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No Pigeonholes by Don Campau – Focus on Outsiders, part 2

Little by little the no Pigeonholes shows by Don Campau give the listener an insight into one of the most massive movements that ever existed in the margins of independently produced musics. Don was there when it started in the mid seventies, and is still here to introduce, play and tell the little stories that come with each song. True that the first peak of the home-produced musics was reached in the 80s. And for every show Don grabs at least one tape from that period from the shelves, a…

Antonio Mainenti – Sughereta Back Home! – a radiophonic report

Antonio Mainenti brings us a new program. SUGHERETA BACK HOME! is a radiophonic report of a manifestation, a demonstration in Sicily. It brings recordings from the heath of the moment, the growing tension, the clash with the police. At the same time Antonio uses protest songs and his artistic skill to turn the report into a personal experience, which gives the listener all the space and background noises to dream away and think about a side of the beautiful island of Sicily that goes unobserved. In his own words: “First…

Interview – Jason Honea talks with Jared Hasselhoff and Curtis

On his live show, Brave Ear Radio, Jason Honea talked with Jared Hasselhoff and Curtis. The latter a Berlin kid trying to avoid talking about hip-hop while giving insight in the street credibility of German and Berlin rap. He also gives insight in his musical formation during his earliest youth when his father took an AC/DC album out of an Elvis sleeve and introduced him to The King, an experience that was crucial for his musical career. Jared Hassellhoff opens the show with an avalanche of stories, joyously told, contageously…

The Wirebender Presents On the Mix

The new program by The Wirebender offers a live section and a couple of songs from a found tape. Apparently found tapes are the best way to the secrets and treasures of the history of the last fourty years of off- shore musics and sounds. In The Wirebender’s own words: Ground live at Club Integral Charles Bullen’s new project; Charles formed the duo Dolphin Logic with Charles Hayward, who later became the hugely-influential art-punk band This Heat. After the band split in 1982 Bullen made an album under the name…

Alan Dunn – Before the sounds of ideas forming – volume 2

‘Before The sounds of ideas forming’ are sound sketches inspired by Guided by Voices, Jon Oswald’s Plunderphonics and ‘Revolution 9.’ More details can be found here. In Volume 2, we hear emptiness, repetition and revolution, slowed down versions of slowed down cover versions, Jimmy Witherspoon as Nick Cave as Tom Jones as Elvis Presley, ‘Green eyes’, ‘Going underground’, ‘Nervous Breakdown’, Septic Death, I hate you, Pere Ubu meets Zak, Billy Connolly, Marie Laforet, the only recording of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ performed by Siouxsie Sioux, Marco Pirroni and Sid Vicious, Johnny…

Alan Dunn – Before the Sounds of Ideas Forming

One sunny day we got contacted by Alan Dunn. Who was he? We didn’t care too much about biography, because our first interest was in the program he proposed. We said yes, because there is no reason what so ever to say no. We are pretty hard to find, and even harder to define. The selection procedure is already done in simply contacting us. Here’s Alan’s words: ‘Before The sounds of ideas forming’ are sound sketches inspired by Guided by Voices, Jon Oswald’s Plunderphonics and ‘Revolution 9’. More details can…

Adrian Shephard and Rinus van Alebeek talk with Shelley Hirsch

Shelley Hirsch came to the Oranien Studio to talk with Shephard and Van Alebeek. Songs of her beautiful album Where were you then are played; Shelley talks about some of the songs, which brings her to her eye-witnessing the 9/11 attack just a few blocks from where she lived, but takes the listener also to California in the early 70s, Amsterdam when flower power was written on every T-shirt, to Brooklyn, her father playing songs on an old gramophone. Shelley Hirsch’s storytelling is totally captivating and brings hilarious moments. Also…

Interview – Shephard/Van Alebeek talk with Barbara Lazara and Gaia

Shephard and Van Alebeek’s special way to put their guests at ease here demonstrated in an interview/talk with Barbara Lazara and Gaia. Barbara from the hot bloodrush capital of Mexico, on a temporary leave in Berlin; Gaia from somewhere in Italy on a permanent stay in Berlin. One of them works with voice, the other with art spaces. Information dull enough to scare any committed listener. But just have a look at them. You think we shared one dull moment? You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by…

Anne F Jacques – Sounds for Post Peak Oil, episode 8

The new episode of Anne F Jacques ongoing post peak oil series brings us all the surprises and fascinations of tapes with unknown content, the excitement of finding and/or receiving sounds, and, in fact, a glimpse into the everyday life of a young woman living in Montréal at the beginning of the 21st century. I can’t wait to listen to it. In her own words: “A microcassette bootleg of a small range radio transmission by Emilie Mouchous around the Jeanne d’Arc electrical transformation plant in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal; received by the…