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The Other Rock Show is presented by Marina O, The Other Rock Show is about exploring 'other' time signatures within structures of rock and filtering out the conventions of the 4/4 time easy option in favour of something a little more challenging.

Meanwhile on the ORGAN RADIO SHOW Sean Owill be bringing you an eclectic mix of diverse left-field things from all points in between and beyond - the best new releases and demos that are circulating around the underground fanzine channels and landing here in the Organ office, along with news of forthcoming events and general alternative music news and goings on in and around London. 

Expect an hour of challenging alternative music each week, the kind you don’t often get on ‘normal’ music radio shows and stations, expect special guests, expect who knows what... expect to find links and details so you can explore all that you hear on after each show 

Organ show playlist on Resonance 104.4FM, 9.00PM Sunday 6th September 2009 (with Sean at the mic) -  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 and links...

Here’s who go played last night...

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta) 
2: HEALTH – Death+ (City Slang) 
3: FRENCH FOR CASSETTE – Oooh! (Dinner With Daisy) 
4: FOOT VILLAGE – Energy Hunters (Upset The Rhythm) 
5: GODZILLA BLACK – Fear Of A Flat Planet (demo) 
6: CASTROVALVA – Thug Poetry (Brew) 
8: KAYO DOT – Clelia Walking (Hydrahead)
9: DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP – Nervous Disposition (Copepod)
10: LITMUS – Stars (Rise Above) 
11: THE LAZE – Glassdust At The Disablot (demo)
12: DEAD KENNEDYS – Ill In The Head (Decay)
13: UPSILON ACRUX – In-A-Gadda-DeVitto (Cuneiform)
14: COWMAN – Massive Vagina (Ingue) 
15: CARDIACS – Big Ship (Alphabet)

Details, links and more....

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

2: HEALTH – Death+ (City Slang) – Track from the new Health album that’s out in the UK this very week. LA experimental noise band who’s c Clever songs are embodied with noise, with different textures, experiments brought under some kind of structured control. The album is called Get Color –

3: FRENCH FOR CASSETTE – Oooh! (Dinner With Daisy) - Cartridge seem to have evolved, they’re now called French For Cartridge, they’re still as different as ever, still as unique, still as good. This is from their new double a-sided seven inch, cane out in July, only just landed here this week, hence the overdue late late late better late than never first play –

4: FOOT VILLAGE – Energy Hunters (Upset The Rhythm) – Another slice from the new album Anti-Magic. They say they’re an acoustic hardcore band who make “thunderous drum ‘n shout music” and that’s kind of right only they’re nowhere near as mellow as that would have you believe. Members of Gang Wizard, Friends Forever and the “infamous” International Voice Of Reason, this is what we call radio friendly! – or – over here in the UK in November, consider this an early warning. 

5: GODZILLA BLACK – Fear Of A Flat Planet (demo) – Track from a demo that dropped in last week, here’s the Organ review “This one turns ears and grabs minds straight away, this is different, this is good!  A whole album’s worth and all ready to go. Twelve tracks from the London band that instantly demand attention. Pointy drumming, cultured yelping and all angular, not your regular angles mind you, this band are seriously different – burning wires and a fear of a flat planet, don’t fall off the edge now. How are we going to dance around the architecture this time?  They sound like they should be on one of those genuinely cutting edge labels like Skingraft, they sound a little like Arab On Radar without really sounding anything like anyone with what sounds like two drummers and a whole load of Pulp Fiction and new wave fizz and fuzz and tribal and kind of unsettling.... Rumbling, rolling, new wave bite, a surf-kissed riff here, an edgy roll there, and really like nothing that can be conveniently pinned down... Alien tunes that will sail very close to the edge of your world – mostly drumming... Under-pinned by some frantic drumming, there is two of them hitting those isn’t there? They were a little light on information, just hand delivered disc dropped  though our door with no names or anything, kind of disturbing to think these people are on our doorstep late at night... Twelve seriously good tracks and a front line album ready to go, seriously good, seriously different, now if we were still in the record releasing business we'd be on the phone straight away”  -

6: CASTROVALVA – Thug Poetry (Brew)  - New Castrovalva single landed here this week, not out until November 2nd, limited to 500and a attention-demanding follow up to the self-titled debut mini album it is. Builds on their original foundations with a whole new layer of words and seasoning and bite and musical contradiction – or

7: VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMEN’S CLUB – Parrot (This Is Fake DIY) – They have a new album out next week called Love On An oil Rig, here’s the Organ review: 
        Has their parrot started to talk? Are The Victorian English Gentlemens Club at last finding a voice worth listening to? They’re still rather difficult to really pin down and this album does sometimes sound like a collection of vaguely related bands rather than the work of just one. Primal ideas, flies stuck in white paint, obscure harmonies and when it does fall in to place then yes indeed. They claim to have a musical understanding now, a more confident beast and they say they’re ready to demand our respect, and yes, they might just be right to think they have a right to think about making that demand... They are starting to talk, they are finding that voice... There’s an awkward something here now, laid out over a whole new album, the Cardiff foursome are staring to make some kind of awkward primitive sense, they’ve put the kettle on. Wire, pointed distortion, strange words, what turns their dial? Strange, weird, kind of compelling, no longer the over-anxious teenagers, rounded absurdists now, focused drums and things, still disconcerting but they may just be starting to make some kind of off-hinge sense now. Wire and Fall and lying around waiting on the floor like a dog settling down for some telly... Kind of like them now, first time that’s been said around here... kind of like this, kind of definitely.. maybe... with the benefit of hindsight... yes, like it... definitely, yes... definitely like it. or

8: KAYO DOT – Clelia Walking (Hydrahead) – Track from the band’s 2008 album Blue Lambency Downward played in excited anticipation on the Brookyn avant-prog band’s not to be missed forthcoming UK tour that kicks off in London this coming Friday September 11th at Cafe Oto and takes them off around the land for a week –

9: DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP – Nervous Disposition (Copepod) – Alex Ward, he of lots (and lots) of strange experimental avant-jazz flavoured bands that are nothing like avant-jazz flavoured experimental bands, has stepped back to his Camp Blackfoot roots and taken on some left-field math prog metal (that sounds nothing like math prog metal should), this is a very good thing indeed. There’s a band called Dead Days Beyond Help and a new album called Access Denied out any moment now – or – they play what they threaten will be a two hour set at Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington, London on September 17th 

10: LITMUS – Stars (Rise Above) – The London space rockers have a new album out, rather Hawkwind flavoured and rather good, they’re at the Bull &Gate in London this coming Saturday 12th September and and and... in case of sonic attack please follow this link...

11: THE LAZE – Glassdust At The Disablot (demo) – From the North West of England with... hang on, let’s jsut vut and paste the recent Organ review of their demo that’s really an album...
 THE LAZE – Spacetime Fabric Conditioner – This isn’t really a demo, this is things in progress and an early taste of some kind of masterwork and an album almost ready for release – pay attention serious forward looking cutting edge prog-friendly labels out there, I think they’re looking for someone to take notice and put this out - and someone really should, this is seriously good! We’re talking some kind of instantly attention-demand frontline blend of the best side of brooding Faith No More fused with the progressive drama and seriously challenging adventure of classic King Crimson. Radiant keyboards, moody mountains of imaginative light and shade and stop the boat, the jester, the lark’s tongue is aspic, all lighthouse keepers and whoever’s helping young Washington to cut that cherry tree down for one mad-dive prog rock clock-ticking lawn-mowing minute, stop everything! We have a serious band here, this just might be the missing link that glues together the classic English prog of long past days and the forward looking musical adventure of now. This is cutting edge post-whatever you got for people who understand the glorious beauty of early Genesis, the dramatic adventure of Van Der Graaf or classic King Crimson, this is all that kicked in to a slightly twisted here and now with such gutsy passion, with such understanding of what this thing we call prog is really about... This is the real deal, this is proper full-on unashamed cool as f**k cutting edge expertly crafted dirty-fingered keyboard driven, sax-fuelled twisted English prog rock adventure and when they get the release details sorted we’ll delve a lot further in and tell a hell of a lot more about how brilliant it is... 
         You can catch The Laze on tour in the UK with Upsilon Acrux and Honey Ride Me A Goat at the start of October, now that is going to be a serious event of a tour, those three bands together is almost too much! More from

12: DEAD KENNEDYS – Ill In The Head (Decay) – Classic bit of awkwardly good 1979 live going off and things Dead Kennedy action from the Live At The Deaf Club album in anticipation of Jello’s gigs in the UK this coming week –

13: UPSILON ACRUX – In-A-Gadda-DeVitto (Cuneiform) – Brilliantly titled opening track from the LA band’s latest album Radian Futura. Seriously challenging hard-boiled forward-looking prog rock adventure from the band who are on their way over for a European tour that includes UK dates in October -

14: COWMAN – Massive Vagina (Ingue) – A one man low-slung bass-driven noise band from Bristol and a track from the twenty track Palpating The Rumen album on DIY label Ingue. One for you noise-loving Big Black fans –

15: CARDIACS – Big Ship (Alphabet) – I promised You a special treat to end tonight’s show, something so special I hardly ever play it for fear of destroying the glorious magic. One of the finest things one of the finest bands ever made. If you want to know why we still do all this Organ stuff, this is the answer, the emotion and magic of Big Ship is why – or

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