Stadiums & Shrines


Portland-based percussionist/synthesist Don Gero joins Episode 56 in its second hour. Wizarding, his new collection of blitzing, polyrhythmic, earth-toned swords-to-the-sky noise, is out now on Crash Symbols. Gero used his Newtown set to shine a light on some Portland friends and lead listeners through vast sonic terrain: from dark folk to hypnotic beat music to machine drone.

The opening hour retraces a few paths as of late. Perhaps the most tread belongs to Hayeden Pedigo, a student of American primitive guitar whose 2017 album on Driftless Recordings depicts the dusty landscapes of Amarillo, Texas. Onward, after the anti-cowboy Dougie Poole, is San Diego-based artist Salami Rose Joe Louis, creator of a particular style of waltzing and sketchy bedroom material. She describes her new tape, Zlaty Sauce Nephew, as such; “on a scale of one to peanut butter cookie, it’s just peanuts.” Watch her build a song live at the bottom of this entry.

Later we get a charming phone call from Domenique Dumont — this the lead track on Parisian label Antinote’s compilation entitled Five Years Of Loving Notes. Next, less a trail, more a sail, is the breezy Balearic sound design of Scott Gilmore‘s Subtle Vertigo (video below). There’s a table towards the midway point, at the Refractory Cafe, where the du jour is empty space with a side of tranquility, prepared by Amsterdam’s Jonny Nash and Suzanne Kraft (video included). Last is an excerpt from Lowlands, the third edition of IIKKI, a French imprint that pairs two mediums in a single narrative (like the windswept Stills). Scroll deep for Ester Vonplon‘s Arctic Ocean photography — the set is printed in book format alongside Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer audio contribution.

Hour One: freeform
Hayden Pedigo – Good Night / Thoughts on Greetings from Amarillo by Terry Allen
Dougie Poole – Port Authority Hymn
Salami Rose Joe Louis – Not that lovely
Rare Silk – Storm
Shy Layers – Black and White
SW. – Untitled A2
Astral Samara – Innerenvironment
Domenique Dumont – +371
Scott Gilmore – Pieced Together
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention
PANXING – Orig weep
Love Theme – She’s Here
Joseph Shabason – Aytche
Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft – Refractory Cafe
Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer – On Branches

Hour Two: Don Gero guest mix
NUMBSKULL – Satan Says
Don Gero – Phlegm Trails
Oro Azoro – No No No
Ross Fish – well
Montgomery Word – WHUT IT IS
Chip Scout – u know how 2 live (1)
Banny Grove – Cheese Dream
Rust Promoter – old accordian n orson
Sea Charms – YT
Infinity Farm – Damonbok
Winnie Black – howdo
Ant’lrd – cherry
Mantra Blues – noisestretch777
ratbath – mother
Vinyl Williams – Ode To Eternal



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