Wrecking Metallic Meditations
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 358 [955*]: Metallic Meditations
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
22 January 2007 // 17.00-19.00
"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know
well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the
path that leads to wisdom."
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put
water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it
becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
o Bruce Lee
Wreck Up Version > Prince Jammy & the Agrgrovators [1a]
Intro 'Free' > Tackhead 
Mind at the End of Its Tether > Tackhead 
What's My Mission Now? > Tackhead 
Mad Truth > Mark Stewart 
Momenti > Luciano Berio 
Piece Electronique nr 3 > Gyorgy Ligeti 
Ghost > Tackhead + Andy Fairley 
Mind at the End of Its Tether part 2 > Tackhead 
1/2 Cut for Confidence > Tackhead 
Ticking Time Bomb > Tackhead 
The Simple Way > Solomonoff & Von Hoffmannstahl 
Praxis > Dimitri Voudrouris 
+ Red Roses for a Blue Lady > Al Martino [6a]
+ Mantra > Karlheinz Stockhausen 
+ America the Brutiful > Roberto Valenza 
+ Yoga Positions > Richard Hittelman 
Perspective > Tribourg 
+ Soberheid > Martin Bril 
Sonntag > Alex Hacke 
The Wave Flow Remix > Tribourg 
+ Fietspaden > Bert Wagendorp 
Phoenix Riddim > Kid 606 
The Roll > Tribourg 
Rentrer > E.A.M. 
The Bed > Lou Reed 
Living in the Northern Hemisphere > K-Space 
True Romance at the World's Fair > Algebra Suicide 
The Simple Way > Solomonoff & Von Hoffmannstahl 
Zoals de Wind Waait > Nachtzuster 
"We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a
purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do
except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't
do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the
composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the
fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are
not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a
journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we
play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same
thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the
point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment."
* Alan Watts
 "Tackhead Sound Crash: Slash & Mix Adrian Sherwood" on On-U.
Excellent re-starter kit of Tackhead 'hits' via the mixmaster himself
AS. Recently in Amsterdam and whom I had to painfully say 'no' to
because my sched [deadlines, daughter birthday, etc.] had rendered my
body begging for a respite. This CD DJ mix gives us a nice overview
of the pioneering terrorizing sound of Tackhead that continues to
sound aggressive, complex, demanding.
 "Word Dub Manifesto" <hhtp://spokendub.free.fr>
<http://bangarang.free.fr> <www.jarringeffects.org>> I used to review
spoken word cds for the American Book Review, 4 issues, an
accomplishment, until I reviewed the great Roberto Valenza a kinetic
American Hispanic poet. My review was highly favorable and they
decided his work was not worthy of review. I quit. The guy is great.
One of the conundrums is when do you listen to spoken word on CD?
Basically when you are stuck in traffic, on a subway, bus, jogging.
But, at the time I had a hard time positioning it in our contemporary
listening habits. I work freelance at home with cordless headphones
on. This allows me to do my grunt jobs while I listen to the
incredible material I receive. One thing I don't listen to when I am
editing or translating or writing is text based material. In general.
IN 2005 Brain Damage produced an excellent dub cd which included
certain post-Ken-Nordine and Kenneth Patchen-esque vocals by friend
and eternal comrade Black Sifichi [excellent author, photographer,
DJ, vocalist] reading parts of our co-written scurrilous short story
WET DREAMS OF THE POPE, which is included in its entirety in my short
story collection WIGGLING WISHBONE: STORIES OF PATA-SEXUAL
SPECULATION [Autonomedia 1995]. The Bangarang people including Brain
Damage liked the text so much that they developed this project that
is pretty much filling a huge gaping gap - spoken word with modern
music backing. LKJ aside and some punk poesie courtesy of Lydia Lunch
and Kathy Acker and some great productions by Hal Willner aside,
spoken word on record has been pretty tame, lame and derivative. Even
the rap poesie tends toward well, cliches and certain rote styles of
enunciation and instrumental backing that led to the familiar jazz
poesie stylings that have never been overcome until NOW. True, I
exaggerate. But in part it is true. Most spoken word makes the music
mere secondary non-essential consideration or at best a kind of jazz
framed styling. UNTIL NOW. This is kick-ass backing trax backing
amazing vocals and texts by some amazing people.
 "Acousmatrix: History of Electronic Music VII: Berio - Maderna"
on BV Haast <www.bvhaast.nl>. Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna + Cathy
Berberian [Berio's wife] adds up to an inspired retro-gaze into
inspired electro-acousmatic and vocal interpretations of Joyce's
"Ulysses". Hardly an easy task. Berberian also is rumored to employ
yodel-like vocalizations. Recommended!
 "His Master's Noise: The Institute of Sonology" on BV Haast
<www.bvhaast.nl>. Highly recommended retro-glimpse at neglected
pioneers of progressive conceptual electronica. Ligeti, Xenakis,
Koenig, Tazelaar, Varese
 "The Simple Way" on SVH <ontheqt@...>. New material from
the Baader-Meinhof couple of the no-wave set ca. 1980s NY. The sonny
& Cher of conceptual activist noise. Lounge music for the
hard-of-hearing Mad Max set. Their sound was able to detect a
spiritual toupee at 100 feet. Most haircut hipsters drew the line at
S&VH. They made Throbbing Gristle sound like an Archies side band
project. Now making the Albany area a more conscientious place to
live. I remember there was an early ABC No Rio period when the roof
leaked and there was a bucket catching a steady stream of fat water
droplets creating a unique organic beat. It was a time when I often
shared a stage with S&VH. It was during the heyday pre-Slam poetry
and early no-wave noise. And somehow it was part of a long arc of
overcoming a paralyzing level of shyness. The noise and chaos and
various inebriants certainly helped me become a spotty sometime
[seldom] inspired reader of my own work. Everyone on the bill
scrambled to perform before S&VH because no one would be left
standing. I thought my work in its own quiet way complimented their
work although looking back at those poems I must have sounded more
like Henry Gibson [corny poet of Laugh-In fame] than anything
Futurist. Obscurity is usually the reward when you are TOO much ahead
of your time. This is because you [S&VH] were willingly misunderstood
and easily resented for pushing the envelope way beyond the ken and
daring of most vaguely pompous avant gardists operating at that time.
 "NPFA1.1/Palmos" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>. Interesting CD from
South African / Greek composer. From liner notes: "He composes for
acoustic instruments, electronic sound sources, multimedia, including
dance and theatre. He bases his technical and theoretical
compositional approach in research of cognitive psycho-acoustic
behavioral patterns in humans and the behavior of sound in
relationship to continued environmental changes. His socio-cultural
interests have led him to research the survival of music in the 21st
century and the impact that media and technology have on the
composer PRAXIS is a four-channel tape piece using a recording of
Christian Orthodox Greek male choir and computer assisted processing.
566 sound compartments were created that ranged from 10 to 40 seconds
in time duration. Each sound compartment was constructed and
manipulated individually, allowing for better control in maintaining
individuality in the sound structures. The computer further allowed
for the individual micro-rearrangement of pitches in each sound
compartment, leading to the notion of continuous macro-timbre. The
methods used allowed for greater control in spacial differentiation
of each sound. The distorted nature of the sound source was not
eliminated but was build into the composition."
[6a] The playability of these songs probably has something to do with
my father and how at times he would play the radio loudly and sing
along with songs like this. When I hear a song like this it
immediately brings back images of Upstate NY in a split level, my
father repairing something that is broken. Until, of course, my
mother complains about the "noise".
 "Mantra" on Deutsche Grammophon vinyl 1971. With KS doing sound
conducting and Alfons and Aloys Kontarsky on piano. "The work in its
entirety arises from a 13-note sound-formula, the 'mantra'.
Naturally, the unified construction of MANTRA is a musical miniature
of the unified macro-structure of the cosmos, just as it is a
magnification into the acoustic time-field of the unified
micro-structure of the harmonic variations in notes themselves." KH
 "The Natural Mind" by RV with Jana Szabo on various instruments.
RV is the natural next generation extrapolation of the beatniks and a
bridge between their romantic cultural resistance and the new
escalations of frustration and aggression of the non-stand-up-comedy
navel-gazing aspects of the slam Poetry scene [severely overrated in
general, with of course enough exceptions]. Is this piece his 'Howl'?
 "Yoga for Health" on Yoga for Health vinyl. "Relive tension,
nervousness and insomnia."
 "Triborg" on Black Note <www.blacknotemusic.com>. Between
meditation, speculation, trance and paranoia.
 "Twaalf Columns voor een Beter 2007" on de Volkskrant
<www.volkskrant.nl/nieuwjaar2007>. Came free [with a tip for] the
newspaper delivery boy. Some interesting [in Dutch] pieces
spoken/written by various columnists.
 "The Wire Tapper 13" on Wire. Esoteric and eccentric on the edge
of obscure with a patina of elitism. But no less interesting.
 "EAM: Electronic-Acoustic-Meeting on eam <info@...>
<www.eammusic.ch>. Lauterburg, one of the most interesting yodelers
alive, combines with this electronica combo to create some nice
 "Berlin" on RCA vinyl 1973. One of the most incredible records
of its time in that it defied all fame and LR produced a sustained
tone poem and poetic text that dealt with depression, drug abuse and
deterioration of the soul via a geographical metaphor - cold and
empty and distant Alaska.
 "Musicworks 96" <www.musicworks.ca>. Always welcome compilations
of experimental sound and noise work from Canada includes insightful
articles in accompanying magazine. Includes the Canadian-India fusion
of Autorickshaw, Paul Dolden, mystical animism meets rap-chant with
K-Space and the digital soundscapes of Kristi Allik & Robert Mulder.
 "True Romance" on Buzzerama, 1982 single. First romantic-punk
poetry from THE next generation performance poetry duo Algebra
Suicide, Chicago's answer to Lydia Lunch and patti Smith/Lenny Kaye.
this started a long-term fandom for the words of Lydia Tomkiw [a
consummate poetess] and the fine lean musicianship of Don Hedeker
 "Oude Zeer" on Accordeonlied <accordeonlied@...>.
Nachtzuster do some gypsy music covers, some Brecht covers, some Tom
Waits and some original songs written by accordionist, Toni Smith.
Excellent brown cafe music celebrating late winter woe-is-me depths
that you are about to climb out of. Hester Hofman's vocals sound
like post-apocalyptic Brechtian vocals sung from a bunker or in a
manhole under a road going nowhere. Highly recommended.
"My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to
my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and
senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel"
o I will be going - no doubt about it - to the 'Voices Amsterdam'
festival on friday 2 March 20.30 at the Bimhuis (reservations +31
(0)20 788 2158) <www.bimhuis.nl> on the Ij near Amsterdam's Central
Station. I hope to see some of you there as well
Participants include 3 of my fave avant conceptual vocalists: Jaap
Blonk, Shelley Hirsch, Phil Minton. Also performing: Theo Bleckmann,
Paul Dutton, Jodi Gilbert, Catherine Jauniaux, Jannie Pranger, with
Sophie Agnel-piano, Robert van Heumen-elektronica, John
Hollenbeck-drums, percussion, Wilbert de Joode-bass, Tomoko
The two day VOICES AMSTERDAM is a tribute to all vocalists that
managed to secure a place on the international music stages, away
from the established styles. A large number of prominent musicians
meet in a series of short performances, in various settings, from a
couple of minutes to a full set. Some parts of the program are
planned (among which the world premieres of Anne la Berge, Alison
Isadora, Michael Moore and Huib Emmer), other parts will be created
on the spot.
[WTM on 26.02.07 will be dedicated to work by some of the performers.]
o Jonges v/d Vlakte [Boys from the Plains]: "De cottonpickin' Jongens
van de cottonpickin' Vlakte" play a piquant, illuminating, and
playfully irritating mix of faulty music, of near-misses, of obscure
failures, of world music that is not from this world 19.00-20.30
[Dutch time, subtract 1 hr for UK, subtract 6 hrs for US East Coast]
Mondays @ PTP
o Dr. Doo Wop is one of the most eccentric and stimulating radio
shows anywhere. Sartre, DeSade, Doo Wop and music from the gonads.
Now on Radio Patapoe on Sunday 17.00-18.00 Amsterdam time
o Solus: Minimal electro techno acid french hiphop / Thursdays 22.00
o Super Nova is a big potpourri of sounds influences and information
both local and elsewhere. Can you picture a sound? On Sundays
o Wildcat Radio: Anarchist organization presents radio as it should
be - in your ear. Saturdays 18.00-20.00.
o De Oktoskoop: Kinderen /kid /children /rugrats and other
visionaries. Sat. 11.30-13.30
o POLYPHAKE PLAPPERLAPAPP: "polyphone audioerosion featuring
occasional beatweirdniks in an plaperlappap assemblage hosted by
F.Fiasko 22:30-?? Wednesdays
o Radio Worm: Rotterdam-based radio collective presents inventive
programming to baffle all preconceptions. Midnight Sundays and in
o HET PROGRAMMA: industrial lounge for collapsing people. Tuesdays 21:00
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