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June Crawford – Garden.95 (January 2019)

A new sound report from Montrèal and beyond, in which the vocoder becomes the poet’s best friend. American folk music has reached its point of no return. The 22th century awaits somewhere at the horizon. New friends get introduced. Borders disappear. June says Tooth got took out; Can’t feel my face. Drove 16 hours in a day. Called for the daily prayer at that payphone off 87, but the lady vanished – now it’s just an automated voicemachine. Does God hear pre-recorded prayers? Does God use the internet? Anyway —…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (A Little Light Goes On)

June Crawford says: Aluminum / Alabaster; Staircase made of plywood, thought I saw you on the street. I had a copy of Corinthians in the car with me. I called out across the lake but it didn’t make it, hit the end and came back to me alone. You looked like you were laughing. The civic rattled on the highway all the way home, wasn’t made for this winter and it’s showing. Crack in the windshield’s growing all the time. Emptied the bank for rent today, I don’t know how…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (Dust 030)

After a break June Crawford is back with a new episode of Garden. June has been to Berlin in the meantime, appeared as a guest on a Radio On show, and used some of these experiences for his new composition. A guitar, voices, slowly evolving narratives, is this an example of the next big step in American folk music? June’s words: clearly the dust / in the clearing, a vision / slowly fading out / to fall on slough / it keep it close to my chest / i changed…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (Teenager 2014)

June Crawford picks up his guitar, a book, and as time disappears, a melancholy mood sneaks in. Something is happening on the front porch…what is it? In his own words “the spirit; new apartment; none pride; a guiding light; spat ‘bacca; all cash; bad fantasy; ugly double; pleased to be; no i; ruth; nancy; katie; kept the kid; boy as the knife; you on fire; killing the light; just cash; nothing lasts. Features a portion of “A Cheater’s Guide to Love” by Junot Diaz.” You want to submit your works…

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,…