Wrecking Dangerous Abstraction [playlist]
- wreck thiS meSS on Radio 100 ° Amsterdam ° 99.3 FM
Pyscho-audiographic Dérives #108: Abstract is Dangerous Mystification
+ Live webcast <www.desk.nl/~dfm/>
Friday 21 September [24:00 - 3:30 AM]
The Novocaine Boogie [Pass the Gas Doc] > Dr. Dr. Jazz 
Way Out Intro & Motorcycle Ride > Bruce Haacke & Miss Nelson 
Undercurrents > Marcos Fernandes 
Church of Bank > Blurt 
La Vie Aussi > Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown 
Bullets for Ballots > Marcos Fernandes 
A1 People Remix [Preparing for Old] > Black Sifichi 
Entendue > Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown 
Stück 9 > Luigi Archetti & Bo Wiget 
A Psychedelic Pswirly [Modal variations on a I, IV, V progression for
garage quartet > Coachmen 
OK, Robot > Bruce Haacke & Miss Nelson 
I Hate the Dutch > Jona Lewie 
Windmills of Lingerie > Blurt 
Upper Lip of a Nostril Man > Fred Lane & His Hittite Hot Shots 
The Orange Line > Marcos Fernandes 
Hiawatha [excerpts: Henry W. Longfellow] > Harry Fleetwood 
Lonely Boy > Vincent Gallo 
Time Apart > Beef Knowledge 
Stück 5 > Luigi Archetti & Bo Wiget 
Sixteen Seconds > Vincent Gallo 
With Smiles & Death Smiles > Vincent Gallo 
Label-less disc 
I-Transmission > Jamzero 
Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky > b/art 
Cante Marito / Caterpillar > Marcello Radulovich 
Quad or Knee > If, Bwana 
My Dog > Dan Greenburg 
Unsavory Products > Black Sifichi vs Black Dog 
Title Unknown #4 > Robert Pelham 
Army Ants in Your Pants > Bruce Haacke & Miss Nelson 
La Nuite Blanche > Roots of Communication 
Es Eilt Die Zeit > Roots of Communication 
Kasimicks Tractors > Blurt 
Trouble My Buddy > Stephen Jesse Bernstein vs Roberto Valenza 
Roronra > Joscha Oetz 
Wishing Well > Black Sifichi vs Black Dog 
El Habib > Sonic Monks 
Ennoia > David Dunn 
The Girl of Her Dreams > Vincent Gallo 
A Brown Lung Hollering > Vincent Gallo 
The Way It Is Waltz > Vincent Gallo 
Glad to be Unhappy > Vincent Gallo 
Losing > Beef Knowledge 
And a Colored Sky Colored Summer Day Grey > Vincent Gallo 
Stück 10 > Luigi Archetti & Bo Wiget 
Fishing for Some Friends > Vincent Gallo 
Six Laughs Once Happy > Vincent Gallo 
 This mad-sampling dentist from the hinterlands of Michigan has
created the first audio-loop in the search for a sonic replacement
for novacaine. Insanely long piece of a short loop that dares us to
pay attention beyond what the human mind could ever be expected to.
May be better applied in interrogations of hostile enemy suspects.
Bring it to Guantanamo Bay! They'll crack in a minute! If American
intelligence had had this weapon in its arsenal instead of LSD, it
would have won the war in Grenada, Guatemala, Angola, and Ann Arbor.
 "The Best of Dimension 5" on Dimension 5. Ethnomusicology
Department hires Mickey Rooney and Shelly Winters. Categories and
files rearranged. Mayhem ensues, it begins to make sense. With every
laugh you become more nauseous. Unlikely soundbed mates make like
Kim Fowley caught in a Firesign Theatre.
 "Hybrid Vigor" on Accretions <www.accretions.com> This is
inspired and carefully arranged chaos. It's a tea party in a
hurricane. It mirrors MF's cross-cultural hybridized life. He grew up
in a Portugese/Japanese family. Raised Catholic in a Buddhist
country. There is no stopping his material, it washes over you like a
tidal wave of perceptions, splinters of influence, slivers of
samples. He reminds me on this disc vaguely of Todd Rundgren, another
maximalist, especially on his drug-induced/inspired journey "A Wizard
A True Star" or on Vandergraaf Generator tossed into a busy street.
 "Celebrating the Bespoke Cell" There are very very few bands and
voices that hold up over a period of 20 years especially those that
arose out of punk or disco. Blurt, like the Fall, are one of those
anomalous sonic-poetic mysteries, consistently sounding both
rudimentary and sophisticated, rhythmic and improvisationally
complex, poetic in that both write lyrics that beat 99% of all spoken
word. The words allude and instigate, are universal and about things
happening right now. Ted Milton is a kind of humanoidal Frankenstein
poet combining the inspired lunacy of Leon Thomas and the anarcho
beatness of Kenneth Patchen. "In the dank shadow of the church of
 "A Propos D'Un Paysage" on Crammed disc vinyl 1985. Excellent
disc from Benjamin Lew, Steven Brown, Marc Hollander, Vini Reilly,
Rami Fortis, Alain Lefebvre.
 Black Sifichi <http://www.blacksifichi.com>unreleased trax
working with Black Dog: new album - Black Dog vs Black Sifichi
<http://www.unsavouryproducts.com>. You ignore him at your own peril
 "Low Tide Digitals" on Rune Grammofon <www.runegrammofon.com> Is
an excellent selection of harmonic abstract sound pieces using
guitar, electronics and a cello. Plaintive and lonely pieces that
make you think of late night Helsinki in some Kourismaki film scenes.
Lovely seductive light that only highlights or torments you with the
fact that the loveliness is precisely a taunt and poke at your
incredible and sudden awareness of despair. Magnificent.
 Ten Compositions (New Frontiers in Free Rock) on Ecstatic Peace,
Byron Coley PO Box 627, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
<glasseye@...>. Recorded on Thurston Moore's sub-label, may
very well be the missing link between the Kingsmen and Rahsaan Roland
Kirk. But it sounds more like the Shaggs slipping out of their
retirement home to back JD King, the sole original Coachman. The
Coachmen, an early 'progressive garage-rock' band of Moore's,
carbon-dates from 1978, when everyone 'was forming bands and being
devout conformists', King notes. The new Coachmen - Val Boyd
[keyboardist/composer], King [guitarist/composer], Dave Wain [bass]
and 'gorgeous chick drummer' Simon Quick from London - have been at
it since 1996. The results of this 20-year incubation is ten
compositions that sound more like inter-planetary communiques beamed
to Sun Ra than what we know as musical composition. Sun Ra passed
them along to Jandek, who slipped them to the Coachmen, who
ultimately remixed them in the studios of avant jazz label, E.S.P.
Compositions is bereft of all identifiable melody, cultural
reference, sampling, tunes, sentiment, motifs, harmony, grooves,
riffs, or hooks. What we're left with is discord in search of
strategic mission. Imagine Merzbow and Cecil Taylor in a blackhole,
reconfiguring Metal Machine Music. The Coachmen have produced a
charming, challenging, pata-intellectual, recombinant sound document,
which I dare not call music. When listening to Compositions expect
two new conundrums to emerge for each one resolved. If these be
compositions then a blackhole must be a nice place to live. [From
GreenDolfy@..., Sept. 2002: "BTW: True confession time. You were
right. There is more (or, actually, less) to The Coachmen than meets
the ear. I am all the musicians. I play everything. I invented the
 Great song from that late 70s-early 80s Stiff period.
 "Car Radio Jerome" on Shimmy Disc, 1986. At the height of funny
irreverent discs to help us get through the times of Heightened
Repression. Freedom was some kind of women's hygiene product in the
 "The Song of Hiawatha" on Folkways, 1959. So famous it is almost
obscure again: "Pathwayof the ghosts, the shadows / Running straight
across the heavens / Crowded with the ghosts, the shadows."
 "Recordings of Music for Film" on Warp, 2002. I got this from
black sifichi. A perfect gift. This is the kind of soundtrack I can
listen to for hours. Jazzy, atmospheric, Bernard Hermann meets Ry
Cooder's Paris, Texas with brooding slabs that sound like they were
taken directly from the great "Betty Blue" soundtrack. The music
seems to evoke oppression in open space and harassed by choice. Gallo
is painter, actor, director but best of all composer of this great
stuff. He did music for experimental film [70s-80s]. Sound that fills
space and has a subliminal tinge of angst behind its soothing
textures. 29 pieces from an assortment of films inc. Buffalo 66,
covering a period of some 20 years.
 "The Grey Knowledge" on Noise Factory
<www.noisefactoryrecords.com> is softcore pensive forlorn melodic
abstraction in the best Durutti Column sense of the meaning.
 amazing disc with absolutely NO markings, no identifications
except some typical electro-ambient photos of anonymous [Amsterdam]
urban settings. I looked at every little sliver and scratch and
corner for any identification
 "Jamzero" on Ecco Chamber <www.bauchklang.com>
<www.ecco.chamber.com>. This is great post-Guru scat-dub downbeat
hiphop . Lots of things happening between beats, even some echoes of
ancient human beatbox stuff.
 one of my many wacked simplistic rudimentary samples I did in
late 80s. Here a Jackie Wilson serves me well.
 "Hello" on Accretions <m@...>
<www.accretions.com>. This is superb audio crunch work. Lots of
sampling, loops, leitmotivs creating an effective pastiche of wacked
juxtapositions. Maximal plunderphonica done ESP jazz style with lots
of retooled soundscaping. Stretched samples, wanked sounds, wrenched
bites. Recommended for those who enjoy deep, dark, and in-your-face.
 Marlo Thomas & Friends A message album you can get as warm as piss for.
 See no. 6.
"Untitled" on Progressive Form <http://homepage.mac.com/p_form>.
Intellectual dance shit. Grooving in a sweatless universe.
 "Al Valico Dei Secoli" on Esperia <www.esperiamusi.com> Is
post-modern global music which manages to be both conceptually high
minded and entertaining, from an alien world that we are all very
familiar with using indigenous and traditional instruments to conjure
up international secret trade routes between cultures.
 "Forewarning the 21st Century: A Live Show" presumably on
Bootburn <bootburn@...> but who knows. It is by Roberto
Valenza <robertovalenza@...> & Steven Jesse Bernstein with
Pete Leinonen on bass and Ben Ireland on drums. This is a fine and
wonderful shambles, a wonderful concoction of personal and prophetic,
poetic and noise, the beautiful and wondrous entangled in the ugly
and foreboding. The jazzy feel is hardly retro, it is sonically
extrapolatory and rather than hold poetics in a kind fo cliched
framework, it actually ignites the work. Also available is RV's
Musical Secretions Roberto Valenza, Primordial Marrow, RV's the real
thing - not some fetishized icon from some dubiously touted past but
the archway, extensible and expanding, bridging 60s to 90s, broad
expressionistic brushstrokes that gouache together 19th century with
21st. Valenza now lives in Florida. He has produced 13+ small press
books. His first major book of poems and drawings from his time in
Asia, "Under the Precious Umbrella," is available from Nine Muses
Books <mw9muses@...>, 3541 Kent Creek Rd. Winston, OR 97496
200 pages, $15 dollars inc. shipping. SJB's "I Am Secretly an
Important Man" is available through <www.autonomedia.org>.
 "Vieles Ist Eins" on Accretions <www.accretions.com> Hybridized
jazz that blends the zeitgeist of a frantic life with a kind of
inner-directed groove. Improv can be dangerous.
 "Kidnap: International" on Kidnap <wte@...> Groove
ambiences, sipping molotov cocktails on the Dead Sea coast, dried
caviar between your toes. There is the distant thunder that may be
something manmade and then there is the throb in the veins on the
side of your head.
 "Four Electroacoustic Compositions" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>
What a siren, a radio, a blender sound like if they had emotions and
you were ripping them apart - ritualistic disembowelment or rubbed
against the ageing labia of Gloria Swanson.
o I will have to be a little subdued laidback for the coming months
as I enter crunch time and [yodel book] deadlines loom. So if I am
brief and minimal it has nothing to do with the discs themselves. Nor
with enthusiasm. It has to do with the fact that governments refuse
to increase the day to 28 hours!
o Der Spiegel on TIPS: citizen-spy ratio would be higher than in fmr GDR
Politech is at http://www.politechbot.com/
Interesting analysis of TIPS in German-language Der Spiegel today, which
includes detailed comparison of the projected number of TIPS participants to
the number of citizen informants that cooperated with the state security
system in former East Germany. Story projects that the percentage of
citizen-spies under TIPS would be over four times greater than the
percentage of citizen-Stasi-informants in former GDR. [roughly
translated excerpt] [reworked by b/art]
Bush Wants a Nation Full of Informers by Alexander Schwabe
Almost one year after September 11, US president George W. Bush is
trying to transform the country into a society of informants. In
August operation "TIPS" started as the newest weapon in the fight
against terrorism. If the pilot project works, the informer ratio in
the states will soon be higher than it ever was in the GDR [former
German Democratic Republic, or East Germany]
Above all, the authorities want to convince people whose work places
them at the interface between public and private domains of society.
Bus drivers, postal employees, phone company employees, truck
drivers, gas and water company service personnel ... are going to be
encouraged to sharpen their senses and their sense of duty to call a
toll-free number if something seems suspicious to them.
Ten cities in August inaugurtated the pilot project. One million
informants are to be involved in the surveillance of their fellow
citizens. If the effort were to be successful in the ten largest
American cities, this would mean there would be one million
informants for 24 million inhabitants (just around four percent)...
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