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AGB Radio (July 25, 2016) – Migration Fest Special

migration fest poster

I’m headed to Migration Fest in a few weeks. I can’t fly, and I live in Salem, Massachusetts, so getting to Olympia, Washington is gonna take quite a few days, but it will be so unbelievably worth it. I mean, just look at the bands that are playing (except Emperor, they’re definitely not playing, but False is doing an Emperor cover set). This is literally like 75% of my favorite metal bands. Bell Witch! Panopticon!! Hell!!! Mizmor!!!! Mournful Congregation!!!!! Un-fucking-real.

There’s still some day passes left (Friday is sold out) but people who bought a weekend pass and can’t go are selling their passes on the Facebook event page, so it’s still not too late to get in on this.

See you there?

UPDATE: I totally fucked up and played a song from a different Eos band than the one that played the fest. I played the Canadian black metal Eos on Fallen Empire instead of the Olympian doom Ēōs with three self-released demos. Sorry about that!


AGB Radio 2016/07/25 – Migration Fest Special

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Background music: Thou – Prometheus (from Summit)

00:00:00 Emperor – The Majesty Of The Nightsky (from In The Nightside Eclipse)
00:04:51 Talk break
00:06:53 The Body & Krieg – Fracture (from The Body & Krieg)
00:09:49 Cavernlight – Upon The Threshold Of Reason, Embracing Our Corporeal Forms (from Corporeal)
00:16:24 Krallice – Engram (from Ygg Huur)
00:21:53 Eos – Katharsis (from L’Avalé)
00:28:52 Talk break
00:30:13 Obsequiae – Wilweorthunga (from Aria Of Vernal Tombs)
00:32:45 Pale Chalice – Through Vexed Veil (from Negate The Infinite And Miraculous)
00:35:51 Fórn – Emergence (from The Departure Of Consciousness)
00:40:22 Panopticon – The Wind’s Farewell (from Autumn Eternal)
00:47:18 Yellow Eyes – Fallen Snag (from Sick With Bloom)
00:53:09 Anicon – Toil And Mockery (from Exegeses)
00:59:17 Talk break
01:01:08 Bell Witch – Somniloquy (The Distance Of Forever) (from Four Phantoms)
01:24:03 Hell – Inscriptus (from Hell)
01:29:04 Full Of Hell – Throbbing Lung Fiber (from Rudiments Of Mutilation)
01:30:06 Talk break
01:31:00 Dead To A Dying World – Cicatrix (from Litany)
01:35:55 False – untitled 3 (from untitled 2015)
01:45:17 Mournful Congregation – The Wreath (from The June Frost)
01:48:23 Mizmor – Bask In The Lingering (from Yodh)
01:58:38 Talk break

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AGB Radio (July 18, 2016)



Kinda can’t believe I haven’t played anything from the Second Woman record on this show yet I mean what the hell is wrong with me. Also, that Natural Snow Buildings release is 6 discs long and free, so the very next thing you should do after listening to this episode is go download that.


AGB Radio 2016/07/18

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Background music: Sonic Youth – Ambient Guitar & Dreamy Theme (from Spinhead Sessions 1986)

00:00:00 Second Woman – 500609sp3 (from Second Woman)
00:06:06 Talk break
00:07:46 MJ Guider – Evencylce (from Precious Systems)
00:17:52 Corum – Emerald Rays Into Deepwater Horizon (from Coastal Vudutronic Voyage
00:31:09 Talk break
00:32:02 Natural Snow Buildings – The Drowned Church (from Aldebaran)
00:49:16 René Margraff – We Are Shrinking, We Are Shrinking (from Four Pieces In The Key Of Panic)
01:01:23 Talk break
01:02:38 Motion Sickness Of Time Travel – Interlude (from Affinity)
01:19:01 Crowhurst – Dried Blood And Old Earth (from II)
01:32:28 Talk break
01:33:09 Heinali – Lest The Snow Smother Us (from And Night Is A Flash)
01:44:47 My Dear Killer & Matteo Uggeri – La Corteccia Urticante (from Blind Tarots)
01:49:02 Andrew Weathers – Valley Of The Dry Bones (from North Fork Of The Jump)
01:58:41 Talk break

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AGB Radio (July 11, 2016)

fennesz orourke - its hard for me to say im sorry album cover

I really need to start listening to Dälek again. I think I’ve missed out on at least 2 or 3 records since the last time paid attention to them and man Asphalt For Eden is amazing.


AGB Radio 2016/07/11

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Background music: Leighton Craig – Solar Causeways (from Green Coronet)

00:00:00 Dälek – Masked Laughter (Nothing’s Left) (from Asphalt For Eden)
00:06:58 Talk break
00:08:28 Christian Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke – I Just Want You To Stay (from It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry)
00:26:26 Gulls – Wave Roll (from Internal Rhythm)
00:30:15 Talk break
00:30:59 75 Dollar Bill – Beni Said (from Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock)
00:43:22 Tandaapushi – Part 3 (from Fire Disposal)
00:59:12 Talk break
01:00:05 St. Francis Duo – A (from Peacemaker Assembly)
01:19:39 Damian Valles – Shiftwork (from Strand)
01:26:18 Lockbox – Grim Reap Trip Pants (from Demonoid)
01:30:43 Talk break
01:32:04 France Jobin & Stephan Mathieu – Sea Song V (from Radiance II: Music For The Answer)
01:36:51 Jason Sharp – Still I Sit With You Inside Me (Part 1) (from A Boat Upon Its Blood)
01:45:12 Les Halles – Hypochondria Of The Heart (from Transient)
01:50:13 K. Moak – 53 (from 12947024)
01:51:25 Topographer – Emergence (from Modular One)
01:58:36 Talk break

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AGB Radio (July 4, 2016)

tongues of light album cover

That Tongues Of Light record is absolutely nuts. Love it. And head over to Tyondai’s Bandcamp page to download his excellent new Oranged Out EP, pay what you want and all proceeds go to Everytown For Gun Safety.


AGB Radio 2016/07/04

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Background music: Tuluum Shimmering – Flower Dance Song (from Flower Dance Song)

00:00:00 Nested – It Makes Sense (from Nested 4)
00:09:42 Talk break
00:10:58 Cinchel – Suggest Continuing On This Path May Not Be In Your Best Interest (from Do Better)
00:31:05 Talk break
00:31:40 Tiger Village – Jungle Gate (from Tiger Village VI: Effective Living)
00:34:30 Autumn Pool – Always (Orbiculatus Glowing On The Plain) (from Balm In The Night Air)
00:47:18 Offthesky – Form Light (from Silent Went The Sea)
00:58:48 Talk break
00:59:54 Derek Piotr – Shallows (from Drono)
01:11:08 Tongues Of Light – Awakening Side (from Channelled Messages)
01:28:34 Talk break
01:29:44 Vortex – Skyline (from Moloch)
01:40:21 Simon Scott – FloodLines.3 (from Floodlines)
01:49:32 Tyondai Braxton – Greencrop (from Oranged Out)
01:58:33 Talk break

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AGB Radio (June 20, 2016)

belarisk - moments in shapeshifting album cover

Super rare episode where no song even hits 10 minutes, so I got to cram this full of awesomeness, including a new Mamiffer song on the bonus disc from the Japanese edition of The World Unseen.

AGB Radio 2016/06/20

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Background music: The Double – Dawn Of The Double (from Dawn Of The Double)

00:00:00 German Army – Pixel Palace (from Gone In Luxury)
00:06:24 Talk break
00:08:33 Fox/Soper Duo – N\xB2 (from Magenta Line)
00:18:27 Mamiffer – We Are United In Spirit, We Will Be Happy Forever (from The World Unseen)
00:23:07 Susan Alcorn – Circular Ruins (from Evening Tales)
00:29:57 Talk break
00:31:02 Tashi Dorji – They Are Already Ruins (from VDSQ: Solo Acoustic Vol. 13)
00:32:52 B/B/S/ – Navel Oil (from Palace)
00:39:33 Ela Stiles – Black Metal (from Black Metal)
00:49:28 Jozef Van Wissem – If There’s Nothing Left Where Will You Go (from It Is Time For You To Return)
00:51:56 Solo Andata – Canvas (from In The Lens)
00:56:57 Neutral – Gaze (from Neutral)
01:00:05 Talk break
01:01:38 Beyond Sensory Experience – Ends And Histories (from The End Of It All)
01:10:06 No Data – Data Corrupter (from Uniform Groove With A Chisel)
01:12:50 Ryan Huber – Saladin (from Comoros)
01:17:00 Bracken – Ravenser Odd II (from High Passes)
01:25:50 Space Dimension Controller – Multicoloured Evolving Sky (from Orange Melamine)
01:31:01 Talk break
01:32:07 Ian William Craig – The Nearness (from Centres)
01:39:45 Miserable – Stay Cold (from Uncontrollable)
01:42:43 Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Crustaceans Rise From Salt Water For Vengeance (from Green Graves)
01:48:04 Raime – Coax (from Tooth)
01:52:10 Belarisk – The Hand The Bit Itself {Geist} (from Moments In Shapeshifting)
01:58:14 Talk break


Questions For The Holy Circle

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What started out as a married duo with Erica Burgner-Hannum (of Unlucky Atlas and vocalist on many Locrian songs) and Terence Hannum (core member of Locrian, has a number of solo records, creates 2D art with cassette tape, and as of a few weeks ago became a published author) but has now expanded to trio status to include Nathan Jurgenson (Silo Halo, Teething Veils, Washerwoman). These guys make a wonderfully lush & dreamy gloompop (gloomy dreampop?) and have a new tape coming out in July on Accidental Guest Recordings as well as recently released 7″ square lathe, super limited to 30 copies (only 7 left), on Terence’s Anathemata Editions.

I was able to get ahold of Erica & Terence to take part in my Q&A series. I’m very thankful for their participation and their responses are exceptional. You might notice a slight variation on the standard set of questions. I decided to reword one and replace another. Always changing. Always improving.


What is an ideal death?
Erica: Dying in my sleep after a long life.

Terence: Being cryogenically frozen so I can be revived centuries later.

What makes you happy?
Erica: Spending time with my kids and writing music.

Terence: Being with my family, making stuff in my studio be it visual art, music or writing.

How can you die happy?
Erica: Avoid negative people and negative situations and take some risks. Try not to always play it safe.

Terence: Knowing my kids are kind and compassionate and to know that something I made meant something to someone.

How close have you come to death?
Erica: I was in very bad car accident as a sophomore in college. Somehow, I walked away unharmed but my car was totaled.

Terence: I don’t recall any of this but when I was an infant I had a disease that was killing babies and the elderly with extreme dehydration and I supposedly barely made it.

How can you make your life better?
Erica: Let go of things that are doing harm to you, physically and emotionally. Take some risks every once in a while.

Terence: Be more organized. Seriously.

What does kindness mean to you?
Erica: Having empathy, being supportive, generosity.

Terence: Listening, I have a hard time listening because my head is always going but to me the kindest thing you can do is listen.

Where do you find love?
Erica: Terence is my soulmate, if such a thing exists. During a break-up early in our relationship, I quickly realized that I couldn’t imagine my future without him. Then I got to a place where I was content with myself and just wanted him to be happy. Shortly after, we got back together. That’s true love. I can’t live without you but if I have to I want your happiness.

Terence: With Erica and our kids. With old friends.

When were you most afraid?
Erica: I was told repeatedly that I would loose my pregnancy with my daughter. I didn’t sleep well while pregnant with her because of that.

Terence: Having kids, not just like when they were born, but almost daily.

How do you listen to music?
Erica: In the car on the commute to work or records and Bluetooth at home. We also stream a lot of music on YouTube because we really like the music videos.

Terence: At home a lot of LPs and on Bandcamp and YouTube. I listen mainly to cassettes in my car.

CONTEST WINNER: Terence Hannum’s Beneath The Remains


There were some excellent entries to last week’s Beneath The Remains contest, but only one victor. The winning haiku by Laura Ruth Beattie is below. To everyone else besides the author: head over to Anathemata Editions and snag a copy of one of the best books you’ll read all year. It’s a steal at $10 even more so because it includes a digital download with the physical copy.


Neon headphones peek
Through the waxy iris bed:
World will let her be.

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AGB Radio (June 13, 2016)

ISORINNE - No Strength of Sun (web1500)

Lots of guitars in this episode, but then there’s the black metal & black spiritual insanity from Zeal And Ardor and the warm harmonium drone from Accident Du Travail, so A+ all around I’d say.


AGB Radio 2016/06/13

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Background music: Baccille – Howl, Youth Pigs (from Guerin Et Medecin)

00:00:00 Zeal And Ardor – In Ashes (from Devil Is Fine)
00:02:29 Talk break
00:03:49 William Ryan Fritch – Our Strange Progression (from Clean War)
00:08:48 Psychic Ills – Ra Wah Wah (from Inner Journey Out)
00:17:55 Isorinne – Gate Of Sleep (from No Strength Of Sun)
00:29:15 Talk break
00:30:06 Kikagaku Moyo – Silver Owl (from House In The Tall Grass)
00:40:09 Rhys Chatham – Part One (from Pythagorean Dream)
00:59:12 Talk break
01:00:05 Sleepyhead – D. (from D.)
01:19:04 Accident Du Travail – Marriage (from Très Précieux Sang)
01:27:15 Talk break
01:28:05 Landing – Morning Sun (from Third Sight)
01:42:27 William Tyler – Kingdom Of Jones (from Modern Country)
01:45:48 Western Skies Motel – Transformation (from Settlers)
01:50:42 Morgen Wurde – Dachte Immer (from Brach Auf)
01:58:33 Talk break

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AGB Radio (June 6, 2016) – Best Of 2016 So Far

homler and moshier - breadwoman album cover

I could have easily done two or three episodes filled with my favorite stuff that’s come out this year, there’s already so goddamn much. Mamiffer & Troller though you guys. BFF4L


AGB Radio 2016/06/06

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Background music: The Field – Pink Sun (from The Follower)

00:00:00 Troller – Nothing (from Graphic)
00:06:28 Talk break
00:07:43 Nested – “What A Beautiful World This Will Be.” (from Nested 3)
00:14:10 Paul Jebanasam – eidolons beginning p = (m²A ² am to (rho-z)-y ∂t+(ᵨ see to wait dz/dt = it xy that I -beta* do not z countless (from Continuum)
00:24:01 Braeyden Jae – Vanishing Procession (from Fog Mirror)
00:30:19 Talk break
00:31:15 Matt Carlson, Michael Stirling, & Doug Theriault – Mishra Bhairavi (from Aakash)
00:49:35 Andrew Tuttle – Registration (from Fantasy League)
00:52:06 Anna Homler & Steve Moshier – Gu She’ Na’ Di (from Breadwoman & Other Tales)
00:57:34 Ash Koosha – In Line (from I AKA I)
00:59:56 Talk break
01:00:58 La Tène – Marche De Fahy (from Vouerca/Fahy)
01:20:45 Roly Porter – High Places (from Third Law)
01:25:47 Nekrasov – Your Are Not Bliss, You Are Not Free (from Negative Temple)
01:29:41 Talk break
01:30:31 Mamiffer – Flower Of The Field II (from The World Unseen)
01:34:15 Lake Of Violet – Please Stay Longer (from The Startling Testimony Of Plumb Lines)
01:37:48 Architeuthis Rex – Fallen (from Stilbon Is Dead)
01:43:10 Surachai – Exhale Death (from Instinct And Memory)
01:47:07 Andy Stott – Selfish (from Too Many Voices)
01:51:39 Tim Hecker – Collapse Sonata (from Love Streams)
01:55:51 Julianna Barwick – Wist (from Will)
01:58:31 Talk break

CONTEST: Win Terence Hannum’s Beneath The Remains

beneath the remains


AGB is venturing into new territory here you guys. Well, sort of, or maybe getting back to my roots depending on how far back you look into AGB’s history. This giveaway is for a copy of Terence Hannum’s debut novella, Beneath The Remains. You should all know Hannum already: his solo music is unfuckwithable and he’s a member of the legendary Locrian as well as The Holy Circle. He’s also an incredible visual artist who works primarily with cassette tape as a 2D medium. For real this guy is like #1 jack of all trades, master of all of them.

I just finished reading this book last week. I have, like, negative time for reading, but this was good enough (and short enough, roughly 75 pages) that I blasted through it in just a few days. It’s so fucking good. The short synopsis is two young brothers are forced to move to Florida with their mom and new step-dad. The older brother, who hates almost everything except death metal and literature, goes missing. This is teeming with 80s/90s youth culture living alongside the depths of human malice and strangeness. I loved it and I’m pretty sure you will too.

The book is published by Hannum’s newly minted Anathemata Editions and the winner will receive a PDF of the book as well as a physical copy. All of you have to do is write a haiku about your childhood, Florida, death metal, evil, Shakespeare, or whatever, and send it to beneaththehaiku [at] antigravitybunny [dot] com by the end of the week (Friday, June 10th).

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AGB Radio (May 30, 2016)

tvlpa - mountain of the opposer album cover

Thom Wasluck aka Planning For Burial started a new label called Glowing Window Recordings and the first/only two releases (Ruined & Autumn Pool) he put out are out-fucking-standing. Plus you guys really need to hear all of Ratkje’s Crepuscular Hour holy shit it’s amazing.


AGB Radio 2016/05/30

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Background music: Linear Movement – Don’t Try To Trick Me (from The Linear Way)

00:00:00 Ruined – Some Years Don’t Matter (from Hunter’s Premonition)
00:08:34 Talk break
00:09:34 Autumn Pool – July In Gossamers (from An Ardent Memory)
00:20:16 Harry Bertoia – Phosphorescence (from Sonambient: Recordings Of Harry Bertoia)
00:32:59 Talk break
00:34:09 Ignatz – Eulogy Example (from The Drain)
00:36:14 Brian Case – DCIN (from Tense Nature)
00:39:35 Tauusk – Ridges (from Ridges)
00:59:28 Talk break
01:00:15 Marissa Nadler – Divers Of The Dust (from Strangers)
01:02:58 Maja S. K. Ratkje – Crepuscular Hour Part 2 (from Crepuscular Hour)
01:25:35 Talk break
01:26:47 Tvlpa – The Becoming I (from Mountain Of The Opposer)
01:34:23 Ionophore – Infantman (from Sinter Pools)
01:38:55 Jon Mueller – What I Thought You Said (from Tongues)
01:58:32 Talk break

CONTEST WINNER: Jon Mueller’s Tongues



Thanks so much to all who entered the haiku contest for Jon Mueller’s insane new solo record, Tongues. The haiku magnificence by winner Taylor McKenzie is below.

Partly parting waves
Thunder crashes; speaking tongues
Stone ‘n’ brush flail to say

The rest of yous should head over to Rhythmplex stat and snag a copy of the record before it disappears.

CONTEST: Win Jon Mueller’s Tongues

Jon Mueller - Tongues

Jon Mueller’s music is un-fucking-real. Most recently, he headed up the Death Blues project, which celebrated Life and the present. He’s worked with all your favorites (James Plotkin, Asmus Tietchens, Z’ev, Duane Pitre, Rhys Chatham…) and was/is in Volcano Choir, Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, and Pele. And he’s just the coolest fucking drummer. His newest self-released record (well, released by Rhythmplex) takes his hypno-drumming to the next level, with 2 side-long pieces of ritualistic Truth seeking transcendence that combines densely layered droning vocal chants and relentless percussion, music that can’t possibly be contained by time or place, let alone genre, it’s the sound of everyone you’ve ever met gathering together in an attempt to understand their existence.

So, this is another haiku contest. You write a haiku inspired by the record, drumming, speaking in tongues, truth, transcendence, life, etc, and you send it to drummingintongues |at| antigravitybunny |dot| com by the end of the weekend (Sunday, May 22). The winning haiku will be revealed next week.

Watch a video here, buy it here, and catch up on Mueller’s back catalog here.

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AGB Radio (May 16, 2016)

New Rome - Nowhere album cover

Maaaaan Nested is unbelievably good. There’s 3 free* records on Bandcamp that you need in your life.


AGB Radio 2016/05/16

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Background music: Kowloon_Walled_City – Palatial Melt II (from Palatial Melt)

00:00:00 Zahn | Hatami | McClure – Veeland (from Veerian
00:09:36 Talk break
00:11:13 Nested – The Dawn Of A New Concordia (from Nested 3)
00:22:56 John Atkinson – Kestrel (from Asasin În Lege)
00:30:10 Talk break
00:31:20 Aeon Fux – Devil Summoner’s Dilemma (from Devil Summoner’s Dilemma)
00:31:50 Driftmachine – Lost Travelers (from Colliding Contours)
00:38:46 Oil Thief – Heat Death (from In The Heat)
00:44:01 Endless Melancholy – The Air Here Is Written With You (from Deep As The Dark Blue Sea)
00:50:28 Dag Rosenqvist – Porcelain (from Elephant)
00:59:00 Talk break
01:00:23 Antwood – Spirit Fabric (from Virtuous.scr)
01:04:53 Bjarni Gunnarsson – Gallivant (from Paths)
01:11:17 Codespira1 – Node #1 (from Artefact)
01:19:19 Unfollow – All My Rifles (from Blue Twenty-One)
01:25:19 Pierce Warnecke – Sparseness Gave Way To Infinite (from Memory Fragments)
01:29:37 Talk break
01:31:07 New Rome – Nowhere (from Nowhere)
01:37:18 Donnacha Costello – Kensh? (from Mouvements)
01:44:35 Hey Exit – But Is Not Consumed (from Caudata)
01:51:37 Lucy – Drink (from Eat, Drink, Shop, Relax)
01:59:21 Talk break

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AGB Radio (May 9, 2016)

carlson stirling theriault - aakash album cover

Death Grips was an admittedly strange choice to put between those last two songs, but I couldn’t help it.


AGB Radio 2016/05/09

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Background music: Degtras – Ancient Forest (from Hominidae Resonance)

00:00:00 Ash Koosha – Hex (from I AKA I)
00:02:40 Talk break
00:03:57 Lea Bertucci – Axis/Atlas (from Axis/Atlas)
00:16:29 Mikael Seifu – The Solipsist (from Zelalem)
00:24:08 Ramzi – OO (from For Haku)
00:28:35 Animalia – Fever Dream (from (dissonance))
00:30:40 Talk break
00:31:57 Sea Of Bones – Silent Transmissions (from Silent Transmissions)
00:59:23 Surachai – Light Drinker (from Instinct And Memory)
01:02:13 Talk break
01:03:34 Matt Carlson, Michael Stirling, & Doug Theriault – Clouds Into Midnight (from Aakash)
01:23:55 Sarah Davachi – A Garden, An Orchard (from Dominions)
01:30:26 Talk break
01:31:49 Loren Connors & Clint Heidorn – Light (from Light)
01:46:44 Death Grips – Trash (from Bottomless Pit)
01:49:33 Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words – No Words I (from No Words)
01:59:27 Talk break