Transmission 58: Cassette Tapes 3

Looking at past and present uses and abuses of cassette tapes. New tapes as well as the never aired and the rarely heard. Another artist takes the ’4 Track 24′ hour challenge to make a piece of music on cassette within 24 hours. First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB in Brighton on 4th December 2016 2016


Can you relate to me? Dam Funk (1989)
Raw Healing (excerpt) Cornered Yet Climbing Featuring Kelly Jayne Jones from Fevered Realities (2015)
Maximum Title by Carl Turney & Brian Campbell for Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol.IV – Crown of Light – (Mid-Summer Traditions and Folklore) (2016)
Silent Servant ‎Live: Nuit Noire (2014)
Drum Machine Advert from Soundmaker Audio Magazine (1985)
Wall of Sound by Francesco Lenzi from Connection Cassette Compilation #1 (2011)
Ritual Mask / The Bells the bells Peter Hammill from Soundmaker Audio Magazine (September 1985)
Arqueotomia by Luis Mesa from C1 tape (1986)
4 Track 24: Midnight Mass by Double Doris
Sci-Fi Rains & Heartaches 3 by Hz from Sci-Fi Rains & Heartaches (2013)
Ode to John Connor by Elon Katz from The Pylori Program (2010)
Thoughts of Youth by CJ Boyd from Connection Cassette Compilation #1 (2011)
Salem by Fox Academy from ‘luxury beverage’ (2015)
Make me tea by Woo from ‘Into the Heart of Love’ (1990)
Holiday by Julie Byrne taken from ‘You Would Love It Here‘ (2012)
The Green Ray by Modern Studies from ‘Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol.IV – Crown of Light – (Mid-Summer Traditions and Folklore)’ (2016)
Wanda Johnson by Fall Seattle from tape ‘Fall Seattle’ 2016)
Tired of Waiting by Keel Her from ‘Weirdo’ (2012)
Music For Dancers In Disguise Mark Van Hoen ‎from The Worcester Tapes, 1983-1987 (2015)

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Transmission 57: New (to me)

Special Night by Lee Fields and the Expressions from 7” single Special Night
After the Rain by The Comsat Angels from LP Fiction
La Nouvelle Epoque by V from 12” V / Ripperton
And Time Will Come by CiRCA69 from single Outworn Buried Age
Nuits Sonores by Floating Points from single Nuits Sonores
Elephant Man by Marty Segal from CD A Spy for God.
Lovers; Cascading (Part II) by Ian William Craig from LP Meaning Turns to Whispers
More Colours by Eberhard Weber from LP The Colours Of Chloë
Leaving Del Norte by Bruce Langhorne from compilation Sky Girl
Never Leave Me by The Stratfords 7” single
May you always by Salyu x salyu from compilation CD Constellations of Music
Time Beat by Ray Cathode 7” single.
Hum Dono by Joe Harriott with the Amancio D’Silva Quartet from LP Hum Dono.
Dial Me in by Factory Floor from LP 25 25
Magneto by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds from LP Skeleton Tree
eidolons beginning p = (m²A ²)… by Paul Jebanasam from LP Continuum
I Cry (Night after Night) by Egyptian Lover from compilation Egyptian Lover 1983-1988
Dissolve by Marissa Nadler from LP Strangers
A New Day by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani from LP Sunergy

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Transmission 56: 52 Cart Pick Up Vol. 2

Noise Ramones Boredoms
Ship Is Flooding Clark
Introductory Fanfare For The Hooper Heroes Sufjan Stevens
Estrelas Milton Nascimento
Heckler Spray Pavement
Objectif Rythme Jack Arel
Lament 1 “Bird’s Lament” Moondog
The Nazca Plain Felt
Dobbs à la Gare Francis Lai
Roobarb Johnny Hawksworth Orchestra
(Fuck) DIIV
Iceberg Trash Can Sinatras
Leo Danzinger Palmbomen II
Adelma Grizzly Bear
Feral Children of the Canyon Psychic Temple
Aiga wo Happy End
Nebulosa Tenorio Jr.
Roi (Reprise) The Breeders
Funky National Alex Chilton
La Premier Bonheur Du Jour Françoise Hardy
Accueil Jef Gilson
Clock Catcher Flying Lotus
Dali Bernard Fevre
Donuts (intro) J Dilla
Absolutely Cuckoo The Magnetic Fields
Signs Destroyer
Deep Water Portishead
Intro (Desire Lines) Camera Obscura
Undue – Possibility (2nd Movement) The Roots
Full Compass Ben Sidran
Lead Existence King Krule
Golden Smog
Know Now Alex G
Love Your Enemies William S. Burroughs
Dig Perfect Pussy
Old Dan Tucker Burl Ives
Sleep They Might Be Giants
Christmas Face Sufjan Stevens
Russell Mike Doughty
Track 3 Panda Bear
All You See J. Tillman
Gardener Fox Academy
Chime and Clock Theme Freddie Phillips
Two Lovely Black Eyes Stanley Holloway
Egaberté The Books
The Guy who invented fire Shellac
What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
L Dopa Big Black
Velocity Girl Primal Scream
Fight War Not Wars Crass
Tonight Sibylle Baier
Time to go Delia Derbyshire

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB in Brighton, July 2016

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Transmission 11: 52 Cart Pick Up vol 1

June 2016 for Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB in Brighton.

Volume 1 was originally broadcast as Transmission 12 in September 2011.

52 Cart Pick Up intro
Asteroid Pete Moore 0:15
Bug (Electric Last Minute) Cornelius 0:39
Suede Ken Nordine 0:28
Something Against You Pixies 1:48
Grandstand Theme Keith Mansfield 0:24
Lunch Hour Pops Basil Kirchin 0:56
Transmitting Live From Mars De La Soul 1:12
30 Century Man Scott Walker 1:29
Brain Melt MF Doom and Madlib 1:29
Frequency The Jesus & Mary Chain 1:19
Three Blind Mice The Beach Boys 1:03
Southerners (interlude) Prefuse 73 0:24
The Sound Of The City The Johnny Mann Singers 1:14
On the Subway Brian Reitzell & Roger J Manning Jr.
Katherine Ginger Lee 0:49
Depression_Years Marty Segal 0:44
Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Variation IV a 1 Clavier Glenn Gould 0:29
Magic In A Mortal Minute Cody Chesnutt 0:38
Brad Haunts a Party Nina Nastasia 1:56
Bod Theme Derek Griffiths 0:23
If Your Breasts Ivor Cutler 0:09
The Ladies Bras Wisby 0:37
( underneath announcement) Black Noise Rotary Connection 0:21
Dazzle Dust Phantom Discoteccamuta Phantom Pregnancies 1:11
Mechanical Life Numbers 1:18
Plastiphilia Dopplereffekt 1:03
In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth Sufjan Stevens 0:37
U.K. Burial 1:40
Bang, Bang Outishly Amiri Baraka 1:29
Introduction Nick Drake 1:32
Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds 1:40
Frozen Steam Break Alan Parker & John Cameron 0:35
Open Field Maher Shalal Hash Baz 1:24
Timex Mike Sammes 0:49
Fingerbobs Theme Michael Jessett 0.44
Effervescing Elephant (Take 2) Syd Barrett 1:28
The Chicken Mississippi John Hurt 1:08
True Love Will Find You in the End Daniel Johnston 1:45
Johnsborg, Illinois Tom Waits 1:35
Tommib Squarepusher 1:19
After The Laughter And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead 1:15
You Thrill Me Patty Waters 1:20
Epilogue Bill Evans 0:39
How The Weather Comes Over The Central Hillside Alan Sparhawk 1:46
Opening Lee Ranaldo 1:50
II Wirbelnd – Trommelnd – Knarrend Karlheinz Stockhausen 0:22
Sylvester Sly & The Family Stone 0:45
Harmony 3 Spiritualized 0:18
Dragonflys Devendra Banhart 1:00
Morpha Too Big Star 1:28
A Kiss To Build A Dream On Louis Armstrong 1:16
Nikkatsu Theme – Drifter Theme Instrumental Hajime Kaburagi 0:51
Just Passing The Small Faces 1:15
Hellcat Alden Shuman 1:44
Departure Earth Wind & Fire 0:23
Time Out Fanfare Ciocărlia 0:20
Tremelo My Bloody Valentine 1:33
Raining in Darling Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy 1:53
i Aphex Twin 1:17
Velocity Girl Primal Scream
Roobarb and custard Johnny Hawskworth
Tonight Sibylle Baier

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Transmission 54: New Age Cassettes

English Meadow by Irv Teibel from ‘Enviroments 4’ (1979)
Morning by Michael Stearns from ‘Morning Jewel’ (1980)
Dolphin Song by Surf Sounds Inc from ‘The Enchanting Sounds of Dolphin Song’ (1989)
Cometary Wailing / Gliding Thru The Cosmophonic Dome by Bernard Xolotl from ‘ Journey To An Oracle’ (1981)
All Pervading by Laraaji from ‘Celestial Vibration’ (1978)
Love and Dream by Ariel Kalma from ‘Bindu’ (1984)
The Reminder Of Long Ago by Joanna Brouk from Sounds Of The Sea (1981)
Li Sun by Judith Tripp from ‘Windscape’ (1983)
Quiescence by Michel Uyttebroek ‎from ‘Quiescence’ (1986)
Arabian Fantasy by J D Emmanuel from ‘Sound Paintings’ (1980)
Untitled by Valley Of The Sun Publishing’s ‘‎Hypnogogic Sound / Vibration Tape’ (1982)
Sea of Bliss by Don Slepian from ‘Sea of Bliss’ (1980)
Crystal Loop 1 by The Nightcrawlers from ‘Crystal Loops’ (1983)
Photonos by Emerald Web from ‘Agua Regia’ (1982)
Untitled ‎by Evenson from ‘Evensong’ (1979)
Morning by Michael Stearns from ‘Morning Jewel’ (1980)
The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore by Irv Teibel from ‘Environments 1’ (1969)
Yamuna Tira Vihari by Alice Coltrane, from ‘Turiya Sings’ (1982)
Om Mani Padme Hum by Constance Demby from ‘Skies Above Skies’ (1978)

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB in Brighton, online at on Monday 4th April 2016.

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Transmission 49: Cassette Tapes 2

Looking at past and present uses and abuses of cassette tapes over the last 5 decades. This show includes the sounds of poltergeists, doomsday cults, fake serial killer confessions, tapes from Cassette Store Day 2015, another artist taking the 4 Track 24 hour challenge, as well as the never aired and the rarely heard. First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB in Brighton on 1st November 2015

For a music-only version of the show with fewer DJ links click on this mixcloud link.

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Transmission #53 – Charla’s Brain Storm 1993

Transmitted on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB in Brighton, streaming online at
Sunday 7th February at 11pm
Monday 8th February at 11am
Tuesday 9th February at 1pm
Wednesday 10th February at 11am
Thursday 11th February at 10am
Saturday 13th February at 2am

Simon Wilkinson’s website
A few Charla’s Brain Storm pieces can be found here

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Recent Radio shows – uploads coming soon

Transmission #49: Cassette Tapes 2
Transmission #50: Live mix of the first 49 shows
Transmission #51: Steve ‘Sleeze’ Steele reads Blaster Al Ackerman
Transmission #52: Buck in Fudgy Tapes 1986 – 1999

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Transmission 48: Cassette Tapes 1

The first in a series of shows looking at past and present uses and abuses of the cassette tape format.
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton, on DAB and on 4th October 2015.

Lou Ottens, Inventor Cassette Tape
1991 – Reborn Ice Horn

Drexciya – Wavejumper
C.L.A.W.S. – Disko Disko
Ata Kak – Obaa Sima

Ste Spandex – We’re all friends here
Hair & Treasure – Good Meconium
Wrong Signals – However, The Joke Became Serious
Dagir Du – Tomb Drifter
HZHA x Grindalf – Pacific Trail
Ellen Zweig – She travelled the landscape
Ice 9 - ‘Untilted’ from Cassette Gazette
Black Spirituals – Mantanzas Dub
Tengui - Kicktrip
Mammane Sani et son Orgue – Bodo
Sufjan Stevens – Blue Bucket of Gold (Outro)
Michael Stearns – Morning
Budal Lardil - Byee Gingara Bushfire Farewell
Sufjan Stevens – Fourth of July
Inbalance 16 – Best Available Technology
(4 track 24) Soundless Mind Eraser – Ferric Dunes (4 Short Wave Radios and Tape Loops)
Palmbomen II - Leo Danzinger
Johnny Brainstorm and the Mindsmears – Creatures from Mars
Washington Phillips – Mother’s Last Word To Her Son
Blaster Al Ackerman, read by Steve ‘sleaze’ Steele – The man in the green night shirt
Sauna Youth – Negative Obsessions
Graham Dowdall – Light programme

For a music only version, with no DJ links, you can listen to this mixcloud version:

# 48 – Cassette Tapes 1 by Currently Off Air on Mixcloud

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Transmissions 51 & 52 – Cassette Tapes

Another cassette tape special will be broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM in Brighton during January 2016
The first part of the show contains three stories by Blaster Al Ackerman, performed by Steve ‘Sleaze’ Steele and produced by Circa69 in 1995.
The stories are:
The Man in the Green Night Shirt
The True Reality
I Remember Spine Weekly

In the 2nd half of the show there is a noisy 30 minute mixtape from Buck in Fudgy of home-produced cassettes from 1986 – 1999. The tracklisting for this mixtape is:
I thought you were dead Jerry’s Dead on a Llama (1986)
Collision – Play (1990)
Galapagos – Ice Cream time Bomb (1989)
Miles – Blacksunburstdaydream (1991)
Ann Fetamin’s wish – Graph Paper Shirts (1992)
S(h)ttin’ on the Dock of the Bay - Moist (1989)
Excerpt from tape 1 – Soundless Mind Eraser (1993)
Cosmos – Charred Mucus (1986)
Lie Still – Woodgoblins (1991)
Animals That Fly – Mookie Arkestra (1998)
Detroitness Super Spatial Biscuit Band (1998)
To kill an air hostess Black Pixel (1999)
Volapük- Tanktop (1992)
lw tuning catastrophe at 2am – Tanktop (1994)
Armitage Shanks - Porcelain (1994)
Dissolver Kato Lazan (1999)
Bloke This is Nothing (1997)
Kora – Johnny Schlackman (1995)
Close my eyes – The M is for Marv (1999)

Both parts of the show will be uploaded as a podcast later in January 2016.

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