The Wirebender presents Bowie Electronica / Capsule and Spacehead

The Wirebender presents The Wirebender, a selection of rare and remarkable recordings from his vast archive. This episode David Bowie’s electronic -Berlin- period takes up a great part. In The Wirebender own words:

“Rex Offender’s mix of early Bowie Electronica caught the attention of Carlos Alomar


who was very enthusiastic about it and contacted me, congratulating me by email. Less enthusiastic were the legal team at Soundcloud who took it down shortly afterwards!

Undeterred I re-present a mix of David Bowie’s electronic  instrumentals. Having listened back over the proceeding year I’m caught by its simplicity and the amazing combination of guitar and synthesiser.

I envy Fabba -J for having seen Bowie play keyboards in 1977 for Iggy Pop at the Rainbow Theater in London.


What a show that must have been?

During this time period I hooked up with Johnny Rocca


who agreed to collaborate via “TV painting” for the mix. Johnny has agreed to share the visuals with Radio On via You -tube clips.
It was my first on line collaboration via the internet and was inspired by the Michael Clarke Company

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“Come Been Gone at the Barbican”
Also included in the show are recordings From Ian Fears  “Spacehead ” and a rare recording of Capsule module 111 module iv and v.

The Wirebender

The Wirebender presents Bowie Electronic is scheduled first Sunday 29. June, Tuesday 1. July at 22:00-23:30 and Thursday 3. Friday 4. July at 06:00-07:30 Berlin time (-5 to -9 for the Americas) (+7 for Japan)