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We had the delight of beginning our second season on Newtown Radio with an in-studio performance by The Spookfish. Dan crafted his set on 4-track, microKORG, and nylon string guitar with a cryptic contact mic taped to it. A short sequence followed (setlist below).

0:00 – 22:00 – The Spookfish [live]
Radical Guts – Time to Turn out the Lights
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Sundry / Tides III
Lomboy – In the Chamber Of Vanu
夕方の犬 (dog in the evening) – Rain New___York in September, 1991
Noah Wall – Detente
Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
Ekin Fil – Senses
Gawain – The First Instance
Dreampeter – In A Tunnel (With Mike And Evan) / Head Injury

From here, be sure to reach Dan’s bandcamp, and this lovely piece on the mountain shows he organizes.

New Zealand

 

Inspired by our recent trip, New Zealand attempts to reflect the many tones of the country’s breathtaking terrain. The mix features music from New Zealand-based artists (all except the intro), with some field recordings taken along the way. It’s a companion piece to Victoria’s photography series, which can be found in the latest issue of RANGE Magazine (and digitally here).

Intro (Blue Moon performed by Chromatics)
Sleeper – Timeless Time
Conrad Wedde – Cassandra
Purple Pilgrims – Earthly Heaven / Joon
Sleeper – Slumber
The 3Ds – Jewel
Pumice – Trophy
Indira Force – E.D.C.A.
Seeami – Insulation & Safely
Rhian Sheehan – Scene 4
Roy Montgomery – Rainshadow Near Christchurch
Birds Of Passage – Ashes To Ashes
Mount Pleasant – In Dreams (Roy Orbison)

 

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Dreams of Quebec

 

Peripheral maroons, blues, and ecrus stretch beyond the sled’s icy spray. Accelerating downward, cascading slope, past cheers, speed’s climbing silence.

The children glide through unknown clearance, piercing the cavern, the illustrious halls of Perce Rock illuminated by temporal projections. Witness to their time-lagged descent broadcast onto the arched rock face interior, seeing their locale moments before, as they skim through time, touring new and absolute fantasias.

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Bing & Ruth is a seven piece ensemble (two upright bassists, two clarinetists, a cellist and a tape delay tech) lead by pianist and composer David Moore. Their second LP, the sublime Tomorrow Was the Golden Age, is out now on RVNG Intl.

The In Between Years

 

Popular music from 1959 to 1963 is the source of inspiration (and material itself) for Chuck Blazevic’s latest release. These heavily processed ambient pieces explore the tragedy of that era’s transition (“when teen music dominated the charts between the waning of rock ‘n’ roll in ’59 and the flowering of ‘rock’ in ’64″). Nostalgia, heartbreak, innocence lost… engrained imagery flash alongside Chuck’s mournful work here—which recalls the more subdued, formless stretches of his other project, You’ll Never Get To Heaven. Opener “Adagietto For Priscilla”, a nod to The Paris Sisters, bends vocal and string snippets into a haunting, slow-motion choir. The technique repeats throughout, perhaps at its most devastating when the second half of “You Take My Love For Granted” bursts into static.

The cassette is out today via Mystic Roses.