Stadiums & Shrines
Megafortress - Murderer

 

Much like the first (and quite unlike anything else in the sonic ether), the second piece to fall from Megafortress’ debut LP Believer does so boldly. It again finds Bill Gillim right up front, addressing the grace of a nameless figure in relation to his metaphorical whereabouts—high, low, in, out… “Murderer”, however, is more urgent. The lone midi-bells of the former are now guided by percussion and flourishes of soprano saxophone. The floor drops out momentarily; a glitch-filled basement awakens. Then we’re back with Bill, displaced somewhere new in the spiral. Fascinating, as always.

Believer in its entirety lands November 20th by way of Driftless Recordings.

S&S-NewtownRadio-E17

 

Since the start of the year, episodes of Up In The Clouds—our freeform show on Brooklyn-based internet station Newtown Radio—have been steadily, while somewhat stealthily, populating this archive.

Last night, Mister Lies and Foxes in Fiction (also shoutout Brian Vu and Cuddle Formation) came by the studio for what can be considered an Orchid Tapes takeover. Nick provided a guest mix compiling some of the music that inspired his album Shadow (out October 28th). Warren, who arrived from the airport just in time to plug in for the second hour, performed a set of “deeper, weirder cuts” as well as a new song finished earlier that day.

Setlist:
[Hour 1, Mister Lies Mix]
Knower – Trust The Light
Scott Walker – It’s Raining Today
Steve Hauschildt – Uncanny Valley
The Blue Nile – Seven AM
Judee Sill – The Kiss (Live)
Prefab Sprout – Nightingales
Spencer Cole – Oh My Dear, Alright, You’re Right
Arthur Russell – You And Me Both
Thomas – So Many Dreams About You
The Roches – Hammond Song
Oneohtrix Point Never – Russian Mind
K Leimer – Two Voices
David Sylvian – Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
Seal – Violet
[Hour 2]
58:00-1:19:00 – Interlude ~ Yoshimura/Eno/HEDIA (as Warren sets up)
Foxes in Fiction Live

Thanks all. Next show is Tuesday, October 28th.