Podcast: Experimental Portland Radio #009

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A new edition of the show for y’all. This time just a straight mix of music with no voiceover from me. Hope you like it.

Entrail – Exploded Star [from Ursula]
Entrail plays on March 25th at Valentines

The Van Meyers – Retribution [from Experiments In Noise IV]

Jordan Norton – 19.9 KCLO [from KNRT]

Davis Hooker & Evan Spacht – PANTING [from PANTING]

Evan Spacht – tazen

The OO-Ray – Hunting Song [from Empty Orchestra]

Planets Around The Sun – Creature
Planets Around The Sun member Ian Paige performs at Mothership Music on March 20th

Million Brazilians – IV [from New Ideas In Psychic Music Vol II: Sexual Desert]
Million Brazilians play one of their last Portland, Oregon shows for a while on March 21st at High Water Mark Lounge

Video: The OO-Ray – Empty Orchestra preview

While the rest of the world slobbered over the accidental release of the new Kendrick Lamar album, I’ve been tingling all over while watching this video multiple times. Ted Laderas has been one of my favorite local artists for some time, an inspiring figure whose cello performances and recordings have delighted and soothed my ears to no end. But he has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet if these snippets of sound are to be believed. This new music, which will be heard in complete form on his upcoming album Empty Orchestra,  is expansive and dense and daring in ways that I wasn’t expecting from The OO-Ray and now that it’s here, I want to hear nothing else for the next few weeks.

According to the man’s Twitter account, Empty Orchestra (which will be unleashed by Lifelike Family and New Ruin Tapes on April 3rd) took him “three years to write. It’s propulsive and urgent in a new way and I think it’s a new direction for me. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.” I’m more than happy to agree with him on that.

Podcast: Experimental Portland Radio #008

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Tod Dockstader – Piece #7 [from Eight Electronic Pieces]

Asher Fulero – Spacetime

THE YRS – Trax 07-08

Dmitry Mazurov – Mere [from Mimicry]

Seth Fox – 20141201 [from pilot wave]

Exit Signs – Week 34
performing at Townshend’s Tea on March 7th

Mike Gamble – Loomer
performing at The Waypost on March 8th

Noah Bernstein – Zara’s Theme [from Six]
performing at The Waypost on March 8th, and on March 5th at Revival Drum Shop

Halfbird – Categories
performing at The Liquor Store on March 8th

Tunneler – Night Flight

Video: Eternal Tapestry – Mountain Primrose

I’ve never done LSD before, but, not too long ago, I visited a website that offered up some visual illusion trickery that allowed me to apparently experience what it was like it to trip. I stared at something for a long time and when I looked away, everything was undulating in waves like a heat shimmer. If that doesn’t sound like fun to you, my next best suggestion is to stare closely at the video that Brenna Murphy put together for Eternal Tapestry. You get a similar effect but with better visuals than my dull apartment walls. And some great music to boot.

“Mountain Primrose” can be found on Eternal Tapestry’s latest album Wild Strawberries, out now on Thrill Jockey.

Podcast: Experimental Portland Radio #007

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C – 217

Temple Maps – Live at Volt Divers

Electric Circus – Rise

xtal – opticks for isaac [from realpolitik]

Mark Fell – Sections 1 – 7 [from n-Dimensional Analysis]
performing at Yale Union on 2/27

Deja Reve – Brigata Undici [from Dreams Are What We Wake Up From]

Marcus Fischer – Shape To Shore [from Monocoastal]
performing on 2/28 as part of Untoward: A Benefit for the Creative Music Guild

Julian Lage & Nels Cline – Blues, Too [from ROOM]
Lage performs on 2/27 at Lewis & Clark’s Evans Auditorium as part of the PDX Jazz Festival

Podcast: Experimental Portland Radio #006

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Look alive, people. We’ve got a new episode for you. A day later than usual but no less wonderful. Listen up and share with your friends and loved ones.

John Haughm – +37.717364 [from +37​.​717364 // -117​.​247955: The Last Place I Remember]

Telluris – Reptilia Experimenta
performing on 2/20 at Vagrant Eye Projection Museum

Vijay Iyer Trio – Countdown [from Break Stuff]
performing at Winningstad Theatre on 2/20

Gyan Riley Trio – Yubalation [from New York Sessions]
Gyan Riley and Timba Harris are performing on 2/21 at Performance Works NW

Marisa Anderson – The Golden Hour [from The Golden Hour]
performing on 2/21 at Turn Turn Turn

Prana Crafter – Dharma Dripping Lotus

Rumination – playn jazz music

Music: AHAFAS – A.C.A.B.

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if that noisy refrigerator of yours decided to start making experimental music? I believe AHAFAS has come up with the answer that question. This is your icebox unleashing all of its internal angst for having to put up with your rotting vegetables, cans of cheap beer, and that jar of pickled vegetables you just can’t seem to get rid of. Do the right thing, and listen up…and switch out the box of baking soda every once in a while, you heathen.

Podcast: Experimental Portland #005

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Another week brings another edition of Experimental Portland Radio. This one skews towards the modern classical for the last 40 minutes or so of the show, but there are a number of amazing concert happening this coming week that I needed to highlight. I hope you enjoy what I put together for you.

Opaline – Memory Drain [from Memory Drain]

Temple Maps – Reluctance Engine [from Moon Mountain]
performing at Volt Divers: Destroy Valentine’s With Noise on 2/14 at Lovecraft Bar

Terror Apart – Blinks Four Stones [from A New Reign]
performing at Volt Divers: Destroy Valentine’s With Noise on 2/14, and at Foggy Notion on 2/17

Point From Rooftops – Same Night [from Unreleased/Unheard PFR 2010-2014]

The Legendary Mark Peter Savage – Flood Channel [from I Was a Teenage Topographical Map]
performing at Emerging Music Salon #10 on 2/15 at The Waypost

dweomer – Gorseddau
performing at Volt Divers: Destroy Valentine’s With Noise on 2/14 at Lovecraft Bar

Joelle Leandre – No Comment 4 [from No Comment]
performing at Creative Music Guild‘s Confluence Series on 2/13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Dana Reason & Philip Gelb – Primal Identity [from Primal Identity]
performing at Creative Music Guild‘s Confluence Series on 2/13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Sawami Kiyoshi & Berlin PianoPercussion Ensemble – Makrokosmos IV: Gamma Draconis [from Crumb: The Complete Makrokosmos I-IV]
Makrokosmos IV will be performed at Portland Piano Company on 2/15

Ethel – String Cycle No. 1 (comp. Kenji Bunch) [from Heavy]
Bunch’s String Quartet #2 will be performed by Arnica Quartet on 2/15 at Mago Hunt Recital Hall, University of Portland

Nordic Voices – Verklärung [from Djånki Don]
performing on 2/17 at St. Philip Neri

Curtis Macomber/Maureen Gallagher/Susan Palma – Humble River Part 1 & 2 [from Interior Design]
this piece will be performed by Third Angle Ensemble on 2/12 + 13 at Studio2@Zoomtopia

Music: Rumination – playn jazz music

I know zero about this recording. Less than that actually. This could be a someone playing a recording of a Cecil Taylor LP through their MacBook microphone for all I know.

What I do know for sure is that I love it. 12 minutes of desiccated jazz being held together by pure intestinal fortitude? Yes, yes, and yes again. I’ve sent them a message through their Bandcamp page to either learn more or to be made fun of for not recognizing the source material they used. Either way, I’m wholly satisfied.

Podcast: Experimental Portland #004

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Back once again with an hour of new music for you and yours. Enjoy.

Grapefruit – Holographic Universe [from Some New-Age Bullshit]
Mazen Kerbaj & Franz Hautzinger – Sahel Al Bekaa
Stochastic Mettle Union Local #35 – In John We Trust [from their self-titled release]
Body/Head – Turn Me On [from their self-titled EP]
Daniel Menche – Part Three [from October’s Larynx]
Mammifer – Caelestis Partus [from Statu Nascendi]
Alvarius B – Billy’s Jeans [from Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On]
Portland Bike Ensemble – Polyp
Consumer. – Work Better [from Fucket]
Saturn Form Essence – 6EQUJ5 [from Structure 1-178-24]
xtal – Balloon [from Me So Thorny]
lexiphan – Perihelion [from Parallax]
B.S. Wright – Alien Residue [from Decorum]
Lemonthree – Cassidy [from Lemonthree]
High Priestess – Wheat or Ghash [from Animus XX]
Jon Mueller – Remembered [from The Whole EP]