Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FFFreakout #265 (Aired on 5/26/11)

Julian Lynch "Terra" from Terra
Religious Knives "The Message" from Smokescreen
Street Gnar "Without Blue" from Poking the World With a Stick
Trailblazer "Don't Need It Anyway" from Successor
Jerusalem & the Starbaskets "Walkin' Across Your Grave" from DOST
Ghost to Falco "Secrets of the Free" from Exotic Believers
Geeshie Wiley "Last Kind Words Blues" from American Primitive II
Bill Orcutt "Cold Ground" from A New Way to Pay Old Debts
Jandek "Quinn Boys II" from You Walk Alone
Sun Ra "Velvet" from College Tour Volume One
Hastings 3000 "I Ain't Trespassin'" from Heliotrope 8 compilation
Dreamland Faces "Brad Goes Hunting" from Heliotrope 8 compilation
Fortified Five "IddyBiddyDiddy" from Heliotrope 8 compilation
James Blake "Lindisfarne II" from S/T
Mount Kimbie "Would Know" from Crooks & Lovers

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JULIAN LYNCH - "GROUND" from Zahid Jiwa on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

FFFreakout: Podcast #18 - Heliotrope Eight feature

Skoal Kodiak “Cruel Tic” Cold As Fuck compilation LP (Insides Music)
(Interview segment)
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano “For Giuseppi Logan” Under A Double Moon LP (Roaratorio)
Milo Fine “Ulrich” Concerning “The Other Condition” split LP w/ Paul Metzger (Nero’s Neptune)
Paul Metzger “Geshenk” Gedanken Splitter LP (Roaratorio)
Mother of Fire “Death’s Apprentice” S/T LP (De Stijl)
Thunderbolt Pagoda “The Reclamation” (live) Heliotrope 8 compilation
(Interview segment)
Humanda “Paul Bunyan’s Playhouse Five” Heliotrope 8 compilation
Tender Meat “Untitled IV” Live at the Ritz. . . CS (Moon Glyph)
Votel “Fry Dem Night” Heliotrope 8 compilation
Lighted “F# Thing” Heliotrope 8 compilation
Nomia "Strangelet" Heliotrope 8 compilation

This week's webcast is focused on the Heliotrope Festival that is taking place this week in Minneapolis. Heliotrope is an annual 3-day music festival, now in its 8th year, that brings together a wide range of artists from the Twin Cities' vibrant underground music scene. We played several selections from some of the artists performing at this year’s festival. We also had the chance to chat with Erik Wivinus, one of the curators of Heliotrope and a member of the group Thunderbolt Pagoda, who will be performing as well. He provided us with some background on the festival, how it has evolved over the years, and how Heliotrope serves the local music scene. Check out the Flaneur Productions website for more details.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

FFFreakout #264 (Aired on 5/19/11)

Burial "Street Halo" from Street Halo EP
Dylan Ettinger "Lion of Judah" from Lion of Judah 7"
Austra "The Future" from Feel It Break
Grouper "Alien Observer" from A I A: Alien Observer
Lougow "You'll Live and Die By Those Little Dogs" from Dull Thicket
The Bombay Sweets "Doin' the Jerk At Dawn" b/w Breath Control 7"
The Mummies "Mashi" from We Never Learn compilation
Michael and the Mumbles "Yea Yea Yea" from S/T
Soul Coughing "Casiotone Nation" (live) from Super Bon Bon single
R.E.M. "Radio Free Europe" (live) from Strange Currencies single
Blur "Country Sad Ballad Man" (live) from Live EP
New Order "Temptation" (live) from 60 Miles An Hour Tour EP

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

FFFreakout: Podcast #17

Remote Islands “The Story of Chairs" Days of Heaven CS (Stunned)
Hobo Cubes “You Made Me Feel The Past” Sacred Phases – Inscriptions Vol.1 2xCS (Sacred Phases)
Harald Grosskopf “Emphasis” Synthesist LP (RVNG Intl.)
Fletcher Pratt “Back Woods Dub” Dub Sessions Vol. 1 CS (Dub Ditch Picnic)
Brother Raven “Suede” Pacific Support CS (Draft)
Idea Fire Company “Grotto Of Erotic Desires” Music From The Impossible Salon LP (KYE)
Charlie Nothing “Outside” Outside/Inside LP (De Stijl)
Son of Salami “Pretty Girls Is A Motherfucker” A Study In Eraser Headless Tape Recording LP (Feeding Tube)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz “Different Daylight” L’Autre Cap CD (K Records)
Microdot “Not Very Often” Lamps Not Amps CS (Dub Dutch Picnic)
Blue Sabbath Black Fiji “You Hit The Funk” Mistake Of A Small Bird LP (Feeding Tube)
Babe, Terror “Transplanted People” Preparing A Voice To Meet The People Coming CS (Glue Moon)
Bret Schneider “Door#1” Model of a Garden Scene With Watering Can CS (Avant Archive)
Motion Sickness of Time Travel "Clairvoyance" Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious LP (Digitalis)
Ous Mal "Ikkuna" Riioraa / Viime Talvi 2xCS (Sweat Lodge Guru)

This week's highlights include some interesting fragmentary pop, the first of which comes from a brand new release out on Stunned by the Philadelphia-based group, Remote Islands. Days of Heaven features a veritable busload of musicians (and instruments) under the direction of group mastermind, Colin Pate. Pate and company weave together an impressive collection of widely varied songs that I'm suspecting will find a much larger audience, as it bloody well should. Son of Salami is also creating some engaging pop songs, albeit of a far more demented and tongue-in-cheek variety. Son of Salami (a.k.a. Joey Pizza Slice) uses 'eraser headless tape recording' methods and pens songs with titles such as "My Penis is a Fortune Teller" and "I Got Lost On A Acid Trip", which, let's face it, could all get a little grating on the nerves if not for the simple fact that there are some incredibly catchy tunes spread across this record. If there's a shortage of portable cassette players in Vermont, though, you now know who to blame.

We also played a track from Hobo Cubes from this exquisite Inscriptions Vol. 1 double cassette compilation that Sacred Phases recently put out. Hobo Cubes is currently on the road with Femminielli and Das Amore w/ JLK, making their way through our area this week as part of the Hobo Cult Records/Los Discos Enfantasmes May tour. Check'em out if you can. Another double cassette release of gorgeous, bittersweet sounds comes to us from Ous Mal, a Finnish duo that crafts melody-rich ambient soundscapes that are far more involved than that description implies. And one final release I have to mention is the Pacific Support benefit compilation that Draft recently put out. By buying this release, not only does all of your money go towards the relief/recovery efforts in Japan, but you also get an impeccable collection of some of the most forward-thinking synth/electronics artists operating today: Rene Hell, Matt Carlson, The North Sea, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Panabrite, etc., etc. It's a win/win situation, so get in the game while there are still copies available.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

FFFreakout #263 (Aired on 5/12/11)

Underworld "Pearls' Girl" (edit) from Pearls Girl EP
Jesus & Mary Chain "Far Gone and Out" (Arc Weld mix) from Far Gone and Out single
Queens of the Stone Age "No One Knows" (UNKLE mix) from Go With the Flow single
Weezer "Hash Pipe" (Jimmy Pop remix) from Hash Pipe single
Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime" from Liquid People Remix single
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Bacon" from Magical Colors single
U2 "Salome" from Even Better Than the Real Thing single
Luna "Neon Lights" from Superfreaky Memories single
Ryan Adams "To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)" from Answering Bell single
Peaking Lights "All the Sun That Shines" from 936
Antonionian "Into the Night" from S/T
Bronze "So Weit, So Gut" from Synthesist Bonus CD
STNNNG "Howling Man" from The Smoke of My Will
The Bombay Sweets "Beautiful Fist" from First Demo

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FFFreakout #262 (Aired on 5/5/11)

Billy Bragg & Wilco "California Stars" (live) from Mermaid Avenue Bonus EP
Dove "There Goes the Fear" from There Goes the Fear single
Blur "No Distance Left to Run" from No Distance Left to Run single
The Avalanches "Frontier Psychiatrist"from Radio single
Semisonic "Take Me With You" from Secret Smile single
Mexican Institute of Sound "Sinfonia Agridulce" from Soy Sauce
The Pixies "Vamos" from Surfer Rosa
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 "Mais Que Nada" from I Shot Andy Warhol soundtrack
The Bombay Sweets "Who Needs Doughnuts When You've Got Luv?" from First Demo
Tender Meat "Untitled III" from Live At the Ritz
Motion Sickness of Time Travel "Telepathy" from Seeping Through the Veil of the Unconscious
Religious Knives "Basement Watch" from The Door
Bailter Space "X" from Vortura

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Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Wishing Stones from Motion Sickness of Time Travel on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

FFFreakout: Podcast #16 - Nathan McLaughlin In-Studio Session

Nathan McLaughlin "2.3" Echolocation #2 CS (Digitalis Ltd.)
Nathan McLaughlin "5.3" Echolocation #5 CS (Notice Recordings)
Nathan McLaughlin "3.4" Echolocation #3 CS (Gift Tapes)

(In-Studio Live Performance)

Nathan McLaughlin "Sun Dogs" mp3 (Absence of Wax)
Loud & Sad "WF: #3" Whale Fall 1 CS (Digitalis Ltd.)
HMS "HMS 2.4" HMS 2 CS (*forthcoming release on Avant Archives)

We were fortunate to have Nathan McLaughlin join us in the studio for this week's show to perform live and to chat a bit about some of his recent solo recordings, along with his work in the groups Loud & Sad and HMS. In addition, we spun selections from all of Nathan's available cassette releases, not to mention an absolute scorcher of a track from a forthcoming HMS release. Check out Nathan's website to find out more information and to order or download some of his recordings.