solipsistic NATION No. 157: KiloWatts, Live
Today’s show posed an unusual problem.
solipsistic NATION is an hour long program, more or less. That’s usually not a problem but once a month on solipsistic NATION I feature a live set from an electronic musician and not all of their sets are an hour long. When that happens I’ll either play some of their studio tracks afterwards or if their live set is around 30 minutes I’ll pair them up with a live set by another artist. Problem solved.
But as I said, today’s show posed an unusual problem.
I’ve always dug KiloWatts’ music because Jamie has a knack for crafting songs that have a kind of hopeful buoyancy to them. Go listen to The Headphone Experience or Native State Records editions of solipsistic NATION to see what I mean.
Jamie’s been a busy guy this year. In 2009 he released Six Silicates and Undercurrent and a third album, Focus & Flow, out later this month that is a collaboration with Vanek. I was lucky that I asked Jamie to be on the show months ago because otherwise I don’t know where he’d find the time to do it now. Jamie was kind enough to send me a recording of his live set at the Forward Festival and here we get to the problem: instead of just clocking in at an hour or less Jamie’s live set is an hour and 20 minutes long!
As a rule, I try to keep solipsistic NATION to an hour . I suppose I could of just chopped off 20 minutes but I really didn’t want to do that because I really like his live set and I know you will to. In the end I decided to play his entire set. This is a podcast, after all, so I don’t always have to adhere to a rigid length to the show. The only problem that remained is that for those of you who listen to solipsistic NATION on KYOURadio will only hear the abridged version of Jamie’s performance at the Forward Festival. Happily, you can always listen to the performance in it’s entirety at solipsisticnation.com.
Anyway, enjoy today’s show. Come back next and we’ll do it all over again. But completely different.
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