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Radio On Beuys

On the dustiest shelf of the Radio On archives there are even recordings from shows that probably no-one heard. They are from the pre-history of our radio when Shephard and Van Alebeek first met somewhere in the hinterlands of East Berlin. Back then they still played music, but luckily after hardly one minute the tracks get interrupted by their stream of unconscious talking. Musicologist discussions, ponderings on heroin and an old evergreen determine the first half of the show. At the center there is a long series of questions about…

Radio On Parachutes

This show comes from the deep archives of Radio On. It dates back from the time that we were a nomadic radio station. You will hear mention of cannibal caniche, a web radio based in Paris that hosted us on a couple of occasions. You will here a vintage Shephard/Van Alebeek talking about parachutes, hair, flowers, seeds, punk, the future, and, and, and. The talks, dialogues, lectures melt into short stories, become radiophonic pieces and go back to ordinary topics again. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released…

Harold Schellinx – « 2M0M1XVII »

word to Harold “Fourteen years ago, in april 2004, at the end of a very long post in my SoundBlog, I promised that in all of the prime years to come (that is, years whose number in our Anno Domini way of counting is a prime number), I’d record a decasecond (ten seconds) of sound each and every day, and then put all of ‘m decaseconds one after the other, to be able make each prime year come sounding by again and again and again, in just a little under…

Dai Coelacanth – Love Station Yaba

Dare to listen. Dai to listen. Scraps, magnetic tape filth, hoarse voices, 21st century leaks, brutalist tapes, concrete footprints, yesterday’s news. A huge new collage, harsh sound poem by Dai Coelacanth. Your speakers never sounded so true to life. in Dai’s words “There’s something I forgot to tell you. It’s about a memory. The fair was in town and I was going to go with a neighbour … but she died in a horrific accident. Down by the river where the construction work is going on. New buildings for new…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – I hear a new world

A new world? Probably we need to wait another one hundred years to see that one in action, and maybe mankind needs a strong telescope by then. As for now we go with the world we have. Is it a nice one, a great one, a small one, a grim one, a happy one? You need to choose your own definition. But whatever way you define your world, I hope it is also a world full of friends. Here’s a couple of Lord Litter‘s friends. 1. Joe Meek – Glob…

Agnès Pe – Mitt Paté #29 (FEAR NO MUSIC)

This will be a cinematographic experience, you think. Agnès Pe will take us to the pacific, wartime pacific where big warships slide slowly through the waters. The wind carries a song. A Japanese soldier washes his clothes on the beach. Soft seats, the darkness of the cinema, faces light up in the glow of a sunny day a long time ago. The lie of watching something truthful. Something happens. You are no longer in your seat. Colours and sounds dissolve, flow around, merge into images and become abstract again. Does…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the sixth letter from Berlin I visited three concerts at West Germany. I arrive by bicycle. you hear parts of my bicycle ride, descriptions and sounds of Kottbusser Tor and fragments of concerts by…

Radio On – Getting to Sleep

This show comes from the deep archive of Radio On. It is part of an attempt to produce a 24hour radio show. Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek play poptunes, discuss 1980s, executions, how to die, the guillotine, but then, all of sudden the narrative drifts off. Sleep! A surprise phone call marks the end. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days

Radio On – Never Ending Radio

This show is by Radio On’s founding fathers Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek. It surfaced from our deep archives only recently. The show was recorded a very long time ago. Adrian and Rinus were on a mission. They did not have any other choice. A snowstorm had hit Berlin. Snow fell down for weeks on end. Big masses of snow blocked the door and the windows. They didnot have a possibility to leave the house. So they started a never ending radio show to kill the time. They discover…