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December Podcasts – The Scratched Vinyl Show, part 3 Station to Station by Adrian Shephard

There are parts in the -THE- book about Berlin – Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin – a saga drenched in melodrama with lots of descriptions of the city itself, that seem to be the result of automatic writing. In a time of spiritist meetings and fairytale esoterics, this assumption doesn’t seem to be too far off. I have the impression that the nowadays Alfred would walk around with a recorder and not with a notebook. In the third part of the scratched vinyl show Adrian Shephard talks about a long…

December Podcast – Interview with Cedrik Fermont about his book Not Your World Music, part 2

Cedrik Fermont published the book Not Your World Music. The book is about noise and the noise scene in South – East Asia. Written together with Dimitri della Faille, Cedrik reports from his many travels in the region and his encounters with local musicians. In part two of the podcast Cedrik talks with Rinus Van Alebeek and Adrian Shephard about his experiences. The podcast contains sound tracks by south-east Asian artists. Maybe you liked this podcast? Then consider a modest donation

December Podcast – Interview with Cedrik Fermont about his book Not Your World Music, part 1

Cedrik Fermont published the book Not Your World Music. The book is about noise and the noise scene in South – East Asia. Written together with Dimitri della Faille, Cedrik reports from his many travels in the region and his encounters with local musicians. In part one of the podcast Cedrik talks with Rinus Van Alebeek and Adrian Shephard about his experiences. The podcast contains sound tracks by south-east Asian artists. Maybe you liked this podcast? Then consider a modest donation  

The Click Opera Experience – Interview with Nick Currie aka Momus during his Berlin years

In 2009 there was no war in Syria, there were no refugees and the populists and their masses weren’t storming the gates of democracy as they do now. There were no ISIS terrorists, Gadaffi was still alive, and so was David Bowie. Brexit was a word noone had ever heard of, and Donald Trump…wasn’t that the guy from the Trump tower, or something? Obama was in his first year, Neukölln hadn’t been gentrified yet, and Radio On was funded by the Dutch crown. The big bang that shook the world…

Alan Dunn – The Sounds of Ideas forming, volume 5: Super 8

A long time ago a movie called Peeping Tom put an end to the career of one of the best film directors Great Britain had ever seen. Michael Powell was killed by his critics. And so it goes. Alan Dunn’s Super 8 can be regarded as grandson of peeping Tom, much friendlier, but still with its creepy side. His composition works like a camera focussing on parts of furniture. Sometimes it recogizes something, sometimes it is just blurr. After a while you start noticing that something’s not right. It seems…

Anne-f Jacques – sounds for the post-peak oil, 12

I listened to Anne-f Jacques’ collage ( or introspective diary or sonic representation of a bicycle ride or fantasy-play of tapes talking to each other through their envelopes, while they wait to be picked up from the doormat) twice, because I wanted to be sure that the replay function was working alright. I thought it stopped too soon. It didn’t. Thirty minutes passed by like a swift breeze, a moment of life that you forget about everything. Anne-f is a very friendly person, someone to cherish in these times full…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – The dark days are almost Gone

An introspective show by LL, this one, maybe inspired by a couple of long and calm songs. It adds an almost lost feeling of silent boredom. This is not a dismissive observation. In the twentieth century, during the days before the second coming of the internet, boredom added to the feeling of being rooted in a time. It gave way to a sense of nothingness, of a very sweet nothingness. And it had nothing to do with the loudmouthed nihilism we experience today. COUNTERCULTURE 2016……… 1. Trio Beau Soir –…

Anders Östberg – Golden hued antique musical lithographs. A whimsical journey to Toytown. Music from my collection.

Anders Östberg is with Radio On since April 2014. Every seven months he sends a new show. Each show is built around a theme. The songs you hear are taken from his vast collection of records. Most of the time the shows are related to cultural or fashion movements in the 1960s and 1970s, movements that appeared for a brief moment and disappeared again, without hardly leaving a trace. Anders shows can be regarded as collections of oddities, but if you look and listen deeper you will see the image…