Tuesday, February 2, 2016

02 February 2016: Edgar Froese & Bernhard Wöstheinrich - A Celebration of Electronic Music

Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. He passed away just a little over a year ago.
Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, also known as Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale, is Edgar Froese's second studio album, released in 1975.

Recording and history

Epsilon in Malaysian Pale was recorded between June and July 1975, following Tangerine Dream's Australian tour, and was heavily influenced by the places they had visited whilst on the tour.
The album consists of two instrumental compositions, each originally filling one side of vinyl. The first, "Epsilon in Malaysian Pale", is a Mellotron-based piece, inspired by Froese's visit to a Malaysian jungle. The second, "Maroubra Bay", is a more synthesiser-based piece named after a place in Australia. "Maroubra Bay" later appeared on the compilation album "Electronic Dreams", but was accidentally recorded backwards. [1]
In 2004, the album was reissued in remixed form by Froese's own Eastgate label, with a new cover based on that of the original.
TRACKS:
1. Epsilon in Malaysian Pale - 16:26
2. Maroubra Bay - 17:00




Tonight we'll be playing Part Two of "Live at Princeton University 2015" which is available as a free download here.


Bernhard Wöstheinrich elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music.
Among others he has worked with electronic musicians Ian Boddy, Erik Wøllo and Conrad Schnitzler and filmmaker Telemach Wiesinger. Bernhard has created numerous album artworks for the DiN, Unsung Records and Ozella labels and has been exhibiting his evocative paintings in his native Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, for the last 20 years.

Monday, December 28, 2015

29 December 2015: Kyrie Eleison, Sacerdos

KYRIE ELEISON was an Austrian symphonic rock band, founded 1974 by Gerald Krampl (keyboards) together with two school friends, Karl Novotny (drums) and Felix Rausch (guitar). The music is symphonic, progressive rock at its finest, with Mellotrons and keyboard leads, and moods ranging from quiet piano passages to walls of sound. They blended the symphonic mastery of GENESIS with the thematic aspects of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR.

Influenced by GENESIS during its "Nursery Cryme" era, KYRIE ELEISON recorded "Blind Window's Suite" in 1975, and "The Fountain Beyond The Sunrise" in 1976. The boxed-set "The Complete Recordings 1974-1978" will also include a third CD containing 70 min. of live acts from 1974, material mostly taken from "Blind Windows" and some from "The Fountain Beyond the Sunrise", with high sound quality. All in all, this boxed-set is a great and complete discography of this underground Austrian Progressive rock band, that more or less remained an underground group until now.
Paso Robles, California
Brutus and Cassius descended from the sky and founded Sacerdos in 2007.

discography


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

01 December 2015: Robert Fripp, David Cross "Starless Starlight"; Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins: "A Scarcity of Miracles: A King Crimson ProjeKct"



A Scarcity of Miracles is an album by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins. It united former King Crimson musicians Robert Fripp and Mel Collins with singer-songwriter and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk (who previously fronted, sang for and played guitar in 21st Century Schizoid Band, a project set up to reunite King Crimson members from the 1960s and 1970s lineups of the band and to play the band's music from that period; he later became a full member of the band).
The basis for the album came from guitar improvisations recorded by Jakszyk and Fripp in Wiltshire, England with no particular intention of recording an album.[3] With Fripp's agreement, Jakszyk took the resulting recordings and reworked them as songs. Collins (a frequent Jakszyk collaborator) subsequently "heard unplayed sax waiting to be given voice" and joined the developing project.[3] With the majority of music now recast as songs, an album took shape. Two other ongoing King Crimson members - bass guitar/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and drummer Gavin Harrison - subsequently recorded the rhythm tracks.[4]
A Scarcity of Miracles was released with the subtitle of "A King Crimson ProjeKct". This in turn led to speculation that it might be the basis of the next lineup of King Crimson (the main band itself having been on hiatus since 2008, and having used the ProjeKcts as research and development work since 1999). Fripp himself gently denied and clarified this at the time by describing the record as "one of my favourite albums of those where I am a determining element. It has the Crimson gene, but it is not quite KC."[4] However, a new line-up of King Crimson was announced in September 2013 including everyone involved in the album.
Like the covers of many King Crimson albums produced by Discipline Global Mobile, the cover of A Scarcity of Miracles features a painting by P J Crook.

Title tracks

  1. "A Scarcity of Miracles" (7:27)
  2. "The Price We Pay" (4:49)
  3. "Secrets" (7:48)
  4. "This House" (8:37)
  5. "The Other Man" (5:59)
  6. "The Light of Day" (9:02)

Personnel

Additional personnel
         Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Starless Starlight Loops (11:35)
2. In the Shadow (5:36)
3. Shine and Fall (6:43)
4. Starless Theme (5:16)
5. One By One, the Stars Were Going Out (6:50)
6. Fear of Starlight (3:50)
7. Starlight Trio (11:59)
8. Sure of the Dark (3:53)

Total time 55:42
Line-up / Musicians
- David Cross / violin
- Robert Fripp / soundscapes
Releases information
Starless Starlight is "a fascinating album length exploration of a melody - composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp - that emerged as one of the key themes on the King Crimson masterpiece, Starless"

CD Noisy Records NOISY007 (2015)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

03 November 2015: Anderson Ponty Band "Better Late than Never"

Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty are two similar souls. Both have been in the music industry for decades and both have unique and graceful styles. It seems only natural the two would find a way to team up to produce wonderful music. Well, now they have. It took a while, and in this case it’s literally Better Late Than Never.

Monday, October 19, 2015

20 October 2015: Steven Wilson & Markus Reuter

Featuring songs recorded between 2003-2015, Transience is a personally curated introduction to the more accessible side of Steven Wilson's monumental solo output.

A limited edition vinyl only issue scheduled to coincide with the second leg of the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour, Transience contains a new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic "Lazarus", which Steven has been performing on tour recently with his stellar live band. The new version is based on a live recording, subsequently overdubbed and edited in SW's private studio in July 2015.
Tracks
Side 1:

1) Transience - single version (3.10)
2) Harmony Korine (5.07)
3) Postcard (4.27)
4) Significant Other (4.31)
5) Insurgentes (3.54)

Side 2:

1) The Pin Drop (5.01)
2) Happy Returns - edit (5.11)
3) Deform to Form a Star - edit (5.53)
4) Thank You (4.39)

Side 3:

1) Index (4.47)
2) Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
3) Lazarus - 2015 recording (3.57)
4) Drive Home (7.33)

Side 4:

Etching
Released October 12, 2015

Markus' parts recorded live in concert with Stick Men in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, May and early June 2015. Post-production and restoration by Erik Emil Eskildsen.

Overdubbed by my musician friends, who were present at at least one of the performances of my recordings: As a Stick Men member, Pat was at all shows. Fernando, Wayne, and Alex were in the audience at the show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lilian and Luciano were our opening act at the concert in Mendoza, Argentina.

Wayne Krantz: Electric guitar (Track 6)
Alex Anthony Faide: Electric guitar (Tracks 2, 5, and 8)
Fernando Kabusacki: Electric guitar (Tracks 4 and 9)
Lilian Giubetich: Cello (Tracks 3 and 10)
Luciano Pietrafesa: Electric guitar (Tracks 7 and 10)
Pat Mastelotto: hotel/van/plane laptop drumming (Track 1)

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Markus Reuter for Unsung Productions, September and October 2015

MADE WITH LOVE

Markus plays Touch Guitars® AU8 and Red Panda pedals.

Download this album for free by clicking here.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

06 October 2015: Explosions in the Sky & Kodiak Electronic Musician Dawn Tuesday

AllMusic Review by

Featuring a collaboration between Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky and film composer Steve Jablonsky, who scored the Transformers movies and director Peter Berg's last film, Battleship, the original score for Lone Survivor splits the difference between the plaintive and the pounding. Based on the book of the same name, the score sets the mood for a film about a Navy SEAL mission that goes bad for a team working behind enemy lines, beautifully evoking the anxiety and intensity of the onscreen action. As a band whose sound feels cinematic all on its own, Explosions in the Sky continue to impress with their work on the big screen, and the soundtrack for Lone Survivor proves to be yet another impressive notch in their belt.


Alaskan Native eccentric music producer and visionary artist atmospheric sound design. Dawn Tuesday this name is unique just as I am* sensitive, happy, sincere and very clear and honest! Great intuition which is amazingly developed. How did I get this name? Well I came from two strong very in love parents. One afternoon my parents went for a walk on the beach of Kodiak Island Alaska where my mom's from. in Alaska. It was a beautiful calm day. They sat and watch the beauty of the blue sky and ocean. My mom picked up few round flat rocks and started writing girl names for a daughter she would one day have. My parents already had a boy name, she pondered on names. And as she gazed up the sky at the sun knowing how beautiful when the sun dispersed darkness, so does a beautiful daughter dispel loneliness. She wrote on a oval gray rock and wrote ( Dawn Tuesday ) My father was amazed at the name and hugged kissed my mom's forehead, I was born two years later. And this is even more amazing I was born at Dawn on Tuesday; I loved music from early child hood. My father's and mother's favorite music was most all classic rock, oldies and much of all music. In my school "daze", was music class. I got my first electric guitar for my 13th birthday. And today I make Electronic Music!
 
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

29 September 2015: Beaver & Krause - Gandharva; King Crimson - USA (live June 1974) 30th Anniversary Edition

Beaver & Krause were a musical duo made up of Paul Beaver and Bernie Krause. Their 1967 album The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music was a pioneering work in the electronic music genre.
Beaver introduced Monkees singer-drummer Micky Dolenz to the Moog, which became a featured instrument on the fourth Monkees album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., and Beaver himself performed on one track, "Star Collector" in 1967. In addition, he led workshops at the Beaver & Krause LA studio attended by a who's who of film composers and session keyboardists of the time.
In June 1967, Beaver and Krause set up a booth at the Monterey Pop Festival, demonstrating their newly purchased electronic synthesiser, one of the first constructed by Bob Moog.
Thanks to their demonstrations of the Moog at Monterey, Beaver and Krause also introduced the instrument to a number of other leading American pop acts including The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and The Byrds, helping to create the vogue for the Moog that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Krause introduced the instrument first to Sir George Martin, producer of the Beatles, and then to George Harrison during Harrison's 1968 visit to California while producing the Apple artist, Jackie Lomax. He used it to generate his 1969 free-form solo Electronic Sound album for Apple Records' spinoff label Zapple, with the first side of the disc consisting of not only Krause's composition, but also his performance – one that remained completely unacknowledged and uncompensated for.
In 1968, Beaver and Krause released an album for Mercury Records imprint Limelight Records, Ragnarok, then released a series of three albums for Warner Brothers Records, In a Wild Sanctuary (1970), Gandharva (1971) and All Good Men (1972), effectively creating both the electronica and New Age musical movements.
The final chord of their track "Spaced" from the Wild Sanctuary album is very similar to the synthesizer THX Sound Logo in movie theaters named deep note, although it is unknown if it was directly influenced by Beaver and Krause.
Both Mike Bloomfield and Ronnie Montrose played guitar on the Beaver & Krause song "Saga Of The Blue Beaver".
The duo ended with Beaver's premature death in 1975, at age 49.
Krause released at least two more solo albums: Citadels in 1979 and Gorillas in the Mix in 1988, plus several movie soundtracks, and now specializes in recording naturalistic sounds, combining them with synthesizers.

Tracklist

A1 Soft / White 0:52
A2 Saga Of The Blue Beaver 4:19
A3 Nine Moons In Alaska 3:04
A4 Walkin' 2:42
A5 Walkin' By The River 2:39
B1 Gandharva 1:12
B2 By Your Grace 5:13
B3 Good Places 3:37
B4 Short Film For David 5:23
B5 Bright Shadows 4:53

Credits

Side Two recorded at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, February 10-11, 1971. 

USA is a live album by the English band King Crimson, released in 1975. It was mostly recorded at the Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, on 28 June 1974. The exceptions are track 7, which was recorded at the Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 30 June 1974, and Eddie Jobson's overdubs on tracks 2, 3 and 7, which were recorded in a studio.
Track 1 is a brief performance of "The Heavenly Music Corporation" from (No Pussyfooting). While it was not listed as a separate track on the original album, it is present on all releases. On the original UK vinyl release, the audience noise after the end of the last track was imbedded in a locked groove, leaving the applause to go on so long as the phonograph needle remained on the disc.
There have been four releases of the album:
  1. Original vinyl release in 1975. Includes tracks 1 - 7 (although track 1 & 2 are combined) and Eddie Jobson's overdubs.
  2. 30th Anniversary Remaster released 2002. Added tracks 8 & 9 to original release, credited track 1.
  3. 2005 mix of original multi-track tapes by Ronan Chris Murphy at DGM. Released as download from dgmlive.com in 2005 and on The Collectable King Crimson Vol. 1 in 2006. Includes all tracks; "21st Century Schizoid Man" is moved to be the last track and is now the version from Asbury Park 28 June 1974. Does not include Eddie Jobson's overdubs.
  4. 2013 mix by original multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset. Same track order and versions as release #3. Splits improv at end of track 6 into its own track.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writers Length
1. "Walk On...No Pussyfooting"   Brian Eno, Robert Fripp 0:35
2. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)"   Fripp 7:03
3. "Lament"   Fripp, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James 4:21
4. "Exiles"   David Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James 7:09
Side two
No. Title Writers Length
5. "Asbury Park"   Cross, Fripp, Bruford, Bill Bruford 7:06
6. "Easy Money"   Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James 6:41
7. "21st Century Schizoid Man"   Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield 8:40
Bonus tracks on 30th anniversary edition CD
No. Title Writers Length
8. "Fracture"   Fripp 11:19
9. "Starless"  
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15 September 2015: Fuxa and Goblin

Goblin (also Back to the Goblin, New Goblin, Goblin Rebirth, the Goblin Keys and Claudio Simonetti's Goblin) is an Italian progressive rock band known for their soundtrack work. They frequently collaborate with Dario Argento, most notably creating soundtracks for Profondo Rosso in 1975 and Suspiria in 1977. CD re-releases of their soundtracks have performed well, especially in Germany and Japan. Goblin returned with a series of live concerts in Europe in 2009 and in North America in 2013.
Initially named Cherry Five, their early work spawned one eponymous progressive rock record, and they were then called in to compose the soundtrack for Profondo Rosso. The band changed their name to Goblin, rewriting most of the score, originally written by Giorgio Gaslini including the famous main theme. The 1975 soundtrack album was a huge hit.[where?] After a reshuffle in their line-up, and they put out an instrumental progressive rock album Roller, before working with Argento again for 1977's Suspiria. Other film soundtracks and a concept album (Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark) followed, then the score for the European version of George A. Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead. Tracks 1, 2 and 7 from the European version are also in the American version of the album.
Despite their success, membership continued to be a revolving door, and the band also struggled to maintain their credibility. The remaining members continued to work on further soundtracks, and there was a partial reunification for Argento's Tenebrae (1982) (although each member of the band was credited separately, not as Goblin). The last collaboration with the director took place in 2000, with the film Non ho sonno (Sleepless).

Goblin ‎– Profondo Rosso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)

Tracklist

1 Mad Puppet's Laughs (Opening Intro) 0:21
2 Profondo Rosso (Album Version) 3:44
3 School At Night (Lullaby - Music Box Version) 2:51
4 Death Dies (Album Version) 4:43
5 School At Night 0:54
6 School At Night (Lullaby - Child Version) 2:19
7 Mad Puppet 5:49
8 School At Night 2:31
9 School At Night (Instrumental Version) 2:16
10 Death Dies (Film Version - Part 1) 2:45
11 Profondo Rosso 1:01
12 Gianna (Alternate Version) 2:14
13 Profondo Rosso 0:41
14 School At Night (Lullaby - Celesta Version) 2:31
15 Death Dies (Film Version - Part 2) 2:45
16 Profondo Rosso 0:38
17 Wild Session 5:00
18 Profondo Rosso 0:46
19 Deep Shadows (Film Version - Part 1) 1:56
20 Deep Shadows (Film Version - Part 2) 1:49
21 Deep Shadows (Film Version - Part 3) 0:35
22 Death Dies (Film Version - Part 3) 2:21
23 Gianna (Album Version) 1:52
24 School At Night (Lullaby - Echo Version) 2:27
25 Deep Shadows (Album Version) 5:48
26 School At Night (Album Version) 2:09
27 Profondo Rosso (Remix Version) 5:14
28 Profondo Rosso (Original Sound Effect)
Fuxa's second full-length came out in late 1996, entitled "Very Well Organized" - a collection of songs composed around a 1963 Hammond organ situated in the band's living room.

Tracklist

At Your Leisure 5:01
Latitude/Longitude 4:54
Suspicious 2:53
Unexplained Transmission Repair 5:28
Witness To Natural Invention 7:44
3cp 2:38
Pangaea 4:29
Outer Drive 4:55
Pleasant Orbitings 5:50
Homonym Hymn 2:57
Unified Frequency 7:53








































Tuesday, September 1, 2015

08 September 2015 Colin Bass: "At Wild End" and ambient drone music from Cousin Silas

At Wild End Is the produce of a well co-ordinated pre-order campaign by Camel Bass man Colin Bass. Without doubt a gifted musician and producer Colin bass has a rich musical CV well earned and well deserved. At Wild End finds Colin taking a step back from his Camel persona and firmly entrenching himself in his own style and diverse leanings. Anyone who has had the good fortune to see Colin playing live with Camel will know what a talented multi instrumentalist he is as such a seasoned musician and writer. From 1998’s An Outcast Of The Island through several live and studio albums Mr Bass seems to have consolidated his varying musical influences and intriguing choice of subject matter for his song writing skills to  make At Wild End very pleasing to listen to and very easy on the ear.

Read more of this review here.

Also tonight we will feature ambient drone music of Cold Star, a release from Cousin Silas on DigitalDizzy records.  Download this release for free here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

25 August 2015 Greg Segal - Phantom Airship Records

This week we'll be playing selections from three of Greg Segal's 2015 releases:  Beauty Sleep, A Handful of Ashes, Skeleton Parade
Greg lives in Portland, Oregon, where he records in his home studio.
You can find these and other recordings, both solo and band projects on https://gregsegal.bandcamp.com/



Monday, June 1, 2015

02 June 2015: Van der Graaf Generator: Merlin Atmos (live 2013)

Merlin Atmos is a live album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, released in February 2015.[1][2] The album was recorded during the band's European tour in June 2013 and includes a full onstage performance of the suite "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers", originally recorded for Pawn Hearts in 1971.[3] "Merlin Atmos" was also released in a special edition with a second CD entitled "Bonus Atmos".

Track listing

Regular album

  1. "Flight" - 21:30
  2. "Lifetime" - 5:11
  3. "All That Before" - 7:46
  4. "Bunsho" - 5:48
  5. "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" - 24:05
  6. "Gog" - 6:39

Bonus Atmos

  1. "Interference Patterns" - 4:28
  2. "Over the Hill" - 12:36
  3. "Your Time Starts Now" - 4:14
  4. "Scorched Earth" - 10:14
  5. "Meurglys III, The Song Writer's Guild" - 15:24
  6. "Man-Erg" - 11:30
  7. "Childlike Faith in Childhood's End" - 12:37

Personnel

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

12 May 2015: Blow Up Hollywood

Over 12 years and 7 critically acclaimed albums, ambient pop-rock collective Blow Up Hollywood has created an expansive and adventurous body of work that manages to be both highly emotionally charged and majestically anonymous. Helmed by Steve Messina, and backed by trusted friends and collaborators, Blow Up Hollywood has put its distinct fingerprint on warped Americana, dark wave,
post rock, noise, jazz, classical, freak folk, and any other music medium they felt like inhabiting.
Blow Up Hollywood was founded in 2001 as a middle finger to the music business and pop conformity. Restlessly creative, the band explored the musical equivalent of art house films and literary fiction with a chameleon-like tendency to authentically infiltrate a myriad of music idioms. The band’s debut was written during a freewheeling 3-week retreat with Messina and friends ensconced in a beach house in West Hampton, New York. The band went on to garner acclaim from indie tastemakers and a dedicated cult following. Blow Up Hollywood’s most popular release was the concept album The Diaries of Private Henry Hill. The record was based on the journal entries of a young, deceased soldier from the Iraq war. The album won the group high praise and greatly expanded its profile, culminating with a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered, and landing their song WMD on the compilation CD, Body of War, along side such artists as Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Roger Waters, and Bob Dylan.  Messina illustrated his eloquence with poignant confessional writing on The Diaries of Private Henry Hill
Blow Up Hollywood is officially Steve Messina, vocals, acoustic guitar; Thad Debrock, electric guitar, pedal steel, keyboards; Teddy Kumpel, electric guitar; Steve Bonacio, bass; Dave Diamond, drums; Harvey Jones, piano, keyboards; Nadia Ackerman, vocals; and Anthea White, vocals.
“I feel so much better now, the whole world looks different,” Messina says, assessing his emotional landscape in the wake of finishing Blue Sky Blond. “You know, Blow Up Hollywood is my sanctuary. I don’t think about money or my career; I do this because I have to do it, it’s a catharsis. This is who I am.














Tuesday, May 5, 2015

05 May 2015: Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

In honor of Mother's Day and the Mother's Day themed KMXT Spring Fundraiser, it is only fitting and proper that we feature Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention on tonight's show.  We'll hear their debut album, Freak Out and other goodies from their extensive catalogue.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

14 April 2015: iapetus Records Touch Guitar Compilation; Felt

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In the second half of the show, we will be featuring instrumental compositions from the band, Felt.
Felt were an alternative rock band founded in Birmingham, England in 1979 and led by the mononymous Lawrence.[1] The band's name was inspired by Tom Verlaine's emphasis of the word "felt" in the Television song "Venus".[2] They existed for ten years, throughout the 1980s, during which time they released ten singles and ten albums.
Felt have been cited as an influence by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch[3] and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans,[4] as well as by alternative rock bands Manic Street Preachers,[5] Girls,[6] and The Tyde.[