Wrecking Pretentious Pompous Haut Snob Stuff
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 377 [974*]:
Wreck Pretentious Pompous Haut Snob Electronic Nice People
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
18 Juni 2007 // 17.00-19.00
"the ever-active yet somehow static nature of some of the pieces, as
they reach very rich sonic densities, start opening like rich noise
"TH... entered sounding an intricate abstract, promising the
extraordinary within the context of song..."
* Anonymous 2
Lektricks > Rotary Connection 
God Moving Over the Face of the Waters > Moby 
Perpetual Sound Check > DJ Olive 
La ou vont les Nuages > Gilles Gobeil 
+ French & English Lessons [Reverbed] 
Niki D > Harold Budd 
Shadow Behind the Iron Sun > Evelyn Glennie 
Out of Adedara > Jon Hassell 
The Walls with the Paintings > The Reflection 
Gaps > Komputer 
Saint-Urbain > Lena 
Running Away > Seven Dub vs Noiseshaper 
Callings > Lena 
Flex > Pitchblack vs son.sine 
Sassoon Docks > Lena 
Big Trouble Upstairs > Pitchblack vs Hummel 
Trans-Europa Express > Senor Coconut 
Sushit > Hightone 
African Style Version > Black Notes vs Lee Scratch Perry 
Sprawl > Matt Rogalsky 
+ "The Table Obligatoire" > French & English Lessons [Reverbed] 
Hypnosis Theme > Wax Tailor vs Marina Quaisse 
* This big total is the TOTAL number of ca. Shows I have done since
the beginning of time or 20 years ago at WFMU [NY], Radio Libertaire
[Paris], and Radio 100 & Radio Patapoe [Amsterdam].
 Weird 60s psychedelic soul experimental-sounds group from Chicago
formed by Marshall Chess, son of the founder of Chess Records.
 Moby's beautiful Reichian piano loops.
 Among the very best of NY's experimenters in dub and beyond.
 Electro-acoustic whoosh 'n' fwaaap from Canada. Recently in a
radio show and playlist I asked what the 'ondes' was, well
musicologist Rene van Peer explained that it is indeed an instrument
called ondes Martinot. 'Maurice Martenot, according to wikipedia [I
think], a Cellist and radio Telegraphist, met the Russian designer of
the Theremin, Leon Termen in 1923, this meeting lead him to design an
instrument based on Termens ideas, the first model, the
"Ondes-Martenot" was patented on the 2nd of April 1928 under the name
"Perfectionnements aux instruments de musique électriques"
(improvements to electronic music instruments). His aim was to
produce a versatile electronic instrument that was immediately
familiar to orchestral musicians. The first versions consisted of
two table mounted units controlled by a performer who manipulated a
string attached to a finger ring (using the bodies capacitance to
control the sound characteristics in a manner very similar to the
Theremin) this device was later incorporated as a fingerboard strip
above the keyboard. Later versions used a standard keyboard. The
Ondes-Martenot became the first succesfull electronic instrument and
the only one of its generation that is still used by orchestras
today The Ondes-Martenot was quickly accepted and eventually had a
wide repetoire, works were written for the instrument by composers
such as Edgard Varèse, Olivier Messian (The "Turangalîla Symphonie"
and "Trois Petites Liturgies de la Presence Divine" amongst others
),Darius Milhaud , Arthur Honegger, Maurice Jarre, Jolivet and
 Speech, language and typing records are great for sampling randomly.
 Tinkle Tinkle little pian-a / how you drag us into a 4th world miasma.
 "Shadow Behind the Iron Sun" <www.evelyn.co.uk>. Recommended.
 Hassell here tries to leap out of the constrictures of 4th world
atmospheres by punching out some beats to uneven effect. Like a guy
who hasn't been to a dance club in 20 years suddenly comes back to
try to show the young ones how its done. Not.
 Contemplative shimmer staring out from the top of the Tate modern
sipping a latté.
 "The Uncertain Trail" on Sounds Around. The [my] album of the
year thus far.
 Click click fwtt. The sound of the heart inside a titanium strait jacket.
 Electro-dub at its most scinetifically precise, which when it
goes well is great but when the inspiration lags, sounding rote and
soulless. They have many great discs under their belts but their
latest wasn't one of them.
 Great post-Ninja-Tunes exo-beats, take robotic dance into warmer climes.
 Great noisy sci-fi dubnautics.
 The genius clown. All seriousness [including language] is
dubious, ridiculous, genius.
 This piece sprawls across our feckless, busy-drone lives like a
storm cloud full of electro-magnetic menace and beauty.
 Odd updates of old-style samplodelics with retro-futuristic beats.
o To witness how strong emotion [blindness to actuality] is when
people talk about politicians [or cars or best pizza or] is a
strange thing. We have a guest - well, he's on his way to Lourdes as
he discovers his mortality is in fact in his face - from Florida,
Nina's dad's old friend, a black man, ex-addict and now
rehabilitating kids for 30 plus years. We talked about the upcoming
American elections and he went suddenly soft on Hillary, not because
of her but because of who she is married to the beloved [by blacks]
Bill Clinton. Basically the greatest president ever for some. Partly
because he related to them as an honorary black guy cuz he grew up
very poor blabla. Never mind what he did for or against poor people
and was pro-death penalty [which is heavily racist] and all the rest.
They just LOVE the guy and no amount of reality checking will change
o Luckily Ed W. was here for the Northsea Jazz Festival and so we
talked about music. I went with lovely N. as part of my birthday
present. It is now in Rotterdam, no longer in the Hague and I was
impressed by how well it is put together. And the variety of acts,
some bordering on incredibly dubious - Gino Vanelli, ex Milli Vanilli
but there is a lot of experimental jazz and also electronica that
reprocesses jazz licks like Amon Tobin, who in a medium-sized tent
managed to baffle and awe and shock a lot of listeners. Extreme beats
and segues. Being soeone who is increasingly claustrophobic esp. in
big crowds I found it VERY do-able and anxiety minimal. Important for
enjoyment of subtle material altho much of that was thrown out of the
window for pyrotechnics and rock arena flair as was the case with
Mike Manieri's Steps Ahead - many solos especially metally guitar.
Then Joe Zawinul's new project which combines fusion [ex-Weather
Report] and Latin beats and Zap Mama vocals to good effect except
when showmanship gets the best of them and things go pyro and noodly.
o Recent benefit for Patapoe raised some 1300 euros. Amazingly nice.
Something we really needed as our Marantz cd players are slowly
showing old man grumpiness. Why is it that 2 exactly the same models
of cd player react so differently to CDRs. And isn't that somewhere -
in the CD or in the player - a major flaw? One marantz plays CDRs,
the other doesn't. All of these kinds of details involving rearranged
channels, turntable that work or don't, tape decks moved, all help
create that weekly experience of having to deal with difference,
change, rearrangement and chaos and that is why live radio [on PTP]
always sounds different than pre-fab radio.
o This playlist deals, in its own way, with the over-abundance of
texts explaining justifying contextualizing modern difficult music. I
like reading some of these texts but I often get the Tom Wolfe
Painted Word feeling that the words are meant to help escort the
sounds into legitimacy, and value I read the texts and then listen
and I do not hear what the words have described. Improvisers often
ignore the fact that when they improvise it is incredibly
interesting, fun, bonding, whatever but that does not necessarily
mean there is any entry point for outsiders, passive listeners,
intruders and that these are so often put out on CD makes me wonder
about motive and about human endeavor in general. The language is
often that of the trade and thus the text explains in a language not
necessarily accessible to lay-people details of the listening
experience, which leads me to believe like much of aca-speak, it is
meant to disguise rather than uncover something; the articulation
actually masking a deeper-seated problem with meaning - and, of
course, a kind of disdain for anything that smells of popular
OTHER PATAPOE SHOWS:
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
* Wreck This Mess-Paris @ Radio Libertaire, Paris 89.4 hosted by
Laurent Diouf 1/2 PanouPanou on Tuesdays 12:30-14:30 check
* Black Sifichi / Audiometric radio check <http://www.blacksifichi.com>
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