The programme starts with a track from the new album by O Yuki Conjugate. "A Tension Of Opposites Volumes 1 & 2" was recorded last year whilst members of the project were in isolation. It sees the two main Yuki protagonists record two separate pieces. Roger Horberry presents "At Variance" (recorded in York) and Andrew Hulme contributes "Into The Pleasure Garden" (recorded in London).
"Ravishment" is from the Andrew Hulme piece. There are two distinctive sides (obviously) with the Horberry sound being very computer sounding and touching 'new-agey' whilst the Hulme tracks are more organic in sound. Former member Clare Elliot also features on this album .. it is self released by O Yuki Conjugate and although the tape version is sold out copies are available on Discogs, or you get the download here : https://oyukiconjugate.bandcamp.com/album/a-tension-of-opposites-vols-1-2
The Beequeen piece is from the album "A Touch Of Brimstone". I dug this copy out to be accompaniment whilst reading Freek Kinkelaar's book "Wondersound". It works perfectly. Major Eddie are PragVec. "My Name's Eddie" comes from the LP "No Cowboys", an album where PragVEC use a number of pseudonyms and aliases such as Major Eddie, Couch Potatoes, Spec Records and Vince Quince & The Rialto Ballroom Detectives (which feature Jim Thirlwell on WASP) to create a faux compilation.
A busy "On This Day" section this programme starting with the epic "Western Mantra" one of the two mantras from the EP "Three Mantras" by Cabaret Voltaire. Purposely designed to confuse and possibly the world's longest single with each side being over 20 minutes long. The Steve Roden version of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is the most played song on MuhMur Radio. This is the third time in 9 years. The track appears on the benefit CD "Your Song, My Foot" released by WFMU back in 2011.
Dave Phillips latest album is called "Disappear". : "Disappear was born of something to be, suddenly, unexpectedly, painfully, like two mirrors that reflected too strongly and burst, the shards that were left tell a story of a chance meeting of an insect and a flower in a self made paradise and the resulting journey that took then towards new dimensions but was brutally cut short before these could be explained. The sun disappeared the resulting daze looked back and saw ... mirrors don't reflect what we want to see. Disappear consists of seven pieces composed alongside a presence, the story linking the pieces unfolds when the presence disappears and the eighth, the last piece of the album, appears, a cleansing lament disguised as an abomination. Marmować means waste in Polish. Composed between January 2018 and November 2019, a period known as the Berlin Daze.". It is a perfect album to play alone, loud and in the dark. Released by the Berlin based Total Black label copies are available from them or the Dave Phillips bandcamp page : https://dave-phillips.bandcamp.com
Back in the early 1990's the name Sudden Infant used to pop up in places, on lists, in magazines and flyers and mentions of live performances and radio shows. It's a great name so I bought the first Sudden Infant release I came across - the "Broken Glass" 7" - this was early 1990's on a trip to London. The next record I bought was the Cut-Up Constructions 7" "Finals 990217", a collaboration with Daniel Löwenbrück. And now I am hooked! I can remember the first time I met Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant). August 2006 and Dieter Müh were playing the basement of a carpet warehouse in Stoke Newington (London) with Hair Police. I try and get to see Sudden Infant when they play live in the UK and meet up with Joke to catch up with a chat and a few drinks. I have danced to Joke's DJ sets in Berlin and Kortrijk and even DJ'ed for Sudden Infant and 100 Club in London. So, there's a small section to celebrate Joke's work and the fact that April 6 is his birthday. On the last broadcast I played a track by Joke's project Kalata, now I play two more.
As far as I am aware Kalata have only produced the one cassette "Hot Glue". It's available via the Sudden Infant website : http://www.suddeninfant.com. Recently Joke has been expanding his turntablism techniques with live performances across Europe. "Half Dead Half Alive" is a collaboration with German composer / performer / vocalist Ute Wassermann. The album was recorded live in Nickelsdorf in 2019. https://klanggalerie.bandcamp.com/album/half-dead-half-alive-live-in-nickelsdorf. Happy Birthday Joke!
The Campbell + Edwards track is culled from their collaborative cassette release "The State We're In". It's a self released cassette available from Neil via his bandcamp page. The digital version is free ... but the tapes only a fiver! https://theneilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/the-state-were-in
Over the past 20 years or so the German duo Cranioclast have remained one the most obscurest projects known. They call themselves Sankt Klario and Soltan Karik. Their releases are all anagrams of the name Cranioclast. I remember for a while folk were saying that they were 'leather bikers' from Germany. Hells Angels types ... but I think there was confusion over the fact that there was a death metal group in the 1990's also called Cranioclast. Cranioclast being the name of surgical forceps. There are interviews around but the mystery remains strong. It is mentioned that members of Cranioclast are also involved with the projects Kallabris, Core and Fetisch Park but this has always been denied. The only other artist personally connected to Cranioclast is Ave Maria Avida who in 1993 released the single "Distance Balance Symmetry" on the German Hyperium Records label. The tracks here are from the 2018 album "Cract On Sail".
Back with "On This Day" and Bill Nelson's Red Noise. Cocteau Records released the "Revolt Into Style" single coupled with "Furniture Music".
Also on this day back in 1980 The Cramps released their debut album "Songs The Lord Taught Us". The Cramps were on the best bands to see live in the early 1980's. This LP was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and produced by Alex Chilton.
Following on from the 2013 re-issue of a 1983 cassette release "Biohazard / Isolation", S/M Operations in collaboration with Easy Listening have released "Bleeding Out" by Shame, Exposure.
Shame, Exposure were created by Paul Steinborn in Port Huron, Michigan in 1982. In 1983 they put out two cassettes, the aforementioned "Biohazard / Isolation" and the live C90 "04/01/1983". In 1984 they ceased operations. Paul also played guitar for a while with Hunting Lodge. "Bleeding Out" was recorded in between 1982 and 1983 in Port Huron. The vinyl LP comes with a CDR version which has an extra track by Paul's pre Shame, Exposure project Hate/Grey. Hate/Grey also featured Lon C. Diehl of Hunting Lodge. Copies are available via the Easy Listening website : https://easylistening.bigcartel.com
Take a listen to the broadcast here :
01: O Yuki Conjugate : "Ravishment" (OYC Limited) 2021.
02: Beequeen : "Rainhas Des Abelhas" (Korm Plastics) 2002.
03: Major Eddie : "My Name's Eddie" (Spec Records) 1980.
04: Cabaret Voltaire : "Western Mantra" (Rough Trade Records) 1980.
05: Steve Roden : "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (WFMU) 2011.
06: Dave Phillips : "FFTTMTFD" (Total Black) 2021.
07: Dave Phillips : "I Hope You're OK" (Total Black) 2021.
08: Dave Phillips : "Prevarication" (Total Black) 2021.
09: Dave Phillips : "Hope (Without)" (Total Black) 2021.
10: Kalata : "Pinstripes" (Not On Label) 2020.
11: Kalata : "Tiny Little Creatures" (Not On Label) 2020.
12: Joke Lanz & Ute Wassermann : "Half Alive" (Klanggalerie) 2021.
13: Neil Campbell + Nick Edwards : "Hubble" (Not On Label) 2021.
14: Cranioclast : "Coriolis Spectres" (Auf Abwegen) 2018.
15: Cranioclast : "Congress Of Space Archeologists" (Auf Abwegen) 2018.
16: Cranioclast : "The Arrival Of The Space Frog" (Aug Abwegen) 2018.
17: Bill Nelson's Red Noise : "Furniture Music" (Cocteau Records) 1983.
18: The Cramps : "T.V. Set" (Illegal Records) 1980.
19: Shame, Exposure : "R3, T1 : 165/82" (S/M Operations/Easy Listening) 2020.
The next broadcast is on April 15th.
Thanks for listening.