Recent posts by radio-on-berlin

Modified Tape Review Show – Thirsty Leaves, Fag Tapes, Power Moves, Bed Bugs

Played and reviewed One by Magam Rock and Roll Family Title I&II by Step-Son Fruit Rosary Sacred Hour Service by KWC The harbour of Saloniki, its narrow streets and the smell of grilled fish the importance of understanding small edition releases as regional products visiting an exhibition of slowly rotting fish and how that smells spitting an extract of hot chili peppers on a hot plate at the end of a performance and make your audience choke a tape from Toronto and a mysterie murder in a church power moles,…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #34 – Reading out Loud

Lord Litter is happy. The weather is fine. The music is good. He listens. He listens to the words and hears something about the town he lives in. He hears about changes. He reads out loud those words. It is a postcard. Silence burns a hole in the show. Use it to take a look inside. 1. Felidae – No right to remain silent – CD – Baby Someday 2. LL reading the lyrics of *At The Backyard (Berlin Edit)* 3. Felidae – At The Backyard (Berlin Edit) – digitalsingle…

Beyond the Echo chamber -interviews and music with Matt Black of Coldcut

To celebrate the release of Coldcut’s new album ‘Outside The Echo Chamber’ (feat. Switch / With You., Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Roots Manuva, Ce’Cile, Junior Reid, Toddla T and more), Sounds of the Universe  hosted a soundclash between the original Ninja Tune founders with legendary producer and On-U Sound mastermind, Adrian Sherwood. The Wirebender went along and interviewed Colcut’s Matt Black.   It’s tempting to ask why no one thought of it sooner. Coldcut (Matt Black & Jon More) and Adrian Sherwood – kingpin of the legendary On-U Sound label – are…

Live Coverage of Fraction Bruit #17 in Loophole, Berlin

On Saturday 27th of May Adrian Shephard, one of the founding fathers of Radio On, will put on his camouflage clothes and swallow a blue pill. He will be teleported to his past. He will carry a small broadcasting device with him, because he needs to transmit sounds from an evening full of noises. Nobody will be able to recognise him, since he will be disguised as a ghost from the future. If there is any need for you as a listener to find out if their is still life…

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…