A wonderful new edition of Phantom Circuit is up on Mixcloud including my “Cosmonaut Chorus” from Farewell, Doomed Planet! along with the always excellent Letters From Mouse, Penderecki’s St. Luke’s Passion (RIP maestro), and many more. Listen below and see the track list on the Phantom Circuit website.
The Da-Dark Outside, a 24+ hour radio broadcast of recordings that have never been heard before, was scheduled to occur this spring from Kurt Schwitter’s Merz Barn in Langdale, Cumbria. Instead, for the first time ever, the Dark Outside will broadcast online starting tomorrow at 12pm UK (6am CST). There will be no tracklist, no listen again function, no archive. It’s playing once only. Go outside, far away from anyone else, and listen for as long as you can. See if you can figure out which piece (it’s called “MerzBowHaus”) is mine. Link for the broadcast + alphabetical listing of participating artists is here (Cosey Fanni Tutti!? Amazing).
Lagniappe: I made this image months ago, but I’m happy to have accidentally socially distanced us all.
I’m so pleased to be on an upcoming charity compilation curated by John from Sound Effects Of Death And Horror (SEODAH) and released by Wormhole World. It features 13 artists who have joined together to celebrate the work of Delia Derbyshire, Wendy Carlos and other electronic pioneers, and proceeds will go to support Delia Derbyshire Day, a charity with the objectives of advancing the education of the public in music technology and the history and art of British electronic music via the archive and works of Delia Derbyshire.
Pre-orders will open on Friday 10 April when a lead track by ME! will be launched, and the album will be released on May 15.
There’s a nice write-up and the full track listing up on Louder Than War, check it out!
This Friday, Bandcamp is waiving revenue shares to help support artists affected by COVID-19. As much as I’d love you to buy my music, my income isn’t dependent on it and I’d rather you join me in supporting artists who are hurting.
Looking for recommendations? Check out my Bandcamp collection & wishlist, and try especially to support artists who have had shows cancelled, or whose retail/service/gig economy/other day jobs have been cancelled or restricted by COVID-19.
Thanks. Take care of yourself, take care of each other, and support indie music.
If you’re not yet familiar with the weird and wonderful world of Strategic Tape Reserve, I Heart Noise has a label mix up to introduce you to your new favorite ferric cassette architect. Features some of my favorites like moduS ponY & VLK, qualchan, HAWN, and Whettman Chelmets, plus my contribution to the 2019 compilation Shopland World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets. Check out the article on I Heart Noise and the mix on Mixcloud or below: