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Organ show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday May 18th  2008, 9.00pm – On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via www.resonancefm.com

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

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta) - our adopted theme tune so you know where you are. Transistor Six is Frances Castle, there’s lots of her fine art and creativity to explore from Francis so please please do. You can now get the whole tune downloaded for yourselves and find links to her artwork, albums and lots more over at www.myspace.com/transistorsix

2: PORT O’BRIEN – I Woke Up Today (City Slang) – Now how good is this new single from the San Francisco alt/folk outfit, this I do believe is from their debut album, they’re over here in London at the Borderline on May 29th and I’m off to find out more – www.myspace.com/portobrien or www.portobrien.com or www.cityslang.com 

3: KEV HOPPER – Punch And Judy (download) – Been re-discovering Stump and Kev Hooper stuff recently, something to do with the Stump three CD set of re-issues that’s coming out next month, more on that soon. Meanwhile Stump man Kev Hopper has made a whole load of his post Stump material available for free download via his website (though he does mention a Paypal donation would be nice if you’re of a mind) – find out more and find this track over at - www.spoombung.co.uk

4: EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL – What Ghosts See (Cochon) - Ah yes, they have a new album called Jane Doe Loves Me. More microscope lab voices and obscene back porch floating from the most experimental dental school of them all. They’re from Portland -  seriously bendy pointy pronky jazzy new wave and complex Devo shapes and Casiotones and machines that are programmed for questions and get away from that door people mover. Album of the week on the Organ website this week and I think we love even more than last time – www.experimentaldental.com or find it in the UK via www.cargorecords.co.uk - and you can treat yourself to some 2006 live You Tube footage here

5: BUNTY CHUNKS – Calling All Cars (Noiseburger) – A band we’ve played lots, a band who we had the pleasure of releasing material for and a band who played quite a few Organ shows on bills in places like the Camden Monarch  back in the days of Huge Baby and Monsoon Bassoon at such. Tonight I’m rather sad to report we’re playing then in celebration of bass player Matt Kinnison who passed away last week at the stupidly young age of 42, grab every day and create people, do things, make things, just like Matt did both with Buntychunks and Cindytalk, you’ll find a lot more about Matt on line with this week’s Organ, and tonight’s show is dedicated to and in celebration of Matt and his contributions. Bunty Chunks will always be one of favourite bands and this track was from their sixteen track Brain EP released on DIY label Noiseburger back in 1996

6: ULAN BATOR – D.Press TV (Les Discques Du Soleil Et De L’Acier) – A fine moment from the left-field alternative French band’s rather fine, rather dark, rather forward looking and still rather fresh sounding 1996 “free rock” album “2” – explore them over at www.myspace.com/ulanbatorarchieve

7: SCARAMANGA SIX – I Can See A Murder (Wrath0 – B-side of the Leeds band’s new single Walking Through Houses and how good is this b-side!? The single is out on Monday 19th May and can’t you just tell that Tim Smith (he of Cardiacs) had a hand in the production (and a healthy musical influence those Cardiacs are as well). Another fine moment from the always good Six then... www.thescaramangasix.co.uk or www.myspace.com/thescaramangasix

8: JO GABRIEL – Bulldozer (Ephemera) – She’s wonderful, her latest self released album comes with added vocals, a lazy signpost would point you vaguely in the direction of Kate Bush or Tori Amos but she’s far far more than just another one. This track is from a very special album called Fools And Orphans. You can read a full Organ review here and you can explore her via www.myspace.com/jogabriel

9: EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL – Uh Huh - Na Uh (Cochon) - Another track from their excellent new album, see track four for more details.

10: BACK TO THE PLANET – Teenage Turtles (Arthur Mix) – And what are we doing playing this vintage slice of classic 90’s festi-punk tonight? Well they’re back for the summer, catch them at a whole load of festivals including the Paradise Gardens free Festival - Back To The Planet, on stage 6.45pm, May 25th, Victoria Park, London E3 – Paradise Gardens web site is www.paradisegardens.org.uk. Oh look, Katy Carr, Alabama 3 and loads more on the bill. Meanwhile  the BTTP web site is www.backtotheplanet.com.

11: BUTTHOLE SURFERS – Lady Sniff (Download) – Well at last, an excuse to play the Texans! We’ve been waiting for ten years and the wait is over, they’re coming back to the UK. Yes indeed! Climb that Hairway. The dates are: 4th July at the ABC, Glasgow then 5 Jul Academy 2, Manchester, 6 Jul Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, and then The Forum, London on Sat 26 July  The band are also doing some US shows and for these shows, Jeff Pinkus will be on bass and Teresa Taylor (along with King Coffey) on drums. This is the rhythm section the band had for most of the 80s and marks the first time this line up has played together since 1989. Paul Leary has prior commitments and unfortunately can't play the European dates (he will be on stage for the New York City show and possibly more stateside). “However, fear not, our European friends. Joining the band onstage for all shows in the US and Europe will be The Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars. This mob of teenage geniuses will blow your mind, forming a virtual Butthole Surfers Orchestra when they play with Gibby and company. Check back for more confirmed dates/ticket info (more European dates announced soon). - www.buttholesurfers.com  - and that’s where you can get a whole load of free Butthole downloads including the track we played tonight.

12: OPERATOR PLEASE – Whip It (Brille) – B-side of the forthcoming Just A Song About Ping Pong single (out June 30th) and a wired-up teenage punk rock Devo cover that whips it all real good, they’re off on a UK tour with Futureheads this month www.operatorplease.co.uk or www.brillerecords.com or www.myspace.com/operatorplease

13: TRICLOPS – Iraqi Curator (Alternative Tentacles) – One more visit to the excellent new album from the self proclaimed “acid punk” outfit from San Francisco. Tight twisting angled prog-punk and they feature members of Victim’s Family, Lower Forty Eight, Bottles And Skulls and Fleshies – www.triclopsband.com or www.alternativetentacles.com

14: FLYING LUTTENBACHERS – Trauma 1 (ugExplode) The almost legendary free-jazz, no-wave impro-noise album that they put out at the start of the century as a very limited vinyl only thing has now be released on CD, Trauma is a hardboiled impro noise fest even by the hardboiled standards of the Luttenbachers  – one of the finest bands in the world, explore everything Weasel Walter is involved in. Find out more about Trauma here - www.nowave.pair.com/ugexplode. Find some classic downloads here on the Skin Graft page that will serve as an introduction (you'll find loads of other good stuff on there as well - Pre, Cheer Accident, everything on Skin Graft is worth your ear and a slice of your heart...) 

15: G.G ALLIN –  Caemelita (download) – The chaotic hedonistic punk rocker never sounded so mellow with this strung out country and western number and some mariachi static on the radio. Ah hell, Butthole Surfers and GG Allin on the same show, I admit it, I was just being self indulgent, never imagined I’d ever get the chance – www.ggallin.co.uk 

16: BLACK BONZO – Thorns Upon A Crown (The Laser’s Edge) – How more bombastically prog rock and wonderfully over the top can it be! The last musical taboo, full on Hammond throbbing  prog rock from Sweden. A track from their massive monster of a progging prog as f album Sound Of The Apocalypse that cane out recently. The band will be in the UK next month, including a London show (well almost), at the Peel in Kingston-Upon-Thames on June 22nd – www.myspace.com/blackbonzo

17: BUNTY CHUNKS – Much Urdu About Nothing (Noiseburger) – see track 5, thanks Matt. 

18: RUSSIAN CIRCLES – Campaign (Suicide Squeeze) – A taste of the soon to be released new album from the refined instrumental post-rock outfit from Chicago, the album is out on June 9th  www.myspace.com/russiancircles or www.suicidesqueeze.net

– thank you for listening, hope you heard something that makes you want to get involved.... same time same place next week with Marina’s Other Rock show and the exploration of rock music that adventures beyond the conventions of 4/4... 

GENE SERENE - "the next queen of perverted electronic pop" (barbelith.com)X
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WHAT IS RESONANCE FM?
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Its brief? To provide a radical alternative to the universal formulae of mainstream broadcasting. It features programmes made by musicians, artists and critics who represent the diversity of London's arts scene, with regular contributions from Billy Jenkins, Savage Pencil, John Bisset, Mike Barnes, Matthew  Glammore, Peter Cusack, Caroline Kraabel, Clive Graham, Viv Corringham, Chris Cutler, Charlie Dark, Magz Hall, Harmon E. Phraiser, Paul Hood, These Records, Dave Draper, the Kosmische Club; guests like Faust, Gavin Turk, Shirley Collins and The Magic Band; and numerous one-off special broadcasts by artists on the weekday "Clear Spot". 

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Imagine a radio station like no other. A radio station that makes public those artworks that have no place in traditional broadcasting. A radio station that is an archive of the new, the undiscovered, the forgotten, the impossible. That is an invisible gallery, a virtual arts centre whose location is at once local, global and timeless. And that is itself a work of art. Imagine a radio station that responds rapidly to new initiatives, has time to draw breath and reflect. A laboratory for experimentation, that by virtue of its uniqueness brings into being a new audience of listeners and creators. All this and more,  Resonance104.4fm aims to make London's airwaves available to the widest possible range of practitioners of contemporary art.

 

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