miércoles, 19 de abril de 2017

Programa #783


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Empezamos a repasar la discografía del músico francés Monplaisir, antes conocido como Alpha Hydrae.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. Alpha Hydrae - "Rêve" (del álbum Paranoïaques du 21ème étage)
  2. Alpha Hydrae - "Les portes du Pandémonium" (del álbum Les Enfants de l'Autodestruction)
  3. Alpha Hydrae con Southman - "Harmonie dans l'arythmie" (del álbum Les Enfants de l'Autodestruction)
  4. Alpha Hydrae - "911" (del álbum Drowning By Best)
  5. Alpha Hydrae - "To Be Like A Chased Rabbit" (del álbum Peace Love Respect Overdrive)
  6. Alpha Hydrae - "All You Need Is Noise" (del álbum Peace Love Respect Overdrive)
  7. Southman & Monplaisir - "36+g" (del álbum Passé composé Présent improvisé)
  8. SUMMER - "Jenifer" (del álbum Hot Servitude)
  9. SUMMER - "V33" (del álbum Hot Servitude
  10. SUMMER - "Vampire" (del álbum Hot Servitude)

miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017

Interview with The Hathaway Family Plot

Here is our interview by email with Kevin McFadden of The Hathaway Family Plot, whose music was featured this week in Intangible 23.

Have you ever played with other musicians or given concerts?

The Hathaway Family Plot has only played a live concert once. It was a slapdash impromptu affair, thrown together when a local band opening for Icy Demons backed out. My friend suggested we throw together some local improvising musicians and do freeform versions of The Hathaway Family Plot songs with no rehearsal or planning. I think my friend, who played drums for this concert, was the only one who even had heard the songs, previously. It was probably a huge mess, I'm somewhat glad I don't have a recording of it because I'd probably be rather embarrassed with it, now. That was around the time of my first album, so we did versions of "Angus Point Deer Processing", "The Millard Fillmore Appreciation Society", and some others. Otherwise, I occasionally improvise or jam with other musicians, but not often and not within the confines of The Hathaway Family Plot.

What are your main musical influences?

I know this probably sounds pretentious or cliché, but my main goal with this musical project is to sound like nothing else out there. Of course, I have copious influences, but they manifest in subtle ways, and they might not be the types of music you may expect. Charles Ives has always been a hero of mine and, for instance, his three Quarter Tone Pieces for two pianos helped (mis)shape my musical ears. I would also point to Mauricio Kagel in the art music world. When I first started this project, I was very inspired by the early records of Jandek. Tom Waits is a huge influence, and a band called pAper chAse has loomed over me, lately. Some artists I take inspiration from who have released CC albums include Violeta Paivankakkara and Ak'chamel.  But then I'll take little ideas from any music I love, like Sigur Ros, Stan Getz, or Tom Zé, but I can’t imagine anyone would compare my music to any of those artists.

How would you describe the process of writing your music and lyrics, coming up with the arrangements and recording?

It's both spontaneous and laborious. I typically decide on the form of a song spontaneously, just laying down a drum track or a piano improvisation or something, with no idea of what the finished product will be. I gradually fill things out around it until a song starts to emerge. But I rarely alter the form of the song or start a song over from scratch. If what I started with isn't working, I scrap it and do something else, entirely. Sometimes songs come together quickly, while other times I'll be recording additional instruments or twiddling knobs or adjusting levels for months. I'm not very good at the technical aspects of home recording, so I think a lot of my songs sound kind of shoddy, but at least in the last 3 or 4 albums, I really do spend a lot of time working on the music. My first albums were more quickly thrown together: have an idea, throw down some tracks, done.


Covers of 'Worry' and 'Mechanics In The Age Of Artistic Reproduction'


How do you pick the photographs for your album covers? Did you take them? Are those landscapes from your city? How do they relate to the music?

I take all of the pictures, and yes they are all from Buffalo, New York, where I currently live (except the cover for the Easy Winter Instrumentals, which was taken at a state park about 200 kilometers east of Buffalo).  I love to wander around the city and take pictures of what I see. The abandoned buildings I photograph often make it onto the covers of my albums because they fit the broken aesthetic of my music. They also fit because this entire project is handmade in an honest DIY way. I don't have a fancy camera, just like I don't spend a lot of money on new musical instruments or effects or equipment. I don't edit the photos or add any filters just like I generally eschew MIDI or drum machines or anything else that feels too antiseptic to me (of course, that's not to say I don't use electronic effects: my music goes through a lot of manipulation, to be sure, but only in ways that feel organic and honest to me). The covers of Worry and Mechanics were taken not far from my neighborhood, though I must add that decrepit buildings and cut-down trees are not all there is in Buffalo. I have many photographs of parks and hillsides and leaves and other more conventionally beautiful things. Around the time of my Instrumentals EP, I toyed with the idea of introducing more conventional beauty into both my music and the cover photos. But that's not where my music took me for Mechanics, and now with the political situation in the U.S., my next work will probably be even more angry and loud, so the aesthetics won't be changing much in the near future.

What are your thoughts about realeasing your music under Creative Commons licenses? How has been the experience so far?

When I first started releasing music under the CC license, it seemed like a novel, forward-thinking way to introduce my music to listeners across the world. I didn't polish or refine my first few albums very much, and I couldn't imagine any right-thinking person would pay money for them, so it made sense to give them away for free. This project has always been about the joy I receive from making the music and expressing myself, not monetary gain or dreams of popular success. It's been incredibly fulfilling when I see that a German theater company used my song in a promotion, or that a choreographer in Mexico or Argentina used my music in a dance, or a wedding photographer here in the states somehow used my music in a wedding video, or that a radio program in the Canary Islands is interested in my music. These days, though, everyone is giving away their music for free, or nearly free, with streaming services, so I've wondered if I would get more exposure by putting my stuff on Spotify/Tidal/etc. But I do like the feeling of community among Creative Commons artists and it's not something I want to give up. My music is never going to be popular to a wide audience: if my choice is between making a nominal pittance or making nothing at all and being "free" from the artistic constraints that arise when money gets involved, then I'm going to opt for the latter.

Programa #782


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Volvemos dos semanas después con un monográfico sobre The Hathaway Family Plot, el proyecto del músico estadounidense Kevin McFadden. Además, hemos publicado en el blog la entrevista en inglés completa que mantuvimos por correo electrónico con McFadden para preparar el programa.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. "The Avant-Garde Banjo Quartet's Gig At The Angus Point Deer Processing Plant" (del álbum Impotent Rage)
  2. "I Can't Do This" (del álbum Wal*Mart-Approved Music)
  3. "Debt" (del álbum Debt)
  4. "Sunshine", versión de Sparklehorse (del álbum Debt)
  5. "She Goes Away" (del álbum Worry)
  6. "Wildroot" (del álbum Spare Time)
  7. "The Sun Shone, Having No Alternative, On The Nothing New" (del álbum Having No Alternative)
  8. "Dymaxion" (del álbum Mechanics In The Age Of Artistic Reproduction)
  9. "She Sounded Like Birds" (del álbum Mechanics In The Age Of Artistic Reproduction)
  10. "William Bullock Kicks At His Machine" (del álbum Mechanics In The Age Of Artistic Reproduction)

miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Programa #781


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Hacemos un repaso al catálogo de la netlabel francesa Micr0lab.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. Le Very Large Orkhestar - "Entrez Herman" (del álbum Estives)
  2. Le Very Large Orkhestar - "Berceuse" (del álbum Estives)
  3. Claude Favre / Nicolas Dick - "Ici est la rose ici il faut danser" (del álbum Autopsies)
  4. My Dear Hunter - "Get Out The Town" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 1)
  5. Darky - "Spring's Back" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 1)
  6. 4t(REC)k+1 - "Est-ce que tu as vu les lèvres pulpeuses de la petite mouche?" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 1)
  7. dDraft - "Origin Rules" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 1)
  8. Margrave Ruediger - "j'ai chié dans les tripes" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 2)
  9. Brüle Par Paing - "Gens Bons" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 2)
  10. Heloise Nguyen - "Trong dan nhac" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 2)
  11. Denis Frajerman, Laurent Rochelle - "Lupa" (del recopilatorio Hymnes & Motets Vol. 3)

miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Programa #780


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Esta semana proponemos un monográfico sobre la banda brasileña This Lonely Crowd. Todos sus trabajos los ha publicado el sello Sinewave.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. "In Winter When Songs Are Gone" (del EP An Endless Moment Everyday All The Time
  2. "Reset" (del EP EPhemeris)
  3. "French Poetry Of The XVIII Century" (del álbum Some Kind of Pareidolia)
  4. "Doppeldanger" (del recopilatorio Doppeldanger And Other Delicious Secrets)
  5. "Abandon" (del álbum Pervade)
  6. "Sleepers Among Petals" (del álbum Möbius & The Healing Process)
  7. "Liquid Forest" (del álbum Meraki)
  8. "Go Where People Sleep And See If They Are Safe" (del álbum This Lonely Crowd)

miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

Programa #779


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Escuchamos la música del grupo de anarquistas cristianos de Filadelfia Psalters.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. "Banner" (del álbum US VS US)
  2. "Turn Me Round", canción tradicional (del álbum US VS US)
  3. "Scarf Dance" (del álbum The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles)
  4. "Psalm 6" (del álbum The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles)
  5. "All Who Are Weary" (del álbum The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles)
  6. "Psalm 27" (del álbum Ch. VII Carry The Bones)
  7. "Doe Of The Morning" (del álbum Ch. VII Carry The Bones)

miércoles, 1 de marzo de 2017

Programa #778


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El programa de hoy está dedicado al sello Poem Core Tokyo.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. BOOL - "ゆたんぽ体操" (del álbum ✧Cheeky little girl ☪❤drop 160 yen)
  2. DERTHXY - "デスグロ, original mix" (del デスグロEP)
  3. C'MB - "からの" (del EP 特に無いです) 
  4. ▒◊↭ᑯⅈℤ௨ழ↭◊▒ - "ベーゴマピラミッド" (del EP 3D文学)
  5. kiki - "猿と道化師" (del recopilatorio Poem Tape Vol. 2)
  6. Dubb Parade - "かんがえるのがすき, Dubb Parade remix", remezcla de un poema de owtn. (del recopilatorio Poem Tape Remix Vol. 1)
  7. xem - "回転(SCREW) xem refix", remezcla de un poema de BOOL (del recopilatorio Poem Tape Remix Vol. 1) 
  8. nagahori25 - "長持ち" (del álbum もぬけの殻)
  9. BOOL - "奇術師ボヨーネ" (del álbum 奇術師ボヨーネ)
  10. BOOL - "i▓§iiu" (del EP K¤¤╣X)
  11. owtn. y SLATE - "うお座の感受性" (del 桃源郷EP)
  12. usual name - "718" (del álbum 歪詩)

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017

Programa #777


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En esta ocasión recuperamos la música de la netlabel rusa Black Square, que estuvo en activo entre 2010 y 2013.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. Cameron Steele - "Golden Man Overboard" (del álbum Vintage)
  2. Ocelote Rojo - "Untitled #1" (del EP Pacarina)
  3. Victor Ivaniv & Molotok Ensemble - "Rothko" (del álbum Broken With A Hammer)
  4. Sanmi - "Moku Moku" (del álbum Music Written By Water)
  5. Radio for the Daydreamers - "Curl Up, Time To Die - When Jazz Ate My Soul" (del álbum Praying for the Be(a)st)
  6. Yajna Vedana - "Brahmacharya" (del álbum Trimurti)
  7. BOOL - "Cloud Of Heaven" (del álbum I Eat Phantom)

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2017

Programa #776


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Programa dedicado a la discográfica de Francia Poil Records.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. Besoin Dead - "Camille Claudel" (del álbum Pair, tu n'es pas Impair)
  2. Truite - "Face A-I" (del casete Truite
  3. Lonely Kid Quentin Ensemble - "Sous La Mansarde" (del álbum Artiste A Vendre)
  4. Lonely Kid Quentin Ensemble - "Le Peintre" (del álbum Artiste A Vendre)
  5. SEASICK6 - "Hexakosioiexekontahexaphobia" (del álbum Hexakosioiexekontahexaphobia)
  6. Tania Castillo - "La Iguana", canción tradicional (del álbum Sones Mexicanos)
  7. Marceau - "Boogy Doggy" (del álbum en directo Marceau Live at Kanal 103
  8. Portron Portron Lopez - "En Attendant" (del álbum Moi Aussi J'Ai Des Amis Qui Font Du Bruit)

miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

Programa #775


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Monográfico sobre el sello francés La République des Granges.

Sintonía: tdBt & The Garys - “Feel like…” (del álbum A la poursuite de René Fonck - Antiblues 020)
  1. Urs Graf Consort - "Tu parles" (del álbum Vivéré
  2. Urs Graf Consort - "Moutons" (del álbum Vivéré)
  3. France Sauvage - "Dors sur la plage" (del álbum Jeux vocaux des bords de Dronne
  4. Yann Saboya - fragmento de "Ian" (del casete compartido Les Cassettes Roses)
  5. Pousse Mousse - fragmento de la cara b del casete Pousse Mousse
  6. Manuel Duval - "Vous n'êtes plus compatibles" (del Split Draache / Manuel Duval)
  7. Rien Virgule - "Igloo-Dentelle" (del álbum Trente Jours à Grande Echelle)
  8. Rien Virgule - "Traffic de Masques" (del álbum Trente Jours à Grande Echelle)
  9. 1000 Bouches - fragmento de la cara b del álbum L'amertume étrange des oignons grillés sur le piano