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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Lost in the Stars: Episode 4

The fourth and final episode of Lost in the Stars was broadcast midnight Friday 26 July 2013 and it can be streamed here. Here's what was played:

Walter Huston - Lost In The Stars
Laurie Marhsall: The Disco Spaceship
Closer Musik: Departures (Gregor Schwellenbach Version)
Rytis Mazulis: Twittering Machine
Moritz von Oswald Trio: Blue
Michael Rother: Karussell
Rabih Beaini: Light Within A Light
Kraftwerk: Tanzmusik
Electro Keyboard Orchestra: Mother Of The Future
Sun Ra: UFO (Mike Huckaby Reel-to-Reel edit)
IF: Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass (Alden Tyrell Remix)
Young Smoke: Space Music #3
DJ Rashad: Brighter Days
Model 500: Starlight
Theo Parrish: Space Station
Duplex: Cosmic Dancer
Rick Wade: Night Station
John Heckle: The 4th Dimension
Contra Communem Opinonem: An Emotional Moment With The Sun
Alan R Splet: Space Travel With Changing Choral Textures
Smith N' Hack: Falling Stars
Sylvia Love: Extraterestrial Lover
Roy Ayers: Programmed For Love

Thank you for listening. Going through a major Smith N' Hack phase so will leave with this:

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Lost in the Stars: Episode 3

Episode 3 of Lost in the Stars aired midnight Friday 19 July and can be streamed here. 'Repetition' was the loose theme and the following music was played:

Walter Huston: Lost in the Stars (Theme)
Ivo Malec: Triola ou Symphonie Pour Moi Meme
Mark Fell: Manitutshu Parameter Set 2
Thomas Brinkmann (pictured): Mexico
Crash Course In Science: Flying Turns
Jorg Burger: Wunschmaschinenpark
Erik Satie: Musique d'Ameubleument: Teneture de Cabinet Prefectoral
Laurie Spiegel: Patchwork
Sleeparchive: A Man Dies in the Street 2
Philip Glass: Music in Twelve Parts - Part 1
Suicide: Ghost Rider
DJ Kaos: Kosmischer Ruckenwind (Quiet Village Remix)
Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air (excerpt)
Prince Jammy: Crosstalk
Robert Hood: Minus
0: Twin Bleeps
Dimi Angelis and Jeroen Search: Omnia
Oneohtrix Point Never: Nobody Here
The Field: Silent
The Caretaker: Persistent Repetition of Phrases

Thanks for listening. Next week is the final episode of Lost in the Stars, so I plan on getting thoroughly lost, and having fun while doing so. Stay tuned!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Lost in the Stars: Episode 2

Episode 2 of Lost in the Stars was broadcast midnight Friday 12 July and can be streamed here. Here's what was played:

Walter Huston - Lost in the Stars (theme)
Attilio Mineo - Around the World (1962)
Hieroglyphic Being - The Electronic Belt (2013)
Samuli Kempi - Astrometric Precision (2013)
Stellar OM Source - Trackers (2013)
Jeff Mills - Unfastened and Floating (2011)
Brian Eno - Weightless (1983)
Closer Musik - 1,2,3 ( No Gravity ) (2000)
Michael Bundt - Galaxy Machine (1982)
Bernard Parmegiani (pictured) - De Natura Sonorum (Parts 1 and 2) (1975)
Iannis Xenakis - Concret Ph (1958)
Ottis Leunig - Moonflight (1968)
Christian Kogel - Invisible Planets (2013)
Herbert Eimert and Robert Beyer - Klang Im Umbregenzium Raum (1952)
Panabrite - Particle Counterpoint (2013)
Tangerine Dream - Sunrise In the Third System (1971)
Zomby - Vast Emptiness (2013)
Felix K - Flowers of Destruction #9 (2013)
Morphosis - Dismantle (2013)
June - Lost Area (DJ Sprinkles Empty Dancefloor Mix) (2013)
Jean Claude Risset - Computer Suite from Little Boy: Fall (1968)
Smith N Hack - Space Warrior (2007)
Danny Wolfers - Loch Ness Martial Arts Lab (2013)
Conrad Schnitzler - Frozen Bubbles (1992)
Ulf Lohmann - Because Before (2001)
James Ruskin - Cast Down (2012)

I'm back midnight next Friday with 'Repetition'.

The James Ruskin closer, from Stroboscopic Artefacts' Stellate 4, is just so beautiful:

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Lost in the Stars: Episode 1

Last Friday's Lost in the Stars can be streamed here, and here's the tracklist:

Motion Sickness of Time Travel - 'Effloresence'
Suzanne Ciani - 'Livixation'
Eduard Artemiev - 'La Mort Des Heros'
Delia Derbyshire - 'The Delian Mode'
Henrik Schwarz - 'Ballet Suite #1'
Sensate Focus - 'X'
Tod Dokstader - 'Snap Sail'
Karlheinz Stockhausen - 'Gesang Der Junglinge'
Boards of Canada - 'Colour of Fire'
Clams Casino -' I'm Official'
Sun Ra - 'I Gotta Get Away'
Toru Takemitsu - 'Ai'
Herbert Eimert - 'Epitaph for Aikiki Kuboyama'
Arthur Russell - 'Tower of Meaning/ Rabbits Ear'
Perturbator - 'Perverted Precinct'
Wolfgang Voigt - 'Ruckverzauberung 6.1'
Christian Marclay - 'Maria Callas'
Oneohtrix Point Never - 'Stone of Spiritual Understanding'
Marquis Hawkes - 'Higher Forces'
Monolake - 'Occam'
Klaus Schultz - 'Synphara' (excerpt)
Soundhack - 'Devil's Run'

Thanks for listening. This Friday 12 July - 'Weightlessness', featuring music by James Ruskin, Jeff Mills and Jean-Claude Risset.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Lost in the Stars

Retro Futurism returns to the airwaves this Friday to present Lost in the Stars: Futurist Electronic Music. Here's the blurb:

Stockhausen and Xenakis on laptops, jamming futurist utopias from Jupiter. Modernist composition meets post-Techno abstraction for a waltz around the geodesic dome.

Lost in the Stars follows developments in experimental electronic music, from the pioneers of the postwar avant-garde, through the advent of consumer devices in the 1970s and 80s to the a-historical digitalia of today.

Broadcast Fridays midnight - 2am Melbourne time on Triple R 102.7.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Contemporary Obfuscation

Retro Futurism returned to the airwaves RRR 102.7FM Thursday 2 May, 7.00pm Melbourne time with Contemporary Obfuscation:

Despite advances in technology enabling easy manipulation of sonic data in high fidelity audio, a number of contemporary electronic musicians opt to intentionally obscure their music into a dirty, hazy, slowed down moire of low-fi noise. Contemporary Obfuscation looks at the work of a number of contemporary UK artists working in this manner - Burial, Actress, Andy Stott, The Caretaker - tracing their roots back to 1990s glitch. Contemporary Obfuscation examines some of the moods and effects this music evokes and looks at possible motivations behind this approach.

It's kind of an audio version of my discussion on 'Hauntological House: From Sturm to Stott' and will feature them and related artists making murky music.

Here's what was played:
Burial - 'Forgive' Burial (Hyperdub 2006)
Pole - 'Berlin' 1 (Kiff SM 1998)
Andy Stott - 'Intermittent' Passed Me By (Modern Love 2011)
Actress - 'I Can't Forgive You' Hazyville (Werk Discs 2008)
Sturm - 'Untitled' Sturm (Mille Plateaux 1999)
Miles - 'Rejoice' Faint Hearted (Modern Love 2013)
Samuel Kerridge - 'Auditory System' Auris Interna (Horizontal Ground 2012)
Lee Gamble - 'M25 Echo' Diversions 1994-1996 (PAN 2012)
Tuff Sherm - 'Claw Worlds' Canal Cloaking (Reckno 2012)
Rechenzentrum - 'Parabolid' The John Peel Session (Kitty Yo 2001)
Anthony Child - 'The Space Between People and Things Part 2 (excerpt)' The Space Between People and Things (NNA Tapes 2013)
The Caretaker - 'Persistent Repetition of Phrases' Persistent Repetition of Phrases (Install 2008)

It can be streamed here.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lynchian Psychodrama - Details

Lynchian Psychodrama aired 7pm Valentine's Day. Stream it here and hear the following:

Julee Cruise - Into the Night
Mantovani - Charmaine
Connie Stevens - 16 Reasons
Angelo Badalamenti - Lumberton, USA
Isabella Rossellini - Blue Velvet / Blue Stars
David Bowie - I'm Deranged
Angelo Badalamenti - Silencio (excerpt)
This mortal coil - Song to the Siren
Angelo Badalamenti - I'm Hurt Bad
Olga Mevwirth - Scene 2, Lost Highway
Trent Reznor - Videodrones
Angelo Badalamenti - The Red Room (excerpt)
David Lynch - Ghost of Love
Angelo Badalamenti - Pink Room
David Lynch - In Heaven
Bohren und der Club of Gore - Prowler (excerpt)
V/VM - There was a Fish in the Percolator
Dean Blunt - The Narcissist
Angelo Badalamenti - Nostalgia (excerpt)
Julee Cruise - Rockin' Back Inside My Heart.

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Lynchian Psychodrama

Forthcoming radio broadcast on the music of, about and around David Lynch. Airing Thursday 14 February - Valentine's Day - 7-8pm in Max Headroom on Melbourne's 3 Triple R 102.7 FM. Here's the blurb:

Since the cavernous industrial noise of Eraserhead, music has occupied a prominent place in the work of David Lynch. Blue Velvet re-imagined Roy Orbison as an echo-drenched psycho-delic operatic crooner, Twin Peaks introduced the world to Julee Cruise and created an influential version of jazz noir, Inland Empire revealed the horrors lurking amidst the massed strings of Mantovani while Lynch himself has devoted increasingly more of his energies towards pop and rock production.

Featuring music from his TV and films, by influences and influenced, and from Lynch himself, Lynchian Psychodrama presents an hour of bipolar sonic merriment. Let's Rock!

Lynch's use of 1950s music references retro futurist concerns:

Yes, it's a fifties thing. Banal in a way. But it's kind of removed from that also. Misplaced, almost. A fities/nineties combo was what Twin Peaks was all about. We weren't making a period thing.

The guitar and echo in this sequence demonstrates his point:

Monday, 21 January 2013

Episode 8: Recent Australian Music

Retro Futurism Episode 8: Recent Australian Music aired 6pm, Sunday 6 January. Playlist below, stream here and download here and here.

Lawrence English - Jansia Borneensis
Peter Knight & Dung Nguyen - Minky Star
Anton Webern - Six Pieces for Orchestra
Austin Bucket - Palais
Kane Ikin - A Synthetic Setting
John Chantler - Untitled #6
Ben frost & Daniel Bjarnasson - Simulacra
Edouard Artemiev - Le Tourbillon De L'histoire
Warren Burt - Scrapbook
Anthony Pateras & Robin Fox - You're All Answers
Inverto - More Than a Heartache
Tornado Wallace - Some Kinda Man
Roland Tings - The Milky Way
Dennis Garcia - Door To Dimension 4
Bauhaus - Dive
Tuff Sherm - Litho
Dro Carey - Lowdope
Advance Human - Planetary Grid System
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi - Still unable to throw off...
Cat Hope (pictured) - Longing
The Caretaker - As If Sinking Into Sand

I'm back in another guise on Valentine's Day, details here.