Wednesday, November 23, 2011
i began this mix in the summer of 2010 after hearing kemilliset ystävät’s “kun mina uppoan” (a non-album track included only on the kivikasan rauhassa ep) and glynis jones’ “schlum roomi” for the first time on the same day. to my ears, these tracks seemed to share a similarly strange yet innocent quality. i immediately imagined a small group of alien children who fell to earth and began to try and communicate in their unfamiliar—and often scary--surroundings. the mix, which i made quickly and instinctively, as I do a radio show, came to represent these beings’ journey of discovery. after letting the mix sit for several months, i made a few tweaks to the segues and track selection in november and december of 2010. it was shared with a few friends in early 2011 as new year's gifts, but i thought maybe a few more people might be interested to hear it.
i still enjoy listening to it, and i hope you do, too.
if you're wondering what's on the mix, click here (and then click again to enlarge) to see the full version of the game board shown above; it's a graphic representation of the musical "journey" taken in the mix. (there's also a good old-fashioned text file included, though, so don't worry.) many thanks to pilllpat/agence eureka for the original scan of the game board, which i shamelessly nicked from her ever astounding flickr.
edit: yikes! i noticed there are two tracks missing from the game board: track 5 should be: es – sadepäivät and track 7 should be belbury poly - pan's garden. sorry! silly hidden layers...
AUGUST 2012 EDIT: i originally posted this mix on a filesharing site, but it has since been taken down. It's now up on Mixcloud here. And the track listing is way easier to read.
Monday, August 8, 2011
just popping in to say that i've revived my original tumblr, tinsel matrix. there's no particular theme--i'm just posting things that feel "right" for it, including some music and video every so often. i don't post a ton of stuff, but i usually add a handful of things every day, and i'm getting a lot of enjoyment out of it for some crazy reason.
i've also created a third tumblr, an offering to loplop, inspired by max ernst's bird (or bird-like) alter ego. i suppose i do enjoy art that incorporates the heads of birds a bit more than the average girl.
since ktru's switch to internet & hd only, i've been recording almost all of my radio shows. although i'm known to make some silly mistakes on air at times, i don't think the shows sound half bad (if i do say so myself). so watch this space. for real this time.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
i've started doing a tumblr of photos and scans of some (hopefully) visually interesting things around our house: theworldissilence.tumblr.com
i'm also attempting to revive my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilliflower/
and i'm still pinning like a madwoman at my pinterest site: http://pinterest.com/gilliflower/pins/
(pictured above: a detail from a 1976 work by margaret webb dreyer - more info at my flickr: here.)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
ikue mori / the gaze of basilisk [labyrinth] on the tzadik label.
altar eagle / battlegrounds [mechanical gardens] on the type label.
daphne oram / in a jazz style [oramics] on the paradigm label.
augustus pablo / java [skanking with pablo: melodica for hire, 1971-1977] on the trojan label.
master musicians of bukkake / in the twilight of kali yuga [totem three] on the important label.
chang loo / at three springtime [asian takeaways] on the normal label.
the focus group / starry wisdom [sketches and spells] on the ghost box label.
john chantler / untitled [the luminous ground] on the room40 label.
agitated radio pilot / for ft, at summer's end [the ebb & flow of distant moonlit grass] on the dirt music label.
jefre cantu-ledesma / womb night [love is a stream] on the type label.
exploding star orchestra / chromorocker [stars have shapes] on the delmark label.
blurt / this is my royal wedding souvenir [blurt + singles] on the ltm label.
volcano the bear / da oriente a occidente [what's your function: a tribute to franco battiato] on the sillyboy label.
brigitte fontaine / areski / art ensemble of chicago / le goudron [comme a la radio] on the saravah label.
sharron kraus / the prophet [the fox's wedding] on the jnana label.
chaino / ceremonial feast dance [africana & beyond!] on the dionysus label.
sharon van etten / one day [epic] on the ba da bing label.
michael chapman / leaving the apple [imaginational anthem volume two] on the tompkins square label.
belong / never came close [common era] on the kranky label.
faust / stretch out time [the faust tapes] on the rer label.
hedzoleh / rekpete [hedzoleh soundz] on the soundway label.
m. jarvis & a. jarvis / anatomist [jun] on the ruralfaune label.
zs / black crown creemony i: diamond terrifier [new slaves] on the social registry label.
bernard estardy / cha tatch ka [la formule du baron] on the vadim label.
the petch phin thong band / soul lam plearn [the sound of siam] on the soundway label.
wooden wand / wand arise [horus of the horizon] on the three-love label.
joe mccoy / pile driver blues [memphis masters: early american blues classics] on the yazoo label.
phil cohran & legacy / dogon [african skies] on the captcha label.
alessandro bosetti / jana (dogon) [zwolfungen: 12 portraits of languages i don't understand] on the sedimental label.
misha marks / joana sa / martin grutter / paul dunmall / joe sorbara / kyle bruckmann / untitled [sixty interpretations of sixty seconds by sixty solo improvisers] on the apprise records label.
mohammed "jimmy" mohammed / sethed seketelat [takkabel!] on the terp label.
ilk / honour's prospect [canticle] on the vhf label.
thirteenth floor elevators / splash 1 (live bonus track) [easter everywhere] on the charly label.
my second show since k-true's transition to internet/HD-only broadcasting. i'm still trying to adjust to the situation. it just feels funny, ya know?
want to hear it? grab it here.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
richard youngs / come hear us now [(k-raa-k) festival] on the k-raa-k label.
this kind of punishment / the diary of hermann doubt [a beard of bees] on the ajax label.
fugu / f22 (géorhyque de zech) [fugu e.p.] on the semantic label.
the pretty things / she says good morning [s.f. sorrow] on the emi/snapper label.
ñico estrada y su sonora (feat. vicky zamora) / ven pa' mi casa [¡gózalo! bugalú tropical, vol. 1] on the vampi soul label.
moondog / why spend a dark night with me [moondog 2 (1971)] on the cbs label.
the magnetic fields / you love to fail [the wayward bus] on the popup label.
volcano the bear / burnt seer [amidst the noise and twigs] on the beta-lactum ring label.
this heat / a new kind of water [deceit] on the these label.
man city lion / nah anad [siamese soul: thai pop spectacular, vol. 2] on the sublime frequencies label.
anna homler / oo'na to'ye [macaronic sines] on the lowlands label.
kemialliset ystävät / utuaurat [kellari juniversumi] on the fonal label.
fougou / oculus [reversed dreams of this nature] on the ikuisuus label.
bob cobbing / are your children safe in the sea? [the spoken word: early recordings 1965-1973] on the british library label.
psychic tv / orchids [dreams less sweet] on the some bizzare label.
rosa lee hill / bullying well [been here all my days] on the mississippi label.
alastair galbraith / portrait [morse/gaudylight] on the xeric/table of the elements label.
wolf people / silbury sands [steeple] on the jagjaguwar label.
ersen / gunese don cicegem [ersen] on the finders keepers label.
pudding / magic bus [rubble six: the clouds have groovy faces] on the bam caruso label.
the fall / the man whose head expanded [totally wired: the rough trade anthology] on the rough trade/castle label.
barbara manning / mark e. smith & brix [scissors] on the heyday label.
omar khorshid / wadil mulul (valley of the kings) [guitar el chark] on the sublime frequencies label.
ghost / who found a lost rose in the warship? [lama rabi rabi] on the drag city label.
the dentists / the little engineer's set [some people are on the pitch they think it's all over it is now] on the spruck/rev-ola label.
wire / mannequin [pink flag] on the pink flag label.
alasdair roberts / you muses assist [spoils] on the drag city label.
klimperei / les lapins dans la lune [tout seul sur la plage en hiver] on the in-poly-sons label.
dolly mixture / never let it go [demonstration tapes] on the royal mint label.
ivor cutler / cockadoodledon't [ludo] on the rev-ola label.
the friendly science orchestra / sutekina sora o [miniature album 7"] on the friendly science enregisterments label.
boards of canada / sixtyten [music has the right to children] on the warp/skam label.
belbury poly / caermaen [the willows] on the ghost box label.
forest / graveyard [the full circle] on the harvest/zap! label.
nick drake / fly [bryter layter] on the hannibal label.
young marble giants / wurlitzer jukebox [colossal youth] on the rough trade label.
abner jay / my mule [true story of abner jay] on the mississippi label.
can / sing swan song [ege bamyasi] on the spoon label.
here's the playlist for my last broadcast on 91.7 fm at ktru. despite a significant effort from students/alumni/listeners to block the sale of the 91.7 frequency and transmitter to the university of houston, the fcc recently approved the transfer, and ktru will no longer be broadcast on 91.7 fm after 6 am (CST) april 28, 2011. ktru will continue to broadcast via ktru.org (streamable online and via several mobile devices) and via hd radio @ kpft hd 2.
for this special show, i selected several of my favorite bands and tracks and gave them one last spin on the houston airwaves. the selection is more song-oriented than my usual freeform shows, but with the temporary relinquishment of playlist requirements, i decided to take the opportunity to put together a show that was very, well...very me.
i got an enthusiastic call about the anna homler track, which made me very happy, because the caller's reaction mirrored my own when the song was first introduced to me by my fabulous friend dan plunkett (creator of nd magazine and co-proprietor of end of an ear records in austin, texas) sometime in the mid-to-late 90s. i also have dan to thank for introducing me to this heat's "a new kind of water". he first played it for me in his original record shop (the late, great 33 degrees in austin), and it was an unforgettable experience.
we attempted to make a digital recording of the show, but due to microphone issues (i.e., tons of static in the microphone), it's virtually unlistenable during the talksets (which overlap with the music on most occasions). i thoroughly enjoyed the music, though, and i WILL make a mix of these songs to share with friends & listeners soon. i just need to decide if i want to do a segued, music-only mix or a podcast with some commentary about the tracks played.
anyway, i'll continue to dj at ktru--and reach out to others electronically through music--for at least a little while longer. so stay tuned. (just not on fm anymore.)
image cribbed from this page at the always excellent 50 watts (formerly a journey round my skull) blog.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
smegma / mirage [mirage] on the important label.
chora / glasgeblase [the wax wheel] on the zero jardins label.
leonard emmanuel / hoot owl fight / mocking a fox / a cornered 'coon [hollerin'] on the rounder label.
stewart walden / mmmmorning [agdam compilation] on the agdam label.
derek rogers / signal space 1 [triagonals] on the ruralfaune synth series label.
susan matthews / mbox2 [temporal echoes] on the sirenwire label.
the compass rose / the plough horse [the plough horse] on the ekhein label.
asmus tietchens / weiter nicht [aus freude am elend] on the dom/die stadt label.
conrad schnitzler & wolfgang seidel / espana [consequenz ii] on the captain trip label.
christina carter / a blind eye [texas blues working] on the blackest rainbow label.
ariel kalma / le temps des moissons [le temps des moissons] on the beta-lactum ring label.
akemi ishijima / time drops [time drops] on the paradigm label.
m. holterbach & julia eckhardt / two stasis made out of electricity [do-undo (in g maze)] on the helen scarsdale agency label.
kahondo style / peach boy [green tea and crocodiles] on the nato label.
michel chion, lionel marchetti & jérôme noetinger / i'm dracula [les 120 jours] on the fringes label.
innercity / untitled [last year of obsolete reality] on the amnesia agency label.
demons / tropical depression [in between] on the aa label.
parashi / a surrender [troika] on the stunned label.
paul de vree / kleine caroli [henri chopin's revue ou] on the alga marghen label.
jean c. roché & jean thevenet / martinique, january 1969 [cicadas & crickets] on the sittelle label.
k11 / pietro riparbelli & philippe petit / chapter 3: doppelganger presence [the haunting triptych] on the boring machines label.
lily greenham / seascape [lingual music] on the paradigm label.
these were the sound materials for the hour programmed by me (the first third of the show). there was some excerpting of tracks (but not much) and a lot of overlapping/layering. if you'd like to hear to the music mix (just a continuous music mix--no on-air announcements or anything), you can grab it here.
the entire radio show playlist (in reverse chronological order and including hk's choices, too) is at ktru's site: here.
image cribbed from the endlessly fascinating 50 watts blog, probably from one of the posts from livre de la sante.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
i've been remiss in posting playlists. in fact, i've been quite remiss in my blogging duties in general. but i've been so inspired by several great blogs lately (particularly a sound awareness, toys & techniques and the dunwich radio podcast), i've just GOT to revive this thing. i have lots of wonderful things to share. i really do.
after a fabulous 5-course dinner at t'afia, hk and i pulled ourselves out of our respective food comas and went over to KTRU to create our monthly genetic memory radio program. we split our 3-hour timeslot 50/50. here is what we played:
brian lavelle / the red and the white [avalonian] on the apollolaan label.
richard youngs / sussex pond (don't go backwards and forth mix) [atlas of hearts] on the apollolaan label.
marcus fischer / cascadia obscura [monocostal] on the 12k label.
gareth davis and machinefabriek / part two [grower] on the sonic pieces label.
aghast / sacrifice [hexerei im zwielicht der finsternis] on the cold meat industry label.
seefeel / aug30 [seefeel] on the warp label.
andrew liles / part three [the progeny of flies] on the beta-lactam ring label.
dick raaijmakers (as dick raaymakers) / piano forte (1959-1960) [an anthology of noise and electronic music volume 6] on the sub rosa label.
mz 412 / salvo honoris morte [in nomine dei nostri satanas luciferi excelsis] on the cold spring label.
cube of force / eye of vecna [book of vile darkness] on the onyudo label.
andrew paine / the rest will follow [the rest will follow] on the self-released label.
henrik nordvargr bjorkk / a wilderness of cloades 5-6 [a wilderness of cloades] on the old europa cafe label.
stephan mathieu / schwarzschild radius - original mix [a static place] on the 12k label.
dead voices on air / eyes i dare not meet in dreams [from afar all stars spark and glee] on the lens label.
wil bolton / slate [time lapse] on the hibernate label.
xela / eve's reposte [the sublime] on the digitalis label.
troum / the self-playing ocean [mare idiophonika] on the tourette label.
soliloquy sun / ii [soliloquy sun] on the sonic oyster label.
æthanor / laudanum tusk [en form for bla] on the vhf label.
ruth white / lover's wine [flowers of evil] on the creel pone label.
ron geesin / u.f.o. [electrosound] on the glo-spot label.
nmperign & jason lescaleet / the mystery disease that haunts my town [love me two times] on the intransitive label.
louise huebner / the turkish bean spell for tender love [seduction through witchcraft] on the warner label.
anna homler / robot love song [house of hands] on the nd label.
quiet evenings / cabin incense [cascades] on the hooker vision label.
leafcutter john / palm reader [tunis] on the tsuku boshi label.
lionel marchetti / la visite des morts [red dust] on the crouton label.
sidney sager / start title [children of the stones soundtrack] on the unreleased label.
throbbing gristle / persuasion [20 jazz funk greats] on the grey area/mute label.
pedestrian deposit / east fork [east fork / north fork] on the monorail trespassing label.
vanessa rossetto / swim bladder [mineral orange] on the kye label.
tim hecker / midnight whispers [my love is rotten to the core] on the alien8 label.
es / she puts out the fire in her heart with her tears [a love cycle] on the fonal label.
catherine jauniaux & ikue mori / i fall in love too easily [vibraslaps] on the recrec label.
pierre raph / bruits et voix dans le cemetaire [the films of jean rollin] on the lucertola label.
chris watson / gahlitzerstrom [stepping into the dark] on the touch label.
monos / a place of voices [above the sky] on the icr label.
teiji ito / true love found [from "maeva"] [music for maya] on the tzadik label.
rolf julius / brazil [für einen kleinen see] on the because tomorrow comes label.
vava kitora / from the deep woods [the spinning song] on the there label.
tapa paha tapa / i love it [more arctic hysteria / son of arctic hysteria] on the love label.
pantaleimon / pure raw heart (cloisters) [re-imaginging by plinth] [heart of the sun] on the durto/jnana label.
thanks to this post @ a sound awareness for the excerpt from the children of the stones soundtrack (which is still unreleased). thanks, once again, to a journey round my skull (best eye candy ever), the source of the lovely fish-people artwork. here's the original post from whence it came.