Monday, January 28, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
This week we played for you part of a split 12" between YACHT and Lucky Dragons. It's an awesome split release and both sides are equally good. The album was released in very limited numbers and I was very lucky to be able to get a copy of the vinyl when Lucky Dragons played here in San Luis Obispo last fall. The tracks on both sides use Nirvanna samples as raw material for sampling, although only at certain points is the original sound at all recognizable. The split is not released on any label and the real title of it varies depending on who you ask. I've heard referred to as Nirvanna, which is what is printed on the sleeve, and Bleach on Bleach. There is also a digital version with the same tracks called We Float Around, Hang out on Clouds. You can download the Lucky Dragons side of the split for free at this website.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Here is the first playsheet of the quarter. The show tried its best in giving an overview of the range of different music types covered in the weekly broadcasts of Worship the Glitch, but an hour is just not enough time. The show gets its name from the ELph vs Coil album of the same title. This album released in very limited copies is an experiment in musician vs instrument. The methodology Coil followed when making this album is similar to that of artists like Oval who used scratched CDs and CD players to make music. These artists use instruments in ways that they were not intended for, uncovering problems within them, and "harvesting" errors, deconstructing the devices that we normally take for granted as background.
This quarter marks the one year anniversary of Worship the Glitch, the radio program which I host dedicated to experimental electronic music. The show focuses on music and its relationship with technology by exploring artists who release music that has typically been referred to as glitch or clicks and cuts, but can also encompass other types of electronic music ranging from pop to the avant garde. The show gets its name from the Coil album of the same title. This quarter I will have a co-host Tony who will also contribute to the show. Worship the Glitch airs Monday nights from 9 pm - 10 pm on KCPR 91.3 FM San Luis Obispo. If you do not live in the area you can listen online at www.kcpr.org. For some awesome programming tune in for the whole night. Other shows that air on Mondays before mine are Bitches Brew: psychedelic, and The Red Spot: music made by women. Right after Worship the Glitch, comes Teeth and Fur: two full hours of experimental and avant-garde. After each show playsheets will be posted.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Welcome to Aural Tectonics, this blog's objective is to explore music and architecture and their relationship to technology through different projects that I am involved with. The main project being the weekly radio show Worship the Glitch which airs on 91.3 FM KCPR San Luis Obispo and online at www.kcpr.org. There will be weekly updates containing the show's playsheets, other relevant information, and food for thought. More updates will arrive shortly.