Category Archives: Adrian Shephard

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tapes from Istanbul – Adrian Shephard (August 2015)

When I listened to Tapes from Istanbul, through my headphones, I was thrilled from the very first steps that Adrian described. I had to think about this, because my excitement went beyond those feelings, which normally make my senses wobble when listening to anything audio. It was very clear, that something else was going on. The Istanbul Tapes tell a story, that we thought to have lost, somewhere around the time when television became a medium for the masses. Before that time, places were still exotic. And the main reason…

Radio On Faust, concert + visit to our studio

On 24.February 2017 Faust + Zsolt SÅ‘rés played at Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin. The venue was packed up to the last seat. Radio On was there to broadcast it live. In this show you will hear the recording. The day after Faust, Zsolt, Endre Vazul and a delegation of Hungarian students came to visit the Radio On studio. We had a talk about concrete mixers, schiphorst festival, police tactics, colors, things that no-one will be interested in and some words about the collegium. The short talks were interrupted by short…

Sister Chain and Brother John, live at the Roter Salon, Berlin

Adrian visited a red saloon, and this is what happened: “It’s a Monday evening in Berlin and post-Victorian duo Sister Chain and Brother John launch their new vinyl single ‘Staying in Soho’ (yes a 7 inch single!) at the Roter Salon, a subsection of the legendary Volksbühne. The place is adorned in sumptuous red and Brother John looks resplendent in a red smoking jacket, while Sister Chain hails straight from Spring heeled Jacks’ London smog. Together they are a time travelling classic and unforgettable duo. The evening is supported by a documentary…