AGB Radio

AGB Radio (October 5, 2015)


Blues, gospel, and folk from this nation and others.


AGB Radio 2015/10/05

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00:00:00 Dorothy Lee, Norma Jean, & Shirley Marie Johnson (with Robert “Nighthawk” Johnson) – You Got To Give An Account (from Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey of Rural Black Religious Music)
Background music: Floyd Council – I’m Grievin’ And I’m Worryin’ (from Carolina Blues (1937-1947))
00:01:44 Talk break
00:03:05 Mae Glover – Woodchopping Blues (from Complete Recorded Works 1927-1931)
00:05:45 Joe Armstrong – Goodbye, Everybody (from Southern Journey 1: Georgia Sea Islands, Volume 1)
00:07:55 Rev. I.B. Ware – I Wouldn’t Mind Dying (from The Devil Is Busy In Knoxville)
00:10:51 Sichelski i Bachleda i Karol Stoch – Nie Bede Sie Zynl (from ’Spiew Juchasa: Songs of the Slavic Americans)
00:13:54 Unknown – Pistol Blues (from The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927))
00:16:54 L. Winter – The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow (from Noah Found Grace)
00:19:30 Ethel Profit – I Got To Make It (from This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982)
00:23:29 Talk break
00:24:38 Kings of Harmony Quartette – Fountain of Blood (from When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time: African-American Gospel, 1939-51)
00:26:52 Nissar Hussain Khan – Tarana Malkauns: Dir Dir Dim (from 100 Moons: Hindustani Vocal Art, 1930-55)
00:30:16 Christine & Katherine Shipp – Sea Lion Woman (from A Treasury Of Library Of Congress Field Recordings)
00:31:24 Martha Saunders – I Wish I Was A Little Fish (from Peter Was A Fisherman: The 1939 Trinidad Field Recordings Of Melville And Francis Herskovits, Vol. 1)
00:32:40 Udi Hrant – Agin (from What Remains of Eden: Anatolian & Levantine Music 1928-1952)
00:36:47 Peetie Wheatstraw – All Alone Blues (from Devil’s Son-In-Law)
00:39:52 Jodlerkulb Thun – Alpufzug (from Brass Pins And Match Heads: International 78s)
00:42:56 Etta Baker – Bully Of The Town (from Instrumental Music Of The Southern Appalachians)
Background music: Lulu Jackson – Careless Love (from Last Kind Words (1926-1953))
00:45:51 Talk break
00:47:51 Washington Phillips – Denomination Blues Part 1 (from Take Me To The Water)
00:50:53 Skip James – Devil Got My Woman (from The Complete Early Recordings Of Skip James – 1930)
00:53:51 Sarah Gunning – Dreadful Memories (from Come All You Coal Miners)
00:56:47 Benasser Oukhouya and Cheikha Hadda Ouakki – Ha Howa Ha Howa (from Kassidat: Raw 45s From Morocco)
01:02:17 Charley Patton – High Water Everywhere (from The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of)
01:05:20 Primitive Baptist Choir of NC – I Love The Church O Lord (from When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926-1936
01:08:06 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Jim, Steam Killed Lulu (from Levee Camp Blues)
01:10:56 Talk break
01:11:55 Geeshie Wiley – Last Kind Words Blues (from American Primitive Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939))
01:14:53 Sister Ola Mae Terrel – Life Is A Problem (from Life Is A Problem… But Where There Is Life, There Is Hope)
01:17:29 Ma Kyi Aung – Mi Ba Myitta (from Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia)
01:20:35 Clement Nyamane & Sotho Men – Nkau Haka Khoele (from Opika Pende: Africa At 78 RPM)
01:23:32 Blind Blake – Rope Stretchin’ Blues (from I Woke Up One Morning In May)
01:26:31 Unknown – San Xian with 3 Vocals (from Streets Of Lhasa)
01:28:34 Mississippi John Hurt – Spike Driver Blues (from Anthology Of American Folk Music)
Background music: Sister Matthews – Stand By Me (from Fire In My Bones: Raw Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel (1944-2007))
01:31:47 Talk break
01:33:18 Rosie Mae Moore – Stranger Blues (from Mississippi Girls (1928-1931))
01:36:40 Whit Gaydon – Tennessee Coon Hunt (from Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time Good Time & End Time Music)
01:39:32 Bessie Jones – This Train Is A Clean Train (from Get in Union: Recordings by Alan Lomax 1959-1966)
01:42:14 4 Red Zao Women – Too Pouan Toy Tiemto (from Ethnic Minority Music Of North Vietnam)
01:43:10 Rev. R. Henderson – Up Above My Head (from Time Will Make A Change)
01:45:24 Lemuel Turner – Way Down Yonder Blues (from Turn Me Loose: Outsiders Of Old Time Music)
01:48:32 Roscoe Holcomb – Wayfaring Stranger (from Mountain Music Of Kentucky)
01:51:40 Anonymous Tuareg Elder – “Yali” War Song (from Secret Museum Of Mankind: Music Of North Africa)
01:54:00 Memphis Minnie – You Wrecked My Happy Home (from Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1)
01:56:37 Unknown – Sorban Palid (from I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore: 1927-1948 )
Background music: Big Bill Broonzy – I Got The Blues For My Baby (from Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Vol. 1 (November 1927 to 9 February 1932))
01:58:15 Talk break

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AGB Radio (September 21, 2015)

you are welcome here

Fabrica Records put out an amazing 28-track benefit comp called You Are Welcome Here. It’s pay-what-you-want and features the likes of Rambutan, Parashi, Luciernaga, Dan Melchior, and Shredderghost, so you know it’s awesome.

“All funds raised from purchases of this album will be donated to the International Rescue Committee to help support their work providing immediate assistance to refugees in Europe, including Greece, and to displaced people in Iraq, Yemen, and in other crisis zones around the world.”


AGB Radio 2015/09/21

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Background music: Errorsmith & Mark Fell – Protogravity (from Protogravity)
00:00:00 Rémy Charrier – Denial (from Cowries)
00:03:55 Talk break
00:05:05 Roberto Carlos Lange – Haunt Her (from Plural People)
00:10:59 Cadu Tenório & Eduardo Manso – Casebre (from Casebre)
00:29:09 Talk break
00:30:14 Demonstration Synthesis – Next (from DS22)
00:39:26 Andrea Taeggi – Adumbration (from Mama Matrix Most Mysterious)
00:44:38 Philip Jeck – Barrow In Furness (Open The Hand Wide) (from Cardinal)
00:48:56 Pinkcourtesyphone – Casual Encounter / Formal Encounter (from Sentimental Something)
00:59:39 Talk break
01:00:45 Peter Kris – Side A (from Rim Of The World)
01:12:33 Pole – Kautz (from Wald)
01:18:02 Thomas Brinkmann – Graphit (from What You Hear (Is What You Hear))
01:29:04 Talk break
01:31:00 Rapoon – Shadow Ghost Of Fire (from You Are Welcome Here)
01:35:53 I-LP-O In Dub – Donetsk Disciples (from Communist Dub)
01:40:37 Ariadne – The Shadow (from Tsalal)
01:47:17 Michael Vincent Waller – Organum (from The South Shore)
01:51:38 Gordon Ashworth – Silhouette (from The One You Love & Cannot Trust)
01:59:02 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (September 14, 2015)

dope-body kunk

I know I only played a minute-long track from the new Dope Body but holy shit that record is nuts go get it.


AGB Radio 2015/09/14

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Background music: U/V Light – Celestial Cenotaph (from Cenotaph)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:10 Georg Holm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Kjartan Holm – The Crown Of Creation (from Circe)
00:09:34 La Nuit – The Sun Is Folded In Eight (from (from Desert Television)
00:22:25 Contour – Untitled 4 (from Year Of The Hunter)
00:30:27 Talk break
00:31:42 Carter Tutti Void – f = (2.4) (from f (x))
00:42:09 Ättestupa – Untitled 1 (from Vattnet Drog Sig Tillbaka, Stenarna Blev Synliga)
01:00:35 Talk break
01:01:32 Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary – With Complete Will (from The Female Form)
01:10:32 Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas – Oh No Fade (from Automaginary)
01:29:48 Talk break
01:30:47 Karen Gwyer – Keisa Kizzy Kinte (from Bouloman)
01:40:31 Heather Woods Broderick – A Call For Distance (from Glider)
01:47:18 Dope Body – Dad (from Kunk)
01:48:41 Offthesky – Scintillate Inside You (from The Serpent Phase)
01:59:16 Talk break

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AGB Radio (September 7, 2015)

This episode’s kinda all over the place, dub, shoegaze, techno, noise, country blues… and drone, obviously.


AGB Radio 2015/09/07

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Background music: The Skaters – Side B (from Dispersed Royalty Ornaments)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:55 Stephen O’Malley – Eternal Idol // Arrival Of The Trainer (from Eternelle Idole)
00:18:52 The Humble Bee & Aaron Martin – Bloom And Fold (from Dialog Tapes)
00:28:13 Talk break
00:29:45 Peter J. Woods – Skin And Movement (from Impure Gold, Pt. II)
00:45:33 Lum Guffin – Moaning And Groaning Blues (from Walking Victrola)
00:49:49 Augustus Pablo – The Bells Of Death (from Like I’m Dying: Ska, Rocksteady, & Dub)
00:53:48 Black Rain & Shapednoise – Autonomous Lethality (from Apophis)
00:58:54 Talk break
01:00:53 Kowloon_Walled_City – Evening_Drum (from Kowloon_Walled_City)
01:15:32 Drainolith – Joy Road (from Hysteria)
01:21:25 Shit And Shine – Wespennest (from Everybody’s A Fuckin Expert)
01:30:21 Talk break
01:32:01 Helen – Violet (from The Original Faces)
01:36:03 Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – The Night Creeper (from The Night Creeper)
01:42:08 Scott Tuma – Meloton (from Eyrie)
01:46:01 Mark Fell & Gábor Lázár – Track 10 (from The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making)
01:58:36 Talk break

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AGB Radio (May 20, 2015) – Live! with Andrew Weathers

agb radio live

When I went on my road trip in May, I stayed with my friends Forrest & Amanda in San Francisco for a few days and they’re the founders. So when someone had to cancel their regularly scheduled show, and since I had been buying records across the country, I figured I’d do an impromptu live AGB Radio episode. Then I found out Thee Andrew Weathers was available to come down and hang with me in the studio. So that’s how this show happened.

But that was in May, and now it’s September so this is long overdue. Sorry it took so long! I had problems getting ahold of the recording, then I had to get time to edit it and put the playlist together. And I’m also crazy embarrassed about this episode. I did a terrible job doing the live thing on an unfamiliar setup while trying to keep a conversation with Andrew, and the show is mostly just us shooting the shit which is not something I’d ever want to listen to. Maybe you do, though. So here it is. There’s about 30 minutes total of talking and then maybe 90 of music, so I guess that’s not too bad of a ratio.

The show cuts off a bit at the end when I’m reading off the previous setlist and saying my thank yous & goodbyes due to some glitch. You’re not missing much, though.

A thousand thanks to Andrew for joining me. He’s a truly amazing dude and incredibly talented. He co-runs Full Spectrum and records solo stuff as well as band stuff and every bit of it is the best. His newest record is Fuck Everybody, You Can Do Anything. It’s unbelievably awesome. And definitely listen to We’re Not Cautious regardless of whether it’s new to you or not.

A couple notes about the playlist… It’s a bit of a hackjob because I wasn’t really paying attention. I think on more than one occasion I let one song run into another, specifically on Wilderness Trail and Romanian Folk Dances, maybe one or two others. And there’s about 10 seconds of looped skipping on the Popol Vuh song. Oops.


AGB Radio 2015/05/20 – Live! with Andrew Weathers

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Background music: Hiroshi Yoshimura – Green
00:00:00 Alhaji Garbo Leao – Wurin Allah Muka (from Alhaji Garbo Leao And His Goge Music)
00:05:50 Talk break
00:11:31 Walter Scharf – The Beckoning Trail (from Wilderness Trail)
00:16:17 Gordon Ashworth – Norma, Upbringing (from STLA)
00:26:32 Instrumental Group Of Mohamed Ben Mohamed El Majdoub – Ishih Dyala-Sadat (from Moroccan Sufi Music, Islamic Mystical Brotherhood)
00:36:04 Talk break
00:48:36 Arorangi Youth – Marama E (from Moments In Rarotonga)
00:51:41 Popol Vuh – In Den Gärten Pharaos (from In Den Gärten Pharaos)
01:10:52 Talk break
01:32:19 Mihai & Alexandru David – De-a Lungul Si Hateyana (from Romania: Romanian Folk Dances)
01:34:58 Mihai & Alexandru David – Mireasa Cununa Ta (from Romania: Romanian Folk Dances)
01:36:20 Horton Barker – Wayfaring Stranger (from Traditional Singer)
01:40:13 Exhaust – A History Of Guerilla Warfare (from Exhaust)
01:46:19 Mij – Grok (Martian Love Call) (from Yodeling Astrologer)
01:53:22 Munawar Sultana & Iqbal Banso – Dholak Geet (Punjab Folk Song) (from Folk Music From Pakistan)
01:57:17 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 31, 2015)

Definitely feelin that Hills record. Sweden’s Rocket Recordings has had an incredible track record these past couple years.


AGB Radio 2015/08/31

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Background music: Tim Hecker – Apondalifa (from Norberg / Apondalifa)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:45 Natural Snow Buildings – Stellar Pit (from The Ladder)
00:13:13 Celer – Bleeds And Swell Blends (from How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I’ve Been A Liar All My Life)
00:25:34 Talk break
00:26:45 Virtual Forest – River To Back Side (from Unconscious Cognition Is The Processing Of Perception)
00:39:29 Terrane – Farallon (from Basalt Palisades)
00:50:41 Hills – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd (from Frid)
01:01:26 Talk break
01:02:32 Wil Bolton – Through The Rain (from Marram)
01:14:55 Shiggajon – Sela (from Sela)
01:33:11 Talk break
01:34:22 Expo ’70 – Soft Wave Continuum (from Solar Drifting)
01:44:27 Black Channels – Whispering Sons (from Oracles)
01:45:43 MV & EE – Lord Of Unity (from Alpine Frequency)
01:58:57 Talk break

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AGB Radio (August 17, 2015) – Ladies Only Edition

So much awesome shit in the experimental scene from ladies that doesn’t get the praise it should. None of this stuff has been played on AGB Radio yet and all of it has come out this year so… get crackin.


AGB Radio 2015/08/17 – Ladies Only Edition

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Background music: GABI – Home (from Sympathy)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:08 Elizabeth Veldon – The Solace Of Communal Worship (from Fear Not: For I Have Redeemed Thee, I Have Called Thee By Thy Name; Thou Art Mine)
00:07:12 Gel Set – The Basement (from Human Salad)
00:11:41 Tsembla – Sinuhe Bebe (from Terror & Healing)
00:15:32 Ela Orleans – We Are One (from Upper Hell)
00:20:02 Sarah Davachi – Geneva (from Qualities Of Bodies Permanent)
00:29:46 Talk break
00:31:04 Christina Carter – First Performance (from L’etoile De Mer)
00:42:15 Lau Nau – Luotsilaiva (from HEM. Någonstans)
00:47:15 Félicia Atkinson – Against Archives (from A Readymade Ceremony)
00:54:10 Kara-Lis Coverdale – Arcane (from Aftertouches)
00:59:29 Talk break
01:00:40 Crys Cole – Sand (from Sand / Layna)
01:19:30 Jenny Hval – Holy Land (from Apocalypse, Girl)
01:29:29 Talk break
01:30:05 Paper Dollhouse – Siren (from Aeonflower)
01:36:26 Screature – Graves And Heirs (from Four Columns)
01:41:35 Meg Baird – Don’t Weigh Down The Light (from Don’t Weight Down The Light)
01:47:07 R. Ariel – Florence (from Changer)
01:52:10 Waterflower – Izzieddejis (from Lost Harbours / Waterflower Split)
01:58:25 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 10, 2015)

Beats n more beats, new Kerridge, new Donnacha Costello, the M.E.S.H. debut, much too much


AGB Radio 2015/08/10

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Background music: Kink Gong – Ganogoko (from Tanzania)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:37 Donnacha Costello – Everything Is Going To Be (from Love From Dust)
00:11:51 M.E.S.H. – Epithet (from Piteous Gate)
00:16:59 Philippe Petit – Yourselfosophy (from Multicoloured Shadows)
00:31:14 Talk break
00:31:07 Huerco S. – Transit (See See Rider) (from Railroad Blues)
00:44:04 Zombi – Siberia II (from Shape Shift)
00:58:22 Talk break
00:59:05 Kerridge – WOSN (from Always Offended Never AShamed)
01:09:14 Black Unicorn – Brochymena (from Psionics / Brochymena)
01:29:39 Talk break
01:30:30 Baingan Bharta – Plucked N’ Pwned (from Plucked N’ Pwned)
01:50:52 Wume – Ostinaut (from Maintain)
01:58:45 Talk break


Video Premier: Oikos & High Aura’d – Eveningstar



You may have heard about And Suddenly Everything, Absolutely Everything, Was There, the Utech benefit compilation, this thing’s been makin the rounds this week, and rightfully so. Kim Utech, wife of Keith Utech, of the inimitable Utech Records, recently lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving Keith and their two children to mourn and deal with life sans an integral part of it.

Artist and all around awesome dude Chris Elmore pulled together this monumental 4.5 hour compilation in a matter of weeks. It features brand new and exclusive music from the noise/drone/metal/etc scene’s greatest, who also happen to have benefited in some way or another from Keith and his label. The comp is a digital pay what you want thing on Bandcamp and every bit of it goes to the Utech Family Fund.

This video, as you might’ve guessed, is for a song on the comp, and Mr. Kolodij allowed me to premier it. It’s a fuckin killer song, as is everything Oikos & High Aura’d do, “Eveningstar” a blissful walk through the drones of heaven, and the video by Omar Mashaal is a beautifully blurry slow-mo dream that I’m fairly certain is footage of someone washing the cover to Halfway To A Threeway.

Amazing work by amazing people for an amazing reason. Love to everyone involved with this, and especially to the Utechs. Support.

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (August 3, 2015)

Discovered Evil Acidhead recently and am pretty much in love.


AGB Radio 2015/08/03

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Background music: Rex Ilusivii – Moon Cage II (from In The Moon Cage)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:57 Evil Acidhead – Part 1: Invocation (from In The Name Of All That Is Unholy)
00:09:26 Prurient – Greenpoint (from Frozen Niagara Falls)
00:19:32 Moon Wheel – Ångermanälven (from Okänt Land)
00:28:58 Talk break
00:30:01 M.C. Schmidt – Lowland Side (from Batu Malablab: Suite For Prepared Piano, Flute And Electronics)
00:47:52 Earthly – Daemon (from Days)
00:52:15 Alessandro Cortini – Lotta (from Risveglio)
00:59:21 Talk break
01:00:17 Ashtray Navigations – Fog Bottle Morning (from A Shimmering Replica)
01:09:41 White Poppy – Arctic Rose (from Natural Phenomena)
01:15:07 Lonesome Wyatt & Rachel Brooke – If The Beasts Should Hunt Us (from Bad Omen)
01:19:13 Material Object – G/T_Y (from Artefacts Digitaux)
01:30:00 Talk break
01:31:13 Kawabata Makoto – Woman From Dream Island (from Astro Love & Infinite Kisses)
01:49:29 Mike Cooper – Secret Mexican Beach (from Fratello Mare)
01:52:47 Ricardo Donoso – Some Buy The Locks (from Machine To Machine)
01:59:10 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (July 20, 2015)

I definitely started off by saying Sunflower instead of Skullflower so… oops. But that new Pleq & Aldinucci collab is pretty fuckin sweet.


AGB Radio 2015/07/20

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Background music: Lifted – Total Care Zero (from 1)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:07 Black Sun Roof! / Skullflower – Temple Seven: Of Obsidian (from Military Temples (For Coil))
00:14:56 James Welburn – Naught (from Hold)
00:24:45 Dang Olsen Dream Tape – Into The Illusion (from Just Roll)
00:29:17 Talk break
00:30:16 CFCF – Tethered In Dark (from Radiance And Submission)
00:37:08 Jeph Jerman & Tim Barnes – Bight (from Matterings)
00:55:58 Lee Bannon – DAW In The Sky For Pigs (from Pattern Of Excel)
01:00:27 Talk break
01:01:24 Hardworking Families – Bryantwood Road, Washington Street (from Worse Than A Stranger)
01:16:50 Maurizio Bianchi – The Achromatic Scale (from Tridecacofonia)
01:28:31 Talk break
01:29:26 Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumental 15 (from Instrumentals 2015)
01:39:01 Heitor Alvelos – The Way Of Malamat (from Faith)
01:49:01 Pleq & Giulio Aldinucci – The Joy Of Loneliness (from The Prelude To)
01:59:27 Talk break

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AGB Radio (July 13, 2015)

Celer & Nicholas Szczepanik is like a fuckin dream come true. Vampillia & The Body is like a fuckin dream come true.


AGB Radio 2015/07/13

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Background music: Ulaan Passerine – Light In Dust (from Light In Dust)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:49 Our Love Will Destroy The World – Like Tambourines Before The Genius Of Plague ( Like Tambourines Before The Genius Of Plague )
00:20:03 Vampillia & The Body – Far Away From The Light (from xoroAHbin)
00:29:00 Talk break
00:30:00 Birchville Cat Motel – Driving Solar Collapse (from Fake Capricorn)
00:48:53 Rex Ilusivii – Moon Cage II (from In The Moon Cage)
00:59:44 Talk break
01:00:39 PBK & Jim O’Rourke – The Turning Night (from Unidentified Again)
01:17:20 Strategy – Awesome Piano (from Noise Tape Self)
01:23:40 Automat – EMT 140 (from Plusminus)
01:30:43 Talk break
01:31:25 Dag Rosenqvist – VIII (from The Forest Diaries)
01:39:19 Celer & Nicholas Szczepanik – II (from Here, For Now)
01:58:23 Talk break

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AGB Radio (July 6, 2015)

Realized a week or two ago that I hadn’t played either of the new Type LPs (first two songs of the show). Shame on me. Also, who knew Chuck Johnson could make killer electronic drone?


AGB Radio 2015/07/06

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Background music: Matt Valentine – Free Again (from Midden Mound)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:50 Retribution Body – Sea Of Trees (from Aokigahara)
00:21:28 High Aura’d & Mike Shiflet – Parlour Games (from Awake)
00:28:44 Talk break
00:30:33 Medroxy Progesterone Acetate – I Saw The Light Come Shining (from On The Sunny Side Of The Skull)
00:48:55 Amy Annelle – Grey Funnel Line (from Surgery)
00:53:24 Barnett & Coloccia – Healer (from Weld)
00:59:31 Talk break
01:00:34 Petrels – We Are Falling Into The Heart Of The Sun (from Flailing Tomb)
01:09:32 William Basinski & Richard Chartier – Divertissement Pt. 2 (from Divertissement)
01:31:00 Talk break
01:31:38 C. Spencer Yeh – Solo Voice VII (from Solo Voice I-X)
01:37:02 W00DY – The Sky (from RNBW)
01:42:18 Nocht The Only Ghouls – Herman Ratzel (from Zodiac Chord)
01:47:58 Chuck Johnson – Thorn Filaments (from CJ-1)
01:57:37 Talk break

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AGB Radio (June 29, 2015) – Label Spotlight: Sunshine Ltd.


Sunshine Ltd. is dead. As sad as that is, the world is a better place because of what it bestowed upon us: 31 killer fucking records. I’m sure I would have done a Label Spotlight on Sunshine at some point, but its demise made me get my shit together. So I asked Josh Mason (drone extraordinaire and Sunshine monarch) to elaborate on his intentions. I read his obituary for Sunshine on air, but there’s also a transcript of it below.

There are still a handful of items left in the Sunshine shop (not just the 3 that I mentioned on air) that are on sale and wholly worth your cash. And even though the Sunshine site says Mason’s Alone In The Kingdom is out of stock, you can nab a copy on his personal Bandcamp page. Again, highly recommended.

I mistakenly mentioned on air that Sunshine had a Bandcamp page where you could still stream everything. This is not the case. You can stream one song from each release on the official Sunshine Ltd. page, and Josh has some of his work streaming on his Bandcamp, but that’s it. Sorry for leading you astray.

Update on Mason’s next book/download release: It’s called Hellified Irie? and it’ll be out on FET Press, hopefully within a month or two. It’s a “black and white art book made of found images, my own photography and writings/musings made while recording [the music].” The book is the physical component of the release, the music will only be available digitally.

If Sunshine Ltd. is new to you, you’re in for a fucking treat. And if you’re already familiar, then this will serve as a sweet swan song.

Rest in peace, Sunshine Ltd.

The reason I decided to halt Sunshine activities was two fold. 1) It had a little bit to do with money but mainly (2) it had a lot to do with time and energy (or lack thereof).

I came up in a time when you could (try to) order records from randos by sending cash inside of birthday cards to an address in the back of a magazine and praying that you actually got something in return. On a rare and awesome occasion you’d get a personal note back from the artist(s) and that made it even more important because the whole thing wasn’t instantly gratifying and you made a connection. Sunshine was something I felt very passionately about, and I wanted to try and make something that was of good quality and value that people would connect with in a similar and important way. I told myself when I started that if I could reach just one person with what I was doing it would be worth it.

Unfortunately, times have changed and at the end of the day, I just did not have the mental energy to keep up with all the people/things/places I needed to know in order to move this kind of physical art in a digital world. All along I have been working full time and treating SLTD as a part time thing (but with full time ambition). Little by little I felt overwhelmed by this idea that people don’t really want to sit down, physically, with records (albums) and their concepts anymore. The people (bless ’em) who write about music have to have eyes in the back of their skulls and 4 arms in order to cover it all. I’m not sure how many times I answered the question “Does the tape/record come with a download?” At some point, it all collided and I just decided that the world didn’t need another label… and more importantly, it didn’t need another one that was operating at less than full capacity. There are a lot of great labels out there run by people with great visions who are going at it 110%, which is more than I could offer.

It’s possible that I might do something else in the future, but for now there are other creative things I want to explore and learn. Over the years Sunshine provided me with the ability to meet all kind of listeners and artists from around the world… and therefore I accomplished everything I set out to do. I learned a great deal and I have nothing but gratitude for all who bought records, those who recorded them, and those who sang their praises. Thanks to everyone for being excellent.


AGB Radio 2015/06/29

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Background music: Grant Evans – Sword Interval (from Villages / Grant Evans split)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:05:53 Josh Mason – Otium Sanctum (from Otium Sanctum)
00:16:29 David Andree – Breach (Surrounded) (from In Streams)
00:19:34 Josh Mason – Water (from Temple Bell)
00:21:26 Talk break
00:23:19 Hakobune – Catenary (from Whispering In Their Presence)
00:33:54 Letna – Cermernik (from Horizont)
00:37:06 Brad Heyne & Josh Mason – V2_4 (form Vapor)
00:40:46 Josh Mason – Dying In A Canoe (from The Symbiont)
00:55:49 Talk break
00:57:16 Cody Yantis – Six (from Starvation Winter)
00:59:19 Indian Weapons – False Claimant (from Messiah)
01:12:37 Talk break
01:13:08 Olli Aarni – Ikkunasta Näkyvä Ikkuna (from Koittaa Aika)
01:34:02 Gareth Flowers & Josh Mason – The Resignation (from Silent Period)
01:38:54 Talk break
01:39:44 Billy Gomberg – Certain Words Again And Again (from Certain Words Again And Again)
01:54:32 Josh Mason – No Computer (from Alone In The Kingdom)
01:59:30 Talk break

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AGB Radio (June 22, 2015)

Extra dose of psych stuff (that Kill West record is so fuckin good) and quite a few super long songs, all in all A++


AGB Radio 2015/06/22

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Background music: Spires That In The Sunset Rise – Bitchin (For Suma) (from Beasts In The Garden)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:00:41 Cinchel – A Light Crack In The Wall (from Worry)
00:22:59 Kill West – Signs (from Smoke Beach)
00:31:26 Talk break
00:32:16 Helm – Outerzone 2015 (from Olympic Mess)
00:44:23 Dommengang – Everybody’s Boogie (from Everybody’s Boogie)
00:49:39 Marie Davidson – Kidnap You In The Desert (from Un Autre Voyage)
00:58:17 Talk break
00:59:16 High Wolf – Wild At Heart (from Growing Wild)
01:07:55 Bong – Time Regained (from We Are, We Were And We Will Have Been)
01:25:04 Atrium Carceri – Decrepit City (from Metropolis)
01:28:45 Talk break
01:29:50 You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons – Psychic Driving Part I (from Population IV)
01:47:13 BOAN – Boan Acid (from Mentiras)
01:58:04 Talk break