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Episode #2295

Program #2295

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Friday, June 11, 2004

Hi Tech, Lo Tech, (New Tech,) No Tech. It’s a New Sounds for the Dr. Suess set, or at least for those who like to experiment with sound-producing technological toys. There’s music from Chris Butler’s latest, called “Museum of Me,” where he recorded onto wax cylinders, wire recorders, and antique tape machines. Then listen to a bit from Michael Gordon’s latest, “Light Is Calling.” Its avant-classical sound is somewhat drum-and-bass like, with twisted loops that might not be out of place at a dance club. Also, hear music by Daniel Figgis from his recording, “Skipper,” coupled with ambient re-compositions of Figgis’ loopy samples and instrumental electronic washes. These works are from a new compilation, “When It’s Ajar,” by Ireland’s finest soundmakers, who run the gamut from electroacoustic music, glitch and micro-sound, to hip-hop, ambient and dance music.

PROGRAM #2295 Hi Tech, Lo Tech, No Tech (Fri. 6/11/2004)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Chris Butler

The Museum Of Me

Hole In The Sky [1:30]

Future Fossil Records #DIG-8 www.nutscape.com/ChrisButler

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

Glimmerer [5:00]

Black Burst #005, distr. by Rough Trade www.roughtrade.com. Info at www.danielfiggis.com

Various Artists: The Place of Willis

When It's Ajar: The Music of Daniel Figgis?

Seven Bells [3:30]

Spitroast Records no # www.spitroastrecords.com

Chris Butler

The Museum Of Me

Bad Moon Over Mel Bay [3:30]

See above.

Brian Eno

Vocal (Box Set)

The Big Ship [3:00]

Virgin/EG #ENOBX2.**
Available as an import in some better stores, or try Amazon.com*

Michael Gordon

Light Is Calling

Light Is Calling [7:30]

Nonesuch #79801** www.nonesuch.com

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

The Please Front [4:00]

See above.

Various Artists: Cathal Coughlin

When It's Ajar: The Music of Daniel Figgis?

Second City Bicycle Bounce [6:00]

See above.

Various Artists: David Donohoe

When It's Ajar: The Music of Daniel Figgis?

As pleasing as thy front may be [5:00]

See above.

Chris Butler

The Museum of Me

Davey's Sister's Home From College [3:00]

See above.

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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