbow Superserpent’, Second Curved Surface Destroyer (Disc 2), (2008, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon). 29:00
Birchville Cat Motel, ‘Hong Kong Abracadabra’, Birchville Cat Motel, Second Curved Surface Destroyer (Disc 2), (2008, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon). 19:49
1/3 octave band,‘Use’, Sub Lumina, (2006, Humbug). 14:30
Seht, ‘Antarctica Download (Edit)’, The Tone Of The Universe (=The Tone of the Earth), (2005, PseudoArcana). 7:01
Swung, ‘Mem’, Voice and Key, (2006, Pseudo Arcana). 2:17
Antony Milton, ‘And Where The Colored Planes Are Rafts’, Sirens/And Where The Coloured Planes Are Rafts, (2005, Last Visible Dog). 4:12
The Nether Dawn, ‘Amber Eyed’, The Tone Of The Universe (=The Tone of the Earth), (2005, PseudoArcana). 3:32
Seht, ‘Catchpool 01’, Invisible Pyramid: Elegy Box , (2005, Last Visible Dog). 13:36
Seht, ‘Requiem For John Fahey’, The Voice Of The Taniwha, (2003, Last Visible Dog). 10:57
Swung, ‘Dudi’, Voice and Key, (2006, PseudoArcana). 4:26

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SESSION 58: At Home With Rose

Pop goes the (indie) weasel


Well, a girl can't listen to experimental all the time. Here's some new poppy tunes. Sometimes it's just what I'm in the mood for. Especially at the moment. I have a stinking cold and it's so busy at work that I can't take a sick day. So some nice pop music in the office gets the day off to a snapping pace. That, and some good cough mixture, and my day is not so bad.

Some pop I can't abide, but give me some shimmering dreampop and something with a krautrock twist and you'll have me twittering and shimmying round the office.

Warning: this mix starts out the least poppy and by the end of it we have some very poppy electro. Be warned. You may want to dance. Don't be put off by the inclusion of Robyn. Personally, I adore her Swedish cuteness that also packs a dirty punch.

Favourite from this mix though, is Florida's Surfer Blood. So much fun.

Shogun Kunitoki, 'Tropiikin kuuma huuma', Tasankokaiku, Fonal (2006).
The Pastels/Tenniscoats, 'Tokyo Glasgow', Two Sunsets, Geographic/Domino (2009).
White Hinterland, 'Moon Jam', Kairos, Dead Oceans (2010).
A Sunny Day In Glasgow, 'Slaughter Killing Carnage (The Meaning of Words)', Ashes Grammar, Mis Ojos Discos (2009).
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, 'Round and Round', Before Today, 4AD (2010).
The XX, 'Infinity', XX, Young Turks (2009).
Taken By Trees, 'Bekannelse', East Of Eden, Rough Trade (2009).
Crystal Stilts, 'Prismatic Room', Alight of Night, Slumberland (2008).
Royksopp, 'Silver Cruiser', Junior, Astralwerks (2009).
viernes, 'glass windows', sinister devices, Kanine (2010).
jj, 'Things Will Never Be the Same Again', jj n° 2, Sincerely Yours (2009).
Isan, 'Eastside', Glow In The Dark Safari Set, Morr Music (2010).
Gang Gang Dance, 'Before My Voice Fails', God's Money, Social Registry (2005).
Animal Collective, 'My Girls', Merriweather Post Pavilion, Domino (2009).
Yeasayer, 'Forgiveness', All Hour Cymbals, We Are Free (2007).
Surfer Blood, 'Catholic Pagans', Astro Coast, Kanine (2010).
Panel of Judges, 'Trapped in Amber', No Scandal・No Future・In Heaven, Gothic Pharaoh (2004).
Psychic Psummer, 'Machines and Muscles', Cave, Important (2009).
Micachu and the Shapes, 'Worst Bastard', Jewellery, Rough Trade (2009).
Bachelorette, 'Holding Back One', Isolation Loops, Milestone (2007).
Memory Tapes, 'Swimming Field', Seek Magic, Sincerely Yours (2009).
Wild Nothing, 'My Angel Lonely', Gemini, Captured Tracks (2010).
Julian Lynch, 'Mare', Mare, Olde English Spelling Bee (2010).
Little Dragon, 'Never Never', Machine Dreams, Peacefrog (2009).
My Wet Calvin, 'Bess McNeal', All Great Events, Archangel (2010).
The Big Pink, 'Dominos', A Brief History of Love, 4AD (2009).
Telepathe, 'So Fine', Dance Mother, Iamsound (2009).
Robyn, 'Fembot', Body Talk Pt. 1, Konichiwa (2010).
Crookers Feat. Yelle, 'Cooler Couleur', Kitsuné Maison Compilation 9: Le Petit Bateau Edition, Kitsuné France (2010).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SESSION 57: At Home With Rose

The Hissing of Winter Fires


It's likely this is going to be podcast to the wonderful Foxy Digitalis, so it's a dual-purpose show this week.

Mostly low-fi, mostly new(ish) with a splash of old NZ tracks for good measure. My fave has got to be the delicious White Hinterland from Portland, Oregon. Just recently discovered them and am enjoying their poppy other-worldly tunes. When I say mostly low-fi, well, this is one that isn't.

Portland is well represented in this mix I've just realised, with Grouper and Bugskull also included. I'm going to visit Portland in about a year's time. There, it's on record now, so I have to do it! Lot's of people to visit, that's for sure.

'Little Wig' off the new album by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is also rather lovely.

Zs, "MMW I (Part 1)", Music of the Modern White, The Social Registry (2009). 5:17
Z.S.L.O., "422189", An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008, Sub Rosa (2009). 3:04
Grant Beran, "Attachment", The Another Ones, Postmoderncore (2008). 2:32
(VxPxC), "Shaherrazad", i see a fire in the distance, Ruralfaune (2007). 10:45
Claypipe, "~~~", Jewelled Antler Library, Porter Records (2008). 1:44
Bugskull, "hazy window", Communication, Digitalis (2009). 3:47
Horticultural Compass, "The Primeval Glaze", The Apparition of Bees, Jewelled Antler (2005). 3:29
Armpit, "50: Armpit", The Year of the Root, Root Don Lonie for Cash. 10:04
Greg Malcolm, "Art", Leather and Lacy, Interregnum (2009). 4:41
K-Group, "artificial sound disc", K-Group, Corpus Hermeticum (1997). 12:14
Grouper, "Everyone in Turn", Transmissions From Sinai, Arthur (2009). 3:10
Gate, "PI.Quad.15.1", My Dear Sweet Reluctant Sweetheart, Hell's Half Halo (1999). 5:47
Seht, "We Can Speak Quite Freely ('Evocation Of The Apparition Of Babel' Remix)", The Voice Of The Taniwha, Last Visible Dog (2003). 7:36
The Shitty Listener, "The Burst Heart", Crying Sweater, Ruralfaune (2009). 12:20
Roy Montgomery, "Nor' Wester Head-On/The Last Kakapo Dreams Of Flying", Scenes From The South Islands, Drunken Fish Records (1995). 7:02
Alastair Galbraith, "Fall", Morse and Gaudylight, Emperor Jones (1996). 3:06
Kuupuu, "Lentokalojen Hautuumaa", Kevatlauluja, Not On Label (2004). 2:38
White Hinterland, "Huron", Kairos, Dead Oceans (2010). 5:12
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Little Wig", Before Today, 4AD (2010). 5:47
Kitchen's Floor, "Deadshits", Loneliness is a Dirty Mattress, R.I.P. Society (2009). 2:08
Vermillion Sands, "Where Was He From", Miss My Gun, Sacred Bones Records (2009). 4:06
Thee Oh Sees, "Blood In Your Ear", Blood In Your Ear, Rock Is Hell Records (2009). 2:35

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

SESSION 56: At Home With Rose

Plinkety Plonk: You can dance to some of these if you want


Some upbeat shimmering electro tracks this week - some of them you might even be able to dance to in a kind of way. Well, I'll be doing a wee dance because my friend Ms LaQuisha Redfern is coming over in her kimono and I'm going to put on my new kaftan (Trade Me sucks me in) and we might even put on some sparkly makeup. It's a girls' night. Time for some upbeat moods, I think. Hope you will join us. We might be feeling a bit silly. In a good way. Expect pics.

(Here's a video of Session 56 in progress!)

You'll see Umor Rex and Fonal labels heavily represented in this mix. Total coincidence, but anyone who follows the show will know how much I love these two labels.

Fave track: Executive Slacks' "The Park".

Diasteradio, Track 11, Diasteradio, not on label. [1:31]
Daniel Savio, "Machine Against Rage", Dirty Bomb, Flogsta Danshall. [3:23]
Daniel Savio, "You Love Bibimbab", The Bubble Bump/You Love Bibimbab, Flogsta Danshall. [3:47]
Soma Holiday, "Shake Your Molecules", Analogsounds Vol. 1 - Analog Cyberpunk Addendum_III - Cracked Mirror (12"). [4:23]
Ping Pong Parrot, "Punch and Judy at the Lunar Pawnshop", Sun Sun and So and So, Dog Eared Records. [3:33]
Barbara Morgenstern, "Mailand", The Grass Is Always Greener, Monika Enterprise. [2:35]
Artefact, "Mae", So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983, Tigersushi. [3:18]
Fennesz, "Badminton Girl", Endless Summer, Mego. [4:06]
Isan, "64 Fire Damage", Glow in The Dark Safari Set, Morr Music. [9:13]
Oval, "oh!", Oh, Thrill Jockey. [2:53]
Chamellows, "Week End", Rat Hearts, Fonal. [2:37]
Orchestra of Spheres, "There is No No", not released, not on label. [3:10]
Red Steers, "Dec", The Fever Fold, Low Hum. [2:44]
Red Steers, "Katzenklavier", Lagaluga Lagoon, Low Hum. [3:24]
Drugs Made Me Smarter, "Prelude For A Sudden Honeymoon", Harmony Road, Umor Rex. [3:49]
Animal Collective, "The Softest Voice", Sung Tongs, FatCat Records. [6:47]
Cursillistas, "Dirt, Palm, Line", Les Biches, L'animaux Tryst (Field) Recordings. [2:46]
Cursillistas, "Aphum Bones", Les Biches, L'animaux Tryst (Field) Recordings. [3:33]
Claviq, "Complicated Fence", Dumptrot, AMENOREA. [3:45]
Claviq, "Dobré Skutky", Dumptrot, AMENOREA. [4:26]
Executive Slacks, "the park", Nausea, Fundamental. [4:56]
Hi-D, "Yellow", Beats and Pomegranates, Umor Rex. [4:45]
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Reminisinces", Before Today, 4AD. {2:34]
Shugo Tokumaru, "Drop", L.S.T, Lil' Chief Records. [2:12]
Es, "Kesä ja hymyilevät huulet", Kesämaan lapset, Fonal. [2:56]
Paavoharju, "Ursulan Uni", Laulu Laakson Kukista, Fonal. [2:37]
Shlohmo, "Ghosts pt. 2", Shlo-Fi EP, Error Broadcast. [3:39]
LA LAKERS, "Track 10", silk lettuce whitney houston, Dungeon Taxis. [2:19]
ballrooms of mars, "ballrooms of mars", cedre, Nexsound. [5:18]
Shogan Kunitoki, "Leivonen", Tasankokaiku, Fonal. [5:09]
Cagey House, "Invisible Dream", The Cosmic Drain, Umor Rex. [2:34]
Lone, "To Be With A Person That You Really Dig", Ecstasy & Friends, Werk. [3:28]
Tangram, "Cypress", Still Here, Umor Rex. [2:10]

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

SESSION 55: At Home With Rose

Songs For Mourning


Rest in Peace my dear dad: Brian Clarence Miller
21 September 1933 — 7 May 2010

Note: I am now broadcasting on the Room 111 stream of Radio23. For talented listeners only.

I'm back after a few months break from the show. I have not been able to listen to anything jangly or loud or abrupt since my dad's death. So here are some songs to mark my Dad's passing. The kind of songs that are helping me to get through and come out the other side.

The first two songs were amongst those we chose for Dad's funeral service.

(Some are a little tongue-in-cheek towards the end, cos you have to keep a sense of humour.)

My dad was a big reader of my blog. I found out that once, when I had taken a break from blogging, he had downloaded my entire blog because he thought it was going to be deleted from the web. I never knew he was that interested in our lives. I've found out since that this was not true. His friends told us how much he talked of us. How proud he was.

Love you, my papa. x

Mantovani, "Colors of My Life (As Used in the Film Inland Empire)", Inland Empire Soundtrack, Ryko/Absurda/ David Lynch M.C. [3:51]
Jade Warrior, "Morning Hymn", Last Autumn's Dream, Repertoire Records (UK) Ltd, [3:36]
Vincent Gallo, "A Cold And Grey Summer Day", Recordings Of Music For Film, Warp Records. [4:30]
David Sylvian, "Laughter and Forgetting", Everything and Nothing, Virgin Records. [2:34]
Jessica Bailiff, "Beautiful Soul", Even In Silence, Kranky. [9:30]
Andrew Chalk & Daisuke Suzuki, "Of Beauty Reminiscing", 'In Faxfleet Clouds Uplifted Autumn Gave Passage To Kind Nature', Faraway Press. [7:14]
Fathmount (Wilson Lee), "A Yoke Of Oxen", An Anthology Of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008, Sub Rosa. [4:58]
Benoit Pioulard, "Together & Down", Précis, Krannky. [3:08]
Boards of Canada, "Farewell Fire", The Campfire Headphase, Warp Records. [8:28]
Windy & Carl, "Through The Portal", Portal, Ba Da Bing! [8:12]
Grouper, "We've All Gone To Sleep", Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill, Type Records. [3:03]
Chihei Hatakeyama, "Towards A Tranquil Marsh", Minima Moralia, Kranky. [4:46]
sun kil moon, "last tide", ghosts of the great highway, Jetset Records. [2:56]
Islaja, "Sateen Tullessa", Blaze Mountain Recordings, Ecstatic Peace! [4:18]
Antony And The Johnsons, "Sprialling", I Am A Bird Now, Secretly Canadian. [4:25]
Stars of the Lid, "Articulate Silences Part 2", And Their Refinement of the Decline, Kranky. [5:37]
Koen Holtkamp, "You mean the world to me", Field Rituals, Type Records. [2:41]
Arthur Russell, "Goodbye Old Paint", Love Is Overtaking Me, Audika. [3:41]
Chad VanGaalen, "Graveyard", Skelliconnection, Sub Pop. [3:52]
Great Lake Swimmers, "I could be nothing", Bodies and Minds, Faro Records. [5:17]
Kuupuu, "Lentokalojen Hautuumaa", Kevatlauluja, Not On Label. [2:38]
Mono, "Holy", Under the Pipal Tree, Tzadik. [1:41]
Akron/Family, "Onward", Tour Album, Not On Label. [6:00]
Sigur Rós, "Svefn-g-englar", Ágætis Byrjun, FatCat Records. [10:04]

Monday, April 12, 2010

Red Steers EP - The Fever Fold

Upcoming release from A Low Hum label by Red Steers - The Fever Fold.

A five-track nicely produced EP of sweet quirky electro pop. Red Steers is Wellington’s Daniel Johnston. Great voice. Jaunty tunes. Each one totally enjoyable.

If I had to compare this to anything, I'd say you could slot it alongside Animal Collective. There are some gorgeous almost choral moments.

Definite pop hit is Nighthawke, but my favourite is Home.

Releasing on A Low Hum April 26.


Well, we all have to take time off now and then. There's some family stuff going down and so I'm taking some time off - no radio shows from me for a month or two - possibly even three.

I'll make the most of this time to catch up on some new music and reflect on some old. Perhaps some great new shows will come of it.

I am trying to think of some other news - but there isn't any. Grim.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SESSION 54: At Home With Rose

Experimental easy listening


This lot will not be hard on your ears. If you haven't listened to much in the way of experimental music then this is a good starter. I'll be listening to this for a spot of relaxation and reflection.

First three tracks are by Chris Watson under the name of zero.enmity. I met Chris on FB and he hooked me up with some tracks and they fit perfectly in this mix. You can find more of Chris's music on Last.FM. Chris is from New Zealand but has spent the last 20 years living in Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.

zero.enmity, i. Themes - Harmonic study on raag marva: I, Harmonic Study of the Rãg Marva, unreleased 2010. [5:56]
zero.enmity, ii. 'Mr Honda's Waterfall' - Harmonic study on raag marva: II, Harmonic Study of the Rãg Marva, unreleased 2010. [6:19]
zero.enmity, iii. Freeform - Harmonic study on raag marva: III, Harmonic Study of the Rãg Marva, unreleased 2010. [8:25]
Es, Säteet sun sielusta, Kesämaan lapset, Fonal 2009. [11:27]
Mount Eerie, Through the Trees, Wind's Poem, P.W. Elverum & Sun 2009. [11:33]
Max Richter, On The Nature of Daylight, The Blue Notebooks, FatCat 2004. [6:12]
Animal Hospital, Memory, Memory, Barge 2009. [16:50]
Cordouan, When all this is over we'll meet again, Love, MechanizedMind 2003. [8:41]
myrmyr, The Sea Returns, The Amber Sea, Digitalis 2009. [14:53]
Jessica Bailiff, Your Sounds Make Patterns In My Eyes, Old Things, Morc Records 2007. [4:46]
Gydja, A Siren Stood Hymning upon Each Circle, Umblicus Maris, Mystery Sea 2007. [11:23]
Alan Sparhawk, Sagrado corazon de jesu (second attempt), Solo Guitar, Silber 2006. [13:27]

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SESSION 53: At Home With Rose

Hushed tones in the psychedelic playground




NOTE: earlier show time of 8-10pm NZ time due to daylight savings in the US. Show remains the same time for listeners in the US.

It's the loveliest time of year at the moment - the mellow warm autumn days. The light seems less harsh and the warmth in the sun is not as intense. Leaves are starting to brown, the fruiting trees and vines are squeezing out the last of their crops. The evenings have a faint chill. This is my time of year. I'm not a summer person. I like the sun, but I don't like the sticky heat. The music for this mellow time is my favourite: psychy, folksy dirges and drones. Mumbling strange lyrics. Anyone would think I was a drugged-out hippy. Nah. Not my style. Perhaps in a past life. Heh.

First track up is by Gong - this is one from my childhood. I remember being interested in the funny drawings and hippy garb and the titles of songs like "Squeezing Sponges Over Policeman's Heads" from the album Camembert Electrique. It was good to have older brothers who brought lots of different music into the house. I wonder what I would be listening to now if it hadn't been for the good early influences from my two big brothers. Thank you Greg and Steve.

Isis came here in February - yet another band I have missed and I'm getting pretty annoyed with not having any money to get along to gigs. Perhaps I should see if I can start writing reviews so I can get tickets. Hmm, that would mean finding time to do such things, but perhaps something to think about. Am I a good enough writer? I guess that could be a stumbling block... I've stopped looking at what gigs are coming up. It's getting too depressing.

Sad to see that Matthew Crawley and Jim Rush, aka Strange News and Galesburg, have gone into retirement. Sounds like numbers at gigs were not high enough to keep them going financially. A damn shame because they organised for some pretty amazing people to grace our shores. Perhaps too many so that people were picking and choosing what to go to. Also perhaps a sign of the times of recession.

Gong, Dynamite/I Am Your Animal, Camembert Electrique, [4:33]
Rafael Toral, Glove Touch, Touch 25, [3:16]
6majik9, open templar ornaments (with strum), Solid Space, [7:03]
Bardo Pond, Despite The Roar, Mogwai/Bardo Pond - Split, [7:30]
HEALTH, Tabloid Sores, HEALTH, [2:51]
Bugskull, what's that light?, Communication LP, [2:42]
Claypipe, The Math of Random Fractures, Jewelled Antler Library Vol. 8: Wayside, Jewelled Antler Collective. [3:59]
Popol Vuh, Hosianna-Mantra, Tantric Songs/Hosianna Mantra, [10:20]
Jackie-o-Motherfucker, Beautiful September (We Are Going There), Fig. 5, [10:13]
Quetzolcoatl, I Dive For Secrets In The Gorge Du Verdon, Frannce Compilation CD1: Bleu, RuralFaune. [7:05]
Islaja, Rohkaisulaulu, Palaa aurinkoon, Fonal Records. [4:25]
Duncan Bruce, Celestial Vengeance, New Glass Tapu, If Records. [9:31]
Bleeding Heart Narrative, lillian gish, All that was missing we never had in the world, [6:01]
M. Pyres, Gravity Deluxe (wandering associate), & New Past Tense, [4:59]
Alistair Galbraith, This Time He Has Come, More Oar: A Tribute to Alexander "Skip" Spence, Birdman. [5:20]
Chamellows, Sneaks Whistle Boat, Rat Hearts. [3:19]
Hala Strana, Cantecul Miresei, The Jewelled Antler Library Book 1, Jewelled Antler Collective. [3:08]
Grouper, Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping, Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill, [2:53]
Hush Arbors, Magic Wood, Hush Arbors, [3:50]
Isis, All Out Of Time, All Into Space, In The Absence Of Truth, [3:04]
Hawkwind, Born to Go (Live Single Version Edit), In Search of Space, [5:04]
Cave, Encino Men, Psychic Summer, [8:04]

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

SESSION 52: At Home With Rose

Synth: let's face it, it's kinda fun.


No show last week as you probably realised. Family stuff. You know how it gets...

This week I'm collaborating with my friend, Greg Simpson, a connoisseur of synth.

Simple rules - one hour each. Greg's set TBA. Who will be up first? I think we're gonna flip a coin.

First of all - you can't go past our own Kraus for some decent synth. Crazy motherfucking shit that I love.

Oh, and check out BIPPP - French Synth Wave 1979-85 off Born Bad Records for some fun tunes.

Here's my mix (one hour):

BBC Radiophonic workshop, melodic group shapes, bbc radiophonic workshop - listen move and dance 1-3, 1962 EMI. [1:08]
Kraus, White Leather, Red, Green and Blue: 1998-2003, 2006 self release CDR. [3:00]
Edmond De Deyster, Reel 04 Excerpt 04, Selectie 01, 2006 Ultra Eczema. [5:36]
Klaus Nomi, Three Wishes, Simple Man (1982), RCA. [3:20]
TGV, Partie 1, BIPPP - French Synth Wave 1979-85, 2006 Born Bad Records. [3:18]
Barabara Morgenstern, Die japanische Schranke, The Grass is Always Greener, 2006 Monika Enterprise. [5:06]
Young Hearts of Europe, u-bahn x, A Tribute to Flexipop Vol. 2, CDR unofficial realease. [5:30]
Edouard Artemiev, Le Feu, Sibérie, La Saga De L'immensité, 1979 Le Chant Du Monde. [5:19]
Metal Boys, Carnival, So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983, 2004 Tigersushi. [1:46]
Kissing the Pink, In Awe of Industry, Naked, 1983 Atlantic. [3:18]
Lagowski, Vocal Impulse Test, My Life In An Insulation Test, 2008 electr-ohm. [4:27]
Vibo, Clinical Death Prolog, A Tribute to Some Bizarre Vol. 4, CDR, Unofficial Release. [2:49]
Disasteradio, Advanced Pancake Mechanics, Disasteradio, CDR. [2:43]
No Projekt, Childish Terror, Null Achtzehn, 2005 http://noprojekt.blogspot.com. [1:00]
Ahlgul Ouijaha, Metempsychosis of Prior Marble, Outro to Finale, 2007 AMENOREA. [6:45]
Deux, Game and Performance, BIPPP - French Synth Wave 1979-85, 2006 Born Bad Records. [3:43]

Here's Greg's mix (one hour):

Black Devil Disco Club, Dali, Presents: The Strange New World Of Bernard Fevre, 2009 Lo Recordings. [3:23]
Plastique de Rêve, Comme la vogue, Rêve de Plastique, 2009 Plastique de Rêve. [6:54]
The Emperor Machine, Lana Laila, Space Beyond The Egg, 2009 D.C. Recordings. [4:21]
Vincent Markowski, The Number Arkiv, Dirty Capsules, 2008 D.C. Recordings [4:59]
Joakim, Nebula Laughter, Watermelon Bubblicious, 2009 !K7 Records. [8:58]
Depth Charge, Mecha Squirrel, Pt. 2, Mecha Squirrel—EP, 2009 Schnozza Music. [4:19]
Premier Rang, Les corps humides — Single, 2009 Italians Do It Better. [5:24]
Fever Ray, Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Remix), Triangle Walks—Single, 2009 Rabid Records. [6:39]
Black Van, Yearning — Single, 2010, DFA Records. [6:09]
Desire, Mirroir Mirroir, II, 2009 Italians Do It Better. [5:18]
Parallel Dance Ensemble, Run, Run — Single, 2010 Parallel Dance Ensemble. [3:55]

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SESSION 51: At Home With Rose

* who remembers Gumby?

Almost crooners


Almost wasn't doing a show tonight - hence the late playlist. But last minute change of plans. So here we go - all these songs (to me) have some kind of crooning aspect - even the ones with no voice. David Sylvian and Roxy Music are pretty obvious.

Lazy playlist for people who are running it close to the wire!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SESSION 50: At Home With Rose

Lovely low-fi


Bloody hell! Fifty shows under my belt! Pretty damned pleased about that, yessiree.

This week's theme became apparent after choosing my first 3 songs. Seems I have low-fi on my mind. And back to some good New Zealand music which is fitting cos that's where this radio show began. Mixed in are a few songs from the rest of the world, but the core is most definitely Noo Zild.

Note all the great NZ labels. Yes, we have some wonderful musicians in this country, but don't forget about the hard work done by the people that run the labels to get the music out there so you can listen to it. Amongst tonight's labels:

Pseudo Arcana
Celebrate/Psi/Phenomenon (now called Don't Fuck With Magic)
The other NZ labels here are defunct (as far as I know).

Lots of gigs coming up and no money to go to them. Darn. Wish I was going to Health and wish I was going to Isis. Ah well. It is not to be.

David Merritt and David Kilgour, 6th of the 6th 66, Runner: A Compilation of NZ Music, Nextbestway. [0:32]
A Handful of Dust, Eulogy for a Riley 4/72, Musica Humana, Corpus Hermeticum. [2:35]
Aliastair Galbraith, Yes Jazz Cactus, Seely Girn, Feel Good All Over. [1:44]
Alastair Galbraith, Wrecked Wee Hymn, Seely Girn, Feel Good All Over. [5:27]
Graeme Jefferies, Even As We Sleep, Runner: A Compilation of NZ Music, Nextbestway. [4:27]
Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, Oh and From the Beach, River Falling Love, Ajax Records. [2:11]
Bruce Russell, Against Method, Runner: A Compilation of NZ Music, Nextbestway. [4:09]
Kraus, Happening for Lulu, Golden Treasure, CDR. [2:36]
Kitchen's Floor, Failure, Loneliness is a Dirty Mattress, R.I.P. Society. [2:04]
Check out Kitchen Floor's album
Pumice, tsk, White, Stabbies and the Rocket Recordings. [2:28]
Daniel Johnston, Poptunes, The Early Recordings Volume 1 (Disc 2), Dual Tone Records. [2:01]
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Going Up The Country, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Sunday Best Recordings. [3:19]
floyd the phenomenal cat-trophy, 01 01 19 sticky, stacked ands stuck slowly for Bedt, Bedt, CDR. [3:35]
Daniel Johnston, I Lose, Rejected Unknown, Newimprovedmusic. [3:13]
Akron/Family, I'm Really Glad The Lights Went Out, Tour Album, Not On Label. [2:43]
Lau Nau, Kekellä yötá, Witching Hour - Field Recordings of Nighttime, CLaudia. [7:40]
gFrenzy, Tonight the Kids Sleep in the Car, A Lowtide's Rising..., Pseudoarcana. [1:36]
Robert Scott, Laid to Rest, Runner: A Compilation of NZ Music, Nextbestway. [3:17]
Jackie-O Motherfucker, Go Down, Old Hannah, Fig. 5, [6:54]
Anthony Milton, Outside of Centre, A Lowtide's Rising..., Pseudoarcana. [3:47]
Swagger Jack, Kill..., A Lowtide's Rising..., Pseudoarcana. [3:14]
Peter Wright, Pursuance, A Lowtide's Rising..., Pseudoarcana. [3:20]
Thuja, Opaque Reeds, Heat and Birds, Jewelled Antler Collective. 8:24]
Gate, To Kiss The Wall, Le Jazz Non (A Compilation of Nineties NZ Noise), Corpus Hermeticum. [3:52]
Eye Baba, Damaged Dream Repair, Hand Rolled Oblivion Disc 2, MYMWLY. [5:22]
Kemialliset Ystavat, Juomakallo/Vari Avarvvdesta/Himmelista, Latvasta Laho, Celebrate/Psi/Phenomenon. [6:33]
Koen Holtkamp, Walker, Field rituals, Type. [4:45]
LA LAKERS, Track 12, silk lettuce whitney houston, Dungeon Taxis. [2:33]
Lau Nau, Lue Kartalta, NUKKUU, Locust Music. [4:30]
White Winged Moth, Untitled 5, I Can See Inside Your House, Poon Village. [6:40]
CJA, How To Spot A Tagger, PONDS, United Fairy Moons. [2:25]