Friday, November 21, 2014

Educate myself til it hurts

Bark Psychosis - "Absent Friend" (Hex)

It's like....if late-period Talk Talk did an emo album, right? (In a good way)

Playlist for 11-20-14

Hey! Guess what I'm about to go eat for lunch! You're right. That cat.

Here are things I played on the show last night. Good hustle, team.

Things that Are Square 11-20-14

(*) = New release

Blaze Foley - If I Could Only Fly - Live at the Austin Outhouse

Eef Barzelay - I Wasn't Really Drunk - Bitter Honey
Sun Kil Moon - Glenn Tipton - Ghosts of the Great Highway
Spacemen 3 - Walkin' With Jesus - The Perfect Prescription
Pink Mountaintops - Cold Criminals - Axis of Evol
Swans - Screen Shot - To Be Kind

(*) Cult of Youth - Empty Faction - Final Days
Municipal Waste - The Thing - Hazardous Waste
Puig Destroyer - Destroyer of Baseballs - Puig Destroyer
The Jesus Lizard - Monkey Trick - Goat
(*) Shellac - The People's Microphone - Dude Incredible

A Silver Mt. Zion - The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes - Born Into Trouble As Sparks Fly Upward
Momus - The Charm of Innocence - Tender Pervert
BARR - Untitled - Summary
(*) Grouper - Lighthouse - Ruins

(*) Allo Darlin' - Another Year - We Come From the Same Place
The Lucksmiths - I Started a Joke - Spring a Leak
Ballboy - They'll Hang Flags From Cranes Upon My Wedding Day - Club Anthems
Alt-J - Breezeblocks - An Awesome Wave (For Gena in Irvine, CA)

(*) David Rees - You Belong with Avril - AphexSwift
Tricky - Hell Is Round the Corner - Maxinquaye
Purity Ring - Fineshrine - Shrines
(*) Caribou - Our Love - Our Love

(*) Torn Hawk - She Happens - Let's Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

Playlist for 11-13-14

Hey! I played all these songs! You loved it!

Things that Are Square 11-13-14

(*) = New release

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things - My Favorite Things

Sonny Rollins - St. Thomas - Saxophone Colossus
Magma - K.A. I - K.A.
DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World - Endtroducing.....

(*) Milo - You Are Go(o)d to Me (Editorial Length) - A Toothpaste Suburb
Bat for Lashes - Daniel - Two Suns
(*) 18+ - All the Time - Trust
(*) David Rees - We Are Never Getting Girl/Boygether - AphexSwift

(*) Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down - Then It All Came Down

(*) Cult of Youth - Roses - Final Days
(*) Hookworms - On Leaving - The Hum

(*) R.L. Kelly - The Great Big World - Brown Horse
Tullycraft - They're Not Trying on the Dance Floor - The Singles

(*) Caribou - Can't Do Without You - Our Love

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Genre Research Project 82/1362: House

House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized circa 1984 in Chicago, but, beginning in 1985, it fanned out to other major cities across North and South America, as well as Europe and later Australia. Early house music commercial success in Europe saw songs such as "Pump Up The Volume" by MARRS (1987), "House Nation" by House Master Boyz and the Rude Boy of House (1987), "Theme from S'Express" by S'Express (1988) and "Doctorin' the House" by Coldcut (1988) in the pop charts. Since the early to mid-1990s, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.

Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalistic, and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself. House music today, while keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies a lot in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmospheric deep house to the more minimalistic microhouse. House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion subgenres, such as euro house, tech house, electro house and jump house.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Genre Research Project 81/1362: Portuguese Folk Music

Folk music from Portugal. Portuguese Folk Music includes genres like Fado and TrĂ¡s-os-Montes Folk Music, utilizing a characteristic regional bagpipe called gaita transmontana.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Playlist for 11-6-14

Hey! Thanks to everyone who donated to KUCI during our Fall fund drive. You are better than people who did not (but were able to) and if you see one of those people, you're allowed to take whatever they're eating or drinking and eat or drink it yourself. Thems the rules.

You helped keep music like this on-air:

Things that Are Square 11-6-14

(*) = New release

John Moreland - Blacklist - In the Throes

Elizabeth Cotten - Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
Faron Young - Alone With You - All-Time Greatest Hits
Low - Fearless - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief

(*) Grouper - Lighthouse - Ruins
(*) Perfume Genius - No Good - Too Bright
Kreng - Le Bateleur - Grimoire
Om - At Giza - Conference of the Birds

(*) Ought - New Calm, Pt. 2 - Once More With Feeling
The Jesus and Mary Chain - My Little Underground - Psychocandy
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers

(*) Shellac - The People's Microphone - Dude Incredible
(*) Cut Hands - The Claw - Festival of the Dead
(*) Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free - Our Love
Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life - Rounds

(*) Aphex Twin - Circlont14 (Shrymoming Mix) - Syro

(*) Shabazz Palaces - #Cake - Lese Majesty

Monday, November 10, 2014

Genre Research Project 80/1362: Experimental Hip Hop

Experimental hip hop or abstract hip hop is a style of hip-hop that refers to the use of structural elements outside of hip-hop considered unconventional within the larger hip hop music genre. Experimental Hip Hop is an umbrella term for Hip Hop music that embodies elements of the genre that fall outside the constraints of convention. Definitive Jux, Anticon, Big Dada and Ninja Tune are notable experimental hip hop and acid jazz labels. Experimental hip hop is usually electronically produced and incorporates turntablism. There are many artists that introduce acoustic elements to the genre to enhance the ability of being played live.

Experimental hip hop is thought to have first originated during hip hop's "golden age", which is usually cited as between the mid 1980s and the mid 1990s and said to be characterized by its diversity, quality, innovation and influence. This was a time during which everything was experimental and new. Strong themes of Afrocentricity and political militancy coupled with experimental music and sampling led to a huge of number of stylistic innovations.