Friday, March 31, 2006

Three more months - and a new time

You'll be pleased to know that we've been given another three months on Resonance, taking us up to the end of June. Thanks to everyone who has listened, talked to/about us here or elsewhere and even the couple of people who have got in touch directly with Resonance to say how much they like the show. We couldn't have done it without you!

The one difference in the next three months is that we're moving to an earlier time slot. As from this Sunday, April 2, we'll be broadcasting between 7 and 8pm BST (that's 6-7pm GMT for those of you who need to know such things). We like to think of it as a promotion, and it means we can go to the pub afterwards and still get to our respective homes at a reasonable hour (we both have proper jobs to go to on Monday mornings!).

Also, look out for a really important announcement early next week. I know I've said it before, but this time it really will happen. We're that close...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Kein Treppenhaus!

Looking at our site stats, I noticed that one of our visitors (from Wedding, Berlin - hello there!) had found us by looking at German Google. I couldn't resist sharing the "translate this page" version of Hörprobe with you all. "Justieren nicht ihren satz" indeed.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Show 12 Playlist, 26 March 2006

artist: Toshiya Tsunoda
title: Ferry Passing
cd: Scenery of Decalcomania
label: Naturestrip
info: label

artist: Taku Unami / Sachiko M / Matt Davis
title: Live at Kid Ailack Hall, Tokyo 2003
info: Unami Sachiko

artist: John Butcher / Phil Durrant / Paul Lovens / Radu Malfatti / John Russell
title: Weaves
cd: News from the Shed
label: Emanem
info: label

artist: +minus
title: L’ecoute reduite
cd: L’ecoute Libere
label: Esquilo
info: label

artist: Keith Berry
title: Knelt over the water, my whole being is a perfect zero if looked from above. My devoutness to intuition will deliver me from sorrow
cd: The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish
label: Crouton
info: label

To all our overseas listeners

The UK went onto British Summer Time (BST) today, which means that our show will be at 9.30pm BST but 8.30pm GMT today. If your country didn't go onto Daylight Savings (or equivalent) today, you'll need to tune in an hour earlier than you normally would!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

This month's exclusive live recording

It's the last show of the month, and that means another exclusive live recording from the Sound 323 vaults. And we're rather looking forward to this one.

Sachiko M, Taku Unami and Matt Davis live at Kid Ailack Hall, Tokyo, 2003.

9.30pm London time, Sunday 26 March. Tell all your friends.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Show 11 Playlist, 19 March 2006

artist: Martin Siewert / Martin Brandlymayr
title: Source
CD: Too Beautiful to Burn
info: label

artist: Baghdassarians/Baltschun/Beins
title: Track 2
CD: Zur stabilen stutzung eines korpers ist es notwendig dass er mindestens drei auflagenpunkte hat, die nicht in einer geraden liegen
label: Absinth
info: label

artist: Bernhard Stangl/ Taku Unami
title: i was..
CD: i was
label: Hibari
info: label

artist: The Cortet
title: HN
label: unsounds
info: label

artist: Philip Samartzis
title: untitled
CD: Soft and Loud
label: Microphonics (cd) Plates of Sound (lp)
info: artist and cd label lp label

artist: John Zorn
title: Take 3 (Electric)
CD: Hockey
label: Tzadik
info: label

Monday, March 13, 2006

Guitar special...listen again

You can hear the two of us getting slightly tongue-tied as we attempt to present the show below here.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Show 10 Playlist, 12 March 2006

artist:Christian Marclay
title: Guitar Drag
CD: Sonic Boom catalogue/CD
label: Hayward Gallery
info: article

artist: Keith Rowe
title: untitled
CD: LMC 13th Annual Festival: Guitar Soloists
label: LMC
info: artist

artist: Annette Krebs
title: Xirx
CD: Various Projects 2003-2005
label: self-released
info: artist

artist:Taku Sugimoto
title: Guitar Amp II
CD: Myshkin Musicu For Electric Guitar
label: Slub
info: artist

artist: Giuseppi Ielasi
title: Track 5
CD: 5 Tracks
label: Absurd
info: label

artist: Anthony Guerra
title: Track 1
CD: Spool #2
label: Twothousandand
info: label

artist: Kevin Drumm
title: Front Room A
CD: Folie A Deux
label: BoxMedia
info: article

artist: Tetuzi Akiyama
title: Proletarian Blues
CD: Playback 08
label: communedisc
info: artist

artist: Toshimaru Nakamura
title: Side Guitar 3
CD: Side Guitar
label: Improvised Music from Japan
info: artist

Thursday, March 09, 2006

No Stairway!

"I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off."

Jeff Beck

This week marks the first in an occasional series of programmes focussed on one instrument. We're dedicating the show to solo guitar tracks that are either very hard to find, or have an unusual approach to the instrument in question, or are performed by someone who you don't usually associate with the guitar. Usually more than one of the above applies!

After our five track show last week, you may be pleased to hear that we'll be playing the most tracks we've ever squeezed into an hour.

We'll keep most of the show under wraps for now, but to whet your appetite I can reveal that we will be playing an extremely rare Keith Rowe track and something from Taku Sugimoto's very first solo guitar album. Even Taku can't track one down these days, or so I'm told.

See you then, but I'm off now to listen to "Hi Ho Silver Lining" with a fresh pair of ears.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Listen again...partially

Technical snafus continue to plague us...the minidisc we recorded the show on got accidentally erased (while Richard tried to listen to it walking down Tottenham Court Road - don't ask) and the online equivalent only recorded the first half hour, bafflingly. But anyway, dig it here. You at least get the first fifteen minutes of the Annette/Toshi duo. And I have it on good authority that Sound 323 will have copies of the Annette Krebs CD-R in due course. Relax! You'll be able to hear it all soon!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Show 09 Playlist, 5 March 2006

artist: Scenic Railroads
title: How I know why I'm hungry
CD: Ragliani / Scenic Railroads split CD
label: Gameboy
info: label

artist: Tisha Mukarji
title: Screech
CD: D is for Din
label: Creative Sources
info: label

artist: Annette Krebs / Toshimaru Namamura
title: Improvisation
CD: Various Projects 2003-2005
lebel: Self-released
info: Krebs Nakamura

artist: Alfredo Costa Monteiro
title: : :.. (Track 5)
CD: Rumeur (for solo accordion)
label: Creative Sources
info: label Interview in Portuguese Same interview in Google English

artist: Janek Schaefer
title: to Oval to Cologne
CD: Migration
label: Bip_Hop
info: artist label

Exclusive Annette Krebs / Toshi Nakamura set on tonight's show!

We're really excited to be bringing you a 2005 improvisation from Annette Krebs and Toshimaru Namamura as the cornerstone of our show tonight. Available only on a self-produced CD-R selection of Annette's recent work, we think this'll be the first time it's been broadcast anywhere in the world. We're sure you'll really enjoy this half-hour set. Tune in at 9.30pm London time for this and more.