You can probably tell from my review (posted below) that I’m very impressed with Nudge’s latest record on Kranky, As Good As Gone. It’s still running through my CD player and MP3 player and, all in all, I can now say that it is an easy contender for album of the year (Kranky has two albums on that list so far; the other is Tim Hecker’s album). An interview with Brian Foote (who you can see to the left, photographed by Greg Cristman) has popped up over at Textura. It discusses some of Nudge’s history and the imagery that has popped up on the last two albums, among other things. I’m hoping to get an interview with Mr. Foote myself, but that won’t be happening until the To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie interview is finished and published over at Brainwashed. After many months and some delays caused by my laziness, that’ll finally be hitting the web in the next week or so.
Interviews with Jon Whitney of Killer Pimp, Brainwashed, and Blood Money, Keith Fullerton Whitman of Hrvatski and Mimaroglu Music Sales, and Howard Stelzer from Intransitive Records and numerous noise collaborations are also a possibility, though I can’t promise anything yet. I hope to conduct those as part of a Boston-related interview series for Onafriday.com; I’ll post more about that here as soon as I can.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed the show this week. Included this week is new music from Om, Cluster, and A Place To Bury Strangers. Their new album, Exploding Head, is an excellent and aggressive rock record and sounded pretty great on air, but it sounds even better coming from the CD. The difference between the original copy and MP3 copies is astounding; make sure to grab a physical release of it if when it hits the shelves. This is the rare record where the proper medium is a total difference maker.
Monday’s show is posted below for your listening enjoyment. It’ll be available for two weeks and then, like most of the other shows, disappear forever. Sorry, but there’s no good reason to upload it permanently unless people particularly like one show or another and want it uploaded again. Requests are always welcome, but so far I’ve only agreed to upload one show. And there have been numerous requests.
I will be on the air at WZBC every Monday from 10AM until noon until at least the end of this semester. Hope you tune in next week.
01. Nina Simone “Be My Husband” from Pastel Blues (2006) on Verve Records — originally released in 1965 on Philips Records
02. Nudge “Two Hands” from As Good As Gone (2009) on Kranky
03. Spacemen 3 “I Love You” from Recurring (1990) on Fire Records
04. The Evpatoria Report “Dar Now” from Maar (2008) on Get A Life Records
05. Dirty Three “Great Waves” from Cinder (2005) on Touch and Go
06. Brian Eno “In Dark Trees” from Another Green World (2004) on Virgin — originally released in 1975
07. Venetian Snares “Miss Balaton” from Detrimentalist (2008) on Planet Mu
08. Cluster “Isodea” from Grosses Wasser (2009) on Bureau B — originally released in 1979 on Sky Records
09. Morton Feldman “Rothko Chapel 3” from Rothko Chapel/Why Patterns? (1991) on New Albion — Rothko Chapel composed in 1971
10. Out Hud “One Life To Leave” from Let Us Never Speak of It Again (2005) on Kranky
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11. Om “Thebes” from God is Good (2009) on Drag City
12. Oneida “Tennessee” from Steel Rod (2000) on Jagjaguwar
13. Olivia Tremor Control “Suite One: Memories of Jacqueline 1906, The Giant Day, Outer Themes, Green Typewriters” from John Peel Session (2000) on Self Released
14. Melvins “Bar-X-The Rocking M” from Stag (1996) on Atlantic
15. Loop “Straight To Your Heart” from Heaven’s End (1991) on Reaktor — originally released in 1987 on Head Records
16. A Place to Bury Strangers “Keep Slipping Away” from Exploding Head (2009) on Mute
17. Nudge “Burns Blue” from As Good As Gone (2009) on Kranky