The Chill Room, 21 January 2012, at 0100 PST ln killradio.org
128k, 108 minutes, experimentally danced pop
Using the delay between the live broadcast and the recording of the stream, this one is often completely off balance, folding back into itself and creating feedback loops. But this is a very thoughtful and expansive net of sounds, meant for the deeper part of you. Once you catch the flow, you will not be able to withdraw. The power is left up to you, but so is meaning.
Set list (overlapping and incomplete, layered): Davie Allen & The Arrows-Loser's Lament / Biff Rose-Spaced Out_I've Got You Covered (Children of Light) / Kris Kristofferson-That Silver Tongued Devil and I / Falling Off Balance / Robert Plant & Tori Amos-Down By The Seaside / DJ Spooky vs. Scanner-The Quick and the Dead / Neil Young-Like A Hurricane / Music for Sleeping-Music to Watch Girls Dream By / Amos & Sara-Go Home Soldier (12") / Les Baxter-Sensual Hallucination / Those Beasleys-Special (Eye) / Nomadix-Chura Liya / Sun Ra-Ancient Spheres / Lucas Santtana-Recado Para Rio Lobeto / Kraftwerk-Stratovarius / The Chill Room and Spectacular Space / The Doors-Moonlight Drive (10 March 1967, Matrix Club, SF) / Wildman Fisher-The Circle (Wubmachine Mix) / Bird Snow-Field of Water / Foster the People-Pumped Up Kicks / Scientist-Easy Times / Can-Oh Yeah / Lemon Kittens-Funky 7 / Aphrodite's Child-All the Seats Were Occupied (to end of set) / Porest-Levantine Spirit / Tune-Yards-Real Live Flesh / Tuxedomoon-Night and Day (12") / Cellophane Spill-Ebruul Eztetzen / Aphrodite's Child / The Ink Spots-We'll Meet Again
With thanks to Stephen Wood, to my listeners who make this real for me, to killradio and radio4all.net. Comments requested, please.
We're falling through wet forests.
The Chill Room, 26 November 2011, at 00:00 PST on killradio.org
128k, 100 minutes, spectacularly chill set to DRIVE YOU WILD
This set began as a vamp on repeated phrases, but it casts a very wide net, extended tones into beats into samples into songs, blues songs, mashes, adagios, and more. I think of the Room itself as a field (that's why I use audio puns like crickets, the ocean, street sounds, even sexual sounds) and what feeds in and slides out as invasions. Avant garde is, after all, a military term. If you are reading this, it's for you. Be cautioned though, the Chill Room can be addictive.
Set list (overlapped and incomplete): The Caretaker-The Persistent Repetition of Phrases / Sun Ra-Shadows Dancing (Wm. Berger's Castle of Quiet Remix) / Circle-Kohlaton Sormi / Iannis Xenakis-Mycenae Alpa / Biosphere-Silene / Chop Shop live on wfmu.org 15 November 2011 / Merzbient / Amanda n Friends with Jimi Hendrix-Third Stone from Cookieland / Vanity 6-Drive Me Wild / Sleep Chamber-Victmmm / Sky Burial-Within and Without / Dame Darcy-Indigo / The Fleetwoods-Outside My Window (7") / Karlheinz Stockhausen-Studie 1 / Bernard Parmigiani-Violostries / Fast Forward-Machine Guns / Stockhausen-Gesang der Junglinge / Psychic TV-Good Vibrations (12") / Yoko Ono-Fly / Sonny Sharrock-27th Day / DJ Nat Roe-Bastard Disco / Led Zeppelin-When the Levee Breaks / Daniel Menche live on wfmu.org 5 November 2011 / ToTom-Make It in the Morning (Dylan v Queens of the Stone Age) / Rollercone-Reveille Riveria Traxx Dub / Fluke-Atom Bomb / Tom Waits-Satisfied (Bad As Me) / Brian Joseph Davis & unrehearsed acapella choir-Yesterduh / Nurse With Wound-Penis Fruit Loop / THU20 live cassette 1991 / DJ Nat Roe-Abba / Voicedude-Get Wasted Tonight (KC & the Sunshine Band v. The Who v. Busta Rhymes) / Sky Burial-Within and Without (again) / Tom Ze-Desafio / Charlotte Gainsbourg-Voyage
With special thanks to my listeners, to DJ Nat Roe and wfmu.org, to killradio and radio4all.net. Comments appreciated!
One of my listeners said this show was like a Breugel painting in sound.
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do no good.
The Chill Room, 27 August 2011, at 00:00PST on killradio.org.
160k, 70 minutes, a challenge and a seduction
Was I ever in love? It felt like love. There were moments when -- Ah, but do I like to dance? Of course, and maybe a walk on the beach. But don't try to touch me, unless you want it all. Wait -- what was that about a secret show? There is something behind this?
Setlist (overlapping, incomplete): Glass blocks, amplified sand / Thomas Newman-Root Beer / Bill Withers-Harlem (Bim Marx TP Love Edit Mix) / Albert Ayler-Bells (from one sided vinyl) / John Oswald-Vane / Carly Simon-You're So Vain / Rema Rema-Feedback Song / Pierre Henry-Teen Tonic / Renaldo & Clara dialog and Gordon Lightfoot-Ballad in Plain D / Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock-Hypnogogia side two / Fripp & Eno-Evening Star / Merzbow & Genesis P-Orridge-All Beauty Is Our Enemy / Rema Rema-Rema Rema / The Shamettes-Hey There Big Bad Wolf / Cro Magnon-Caledonia / Led Zeppelin-Gallows Pole / Rolling Stones Shattered / Kronos Quartet-Marquee Moon / Throbbing Gristle-Hot on the Heels of Love (Ratcliffe Mix) / Fripp & Eno-Heavenly Music Corporation (No Pussyfooting at half speed) / The Ed Shepp Show-Psychedlics (wfmu.org) / Crispian St. Peters-Pied Piper / Basement Jaxx-On the Train / Kotyk-Final Cut
With grateful thanks to my listeners, to wfmu.org, to my teachers, and to killradio for being the best internet surprise there can be. Please think harder, and be safe.