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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Juicer in F Major – Amps for Christ and Two Ambiguous Figures – The Beggars Garden – 1997
2. Time(d) Trials and Unscheduled Events – Joan La Barbara – Sound Paintings – 1991

3. Estas As Palavras – Sei Miguel – Esfingico – 2010
4. Music for Camping – Han Bennink Trio – Parken – 2009
5. Secret Mobilization – Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil – 2011
6. Calling Planet Earth – Sun Ra and the Intergalactic Myth-Science Solar Arkestra – Soundtrack to the film Space is the Place – 1972
7. News – Tune-Yards – Bird-Brains – 2009
8. The AMM of Punk Rock – The Dead C – Future Artists – 2007

9. Outdoor Spell Rhys Chatham – Outdoor Spell – 2011
10. Fragrant Nimbus – The Skull Defekts – Peer Amid – 2011
11. Mothertongue III. Hress – Nico Muhly – Mothertongue – 2008
12. Pendulum Music – Steve Reich – OHM: the early gurus of electronic music – 2000
13. Prophecy of the Somnambulist – Mark Dresser – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – 1994
14. How to Avoid Simultaneity – Anal Magic & Rev. Dwight Frizzell – Beyond the Black Crack – 1976

15. The Six Buttons of Sex Appeal – Nurse With Wound – Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table – 1978
16. Trace Essential – Jon Mueller – Metals – 2007

 

originally aired June 26, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Life is a Beautiful Monster (part 4) – Crimetime Orchestra – Life is a Beautiful Monster – 2004

2. Chunk of Lung – Lean Left – The Ex Guitars Meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo vol. 2 – 2010

3. The Rothko Chapel for solo soprano, solo alto, solo viola and percussion (1971) – Morton Feldman – The Rothko Chapel / For Stephan Wolpe / Christian Wolff In Cambridge – 2002
4. Modulation with 2 Electric Guitars and 2 Amplifiers – Otomo Yoshihide – Modulation with 2 Electric Guitars and 2 Amplifiers – 2007

 

originally aired June 19, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Mula Sem Cabeca – Rob Mazurek – Calma Gente – 2010
2. Black Magic Band – Zomes – Zomes – 2008
3. Fogbow – Joan of Arc – Flowers – 2009
4. Liver-Colored Dew – Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant – Sister Phantom Owl Fish – 2004
5. Goat Eyes – Infernal Noise Brigae – Vamos a la Playa – 2003

6. Patterns on Faces – Joe Morris – Camera – 2010
7. Untitled III – Daniel Higgs – Hymnprovisations for Banjo – 2009
8. We Are Unicorns – Darius Jones Trio – Man’ish Boy – 2009
9. A Woman a Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go – Pj Harvey – A Woman a Man Walked By – 2009
10. Enigma of the Arrival – Rodrigo Amado / Kent Kessler / Paal Nilssen-Love – The Abstract Truth – 2009
11. Mental Politican – Josh Abrams – Cipher – 2003
12. King to Crown – Powerhouse Sound – Oslo/Chicago Breaks – 2007
13. The Satellites Are Spinning – Sun Ra Akrestra – Unity – 1977

14. It’s Expected I’m Gone – Tortoise and Bonnie Prince Billy – The Brave and the Bold – 2006
15. Killing Stick-Men – Bastard Noise – Sound Enginge – 2004
16. ANIMUS III – Jacob Druckman – ANIMUS III / synapse Valentine – 1971
17. Embed – Tyshawn Sorey – Koan – 2009

 

originally aired June 12, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Heliogabalus – Ben Monder & Bill McHenry – Bloom – 2010
2. All is Bliss – Andrew Bishop – Hank Williams Project – 2006
3. A Pierre, Dell’Azzurro Silenzio, Inquietum – Luigi Nono – Quando Stanno Morendo – 2008
4. Silence of Paintings – Gordon Grdina – The Breathing of Statues – 2010
5. Part VI – Fenn O’Berg – In Stereo – 2010
6. A Man Of Outstanding Quality Is Preeminent Among His Comrades – Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble – Duets And Solos Volume 2 – 2001
7. Dugong the Sea Cow – Assif Tsahar, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake – Lost Brother – 2005
8. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Andrew Bishop – Hank Williams Project – 2006
9. Interzone-3 – John Zorn – Interzone – 2010

10. Tudo o Que Voce Podia Ser – Milton Nascimento & Jobim Trio – Novas Bossas – 2008
11. The Pseudocarp Walks Among Us – Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson, Peter Evans – Electric Fruit – 2011
12. Exit Salida – Powerhouse Sound – Overlap – 2010
13. Antriquity – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes (The Music Of James “Dilla” Yancey) – 2010
14. Suicide Hotline – Gray (Jean-MIchel Basquiat) – Shades Of… – 2010
15. You Oughta Know – Das Racist – Shut Up, Dude – 2010
16. Pop That Pussy – The Wesley Willis Fiasco – Spooky Disharmonious Conflict Hell Ride – 1996
17. Let’s Dance the Jet – Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil – 2011
18. Funhouse – Banyan – Live At Perkins’ Palace – 2004

19. Butterfly No. 2 – Morton Subotnick – 4 Butterflies – 1974

 

originally aired June 5, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Guitar El Chark – Omar Khorshid – Guitar El Chark – 2010
2. Kossia – Barboza – DJ /rupture presents CIAfrica: Clan Des Indigenes Accables of United States of Africa – 2010
3. Nine Out of Ten – Caetano Veloso – Transa – 1972
4. It’s No Game (Part 1) – David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – 1980
5. Saturn Research – Sun Ra – Media Dreams – 1978
6. Soup – Chicago Odense Ensemble – Chicago Odense Ensemble – 2011
7. Fragrant Nimbus – The Skull Defekts – Peer Amid – 2011
8. Murakami – Gutbucket – Flock – 2011
9. Congolaise Benin Ye – Le Super Borgou De Parakou – African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s – 2008
10. Compound – The Joe Harriott Quintet – Abstract – 1962
11. Kontakte, Struktur XVI E – Karlheinz Stockhausen – Elektronische Musik – 1952-1960 – 2001
12. Fix It So the Bruises Don’t Show – Mike Patton – Adult Themes for Voice – 1996
13. Power Walking – Led Bib – Bring Your Own – 2011
14. Dark Silhouette – Billy Bang Quintet – Above & Beyond – 2007

15. Egokrio-nar – Okkyung Lee, Peter Evans, Steve Beresford – Check for Monsters – 2008
16. Petroglyphs – Zomes – Zomes – 2008
17. Manugan Melpp – Derek Bailey & The Ruins – Saisoro – 1995
18. Voices of the West – Stanislav Kretchi – Electroshock Presents: Electroacoustic Music Volume IV: Archive Tapes Synthesizer ANS 1964 – 1971 – 1971
19. Elisa – Laurent Lomande – The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo From The Congo, 1954-55 – 2009
20. Whitestown – Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention – I Belong To This Band: Eighty-Five Years Of Sacred Harp Recordings – 2006
21. Do the Eyes of the Dead Retain Pictures – Browning Mummery – Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: Volume II 1974 – 1983 – 2010
22. An Imaginary Tale Of Lost Vernacular – Yui Onodera & Celer – Generic City – 2010

 

originally aired May 29, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Let’s Talk About Time – The Coherent Encoherence – Will A Computer Give You Kids – 2004
2. I’m Going Home On The Morning Train – Arizona Dranes – Arizona Dranes (1926-1929) – 2005
3. Simple – Nam June Paik – Works 1958.79 – 2001
4. Baltimore – The Tamlins – Darker Than Blue, Soul from Jamdown 1973-1980 – 2001
5. Free Jazzmataz – Das Racist – Sit Down, Man – 2010
6.Águas de Março – Elis Regina & Tom Jobim – Elis & Tom – 1974
7. Blood Duster – Naked City – Naked City – 1989
8. Bullet Proof…. I Wish I Was – Eliza Lumley – She Talks in Maths – 2008
9. German Haircut – Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma – 2010
10. Uranium – Kraftwerk – Radio-Activity – 1975
11. Grinnin’ In Your Face – James Blood Ulmer – Bad Blood in the City – 2007
12. Time Isn’t What You Think – Transit – Quadrologues – 2009
13. Swastika Girls – Fripp & Eno – May 28,1975 – Paris – Olympia – 2011
14. Unholy Drums for Psychedelic Africa – The Skull Defekts – The Temple – 2009
15. Mr. Eadweard J. Muybridge Observes The Representation (By Aid Of His Amazing New Zoopraxiscope) Of Horses In Motion. Palo Alto, California, 1879. – Trotting – Eric Qin – Construction And Demolition – Rough Assemblage – 1995
16. Road Runner / Coyote – Fulminate Trio – Fulminate Trio – 2008
17. Interlude – Daniel Levin Quartet – Don’t Go It Alone – 2002
18. (So Young) – The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact – End Weekend – 2010
19. Dying Will Be Easy – Fight the Big Bull – Dying Will Be Easy – 2008
20. Epilogue – Phlip Glass – Kepler – 2010
21. Reeling the Liars In – Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky – 2010
22. Size – DNA – DNA on DNA – 2004
23. New Dirt (for The Stooges) – Powerhouse Sound – Oslo/Chicago:Breaks – 2007
24. It Never Moved – Henry Threadgill and Zooid – This Brings Us To vol. II – 2010
25. Opposite – Taku Sugimoto – Opposite – 2008
26. Gray Cottage Study #7 “tax penalty payment approaching” – John Hokkenbeck – Rainbow Jimmies – 2008
27. Part I – Fred Frith – Rivers & Tides – 2002

originally aired May 22, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. String Quartet Describing the Motion of Large Real Bodies (1972) – Robert Ashley – String Quartet Describing the Motion of Large Real Bodies – 1999
2. VII – Little Women – Throat – 2010
3. A Falling Leaf – Assif Tsahar, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake – Lost Brother – 2005
4. Wrenches: My Heart – Microkingdom – Wrenches: My Heart/Double Abacus – 2008
5. Trees in a Row – Hi Red Center – Assemble – 2009
6. Katsaros – Yannis Kyriakides & Andy Moor – Rebetika – 2010

7. Sunstroke – Throbbing Gristle – Assume Power Focus – 1982
8. Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 – Edgar Meyer with Bela Fleck and Mike Marshall – Uncommon Ritual – 1997
9. First Reading- Paul’s Letter To The Ephesians – Mike Reed’s People, Places, & Things – About Us – 2009
10. Arm Dormant – Marina Rosenfeld – Melatonin: Meditations On Sound In Sleep – 2004
11. Dance No. 1 – Marty Erhlich’s Dark Woods Ensemble – Just Before the Dawn – 1995
12. Psycotic Orange – Merzbow – Merzbox 21 Pornoise Exrta – 1995
13. Simple Geographies – LO MOdA – Replica Watches – 2009
14. The Taut and Tame – Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die – 1996
15. Let’s Go Find A Quiet Place To Cool Down – The Gang Font feat. Inerloper – The Gang Font feat. Interloper – 2007

16. Four Voice Cannon #3 – Larry Polansky – Music From Mills – 1985
17. Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – Das Racist – Shut Up, dude – 2010
18. Ring for Endless Travel – David Torn – Prezens – 2008
19. Hover – Gerald Cleaver – Adjust – 2000
20. Stratum Spongiosum – Lawrence Casserley/Adam Linson – Integument – 2009
21. Found Wanting – Aram Shelton, Jason Ajemian, and Timothy M. Daisy – Dragons 1976
22. Orbling – Scatter – Surpising Sing Stupendous Love – 2004

 

originally aired May 15, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. cigarettes, motels, red eyes….. – Harps of Fuchsia Kalmia – The angular acceleration of light in the unsound mind of my uncle dead in Michigan – 2009
2. Hot Pink Orleans – DJ /rupture & Andy Moor – Patches – 2008
3. Amnesia Brown – Kirk Knuffke –  Amensia Brown – 2010
4. Tacos at Oscar’s – Endangered Blood – Endangered Blood – 2011
5. The Martian Chronicles – Dimension X – Dimension X – 2008
6. Exploding Head Movie – Nurse with Wound/Stereolab – Crumb Duck – 1993
7. Bach is Dead – The Residents – Duck Stab/Buster and Glen – 1978
8. The Forbidden Beat part three – Weasel Walter, Sheik Anorak, Mario Rechtern – The Forbidden Beat – 2010
9. Must Fight Current – Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil – 2011
10. Arkestry – Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma – 2010
11. Track 10 – Marina Rosenfeld – The Sheer Frost Orchestra – Drop, Hop, Drone, Scratch, Slide & A for Anything – 2002
12. Stout-Hearted Men – Shooby Taylor – Songs In The Key Of Z: The Curious Universe Of Outsider Music – 2000

13. Moonpool – Bastard Noise – Rogue Astronaut – 2009
14. Routine Investigations – Morton Feldman – Routine Investigations – 2000
15. Space Probe – Sun Ra – Space Probe – 1978
16. The So Call Laws of Nature, Part III – Sp Percussion – So Percussion – 2004
17. The Hurried Adze – Chris Corsano – Another Dull Dawn – 2009
18. The Familiar Cadence of Banging – The Gang Font feat. Interloper – The Gang Font feat. Interloper – 2007
19. FoFela/Misterioso – Sync – Port of Entry – 1997
20. Big Crunch – Ingrid Laubrock – Anti-House – 2010
21. Sunrise on the Sprawl – Richard Teitelbaum – Fred Frith – Otomo Yoshihide – Tom Cora – George Lewis – Cyberband – 1994
22. Red Hood Came Home – Buke and Gass – +/- – 2008

 

originally aired May 8, 2011

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[track – artist – album – year]

1. Adventure – Equation – Scatter – Surprising Sing Stupendous Love – 2004
2. Evangelista I – Carla Bozulich – Evangelista – 2006
3. Ostrich War – Lotte Anker/Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori – 2008
4. Set Sail for the Sun – The Respect Sextet – Sirius Respect – 2009
5. Navigations for Strings – Alvin Lucier – Navigations for Strings: Small Wave – 2003

6. Only Twenty Two – Jandek – Bristol Wednesday – 2010
7. untitled #258 – Francisco Lopez – A Tasty Swarm Of Small Signals – 2010
8. Loaded – Aram Sehlton, Jason Ajemian, and Timothy M. Daisy – Dragons 1976 – 2006
9. Allorolla – Michael Snow _ Alan Licht – Aki Onda – Five A’s, Two C’s, One D, One E, Two H’s, Three I’s, One K, Three L’s, One M, Three N’s, Two O’s, One S, One T, One W – 2008
10. Teresa Teng – Pnf – Turntable Solos – 1999

11. Three Reasons Not To Blow Up the World – Rob Mazurek – Calma Gente – 2010
12. Epitaph on the World – David Karsten Daniels and Fight the Big Bull – I Mean to Live Here Still – 2010

 

originally aired May 1, 2011

ORM

Frank Gratkowski – saxophone, clarinet

Dave Fox – piano

Ian Davis – percussion

David Menestres – double bass

 

Recorded in October 2004 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Released on Umbrella Records.

 

Reviews:

Cadence Magazine March 2007 p. 46-47

Pianist Dave Fox, bassist David Menestres, and percussionist Ian Davis are all based in central North Carolina.  The three perform as part of Fox’s quartet (8/04, p.128) and Davis is part of the collective groups Unstable Ensemble and Micro East Collective (along with Cadence scribe Jason Bivins.)  This session was recorded during German reed player Frank Gratkowski’s 12-day residency in North Carolina during the fall or 2004.  Gratkwoski had spent time in North Carolina before, conducting workshops and performing with the Micro East Collective.  Here, the eight collective improvisations have an intimate chamber feel.  This is music full of spontaneous counterpoint as the various voices play off of each other.   Fox, Menestres, and Davis improvise together on a regular basis and it shows in the way that they synch in to the dynamics and densities of the music.  Gratkowski fits in perfectly, placing his carefully wrought reed lines against Fox’s introspective linear musings, Menestres’ elastic bass playing, and Davis’ pointillistic percussion.  The group can tread cautiously, like on the opening piece, or dive into more tumultuous freedom as they do on the third piece.  There, Gratkowski’s alto dive bombs against the pianist’s brittle shards while Davis shows that he can push things with a free swing with the same acuity he shows in his free playing.  The quartet can also display a sensitive melodicisim like on the penultimate piece that evokes the musings of Paul Bley.  Throughout, there is the sounds of four musicians stretching each other as they work their way through.  It is meetings like this one that prove the vitality of regional improvising scenes.  -Michael Rosenstein

 

From AllAboutJazz.com:

ORM finds Fox on the path of freedom, similarly to last year’s collaborative Foxbourne Chronicles or his gorgeously introspective solo disc, Dedication Suite. Always deeply drawn to harmony, even in its most abstract manifestations, he couldn’t ask for a better partner in saxophonist Frank Gratkowski. Listen to the opening gestures of “Bedo , where Fox echoes Gratkowski’s trichord assertion in kind, bassist David Menestres commencing and concluding the phrase with authoritative slaps. On the title track, Gratkowski’s long alto tones seem to grow out of Fox’ chordal punctuations, while drummer Ian Davis and Menestres provide a soft bed of brushwork and arco insinuations on which the others explore.

Gratkowski is as much a rhythmatist as a melodist and he spends the disc veering between Fox’ rhapsodically linear musings and Davis’ rhythmic intricacies — no mean feat and highly successful. “Euvl finds him initially in Davis’ camp, sharp and rhythmically precise exhalations nevertheless accenting Fox’ chords and lines. In fact, Fox and Davis might be seen as the axis on which the disc turns, Menestres and Gratkowski lending support, texture and color where necessary, the dialectic ensuring a fascinating and gratifying listen throughout.