Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jandek Study Group Overnight shows #1-3

Free Form Freakout and Shuffle Function have been producing a weekly program called the Jandek Study Group Overnight. These shows will be airing every Friday night at midnight leading up to the performance on October 20th by Jandek. Each episode highlights a different facet of Jandek's vast and unconventional catalog. Future episodes will include in-depth interviews with writers, film makers, critics, as well as the musicians that will be performing at the Mankato show. Listen below to the shows that have aired so far.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

FFFreakout #331 (Aired on 9/27/12)

David Kilgour "You Forget" from Here Comes the Cars
Wet Hair "Color & Shape" from Spill Into Atmosphere
Alvarius B. "Detergentleman" from S/T
Robbie Basho "Fandango" from Bonn Ist Supreme
Michael Chapman "Sunday Morning" from Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010
Low "Murderer" from Drums and Guns
Brute Heart "Scritch Scratch" from Brass Beads
James Brown "Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)" from Soul Power Instrumentals
Talking Heads "Hold Up" from The Name of This Band is Talking Heads
Fistful of Mercy "Father's Son" from As I Call You Down
Archers of Loaf "Web In Front" from Icky Mettle
The Rolling Stones  "Stoned" from Singles Collection: The London Years
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Wail" from Now I Got Worry
Semisonic "Jet" from Listen To What the Man Said . . . 
Joey Scarbury "Theme from Greatest American Hero" (*Note: I'm thinking this was one of Carl's Guilty Pleasure Picks!!)
Daft Punk "Round the World" from Homework

The good folks at Soft Abuse and De Stijl are presenting the first live appearance by British folk legend Michael Chapman in Minneapolis on October 5th at Icehouse, located at 2528 Nicolett Ave South. The show starts at 7 pm.

. . . and once again KMSU and the Minnesota State Performance Series will be presenting the first ever live performance in Minnesota by Jandek on Saturday, October 20th. Tickets are still available and can be ordered here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

FFFreakout #330 (Aired on 9/20/12)

Guided By Voices "Quality of Arms" from Propeller
Above Ground "Black Doors" from Gone Aiwa
Pin Group "Ambivalence" from Flying Nun 25th Anniversary box set
Harry Pussy "No Hey" from You'll Never Play This Town Again
The Tower Recordings "Empress of I" from The Galaxies Incredibly Sensual Transmission Field of
The Shadow Ring "Evil & Good" from Remains Unchanged
Gary War "Pleading for Annihilation" from Jared's Lot
Philip Glass "Knee Play 3" from Einstein on the Beach
Animal Collective "Today's Supernatural" from Centipede Hz
Der Plan "Rot Grun Tot" from Normalette Surprise
Ike Yard "Night After Night" from 1980-82 Collected
John Fahey "The Waltz That Carried Us Away . . . " from America
Jandek "Feathered Drums" from Six and Six
Sister Fleeta Mitchell and Rev. Willie Mae Eberhart "Stan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down" from Art of Field Recording Volume 1
Creedence Clearwater Revival "I Put A Spell On You" from Chronicle, Vol. 1

Sunday, September 16, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #6 with Graham Lambkin

The Shadow Ring “City Lights” City Lights (Dry Leaf Discs) 
John's Children "Sarah Crazy Child" Jagged Time Lapse
(Interview segment) 
The Shadow Ring “Squawk With Me” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
The Shadow Ring “Horse Meat Cakes” Put The Music In Its Coffin (Siltbreeze)*
The Shadow Ring “Tiny Creatures” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
The Shadow Ring “You're Holding All Your Feathered Stock” Wax-Work Echoes (Corpus Hermeticum)*
Jan Dukes de Grey "Mice and Rats in the Loft" Mice and Rats in the Loft
(Interview segment) 
The Shadow Ring “Alcove Hair & Hand” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
The Shadow Ring “The Riverside” Lindus (Swill Radio)*
Mark Perry "Death Looks Down" Snappy Turns
The Shadow Ring "Kako Dresso" Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
Harold Budd "Wanderer" The Serpent (In Quicksilver)
The Shadow Ring “Shallows” Remains Unchanged (Kye) 
(Interview segment) 
The Bowles "Worrywort" The Bowles EP (Kye) 
Vanessa Rossetto "Exotic Exit" Exotic Exit (Kye) 
Astor "November" Alcor (Kye)

We were thrilled to have Graham Lambkin join us once again on this week's podcast show. This time around our conversation focused primarily on the forthcoming Shadow Ring double LP collection called Remains Unchanged that is due out on his Kye imprint in the coming weeks. This collection is made up of all unreleased material and charts an alternate, yet equally compelling, history of Lambkin’s former group - who created a bold and singular body of work within the decade they were active.

In addition to airing our conversation with Lambkin on this week’s show, we also played several selections from the new Remains Unchanged collection, along with a few other tracks from The Shadow Ring taken from their full-length releases. Graham selected a few additional songs to include as fair examples of the music that influenced The Shadow Ring during different periods in the group's history. And to close out the show, we played a few tracks from other recent Kye releases.

For more information and to order available titles, check out the Kye Records blog. Kye releases are also available from these fine mailorder folks: Mimaroglu, Forced Exposure, Aquarius Records, Volcanic Tongue, Weird Forest, and Eclipse.

*Note: These tracks are also available on the Life Review (1993-2003) 2CD compilation released on Kye.

Friday, September 14, 2012

FFFreakout #329 (Aired on 9/13/12)

Wire "Practice Makes Perfect" from Chairs Missing
Ava Mendoza with Nick Tamburro "First Time Shapeshifter" from Quit You Unnatural Ways
Black Eagle Child "Running Around the Room" from Go Around, Again
Lee Noble "Parents" from Horrorism
It Is Rain In My Face "Fighter Pilot" from S/T
Jandek "Message to the Clerk" from On The Way
Johnny Cash "Orange Blossom Special" from The Legend box set
David Byrne & St. Vincent "The One Who Broke Your Heart" from Love This Giant
Suede "Metal Mickey" from The Brit Box
James Brown "The Payback" from Star Time: The Godfather of Soul box set
The Church "The Unguarded Moment" from Children of Nuggets box set
Joy Division "Atmosphere" from Heart and Soul box set

Saturday, October 20th @ 7:30pm 
Halling Recital Hall 
Minnesota State University, Mankato 

$20 advance/$25 at the door 
On sale at 12:00am Tuesday, August 28th 

Sunday, September 09, 2012

FFFreakout #328 (Aired on 9/6/12)

Claps "Simplicity's Key" from Glory, Glory
Ricardo Donoso "Probing" from Assimilating the Shadow
Blanche Blanche Blanche "My Plane is Falling" from Papas Proof
Run DMT "Hard To Explain" from The Ad Hoc Comp
Silver Apples "Lovefingers" from S/T
Jandek "Nancy Sings" from Chair Beside A Window
Nocturnal Projections "Walk In A Straight Line" from Xpressway Pile=Up
Lee Renaldo "Fire Island (Phases)" from Between the Times and the Tides
Guided By Voices "Teenage FBI" (demo) from Hardcore UFOs box set
Santo & Johnny "Sleepwalk" from Sleepwalk
Hank Williams "Kaw-Liga" from 40 Greatest Hits
Supersuckers "Dead in the Water" from Must've Been High
The Kinks "Top of the Pops" from Lola vs. the Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1
My Morning Jacket "One Big Holiday" from It Still Moves
The Clash "Brand New Cadillac" from London Calling

Saturday, September 01, 2012

FFFoxy Podcast #5

Imperial Topaz “Angel of the Overpass” Duets CS (Tranquility Tapes
Ghedalia Tazartes “cinq / six” Ante-Mortem LP (Hinterzimmer
Myrrh “Track 1-Side A” Hymns CS (Lighten Up Sounds
Sarin Smoke “2.1.2” Vent LP* (Mie Music
April in the Orange “Same Old Mystery” In the Mirror Under the Moon CS (Cae-sur-a
Gareth Williams & Mary Currie “The Best Weapon” Flaming Tunes CD (Life and Living
Alistair Crosbie “Pulse Storms Sweeping North” A Campfire in the Snow CD-R (Kendra Steiner Editions
Jason Lescalleett “Tarnished Copper (Copper Will Never Be Gold)” Songs About Nothing 2CD (Erstwhile
Murmer “Part 5” Where Are the Roots That Clutch LP* (Helen Scarsdale Agency
Saguache “Lattice Borealis” Terrain CS* (Constellation Tatsu
Mats Gustafsson & Paal Nilssen-Love “I Love It” I Love It When You Snore LP (Weird Forest
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano “For Jim Pepper” Scraps and Shadows LP* (Roaratorio
High Aura’d “La Chasse Gallerie / Methodist Bells" Sanguine Futures LP (Bathetic
Unidiscus “Barney’s World” Unidiscus 1 mp3 (self-released) (*Foxy Contributor's Pick by Brad Rose)
Ricardo Donoso “Chemical Structures” Assimilating the Shadow CD (Digitalis)
Baronic Wall “Telepresence Persons” The Mind of Roses CS (Gift Tapes)
German Army “River Demons” Hoatzin CS (No Kings
Mirror to Mirror “Sleep Through School” Body Moving Slowly CD* (Preservation
Black Unicorn “2” 18047 CS (Rubber City Noise/RCN Infinity Series
Derek Rogers “Linear Truths” Saturations LP (Greenup Industries)

It has been over two months since I’ve put together a straightforward, guest-free, non-feature podcast, and man has there been some truly amazing music that has made its way to my various playback devices in that time. It took a good week or two alone to settle on a playlist and sequence for this show that sounded satisfactory to these ears given the wealth of material to choose from, but I can honestly say that some of my favorite releases of the year thus far are contained within this show. I had every intention of writing a lengthy piece highlighting some of the key releases herein, but I couldn’t bring myself to focus just on some and not the others. So, as a general statement, I feel like this is some of the strongest material released by nearly all of the artists and labels featured on this episode. That’s that, just listen . . .

One thing I would like to highlight, though, is a new segment that we rolled out this week called the Foxy Contributor’s Pick. As mentioned when we first began to partner with Foxy Digitalis on these podcasts, one of the goals was to open things up and make the show a bit more interactive. This is a small first step in that direction. This new segment will have different Foxy Digitalis contributors select a track by an artist, band, label (etc.) that has been capturing their imagination and give them an opportunity to explain or simply share their thoughts on their selection. Think of it as the Secret Stash section with a narrator. Anyways, Brad Rose was the first to jump into the fold and he picked a gem from Unidiscus, a lesser-known project of Norm Chambers (a.k.a. Panabrite). Be on the lookout for more of these contributor picks in the weeks ahead.