Thursday, June 25, 2015

Playlist for 6-18-15

A scant 100 minutes til my next radio show. I may as well post last week's playlist.

Things that Are Square 6-18-15

(*) = New release

Sigur Rós - Olsen Olsen - Ágætis Byrjun

Jonathan Richman - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love
Jens Lekman - If You Ever Need a Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding) - When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
Mark Kozelek - Rock 'n' Roll Singer - What's Next to the Moon
Nose Bleed Island - When We Won the War - More Tales From Blood Island
The Just Joans - Some Boys Are Bigger Than Others - 6.9 Love Songs

(*) Girlpool - Chinatown - Before the World Was Big
The Dismemberment Plan - Girl O'Clock - Emergency & I
Akron/Family - Moment - Akron/Family & The Angels of Light
Defiance, Ohio - Condition 11:11 - The Great Depression

(*) Container - Remover - LP
Death Grips - I Break Mirrors With My Face in the United States - Jenny Death
Mi Ami - Latin Lover - Steal Your Face
Cave - Encino Men - Psychic Psummer

Loscil - Resurgam - Submers
Matmos - L.A.S.I.K. - A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure
Asa-Chang & 巡礼 - Hana - Jun Ray Song Chang
Professor Murder - Free Stress Test - Professor Murder Rides the Subway

Fela Kuti - Original Suffer Head - Original Suffer Head

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dem go call us under developed nation

Fela Kuti - "Original Sufferhead" (Original Suffer Head)

Genre Research Project 97/1361: Caribbean Music

Caribbean music genres are diverse. They are each syntheses of African, European, Indian and Indigenous influences, largely created by descendants of African slaves (see Afro-Caribbean music), along with contributions from other communities (such as Indo-Caribbean music). Some of the styles to gain wide popularity outside of the Caribbean include bouyon, cadence-lypso, calypso, compas, Jing ping, punta, reggae, reggaeton, soca, and zouk. Caribbean is also related to Central American and South American music.

The complex deep origins of Caribbean music are best understood if you have knowledge of Western Hemisphere colonial immigration patterns, human trafficking patterns, the resulting melting pot of people each of its nations & territories, and thus resulting influx of original musical influences. Colonial Caribbean ancestors were predominately from West Africa, West Europe, and India. Twentieth and 21st century immigrants have also come from Taiwan, China, and the Middle East. In addition, neighboring Latin American and North American (particularly hip hop and pop music) countries have naturally influenced Caribbean culture and vice versa. One must understand these influences to have a deep understanding of the resulting Caribbean music that reflects the culture of the people. Although there are musical commonalities among Caribbean nations and territories, the variation in immigration patterns and colonial hegemony tend to parallel the variations in musical influence. Language barriers (Spanish, English, French, and Dutch) are one of the strongest influences.

The divisions between Caribbean music genres are not always well-defined, because many of these genres share common relations and have influenced each other in many ways and directions. For example, the Jamaican mento style has a long history of conflation with Trinidadian calypso. Elements of calypso have come to be used in mento, and vice versa, while their origins lie in the Afro-Caribbean culture, each uniquely characterized by influences from the Shango and Shouters religions of Trinidad and the Kumina spiritual tradition of Jamaica.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Playlist for 6-11-15

Ah ha!

I'm updating the playlist on the night BEFORE my next radio show instead of the day of! I told you I was going to get better at updating this sooner! And this is least a full 12 hours earlier than I normally do it! I'm killing this playlist updating game! Exclamation point!

Check out all these sweet jams!!!!

Things that Are Square 6-11-15

(*) = New release

James Figurine - All the Way to China - Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake

The Notwist - One With the Freaks - Neon Golden
Advance Base - Summer Music - A Shut-In's Prayer
David Rees - Why You Gotta Be So Flim - AphexSwift
Nas - One Mic (Andrew Broder Remix) - Modern Hits EP

Brian Eno - By This River - Before and After Science
The Antlers - Kettering - Hospice
Balam Acab - Oh, Why - Wander/Wonder
Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough - Cupid Deluxe

(*) Elvis Depressedly - New Alhambra - New Alhambra
Suicide - Ghost Rider - Suicide
Spiritualized - Hey Jane - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
(*) Thee Oh Sees - Lupine Ossuary - Mutilator Deafeated at Last

(*) Girlpool - Before the World Was Big - Before the World Was Big
(*) Eskimeaux - The Thunder Answered Back - O.K.
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Bad Stuff - Candy Cigarettes, Capguns, Issue Problems & Such
Paul Baribeau - Ten Things - Grand Ledge

All Dogs - Carry/Keep - Slouch/All Dogs
Martha - Bubble in my Bloodstream - Courting Strong
Beat Happening - Bewitched - Jamboree
Among Savages - In the Nighttime - Start at the Beginning (For Alex in Irvine, CA)

Melt-Banana - The Hive - Fetch
Polysics - I My Me Mine - Polysice or Die!!! Vista
Parts & Labor - The Gold We're Digging - Mapmaker

Jonathan Richman - Parties in the U.S.A. - I, Jonathan
Herman Düne - I Wish That I Could See You Soon - Giant
Hello Saferide - Highschool Stalker - Introducing...

The Magnetic Fields - How to Say Goodbye - 69 Love Songs

Monday, June 15, 2015

Genre Research Project 96/1361: Power Electronics

Power electronics was originally coined by William Bennett as part of the sleevenotes to the Whitehouse album Psychopathia Sexualis, and is related to the early Industrial Records scene but later became more identified with noise music. It consists of static, screeching waves of feedback, analogue synthesizers making sub-bass pulses or high frequency squealing sounds, and screamed, distorted, often hateful and offensive lyrics. Deeply atonal, there are no conventional melodies or rhythms

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bang your head against the stage

Metallica - "Whiplash" (Kill 'Em All)

For someone who is not a 12-year-old boy, I spend a good amount of time riding my bike and listening to Metallica.

Playlist for 6-4-15

Hey folks,

My show got renewed! Again! For like, the 70th time! But, I fear that this may be my last quarter on the air. So make sure you treasure every one of these last shows like a fabergé egg made of diamonds created from the last words of your dying spouse.

Things that Are Square 6-4-15

(*) = New release

Lambchop - I Can Hardly Spell My Name - Is A Woman

(*) Eskimeaux - I Admit I'm Scared - O.K.
(*) Girlpool - Chinatown - Before the World Was Big
Slutever - Smother - Almost Famous
Young Marble Giants - Searching for Mr Right - Colossal Youth

(*) Sun Kil Moon - Birds of Flims - Universal Themes
The Angels of Light - Sometimes I Dream I'm Hurting You - We Are Him
Prinzhorn Dance School - Don't Talk to Strangers - Prinzhorn Dance School
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

(*) Thee Oh Sees - Web - Mutilator Defeated At Last
Faust - Krautrock - Faust IV
Yo La Tengo - Ohm - Fade

Pile - Mr. Fish - You're Better Than This
The Jesus Lizard - Monkey Trick - Goat
Big Black - Kerosene - The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape
Fugazi - Cashout - The Argument

Dälek - Forever Close My Eyes - From Filthy Tongues of Gods and Griots
Aesop Rock - Gopher Guts - Skelethon
Danny Brown - Smokin' & Drinkin' - Old
Deltron 3030 - Positive Contact - Deltron 3030

(*) Shamir - Call It Off - Ratchet

Friday, June 5, 2015

Genre Research Project 95/1361: Brutal Death Metal

An overarching style of Death Metal with a few separate sub-styles within it. Overall, though, the music can be defined wholly as death metal with the extremity factor turned up in multiple ways. Triggered blastbeats, Grindcore influences and chunky, fast riffing characterize a good number of bands playing brutal death metal, but there are some bands, as early as Suffocation who emphasize "slam" riffs which are often featured in breakdowns. This type of riff is often noted as being almost purely rhythmic, syncopated with the drumming or general pattern of the song and muted for maximum heaviness, though these elements don't control the majority of the music like in Slam Death Metal. Bands playing brutal death metal are often known to write shorter songs, emphasizing how much damage can be done in a brief period of time, though some also write longer, complex songs with a multitude of different, often slow, breakdowns and compositional techniques.

The two main styles seem to be a technical death style with slam-sounding breakdowns and grinding riffs as the aforementioned Suffocation did on their earliest material and a complex, chaotic and constantly shifting yet unwaveringly fast and oppressive style like Deeds of Flesh. Most bands play in one of these styles or combine them with their own variegated influences to produce their own sound.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Playlist for 5-28-15

You guys. I'm so tired. Tonight's show may either be mega sleepy or super energetic to compensate. Only one way to find out (asking me tomorrow).

Things that Are Square 5-28-15

(*) = New release

(*) Jim O'Rourke - That Weekend - Simple Songs

(*) Little Wings - By Now - Explains
Jason Anderson - So Long - The Blow EP
Beat Happening - Godsend - You Turn Me On

(*) Eskimeaux - Broken Necks - O.K.
Sebadoh - Skull - Bakesale
Neutral Milk Hotel - Three Peaches - On Avery Island
Momus - Lucky Like St. Sebastian - Circus Maximus

(*) Shamir - Call It Off - Ratchet
Purity Ring - Begin Again - Another Eternity
Dan Deacon - Feel the Lightning - Gliss Riffer
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Old Panda Days (With Nick Krgovich) - Advance Base Battery Life (For Ali in Seattle, WA)

(*) Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Waitin' 'Round to Die - Sonic Ranch
Sturgill Simpson - The Promise - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
David Allan Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name - Once Upon a Rhyme
The Good Life - Inmates - Album of the Year

Emperor X - Erica Western Teleport - Western Teleport
Defiance, Ohio - Oh, Susquehanna! - The Great Depression
Ghost Mice - Critical Hit - Andrew Jackson Jihad & Ghost Mice
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb - Body Count - Front Seat Solidarity

(*) Joanna Gruesome - Jamie (Luvver) - Peanut Butter
Martha - Cosmic Misery - Courting Strong
The Wedding Present - My Favourite Dress - George Best Plus
King Lollipop - Dumpster Diving - Woodland Whoopee Songs of Ol' Callowhee

(*) Thee Oh Sees - Lupine Ossuary - Mutilator Defeated at Last
Mogwai - You Don't Know Jesus - Rock Action

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Genre Research Project 94/1361: Industrial Hip Hop

Industrial hip hop is an Experimental Hip Hop genre that uses Industrial Music beats and sounds. The production style is generally very dissonant, featuring atonal Noise and loud, distorted drums. Vocals are usually more aggressive than typical hip hop and are sometimes shouted.

Industrial hip hop originated in the late 1980s, inspired by several attempts to combine industrial music with Hardcore Hip Hop and Dub. Public Enemy's intensity and use of unconventional noise elements inspired a darker form of hip hop. Mark Stewart (of The Pop Group) worked with the house band of Sugar Hill Records to blend industrial with elements of dub on As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade. In 1988, The Beatnigs pioneered the genre on their debut album. The next year, the Sugar Hill Records band collaborated with Tackhead to blend industrial with Funk Rock and dub. Consolidated and The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy were also influential on the genre's development. Some contemporary practitioners of the genre employ more Electronic elements in their music, from genres such as Illbient and Glitch Hop.