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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…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show #33 – Attack of the Moths

Let’s have a little celebration. LL is with us for almost three years. He has been around a little bit longer: 250+ Lord Litter Radioshows most delightful selections of no rules eclecticism on the radio today Lord Litter – No Harm Done – 2011 a sort of Ray Davies way as well as a sort of John Cale way Lord Litter – still dancin – CD 2014 experimental psych-folk may remind one of The Incredible String Band Lord Litter – Lights Out 2016 -the cassette that never was, a journey into the bizarre….

The Wirebender presents: Interview with Alec Empire

What better way to celebrate the Wirebender’s third birthday with Radio On than an evening out with Ranjan Kumar and Atari Teenage riot? Radio On’ s man in the UK caught up with Alec Empire prior to the ATR gig at Under the  Bridge in London. Alec took time out to talk  to Ranjan about his career, ATR and his late night reading materials.  Alec Empire has completed a soundtrack for the German sci-fi thriller Volt.  Volt is written and directed by Tarek Ehlail and stars Benno Fürmann, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Ayo Ogunmakin,…

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…

Savoldi/Cavallaro – Distorted Icons #2, Music Machines

Franci and Marghe read soviet magazines and start dreaming. In an old issue of Sputnik they find information about soviet music machines. In this episode of Distorted Icons they document the history of music in the Soviet Union. The show starts in the early years of the twentieth century and enters a strange universe of sounds, in which musicians become spies, and inventors built machines that bring all thoughts in one system… Take notes. And while you think of all you have heard, a mix of happy musics rounds of…

David Gordon – The Bookshop

Radio On covers the monthly poetry evenings from Curious Fox bookstore in Berlin. Listeners can witness a hearty audience, that greets every poet with loud bangs and cheers. The evenings are always packed. There must be something about that bookstore that made it become a haven to Berlin’s expats. In the documentary you hear voices. Normally it comes with images. The real image can only be seen and felt in the bookshop itself. As an alternative you might take a book, open it, listen and start dreaming.   The blurb…

Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Special on John Sosnowski, aka Broca’s Area.

Don Campau opens a window to the 1990’s. You will feel a warm feelgood air entering your apartment. Enjoy your memories, or your ‘Sehnsucht.” word to John Sosnowski: “well, my first tape trading experience was in the late 80’s back when Jim Santo still did the Demo Universe column in Alternative Press magazine. I sent in a tape and Mr. Santo actually reviewed it, which made me feel pretty damn cool, even though I’m far from it, lol.” “My first actual tape trading was with the indelible Mr. Kenyata Sullivan…

Agnès Pe – Mitt Paté, Life Forms

I tried to listen to this edition of Mitt Paté while I was doing some work. In fact, I tried twice. It was impossible. This made me think. To understand what I thought, you need to know that one of my fascinations is the process, how from dead material, life forms came into existence, indeed, the origins of life. Molecules splashing around in primordial soup, not bothering about being alife or not, suddenly got together, some elements got a different meaning, and see: within the structures, all was different. And…

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…