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Show 009: Wet Interviews

a cut of a 2-hours livestreaming performance at the lavatory of a
turkish/kurdish restaurant in vienna
bilingual turkish/english
topic: turkey and the rest of europe
during the performance the very narrow lavatory of the restaurant was completely crowded. the turkish speaking participants who did radio for the first time in the end actually had become the moderators of the show.
the german speaking participants where not allowed to speak german to mirror the fact that in the globalized world we increasingly have to manage our existence as tourists and foreigners.

more info on http://www.kein.org/keinwiki/WetInterviews
artists: www.neuemethode.de, www.dildos-in-arms.de

download from http://www.neuemethode.de/wet-interviews-endmix.ogg

Show 008: Holy Babble – Glossolalia from the New Berlin by Heinrich Dubel (DJ Officer, Officer) and Paul “Paulator” Paulun

Holy Babble – Glossolalia from the New Berlin

by Heinrich Dubel (DJ Officer, Officer) and Paul “Paulator” Paulun

The works of Dubel and Paulun on myths and mutations in popular cultural and musical history – for example James Dean (his death and his Porsche) and Michael Jackson (as demon-engine of pedophilia) – have earned them a strong audience in the Berlin radio community.

In “Holy Babble” the psychodaemonic lingo of mythology is extracted from the Bible’s Revelations, various song-texts and the abyssmal imaginations of the authors, and injected into a stream-of-consciosness-style set of electronica.

“Holy Babble” was produced at reboot.fm (Berlin/Germany, May 2005).

“The devil’s body is hard lyk yrn, his face is terrible.”

artist: Paul Paulun & Heinrich Dubel
radio station: reboot.fm, berlin
name: Holy Babble – Glossolalia from the New Berlin
description: thematic audio and spoken text
length: 50:38

Show 007: thinner_sound_scape_mix by Toni Dimitrov

[radia_07] toni dimitrov – thinner_sound_scape_mix (kanal 103)

artist: toni dimitrov
radio station: kanal 103 [www.kanal103.com.mk]
name: thinner_sound_scape_mix
description: dj mix from thinner releases tracks
length: 65:42

at the beginning of the new century when the dub revival sound emerged in the contemporary electronic music and it reached the highest level, thinner was one of the most expanding labels pushing that sound beyond its borders. this trend of fusioning dub sound with contemporary dance styles emerged in berlin around the hard wax record store and labels maurizio, rhythm and sound, chain reaction… creating a new deep techno sound combined with dub. Than the labels like force tracks, ~scape, meteosound… took the idea and continued with it adding a contemporary production. thinner was one of the first net labels that deserves to be on same level like the above mentioned labels.
i have been continuously following their sound from the first release through the period of the fast development, and have been presenting on my radio programs where the constant change and variations of the sound could be easily noticed. they are persistently changing the combinations of styles in mixing dub sound with any other contemporary dance form, for instance: techno, house, clicks’ n’ cuts and even trance and ambient… and of course changing into production, following latest production accomplishments. every release is as fresh as can be, presenting the sounds of the moment. at the end of every year im making lists of the best albums, singles, artists and labels of that year. According to the originality, general achievements in music and approach, thinner was label of the year for 2002.
later thinner also started a sub label named autoplate, a base for more experimental sound excursions defined as ‘music for headphones’. sometimes they are droney or dark ambient, but their sound is also very close to thinner duby ambiences. artists that release on thinner as well often provide their ambient work to autoplate.
i can freely say that it was amazingly hard to choose a selection of one hour of music from my favorite label for the last couple of years… a label from which i like all the stuff… nevertheless it was necessary to choose something for this mix. all these tacks are from the latest thinner releases and one from the autoplate release. they are all under creative common license. the sound varies from ambient and clicks n cuts to regular thinner duby house stuff. use it for after-hours, afterparties, chilling out, for deep dance floors and home parties or just for relaxing and yr own listening pleasure. enjoy!
www.thinnerism.com
www.autoplate.org

tracklist:

vladislav delay – demo(n) cuts c – demo(n) cuts ep [thn066]
krill.minima – nautica – crossways [thn070-1]
lomov – sommersumpf – holzwege [apl028]
digitalverein – window and figure, space and volume – changes [thn067]
benfay – the carribean bar (paul’s starlight remix) – va: one touch button remixes [thn060]
johan skugge – barceloneta – skyddsnisch ep [thn061]
swat squad – popo – lunatica mep [thn064]
veer – the path – where nothing ever happened [thn072]
lomov – hanussen – mounting stags [thn071]
jeff bennett – lowdown – lowdown ep [thn063]
selffish – the film – ena [thn055]
holger flinsch – moonfloat – the watcher and the tower [thn053]
deluge – veryultra – the metapop complex [thn069]
holger flinsch – pole -discovery ep [thn065]
t-polar – global animal dub – tonal soul ep [thn062]
dennis desantis – reflexive calvinist twitch – transatlantic nightclub ep [thn052]
benfay – warm home – one touch button music [thn054]
alice mackay & benfay – jump (jensen & verveine remix) – lighthouse ep [thn068]

Show 004: Cuisine Interne Keuken by Wendy Van Wynsberghe

This radio show is content-wise made with the material of Cuisine Interne Keuken, a project in which we (Constant vzw) ask precarious/cultural workers how they make a living. This project started because we were curious how other people – mostly without a fixed income – lived and if they have a certain strategy… So we started interviewing all the people, mostly artists, that we encountered. A better explantion can be found here.
For this we made a questionnaire, with 17 questions. It even evolved into a physical installation – but that is another story…

In the month of october of last year Constant was invited to City of Women, a festival in Ljubjana, to work on Cuisine Interne Keuken and to interview people around and about the festival. Most voices that you hear in Ran Radia 04 come from these recordings (savour the accents!).

For the “musicalization” I used field recordings (for example a supermarket in Ljubljana) and I played with bits and bobs of the interviews (laughter, certain words…) or new recordings (there is one moment I play with money! ha!).

In the beginning I “let” people introduce themselves, their names, then ages, and from then on it is more about their situation. In the middle of Radia 4, people start describing their workspace, which they drew. The linking sound of these bits of interview are actually the hums in my working space, especially for this project (I worked in the cellar, with the servers and de-humidifiers humming their songs -I got used to them! And with the street and ventilator working at my right ear…)
Anway, there is something I shouldn’t forget to mention, I have also used some sounds of the Freesound Project, a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds.

Show 002: ADIO by Ivan Bachev

Radio Cult Presents

Ivan Bachev: ADIO

http://nml.cult.bg
http://nml.cult.bg/~bachev

In this show i present two of the musical approaches i use in my works.
The first part deals with sound feedback and the ideas of sound behavior in an acoustical environment. I’ve developed a plain ‘instrument’ that is a combination of a play-telephone and sound feedback. So only with an amplifier two resonant boxes, cord and a pair of microphones i try to explore and show how the sound interfere in an environment. Getting result i find musical without controlling the sound and its properties, instead of setting up environment for it to evolve.

http://nml.cult.bg/~bachev/echodistofon

The second approach i show here deals with a bit opposite idea. A macro approach to sound where i use already existing music result (mainly music that has a status of ‘popular’) that i recontextualize with a small sound toy i programmed. I find this as a way to respond and recycle that aural information that is the dominant in the medias around me.

http://nml.cult.bg/~bachev/ei

This show is a mixture of, recorded audio presentations i gave for the tools i developed at runme-dorkbot events, and the actual music results i produced.

Have a nice listening.