Category Archives: vinyl

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…

The Ben Roberts Show (part 2 of a trilogy on Ben Roberts and his found tapes)

In the second instalment of a special on Ben Roberts and his vast archive of found tapes we hear Ben introduce his work. Ben Roberts, a Brit in Madrid has been collecting found tapes ever since his youngest youth. What started in thrift stores in his hometown has developed into a fascination that borders at science. Gifted with a hypered sense of being able to read and see into the world that unspools before his very ears, he detects the signs of the past times. In the Ben Roberts Show he…

Anders Östberg – Clouds, Suns And Son Of God. Music from my collection

Anders Östberg has a vast collection of very rare and obscure records, many of them from the 1960s and 1970s. This is the fourth time he sends us an hour with music from his collection. This choice is all about obscure, homemade Jesus Music from the seventies. Says Anders “Even as an atheist, I must admit that the Devil does not always had the best music.” Playlist title – artist – album – (record label and #) – year of release – country: Intro – Whitewood – s/t – (Exotic…

Dinah Bird’s Locked Grooves Show by Adrian Shephard and Rinus van Alebeek

As a follow up to the hour dedicated to Dinah Bird’s A Box full of 78s, we played the B-Side of the record and used the locked grooves to create a new view on Dinah’s days and fictional past on Salt Spring Island. A locked groove is a locked groove on a record. The needle cannot escape from the one single rotation and moves around the center of the album until it has cut through it. Dinah put fragments of the recordings she used for Side A on it. We…

Adrian Shephard and Rinus Van Alebeek present Dinah Bird’s A Box of 78s

“A leather box that is over eighty years old and has lived in three different countries, and on two different continents. It contains over fifty 78 rpm recordings of classical music and opera hits of the day. The box and its contents were inherited by my grandmother who was born on the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, in 1910.” “She grew up on Salt Spring. She took the box with her when she left the island in 1925 and carried it to her various adult homes until her death in 2000….

Höllentag Spezial by Jeff Surak

Höllentag Spezial was made with one record player, one recorder and a lot of records. Jeff played locked grooves. If the needle is caught in a locked groove it plays only the piece of music or sound that can be captured in a full spin. The result is a series of repetitions, that can be experienced as mechanic or trance-inducing or simply musical. Especially for its repetitious form, the mechanical element prevails, and links the piece, thus, to the pre-war experiments when modern composers tried to reproduce the sounds of…

ANDERS ÖSTBERG – SANTA CLAUS HIDES IN THE PHONOGRAPH. MUSIC FROM MY COLLECTION.

A special Xmas program by Anders Östberg, something he just had to do being a citizin of a country that has reindeers and the north pole within its confines. Are we not too subversive and too damn cool to deal at all with the big yearly celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, saviour of some factions of mankind? Or is an hour of Christmas songs of all sorts and dimensions on our radio a statement that the meme Christmas is a roadsign that points in various directions, be they…

Anders Östberg – Children, elves and a tree person. Music from my collection.

Anders Östberg is from Sweden. He lives in a pretty small town a good car’s ride west of Stockholm. Wooden houses are painted in colors flaming red or nature green. And there’s houses that don’t add anything special to the village. Maybe there is nothing special at all about the small town he lives in. But ‘special’ is a prerogative held by those who are looking for something unique. We got that. I know Anders personally. I can say that he is gifted with a fine-tuned bullshit-detector. I also know…

Shephard & Van Alebeek – Coast to Coast Tour Dream Show

It’s our radio station and we can broadcast if we want to. And that is great. Before you take out your checkbook to donate us tons of money, have a listen first. It’s one of our dreams to take Radio On on the road, go to the land of dreams, visit big cities and small villages, and transmit. A Radio On Coast to Coast Tour. Just think of the world we could encounter. And finally unravel the biggest cliché and pick out the neatest, strangest and most normal stories. Meet…