solipsistic NATION No. 301: Spiritech Records

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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. 300: Psykkle, Live

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Welcome to the 300th edition of solipsistic NATION! Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll hear a special live in-studio performance from CRL Studios recording artists, Psykkle. Evan Collingwood is Psykkle and we’ll talk about his upcoming album and what his live shows are like. Before we talk with Evan, I want to welcome all of you who are new to the show. solipsistic NATION... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 299: The Best Electronic Music of 2012

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In the six years of producing solipsistic NATION I’ve never done a “best of show.” There are a couple of reasons for that. One reason is because there are already enough record stores, magazines and blogs doing a much better job of curating music from the last year than I am. Hell, the Headphone Commute blog dedicates an entire month looking back at the last year... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 298: Acroyear

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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

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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. 296: Tokee, Live

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On today’s show we’re going to hear a recording of Tokee performing live in Moscow. It’s bracing stuff and I just know you’re gonna love it! I’m actually new to Tokee’s music. I found out about him when I read a blog post about Dope Records. I thought the label’s name sounded cool and downloaded a few tracks from their website expecting... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 295: Palenke Soultribe

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2012 has been a fantastic year for solipsistic NATION! In 2012 began streaming on taintradio. At first glance it seems like an off fit—taintradio is primarily a jazz station, but that also include jazz on the fringes like Naked City and Last Exit. If you kind of squint your eyes you can see how solipsistic NATION might fit into taintradio’s overall format. Whatever,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 294: …And Darkness Came (Slight Return)

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Each edition of solipsistic NATION is evergreen because they rarely make any mention of current events. There’s no talk about the latest tragedy, the latest scandal or the latest war because solipsistic NATION is place for at least an hour every week where you can get away from all of that, where it just about the music. When you listen to solipsistic NATION you join a temporary... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 293: Michael Maricle, Live

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Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to live in-studio performance recorded by Michael Maricle! Michael has been recording and performing his music for a while now but I only just discovered him when a promotional copy of his recently released The Heart Found You album was sent my way for review. Michael’s music was instantly familiar and seems to come from... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 292: Even Drones Can Fly Away

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Today’s show we’ll been listening to noise and sound. Some of it, like Boyd Rice‘s Sick Tour, is blistering and could reduce a cinder block to dust in mere seconds. Some of it, like Kingbastard‘s “Danlan Speaks” could lull you to a deep, luxurious sleep. Some sounds like the sound of a 56K modem are fast disappearing. Boyd’s experimentation... Read More