Friday, 31 October 2014

MuhMur Radio SoundArt Broadcast 30:10:2014.


Firstly my apologies in the "slackness" lately over this blog. I have been busy, I have been ill and I have been busy - it has been a hectic fortnight with little chance to listen to sounds other than preparing for the radio programmes and an upcoming live performance in Lille later this month. I am certain all will return to normal in December …
Needless to say, last nights radio programme paid homage to the late great John Peel as it is 10 years ago this week that he passed away. The show features four full Peel sessions as well as a couple of singles I first heard on his show. I have written before (o this blog) on how much an influence John was on shaping my ears and opinion about "music" back in the late 1980's and about the time I met the man at an SPK concert at the ICA thirty years ago … I stopped listening to John Peel in early 1983, he just wasn't playing what i wanted to listen to - my ears had been shaped and varnished by 1983.
I hope you enjoy the broadcast:http://www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/muhmur-radio-broadcast-301014/
(Please copy & paste).

Playlist:
01: Andrea Borghi : "Omaggio A Yves Klein #2" (SQRT) 2014
02: This Heat : "Horizontal Hold" (This Is) 2008)
03: This Heat :  "Not Waving" (This Is) 2008.
04: This Heat : "The Fall Of saigon" (This Is) 2008.
      (All This Heat tracks from the April 1977 John Peel Session).
05: Sudden Infant : "Girl" (Voodoo Rhythm Records) 2014.
06: Sudden Infant : "Human Fly" (Voodoo Rhythm Records) 2014.
07: Swell Maps : "Vertical Slum" (Rough Trade/Rather Records) 1981.
08: Swell Maps : "Forest Fire" (Rough Trade/Rather Records) 1981.
09: Swell Maps : "Midget Submarines II" (Rough Trade/Rather Records) 1981.
10: Swell Maps: "Armadillo II" (Rough Trade/Rather Records) 1981.
11: Swell Maps : "Bandits One-Five" (Rough Trade/Rather Records) 1981.
     (All Swell Maps tracks from the May 1979 John Peel Session).
12: Psychedelic Furs : "Soap Commercial" (Not On Label) 1980.
13: Psychedelic Furs : "Susan's Strange" (Not On Label) 1980.
14: Psychedelic Furs : "Mac The Knife" (Not On Label) 1980.
     (All Psychedelic Furs tracks from the February 1980 John Peel Session).
15: Nolls : "Losing Game" (Lucked Out Tapes) 2014.
16: The Monochrome Set : "Goodbye Joe/Strange Boutique" (BBC Worldwide Ltd) 2011.
17: The Lines : "Transit (Part Two)" (Red Records) 1981.
18: New Age Steppers : "Fade Away" (On-U Sound) 1981.
19: 23 Skidoo : "Macaw Gunger" (LTM) 2012
20: 23 Skidoo : "View From Here" (LTM) 2012.
21: 23 Skidoo : "Four Note Bass" (LTM) 2012.
22: 23 Skidoo : "Retain Control" (LTM) 2012.
     (All 23 Skidoo tracks from the September 1981 John Peel Session).
23: The Wake : "Uniform" (LTM) 2001.
24: 400 Blows : "Kids" (Concrete Production) 1989.
25: 400 Blows : "For Jackie M" (Concrete Productions) 1989.
26: Appliance : "Personnel Stereo" (RROOPP) 2010.

The next programme is on November 13th…hope to see you there …

Friday, 17 October 2014

MuhMur SoundArt Radio Broadcast : 16/10/2014.


There was a huge electrical storm over Totnes / Dartington whether that had anything to do with the live Internet streaming being "down" I have no idea, but my apologies to those who tuned into listen via the Internet and got nowhere fast. Needless to say, friends who were listening on FM thought it a great show. (Thanks to the Buckfastleigh massive).
The first 75 or so minutes are dedicated to The Epicurean label, the new label operated by Stefan Hanser of Anemone Tube in Berlin. His work and his Epicurean Escapism Events have been documented in this blog before.
Please go to : http://www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/the-epicurean-and-beyond/ and let me know your thoughts … or visit Stefan at www.transformed.de
Thanks again to Dave Mutch for engineering duties …

Playlist:
01: Jarl : "A Case Of Inbreeding:A Homage To My Doppelgänger" (The Epicurean) 2014.
02: Krank : "NAOS Number One" (The Epicurean) 2014.
03: Human Larvae & Anemone Tube : "Shining With Insignificance/Reviving In Obscurity"
                  (The Epicurean) 2014.
04: Trepaneringsritualen : "End Of Flesh" (The Epicurean) 2013.
05: The Grimsel Path : "Scorched Earth" (The Epicurean) 2014.
06: Last Dominion Lost : "Sektor F" (The Epicurean) 2014.
07: Last Dominion Lost : "S.E.A.T.O." (The Epicurean) 2014.
08: Lustmord : "Dreams Of Dead Names" (Side Effects) 1986.
09: Oublier Et Mourir : "A New Thought Is Born,Another Will Arise" (Silken Tofu) 2012.
10: People-Eaters : "Ankoku-Butoh" (Aetheric Records) 2013.
11: Tactile Vs. Zoviet*France : "Intervention #3" (Rawkus Records) 1996.
12; The Psychedelic Furs : "We Love You" (CBS Records) 1979.
13: Bauhaus : "Kick In The Eye" (Beggars Banquet) 1981.
14: Blancmange : "Living On The Ceiling" (London Records) 1982.
15: Crass : "How Does It Feel?" (Crass Records) 1982.
16: Cupol : "Like This For Ages" (4AD Records) 1980.

The next programme is on Thursday 30 October at 9pm and will be a "John Peel" special.

Friday, 3 October 2014

MuhMur SoundArt Broadcast : 02/10/2014.


I have just archived last nights broadcast up on to MixCloud (Cut & Paste)  : http://www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/muhmur-soundart-radio-broadcast-02102014/
The programme features a sneak preview of the forthcoming album from Am Not as well as some choice tracks from their debut cassette "First Morbid Vibrations". Included in the playlist is an unreleased track from the Dieter Müh archives, a collaboration with Finnish electronic masters STROM e.c. The track was to be released as a remix 12"EP back in 2001 but the project never saw the light of day. Thanks for listening and please leave comments…
The next programme is on October 16.

Playlist:
01: Tactile : "Envoi" (Sentrax Corporation) 1996.
02: Nocturnal Emissions : "Metal Frames" (Vinyl On Demand) 2008.
03: People-Eaters : "Streams Of Silver Ash" (Aetheric Records) 2014.
04: Am Not : "Of The Liberties Of England And Of The Liberties Of The Forest"
                      (Unrest Productions) 2012.
05: Michael Nine : "Treatment" (Neural Operations) 2012.
06: Am Not : "Crumbling Horizon (Grotesk)" (Unrest Productions) 2012.
07: Clew Of Theseus : "They Disbelieved In Pestilences III (Believe Mix)"                                            
                      (Impulsy Stetoskopu) 2010.
08: Anenzephalia : "Induratio Penis Plastica" (Tesco Organisation) 1991.
09: Söldnergeist : "Bastards From Hell" (Art Konkret/Pure) 2001.
10: Am Not : "The Black Peril" (Unrest Productions) 2014.
11: Am Not : " Dark Heart Katanga" (Unrest Productions) 2014.
12: Am Not : "The Unpunished" (Unrest Productions) 2014.
13: Anemone Tube/Shift : "Dark Waters 1" (Unrest Productions) 2011.
14: Genocide Organ : "Death To China 1" (Tesco Organisation) 2003.
15: FFH : "Scourge Of The Nation" (Gods Of Tundra) 2007.
16: Am Not : "Duress" (Unrest Productions) 2012.
17: S.P.K. : "Slogun" (Industrial Records) 1980.
18: Eyes Boy Station : "Fragrant Hills Park" (Not On Label) 2013.
19: Trepaneringsritualen : "Papist Pretender" (La Esencia) 2014.
20: Dieter Müh & STROM e.c. : "Hermoston Arkkitehti" (Not On Label) 2001.
22: Death In June : "Black Radio" (Leprosy Discs) 2006.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

MuhMur SoundArt Radio Broadcast 18:09:2014.




The dark nights are coming closer, the last time I walked to the SoundArt radio station it was blazing sunshine and T-Shirt weather, last night it was misty dusk and long trousers! Still beautiful though. This programme features an exclusive piece by Mutant Beatniks, the solo project of Shaun Robert formerly known as factor X.

Playlist:
01: Amph : "Framtid" (Komplott) 2014.
02: factor X : "Radio DaDa #8" (Not On Label) 1992.
03: Mutant Beatniks : "Phase Punk Interlude Into Repose" (Not On Label) 2014.
04: Le Syndicat : "Legal Slavery" (Licht Und Stahl) 2010.
05: Jouissance : "We Ask You To Join Us" (Minus Habens) 1991.
06: Mutant Beatniks : "Glitch" (Institute For Alien Research) 2008.
07: Aaron Dilloway & Jason Crumer : "Dedicated To the "Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant"
      (A Dear Girl Called Wendy) 2014.
08: Whitehouse : "Foreplay" (Susan Lawly) 1994.
09: XX Committee : "National Re-Doubt" (Harbinger Sound) 2014.
10: Mutant Beatniks : "Untitled" (Not On Label) 2014.
      (Exclusive piece for MuhMur Radio).
11: W>A>S>P>S : "OBST #1" (Blood Mountain Music) 2014.
12: Kave : "Hidden Fields I" (Scrape Tapes) 2008.
13: The Truth Club : "Sleight" (Le Rey Records) 1980.
14: Robert Haigh : "Piano With Generative Tones" (Siren Records) 2011.
15: Sema : "Song Of Solomon" (Vinyl On Demand) 2012.
16: People-Eaters : "Haunted Mirror" (Aetheric Records) 2014.

Copy & Paste : http://www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/muhmur-soundart-radio-broadcast-18092014/

Thanks for listening. The next broadcast will be on October 2 and feature a sneak preview of the upcoming album by Am Not.

Pictures:
01: I am a DJ!
02: Mutant Beatniks CDR.
03: Engineer & Studio Producer Dave.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Andrea Borghi


A couple of years ago I managed to get hold of a copy of the split release cassette by VipCranco & Andrea Borghi on Cipher Productions and thus my love affair with all things VipCranco and Lisca Records began.
Andrea Borghi is a member of VipCranco and founder of Lisca Records. He is a sound artist from Marina Di Pietrasanta in Italy.
SQRT are a new label to me. A Polish label who seem to be (Discogs Research used here … a little bit like quoting Wikipedia, but never mind) releasing a series of 3" CD's of mainly electro-acoustic / field recordings and live improvisational work.
Andrea Borghi brings us "Glyphe". Sleeve notes tell us that all tracks were generated in real time using personal Entropic Max patch, effects, microphones and analog audio frequency. The piece "Omaggio A Yves Klein" was composed using treated glass on a modified turntable.
Twenty minutes of high end electro-acoustic compositions throwing some beautiful textures and capturing a noise that is never too abstract. A sound is found / created and developed (albeit in a short space of time), minutae tweaks, stretching, crashing, tumbling and crumbling. Non of the sounds are too abrasive either. Tempered and controlled.
File alongside Phil Julian & Mark Durgan.
An excellent release. SQRT is a label that now needs to be discovered.

http://www.sqrt-label.org/eng/glyphe/index.html









Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Æther




Æther have released one of the finest cassette albums of 2014. "Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring" is two one hour drone pieces on one C120. Simple looped electronic patterns slowly shifting and oscillating through the atmosphere spreading contemplative calm. Almost as if the cassette cover should contain a sticker stating; This cassette can open portals to a new dimension. It has the sound of a buddha box playing in the corner of the room. Concentrate on the sounds and slowly drift away. Side A and "Straddling two Kingdoms" is ideal music for dream-machines. I used to use Nurse With Wounds "Soliloquy For Lilith", but whole heartedly recommend Æther.
I know little (infact nothing) of this project. There was a split cassette on Belaten with Trepaneringsritualen a couple of years ago so I am guessing that t(he)y are Scandanavian. This cassette is on the Mandragorae label and limited to 50. No contact details are given - which is a shame as I would love them to do a session for "MuhMur Radio".
Ah well.

Pictures.
1: Cassette "jacket".
2. Cassette Sleeve.
3: Me in a dream-machine state of mind (1989).