Saturday, 31 December 2016

Friday, 30 December 2016

Take a stroll with The Bastard Son of Fats (A Bernard Fowler Mix)

Bernard Fowler 1983 - 2015
Bill Laswell, Hal Willner, Adrian Sherwood, with Herbie Hancock & Lenny White, Africa Bambaataa, Sly & Robbie, Phillip Glass & Paul Simon, Charles Mingus & The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Fats Comet, Tackhead, Bomb The Bass, Living Colour & Herb Alpert, Skip McDonald, Doug Wimbish & Keith Leblanc

Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe

The writer and broadcaster takes a satirical look back at the events of the past 12 months, a year that has seen the deaths of countless cultural icons, Donald Trump being voted into the White House and the BBC losing the rights to Great British Bake Off. Charlie is joined by the ever-insightful Philomena Cunk, who faces her most challenging interview yet as she tries to get some sense out of Professor Brian Cox

2016. Me at the start of the year VS me at the end

Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Bug presents Killing Sound Chapter 5: Radio Voodoo

This mix is dedicated to the memory of Paul Bowles, an incredible writer, music curator and itinerant traveller.
It is for those that seek to keep borders open, when so many, with a vested interest in population control, are trying so hard to shut doors, and limit freedom of thought and movement. When Julian, at RBMA Radio, asked me to put a show together that featured my tracks of the year in 2016, my step off was an incredible 10” by Mark Ernestus where he remixed Nigerian band Obadikah, and set adrift his Rhythm & Sound-past into a seductive, afrodelic future. And that record, together with three jaw-dropping performances I witnessed by Senyawa in solo mode, or together with Rabih Beaini as KAFR, triggered memories of rhythmic fire and bliss, from all four corners of the globe, that I had immersed myself in heavily down the years. I knew I didn’t want to rehash another subjective year end list on radio – I chose instead to centre this show around a coupla personal highlights of ’16, and how those tunes opened up percussive paths, backwards and forwards simultaneously for me.
I remember many years ago, being graciously invited to visit the Jajouka village, deep in the Rif mountains of Morocco by the tribe’s internationally recognized musical leader Bachir Attar, and how, on my first night there, I had been woken by the distant, swirling, magical tones and drones of pipes and drums, sounding like an intense soundtrack to an unforgettable fever dream…
When I later asked Bachir about the music which had greeted the dawn light, he told me that the Jajouka musicians had been playing for a mentally disturbed villager who had been chained to the main village tree, whilst the music was being administered as hypnotic therapy, to cure him of his schizophrenia. That tribal cure for madness had resonated deeply with me, as a fully willing member of McLuhan’s “Global Village,” where digitized tribes amplify cross cultural raids, perpetually morphing electronic nomads ride on phrase shifting alien rhythms, and transgressive 4th world voyagers transform surreal geographical conjunctions into unforgettably fresh mental landscapes.
I remember also, when I finally tracked down Brian Jones’s (Rolling Stones) infamous album of Jajouka field recordings, which he had mixed down thru a wall of phasers, delays and reverbs, how the album had completely washed me away, with its genuinely dreamlike results. And I recall previously, how my first polyrhythmic baptism had bizarrely come c/o Adam & the Ants/Bow Wow Wow shamelessly stealing the infectious stomp of African Burundi drummers, or how 23 Skidoo had eclipsed the legions of goths with their brilliantly exotic melting pot of hand drums, tape looped voodoo, and furious industrial ethno-funk, inspired by gamelan and dub at the ‘Futurama’ festival. Those formulative sonic encounters with mutant wayfarers would lead to me hiring two drummers, and eventually inviting Nana Tsiboe’s phenomenal Ghanian percussionists into the band I formed and led, called GOD.
Transmitting from the echo chamber, deep in a reverb tank, I chose to submerge this mix in a wall of delays, reverberations and filters… it’s a celebration of the joy of movement, so I hope you enjoy the excursion. Hail percussion power.
- The Bug

1 Master Musicians Of Jajouka – ’55 (Hamsa Oua Hamsine) (Point)
2 Unknown Artist – Burundi - Musiques Traditionnelles: Chant Avec Cithare (Ocora)
3 Mark Ernestus vs Obidakah – April DubHonest Jon’s
4 Tapes meets The Drums Of Wareika Hill Sounds – Datura Mystic (Honest Jon’s)
5 The Sidewinder – Scarification Dub (Mille Plateaux)
6 Mala – Hunter (DMZ)
7 The Spaceape – On The Run (Self-Released)
8 Master Musicians Of Jajouka – Memories Of My Father feat. Bachir Attar (Axiom)
9 Shackleton – Blood On My Hands (Skull Disco)
10 Cabaret Voltaire – Sluggin’ Fer Jesus (Rough Trade)
11 Beatrice Dillon – Can I Change My Mind? (Boomkat Editions)
12 Master Musicians Of Jajouka – I Am Calling Out (L’Afta) (Point)
13 Muslimgauze – No Maps Of Dar-Es-Salaam Show This (Staalplaat)
14 Flux Of Pink Indians – The Stonecutter (One Little Indian)
15 Terry Riley – Persian Surgery Dervishes: Performance One (Shanti)
16 Morphosis – Dismantle (Honest Jon’s)
17 Plastikman – Kriket (NovaMute)
18 Rais Ahmed Ben Bakrim – El Baz Ouichen Song For Male Voice (Tiznit) (Dust-To-Digital)
19 Konono Nº1 – Kule Kule (Crammed Discs)
20 Dayak Benuaq – Ngerangkau (Second Version) (Sublime Frequencies)
21 Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek – Vague, Yet (Faitiche)
2 2Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit (Sire)
23 23 Skidoo – Kundalini (Fetish)
24 Scarab – The Castle Of Nonexistence (Bath Badgerd) (WordSound)
25 Senyawa – Gaib (Morphine)
26 Jon Hassell & Brian Eno – Chemistry (Editions EG)
27 Process – Smp-K Option 2 (FatCat)
28 Porter Ricks – Biokinetics 1 (Chain Reaction)
29 Sculpture – Slime Code (Digitalis)
30 Eardrum – From The Nucleus (Leaf)
31 Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Walo Walo Version (Ndagga)
32 Demdike Stare – Hashshashin Chant (Modern Love)
33 Unknown Artist – Burundi - Musiques Traditionnelles: Akazéhé Par Deux Jeunes Filles (Ocora)


Part 1 (Dub Mutations)
Part 2 (Inner Space)

Paul Bowles: An American in Tangier (1993)

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Cassetteboy VS Brexit

Cabaret Voltaire - Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)

MTV's The Cutting Edge October 1983

The Birthday Party - Live First Avenue, Minneapolis (6/4/83)

01. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
02. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
03. Deep In The Woods
04. Dead Joe
05. Swampland
06. Fears Of Gun
07. Wild World
08. Big Jesus Trash Can
09. Sonny's Burning
10. She's Hit
11. 6" Gold Blade
12. Pleasure Avalanche

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Eaten Fish: Happy Bloody Christmas: The True Story of Faysal

Galatée - Toute La Vie A Déraillé

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Meanwhile back in 2014

Why 'Children of Men' Has Never Been As Shocking As It Is Now
Make America Hate Again

Friday, 23 December 2016

Frank Murray (Pogues and Thin Lizzy manager)  R.I.P.

Why Aren't the New York Dolls in the Rock Hall of Fame?

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Wilco - Spiders (Kidsmoke) (TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, NL. 09/11/16)


The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does

Robyn Hitchcock - Human Music (The Tote Melbourne 18/12/16)

Photo: Greg Hughes
From 'Robyn Hitchcock plays The Soft Boys' with Davey Lane guitar, Jake Robertson bass and Alex McFarlane drums. 
Full set HERE

The past, present, and future of Barrett Brown

Evgeny Morozov: What is technological sovereignty? (Zündfunk Netzkongress 2016)

J. G. Ballard’s 'High-Rise': When We Feared Skyscraper Living

Jesse Rae's christmas card to the greedy and corrupt of the world

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Gulzada Ryskulova - Aikol Manas

Have a great Gravy Day

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

How Republics End

Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift - Just Like A Woman (Northcote Social Club Melbourne 18/12/16)

Robyn Hitchcock
Northcote Social Club,
Northcote (Melbourne), Australia
I Pray When I'm Drunk
Fifty Two Stations
My Wife And My Dead Wife
When I Was Dead
The Devil's Coachman
One Long Pair of Eyes
Madonna Of The Wasps
Nietzsche's Way *w/Emma Swift
Love Is A Drag *w/ Emma Swift
Life Is Change *w/ Emma Swift
Glass Hotel *w/ Emma Swift
Victorian Squid
Raymond Chandler Evening
I Often Dream Of Trains
Be Still
Mad Shelley's Letterbox
Uncorrected Personality Traits w/ Charles Jenkins and Chris Pickering
(Wheelbarrow Song ?)
Terrapin (Syd Barrett)
Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan) *w/ Emma Swift
(Recorded on hand held Tascam DR-40)
Download full set
Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift - Love Is A Drag (Live on KEXP)

Here's Emma Swift performing with Chris Pickering on guitar from Sunday including her wonderful version of Rowland S. Howard's 'Shivers'. Unfortunately due to circumstances I missed most of her set but you can download what I did capture below or here

Blade Runner 2049 Announcement

The new patriotism


Monday, 19 December 2016

Australia’s Pirate Site Blockade Boosts Demand For VPNs

Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Voices of Paul Bowles

Tellus #23 - Paul Bowles
Tellus release curated by Claudia Gould and Stephen Frailey
Released 1989
Till the age of 40, Paul Bowles (1910-1999) was a composer and music critic, composing for Broadway musicals, Hollywood movie scores, incidental music for ballet. He once aknowledged to be a composer of ‘hotel music’, though his serious music calls to mind that of Copland, Virgil Thomson, Francis Poulenc or Satie. It is actually when he get tired of writing easy music that he turned to writing literature.
Curated by Claudia Gould and Stephen Frailey, ‘The Voices of Paul Bowles’ is an audio portrait combining some of the composer’s music with readings from his own texts, morrocan traditional music and location recordings from Tangier and Morroco where he lived from 1947. The most striking device is the handsome and warm voice of Bowles reading through his writings. Also notable are the lively field recordings of folk local music Bowles made himself in 1959 (tracks #01, 03, 06 & 09). The simoon (my conjecture) heard at the end of ‘The Garden’, track #08, is a short but evocative recording of a North Africa typical wind. Bowles own compositions are exquisite vignettes full of humour and wit.
A microcosm in itself, a day in the life of Paul Bowles, the tape starts with the muezzin’s morning call to prayer and ends with dogs barking at sunset, an amazing barking chorale recorded amid the rising desert wind. A poignant conclusion to an utterly beautiful tape

Die Antwoord - Fat Faded Fuckface (NSFW)


Melbourne Drone Orchestra - Live @ Memo Music Hall St. Kilda Melbourne (17/12/16)

Daniel Tucceri
Photos above by TimN
Photos by Barry C. Douglas
Photo by Gelareh Pour

(Recorded by TimN on hand held Tascam DR40)
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My thanks also to Daniel for buying my spare Trump tee which meant I had the money to get a ticket

Melbourne Drone Orchestra's mighty wall of sound passes pain threshold

Friday, 16 December 2016

Emma Swift - Shivers

Love this version of Rowland S. Howard's classic. I will be catching her with Robyn Hitchcock at the Nortchcote Social on Sunday arvo

Blocking access to illegal file-share websites won’t stop illegal downloading

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A Brief History of U.S. Intervention in Foreign Elections

The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S

It  just gets worse and worse...
Seriously? Read this and weep 

Aleppo’s Final Goodbyes

SUNN O))) - 青木ヶ原 Aokigahara/樹海 Jukai (Free Download)

SUNN O))) Hail our great fans.
As the Solstice season approaches, Sunn O))) thank all of you for your great support throughout 2016.
We offer you an exclusive track for you to download for free (and of course stream), until the end of 2016.
'青木ヶ原 // 樹海' (aka Aokigahara // Jukai) was released on a limited edition white flexi 7" along with some copies of SUNN O)))'s "KANNON" (2015) album. It features Attila Csihar, The Lord, SOMA, Tad, Randall Dunn, Brad Mowen
Chainsaws and motorcycles through Ampeg stacks.

Get it
Additionally, you can take 35% off everything discount code from our entire catalogue on Bandcamp, until the end of 2016.
Just type: solstice2016 into the discount code field at checkout.

Bim Sherman - Solid As A Rock (French TV 19/02/97)

Original promo video

Southern Studio Session (1990)
Just Can't Stand It/Tribulation


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Russian Roulette

Monday, 12 December 2016

Arnold Zable: Greek tale a chance to reflect upon immigration in Australia

Bianca 1 VS 0 Mick

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Melbourne Drone Orchestra Sat 17 Dec, Memo Music Hall St. Kilda 3:00pm


Interview: Daniel Tucceri (Melbourne Drone Orchestra)

Patti Smith - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (2016 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony)


I Voted

Clay Bennett

Dylan's Nobel Prize Speech

Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Swedish Academy and to all of the other distinguished guests in attendance tonight.
I'm sorry I can't be with you in person, but please know that I am most definitely with you in spirit and honored to be receiving such a prestigious prize. Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen coming. From an early age, I've been familiar with and reading and absorbing the works of those who were deemed worthy of such a distinction: Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus, Hemingway. These giants of literature whose works are taught in the schoolroom, housed in libraries around the world and spoken of in reverent tones have always made a deep impression. That I now join the names on such a list is truly beyond words.
I don't know if these men and women ever thought of the Nobel honor for themselves, but I suppose that anyone writing a book, or a poem, or a play anywhere in the world might harbor that secret dream deep down inside. It's probably buried so deep that they don't even know it's there.
If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, I would have to think that I'd have about the same odds as standing on the moon. In fact, during the year I was born and for a few years after, there wasn't anyone in the world who was considered good enough to win this Nobel Prize. So, I recognize that I am in very rare company, to say the least.
I was out on the road when I received this surprising news, and it took me more than a few minutes to properly process it. I began to think about William Shakespeare, the great literary figure. I would reckon he thought of himself as a dramatist. The thought that he was writing literature couldn't have entered his head. His words were written for the stage. Meant to be spoken not read. When he was writing Hamlet, I'm sure he was thinking about a lot of different things: "Who're the right actors for these roles?" "How should this be staged?" "Do I really want to set this in Denmark?" His creative vision and ambitions were no doubt at the forefront of his mind, but there were also more mundane matters to consider and deal with. "Is the financing in place?" "Are there enough good seats for my patrons?" "Where am I going to get a human skull?" I would bet that the farthest thing from Shakespeare's mind was the question "Is this literature?"
When I started writing songs as a teenager, and even as I started to achieve some renown for my abilities, my aspirations for these songs only went so far. I thought they could be heard in coffee houses or bars, maybe later in places like Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium. If I was really dreaming big, maybe I could imagine getting to make a record and then hearing my songs on the radio. That was really the big prize in my mind. Making records and hearing your songs on the radio meant that you were reaching a big audience and that you might get to keep doing what you had set out to do.
Well, I've been doing what I set out to do for a long time, now. I've made dozens of records and played thousands of concerts all around the world. But it's my songs that are at the vital center of almost everything I do. They seemed to have found a place in the lives of many people throughout many different cultures and I'm grateful for that.
But there's one thing I must say. As a performer I've played for 50,000 people and I've played for 50 people and I can tell you that it is harder to play for 50 people. 50,000 people have a singular persona, not so with 50. Each person has an individual, separate identity, a world unto themselves. They can perceive things more clearly. Your honesty and how it relates to the depth of your talent is tried. The fact that the Nobel committee is so small is not lost on me.
But, like Shakespeare, I too am often occupied with the pursuit of my creative endeavors and dealing with all aspects of life's mundane matters. "Who are the best musicians for these songs?" "Am I recording in the right studio?" "Is this song in the right key?" Some things never change, even in 400 years.
Not once have I ever had the time to ask myself, "Are my songs literature?"
So, I do thank the Swedish Academy, both for taking the time to consider that very question, and, ultimately, for providing such a wonderful answer.
My best wishes to you all,
Bob Dylan

Holly Throsby ft Mark Kozelek - What Do You Say?

Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America

'Sans Consent'

Introducing CASSIUS; It's an innovator, artist, musician, philosopher, visionary, social architect, force of nature, fire, and designer of New York's first and best chloroform based cologne 'Sans Consent'

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Exile's Best of 2016

Albums of the Year:
Oren Ambarchi - Hubris

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree

Drive-By Truckers - American Band

Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee

Shabaka & The Ancestors - Wisdom Of Elders

Lambchop - FLOTUS

Scott Monteith - Qawwali Quatsch

Hugo Race Fatalists - 24 Hours To Nowhere

Solange - A Seat At The Table

William Tyler - Modern Country

Tribute Album of the Year: 
Various - Day Of The Dead

Reissue of the Year:
Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub (Deluxe)

Song of the Year:
Paul Kelly & A.B. Original with Dan Sultan - Dumb Things

Film of the Year:

One More Time With Feeling

Book of the Year:
Hugo Race - Road Series
Hugo's gig down at my local pub The Grandview in Fairfield, Melbourne was also my gig of the year

Friday, 9 December 2016

Sex Pistols Tour of London

'Roll one'


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Greg Lake R.I.P.

Isolated vocals from King Crimson's Epitaph

Robot Parkour

Wheel It Up: History of the Rewind

Everything you were afraid to ask about white nationalism’s new place in American politics

Well played Time art director. Well played

30 Days of the Dead (2016 Edition)

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