Friday, 30 June 2017


Annie Lennox 'scouted' by US radio

America...this is fucking beserk

Cardinal Hell

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Automat - OST

Starts tonight: FUCK IT! we're having a group show (Collingwood Melbourne)

Hosted by Be Free
This exhibition is about good people, creative works and a great bar!
29 June - 12 July
29 June at 18:00 to 12 July at 16:00
Kent Street
201 Smith Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3065
Abyss 607
Amy Jean
Be Free
Drew Funk (Syd)
Erin Greer
Hollie M Kelley
Jimmy Lee
Nev Sety (Syd)
Lu Quade (Newcastle)
Minou (Bris)
Mouf (Bris)
Nicholas Millen
Ryan McGennisken
Shane McRobb
The Dunken Yobbo

Guest DJ - meander

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The long road to justice: Hillsborough disaster timeline

Voice Mix

1 Louis Kappa by Voice
2 Gaprindi Shavo Mertskhalo by Hamlet Gonashvili
3 Improvisation by Maggie Nicols/Phil Minton
4 Sabodisho by The Rustavi Choir
5 Mayruli by The Tsinandali Choir
6 Alfred Scnittke's Concerto For Choir (1) by Swedish Radio Choir
7 Une Coup de Des by The Hilliard Ensemble/Barry Guy
8 The Men of Barra Know How To Drink But The Women Know How To Sing by Talisker/Voice


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017

Ad Break (KFC Ghana)

Eid Mubarak

Theresa May & The Holy Grail

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Ad Break

Friday, 23 June 2017

'Terrorist Synthesiser'



Thursday, 22 June 2017

Kasper Opstrup: Invisible Insurrections and Radical Imaginaries in the UK Underground 1961-91 (2017)

Here we encounter a series of figures – including Alexander Trocchi, R. D. Laing, Joseph Berke, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs and Genesis P-Orridge – that blurred the lines between inner and outer, the invisible and the material. Four singular forms of speculative techniques for igniting an invisible insurrection with cultural means make up the central case studies: the sigma project, London Anti-University, Academy 23 and thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Melbourne today feels like...


Alec Empire Lecture (Berlin 2017)


J.M. Berger

The Turner Legacy: The Storied Origins and Enduring Impact of White Nationalism’s Deadly Bible

London and the Clash of the Extremists


Permanent Sunshine

Writer: A.L. Kennedy
Performer: Scott Reid

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Putting the 'i' in austerity

Kraftwerk's Transport Rider

Black Cab - Empire States

Pre-post-Empire USA

Ian Curtis at work office party circa 1977


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Beauty In The Eye of The Red Dragonfly Mix

For Paul in Japan with love X
1 A Gentle Hand To Hold by Brock Van Wey
2 New Horizons by Netherworld
3 Sonorous [Variant Reduction] by Echospace
4 Drones & Viola (Part IV: Material In A Long Cadence) by Nico Muhly
5 Defined Horizons by Ian Hawgood & Wil Bolton
6 Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 3 [Album Version] by Murcof X Vanessa Wagner
7 Waste Land 1 by Shinichi Atobe
8 A Piece of Forgotten Song Drifting Across the Water [Haad Rin Sunrise Mix] by Makyo
9 Chrystalline by Zonal
10 Beauty In The Breakage by Ian Hawgood

Georgina Brett - Grenfell Requiem

A piece originally written for a friend who's son was dying of cancer. Never published before, written in 2009. It's an appropriate piece to raise funds for the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Please set your own price. All proceeds go to my neighbours and/or to work on campaigns and legal representation to instigate change in building regulations. This is the most appalling tragedy that was totally avoidable, a vanity project in order to make the Grenfell Tower more in keeping with the brand new Academy built around its' foot. The school should never have been there anyway. There was a much larger site in Kensal, where the Eurostar was housed before it terminated at Kings Cross, but the Council chose to squeeze it into what were football pitches and a car park in order for the school to be in the right area. How can you spend £10M on upgrading a 27 story tower bock and not add sprinklers? Massive disregard for safety as you probably know...I live on the estate in one of the 'finger blocks', the chickens foot as i liked to call it. now we have lost our will never be the same in this pocket of North Kensington. Please support me in supporting the victims and/or helping support the Lancaster West Residents Association. Any amount will be most welcome. Thank you. Love G

Nawa X Supersonic 2017

Four tracks from the artists appearing at Supersonic 2017 as part of the Nawa Recordings showcase, plus a few tracks from previous Nawa Recordings releases

Friday, 16 June 2017

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Still Floating In Space

How ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’ silenced the inane cocaine jabber of Britpop


Dawn Chorus Birdsong Mixtape (Joe Acheson)


Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Anglo-American democracy problem

Henry & Friends Mix

1 Judy Get Down by A More
2 Nirvana For Mice by Henry Cow
3 Would You Prefer Us To Lie? [unreleased] by The Orkestra (Henry Cow & Mike Westbrook Brass Band)
4 The Glove / Rapt In A Blanket [peel session] / Beautiful as The Moon Terrible As An Army With Banners / Europa / Morning Star by Henry Cow
5 The Charter by Lindsay Cooper & Phil Minton
6 Nine Funerals of The Citizen King by Henry Cow
7 Chicken by Peter Blegvad
8 Half The Sky by Henry Cow
9 Nirvana Again by Fred Frith
A brief look at Henry Cow and some of those who sailed in her...If anyone has copies of the Orckestra live boots from Paris/London and Milan, could you get in touch. 
Thank you

After The Deluge: Henry Cow's Unrest Revisited

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lee "Scratch" Perry imparts his wisdom on House Of Strombo

Algiers - Cleveland

R.I.P. Anita

Rising Eastern Legions Mix

Bahrainian ambient black metal mix featuring tracks from Omar 'Learza' A's Dhul-Qarnayn & Qafas projects. All instruments, vocals & programming by Learza

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Christian Documentary Expose on Psychic TV / Current 93 / Coil -

Some excerpts from 'Hell's Bells - The Dangers Of Rock & Roll', the classic (& unintentionally hilarious) fundamentalist christian 'expose' of rock music as being an instrument of Satan (it's central thesis being that Aleister Crowley is behind it all). It was originally released in 1989

Monday, 12 June 2017

Healing For The Strong (Totally Devoted to Herceptin) Mixes

Mix #1

1 Do Nothing Until (A Quiet Sense of Truth Is Established) by AGF
2 A Moment's Peace by bvdub
3 Walkabout by Chris Carter
4 Microon 1 by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
5 Approaching Silence by David Sylvian
6 Microon 2 by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
7 Distant Village by Michael Brook
8 Lime Leaves by David Toop
9 Medicine [excerpt] by Throbbing Gristle
10 Such Is Life by Cosey Fanni Tutti
11 Alice by SunnO)))
12 Variations for the Healing of Arinushka (Arvo Pärt) by Murcof X Vanessa Wagner
13 Microon 3 by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
14 Ur Tchun Tan Tse Qi by Matmos
15 Welcome To The Machine [Remix] by Machine Eat Man

Mix #2

1 Respirator by Scuba
2 Magnetic City by Kode9
3 Process (Intro) by Silent Servant
4 Qawwali by Pinch
5 In The Void by Shackleton
6 Double Edge Dub by Springheel Jack
7 Spaß Rewind by Pole
8 Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix) by The Sabres of Paradise
9 Piece For An Ideal by The Durutti Column
10 Marquee Moon by Kronos Quartet
11 Boat Woman Song [Edit] by Holger Czuckay
12 Animal Waves by Can
13 Goriri by Tortoise
14 Concrete Desert by The Bug VS Earth
15 Fuck The Napkin by Magnetik North
16 Grand Hotel Tiblisi by Blixa Bargeld
17 Ascending by Taipan Tiger Girls

For my beautiful friend Bella XXX

Download both mixes
(Available until 19 June, 2017)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Adam West's phone book listings in Ketchum ID


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Electric Sufi Mix

1 Fatha by Aissaoua Sufi Ceremony Marrakesh
2 Man of Wool by Dhafer Yousef
3 Falek by Sussan Deyhim
4 Electric Mawwal 1 by Rizan Said
5 Tir El 7ourna by A5tuna
6 Madad by Hanaa Ouassim (ft Turzi, Judah Warsky & DJ Gilb'R)
7 Douga Douga by El Mahdy Jr
8 Koullech by El 3ou
9 Nady El Cenima by Telepoetic
10 Red by Al Nather
11 You Have Killed Today's Man by Malafat
12 Repeat to Fade by Maurice Louca
13 Tayeh by Aqsa Alwasat
14 Ill Paz (Al Nathar Remix) by Malakom
15 Najwa by Malayeen
16 Prayer For Passive Resistance by El Iqaa
17 Road to Essaouira by Fawda Trio

Oneohtrix Point Never (ft. Iggy Pop) - The Pure and the Damned

India's Reggae Resistance: Defending Dissent Under Modi

Patterson Hood & Talib Kweli Discussing Music and Activism

Rhythms Of The World: Bombay And All That Jazz (BBC Arena 1992)

Renowned double violinist L.Shankar invites other jazz fusion greats including Don Cherry, Trilok Gurtu and Vikku Vinayakaram to perform at the Lakshminarayana World Music Festival in Bombay on New Years Day 1992. Also, featured in the films is Alice Coltrane, wife of John Coltrane

Friday, 9 June 2017

Sonic Traces: From the Arab World (Radio Edit)

Collected and mixed by the Norient collective – Thomas Burkhalter, Simon Grab and Michael Spahr.
Speakers: Joumana Seikaly, Hisham Awad, Rayya Badran
Voices recorded by Ziad Nawfal in the studios in Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, Beirut, Lebanon on February 25, 2013
With sounds, music and quotes from:
Ahmed Basiony (R.I.P.), Asmahan, Bao, Charbel Haber, Cheik Imam, El General, Electro-Jurjina, Filastine, Hassan Khan, Hassan Taha, Ibrahim Qashoush, John Kamel Farah, Kamiliya Jubran +Werner Hasler, Kareem Lofty, Koji, Les Djinns, Leyla Murad, Luigi Russolo, Machine eat man (Mohamed Ragab), Mahmoud Refat, Mahmoud Turkmani, Mazen Kerbaj, Morocco, Mustafa Ismaiel, Praed, Raed Yassin, Ramsi Lehner, Rana Eid, Sharif Sehnaoui, Simon Grab, Skander Guetaria + Khaled Waghleni, Tahal Fasny, Tarek Atoui, The Devil's Anvil, Thomas Burkhalter, Ulcerium feat. Cheb Lahbitry, Walid Gholmieh, Waslah in Dugah, Weeping Willow, Xardas, and others.
Tracklist, Liner Notes and more background information:

David Gilmour: Wider Horizons (BBC 2015)

Tripping: Ken Kesey/Merry Pranksters (Ch4 UK 1999)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Fret - Lift Method

Fret (AKA Mick Harris) from forthcoming album 'Over Depth' out in October 2017

Paul: Wishing you a full and speedy recovery XXX

Friend for Hire

Haarp! The Herald

Debug Injector

Last week an unsolicitated parcel arrived from Paul in Japan containing his complete works as Akatombo.  I have been immeresed in his world since then...excellent sounds that tick all my boxes and makes me wonder how I missed hearing them for so long. 
Some background interviews from The Quietus here and here.
Do yourself the proverbial favour... 

PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam - The Camp

PJ Harvey and Egyptian recording artist Ramy Essam have come together to write and record ‘The Camp’ which they hope will raise awareness and much needed support towards the health and educational well-being of displaced children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. The artists will donate all net profits from the track to Beyond Association in the Bekaa Valley, a national Lebanese non-Governmental Organisation. Beyond Association provides services such as access to education, healthcare, and psycho-social support mainly through art therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, and recreational activities.
‘The Camp’ - released digitally on Friday 9 June 2017 - was recorded in Bristol with Harvey’s longtime collaborator John Parish, who produced and mixed the track.
"It is hard to comprehend the scale of the crisis in Lebanon, a country of 4 million now hosting over 1 million Syrian refugees,” states photo-journalist Giles Duley whose arresting photographs feature in the official music video, edited by Rick Holbrook. “The infrastructure of the country is pushed to its limit, and nowhere is that situation more desperate than in the Bekaa Valley. However, there are some amazing organisations doing incredible, effective, and selfless work on the ground there, and of all the NGOs I have documented, none have impressed me more than Beyond. To visit their schools and witness their programs is to see hope - and that is something we have to support.”
The following is an excerpt from Ramy Essam's verse of The Camp, translated from Egyptian to English: "I wish I had wings to fly away, far away. Meet smiley faces who never ask where I came from; not to ask about colour, race, or religion. What difference does it make if we're all humans? No wars, no limits, no borders. Earth is everyone's right.”
Music Video Credits:
Video edited by Rick Holbrook
Photographs provided by Giles Duley
Studio footage provided by Ramy Essam
Sound Recording Credits:
PJ Harvey: Vocals, piano, shaker
Ramy Essam: Vocals, acoustic guitar
John Parish: Drums, bass, electric & acoustic guitars
Produced by John Parish
Recorded by Oliver Baldwin at J&J Studios, Bristol

How a turntable works


Black Cab: '明' Melbourne launch with Toshi Sakamoto (Howler August 18)

Here's a Taiko drum mix I put together that I shall be listening to on my journey up to Brunswick on the night

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Are There More Like Me Mix

1 Odonna by Woob
2 Part X by Solarium
3 Lost In Glass by Bedouin Ascent
4 Steady State Music 5 by Wieland Samolak
5 Corsair by Boards of Canada
6 Urban Ritual by The Skull Defekts
7 Linoleum (Teargas & Plateglass Remix) by Tweaker (ft David Sylvian)
8 4 Note Bass (Peel Session) by 23 Skidoo
9 Manila Envelope by Eno (ft Robert Fripp)
10 From Hate To Smoke by El Mahdy Jr
11 Bad Cop by Akatombo

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Alexander Hammid & Maya Deren: Private Life of a Cat (1947)

Bob Dylan: Nobel Lecture

Quadrant and its slide into deluded extremism


Monday, 5 June 2017

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Can a man who tried to murder a president be rehabilitated?

Oh Go Fuck Yourself, Ivanka Trump

Max Kisman

Who knew that if you turned Donald Duck upside down you get the other Donald?

Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Story of The Scars



Correction: This sh*t really DO stop


Friday, 2 June 2017


Earth to Trump: Fuck you!

African Spacewaves Mix

1 Musical Street Prophet by Unknown
2 Blinta Madiallo by Frances Bebey
3 Bodo by Mammane Sani Abdullaye
4 Tum'pi by Maajo
5 Control by Spoek Mathambo
6 Teleported by Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
7 Umeqo Emagqomini (Dub Mix) by Cruel Boyz
8 Ngunyuta Dance by BBC
9 Elegance Couture by DiezzD & Master P
10 Tech 9 by Owiny Sigoma Band
11 Mon Chanson by Faso Madol
12 Uganda Future 2 by Unknown

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The Loneliness of Donald Trump

David Rowe