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Organ show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday Sept 14th 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 and links...

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta)
2: CONSTANTINES – Hard Feeling (Arts & Crafts)
3: RUDE MECHANICALS – Strange Times (Rim)
4: YOUNG WIDOWS – Mr. No Harm (Temporary Residence)
5: PERHAPS CONTRAPTION – Your Mum, Your Dad (demo)
6: B FOR BANG – Helter Skelter (KML)
7: TORQUE – Pirana (Hyperhead)
8: SHEARWATER – On The Death Of The Waters (Matador)
9: ELEPHANT 9  - Skink (Rune Grammofon)
10: JOY OF SEX - December, Month Of Plenty (demo)
11: MAX TUNDRA – Nord Lead Three (Domino)
12: KIMYA DAWSON – Alphabutt (K)
13: THE ATROPHY EXHIBIT – Weakender (demo)
14: AMANDA PALMER – Runs In The Family (Roadrunner)
15: STE McCABE – Hoxton Scum (Cherryade)
16: FLYING LUTTENBACHERS – Trauma 4 (ugExpode)
17: THE FRENCH QUARTER – Blue Light (Self Release)
18: LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS – Poor Old George (download)
19: SECRET CHIEFS 3 – Exterminating Angel (Mimicry)
20: THE FRENCH QUARTER – It’s The.... (Self release)

THE DETAILS, THE LINKS....

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: CONSTANTINES – Hard Feeling (Arts & Crafts) – A track from the forthcoming Kensington Heights album, out on Sept 22ns And they’re over here this week as guests on the Sheerwater tour including a show at London’s Bush Hall on Sept 17th. The album is a moody blend of edgy feisty North American rock that somehow manages to take in both the furore of Bruce Springsteen and the alternative art-edge of Fugazi. Wordy calls and you are not your generation and a common beginning and they wilt not sing a hateful song. A little more to hang on to that your average band, words you want to focus on, North American dreams and from a place where good men get lost in that trench. No kissing up to the great misgiver. Oh and great packaging/artwork as well - www.constantines.ca

3: RUDE MECHANICALS – Strange Times (Rim) – One of the most rewardingly unique albums of the year and surely this is what Resonance is about (well our little bit of London’s best radio station anyway). London’s Rude Mechanicals really are Avantly different with their Glass Eye album and all kinds of stage bendy pointy jazz and spiky hard boiled experimental noise and toe sucking and post punk art rock performance and body fluid meditation and creatively absurd goodness and decadent moistness. Led by the mysterious Miss Roberts, her band of ‘symbiotic slaves’ really are different. And now we’ve seen them live, every bit as good and maybe even better than the album. Go admire them over at - www.myspace.com/flyingcaberet or www.rudemechanicals.org.uk or www.rimrecords.co.uk

4: YOUNG WIDOWS – Mr. No Harm (Temporary Residence) - Young Widows are from Louisville Kentucky and their second album Old Wounds cane out on September 9th (well in the US anyway, not sure about the rest of the planet). Front line creative alternative US new wave post rock challenge and you can find out more via www.myspace.com/youngwidows

5: PERHAPS CONTRAPTION – Your Mum, Your Dad (demo) – London’s rather fine Perhaps Contraption are hard at work on their debut album, they just played the Collision festival over in East London, they tend to stick to the more left field events and venues with their take on English post-punk flavoured old school progressive rock (and we just encountered some of them on the way to the Resonance studio again, they build giant sand sculptured on the South bank of the Thames, this week a dinosaur egg). Stay tuned, watch the skies, a horse attached to some sort of device – “pop-pronk offle” they say... www.myspace.com/perhapscontraption oh, and go check out the video and the visual side of their adventure over at www.perhapscontraption.co.uk 

6: B FOR BANG – Helter Skelter (KML) – A revisit to this year’s excellent B For Bang album and a whole set of Beatles tracks reworked in a most avante manner then laced together with experimental noise and structure, Beatles re-wired for Resonance ears you might say – www.kmlrecordings.com or www.bforbang.com 

7: TORQUE – Pirana (Hyperhead) -  One of them there slightly alternative, slightly stoner, rather out there bands who touch on good things that taste of the finest Melvins and plumpest Jesus Lizards and here we were letting it ferment and stew and cook and brew and we were somewhere around Amnesian on the edge of desert when the music began to take hold,,, This is from the excellent Meanderthal album that cane out earlier this year on Hydrahead, played again this week in anticipation of their UK tour (with Pelican) that includes a date at the Camden Underworld on Sept 18th  - www.hydrahead.com / www.myspace.com/torche

8: SHEARWATER – On The Death Of The Waters (Matador) – Another visit to Shearwater’s beautiful album Rook. You know how it works, word slowly seeps around but there’s too many bands and you can’t possibly hear them all and the language of birds so often floats on by - lost on the wind and in the tree tops and yes, this album has been out for getting on for two months now and we’re late. You stash the name somewhere there in the file you keep in your head marked bands I must make a point of checking out when I get a moment - put this album at the front of the file and mark it urgent. Played one more time this week in anticipation of the band’s UK tour that includes a show at London’s Bush Hall on Sept 17th and a free in store appearance at Rough Trade East on Sept 18th - www.matadorrecords.com/shearwater.

9: ELEPHANT 9  - Skink (Rune Grammofon) - Whoooooooo, prog on that (again!) A track from the new album DodoVoodoo. That is one filthy dirty overdriven Hammond, you can smell the overheating Lesley cabinets and the analogue warmth from here. Seriously self indulgent monster slabs of progressive jazz rock. Now when I say hard-boiled don’t go running with the idea of Flying Luttenbachers and violent discordant progressive jazz noise, no, this is more like throbbing pulsing atmospheric tuneful Emerson Lake And Palmer without the embarrassing cheese and those awfully naff vocals - this is all the cool bits of ELP delivered with uncompromising King Crimson meets Sonic Youth attitude. Drenched in the lead lines of that late 60’s early 70’s Hammond organ and electric piano and laced with the moves of a really versatile drummer and nailed down bass player, Elephant 9 are a really powerful trio. There’s a pure joy here in the playing (and listening), the whole album is a highly recommended delight. www.myspace.com/elephant9theband or www.runegrammofon.com

10: JOY OF SEX - December, Month Of Plenty (demo) - Is it something in the air, is scratchy wrong pop time? More things to say? “We agree on several things” they say, “short songs, rhythm, repetition, noise, form meeting function...” and yes they have all that nailed down and in place along with their scrape and bang and their joy of sex. A threesome, two boy one girl action and a fresh perspective, don’t got expecting any kind of mere novelty – “equality, newness...” and tunes of plenty buried underneath the furs, put of the lights tonight is it December already? I guess we should talk of Art Brut and The Fall and Wire and jagged smiles and thought we had all worked out... everything is good, nothing ruined, a fine fine demo and well worth a second play tonight - www.myspace.com/joyofsex

11: MAX TUNDRA – Nord Lead Three (Domino) – Max Tundra has a new album on the way, Paralla Error Beheads You is out on October 13th, it landed here at the Organ office yesterday, no time to explore it yet, sounds good so far – www.myspace.com/maxtundra

12: KIMYA DAWSON – Alphabutt (K) – Kimya has a new album out on September 22nd, a collection of children’s songs written by Dawson along with her musical friends and their Children. A highly respected well known contributor to the North American alternative punk, alt.folk, riot grrrl scene, this is a delightfully innocent American album and you can’t help but smile – www.myspace.com/kimyadawson 

13: THE ATROPHY EXHIBIT – Weakender (demo) – A new six track demo called One In The Out from the Northampton band just landed. Seriously good hardcore grindcore metalcore whatevercore. Scathing proper old-school underground extreme metal done the right way – www.myspace.com/theatrophyexhibit 

14: AMANDA PALMER – Runs In The Family (Roadrunner) – She of the wonderful Dresden Dolls has a solo album out on September 15th, the album is as diverse and rewarding as you’d rightly expect. She sets out on a UK tour at the end of September – www.whokilledamandapalmer.com or www.myspace.com/whokilledamandapalmer

15: STE McCABE – Hoxton Scum (Cherryade) – The no-messing ranting forthright energetic angry queercore punk  from the North West of England has a debut album out – the album is called Hate Male. Think a far more feisty barbed Billy Bragg via early Buzzcocks, laced with a bit of Carter US and a not going to stand for any clichés attitude – www.myspace.com/stemccabe or wwwcherryademusic.co.uk 

16: FLYING LUTTENBACHERS – Trauma 4 (ugExpode) - The ultimate no-wave free-jazz hard-boiled band and a real challenge to your musical endurance, this is our idea of radio friendly. A track from one of their many classic albums, you really should check them out and indeed check out everything leader Weasel Walter is involved in with his other bands, projects and label, he’s always worth your time and effort. Find more at www.skingraftrecords.com or www.myspace.com/weaselwalter

17: THE FRENCH QUARTER – Blue Light (Self Release) – A rather radiant self release from the Scottish band. Delicate warm refined post-rock and just a simple glowing delight. The limited edition self released mini album (in rather fine artwork) is called We’re Not French and comes out this Monday 15th – www.thefrenchquarter.co.uk 

18: LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS – Poor Old George (download) – They started in August of 2001 as a one-off performance piece by artist/performer Gregory Jacobsen. The performance was an attempt to convert his sound and noise based absurdist performance group Ritualistic School Of Errors into a dissonant minimalist rock band of synths and drums that would leave a wide open space for his syllable-stuffed cut-and-paste prose and confrontational contortionist interpretive dancing. Since then the group has gone through many changes with Jacobsen providing the aesthetic thread that runs through all stages of the group's history. Using Jacobsen's grotesque paintings as a basis for ideas, Lovely Little Girls craft songs of ridiculous simplicity that morph into nose-fornicating forays of dissonance and odd stumble-down-the-stairs-timing. Performance and concept has always been a large part of the group - either by staging horrendous fanfares or writing musical parts that depend on a theatrical playing.  The current incarnation of Lovely Little Girls features Mike Kendrick (Rope), Monika Bukowksa (Brilliant Pebbles), Doug Abram (Black Bear Combo), Zack Weil and Alex Perkolup (Flying Luttenbachers, Cheer-Accident, Bobby Conn). The line-up culls many influences from No-Wave, Rock-In-Opposition, Zeuhl, 80s Thrash Metal, Childrens' Music, Punk, Kurt Weill, 20th Century Classical and the art-damaged theatrics of The Residents - www.myspace.com/lovelylittlegirls

19: SECRET CHIEFS 3 – Exterminating Angel (Mimicry) – A track from the band who described themselves as Iranian surf punk – that goes nowhere near explaining it of course, they’re way outside the box and led by one Trey Spruance (one time Mr Bungle). All kinds of Persian bites of prog-rock and otherness that flies in all kinds of directions. This was from their 2004 album Book Of Horizons and in anticipation of their first ever UK dates including a night at Cargo in London on September 16th – www.myspace.com/secretchiefs3 or www.webofmimicry.com 

20: THE FRENCH QUARTER – It’s The.... (Self release) – See track 17 for more details, another slice as an outro.... 

– thank you for listening, hope you heard something that makes you want to get involved... it is an absolute pleasure to play these tracks on the radio for you, even on days when we get soaked to the skin in a rainstorm and a half on the way in! 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..
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GENE SERENE - "the next queen of perverted electronic pop" (barbelith.com)X
WHAT IS RESONANCE FM?
WHAT IS RESONANCE FM?
Resonance104.4fm is London's first radio art station.. 

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". 

Resonance104.4fm is bringing a multitude of experimental sound, new music, radio art and interaction to the capital's airwaves. Resonance104.4fm broadcasts from the heart of London and is simultaneously streamed on the web at www.resonancefm.com where you can also check out our full programme listings.  Resonance104.4fm is the only station of its kind in the UK, providing access radio for London's arts community.

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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