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AGB Radio (March 21, 2016)

jackie mcdowell - new blood medicine album cover
 

Holy shit there’s a new Jackie McDowell record!!

 

AGB Radio 2016/03/21

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Background music: Kassel Jaeger, Stephan Mathieu, & Akira Rabelais – Zauberberg (from Zauberberg)

00:00:00 Jackie McDowell – Hyperborea (from New Blood Medicine)
00:04:33 Talk break
00:06:06 Borosilicate Purl – The Cup Was Emptied And Would Never Be Filled Again (from Coalescence)
00:12:47 Dibson T. Hoffweiler – The Goat Water Moon (from Oakland To Sebastopol)
00:23:40 Jakob Pek – Emptiness Smiles (from Emptiness Smiles)
00:28:24 Talk break
00:29:24 Fursaxa – Troglodytes (from Immured)
00:36:27 The Oscillation – Alignment Zone (from Monographic)
00:49:25 Colin Stetson – Sorrow II (from Sorrow – A Reimagining Of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony)
00:59:34 Talk break
01:01:01 Sarah Hennies – Gather (from Gather & Release)
01:28:01 Talk break
01:28:41 Wydring – Ahold A Wren (from Wyrding)
01:34:08 Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy – Your Heart Is Pure, Your Mind Is Clear, And Your Soul Devout (from Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties)
01:42:15 France Jobin – N (from Singulum)
01:58:40 Talk break

Interviews

Questions For Danny Paul Grody

Danny Paul Grody by Margo Moritz

credit: Margo Moritz

 

Thee Danny Paul Grody has a new solo record called Other States as part of the Sketch For Winter series, out on Geographic North right now and it’s fucking incredible (stream it, buy it), it’s the first he’s put out since 2013’s Between Two Worlds on Three Lobed which was the fucking bessssst, Danny’s been doing killer shit with guitars & synths for like 15 years with Tarentel, The Drift, and his own solo work, and all of it is A+++ magic music, his solo stuff sounding like it would’ve been perfectly at home on Takoma, right between Craig Leon and Robbie Basho. I’ve been anticipating this one for a while, so once I heard it was in the works, I jumped at the chance to throw my set of questions at him. He obliged, and I am very thankful. Turns out he and I have a lot in common.

 

What is the best way to die?
Without pain, regrets and surrounded by loved ones. Sounds romantic, I know, but if I had a choice in the matter…

How do you think you’ll die?
Unexpectedly, I hope.

What makes you happy?
Being loved and loving back. I think happiness is fleeting at best. Once you can accept that, it becomes easier to receive it as well as to let it go when it passes. Maybe fulfillment is a more realistic goal to set?

How can you die happy?
Being fulfilled and doing what you love.

How close have you come to death?
Not very, but I’ve seen life leave a person. HEAVY.

What does kindness mean to you?
Generosity without expectation. The ability to listen, to be vulnerable, and to keep an open heart.

Where do you find love?
From my my parter of ten 10+ years, my friends, family, cat Eli, music and community.

When were you most afraid?
I’ve had some nightmares… I’ll leave it at that.

How do you listen to music?
I’ve got a long commute to work so I listen often on the train or bus these days. I’m also a student so music has been a great writing companion.

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AGB Radio (March 14, 2016)

Architeuthis-Rex-Stilbon-is-Dead

 

New Architeuthis Rex!! New Mary Lattimore!! New(ish) Faith Coloccia (Mára)!! Also that reissue of Anna Homler’s speaking in tongues shit is 100% crazy cool.

 

AGB Radio 2016/03/14

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Background music: Strategy – Fossil Data (from Information Pollution)

00:00:00 Father Lemon – Fearconfrontation (from Putrescentrainbow)
00:05:17 Talk break
00:06:35 Thug Entrancer – Wage Mage III (from Arcology)
00:14:25 Anna Homler & Steve Moshier – Gu She’ Na’ Di (from Breadwoman & Other Tales)
00:19:54 Vektormusik – Excerpt#4 07.06.15 (from Time Woke Up In Darkness Excerpts Vol. 2)
00:27:45 Mára – The Gift Of Life (from Surfacing)
00:30:44 Talk break
00:32:21 Virtual Forest – The Angel Of The Abyss And The Door Through The Underworld (from Ritual Machine Music)
00:47:26 Mary Lattimore – Ferris Wheel, January (from At The Dam)
01:00:43 Talk break
01:01:32 Jessika Kenney – Ingsun (from Atria)
01:05:15 Oakeater – Wishful Beginnings (from Aquarius)
01:12:58 Cloaked Figure – The Let Gods Forgive What I Have Created, Let Those I Love Try To Forgive What I Have Created (from Tome Is Melting
01:27:55 Talk break
01:28:39 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 23:52 (from Trance Frendz)
01:34:31 Luciernaga – La Tragedia Que Es Chile (The Tragedy That Is Chile) (from Sic Transit Gloria)
01:49:38 Architeuthis Rex – Oikoumene (from Stilbon Is Dead)
01:58:16 Talk break

CONTEST WINNER: Gates’ Palace Of Mirrors

gates logo
 

Got lots of great submissions (thank you!!) to win a vinyl copy of Palace Of Mirrors by Gates, but only one hit it out of the park. Revel in Bronson Wistuk’s haiku winning prowess.

 

Tundra caving in
No fire, no light, smoke billows
Windows kept open

 

There was another that definitely deserves runner-up status, which is Christian Molenaar’s that follows the 5-7-5 pattern in both English and Japanese, which I kind of just have to take his word on, but whatever, it’s also just a fucking great haiku.

Japanese:
最終しぐれ (Saishū shigure)
冬の雨, 不老 (Fuyu no ame, furō)
バニー土産 (Bunny miyage)

English:
The last cold shower
The rain in winter, ageless
A gift from Bunny

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AGB Radio (March 7, 2016)

jake blanchard - shade album cover

 

Recently discovered Father Lemon. You should definitely check this dude out.

 

AGB Radio 2016/03/07

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Background music: Faust Ghoul – Horror (from Suicide Shower)

00:00:00 Braeyden Jae – Obscured And Waiting (from Fog Mirror)
00:05:58 Talk break
00:07:39 Monastery – A Snowstorm Descends Upon A Sleepy Town (from Peculiar Storms)
00:13:30 Tashi Dorji & Shane Parish – Storm Sinks Boat (from Expecting)
00:28:15 Talk break
00:29:39 Sophia – Quiet Darkness (from Unclean)
00:34:37 Forrest Fang – Not Forgotten (from The Sleepwalker’s Ocean)
00:45:19 Greenhouse – Failed Tropics (from The Sound The Sky Makes)
00:57:43 Talk break
00:58:38 Jake Blanchard – Submerged (from Shade)
01:10:01 Father Lemon – 2ko1 (from Putrescentrainbow)
01:23:02 Jason Van Wyk – Stay (from Attachment)
01:27:01 Talk break
01:28:35 Lesley Flanigan – Hedera (from Hedera)
01:48:53 Kedr Livanskiy – Razrushitelniy Krug (Acappella) (from January Sun)
01:49:59 Sarah Neufeld – A Long Awaited Scar (from The Ridge)
01:58:57 Talk break

CONTEST: Win Gates’ Palace Of Mirrors

gates - palace of mirrors contest
 

See that up there? That could be yours. Palace Of Mirrors by Gates on sweet sweet purple mist vinyl, limited to 100 copies, fresh off the press. This monolith was my sixth favorite metal record of 2015, although it almost made it onto the drone list instead of the metal list, because that’s how Gates rolls. This record is out-fucking-standing. Mega droned doom of the highest order. Stream the whole thing here if you want a taste.

So here’s what you need to do if you want to win this thing. Write a haiku, preferably inspired in some way by Gates, or Palace Of Mirrors, or doom drone, or something, you get the idea. Send that haiku to palaceofhaikus [at] antigravitybunny [dotcom] before the end of next Friday (March 11). That’s it. Have fun.

In case you don’t win, here’s a link to buy a copy for yourself, which you should absolutely do.

Also, to preempt any grammar jerks, I’m well aware the plural of haiku doesn’t have an “s” but it just worked better that way for hopefully obvious reasons.

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AGB Radio (February 29, 2016)

troller - graphic album cover
 

NEW TROLLER NEW TROLLER NEW TROLLER

also sorry Benjamin Finger I accidentally said your new record was on Time Released Sound instead of X-Ray
 

AGB Radio 2016/02/29

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Background music: Sean McCann – Pacifics (from Pacifics)

00:00:00 Troller – Not Here (from Graphic)
00:04:42 Talk break
00:06:16 Ian William Craig – Parry That With More Geometry (from Zugzwang For Fostex)
00:12:32 Benjamin Finger – Headspincrawl (from Amorosa Sensitiva)
00:23:23 Cross Record – The Depths (from Wabi-Sabi)
00:27:49 Talk break
00:28:57 Andrew Tuttle – Private League (from Fantasy League)
00:35:45 Machinefabriek – Dwaal (from Dwaal/Wold)
00:53:35 Isolde Touch – PVC Burn (from Secretary Of Sensation)
00:58:35 Talk break
00:59:33 The Humble Bee – Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past (from Deathless Songs)
01:20:27 Rangda – Hard Times Befall The Door-To-Door Glass Shard Salesman (from The Heretic’s Bargain)
01:28:21 Talk break
01:29:19 Autistici & Justin Varis – Amber (Sleep Test For Erik) (from Nine)
01:46:29 Wil Bolton – Wishing Well (from February Dawn)
01:50:40 Secret Boyfriend – Memorize Them Well (from Memory Care Unit)
01:58:53 Talk break