Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weird. Droney. Boring. Annoying. That's what the show was today. I enjoyed getting into some of the stuff that doesn't always fit in my show. Annoying is how most people I've talked to described the hour. Just be happy I ran out of time to get into Hair Police and Peter Brötzmann.

Still, I don't think this playlist was really all that weird. Sure, a 45-minute symphony of computer printers, or a lecture about a song is not exactly pop music, but I think all the stuff on here is exciting and interesting to listen to. It can be a challenge, but I think it can also be rewarding.

I guess I've just become a little disillusioned with my show and playing what feels like the same old thing each week. Apologies if the show was a struggle to listen to, but I hope you at least found something exciting in there. Perhaps putting everything strange together into one hour isn't the best way to go about playing these artists.


Artist - Album - Song
The User - Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix - Track 11
Barr - Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case - Lights Out
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs - Experimental Music Love
Collapsing Opposites - Music and Words - Words
Deep Dark United - Ancient - Nun or a Bawd
PDF Format - Demo - God Only Knows 64
AIDSwolf - Lovers LP - The Hat Collector
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - The Exchange Session Vol. 1 - Electricity and Drum Will Change Your Mind
Spencer! - Live - Radio Canada Hulla Ballu
Bob Wiseman - The Legend - Buster


Andrea said...

Yo, I thought the show was really fresh this week.
I like your show. Don't worry, summer will open up some new music to you.
I always learn something from COW.

camilla said...

have you been reading gramophone (as in "Said the")?

camilla said...

ever listened to xerophonics? album completely made with copying machines. it's not bad actually.

I have not heard beyond reinforced jewel case. how does it compare to Summary?

nevin said...

While I was looking for more info on PDF Format I came across that Said the Gramophone post. I think that is what you are referring to? I don't regularly read that blog though.

I haven't heard xerophonics, but I will check it out.

Reinforced Jewel Case is good. It is way more sporadic and less musical than Summary. Summary, as a record is better, but there is some cool stuff on Reinforced Jewel Case as well. If you like BARR I'm sure you'll like it.


Anonymous said...

good show ryan. i was listening to you on my shortwave although I didn't get to listen to the entire show ...

i should have lent you this anthology of noise and experimental music that i bought the other day.