solipsistic NATION No. 304: Naboa Music


Stop me if I’ve said this before. Or skip ahead a few paragraphs. Whatever. After spending the last six years or so producing edition after edition of solipsistic NATION I finally figured out one of the important reasons I love electronic music so much and that reason is surprise and delight. I’m surprised it took me so long to work that out because it’s blindingly... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 301: Spiritech Records


A few years ago I showcased Bak$hish Music, a collective of like-minded artists modeled after Hakim Bey‘s Temporary Autonomous Zone. Bak$hish Music was also indebted to the musical stylings of Bill Laswell, although they were a thing unto themselves with a roster of artists that included the likes of Lingua Lustra and Mauxuam. Some time afterwards I started seeing releases by... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 298: Acroyear


Good grief! I had a four-day weekend and it took all four of them to produce today’s show, never mind the hours spent arranging and preparing for the interviews featured on today’s show! That’s the problem with the star-studded-ultra-mega-cool editions of solipsistic NATION, they’re totally worth it but that still doesn’t make producing the show any... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 297: CRL Studios


Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to select tracks from CRL Studios and talk with the label’s founder, James Church. You may be more familiar with him as Lucidstatic. If you’re new to solipsistic NATION you might be under the impression from last week’s and today’s show that all I play is IDM and industrial, and you’d be wrong.... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 291: Dope Records


Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a label that’s putting out such amazing releases that I feel it’s my duty as host of this show to turn you on to that label. On today’s show we’re going to listen to select tracks from Dope Records and talk to the label’s founder, Fariz Suleiman. I wish I could tell you how I came across Dope Records. I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 288: Robot Elephant Records


For all my talk of my mission to present to you the very best of all genres of electronic music I am still a sucker for a label with a cool name. A cool name raises an eyebrow, makes me curious. To be sure, the label’s music better be good or I’m go on my way in short order. There’s got to be something to back up a cool name. Take Robot Elephant Records. A few... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 284: Metal Postcard Records


Last weekend I headed up to LA with my friend. No particular reason, we both just needed to get out of San Diego. Don’t get me wrong, San Diego is a slice of paradise but it is lacking in some of the cultural amenities. I wanted to see Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman perform their Hollywood Babble-On podcast at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal City Walk. Unfortunately,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 280: Experimedia


Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll listen to select tracks from Experimedia, a record label, shop, and distributor based out of Ohio and established in 2000. I’ve known about Experimedia for quite some time and it’s kind of surprising that our paths haven’t crossed already. Experimedia consistently puts out quality releases, so much so that when I hear about... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 276: ABAGA Records


Today’s label showcase features, by popular demand, ABAGA Records! A few months back I asked friends of the show on Twitter which labels you thought I should feature on solipsistic NATION and ABAGA Records came up again and again. You demanded it, I listened! When I launched solipsistic NATION I was uncompromising in my vision for the show. I wanted to feature the best of... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 271: Futuresequence


Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to select tracks from Futuresequence and talk with the labels founder, Michael Waring. Futuresequence is based out of the UK and began as a blog but has slowly been mutating into a music label that explores the possibilities and boundaries of textures, patterns and sounds and, hopefully, pushes past those boundaries. I’ve... Read More