Podcast: Experimental Portland Radio #009

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

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.