Monday, 30 April 2018

MuhMur Radio Broadcast 26 April 2018.


Sorry in the delay in posting this ... it was a very busy weekend in the MuhMur household.
A bit of a grab bag and dolly mixture of sounds featuring a lot of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV.  This broadcast was the last one before MuhMur Radio engineer Dave heads off to Western Africa - to the Gabon and Libreville for the month of May. So I wanted to play some of Dave's favourites from a couple of his favourite groups. April 26 was also the day (in 1978) that Throbbing Gristle released their first single "United".


The live Throbbing Gristle tracks come from the gig at Manchester Factory on May 18 1979.
The AntiChildLeague track comes from the new split cassette with The Rita. This is ACL's second release on the German Obsessive Fundamental Realism label. Four really excellent pieces although I'm not too certain on The Rita, perhaps will take some growing in to? A genre called Harsh Noise Wall that isn't really grabbing me. Vomir is another exponent of HNW that I just can't seem to click with ... but the split ACL tape is excellent and available from : obsessivefundamentalrealism.blogspot.com
Earlier this year Frans De Waard and Sindre Bjerga toured Europe as Tech Riders. The 2 pieces featured here are from the album "On The Storm" which was especially made for the tour. Also, I read that Joachim Nordwall had disbanded the Skull Defects project ... Like Vomir and The Rita (although NOT Harsh Noise Wall) The Skull Defects were a sound I just could not 'get in to', although I do like the Nordwall solo tape "The Skull Transmitter". Side B of this tape is played here. I did meet Joachim once - he was doing a DJ set with Henrik Rylander in a basement of a disused apartment block on the outskirts of Stockholm. The room was set to honour the work of Brion Gysin with TV Monitors showing his work and that of Psychic TV and dream machines situated along the perimeters. I very strange night that sometimes when thinking about it makes me wonder f I dreamt it all up.
The Troum track comes from the compilation "Da-Pu-Ri-To-Jo" on the Russian Black Mara label. A compilation of Troum 7" singles.


Exquisitely packaged in a wooden box which includes a bottle of sacred earth.
On this day in 1978 (along with Throbbing Gristle) The Stranglers released the single "Nice n' Sleazy", it fits nice n' sleazily after the Alien Brains here! Dave used to build electronic devices for The Alien Brains when they were based in Aberdeen. It felt apt.
The Hula track comes from the May 1985 John Peel Session. I don't know if it has been 'officially' released in any format?
There was a slip up at the end, whilst Dave was working on a playlist for SoundArt Radio to be on the air through the night the computer started playing up and after Negativland there is a track from Renegade Soundwave that was not supposed to be broadcast. It's not a bad track, certainly not one of RSW's best...but ... I apologise.
Please take a listen here: https://www.mixcloud.com/muhsteve/muhmur-radio-broadcast-26-april-2018/. (Copy & Paste).

Playlist:
01: Throbbing Gristle : "Weeping" (Industrial Records) 1978.
02: AntiChildLeague : "Elephant In The Room You Can Control" (Obsessive Fundamental Realism) 2018.
03: Tech Riders : "Storm Riders" (Gold Sounds) 2018.
04: Joachim Nordwall : "The Skull Transmitter (B)" (HÃ¥sten & Korset) 2010.
05: Troum : "Victoria" (Black Mara) 2017.
06: Grunt : "Prologue For Plague" (Free Animal Records) 2018.
07: Grunt : "Sacrosanct Imperium" (Freak Animal Records) 2018.
08: Telepherique : "Recycle-S+C #1" (Duebel) 1999.
09: Throbbing Gristle : "Weapon Training" (The Grey Area) 1993.
10: Throbbing Gristle : "See You Are" (The Grey Area) 1993.
11: Throbbing Gristle : "United" (Industrial Records) 1978.
12: Alien Brains : "There's Going To Be A Riot Soon" (Vinyl On Demand) 2014.
13: The Stranglers : "Nice n' Sleazy" (United Artists Records) 1978.
14: Aaron Dilloway : "Switch 15" (Cejero) 2017.
15: Contagious Orgasm & Government Alpha : "Possessed Machine" (SSSM) 2006.
16: Bourbonese Qualk : "Moscow #1" (Klanggalerie) 2001.
17: Psychic TV : "Hymn 23" (Some Bizarre) 1983.
18: Psychic TV : "The Orchids" (Some Bizarre) 1983.
19: Psychic TV : "Magick Defends Itself" (Temple Records) 1986.
20: Renaldo And The Loaf : "Dying Inside" (Cherry Red Records) 2016.
21: Hula : "Gun Culture" (Not On Label) 1985.
22: Tech Riders : "Sound Proof" (Gold Sounds) 2018.
23: Negativland : "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Special Edit Radio Mix)" (SST) 1991.
24: Renegade Soundwave : "Howyoudoin'?" (Mute Records) 1994.

Next broadcast is on May 10 - flying solo and playing with myself! I have no idea what the sounds will be.
20:00 hours GMT on 102.5FM or streamed live at www.soundartradio.org
I am contactable via : muhmur.radio@gmail.com.

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