Monday, December 17, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #10: Decimus / Kelippah Feature

Decimus “Side A” (excerpt) from Decimus 11 (Digitalis
(Interview segment) 
Decimus “A1” Decimus 1 (Kelippah
Decimus “pt.2” Decimus C (Kelippah
Decimus “Apathia” (excerpt) Hobo Sunn / Decimus split (Kelippah
(Interview segment) 
Safiyaa “Treasurer of Badu Nadir” (excerpt) S/T (Kelippah
Raajmahal “Unknown Metals” S/T (Kelippah
K Salvatore “Lake Success Drained” Tsar Ova Elk (Kelippah
(Interview Segment) 
Les Conversions “Mr. Wayl's Adze" S/T (*forthcoming LP on Kelippah) 
Tom Carter and Pat Murano “Avalokitesvara” S/T (*forthcoming LP on Kelippah)


On this edition of the FFFoxy Podcast, we spoke with Pat Murano (NNCK, Malkuth, K Salvatore, etc.) about his recent solo work as Decimus, along with the many other collaborative projects he's currently involved in. We also discussed the work he has been doing with his own Kelippah label and some of the forthcoming material he has coming out on it. For more information on Decimus and to hear and purchase Kelippah recordings, check out the following links:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

FFFreakout #342 (Aired on 12/13/12)

Karen Dalton "In My Own Dream" from In My Own Time
Goldendust "After the Smoke Grew Thick" from S/T
Marielle V. Jakobsons "Crystal Orchard" from Glass Canyons
Mike Bruno "Lovebirds" from The Sad Sisters
Willie Lane "Ill Star" from Guitar Army of One
Alkibar Gignor "Zeinabou" from La Paix
Superchunk "Child's Christmas in Wales" from Mojo's Festive Favorites
Big Trouble "You Never Give Me Your Money" from Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 4
Halloween, Alaska "State Trooper" from S/T
Bad Brains "MCA Dub" from Into The Future
The Cult "She Sells Sanctuary" from Love
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Twisted Road" from Psychedelic Pill
Willie Nelson "Railroad Lady" from To Lefty From Willie

Saturday, December 08, 2012

FFFavorite Albums of 2012

Here's round two of Free Form Freakout's favorite releases of 2012, this time a list of albums that really captured my attention. With a few exceptions, all of these albums have appeared on the podcast shows at some point during the year or certainly will in the weeks ahead. Again, make what you will of the rank-ordered approach to all of this. I'd like to think that if people have checked in on a regular basis, though, that there should be very few surprises here. For me, Jason Lescalleet's Songs About Nothing release really stood out amongst the rest of the albums I heard this year for its sheer unclassifiable boldness and beauty. It's serious music with a sense of humor and purpose that stirs a wide range of emotions and is completely unlike anything else I heard. 

Facebook "likes" and YouTube posts can only go so far, so please stop by your local independent record store or visit some of the great mailorder sites listed below to support these artists and labels if you come across something you're curious about. You can also click on the label links for more information on each release and for ordering purposes. 


1) Jason Lescalleet Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile)

2) The Shadow Ring Remains Unchanged (Kye)

3) Aaron Dilloway Modern Jester (Hanson)

4) ÉLG Mil Pluton (Alter / Hundebiss)

5) CS Yeh Transitions (De Stijl)

6) Richard Youngs Core To The Brave (Root Strata)

7) Panabrite Soft Terminal (Digitalis)

8) Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan Vanity Fair (Recital)

9) Gary War Jared’s Lot (Spectrum Spools)

10) Pedestrian Deposit Kithless (Arbor)

11) Ghedalia Tazartes Ante-Mortem (Hinterzimmer)
12) Mirror to Mirror Body Moving Slowly (Preservation)
13) Trouble Books Concatenating Fields (Mie Music)
14) Rain Drinkers Yesodic Helices (Brave Mysteries)
15) Decimus 11 (Digitalis)
16) Sparkling Wide Pressure Grandfather Harmonic (Preservation)
17) Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland Black Is Beautiful (Hyperdub)
18) Willie Lane Guitar Army of One (Cord-Art)
19) NHK’Koyxen Dance Classics Vol.1 (Pan)
20) Derek Rogers Saturations (Greenup Industries)
21) Insect Factory Melodies From a Dead Radio (Fabrica)
22) Tilth Angular Music (Soft Abuse)
23) Yek Koo Love Song For The Dead C (Emerald Cocoon)
24) Jandek Atlanta Saturday (Corwood Industries)
25) Featureless Ghost Personality Matrix (Night-People)

Friday, December 07, 2012

FFFreakout #341 (Aired on 12/6/12)

Andy Stott "Numb" from Luxury Problems
Circuit Des Yeux "Barrel Down" from Ode To Fidelity 7"
Yximalloo "Peter Is Back" from Unpop
NHK'Koyxen "703" from Dance Classics Vol. II
Lee Gamble "Helicopter" from Diversions 1994-1996
Reuben Son "02.01.2011" from Day Gone By 7"
Fang Wizard "Satan Wrap" from Pure Hex
The Cake Kitchen "Airships" from Xpressway Pile=Up
The Beatles "Here Comes The Sun" from Abbey Road
Paul Simon "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" from S/T
Gary Numan "Cars" from The Pleasure Principle
Dinosaur Jr. "Watch the Corners" from I Bet On Sky
The Lemonheads "Rick James Style" from Come On Feel the Lemonheads
The Clash "Police On My Back" from Sandinista!
Talking Heads "I Zimbra" from Fear of Music

On today's show, we danced and sang for Avery's 8th birthday:

Sunday, December 02, 2012

FFFavorite Tapes of 2012

Similar to last year, I've decided against doing an end-of-the-year recap-style show for one of the final podcasts of 2012. Instead, I'm planning to just move forward with more new music and with one more feature with Pat Murano (Decimus, Kelippah Records et al). Again, like last year, I've put together an overview of some of my favorite releases that have appeared on the podcast show throughout the year. This week, it's a list of my favorite tapes. In the next week or so, I'll also post a list of some of my favorite albums (and maybe a few reissues too). 

Yes, I went ahead and rank-ordered these, which you can make of whatever you'd like. In general, these were/are the tapes that I keep coming back to, the ones that pull you into a unique soundworld. The Duets tape, however, was for me the clear-cut, no-brainer for best tape release of the year. It features such a seamless mix of music and, in my mind, several of the significant players in the current experimental tape underground. It sort of has the feel of being like the C86 of this particular network of artists and labels, certainly an important document of it at the very least.

You can click on the label links for more information on each release and for ordering purposes. You may also need to check out these fine mailorder sites for availability: Discriminate Music, Tomentosa, Mimaroglu Music Sales, Experimedia, 905 Tapes.          

1) v/a Duets (Tranquility Tapes

2) él-g In Coro (No=Fi Recordings

3) The Compass Rose The Simulation District (Ekhein

4) Man Made Hill Intercourses (Orange Milk

5) Josh Mason/Nathan McLaughlin 3440 (Tape Drift)

 6) April in the Orange In the Mirror Under the Moon (Cae-sur-a

7) v/a Air Rings Vol. 3 (Digitalis Ltd.

8) Sagas Signal Refracted (Avant Archive

9) v/a The Lemon Tape (Hobo Cult / Kinnta

10) Baronic Wall The Mind of Roses (Gift Tapes)

11) Myrrh Hymns (Lighten Up Sounds
12) Damian Valles/Alex Durlak Guitar and Drums (Komino
13) Prayer Second Species (Constellation Tatsu
14) M. Geddes Gengras Systems 1 (905 Tapes
15) Clay Cantrell The Tree Farmer (House of Alchemy
16) Bastian Void Flourescent Bells (Field Hymns
17) Asio Otus Taivaallisia tulis (Sicsic
18) Raajmahal Celandine (Digitalis Ltd.
19) Cannibal Movie Mondo Music (Yerevan Tapes)
20) Toning Paranormal Romance (Skell)  
21) Justin Meyers Libra (Tone Filth
22) Loud & Sad False Intimacy (Cae-sur-a
23) Blanche Blanche Blanche Open Session Rock (OSR Tapes
24) Henry Dawson The Thunder of Wonder (Goldtimers
25) Claps Glory, Glory (Moon Glyph)

Friday, November 30, 2012

FFFreakout #340 (Aired in 11/29/12)

The Free Design "Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas)"
Andy Stott "Lost and Found" from Luxury Problems
A Certain Ratio "Hot Knights" from I'd Like To See You Again
Can "Midnight Sky" from The Lost Tapes
The Bachs "Minister To A Mind Diseased" from Out Of The Bachs
Big Star "Holocaust" (demo) from Keep An Eye On The Sky
Wooden Wand "The Mountain" from Death Seat
The Who "Bell Boy" from Thirty Years of Maximum R&B box set
Untamed Youth "Pabst Blue Ribbon" from Children of Nuggets box set
Inspiral Carpets "This Is How It Feels" from Life
The Beach Boys "Wouldn't It Be Nice" from Pet Sounds
Primal Scream " Loaded" from Screamadelica
Soundgarden "Rusty Cage" from Badmotorfinger

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #9 with in-studio guests Tilth

Fletcher Pratt “Huge Dub” Dub Sessions Vol. 2 CS (Dub Ditch Picnic)
Sagas “Track #1” Sojourner’s Lament CS (Lighten Up Sounds)
James McKeown “Ghost In Your Life” English Dream CS (Dub Ditch Picnic)
Bad Braids “Down In The Willow Garden” Arrow and Orb LP (Haute Magie)
Pride of Lowell “Waggle Dance” S/T CS (Dirty Pillows)
Loud & Sad “Example 5” (excerpt) False Intimacy CS (Cae-sur-a)
Michael Barrett & Mike Griffin “For The Wreckers” Birtual Seme-Alabak CD-R (Kendra Steiner Editions)
Small Things On Sundays “Fast Forward/Congo/Metal Dolls” Drill CS (A Beard of Snails)
German Army “Literacy In Opium” Youtan Poluo CS (Chondritic Sound)
Primitive Motion “Upwelling” Two Ellipses CS (Room40)
Sudden Oak “Bacacay” Beyond Language CS (Brunch Groupe)
Tilth “De La Serna” Angular Music (Soft Abuse)
  Giacinto Scelsi "Aitsi" Tre Canti Popolari / Due Componimenti Impetuosi (Sub Rosa)#
Shawn David McMillan "The Lawn" Catfish (Emperor Jones)#
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano "For Fred Anderson" Scraps and Shadows (Roaratorio)#
Ellen Fullman & Monique Buzzarte "Fluctuations 5" Fluctuations (Deep Listening)#
The Bill Dixon Orchestra "Nightfall Pieces II" Intents and Purposes (RCA Victor)*
Karen Dalton "Don't Make Promises" 1966 (Delmore Recordings)*
Josh Mason "3440 B" 3440 split w/ Nathan McLaughlin (Tape Drift)*
Bedhead "Powder" WhatFunLifeWas (Trance Syndicate)*
State River Widening "Among the Corn Rose" S/T (Rocket Girl)*
Prayer "Untitled" Second Species CS (Constellation Tatsu)

#=Track selected by Cody Yantis
*=Track selected by Nathan McLaughlin

On this week’s podcast show, we played mostly a bunch of recent tape arrivals during the first half of the show. In the second hour, we were joined in the studio by Cody Yantis and Nathan McLaughlin of Tilth following their first live performances to spin some music from their personal collections and to discuss their new album Angular Music (out on Soft Abuse) and the latest work they’ve been doing with Joe Houpert (PrayerLoud & Sad), who’s now actively involved in the project.

FFFreakout #339 (Aired on 11/22/12)

Broadcast "Before We Begin" from Haha Sound
Tortoise "Djed" from Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Neu! "Hallo Gallo" from Neu!
Stereolab "Metronomic Underground" from Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Gas "Untitled" (Track 4) from Pop
Destroyer "Kaputt" from Kaputt

Today's show was based on music we like to hear while preparing, eating, and digesting food . . .

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FFFreakout #338 (Aired on 11/15/12)

The New Year "Reconstruction" from Newness Ends
Can "Millionenspiel" from The Lost Tapes
John Coltrane "Jupiter" from Interstellar Space
Blues Control "Boiled Peanuts" from S/T
Claps "Across the Floor" from Wreck
Richard Youngs "Sweet Field of Life" from Core To The Brave
Rex "Waterbug" from 3
Leonard Cohen "Avalanche" from Songs of Love and Hate
Featureless Ghost "Scanproof (Cyberdream)" from Personality Matrix
The Garment District "Miraculous Metal" from S/T 7"
Primitive Motion "Flow Form" from Two Ellipses
Rene Hell "Quiet Detail Muse" from The Terminal Symphony

The Garment District: Miraculous Metal from The Garment District on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

FFFreakout #337 (Aired on 11/8/12)

Cloudland Canyon "Mothlight Part 2" from b/w "In The Cold" 7"
Claps "Shelter" from Glory, Glory
The Warped Wave "Lonely Isle of Illusion" from Oooh-ahhh
Crash Cuddle "The Witch and The Wagon Wheel"
Father Murphy "In the Flood With the Flood" from split 7" w/ Xiu Xiu
Non/Boyd Rice "Warm Leatherette" from Back to Mono
Tilth "Burden Music" from Angular Music
Neil Young "Walking Like A Giant" from Psychedelic Pill
Lee Dorsey "Ya Ya"
Divine Fits "For Your Heart" from A Thing Called Divine Fits
Tilth "Godfather" from Angular Music

Claps - "Glory, Glory" from Moon Glyph on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #8

The Garment District “Nature Nurture” (Remixed by Sonic Boom) S/T 7”* (La Station Radar)
Richard Youngs “Sun Bounty” Core To The Brave LP (Root Strata
Brute Heart “Wildfire” b/w Version (Warm Water Re-Do) 7” (Water Wing
Samara Lubelski “Run Out Arcade” Wavelength (De Stijl
Lazurite “Super Fine Overlord” S/T CS (Fabrica
Cannibal Movie “Mondo Music I” Mondo Music CS* (Yerevan Tapes
Dream Society “Loam” S/T CD-R (Green Tapes
Matt Carlson “Field Electric” All Moments LP (NNA Tapes
Amalgamated “Rot Makor” Spark I 3” CD (Intangible Cat
Bastian Void “Respirit” Fluorescent Bells CS* (Field Hymns
Toning “Shake It Up and Never Return” Ideas of Visions/Stuck In Slime 2xCS* (Constellation Tatsu
Bob James Trio “Untitled Mixes” Explosions CD (ESP-Disk
Damian Valles “A Drums” Guitar and Drums split w/ Alex Durlak CS* (Komino
The Weird Weeds “Side B – Track 2” S/T LP (Sedimental
Jason Lescalleet “Nice Ass” b/w Graham Lambkin “The Food Chain” 7” (Glistening Examples
Tilth “For Sean” Angular Music LP* (Soft Abuse
The Dead C “Shark” Harsh 70’s Reality 2LP (Siltbreeze
Night of Pleasure “Your Back Pages” S/T CS (Faulkner Tapes
The Warped Wave “707 Service” Oooh-ahhh LP (Nowhere Records) 
Clay Cantrell “untitled (Morning)” The Tree Farmer CS (House of Alchemy
Caligine “L’Ora Blu (Affogare Fiori nella Nebbia)” from Anomia Mediterranea CD-R* (A Beard Of Snails
Midday Veil "Antigravity" (excerpt) Integratron CS (Tranlinguistic Other)

This week's show marks the 50th podcast produced by Free Form Freakout in the past two years. We didn't do anything particularly special to mark this occasion. In fact, it didn't even occur to us until after the show was completed that it was anything different. But, I guess that's sort of fitting as the MUSIC has always been our main focus. I would like to, however, extend a big thank you to all the people who have appeared on the show over the years and to all the people that continue to make music that moves and inspires us to keep this show moving forward. Lastly, a big thanks to everyone who carves out the time to STOP and LISTEN.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

FFFreakout #336 - Fall Pledge Drive Round 2 (Aired on 11/1/12)

CS Yeh "It Starts With A Look" from Transitions
The Art Museums "We Can't Handle It" from Rough Frame
Brute Heart "Fever" from 7" out on M'lady's Records
Robust Worlds "Heavy Moon" from Emotional Planet
Nihiti "Ghosts and Lovers" from For Ostland
Radio People "Only My Friends Can Sing" from S/T
Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" (acoustic version) from Talking Heads '77
Donovan "Season of the Witch" from Sunshine Superman
Roky Erikson & The Aliens "Creature With the Atom Brain" from The Evil One 
Howlin' Wolf "Howlin' For My Darling"
MX-80 "Theme to Halloween" from Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Halloween
Tegan & Sara "Walking With the Ghost" from So Jealous

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jandek Study Group Overnight #7: Post-Show Reflections

On this final edition of the Jandek Study Group Overnight, we got the 'Mankato Saturday' musicians back together to offer some reflections on their experience playing with/as Jandek this past weekend. A big thanks to Craig, Charles, Adam and Brian for chatting with us once again and for their musical contributions to this very memorable performance.

*Photo taken by Jon Behm from Reviler

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FFFreakout #335 - Fall Pledge Drive - (Aired on 10/25/12)

CS Yeh "The New Guy" from Transitions
Samara Lubelski "Merch Girls" from Wavelength
Robust Worlds " Human Stomp" from Emotional Planet
Big Star "I Am The Cosmos" from Keep An Eye On The Sky boxset
CS Yeh "Transitions" from Transitions
Samara Lubelski "Age of Decay" from Wavelength
Paul Westerberg "Knockin' One More" from 14 Songs
Teenage Fanclub "The Concept" from Bandwagonesque
Semisonic "Across the Great Divide" from The Great Divide
The Replacements "I Will Dare" from Let It Be
Material Issue "Diane" from International Pop Overthrow
Matthew Sweet "I've Been Waiting" from Goodfriends

KMSU kicked off its Fall Pledge Drive this week and we are hoping to hear from some of you FFF listeners out there. Our station relies heavily on listener support to help pay for the majority of its regular operating costs, which seem to be increasing at an alarming rate in recent years. If you value the type of programming that our station offers or what FFF is up to, then we really need to hear from you. You can make a pledge in any dollar amount by calling 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. You can also donate online at

FFF will be offering some exclusive pledge drive premiums made available by the good folks at De Stijl Records on Thursday's show. For every $25 pledge, you can pick out one of their recent CD releases from CS Yeh, Samara Lubelski, or Robust Worlds.

Also, the station is offering up the amazing 4CD Big Star box set entitled "Keep An Eye On The Sky" at the $100 pledge level. To sweeten the deal, Carl is throwing in an extra $20 gift card to Tune Town for every person that pledges at this level. So, that's some serious extra bang for your buck.

As always, thanks for listening!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mankato Saturday: The Jandek Pre-Concert Mix

This was the pre-concert mix that Free Form Freakout put together for the Jandek show in Mankato this past weekend. The photo was taken by Jon Behm from the Minneapolis-based music blog, Reviler. Read a well-written review of this phenomenal performance over at the City Pages.

Pedestrian Deposit “Under A Veil of Living Light” (excerpt) from Kithless
Richard Skelton “Of the Last Generation” from Landings
Sean McCann & Matthew Sullivan “An Unknown Gentleman” from Vanity Fair
Rain Drinkers “Helix II” from Yesodic Helices
Oren Ambarchi “Salt” from Audience of One
Nuojuva “Pihlajan varjoissa” from Valot Kaukaa
Mirror to Mirror “Burning Life” from Body Moving Slowly
Richard Youngs & Simon Wickham-Smith “Everydayness” from 20 Years
Call Back the Giants “The Pharoah Man” from The Rising
Ezekial Honig “A Closed Loop That Opens Everywhere” from Folding In On Itself 
Flying Saucer Attack “In The Light of Time” from Further 
Twinsistermoon “Kingdom of the Sea” from The Snowbringer Cult
Jakob Olausson “When Your Bridges Burned” from Morning and Sunrise
Donato Epiro “Fantasma Di Una Pulce” from Sounding the Sun
The No-Neck Blues Band “Witch” from Intonomancy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jandek Study Group Overnight #6: The Backing Musicians

On this week's Jandek Study Group Overnight show, we spoke with all of the musicians that will be performing with the Representative from Corwood on Saturday, October 20th at the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall in Mankato. The musicians are: Brian DeGayner (French Horn), Craig B. Mataresse (Electric Bass), Charles Gillett (Electric guitar), and Adam Patterson (Drums/ Percussion). Our conversations with each of the musicians focused on their general thoughts on Jandek's music, his overall approach to live performance, and how one prepares to perform in such a unique and in-the-moment experience. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FFFreakout #334 (Aired 10/18/12)

Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments "My Mysterious Death (Turn It Up)" from Bait and Switch
Claps "Glory, Glory" from Glory, Glory
Heatsick "Tertiary" from Intersex
Pigeons "Dead Echo" from They Sweetheartstammers
Panabrite "Janus" from Soft Terminal
Richard Youngs "Collapsing Stars" from Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits
Jandek "Part 4" from Where Do You Go From Here
Woods "Death Rattles" from At Echo Lake
The Coolies "Ghost Baby" from Master
Kukl "Gibraltar (Copy Thy Neighbour)" from Holidays in Europe (The Naughty Nought)
Throbbing Gristle "United" from The Second Annual Report
The Shadow Ring "Media Egg" from Remains Unchanged
Patty Waters "You Thrill Me" from Sings
Mirror to Mirror "Don't Just Yet" from Body Moving Slowly

Jandek will be performing this Saturday in Mankato. Tickets can still be purchased at the door.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

FFFreakout #333 (Aired on 10/11/12)

Food Pyramid "March Bar" from The Wire Tapper 30
CS Yeh "Whose Life" from Transitions
Blank Dogs "Twenty Two" from On Two Sides
Sleater-Kinney "What's Mine Is Yours" from The Woods
Loren Mazzacane Connors "The Gathering" from Harmony of the Spheres
Michael Chapman "Fahey's Flag" from Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010
Jandek "No Slow Ones" from Telegraph Melts
Brigritte Fontaine and Areski "Ca Va Faire Un Hit" from The BYG Deal
The Beach Boys "I Know There's An Answer" from Pet Sounds
The Psychedelic Furs "Pretty In Pink" from Talk Talk Talk
Prince "Dirty Mind" from Dirty Mind
The Teardrop Explodes "Reward" from Kilimanjaro
Gorillaz "Rock the House" from S/T
The Dead Milkmen "Smoking Banana Peels" from Beelzebubba
White Zombie "Thunder kiss '65" from La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1
Wire "12 X U" from Pink Flag

Jandek Study Group Overnight #5: Commentary

This week's edition of the Jandek Study Group Overnight featured lengthy interview segments with three individuals who are well-versed in the world of Jandek. You'll hear Chad Friedrichs (director of the Jandek on Corwood documentary), Bill Shute (poet, writer, and publisher), and Gary Pig Gold (writer, musician, and record producer) offer thoughtful commentary on Jandek's music and his unique approach to making and presenting it.  

Monday, October 08, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #7

CS Yeh “Starts With A Look” Transitions CD/LP (De Stijl)
Robust Worlds “Human Stomp” Emotional Planet CD/LP (De Stijl)
Flavor Crystals “Ivan in the Park” Three 3LP (Mpls. Ltd.)
Talk West “Heavenly Farm / Whispering Line” Old Wired Fault CS (Tape Drift)
Mike Bruno + The Black Magic Family Band “Gates of Gloom” The Willing of the Wisps CS (Haute Magie)
Reuben Son “02.01.2011” Days Gone By 7” (Wagtail)
Alvarius B. “Black Eyes Boat” S/T 2CD (Abduction)
Natural Snow Buildings “Night Coercion” Night Coercion Into the Company of Witches 3CD/4LP (Ba Da Bing)
Andreas Brandal “Into Something Else” Staying Is Nowhere CS* (Field Hymns
Mike Shiflet “False Flats” The Choir, The Army LP* (Under the Spire)
Der Plan “Generäle Essen Gerne Erdbeereis” Normalette Surprise LP (Bureau B)
Daring Ear “Ideal Sound” Ideal Sound CS (A Giant Fern)
Élément Kuuda “Moon Dapples (Sunset)” Air Rings Vol. 3 (Digitalis Ltd.
Crystal Palace “Side A (excerpt)” Spirit Quest CS (Rotifer)
Lionel Marchetti “Nous Sommes Du Sans-Lieu” Knud Un Nom De Serpent CD (Intransitive)
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet “Shattered Capsules (excerpt)" Grapes and Snakes LP (Pan)
Warner Jepson “Totentanz (excerpt)" Totentanz And Other Electronic Works (*Foxy Contributor’s Pick by Bryon Hayes)
Horaflora “oRfLoore / Appopite Opsoire” The Gland Canyon CS (Weird Ear Recordings)
Pouffe “Emperor of Men” Tired and Emotional compilation CS (Dub Ditch Picnic)
Pairs “Grandma Pills” Summer Sweat CS (Bomb Shop)
Cornered Rat “Out of Vogue” Rat In The Box CS (Diskret)
Ava Mendoza with Nick Tamburro “First Time Shapeshifter” Quit Your Unnatural Ways CD/LP (Weird Forest)
Josh Mason “JM3440_A” 3440 (split w/ Nathan McLaughlin) CS (Tape Drift)
Pelt "Wings of Dirt" Effigy 2LP* (Mie Music)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Jandek Study Group Overnight #4

The a capella period of Jandek's catalog is fascinating and unnerving. The three albums from this period are among his starkest and most haunting, and that's saying something from an artist like Jandek. This show features an interview with San Antonio-based poet, writer, publisher, and long-time Jandek fan, Bill Shute. Check out the Kendra Steiner Editions website to find out more about Bill's various pursuits.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

FFFreakout #332 (Aired on 10/4/12)

Samara Lubelski "Jammage Cruiser" from Wavelength
Flavor Crystals "Mirror Chop" from Three
Alexander "Skip" Spence "Cripple Creek" from Oar
Jandek "C F" from Blue Corpse
John Zorn "Peur Sur La Ville" from John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone
Robert Wyatt "East Timor" from Old Rottenhat
The United States of America "The Garden of Earthly Delights" from S/T
Wet Hair "Strange Romance" from Spill Into Atmosphere
The Beatles "Get Back" from Let It Be
Surfer Blood "Floating Vibes" from Astro Coast
INXS "Soul Mistake" from Shabooh Shoobah
Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band "Do Your Thing" from Express Yourself: The Best of ...
John Williams "Theme to Star Wars"
Beck "Devil Got My Woman" from Jackass single

Samara Lubelski "Jammage Cruiser" from De Stijl Records on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jandek Study Group Overnight shows #1-3

Free Form Freakout and Shuffle Function have been producing a weekly program called the Jandek Study Group Overnight. These shows will be airing every Friday night at midnight leading up to the performance on October 20th by Jandek. Each episode highlights a different facet of Jandek's vast and unconventional catalog. Future episodes will include in-depth interviews with writers, film makers, critics, as well as the musicians that will be performing at the Mankato show. Listen below to the shows that have aired so far.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

FFFreakout #331 (Aired on 9/27/12)

David Kilgour "You Forget" from Here Comes the Cars
Wet Hair "Color & Shape" from Spill Into Atmosphere
Alvarius B. "Detergentleman" from S/T
Robbie Basho "Fandango" from Bonn Ist Supreme
Michael Chapman "Sunday Morning" from Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010
Low "Murderer" from Drums and Guns
Brute Heart "Scritch Scratch" from Brass Beads
James Brown "Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)" from Soul Power Instrumentals
Talking Heads "Hold Up" from The Name of This Band is Talking Heads
Fistful of Mercy "Father's Son" from As I Call You Down
Archers of Loaf "Web In Front" from Icky Mettle
The Rolling Stones  "Stoned" from Singles Collection: The London Years
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Wail" from Now I Got Worry
Semisonic "Jet" from Listen To What the Man Said . . . 
Joey Scarbury "Theme from Greatest American Hero" (*Note: I'm thinking this was one of Carl's Guilty Pleasure Picks!!)
Daft Punk "Round the World" from Homework

The good folks at Soft Abuse and De Stijl are presenting the first live appearance by British folk legend Michael Chapman in Minneapolis on October 5th at Icehouse, located at 2528 Nicolett Ave South. The show starts at 7 pm.

. . . and once again KMSU and the Minnesota State Performance Series will be presenting the first ever live performance in Minnesota by Jandek on Saturday, October 20th. Tickets are still available and can be ordered here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

FFFreakout #330 (Aired on 9/20/12)

Guided By Voices "Quality of Arms" from Propeller
Above Ground "Black Doors" from Gone Aiwa
Pin Group "Ambivalence" from Flying Nun 25th Anniversary box set
Harry Pussy "No Hey" from You'll Never Play This Town Again
The Tower Recordings "Empress of I" from The Galaxies Incredibly Sensual Transmission Field of
The Shadow Ring "Evil & Good" from Remains Unchanged
Gary War "Pleading for Annihilation" from Jared's Lot
Philip Glass "Knee Play 3" from Einstein on the Beach
Animal Collective "Today's Supernatural" from Centipede Hz
Der Plan "Rot Grun Tot" from Normalette Surprise
Ike Yard "Night After Night" from 1980-82 Collected
John Fahey "The Waltz That Carried Us Away . . . " from America
Jandek "Feathered Drums" from Six and Six
Sister Fleeta Mitchell and Rev. Willie Mae Eberhart "Stan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down" from Art of Field Recording Volume 1
Creedence Clearwater Revival "I Put A Spell On You" from Chronicle, Vol. 1

Sunday, September 16, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #6 with Graham Lambkin

The Shadow Ring “City Lights” City Lights (Dry Leaf Discs) 
John's Children "Sarah Crazy Child" Jagged Time Lapse
(Interview segment) 
The Shadow Ring “Squawk With Me” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
The Shadow Ring “Horse Meat Cakes” Put The Music In Its Coffin (Siltbreeze)*
The Shadow Ring “Tiny Creatures” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
The Shadow Ring “You're Holding All Your Feathered Stock” Wax-Work Echoes (Corpus Hermeticum)*
Jan Dukes de Grey "Mice and Rats in the Loft" Mice and Rats in the Loft
(Interview segment) 
The Shadow Ring “Alcove Hair & Hand” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
The Shadow Ring “The Riverside” Lindus (Swill Radio)*
Mark Perry "Death Looks Down" Snappy Turns
The Shadow Ring "Kako Dresso" Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
Harold Budd "Wanderer" The Serpent (In Quicksilver)
The Shadow Ring “Shallows” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
(Interview segment) 
The Bowles "Worrywort" The Bowles EP (Kye) 
Vanessa Rossetto "Exotic Exit" Exotic Exit (Kye) 
Astor "November" Alcor (Kye)

We were thrilled to have Graham Lambkin join us once again on this week's podcast show. This time around our conversation focused primarily on the forthcoming Shadow Ring double LP collection called Remains Unchanged that is due out on his Kye imprint in the coming weeks. This collection is made up of all unreleased material and charts an alternate, yet equally compelling, history of Lambkin’s former group - who created a bold and singular body of work within the decade they were active.

In addition to airing our conversation with Lambkin on this week’s show, we also played several selections from the new Remains Unchanged collection, along with a few other tracks from The Shadow Ring taken from their full-length releases. Graham selected a few additional songs to include as fair examples of the music that influenced The Shadow Ring during different periods in the group's history. And to close out the show, we played a few tracks from other recent Kye releases.

For more information and to order available titles, check out the Kye Records blog. Kye releases are also available from these fine mailorder folks: Mimaroglu, Forced Exposure, Aquarius Records, Volcanic Tongue, Weird Forest, and Eclipse.

*Note: These tracks are also available on the Life Review (1993-2003) 2CD compilation released on Kye.

Friday, September 14, 2012

FFFreakout #329 (Aired on 9/13/12)

Wire "Practice Makes Perfect" from Chairs Missing
Ava Mendoza with Nick Tamburro "First Time Shapeshifter" from Quit You Unnatural Ways
Black Eagle Child "Running Around the Room" from Go Around, Again
Lee Noble "Parents" from Horrorism
It Is Rain In My Face "Fighter Pilot" from S/T
Jandek "Message to the Clerk" from On The Way
Johnny Cash "Orange Blossom Special" from The Legend box set
David Byrne & St. Vincent "The One Who Broke Your Heart" from Love This Giant
Suede "Metal Mickey" from The Brit Box
James Brown "The Payback" from Star Time: The Godfather of Soul box set
The Church "The Unguarded Moment" from Children of Nuggets box set
Joy Division "Atmosphere" from Heart and Soul box set

Saturday, October 20th @ 7:30pm 
Halling Recital Hall 
Minnesota State University, Mankato 

$20 advance/$25 at the door 
On sale at 12:00am Tuesday, August 28th 

Sunday, September 09, 2012

FFFreakout #328 (Aired on 9/6/12)

Claps "Simplicity's Key" from Glory, Glory
Ricardo Donoso "Probing" from Assimilating the Shadow
Blanche Blanche Blanche "My Plane is Falling" from Papas Proof
Run DMT "Hard To Explain" from The Ad Hoc Comp
Silver Apples "Lovefingers" from S/T
Jandek "Nancy Sings" from Chair Beside A Window
Nocturnal Projections "Walk In A Straight Line" from Xpressway Pile=Up
Lee Renaldo "Fire Island (Phases)" from Between the Times and the Tides
Guided By Voices "Teenage FBI" (demo) from Hardcore UFOs box set
Santo & Johnny "Sleepwalk" from Sleepwalk
Hank Williams "Kaw-Liga" from 40 Greatest Hits
Supersuckers "Dead in the Water" from Must've Been High
The Kinks "Top of the Pops" from Lola vs. the Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1
My Morning Jacket "One Big Holiday" from It Still Moves
The Clash "Brand New Cadillac" from London Calling

Saturday, September 01, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #5

Imperial Topaz “Angel of the Overpass” Duets CS (Tranquility Tapes
Ghedalia Tazartes “cinq / six” Ante-Mortem LP (Hinterzimmer
Myrrh “Track 1-Side A” Hymns CS (Lighten Up Sounds
Sarin Smoke “2.1.2” Vent LP* (Mie Music
April in the Orange “Same Old Mystery” In the Mirror Under the Moon CS (Cae-sur-a
Gareth Williams & Mary Currie “The Best Weapon” Flaming Tunes CD (Life and Living
Alistair Crosbie “Pulse Storms Sweeping North” A Campfire in the Snow CD-R (Kendra Steiner Editions
Jason Lescalleett “Tarnished Copper (Copper Will Never Be Gold)” Songs About Nothing 2CD (Erstwhile
Murmer “Part 5” Where Are the Roots That Clutch LP* (Helen Scarsdale Agency
Saguache “Lattice Borealis” Terrain CS* (Constellation Tatsu
Mats Gustafsson & Paal Nilssen-Love “I Love It” I Love It When You Snore LP (Weird Forest
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano “For Jim Pepper” Scraps and Shadows LP* (Roaratorio
High Aura’d “La Chasse Gallerie / Methodist Bells" Sanguine Futures LP (Bathetic
Unidiscus “Barney’s World” Unidiscus 1 mp3 (self-released) (*Foxy Contributor's Pick by Brad Rose)
Ricardo Donoso “Chemical Structures” Assimilating the Shadow CD (Digitalis)
Baronic Wall “Telepresence Persons” The Mind of Roses CS (Gift Tapes)
German Army “River Demons” Hoatzin CS (No Kings
Mirror to Mirror “Sleep Through School” Body Moving Slowly CD* (Preservation
Black Unicorn “2” 18047 CS (Rubber City Noise/RCN Infinity Series
Derek Rogers “Linear Truths” Saturations LP (Greenup Industries)

It has been over two months since I’ve put together a straightforward, guest-free, non-feature podcast, and man has there been some truly amazing music that has made its way to my various playback devices in that time. It took a good week or two alone to settle on a playlist and sequence for this show that sounded satisfactory to these ears given the wealth of material to choose from, but I can honestly say that some of my favorite releases of the year thus far are contained within this show. I had every intention of writing a lengthy piece highlighting some of the key releases herein, but I couldn’t bring myself to focus just on some and not the others. So, as a general statement, I feel like this is some of the strongest material released by nearly all of the artists and labels featured on this episode. That’s that, just listen . . .

One thing I would like to highlight, though, is a new segment that we rolled out this week called the Foxy Contributor’s Pick. As mentioned when we first began to partner with Foxy Digitalis on these podcasts, one of the goals was to open things up and make the show a bit more interactive. This is a small first step in that direction. This new segment will have different Foxy Digitalis contributors select a track by an artist, band, label (etc.) that has been capturing their imagination and give them an opportunity to explain or simply share their thoughts on their selection. Think of it as the Secret Stash section with a narrator. Anyways, Brad Rose was the first to jump into the fold and he picked a gem from Unidiscus, a lesser-known project of Norm Chambers (a.k.a. Panabrite). Be on the lookout for more of these contributor picks in the weeks ahead.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

FFFreakout #327 (Aired on 8/27/12)

Joy Division "Warsaw" from Heart and Soul box set
The Kinks "Milk Cow Blues" from Kinks Kontroversy
David Bowie "Diamond Dogs" from Diamond Dogs
Blur "Parklife" from Parklife
Sonic Youth "Sugar Kane" from Dirty
Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song" from Nothing Shocking
Run DMC "Walk This Way" from Raising Hell
The Jesus & Mary Chain "Head On" from Automatic
Loop "Head On" from The World In Your Eyes
Leisure Birds "Egyptian Ring" from Globe Master
Gary Panter & Devin Flynn "Tornader to the Tater" from Devin and Gary Go Outside!
East River Pipe "Happytown" from Shining Hours in a Can
Reverend Gary Davis "How Happy I Am" from Heroes of the Blues
The Shaggs "I'm So Happy When You're Near" from Philosophy of the World
The Raincoats "Fairytale in the Supermarket" from S/T