solipsistic NATION No. 246: Zion Train, Live

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This week’s show came together so quickly my head is still spinning! Once a month on solipsistic NATION I feature a live performance from an electronic musician. I usually try to have a bank of live sets so I don’t have to scramble at the last minute to get a show out. I say “usually” because lately I’ve been so very busy that my bank of live sets had... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 242: alka, merohedra, Alexei Borisov and 80(sun), Live

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It’s such a beautiful day here in San Diego that I decided to get out of the studio and record today’s introduction with you from my roof deck. There’s a light breeze and from where I’m standing I can see the Pacific Ocean. I wish you were here to see it with me. After living in Boston, San Diego feels like a slice of paradise. Today’s show is going... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 238: Matta, Live

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Looks like we picked up a lot of new listeners thanks to last week’s show featuring Karsh Kale, Tim Sköld, Ogre and Hoodoo Engine. If that’s you, welcome aboard! The first weekend of each and every month I feature a live performance with a quick interview with the artist. Recent shows have included concerts from Igorrr, :papercutz and Atari Teenage Riot. On today’s... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 233: Igorrr, Live

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I’m going to talk gear for a bit so please indulge me. I relaunched solipsistic NATION in 2006 because I had just purchased a Mac Mini and it came with GarageBand pre-installed. GarageBand changed everything because suddenly I could create shows easily and quickly. It’s safe to say that if I hadn’t picked up my Mac Mini that solipsistic NATION would never have... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 230: :papercutz, Live

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Producing solipsistic NATION is a labor of love and it keeps me out of mischief but it does eat up a lot of time. Last week’s show featuring Meat Beat Manifesto‘s Jack Dangers, Bassweight dubstep documentary director Suridh Hassan, DJ Umb of Generation Bass and [tlr] of NVR-NDR took 21 hours to put together. When I was freelancing from home producing shows like that... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 226: Atari Teenage Riot, Live

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Let me tell you something in confidence. Despite many years of interviewing everyone from sandwich makers to filmmakers, there are still people the show affords me the opportunity to talk to who reduce me to a gibbering fanboy. Today’s guest is Alec Empire so as you might have guessed, he’s one of those guys that it takes, on my part, a sheer act of will not to be reduced... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 222: Chevron, Live

A few years back I had Nicolas Chevreux of Ad Noiseam on the show to talk about his label. Ad Noiseam is one of those labels that puts out consistently great music so it was a real chore to try and shoe horn only an hour’s worth of music into the show. I think I did a fairly decent job although it pained me not to include the other great music from Ad Noiseam. One of the artists... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 218: Masmöd & Solipsism, Live

Whoa, today’s show is really, really late. I feel bad about that. On the other hand, this is a podcast so you’re listening to this show on your schedule. Still, there’s something to be said about hearing a show just as it’s released. Anyway, today’s show is a worth waiting for because I have not one, but two, live sets from two great musicians: Masmöd... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 215: Dub Gabriel, Live

solipsistic NATION broadcasts and podcasts on KYOURadio, Mevio and Alterati and once a month on solipsistic NATION I feature a recording of a live performance. Recent guests have included Enduser and DJ Spooky. Today our guest is Dub Gabriel and the show was recorded last February in Beijing. Gabriel’s music is inventive and fun and has just that right mix of aggro and sonic... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 210: Forensics, Live

Last month solipsistic NATION broke all previous records for downloaded shows! That’s due in large part to the guests I’ve had on the show during September such as Decibel Festival‘s founder Sean Horton, Mad EP, Ektoplazm and Enduser. If you’re new to solipsistic NATION let me welcome you aboard. On solipsistic NATION I feature the very best of all genres... Read More