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:

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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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Transmission 47: Dancefloor (for DJ Chopper)

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Appalachian Grove Laurie Spiegel
Hare Krishna Alice Coltrane
Louis’ Albrecht La’Brooy
Oh Jabba O B Ignitt
Wayne County Hill Cops Omar S and O B Ignitt
Stellar Awakening CN
Fade Holly Herndon
Chord Memories Shan
Pipe Bomb Spekter
Su What? Awanto 3
Chants Adultrock
Jamaica Burning Carter Bros
Dancefloor 118 Margot
Le Prince noir (Pilooski Mix) Perez
Urals Walls
Renata Holden
Answer (Dub) Ghost Culture
A Thousand Nights Gregor Tresher
Demented (Or Just Crazy) Tres Demented
Sharevari A Number of Names
Nitwit Shop
Throw Paperclip People
You are so Just Just Rework
Unfurla Clark
Silver Threads Jo Johnson

First broadcast on 2nd August 2015, Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton

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Transmission 46: Euro Curios 1977 – 1988 (part 2)

A road trip through independent Belgian and French music of the late-seventies and early-eighties: cold wave, industrial, synth-pop, electro, dark wave, disco, new wave and euro-pop.
Part 1 (Transmission #44) was a road trip from Italy to the Netherlands.

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Aksak Maboul Scratch Holiday 1984
Pas De Deux Cardiocleptomanie 1983
Berntholer My suitor 1983
Carol So Low 1981
The Honeymoon Killers Ariane 1982
Telex Moskow Diskow 1979
Antena Frantz 1982
Enzo Kreft I Don’t Understand It 1983
Snowy Red Euroshima Wardance 1988
Linear Movement Cytogenetic Movement 1983
Zwischenfall Flucht 1983
Plastic Bertrand ‎ Tout Petit La Planète 1979
Antena Achilles 1982

Jo Lemaire + Flouze Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais 1981
Codek Closer 1981
Nini Raviolette Suis-Je Normale 1980
Martin Dupont Wagui 1983
Mathématiques Modernes Disco Rough 1980
Deux Game And Performance 1983
Bernard Fevre Dali 1977
Cha Cha Guitri Les yeux ouverts 1981
Kas Product Never Come Back 1982
Mathématiques Modernes
Jungle Love 1981
Ruth Polaroïd/Roman/Photo 1985
Wax WaxDance (Dupe Edit) 1984
Black Devil No regrets 1978
Martin Circus Disco Circus 1978
Martin Dupont Just Because 1984

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Transmission 45: 45 x 45rpm

To mark our 45th transmission, Paul selects 45 of his 45 rpm 7′ singles, starting with his first piece of vinyl from 1980.

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My World Secret Affair
Turning Japanese The Vapors
Egyptian Reggae Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
Memories Bronski Beat
I Dub U Freeez
Boogie Down (Bronx) Man Parrish
Buffalo Gals Malclom McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team
Autodrive Herbie Hancock
Hyperactive! Thomas Dolby
A Time to hear (who’s listening) Art of Noise
Change of Heart Change
Oh Sheila Ready for the World
Hit & Run Total Contrast
Never be the same Breakfast Club
Never Too Late to Love You Kissing the Pink
Heartbreak Beat Psychedelic Furs
Beat so Lonely Charlie Sexton
Let him go Animotion
Quiet Life Japan
The Look of Love Part 2 ABC
The Heat is on The Power Station
Driving Away from Home (Jim’s Tune) It’s Immaterial
What’s my scene Hoodoo Gurus
Time I broke down (I think it’s) One Thousand Violins
Tombstone Eat
Cocoanut Woman Harry Belafonte
Carolina Carol Bela Jorge Ben and Toquinho
Instrumental My Bloody Valentine
Big City Spacemen 3
No Sleep Huggy Bear
Wingwalker Shellac
Throw Down Dinosaur Jr
Haunt You Down Pavement
New Year (demo) The Breeders
Transmitters Sauna Youth
Pansy Twist Huggy Bear
What law am I breaking now? Blood Sausage
Klang Tone Stereolab
Tied Up (Cheeky Monkey Slut Mix) LFO
Mono BEAK>
Movement LCD Soundsystem
Wild out day Mike Ladd
En viihdy kotona Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
Stay Low
Alison Neil Halstead
Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Black (inside) Rolf Julius

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Transmission 44: Euro Curios 1978 – 1986 (part 1)

A road trip through independent European music of the late-seventies and early-eighties: cold wave, industrial, synth-pop, electro, dark wave, disco, new wave and euro-pop.

# 44 Euro Curios 1978 – 1986 (Part 1) by Currently Off Air on Mixcloud


Simonetti Pignatelli Morante ‎– Flashing (Extended Version) 1982

Dharma – Plastic Doll instrumental) 1982

Alexander Robotnick – Dance Boy Dance ‎1984

B.W.H – Stop 1983

Carlos Peron -Nothing Is True 1984

Grauzone – Eisbær 1981

Monoton – Tonspur 1982

Monoton – Tanzen & Singen 1982

Harald Grosskopf - So weit, so gut 1980

Liliental – Wattwurm 1978

Liaisons Dangereuses – Peut Etre…Pas 1981

George Kranz ‎– Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz) 1983

Klaus Schonning – Lydglimt 1979

Ausgang Verboten – Consumer 1984

Art Fact – Rain In The South 1986

Smalts – Werktitel 4 1982
Plus instruments – Freundschaft Februari 1981

Niew Hip Stilen – Grüss aus Wien 1983
Nexda – A1 Untitled 1984

Nine Circles - Twinkling Stars 1982

Flash And the Pan – Walking in the rain 1978

Van Kaye & Ignit – Alice Notley 1982
Xex – Svetlana 1980

In part 2 we cross the Dutch border into Belgium before finishing in France. See Transmission #46 for the mix.
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM, Brighton, UK on 3rd May 2015

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Transmission 43: Ragbag

A ragbag of 1 year old experimentalists, Cold War Electro punks, Breakdance anthems, Jazz covers, Witch poems, French New Age, Noir Soundtracks, Brighton Space Rock, unreleased Aphex Twin, Albini on bicycles, Canadian Trip-Hop, Japanese Organ Demonstration cheese, Cantora Brasileira and Austrian Trombonists.
First broadcast on 1st March 2015 Radio Reverb 97.2Fm, Brighton, UK

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Transmission 42: Temporary Infatuations

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Transmission 41: When the Moon Falls its not so steep

A radiophonic musical version of Soov Kunkel and Stuart Timmon’s quantum novel, ‘When the Moon Falls its Not So Steep’. Set in 2019 (sometimes) following the “Great” War to abolish Freedom; when all Western Governments went bankrupt and the Tesco-Bilderberg Elite took over the provision of all social, political and economic aspects of life by stealing the East.
‘Like Philip K. Dick rewriting Jesus Christ Superstar with The Who hepped up on Monster Munch providing tunes on a 4 track’ Frantz Fanon

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2Fm in Brighton on Sunday 7th December 2014 at 11pm.

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Transmission 40: Vinyl Venn Diagram 2: Circa69

Simon Wilkinson aka Circa69 shares the stories behind his formative tunes
with Currently Off Air.

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Vinyl Venn diagram 2: Circa69

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