solipsistic NATION No. 196: Meshuga

MeshugaI really enjoy having lots of guests on solipsistic NATION. It’s a lot of fun to play on track from each artist and then have them comment on their music or what their process is in making music. There’s something to be said about appreciating a song on its own merits but I also think it might make us appreciate a song a bit more when you hear the musician talk about their craft.

But I have to tell you, these shows are a lot of work.

Getting today’s show is the result of contacting everyone by phone or email and asking if an interview can be arranged. And then there are the follow up emails and phone calls. Not too mention coming up with a list of questions for the interviews, let alone doing the actual interview and then editing those interviews. Like I said, it’s a lot of work.

And that’s why I am so very happy how great this week’s show is when it came together!

First of all, my guests are fantastic. We’ll talk with everyone from Kraddy about mashups to Margaret Noble about her crowd funded 1984 project. And as an added bonus, a diverse as the genres of music on today’s show are, they conveniently segue together and nothing sounds incongruous.

From Kraddy’s glitch hop inspired mashup we careen off of two tracks from the Rare Grooves album (which you can download for free, by the way) Colin Steve drops some, ah, knowledge about Knowledge Magazine. Colin must cringe whenever that phrase is uttered but he was cool enough to give away a Knowledge tshirt. Email me to tweet me for your chance to win! Rare Grooves takes us to trance where we’ll talk with Benoit Allirol about this years The Hadra Trance Festival taking place in the French Alps. And somehow, I don’t know how, this takes us to Carmen Rizzo‘s gorgeous and melancholy music (if you dig Carmen’s music then you also might like Lulu Rouge, you can listen to my interview with them here). Music from Carmen’s album, Looking Through Leaves, unfolds to the dub laden strains of Eraldo Bernocchi & Blackfilm. I had Blackfilm on the show last year where he mentioned an upcoming project with Eraldo Bernocchi. The album is called Along The Corridors and it’s simply amazing. And this takes us to Margaret’s Noble’s 1984 project. I don’t know how but everything fits and makes sense.

I’d like to thank Kraddy, Colin Steven, Benoit Allirol, Carmen Rizzo, Blackfilm and Margaret once again for joining us on this week’s solipsistic NATION.

I know money is tight but if you heard anything on today’s show that you liked, show your support by purchasing one of their songs or albums. Maybe pick up a copy of All Crews drum and bass book from Knowledge. If you’re in the French Alps in July you might want to catch the Hadra Trance Festival. Or maybe give Margaret a couple bucks and help her out with her 1984 project.

Join us again next week. I think I’m going to do a mix of bitpop covers of classic rockers!

Photo Credit: ©Makbet666

  1. Kraddy “Luda Sebastian Mash (Kraddy Mash)”
  2. Echaskech “The Storm (Kraddy Requiem Remix)”
  3. Interview with Kraddy
  4. DJ Scape “Your Soul Can Rest” [FREE DOWNLOAD]
  5. Sighnature “I Sell Death Insurance” [FREE DOWNLOAD]
  6. Interview with Colin Steve of Knowledge Magazine
  7. Shotu “Conception”
  8. Digidep “Walking Alone”
  9. Interview with Benoit Allirol of The Hadra Trance Festival
  10. Carmen Rizzo “Until You Find Another (f/ Shana Halligan)”
  11. Carmen Rizzo “Element of Hope”
  12. Interview with Carmen Rizzo
  13. Eraldo Bernocchi & Blackfilm “Bethnal Green”
  14. Eraldo Bernocchi & Blackfilm “Mistakes pt.2″
  15. Interview with Blackfilm
  16. Margaret Noble “Watched”
  17. Margaret Noble “Frakture”
  18. Interview with Margaret Noble

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