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  • It's Absolutely Divine! (A Good Day Today)

    15 Jul 2014, 17:39 by Brand-X279

    I'm spending most of my day today reconnecting with some of my music from a ways back. I've been a huge fan of µ-Ziq (Mike Paradinas) & Vapourspace (Mike Gage) since 1993, and I haven't listen to my µ-Ziq or Vapourspace albums for a while. Having a library of more than 30,000 tracks you kinda forget what you have over time. I bought all of his albums when they first came out back in the 90's.

    His music always allowed me to escape reality. If my dreams had a soundtrack, it would be all of µ-Ziq's & Vapourspace albums (throw in some early 80's new age & jazz music some early 90's ambient electronic & ambient techno & top 4 for 2000's: Tycho, Hammock, Eluvium & Manual) in constant rotation. That's what is so divine, I haven't had a nightmare since I was 9 years old, all of my dreams since have always been very vivid, lucid, beautiful & serene. My life so far has been like a 26 year long, 24/7 Outer Body Experience with some freakin' awesome Background Music.
  • "Dub House Disco +" - Extended Playlist 230112 - www.2ser.com 107.3FM

    26 Jan 2012, 09:16 by Lars_ollo

    Tonight, newbies on Ninja Tune from Plug and Raffertie and Leila on Warp, plus a spotlight on the Dub House Disco of William Orbit and Disc O'Dell's Guerilla Records!

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    # -> Australian artist or release
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    Seefeel - Industrious
    (“Quique (Redux Edition)” - 2007, Too Pure) (original 1993)

    Telafonica - Kosmische Bewegung
    (“Hinterlandt presents Through The Motions” compilation - 2011, Feral Media) #

    Raffertie - Brevity
    (“Mass Appeal” single - 2011, Ninja Tune)

    Manitoba - Silver Splinters
    (“Up In Flames - B Sides & Videos” - 2003, Leaf)

    Plug - No Reality
    (“Back On Time” - 2011, Ninja Tune)

    Die Welttraumforscher - Deine allerschönsten Dinge (Barbara Morgenstern Remix)
    (“21 Weltraum-Standards” 2xCD - 2005, Staubgold) (original 1999)

    >>> spotlight on Dub House Disco

    Minimal Man - Outside The Window (Tracks 1232)
    (“Minimal Man EP” - 1993, Guerilla)

  • Rough Guide to Canadian Electronic Music

    17 Oct 2011, 00:10 by AlanRanta

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    CBC Electronic is still a fledgling branch of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I cannot stress enough how important support by this country's electronic music aficionados is to the success of this thing. Far too many Canadian electronic musicians are forced to leave the country for Europe and the UK just to make a go of it.

    In order to stop this brain-drain, it's up to us to keep pushing the scene in Canada, to make it viable for artists to get the work and recognition they deserve at home. To this aim, I have compiled a 'work in progress' list of all the best electronic leaning artists Canada has yet seen. Enjoy!

    FYI: The list is ordered first name first, for sake of ease, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (just comment or PM me).
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    Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares, Last Step)
    - http://www.venetiansnares.com/
  • Playlist for Things that Are Square on KUCI 9/8/11

    9 Sep 2011, 17:05 by Wormwood37

    Hey folks,

    Man. That was a fun radio show yesterday. Good tunes, good times. Actually, that sounds like the theme of some high school prom where everyone shows up with Cameros and mullets. Still. Good show.

    Here's what got played:

    Things that Are Square 9-8-11

    (*) = New release

    The Field Mice - Star of David - For Keeps

    Superchunk - Foolish - Like a Fool
    Smog - Teenage Spaceship - Knock Knock
    Silver Jews - Honk If You're Lonely - American Water
    (*) Buffalo Rome - Plant White Roses - Obscurities

    Paul Baribeau - Ten Things - Grand Ledge
    Meat Puppets - Split Myself In Two - II
    The Wedding Present - My Favourite Dress - George Best Plus
    Orange Juice - Blue Boy - The Glasgow School

    (*) Mister Heavenly - Charlyne - Out of Love
    Shannon and the Clams - Baby Don't Do It - Sleep Talk
    The Pastels - Nothing To Be Done - Truckload of Trouble
    (*) Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Tigers - Mirror Traffic

    (*) The War on Drugs - Brothers - Slave Ambient
    Spacemen 3 - Walkin' with Jesus - The Perfect Prescription
  • Paste My Taste, Bi-Annually

    29 May 2011, 22:51 by StratisFTW

  • Hotcakes' Albums of 2010

    26 Dec 2010, 15:49 by Simjob

    Full article

    2010 is all but up and what a year of music it’s been. The bakers at Hotcakes have been putting their collective toques together and these are our favourite albums of the year:

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    1. Beach HouseTeen Dream
    This album came top by a country mile, which just goes to show how exceptional it is. Regardless of your tastes and genres, it is so hard to not be bowled over by all ten songs, right from the first riff of Zebra all the way to the looping chorus of Take Care. The duo have been at the forefront of all lists and on the lips of all bloggers since they released Teen Dream all the way back in January this year.

    Often, an album that gets released in January loses its freshness and appeal by the time decision time comes around in December. It takes something really special to maintain a love for an album through twelve months, through all seasons, through all moods. …
  • Playlist for Things that Are Square on KUCI 12/9/10

    10 Dec 2010, 16:52 by Wormwood37

    Happy Friday, folks,

    Congrats to listeners Ryan and Luciano who both wons pairs of tickets to the FYF Christmas Party this Saturday. Hell yeah KUCI giving away free stuff for lucky boys and girls this holiday season. We're just like Santa, but we're real.

    In addition to getting folks into cool shows for free, we play music. Music like this:

    Things that Are Square 12-9-10

    (*) = New release

    Matmos - Cockles and Mussels - For Alan Turing

    Four Tet - Hilarious Movie of the 90s (Manitoba Remix) - Remixes
    Black Moth Super Rainbow - Twin of Myself - Eating Us
    Odd Nosdam - Untitled Three - Burner
    (*) The Books - Chain of Missing Links - The Way Out

    Volta Do Mar - 7/1000 - At the Speed of Light or Day (For Sam in Irvine, CA)
    (*) Zola Jesus - Sea Talk - Valusia (For Vivian in New York, NY)
    (*) Soft Circle - Don't Know - Shore Obsessed

    Mi Ami - Echononecho - Watersports
    Cave - Encino Men - Psychic Psummer
    (*) Tamaryn - Dawning - The Waves (For Alex in Irvine, CA)

  • [Review] Caribou – Swim

    5 Apr 2010, 10:19 by Bln-Fm

    Den vollständigen Artikel und eine Preview des Albums findest du hier auf Bln.Fm

    Caribou ist so vieles. Ein Song der Pixies. Ein Album von Elton John. Der Name mehrerer kleiner Ortschaften in den USA. Ein alkoholisches Heißgetränk. Sogar Rentiere nennt man Caribou.

    Doch hier soll es um Daniel Snaith gehen, den Mann, der wundervolle und verträumte psychedelische Electronica komponiert. Der 1979 in der Nähe von Toronto (Kanada) geborene Sohn zweier Mathematikprofessoren entdeckte im Jahr 2000 neben der akademischen Laufbahn seine musikalische Leidenschaft und veröffentlichte 2001 sein Debüt „Start Breaking My Heart“. Das war damals noch unter dem Pseudonym Manitoba, welches er fünf Jahre später aufgrund eines Rechtsstreits mit dem Sänger der Dictators, Handsome Dick Manitoba, ablegen musste...



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  • Day one continued

    15 Feb 2010, 05:55 by macsumner

    Manitoba was great - a welcome re-introduction. So after following suit with Four Tet's Rounds, it was only logical to go with Caribou, the name Manitoba had to adopt after legal threatennings of a ludicrous nature.

    Milk Of Human Kindness is even better than I remember! At 12pm, a bloke came round to inspect the roof for insulation and the album was coming to an end. Now the guy was hot and I wanted him to be impressed by this mad crazy instrumental electronica which I was SO into the groove with, the album finished whilst he was around, so instead of changing to something else out there, I hit the restart button and happilly listened to the whole thing again. And it was great.

    Now to sit down and do some am:X-C work and listen to The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin.
  • Playlist for Things that Are Square on KUCI 2/4/10

    5 Feb 2010, 16:39 by Wormwood37

    Howdy folks,

    Hope you're doing well this fine Friday. Personally, I'm a little under the weather, but I got a gut-full of orange juice and western medicine. I'm gonna make it. I hope you come with me.

    The playlist:

    Things that Are Square 2-4-10

    (*) = New release

    The Dismemberment Plan - Ellen and Ben - Change

    Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - When We Swam - Know Better Learn Faster
    The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
    (*) Nana Grizol - Galaxies - Ruth
    (*) Surfer Blood - Take It Easy - Astro Coast
    (*) Los Campesinos! - A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; Or, Letters From Me to Charlotte - Romance Is Boring

    The Drums - Let's Go Surfing - Summertime!
    France Gall - Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son - Poupée de Son
    God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl
    (*) Gigi - I'm Not Coming Out Tonight (w/ Sydney Vermont & Marissa
    Johnson) - Maintenant

    Galaxie 500 - Ceremony - On Fire
    Shocking Pinks - Second Hand Girl - Shocking Pinks