Friday, January 27, 2012

NWW List A-Z Installment #3

It appears we've hit a milestone here at The Irregular Show's NWW List A-Z Blog and Podcast, my homunculus gnomes and myself, Dr. Nothing... This show marks the point where we pass the "A's"... Yes, a list of 29X bands can get pretty bulky, so 3 weeks of A acts are to be expected though. *winces at bad pun* ANY-way, this setlist is really going to be fun, as many of the bands in the latter third of the first letter are some of my favorites on the list... thus assuredly pretty weird. Arbete och Fritid and Archimedes Badkar, both rock bands from Sweden, Henry Cow spin-off, Art Bears with Fred Frith, and of course the seminal Kosmische Musik groups Ashra and Ash Ra Tempel are high points for me, but assuredly all of the NWW List "A" artists are amazing in their own rights... as are the rest of the alphabet's offerings here-in. ENJOY! week, the beginning of the b's... ;)

1. Arbete och Fritid ~ Kalvdans (1979) {Håll Andan}
2. Arcane V ~ Marron Dingue (1979) {Marron Dingue}
3. Archaia ~ L'arche des Mutations (1977) {Archaia}
4. Archimedes Badkar ~ Efter Regnet + Vattenfall (1976) {Archimedes Badkar II}
5. Area ~ MIRage? Mirage! (1974) {Caution Radiation Area}
6. Art Bears ~ In Two Minds (1978) {Hopes and Fears}
7. Art Zoyd ~ La Nuit (1982) {Phase V}
8. Arzachel (Uriel) ~ Clean Innocent Fun (1969) {Arzachel}
9. Ashra ~ Hausaufgabe (2002) {Life in Japan}
10. Ash Ra Tempel ~ Interplay of Forces (1973) {Starring Rosi}
X11. Association P.C. ~ Frau Theunissen's Kegel (1972) {Erna Morena}X

(During the show, I decided to not go over and keep Association P.C. until next week, opening the B's with the last A)

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Friday, January 20, 2012

NWW List A-Z Installment #2

OK then, week #2 of the NWW List A-Z on The Irregular Show is now here bringing with it the second of three installations featuring the many artists beginning with the letter, "A"; at least the way I'm counting it... As I've said, I'm grouping the solo acts by the first letter of their first name, rather than last, as that's how I have them arranged on my computer's hard drive.
I'd like to thank and give a big shout-out to DJ Jim from Radio Mu Mu found on Chirp Radio out of the windy city who inspired me to actually start a blog and podcast for this show. His playlists are eclectic and ALL over the genre map and he can be found right here on the BlogSpot network at Radio Mu Mu every other Saturday, so please go support independent radio podcasts EVEN MORE by adding him to your listening roster as well.

1. Ame Son ~ Coeur Fou/La Globule/Le Mai Sonne (1970) {Catalyse}
2. AMM ~  In The Realm of Nothing Whatever (1966) {AMMmusic 1966}
3. Amon Düül ~ Drum Things (1972) {Disaster}
4. Amon Düül II ~  Hawknose Harlequin (1972) {Carnival in Babylon}
5. Anal Magic and Reverend Dwight Frizzell ~ Black Crack and the Sole Survivors - (1976) {Beyond the Black Crack}
6. Anima (Sound) ~ Show Mää Show (1971) {Stürmischer Himmel}
7. Annexus Quam ~ Osmose III (1970) {Osmose}
8. Anthony Moore ~ Mu na H-uile ni a Shaoileas (1971) {Pieces From The Cloadland Ballroom)
9. Anton Bruhin ~ Versuchpilz 6 (1978) {Rotomotor}
10. Aqsak Maboul ~ Mastoul Alakefak (1981) {Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine}

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Podcast upload delay...

Having a few problems finding a host for my podcasts, but this should be rectified soon...

Friday, January 13, 2012

NWW List A-Z Installment #1

Here's the playlist for tonight's first installment of the NWW List A-Z on The Irregular Show. It takes us through just under half of the A's... As I said before, I'm choosing pieces that are as close to ten  minutes as I can. Most artists on the list have pieces close to that, so that's definitely going to be the median point. A few coming in the future (mostly avant-garde and  concrete stuff) have pieces whose shortest time is close to half an hour... an entire album side, so there will be exceptions either way.

1. Achim Reichel and Machines ~ Truth And Probability (A Lexicon Of Self Knowledge) (1971) {Die Grüne Reise}
2. Agitation Free ~ Susie Sells Seashells at the Seashore (1999 reunion) {The River of Return}
3. Airway ~  Live at Lace part one (1978) {Live at Lace}
4. Albert Marcoeur ~ Quest-ce Que ta as? (1974) {split cassette with This Heat}
5. Albrecht/d. ~ Endless Music goes Zen (1985) {Abstract Energy}
6. Alcatraz ~ Simple Headphone Mind (1971) {Vampire State Building}
7. Älgarnas Trädgård ~ Interstellar Cruise (1973-1974) {Delayed - released 2001}
8. Alternative TV ~ Alternative TG (1998) {Punk Life}
9. Alvaro ~ Drinkin' My Own Sperm (1977) {Drinkin' my Own Sperm}
10. Alvin Lucier ~ Fideliotrio (1987) {Wind Shadows}

The Podcast will be uploaded in the next day.

Cheers for now...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NWW List A-Z

In 1979 the experimental, "proto-mash-up" trio of Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill, and Heman Patha released their first album, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella, and within the liner notes they included a list of bands that influenced their burgeoning sound collage project which they called, Nurse With Wound. After their second album was released including another roster of acts, the list was complete, comprised of 290+ artists from around the planet, spanning many musical genres; from Krautrock to Musique Concrete, Cabaret to Free Jazz, Psychedelic Rock to French Weirdness. It has since become a shopping list... no, more like a Schindler's list of amazing musical oddities for sound geeks across the globe to collect and enjoy.
This radio show, broadcast from the Erb Memorial Union on the campus of the University of Oregon, Fridays at midnight to Saturdays at 2AM PST, is dedicated to the further propagation of these artists and their works into the ears and minds of the initiated and unaware alike... and beginning on Friday January 13th, 2012, I'll be playing the entire list from A-Z. As many of the artists' music includes titles well longer than the average 3 minute radio-fare, I'm actually aiming to select pieces that are at least 10 minutes long... so this process should take a good part of the year.
To the right is a link to the station's live feed and a count-down timer to the next live show and also links to set-lists and a podcast for consumption after the fact.