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Junie Crawford – Transmission 6 (No Birds)

The 6th transmission by Junie Crawford is definitely the best of the first six shows that he produced for Radio On. Extremely convinced by the use of voice (a long monologue), his talent for storytelling, the simple use of electric guitar and drums, I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) decided to make a collection of his earlier shows and release it as a C60 on staaltape. In Junie’s words “I feel the same but different. Getting harder to put down, get back on paper.” “Materials: January into February, another semester, the look…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 5, Nancy

Another intimist portrait of life in the early stages of the 21st century somewhere in the northern parts of the Americas by our collaborator Junie Crawford. The episode links the oral tradition of the firm twentieth century with the emotional prospects to which the new century opens. Ideas are still amorphous and plans are in an intuitive phase. The future is as wide as the landscape, and meanwhile the guitar does its thinking.   In the words of Junie Crawford: “Nancy Sue Goldberg (neé Pair) was a nurse from Alabama….

Junie Crawford – Easy (fourth transmission)

The fourth transmission by Junie Crawford, our man in Montreal. Slowly his radio pieces evolve into fragments of a larger epic story. Those who want to hear, can sense the presence of a wide land with all its history and its future possibilities. A big city in the northern part of the Americas, and a Winter that’s closing in. Junie says: “it is a hard thing, a very hard thing: to be kind, to be easy, to love completely. materials :: iphone 5s, logic pro x, marantz pmd222, zoom h4n…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 3 ($ 1 Million)

The third show by our man in Montreal, Junie Crawford. Here’s an other attempt to break through the borders of music. After a fierce discussion with guitar and drums, Junie leaves the studio and enters the periphery of awareness. Did he enter the zone between life and death where all sounds lay down to die? In his own words Materials: marantz pmd222, logic pro x, a guitar i bought at 17, a radio i lost on the last tour, 2 years of Exhaustion, metro outremont at Nighttime, many nights into…

Junie Crawford – Garden 95 “Transmission 2”

This is the second installment by our new program maker Junie Crawford, currently based in Montreal. Transmission 2 is an attempt to break through the borders of song structures. It is a gentle and consistent composition, that integrates voices of radio and a fun report from a drive-in restaurant. At the same time intimate and extravagant, Junie’s series of Garden95 holds the promise to lead the listener into a hitherto unknown area, that some of us call The Future. Notes as communicated by Junie Crawford Materials: Zoom H4n, Marantz PMD222,…

Garden 95 by Junie Crawford

Out of the blue we got a request by someone in Montréal, Junie Crawford his name. He described his work as homemade tape field recordings cut into loops and played back through various means (Marantz PMD222, kids toys, broken tape recorders from the 60s, sometimes just tape heads partially submerged in alcohol, etc etc), combined with interviews and found sound, to create immersive sonic environments that address issues of capital, race, human geography, placelessness, and power. We went to listen some of his shows on a Montréal based radio, and…

Sounds for the post-peak Oil, #11 by Anne-F Jacques

This new episode of Sounds for the post-peak Oil by our Montréal based friend Anne-F Jacques is another work of Radio Art that balances on notions of mail art, domestic silence and fragments from an Audio Diary. The result is intimate as a morning smelling of coffee and the arrival of autumn and as intriguing as the first steps into a new town. You can become a part of Anne-F’s work of sounds by simply sending her Audio by snail mail. You might get a cassette in return, as Anne…

Anne F Jacques – Sounds for the Post Peak Oil, episode 10

Anne F. Jacques’ shows are all about care. You can deduct from the ‘playlist’ here below how every single sound gets its place in the wonderfull gallery she composes from it. There is more behind this. Anne has created one of the most exclusive and at the same time inclusive cassette labels I know of. Far away from the digital representation, the hip and the hype it exists only as that what it is: a tape with music on it, a wrap with stamped information and a few illustrations that…

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…