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Ahead of his new album out tomorrow, here’s a “Needlemix” and note from M. Sage:

“The process of recording my latest cassette, Needleworks, was intentionally primitive. I dramatically restricted by gear; my only sound source was running an old mid-century turntable I have through a few guitar effect pedals (reverb, analog delay), and then two loop pedals to create phrases, and so, compositions. I wanted to make something that sounds like the “computer music” that I make without using a computer at all. I ended up recording 50+ tracks/takes, and so, during this process, I ended up listening to TONS of records through this rig looking for sounds, textures, etc…I thought it would be fun to make a mix, a more traditional DJ set, on this rig, and so, I reassembled it last night and made this mix for you using the same rig I used to make my tape. There are no computer effects or “sampling” here, everything is live/improvised guitar pedals+turntable. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for listening.”

​T​om ​W​aits – ​Cinny’s Waltz​
​M​. ​S​age – ​S​troller ​C​ircuit
​S​ons of ​F​unk – ​P​​ushin’ ​I​nside ​Y​ou​ (instrumental)​
​Michael J.​ – ​R​ock w/ ​U​
​M​. ​S​age – ​R​uby ​R​uby
​D​ave ​B​rubeck – ​R​ising ​S​un
食品まつり a.k.a ​F​oodman – ​J​azz (Needlemix edit)
​V​ince ​G​uaraldi, ​B​​​ola ​S​ete, & ​F​riends – ​W​ine and ​R​oses
​M. Sage – Render (edit)
Sam & Dave – It Was So Nice While It Lasted​
Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana
Brooks Benton – It’s Been a Long Long Time
M. Sage – Bacchus & Friends

S&S Radio broadcasts every other Tuesday night on Newtown Radio.

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Welcome to Lake Sage…

On a summer night, under a blood moon in 2014, Chaz Prymek (who records as Lake Mary) and Matthew Sage riffed in a Fort Collins basement and emerged with a set of devotional mountain folk instrumentals called Wolfwalkers in Daylight. That night their guitars aligned in language; a conversation between dark and light; bliss and sadness; a wordless dialogue that feels especially weighted upon playback in 2016. At the request of the artists, these songs are shared today, and dedicated to anyone struggling to process intense emotions.

Here are two poems by Octavio Paz selected and “(mis)translated” by Sage, followed by a few 35mm photographs of the Colorado front range taken at dawn:

Apparition

If a singular human is dust
Those who cross the plain
Are unified

Dawn

Fast cold hands
Retreat one by one
The darkness of bandages
Eyes awakening
Still

I am a life
At the center
of a wound still fresh

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There’s an especially nocturnal tint to Episode 44. Its opening hour comes courtesy of M. Sage, who arranges a “Field of Questions” to consider/lay in. The highly pleasant, pillowy mix of folk and strings includes a few new/unreleased pieces from Lake Mary and Sage himself.

The second hour finds us in the studio with Andrea Praet, co-founder of The Uplift Project. An impromptu chat about sleep hacks & meditation sets up our closing sequence, ears primed and eyelids heavy.

[00:00 – 54:30] “Field of Questions” – An S&S Guest Mix by M. Sage
Elephant Micah – You Take My Senses With Longing
Bitchin’ Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy – May Life Throw You A Pleasant Little Curve
M. Sage – Magnolia Report
Scott Tuma – True History
Robbie Basho – Rocky Mountain Raga
Padang Food Tigers – Little Smiler
Boxhead Ensemble – Cats Cup
Lake Mary – Aumakua
Angel Olsen – You Don’t Know (Helen Shapiro)
Talk West – Buddah TV
Lake Mary and M. Sage – Down Home
Daniel Bachman – West 45th St.
M. Sage – Waterloo
Bill Callahan – Free’s

[55:30 – 01:03:30] chat w/Andrea
North Americans – Quinn (Dreams of Germany)
Robbie Basho – The Polish Rider
Sarah Louise – Floating Rhododendron
Lomelda – Late Dawn*
Soccer Mommy – Benadryl Dreams
Robbie Basho – The White Princess
Mark Pritchard – Under The Sun
Braids – Companion
Antonymes – Towards Tragedy and Dissolution
Cross Record – Lemon
Mutual Benefit – The Hereafter

S&S Radio broadcasts every other Tuesday night on Newtown Radio.

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One of the more potent listening modes as of late here in the mothership is Holodeck Scenario, a hybrid of free electronics and jazz arranged by M. Sage, optimized for playback in Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s beloved virtual reality facility. Last week, the sequence received a proper sequel, transmitted over the airwaves of Newtown Radio and hopefully well beyond, to the cocktail lounges of another dimension. Holodeck Upgrade, which opens Episode 42, is a gift we’ll accept on behalf of Quark’s Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade, a popular hangout in Deep Space 9‘s Promenade. The tracklist must not have made it through the Transporter, but the set runs as follows:

Hour One – Holodeck Upgrade
Hour Two – Holodeck Scenario

S&S Radio broadcasts every other Tuesday night on Newtown Radio.

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The last episode of S&S Radio introduced An Hour w/Patient Sounds. These will happen on occasion, where all 60 minutes of sound are exceptionally patient (from the PS catalog). This was followed by a new mix from M. Sage.

Setlist: [PS01]
Rug – uuuuuuuu
Meadowlands – Myleon Dubdub
Radical Guts – (mystery track)
M. Sage – Into the World (feat. Julian Lynch)
夕方の犬 (Dog in the evening)​ ​- ​​forest of slime______68.9%
Kevin Costner Suicide Pact – Wallace
Kites Sail High – Perfection
Foothills – Zero-Point
Aux.Out – They Come in Dark Suits
Lush Cola – Teaching a Bull to Sit and Stay Sitting
Gawain – Pearl Street
Seeami – We’ll Never Make It
Telepathy News – Submarine
Wellington Downs – Climate Concern

Setlist: [M. Sage mix]
Broadcast & the Focus Group – One Million Years Ago
Pharaoh Sanders – Love is Everywhere
The Sea & Cake – Tea and Cake (Stereolab mix)
Pharaoh Sanders – Love is Everywhere (reprise)
Dylan Golden Aycock – Horse Thief Spring
(station break)
Adrian Orange – You’re Free
Scientist – Beaming
Ramata Diakité (Burkina Faso) – Djandjo
Amen Dunes – Swim Up Behind Me
Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan – That Old Feeling
Neu Balance – Future Goner
(artist unknown) – Kutaksudi
The West Coast Pop-Art Experimental Band – I Won’t Hurt You
Cloudland Canyon – Sister
Black Dice – Night Flight

Next show is tomorrow night, around 10PM on Newtown Radio.