OTHER ROCK SHOW with Marina A on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday FEBRUARY 24th 2008, 9.00pm On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via

Who got played this week? How do you find our more? Here come the details...

INTRO: PHANTOMSMASHER "Bishop Hopping" (Ipecac)
1:  TIME OF ORCHIDS  - Gem  (Cuneiform)
3:  DR SLAGGLEBERRY - Gobo (Crash)
4:  PICTURES - Cross, Cross Eyed (Tangled Talk)
5:  ROLO TOMASSI - Curby  (Holy Roar)
6:  CARDIACS  - The Stench Of Honey (Alphabet)
7:  VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR -  We Are Not Here (Virgin)
8:  THINKING PLAGUE Maelstrom (live)  (Cuneiform)
9:  YOU SLUT! - On-The-Spot Tina Turner Fine (Stressed Sumo)
10: KAYO DOT -Marathon (excerpt)  (download)
11: UPSILON ACRUX  - Get Down Upon It!/AWOL (Hactivist)
12: YOU SLUT!  -  Pie To The Death-Faced Indie Kid (Stressed Sumo)
13: BIRDBATH - Silence Is The New Heavy Metal (Ingue)
14: RUINS  - Messaien  (Skin Graft /God Mountain)
15: AHLEUCHATISTAS - The Day The Earth Stood Still (Tzadik)
OUTRO:  KAYO DOT Wayfarer  (download)

Yes, feed me info now!
TIME OF ORCHIDS - a New York four-piece taking complex avant rock to yet another level. Bewildering, mind-blowing and often beautiful album 'Namesake Caution' out on Cuneiform - has sound clips of all, and more.

John Zorn's label Tzadik have just re-released AHLEUCHATISTAS' second album, 'The Same and the Other' on their Full force Composer Series imprint (other albums include Mick Barr, Kayo Dot and Time Of Orchids' earlier work). Originally out in 2004, it's co-produced by Zorn and features unreleased tracks.

DR SLAGGLEBERRY are an impressive four-piece from Oxford/Reading, currently gigging everywhere; this is from their debuy EP available from - hear more of their Bungle/Fantomas Locust madness at

...the excellent PICTURES are from Brighton, and releasing their debut single this week as well as touring with I Was A Cub Scout and ROLO TOMASSI - Underworld London on 27th and across UK, more info at or (single is limited 7" and download).  Rolo Tomassi track from their great self-titled EP possibly still available from

From 'On Land And In The Sea', CARDIACS showing everyone the way in 1989 and in so getting banned from the NME "solely on taste grounds" - you can actually get this album direct from the band at ...we expect new sounds and gig news from them any day now... 

and astonishingly 70s legends VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR are releasing a stonking new album 'Trisector' on 17th March, playing the UK and Europe in March/April; this is perhaps the first airplay! more from

THINKING PLAGUE are another who were band ahead of things, now word-of-mouth legends: this live track recently recorded (I believe at Nearfest) - currently on Cuneiform Records (see Time Of Orchids).

From Derby/Nottingham, YOU SLUT! release their first single, 'Critical Meat' (my copy has eight cracking tracks, could this actually be their album 'Mybloodyjesusexploreronfire' or just a bargain?) Touring UK in Feb/March, they play Panic, Leicester Square London on 29th Feb and the Social Portland ST 11th March - more at 

...a couple of tracks from UPSILON ACRUX's hard-to-find 'Last. Train. Out.' album  on Hactivist Media, try their current label Cuneiform for more info

Don't know much about KAYO DOT except that they've gigged with Time Of Orchids and used to be called Maudlin Of The Well - I went looking for info on the latter and came up with several downloads from their web site that are currently blowing my tiny mind. These excepts didn't do them justic, tracks are usually ten minutes long and go from ecstatic raging to extreme delicacy, packed with imagination and emotion.  These were (apparantly) from 'Choirs Of The Eye'  and there's a more recent album out.

BIRDBATH (or bIRdbATh) are a Bristol based four piece who've evolved from an on-off friends' project to a band proper, just releasing a DIY nine-track album called "..and Then" available from Ingue records for £6 inc p&p  - or

a blast of early-ish RUINS (from  'Tzomborgha')  (Ruins many of you know, massively influential  Japanese duo who compose with lyrics in an invented language similar to but not quite the same as Kobaian, the invented language of Magma - yes the French 70s avant rock band... what a rich and strange world we live in).  Ruins samples at ....

So much earfood, which one will you eat? Marina Organ

Next Sunday, all being well, will be Sean O's  turn and the ORGAN HOUR  a round up of new demos, releases and the best new underground/alternative bands who are playing London in the coming days...


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