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Live Studio Session + interview – Alexei Borisov, Olga Nosova and Bob Meanza

Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova returned to our studio again. The main purpose of the visit was to present the new album, Raw Volumes, they made in collaboration with Bob Meanza. Alexei, used to the medium of radio, also talks about the band he started in the 1980s, Notshnoy Prospekt. We hear stories about the people involved, that show a glimpse of underground life during Soviet times. The band finished, started again, or maybe not, but now there’s new works, sounding electro-doom-1980s, hard-boiled or like taking a stroll. Fun! Bob…

Polish Journal by Rinus Van Alebeek

Inspired by Adrian Shephard’s Tapes from Istanbul I decided to start recording my thoughts and observations as they came, when walking streets or looking at every day life situations. This first episode of Polish Journal is recorded in Wroclaw in April 2017. Courtyards, prisons, decay, world war II, Breslau vs Wroclaw, second hand clothes are among the topics discussed and described. Chance recordings, live concerts, poets in an anarchist bar and fragments of private life complete the journal. I used a Sony Cassette Walkman for the recordings. Your digitally refined ears might…

Adrian Shephard – The Spielplatz Memoirs #1 with Barbara Lazara

Adrian says, that he has “a daughter Maya who will eventually replace me on Radio-On. She is now 2 years old and currently obsessed with Spielplatz or playgrounds.” “- this is a series of interviews made in those aforementioned play-grounds -” “the first of which is with Barbara Lazara on a Berlin residency from Mexico – Barbara is a radio-regular-friend here at Radio-On and we met up again on a particularly cold spring day in Richard Platz – Subjects in this show – mirrors, transformation, telepathy, the Marx brothers, Mexican…

Don Campau – Deep Poetry

Don has already shipped many cassettes to the upcoming tape museum in Zeppelin City, Germany. And the deeper he dives into his huge archive the more obscure become his foundlings. This time he has put together a show rich with variety, including some very obscure examples of spoken word/ sound poetry. Wait for the right moment and press record. Here’s the playlist. M.O.T.O/.  But Of Course/ Bandit G5/—-cassette 1990s? USA The Molecules/ Guilt Trip/ Steel Toe/ —cassette 1991 USA Steve Tetzloff/ Don’t Know Why/ Aragon/ Meteor Face cassette 1985 USA…

Juris Marnavskis aka Noize Factor

Says Adrian Shephard in his Notes on being an Ausländer “I’m constantly scanning a particular expat social network site with 60,000 members for any ‘for sale’ items. This has several advantages it seems, I get to visit many different parts of Berlin that ordinarily I would never explore, as well as meeting a vast array of different and interesting people mostly expats that are somehow managing to just about survive here in this city of the night.” “Last week I bought a fruit drying machine for example. This week it…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #33 – Attack of the Moths

Let’s have a little celebration. LL is with us for almost three years. He has been around a little bit longer: 250+ Lord Litter Radioshows most delightful selections of no rules eclecticism on the radio today Lord Litter – No Harm Done – 2011 a sort of Ray Davies way as well as a sort of John Cale way Lord Litter – still dancin – CD 2014 experimental psych-folk may remind one of The Incredible String Band Lord Litter – Lights Out 2016 -the cassette that never was, a journey into the bizarre….

The Wirebender presents: Interview with Alec Empire

What better way to celebrate the Wirebender’s third birthday with Radio On than an evening out with Ranjan Kumar and Atari Teenage riot? Radio On’ s man in the UK caught up with Alec Empire prior to the ATR gig at Under the  Bridge in London. Alec took time out to talk  to Ranjan about his career, ATR and his late night reading materials.  Alec Empire has completed a soundtrack for the German sci-fi thriller Volt.  Volt is written and directed by Tarek Ehlail and stars Benno Fürmann, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Ayo Ogunmakin,…

Tape Review Show – Cassettes by Sam Bakers and Acrid Lactations & Jointhee

In the Tape Review Show Adrian Shephard and yours truly (=Rinus Van Alebeek) play and review releases on cassette. You can have your cassette reviewed on our show too. But you need to send the cassette, we don’t do digital files. In the show we unpack the tape, describe the artwork, smell the paper, comment on this, sometimes use the sounds of the paper inlay and the cassette case to construct a short sonic intermezzo, and then we play one side of the tape. When the tape is over we…

Savoldi/Cavallaro – Distorted Icons #2, Music Machines

Franci and Marghe read soviet magazines and start dreaming. In an old issue of Sputnik they find information about soviet music machines. In this episode of Distorted Icons they document the history of music in the Soviet Union. The show starts in the early years of the twentieth century and enters a strange universe of sounds, in which musicians become spies, and inventors built machines that bring all thoughts in one system… Take notes. And while you think of all you have heard, a mix of happy musics rounds of…